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Topic: iPod touch

Apple looking to improve exercise routines with 'virtual competitor'

03/11/2010, 08:03 am

A new patent application from Apple describes an exercise motivation feature that presents a "virtual competitor," providing an "interactive and engaging experience" for fitness enthusiasts.


Microsoft working on 'Zune HD2' powered by Windows Phone 7

03/10/2010, 02:03 pm

Similar to how Apple's iPod touch came from the development of the iPhone, Microsoft reportedly plans to base the follow-up to its Zune HD media player on the Windows Phone 7 Series mobile operating system.


Digital rights group blasts Apple over iPhone developer agreement

03/09/2010, 12:03 pm

The Electronic Frontier Foundation took a critical stance against Apple this week when the digital rights advocacy group posted in its entirety the confidential license agreement to which all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch developers must agree.


Apple axes iPhone apps that simply reproduce Web content

03/08/2010, 01:03 pm

Following reports that Apple began rejecting App Store software with "minimum user functionality," the iPhone maker has now set its sights on applications that employ a "cookie cutter" formula.


Apple removes Wi-Fi scanners, 'minimum functionality' iPhone apps

03/04/2010, 03:03 pm

Apple this week continued its crackdown against what it feels are substandard applications in its App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch, this time removing Wi-Fi scanners and software it said has "minimum user functionality."


Apple to offer developers simple tools for monetizing iPhone apps

03/04/2010, 12:03 pm

Apple's push into the mobile advertising space could include tools to allow developers to simply integrate advertisements into App Store software for the iPhone and iPad in the same manner that they add other graphical or interface elements to their apps.


Apple's iTunes Replay cloud service reappears in movie studio talks

03/02/2010, 06:03 pm

New reports of conversations between Apple and film studios have verified the existence of an "iTunes Replay" cloud service detailed by AppleInsider a year ago.


Netflix gauges user interest in iPhone movie streaming

03/02/2010, 03:03 pm

Movie rental house Netflix is still testing the waters on potentially streaming movies instantly to the iPhone or iPod touch, according to reports from users.


iPod touch users spend more time using apps than those with iPhones

02/25/2010, 10:02 am

A new survey of mobile device consumers has discovered that iPhone and iPod touch owners are mostly male, though iPhone users are older and have less time to use downloaded applications than those who have an iPod touch.


Apple creates 'explicit' category for App Store software [u]

02/24/2010, 12:02 pm

Though it is not yet in use, Apple has added a category for developers to label their applications as "explicit" software in the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch [Update: now removed].


iPhone SDK 3.2 beta 3 simplifies app conversion for iPads [u]

02/23/2010, 04:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday released, then pulled, an update to its iPhone OS 3.2 software development kit, making it easier ensure iPhone and iPod touch applications will work on the forthcoming iPad.


Apple job listing hints at new iPhone OS-based devices

02/23/2010, 12:02 pm

A new corporate job listing implies Apple's iPhone OS could become the interface for new hardware beyond the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in the future.


Swimwear seller hit by Apple's removal of 'sexual' apps

02/23/2010, 07:02 am

As Apple has officially clarified its new ban on "overtly sexual content" in the App Store, one application featuring pictures of women in bikinis -- to sell beachwear -- was removed.


Apple's 'overtly sexual' iPhone crackdown purges 5,000 apps

02/22/2010, 09:02 am

Following last week's revelation that Apple had reversed its policy on sexual content in the iPhone App Store, a new report claims more than 5,000 inappropriate applications have been removed from the download destination.


Successful iPhone app helps TomTom withstand free competitors

02/19/2010, 03:02 pm

Personal navigation company TomTom this week reported a profit in its fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, thanks in part to more than 100,000 sales of its popular GPS navigation application for the iPhone.


Apple changes App Store policy on 'overtly sexual content'

02/19/2010, 08:02 am

Due to numerous complaints from customers, Apple has begun removing software from its App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch that has been deemed "overtly sexual."


Apple filing for improved handset lenses shows forward facing camera

02/18/2010, 10:02 am

A newly revealed Apple patent application shows plans for superior picture and video recording performance on portable devices, and also depicts a handheld device with a forward facing camera.


App Store developer interest nearly triples from Apple iPad hype

02/12/2010, 09:02 am

The number of new projects started for the App Store nearly tripled in January, as the month was dominated by hype for and the announcement of Apple's iPad.


Google pays Apple $100M/year for search on iPhone - rumor

02/11/2010, 03:02 pm

Having Google as the default search engine on the iPhone is rumored to earn Apple more than $100 million per year in a revenue sharing deal between the two companies, a new report alleges.


Apple's iTunes Preview now offers browser-based App Store access

02/04/2010, 08:02 am

Apple this week expanded its browser-based iTunes Preview, now allowing users to view information on software within the App Store without ever launching iTunes.