This weekend the App Store finally hit 25 billion downloads, which Apple proudly announced on their front page. To celebrate the milestone the company promised to give a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the person who actually made the 25 billionth purchase. Today they released the details. Chinese Apple user Chunli Fu, of Qingdao, China […]
During the heart of the Mobile World Congress, Apple sent out invitations to an iPad event set to take place on March 7th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The invitation clearly pertains to the iPad and it’s presumed that the company will be showing off its next-generation tablet called […]
Listen to anyone involved in making music, specifically someone involved in engineering music, and they’ll tell you that iTunes has resulted in poor sounding music. Music files just can’t get the same fidelity as a CD or vinyl record. Well, Apple has taken a step to remedy this problem and introduced a platform called Mastered […]
Apple has changed the way we buy apps on our smartphones with the app store, a centralized location of apps that are easily searchable. Last year, Apple brought the app store experience to the Mac with the launch of the Mac App Store. This brings the number of app stores owned by Apple to two, which is […]
This week Yahoo added a new tab to their search bar: Apps. Alongside the ability to search for Android and iPhone apps from the home page the company also added an apps portal for browsing by category and discovery.
Of all the things Yahoo has done lately to maintain relevance, this is by far the best.
Last week I helped a non-tech savvy friend of mine get started with his 1st Apple product. He got an iPad for Christmas and couldn’t get it activated. He had a multitude of problems where iTunes wasn’t seeing the iPad when he connected it. We got his iPad activated and updated to the most current […]
After having released an iPad streaming app in March, Time Warner Cable is now allowing its subscribers and iPhone users to stream to their iOS smartphone and iPod Touch PMP. There are still a few restrictions for streaming, however, as you still must be on your home WiFi network–no 3G streaming is allowed yet–and the […]
The beginning of a new year usually inspires people to want to better themselves, expand their minds or skill sets, and generally learn new things. Some resolve to head back to school or to take night/weekend classes. But not everyone wants or has the ability to commit to full or part-time education. Nor does everyone […]
If you’re like me you’d really rather not brave the last-minute shoppers this weekend as the Christmas buying frenzy reaches a peak. I love this time of year, but I hate what it does to people as they push through crowds on their way to get last-minute gifts for their family, and friends. That’s why […]
A recent update to the iOS operating system on December 16th has rendered iPhones and iPod Touch devices running on iOS 3.1.3 or older unable to directly download and update apps on their devices. Users of these iOS devices on older software can update and download new apps from iTunes on their computers and then […]
Walmart is running a 20% off promotion on Apple’s $50 iTunes gift card right now, which is a pretty good promotion. Currently, if users add the $50 iTunes gift card to their cart, they’ll pay $40 at checkout and the item will qualify any additional item in the user’s shopping cart for free shipping. The […]
Security and privacy issues are always the rage and usually cause some rage when they surface. This latest one mentioned by Krebs On Security is certainly a head scratcher, even though the stories about it have been around for awhile. What makes it news is just that: the stories and info have been around for […]
So, after downloading iTunes 10.5.1, which was just released, and installing it, I went to subscribe to the iTunes Match service. This is what appears on my screen telling me that Apple isn’t taking new subscriptions at present and asks potential customers to check back in an hour. Not sure if this will change soon […]
Today Apple released iOS 5.0.1, an update to its latest mobile OS that many were eagerly awaiting because Apple claims it will fix battery life issues that many have been experiencing. It’s too early to know how will that works or doesn’t. (The update has only been out for a couple of hours as of […]
Nothing lasts forever. Including things we wish would indeed last forever. Accidents happen, things get misplaced. Technology fails. But in the digital age there are ways to give yourself some piece of mind when it comes to storing content that contains memories and things you’d like to hang on to. I’ve always been a pack […]