iTunes 10.5 Released

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iTunes 10.5 is now live through Software Update, though it doesn't seem to have been seeded through the official website or iTunes' "Check For Updates...". Unleashed in anticipation for the upcoming iOS 5 release, this is the version that brings all those wonderful little features that we've been waiting for — namely iTunes in the cloud, automatic syncing of downloaded content and WiFi syncing. Of course, much of these are useless without iOS 5, but we don't have long to wait for that, do we? Full changelog after the jump. … [Read more...]

Tim Cook Talks Numbers At The iPhone Event


Tim Cook took the stage at today's iPhone announcement, but before getting to all the juicy stuff, he hit some other interesting points. Tim Cook's started today's Apple event by taking a brief look at Apple's new Chinese stores, including one in Shangai which saw 100,000 visitors in the opening weekend. The Hong Kong store sold more Macs on opening day than any other Apple store in the world. He then proceeded to look at all four components of Apple's product platforms, starting with the Macintosh, and the incredible reviews that Lion has received, and the six million downloads its gotten. Last year ending in June, the Mac market outgrew the PC by sixfold, and has outpaced the PC world every quarter for 5 years. In the US, Macs … [Read more...]

Why Does Apple Censor The App Store?


Apple will censor the bejeezus out of everything in the app store. Sometimes, this is seen as okay (racism, hate speech, etc), and sometimes it really isn't (classic literature, modern literature, political discontent), but what it boils down to is that this is Apple's ecosystem, and as much as you may or may not like it, they have complete control over the situation. Then why is it that content that would never pass muster in the App Store is freely available for download in other parts of iTunes? Warning, racy language ahead... … [Read more...]

everythingiCafe App now available in the App Store


We are pleased to announce the official release of the everythingiCafe application (App Store link) for the iPhone and iPod touch, available for download from the iTunes App Store at the introductory price of free. The everythingiCafe community app allows you to connect to one of the largest forums for discussion related to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With the everythingiCafe app, you can browse topics, access private messages, upload images and more. It's the fastest way to access our forums. A wealth of information at your fingertips and the best way to get help with everything iPhone. There is no account necessary to use the application and browse through thousands of topics. Full pagination support allows you to keep up … [Read more...]

Apple Shakes Up The App Store


Lets start the day with some bad news, shall we? Apple appear to be pulling all sexual content off the app store, sending the developers form letters like this one: The App Store continues to evolve, and as such, we are constantly refining our guidelines. Your application, Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored), contains content that we had originally believed to be suitable for distribution. However, we have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately. We have decided to remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you believe you can make the necessary … [Read more...]

Is iTunes Next For Apple’s Revolution?

Dylan Tweney at Wired has an article up positing that iTunes might be in for a major overhaul, however he misses a fundamental point: that iTunes is completely broken for the vast majority of computer users. Tweney points out the increasingly varied content that you can purchase over iTunes will move it forward as a distribution method, which he thinks will expand into new types of content. Lets not forget Apple's purchase of Lala, which may drive iTunes at least partially into the cloud. But the biggest problem with iTunes, and indeed most of Apple's software, is that it is nigh on unusable for people running Windows. This is hardly a one-way street, as many of us Mac users remember trying to get .wmv files to play in the Mac OS … [Read more...]

Getting Started with iPhone


Did you just get an iPhone and are you wondering what to do with this marvelous piece of technology? Well, you've come to the right place! It's probably very different from any other cell phone you've used before but its user interface is quite intuitive out of the box, but it can take a little work to get it up and running with all of your media, email, and more. Let's get started! First, one important reference item for you to download and/or bookmark: the iPhone User Guide. Presumably in order to save space and a few trees, iPhones don't come with a manual in the box - you only get a brief guide called "Finger Tips" and small product guide that contains all of the legally-required warnings and certifications. But rest assured that … [Read more...]