iPhone Sales Figures Set New Record High at 9 Million

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iPhone sales figures for the first weekend since the device went on sale on September 20th have been announced by Apple. This year the company set a new record high of 9 million sold units, these include both, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s models. This isn’t the first time Apple has broken its own previous high. With every new release … Read More

Ravin MohindruiPhone Sales Figures Set New Record High at 9 Million

Twitter Launches Music App, #music, For iOS and Web

Twitter music

On Thursday, Twitter launched the music app that was nothing but a rumor for the past several weeks. Twitter released the app early Thursday, and called it Twitter #music, with a hashtag in the title to reflect the popular feature from the social networking site. The app integrates a number of other music streaming services such as Rdio and Spotify … Read More

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Apple Rolls Out Chinese Support Forum, Requests That Developers Localize Apps

Apple Chinese Support Communities forum

According to a report from AppleInsider, Apple is contacting developers through the iTunes Connect program, requesting that they localize their applications. This means that developers will update their apps with multiple languages and will also market applications and books as localized. By localizing apps, developers will be able to reach a number of different regions, because all text, titles and … Read More

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Apple Ready to launch ‘iRadio’ Service as Deals with Record Labels Nearly Complete?

Apple iRadio service

On Thursday, CNET reported that Apple is reportedly very close to completing a deal with both Warner Music and Universal Music Group for its rumored iRadio service. Earlier this week, reports suggested that Apple was looking to launch the service as early as this summer, and with new reports of the companies finalizing deals, it appears that the previous rumors … Read More

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Apple Adds Note to App Store for In-App Purchases For ‘freemium’ Apps

App Store In-app Purchase Warning

After multiple complaints from parents and other App Store users about mistakenly buying in-app purchases, the Cupertino company is finally addressing the widespread complaint. Last week, Apple quietly updated the App Store to add a note to the “Free” apps in the store that mentions on the bottom that it “Offers In-App Purchases.” This warning is currently displayed only on … Read More

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Apple Updates iBooks with Better Asian Language Support, Paid Japanese Books

iBooks update

With Asia a major source of revenue for Apple, and its products becoming hugely popular in countries such as Japan and China it is not surprising that the company is releasing more of its online services in the region. On Tuesday, Apple updated the iBooks application with improved Asian language support on the books available in the iBooks store, and … Read More

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Apple iTunes Music Store Surpasses 25 Billion Downloads

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Apple recently announced a major milestone for its iTunes Music Store, hitting 25 Billion downloads. Last March, Apple’s App Store hit 25 billion downloads, with the company giving out a $10,000 gift card to the person who downloaded the 25 billionth app. Apple did not launch a promotion for the milestone as it has done in the past with apps … Read More

Kaled AliApple iTunes Music Store Surpasses 25 Billion Downloads

Hidden Radio Icons in iOS 6.1 Suggest Music Streaming Service from Apple Coming Soon

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Apple has been widely rumored to be working on subscription based music streaming service for iOS devices. When Apple purchased LaLa, many believed that the company would introduce a streaming service. However, the purchase turned out to be to acquire talent to develop iTunes Match service. Evad3rs released their ‘evasi0n’ unthethered jailbreak for iPhone5 on Tuesday and now 9to5Mac points … Read More

Ravin MohindruHidden Radio Icons in iOS 6.1 Suggest Music Streaming Service from Apple Coming Soon

Apple Launches iTunes Music Store in 56 Countries and Movies in Four

On Monday, Apple’s iTunes Music Store went live in Russia and Turkey, however, it appears that the Music Store also went live in 56 new countries as well as iTunes Movies in four new countries including, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey. Following numerous reports online, Apple confirmed in a press release that it was in fact introducing the store in … Read More

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iTunes Digital Gift Cards Made Available Through Facebook

Facebook recently announced that they will now be allowing the addition of iTunes Store digital gift cards through its Facebook Gifts service. This would allow Facebook users to easily send iTunes to friends, family, and others in different networks. Facebook is offering the digital gifts in $5 increments, starting from $5 and increasing up to a maximum of $50. Starting today … Read More

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Apple Releases iTunes 11, Delayed Due to Engineering Issues

iTunes 11

During this year’s September iPhone and iPod event, Apple also introduced iTunes 11. The Cupertino, Calif. based company released the newest update on Thursday, with a number of new features, such as a redesigned App Store, a mini player, and playback syncing. Other features include: – Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, … Read More

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Acquires HTML5 Web App Startup, Particle

Particle Apple HTML5

On Wednesday, Apple Inc. (AAPL) acquired HTML5 web app company, Particle. AAPL has acquired other companies in the past in order to develop a key part of one of their projects or create an entirely new one. CNET initially reported that Apple acquired the San Francisco based startup and that they acquired the company for its talents in the industry … Read More

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Amazon Releases iPad App for ‘Instant Video’ Service

Amazon Instant Video iPad

Early Wednesday, Amazon released an iPad app for its Instant Video service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. The service allows subscribers to rent and buy movies and television shows for offline viewing and competes with other major streaming giants such as Netflix. Amazon’s streaming also gives users the option to stream Prime Instant Video titles when connected to the internet. Currently, … Read More

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Apple Updates iOS Podcasts App With Minor Bug Fixes

Podcasts App

Late last month, Apple introduced a standalone Podcasts app, pulling the service out of the Music app on iOS and building a new UI around it. However, soon after release, it became apparent that the app was ridden with numerous bugs as with any introduction of a new user interface or application. On Wednesday, the Cupertino company addressed these issues … Read More

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Ahead of iOS 6 Release Date Apple Releases New Podcasts App

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Earlier this month, rumors about Apple looking to release a standalone Podcast app were all over the web. On Tuesday, ahead of iOS 6 release date Apple released the Podcasts app, offering up a variety of features, previously within the Music app on iOS, with its own interface. Apple released the app on the App Store early Tuesday as a … Read More

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