02/27/2012, 04:02 pm
According to a statement from Google on Monday, the amount of content on the Android Market is nearing that of Apple's App Store as it now offers over 450,000 apps, which has helped Android devices see an activation rate of 850,000 handsets a day.
02/23/2012, 10:02 pm
Apple has acquired Chomp, a search engine designed to find and discover apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. The purchase appears intended to enhance software discovery the App Store.
02/22/2012, 08:02 pm
The California Attorney General announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with six companies, including Apple, Amazon and Google, to mandate individual privacy policies for apps that collect personal information that will allow users to read policies before downloading an app.
02/22/2012, 11:02 am
A total of 27 different songs from the legendary foursome The Beatles are now available for purchase as ringtones on Apple's iTunes Store.
02/21/2012, 03:02 pm
Apple has continued the international expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud service, allowing iOS users in Japan to automatically download iTunes song purchases on their devices.
02/20/2012, 03:02 pm
Apple's solar farm in North Carolina will be a 20-megawatt, 100-acre facility that is the largest end-user-owned onsite solar array in the country. It and a previously undisclosed fuel cell installation will power a data center that is the only in its class to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
02/15/2012, 04:02 pm
In a letter to participating iBookstore content creators on Wednesday, Apple outlined new additions and features to the eBook publishing section of iTunes Connect, where authors submit their work to be distributed via iTunes.
02/14/2012, 06:02 pm
Fresh data released on Tuesday suggests that the number of new apps entering the Apple App Store outpace those from the competing Google Market three to one, with developers leaning toward iOS partly because of Android's platform fragmentation.
02/10/2012, 11:02 pm
A set of job postings by Amazon for creative executives to oversee the production of original video series reflects the online retailer's interest in challenging the industry film and television studios with exclusive video content.
02/09/2012, 11:02 pm
Scattered reports from customers suggest that Apple continues to have a difficult time combating hackers who are draining iTunes account balances and changing account information.
02/08/2012, 05:02 pm
As the first iTunes Match royalties trickle in, online music distribution company TuneCore says that the service created money "out of thin air" as it monetizes music whether pirated or not.
02/08/2012, 11:02 am
Amazon on Wednesday confirmed that it has inked a deal with another major content provider — Viacom — to bring shows from networks like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land VH1 to its Prime Instant Video subscription service.
02/04/2012, 01:02 am
Apple has removed from the App Store a number of copycat applications that closely mimicked the titles of successful games after they provoked a public outcry from developers over the issue.
02/02/2012, 12:02 pm
Apple has landed another key hire to help drive its ongoing encroachment on the handheld gaming sector, recently luring one of Microsoft's top Xbox product managers to help head its App Store Marketing division.
01/23/2012, 09:01 pm
In 2005, Adobe acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion to branch out from conventional print publishing into the dynamic web market, largely to get ahold of Flash. Using web standards, Apple has bridged conventional publishing with dynamic, interactive animation in iBooks Author, and Sencha has demonstrated how to extend iBooks with custom, Flash-free animations.
01/23/2012, 09:01 pm
The initial results of existing publishers' use of iBooks Author has been underwhelming, according to both industry players and users commenting on several of Apple's iBookstore titles.
01/23/2012, 09:01 pm
Apple is seeking to democratize digital publishing on iPad using web standards, building upon technology it developed for Mac OS X Dashboard and iAd rather than delivering textbooks as native iOS apps.
01/19/2012, 11:01 am
iTunes 10.5.3 was released by Apple on Thursday, bringing support for the new iBooks 2 application for iOS and allowing users to sync their textbook purchases.
01/17/2012, 11:01 pm
A soon-to-be-released book promising an inside look at Apple has characterized Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue as a "dealmaker" crucial to the company's negotiations with carriers, record companies and movie studios.
01/17/2012, 07:01 pm
Apple's new digital textbooks initiative, scheduled for announcement at its education event this week, is reportedly being led by Roger Rosner, the company's vice president overseeing the development of its iWork productivity applications.