WWDC 2011 App For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch is now available

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Jun 022011
 

Apple has unveiled a WWDC 2011 iOS App, featuring content directly related to the conference, which will kick of next week, on Monday, June 6th. Can you feel the excitement in the air?

The new app, which works on both iPads and iPhones, allows attenders to look at floor diagrams of the Moscone Center, the convention center where the conference will be taking place, as well as make reservations for sessions at the conference, look at the schedule of all the sessions and make your own schedule with the sessions you’ll be attending. Continue reading »

Official Vimeo App for iPhone Available at the App Store

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Mar 302011
 

Vimeo, the popular video sharing alternative to YouTube has today released its much awaited iPhone app.


Along with the usual browsing, watching and searching of videos the app also allows users to upload their own creations. When we say upload, we mean edit and upload. Continue reading »

Angry Birds Rio Now Available at The App Store

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Mar 242011
 

Rovio Mobile released Angry Birds Rio yesterday – a sequel to their extremely popular – iPhone game – Angry Birds in collaboration with 20th Century Fox.

Here’s what to expect:

In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio de Janeiro, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio will pair the physics-based gameplay of the original game with unique twists based on the film. Continue reading »

Apple announces App Store subscriptions

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Feb 152011
 

Hot on the heels of the Daily, the oft-rumored Apple subscription service is finally spreading out to the rest of the app store. Love it or lump it, anything currently available in the company’s online marketplace, including magazines, newspapers, video, and music, can now be offered on the subscription model. “All we require,” said Steve Jobs in the press release, “is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app.” (This sounds familiar.) Publishers are also restricted from linking out of the app to locations that allow the user to circumvent the in-app purchase (and publishers can’t offer better deals outside of the app store). The rationale here? Apple gets thirty percent off the top off in-app purchases — enough of a cut, we’re guessing, to prompt some bigger publishers to skip the platform altogether (outside purchases, of course, are exempt from this fee).

[via engadget]

Apple’s Mac App Store hands-on

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Jan 062011
 

You may have heard that admist the craziness of CES, Apple decided to launch its Mac App Store on this fine January morning. We’ve gone ahead and updated our machines to 10.6.6, so we’re officially App Store ready. Read on past the break for a walkthrough of the basics, as well as a smattering of some early apps featured front and center. Continue reading »

Mac App Store error messages instead of app purchases? Here’s the fix

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Jan 062011
 

Oh, this ain’t cool. According to the roughly gazillion complaints we received this morning upon the launch of Apple’s Mac App Store, users are seeing the ol’ “unknown error occurred (100)” message when first launching the store after the upgrade. According to TUAW, it’s a problem with the iTunes Terms and Conditions — which some users aren’t getting prompted to accept, hence the error message. What should you do if you get the error? Quit the store and reload it. If that doesn’t work, folks are finding that rebooting and then launching the store again does the trick.

[via engadget]

Mac App Store goes live

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Jan 062011
 

Well it’s official boys and girls — Apple’s Mac App Store is live as of this morning, and available to use and abuse via a Snow Leopard update (version 10.6.6 to be exact). The OS X application market takes the company’s wildly successful iOS App Store to its logical conclusion, bringing an orderly, structured app buying experience to desktops and laptops across the globe. The Store will launch with over 1,000 titles, including Apple standards like the iLife suite broken out into separate parts (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand) selling for $14.99 each, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for $19.99 apiece, and the bank-breaking Aperture for $79.99. Of course there’ll also be third-party apps present at launch, including Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Pixelmator, Cheetah 3D, and Flight Control HD (yes, a port of the iPad version). Continue reading »

iPad magazine sales climb over a few short months

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Dec 292010
 

Uh oh. Since its debut, the iPad has been variously hailed as the final nail in the coffin of all physical media and the savior of the magazine and newspaper industries. A few magazines, such as Wired, had truly impressive digital launches, with over 100,000 downloads of its first issue in June. It doesn’t seem, however, that the stellar start was in any way sustainable. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which collects magazine circulation data from companies willing to furnish numbers, all iPad magazines have seen fall offs in downloads over the past few months. Wired was averaging 31,000 downloads from July through September, had 22,000 and 23,000 respectively in October and November. Other magazines have seen similar declines: Vanity Fair sold 8,700 downloads of its November issue, down from an average of about 10,500 from August through October; GQ sold 11,0000 copies, its worst showing yet. Now, not all magazines release their numbers, of course — including The New Yorker, People, and Esquire — but the numbers we do have seem to be indicating a trend of general decline after a short burst of excitement.

[via engadget]

Camera+ iPhone App Returns to App Store With New Features And Improvements

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Dec 222010
 

Camera+, a popular iPhone app is again available in the App Store. It was removed from the App Store by Apple four months back after the developer, Tap Tap Tap revealed an easter egg to enable a hidden feature, which allowed iPhone users to use the volume buttons as a camera shutter button, which is against Apple’s iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.

Before Camera+ was pulled from the App Store, Tap Tap Tap had revealed that they had sold over 400,000 iPhone apps and had generated more than $500,000 in the first two months since it was released. Continue reading »

NavFree releases free US iPhone navigation app with offline map data

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Dec 212010
 

There’s no shortage of iPhone navigation apps out there, but we can’t say we’ve seen too many that come with 1.6GB of offline map data — especially for free. That’s the hook for NavFree USA, which just went live in the App Store — sure, it also has some interesting social features like crowdsourced map updates and navigating to friends, and you can buy add-ons like traffic and speed camera info, but we think most people will use the free turn-by-turn and call it a day. That is, until Apple builds navigation directly into the OS.

[via engadget]