Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and chief visionary, died Wednesday. Jobs endured a long battle with pancreatic cancer. [Read more...]
Apple’s back-to-school promotion for Mac purchases launched today, with a clear goal of getting students to explore the Mac App Store. Those who make a qualifying purchase with education pricing through September 20 get a $100 gift card to use on the Mac App Store, the App Store, the iTunes Store and the iBookstore. [Read more...]
Managing music is a pain. Whether it be through iTunes or other music software it is often difficult to transfer songs or organize them between several computers or smartphones.
So far, Amazon has the best solution with its Cloud Player. A user can upload the music collection to this web app and then play the songs from any computer or Android device. It is still clunky and light on features, but it is an excellent start for those seeking freedom from the tyranny of iTunes.
There have been plenty of rumors this week that Apple purchased the iCloud.com domain and may be looking at launching its cloud-based data service soon. In typical Cupertino fashion the company is probably working out all of the minuscule details before it goes live. This service can’t launch soon enough. Most people now have multiple computers, smartphones and music players between themselves and the rest of their family. Those who have ever tried to move a music collection to a new computer or re-sync an iPhone know the misery this can produce. [Read more...]
Take the topics of data tracking, security and Apple, put them in a blender and instantly you have an everyone-lose-their-mind-and-flip-out milkshake.
A rational examination of the issues, however, reveals that while there is some cause for diligence about the privacy issues here, there is nothing sinister or outright alarming. [Read more...]
Amazon intends to be a major player in the lucrative battle over mobile apps, cloud storage and digital music sales.
This Week Amazon unveiled its Cloud Player, which stores up to 5 GB online and can be played over the web or from any Android phone.
The event, which costs developers $1,599 to attend, focuses on how developers can make their apps perform with Mac OS and iOS.
“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing in a statement. “If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.” [Read more...]
The revamped iPad 2 is thinner, lighter and more powerful. Along with a dual-core, A5 chip and front and rear cameras it will include the newest operating system update, iOS 4.3. It goes on sale March 11 with the base model priced at $499.
Front and rear-facing cameras have been added with the rear camera capable of recording 720p video and the front at VGA resolution. [Read more...]