Google Launches ‘Music Beta by Google’ — Apple Shouldn’t Worry

Google is holding its annual I/O event later on today, but the company has already released information on the products it is set to announce. One of which is called ‘Music Beta by Google’ — a service that provides users with online, cloud-based storage for up to 20,000 songs — and looks set to rival Apple’s upcoming iCloud. Google doesn’t … Read More

App Store To Retain Major Market Share of Paid Apps Despite Android Growth

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Google’s Android is increasingly becoming popular as most handset manufacturers are adopting the Android platform. We recently reported that Google’s Android Market is expected to surpass the number of apps available in Apple’s App Store to become the largest store for mobile apps. But, does more apps mean more revenue? According to a new report by IHS Screen Digest, the … Read More

Android Market to Overtake Apple’s App Store in August?

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According to a new report published by Research2guidance Android Market share in the number of apps available on a mobile platform will overtake Apple’s App Store in August 2011. Even though the Android Market was slow in getting developers attention initially, it is now showing accelerated growth and could become greater than Apple’s App Store. The report notes that in … Read More

Apple to Charge Annual Fee for Cloud-Based Music Locker

Recent reports have speculated that Apple’s upcoming cloud-based music service is nearing completion as the company signs off its final deals with four major record labels. When the service does launch, however, it won’t be free of charge. According to music industry insiders speaking to CNET, while there may be an initial free period, users who wish to continue using the … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Pre-Releases Q2 2011 Earnings Figures?

In documents filed in a lawsuit against Samsung by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), dated April the 15th, AAPL seems to have let slip its iPhone and iPad sales figures for this quarter; quite possibly by accident. But then again, Apple doesn’t do much without a plan, so it may be part of an effort to slow a recent slump in their … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) To Sell 20 Million iPhones in Q1 2011?

This week, on Thursday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to release its first calendar quarter 2011 financial results, and the pundits and industry analysts are already making their guesses (educated and otherwise) as to just how many iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPods and Mac units the tech giant will have shifted. The general consensus is that Apple Inc. will have … Read More

Apple Releases ‘iAd Gallery’ App for iOS Devices

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Only Apple can create excitement around ads in this day and age. When Apple launched iAd, its take on mobile advertisement, on iOS devices it aimed at providing an engaging platform for brands to connect to their audience. iAd campaigns reportedly have a very high CTR (click through rate) and the time people spend in exploring the advertisement is also … Read More

Nasdaq set to rebalance it’s benchmark 100 Index – Slash Apple (APPL)

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Periodically the Nasdaq-100 index, which is run by the Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, will be rebalanced to reflect a share weighting based on the market capitalisation of core (non-financial industry) companies listed there. Which, after all, is how that index is supposed to be configured. This is outlined on the Nasdaq’s own site quite succinctly: Nasdaq decided to enact a … Read More

Nokia Goes After Apple Inc. Over Patents. Again.

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It seems that now Nokia is in bed with Microsoft and its Windows Phone 7 operating system they’re not scared of anyone. Now they’re going after Apple (again) over patents relating to various mobile devices.

2011 Apple Design Awards An App Store-only Affair

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Apple caused a stir last year when they deemed only iOS App Store apps worthy of Design Awards, and this year they’re opening the door to Mac apps once again – so long as they’re part of the Mac App Store.

Apple’s MobileMe To Get New Music Locker, $20/Year Price Tag?

It’s long been rumored, but TheMusicVoid is claiming that Apple is once again trying to push MobileMe into the music world, with a new ‘Locker’ feature being its crowning glory. It’s believed Apple is pressuring music labels into agreeing to allow users to store their own music on Apple’s servers, enabling playback anywhere via streaming. TheMusicVoid says Universal Music and … Read More