As more and more of our media moves into digital-only formats, we have to wonder our rights are to these virtual goods. Granted, a quick perusal through most End-User License Agreements will make it pretty clear you're essentially borrowing those songs, games, and movies from the distributor. A ruling by the federal U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has sided with the record industry on the issue, potentially putting a halt to iTunes resales.
It's a rumorrific week for Apple fans as we gird our loins for the excitement that is the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. What will be revealed? What is already known? What surprises lie in wait? And how can we speculate more feverishly? These are all things the news loses its mind about, every single time Apple decides to host an event. But there were a few other nuggets out there in Newslandia. Let's not forget those stories.
A few short days away from the start of WWDC 2011, and the unveiling of iCloud, Apple has reportedly cut a licensing deal with Universal Music Group which will give Apple the ability to now offer songs from the largest of the four top record companies. Not only that, but Apple has also come to agreement with some of the largest music publishers.
If you’re sitting there waiting for your favorite iPhone app to get a universal update (or even a separate “HD” version for the iPad), you’re probably not alone -- here’s a lineup of 10 apps guilty of depriving us of some big-screen iPad love.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to play World of Warcraft while sitting on the toilet, your iOS application has arrived.
everyAir is a gaming-centric VNC client that allows users to connect their iOS device to a Windows PC or Apple computer over a Wi-Fi connection, with the help of a free companion server application. everyAir separates itself from other VNC clients by providing users with a pair of on-screen game controllers in addition to the virtual keyboard and mouse combination offered by other VNC applications.
Self-described "vocal instrument" ImproVox is designed to bring the complexity of recording-studio equipment to iOS devices wrapped in a very simple and friendly interface. Compared to what you would expect from studio hardware, ImproVox is as far from intimidating as you can possibly get.
Halloween now be a distant memory, but the folks at iD Software are ready to tickle your fear fancy with the release of RAGE for iOS, available in two universal app versions, one of which ups the ante on high resolution textures for newer devices.
If you prefer Google Calendar to Apple’s iCal (and their MobileMe cloud syncing solution), developer Readdle has you covered with an updated version of their slick Calendars app, bringing Google Tasks and universal compatibility to the table.