Articles Filed Under "iTunes"
News covering iTunes, Apple’s music download and management service.
Exactly twelve years have passed since Apple first announced its revolutionary media download and management software, iTunes 1.0. The release of the original iTunes, along with the iPod, were perhaps the two biggest contributing factors to Apple’s turnaround from its struggles in the 90′s. And now, just a little more than a decade later, Apple has become one of the biggest companies on the planet, and arguably the most influential.Read More →
In an announcement released by Apple today, the company announced that it has hit a major milestone in the number of apps that have been downloaded through its App Store. Apple said that it just hit 40 billion total apps downloaded from the App Store, with a record of ~2 billion apps downloaded in December 2012 alone. Furthermore, about 20 billion apps, or half the company’s running total, were downloaded in the year 2012 alone.Read More →
On January 1, 2013 By Charles Tian
Back in June of 2012, the alpha version of the Bluestacks App Player was first released for the Mac OS. The purpose of the app was simple: to allow users to run Android-based applications on the Mac operating system. Now, just a few days ago, the beta for Bluestacks was released to the public, and now supports both Windows and Mac operating systems. Most significantly, Bluestacks claims to support the download and use of over 750,000 Android apps on your Windows PC or Mac.Read More →
On December 27, 2012 By Charles Tian
This holiday season and in the holiday seasons of years past, we’ve seen developers promoting their apps primarily through discounted prices, with a few developers even giving away some of their most popular titles for free, in hopes of achieving a greater number of app downloads. While the holidays this year brought a spike in app downloads (as was expected), it may be interesting to note that this year’s jump in downloads is nowhere near what we’ve seen in years past.Read More →
To celebrate the holidays in 2012, many popular App Store game developers have put some of their most acclaimed apps on sale for a limited time. Game producers such as Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, and more all have reduced the prices on their titles. Check out some of the great deals they have in store for you after the break.Read More →
On December 19, 2012 By Charles Tian
One of the biggest criticisms that iOS 6 faced when it was first released was Apple’s replacement of Google Maps with their own sub-par map application. It seems that for many users who were thinking about upgrading to iOS 6, one of the biggest barriers was having to deal with the problems plaguing Apple’s map [...]Read More →
On December 18, 2012 By Charles Tian
A report from Appsfire, an online app discovery tool, has interesting news as to how moneymaking in the App Store is working in 2012. Their in-depth infographic covering app store trends (available here) offers readers a plethora of interesting statistics, but what’s really interesting to point out is that only 34% of the apps released in 2012 were actually paid apps.Read More →
On December 17, 2012 By Charles Tian
For today only, Halfbrick Studios, one of the most popular casual game developers for the iOS platform, is offering all of their titles for free. The most popular game among their released works, Fruit Ninja, has constantly been in and out of the top 10 paid iPhone apps. Additionally, their titles also include Monster Dash and Jetpack Joyride.Read More →