Monday: January 7, 2013
- Apple would like you to know that they've had over 40 billion downloads from their app store.
That's a lot of downloads. Apparently half of that number was just in 2012 alone.
Monday: November 14, 2011
- Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.
Unlike competing cloud storage music services from Amazon and Google, iTunes Match saves a lot of bandwidth and time in your initial synchronization, because Apple can identify which songs in your iTunes library are already available in the iTunes Store. If Apple can positively match a song in your library with any of the 20 million tracks for sale in the iTunes Store, it won’t bother uploading that song; only unmatched songs get uploaded to the cloud.
Thursday: July 7, 2011
- Apple would like you to know that they have surpassed 15 billion downloads in the app store.
Engadget reports on Apple's latest press release in which not only have they hit the fifteen billion download mark, but they also want to point out that they've paid out 2.5 billion dollars for developing said fifteen billion apps. This number accounts for app sales across iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad users (of which there are 200 million) - just in case you were wondering
Wednesday: March 24, 2010
- Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.
Well, this is certainly a little strange. This deal is not currently available to Netflix and RedBox users - meaning you have to wait quite a bit before seeing new releases from Warner before you can rent them. But for Blockbuster members, you can rent their movie the day it's released on DVD. Okay then.
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.
That's right, when you go inside to ride Mania after Toy Story 3 opens there will be whole new games to enjoy. The Imagineers have created a whole new collection of things to shoot with those pull string cannons for you to enjoy.
- Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.
Included are two pairs of Sony's 3-D glasses, as well as a camera sensor on each unit that will adjust sound and picture quality based on viewers' positions. A remote control button enables the switch from a regular 2-D image to 3-D.
Friday: March 5, 2010
- Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.
Ok, so maybe there won't be as much of a demand as there was for the iPhone to warrant people camping days before the actual release but one can never tell. I'll stop by the great glass cube on Fifth that day and let you know.
Wednesday: February 24, 2010
- Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.
Along with the references to camera in the code, others have even discovered GUI elements that reference it as well. Perhaps there are still some suprises in store for the iPad or maybe this is just for future-proofing version two.
Thursday: January 14, 2010
- Intel sales promotion snafu reveals Macbook Pro about to get an upgrade.
A sales promotion for Intel retailers offers a chance to win a MacBook Pro featuring a Core i5 processor during the month of January, though such a machine does not currently exist in Apple's lineup.
Thursday: January 7, 2010
- Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.
This means that when a popular Warner Bros. movie comes out on DVD for sale at your local Target or Best Buy, you must wait another month before you can get it delivered to your door or desktop via Netflix.
Wednesday: December 30, 2009
- Ghostbusters 3 on track for a 2011 release according to Harold Ramis.
We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future ... GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011.
Friday: December 11, 2009
- Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.
Sales of video games and consoles fell 7.6% in November from the same month in 2008, despite the blockbuster release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold a whopping 6 million copies in the U.S. alone
Wednesday: December 9, 2009
- Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.
According to today's batch of recently leaked information the fabled tablet is due to arrive next Spring. It will have a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen thus making it mostly similar to what can only be described as a really big iPhone. Woo.
Monday: November 16, 2009
- Release date for Final Fantasy XIII finally unveiled.
There's also a brand new trailer showing off some gameplay footage to go along with said announcement. You'll be playing the next installment of this beloved RPG franchise next year - March 9th, 2010 to be exact.
Thursday: November 12, 2009
- Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.
The timing of the statement coincides with the release this week of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,' a highly anticipated Xbox 360 game. The game's release means big sales — but also sales of pirated copies, which are illegal.