Rumours are floating around that Apple will preview its cloud service as early as June at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Three people briefed on Apple’s private talks that didn’t want to be named told BusinessWeek that Apple will be able to scan customers’ digital music libraries in iTunes and quickly mirror their collections on its own servers. If the sound quality of a particular song on a user’s hard drive isn’t good enough, Apple will be able to replace it with a higher-quality version.more →
When you make your way over to the iTunes Music Store, you’ll find that many of the newest releases are selling for $1.29 each. That’s for a single audio file that you can then send along to your iPhone or iPod too. Amazon wants to give you a better deal.more →
The boys and girls at Research in Motion are dedicated to bringing NFC technology to every new BlackBerry, but it looks like their counterparts in Cupertino aren’t nearly as enthusiastic. Based on a report from UK paper The Independent, Apple is not going to include NFC in its iPhone 5.more →
Apple is in negotiations with major record labels including Vivendi SA, Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music Group and EMI group to allow unlimited iTunes downloads, say sources close to the situation. The change would allow users to download purchased songs to iTunes on the various computers and devices under the same account rather than having to sync up manually, they say, adding a deal could be closed by mid year – conveniently, just in time for Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5.more →
The Nike+ GPS app tracks your speed and distance, maps your runs, and allows your friends on facebook and twitter to view your progress. It costs $1.99 on itunes and just got a fun new update; you can now play tag with other runners. You challenge someone with time or distance nearby. Whoever runs the […]more →
Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it is free. It’s got more than 300 hours of free video. It’s got free full-length programs. Free news from Frontline and PBS Newshour.more →
Readers of Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, can expect a more sophisticated interface, smoother swiping and all-around better experience with the upcoming update for their iOS app.more →
Every time that you download a new song on iTunes using your MacBook, you have to then sync your playlist with your iPhone if you want to have that song with you on the road. That’s the old way of doing things. mSpot changes how you get music on your iPhone, because it pushes your iTunes collection into the cloud.more →
iOS 4 has not been here for long, and a software update offering news and magazines subscriptions aimed at iPad users may be on its way sooner than we think.more →
It’s that time of year again. Well, I guess it could be just about any time of year, but Steve Jobs and the Apple crew are planning a special event on September 1st. We have what we believe to be the skinny on what will be revealed. Get ready for a Hulu fighter.more →
There are laws in many jurisdictions that restrict the use of cell phones while driving. Many people have invested in Bluetooth headsets for handsfree calling, but what about text and email messaging? For that, you may want to take a look at the Text’nDrive app.more →
Apple’s utopian iTunes application store has fallen victim to typical troll manipulation.
Rob Walch, host of Tii, emailed me concerned about what he uncovered. When you are looking for apps to download in iTunes, or looking in any app marketplace for that matter, user reviews are something that heavily influence the decision making process of most buyers. This is essentially a user forum for that specific product. If 10 guys said it crashes and runs like crap, most people would likely avoid paying for that download. Naturally, it would work the other way.more →
In a landmark decision, British courts have ruled in favor of popular rock band Pink Floyd, against its former label EMI. According to the BBC, the court ordered EMI to pay the band over ten million pounds in unpaid royalties due to online sales. This ruling greatly impacts digital music sales, and could result in Pink Floyd’s music being pulled from iTunes.
iTunes releases and sells more digital music than anywhere else in the world. Songs bought on iTunes can be transferred to iPhones, iPods, and iPads.more →
Apps are an integral part of smartphones and their appeal to us. They are essentially enhancements for a device that lets us do useful, silly, fun, and important things. A recent study has broken down the number of app downloads per device, and the results are somewhat surprising.
In a recent report from AdMob, app downloads of over 900 people were tallied and averaged to determine how many apps were downloaded per month.more →
CableJive has introduced its new duaLink. The duaLink is a nine-inch splitter cable that houses a micro-sized custom USB hub right in the connector. This provides two dock connectors that allows connecting, syncing and charging of both your iPhone and iPod from a single USB port, wall or auto charger at one time.more →