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The Beatles sell five million songs on iTunes





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On November 16, 2010 The Beatles came to iTunes. Two weeks after the initial release, Apple announced 2 million songs had been sold.  And recently Apple has informed The Loop that the iTunes Store exceeded 5 millions of Beatles songs and 1 million Beatles albums sold worldwide. "Abbey Road" is the current best-selling Beatles album in the U.S., while "Here Comes the Sun" is the currently best-selling Beatles song. The Beatles reportedly earn between 18 to 22.5 cents per track sold on iTunes. With five million individual tracks sold so far, that equates to a cool $900,000 to $1.125 million profit for The Beatles for just seven weeks of sales.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, January 16th, 2011. 10:52

LG Is Disappointed By Windows Phone 7 Sales



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This week James Choi, who is a marketing strategy and planning team director at LG, have an interesting interview to Pocket-lint, where he expressed his disappointment about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7:

"From an industry perspective we had a high expectation, but from a consumer point of view the visibility is less than we expected".


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Sunday, January 16th, 2011. 1:21

New Lion Features May Hide In Latest iOS 4.3



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Jonny Evans from ComputerWorld has recently published another article where he suggests what features can reveal iOS 4.3 about the forthcoming Mac OS X Lion. We gained all his ideas into this short list:

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iPhone Dev-Team Says No Unlock Until After iOS 4.2.5 or iOS 4.3



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The iPhone Dev-Team has announced via Twitter that they will release new unlock only after release of iOS 4.2.5 or 4.3. It is a little bit surprising and of course disappointing for many but overall in the best interests of the community.

The statement claims: “Official iPhone unlock statement: no unlock will be released until after 4.2.5 or official 4.3 (whichever is last) is out.”

   

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“Treasures” of The British Library Are Available for Apple Users



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All those Apple products’ users who can’t imagine their lives without usage of such devices as iPad and iPhone and enjoy reading get a unique opportunity to gain an access to the rarest world’s books and masterpieces of literature thanks to the newest applicationTreasures” which appeared due to the collaboration of the British Library and Apple developers.


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The Future: Thought-Controlled iPad



At the latest CES, InteraXon (a Canadian company) has announced and demonstrated a headset that can connect to iPhones and iPads and allows you to control apps and games with your mind. Technically, this custom EEG headset pairs with a thought-controlling framework that has been added to the popular iPad game Zen Bound 2 game, letting users control the wooden shapes on screen with their brainwaves. Now the real question is: are you willing to put a headset on to control stuff with your brain? Doesn’t it look a little bit, well, weird?

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, January 15th, 2011. 18:26

iOS 4.3 Supports New More Powerful Graphics Processor



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New driver has been found in the first beta SDK for iOS 4.3, which allows system to support Imagination Technologies' POWERVR SGX543 GPU. All the iOS devices starting from iPhone 3GS sport POWERVR SGX535 graphics processor that appears to be a predecessor of SGX543.

POWERVR SGX543 was introduced in January 2009 and only now has reached mobile devices. The benefits of the SGX543 were described by MacRumors:

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, January 15th, 2011. 17:05

Apple Launches '10 Billion App Countdown' Contest



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Yesterday Apple launched a new 10 Billion App Countdown promotion to celebrate the upcoming milestone. Nearly 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store, which was launched in 2008. In January 2010, App Store downloads topped 3 billion; during Summer 2010, Apple reached the 5 billion milestone. Now, it’s time to get to the 10 billion figure. Apple will award the user who downloads the 10 billionth app a $10,000 iTunes gift card which is also valid for the Mac App Store. As noted in the official rules for the contest, users can make up to 25 contest entries per day; entrants have to be at least 13 years of age and resident in a country where the App Store is available.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, January 15th, 2011. 16:56

Next-gen iPad, iPhone and Apple TV will get new CPU and some other improvements



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Yesterday Engadget has revealed new information from its reliable sources on the next generation of Apple devices. While we can't be sure whether its true, many of these suggestions support previous rumors. So, here is what Engadget reported:

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Apple forbids newspapers to allow free iPad access for print subscribers



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This Friday Dutch website called deVolkskrant published a report, where it was revealed that Apple will soon bring in new rules for publishers. According to it they won't be able to offer free access via iPad for their paid print subscribers anymore. The changes will be made because in this way publishers currently avoid to pay Apple a 30% cut for an access through its device.

Another Dutch site nrc.nl also revealed the date when all the new restrictions will take effect - it will be after April 1.

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, January 15th, 2011. 3:34

iPhone 5 May Get New A8 CPU And Qualcomm Baseband



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According to Apple daily, which is a Hong Kong-based newspaper, some components for the next-gen iPhone will come from Taiwanese supplier Kinsus, which is currently working on a new processor called A8.

The latest processor used in the iPad and iPhone 4 is called A4. It's a SoC (socket on a chip) that includes CPU, RAM and GPU. Apple have got an ability to produce this chip due to the acquisition of such chipmakers as PA Semi and Intrinsity.

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Kayak: One of the Best Travel Apps for iPhone



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There exists a vast diversity of different pro travel online resources where a traveler can search for hotel listings and reviews in a certain area, flights in different airports and car rentals info along with other useful tips. However if you intend to get such data in the quickest way via your iPhone you are advised to appeal to Kayak for iPhone application. Its latest version features totally new and redesigned interface (the previous tile-like design was not very appreciated by users) with the innovative quick search system making it easier to build your travel plans.


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Release of The Daily Newspaper App For iPad Is Delayed



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Being number-one rumor among users of Apple’s iPad the long-expected release of the first exclusively pro-iPad newspaper The Daily by News Corp. which was supposed to be debuted at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art upcoming Wednesday was delayed again and not for few days but weeks. Such disappointing for many iPad users information was announced today according to the sources which are closely related with the plans of the both companies (Apple and News Corp.).


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The Latest Version 1.3 of Flickr For iPhone App Was Released



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Many users of the  popular and visited photo sharing/hosting and social network concept based Web resource – Flickr – have already enjoyed the special iPhone application which was released earlier and that is why will definitely estimate its latest version 1.3 which was launched few days ago.


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Apple Discontinues Software Updates for iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G



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The iOS 4.3 beta was released a couple of days ago. But the update isn’t available for second generation iPod touch and iPhone 3G installation. iOS 4.3 beta 1 noted that AirPrint was the dominant component of attention. AirPrint requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 3G iPod touch, or 4G iPod touch. AirPlay and Game Center require an iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 2G iPod touch, 3G iPod touch, or 4G iPod touch. General multitasking an iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 3G iPod touch, and 4G iPod touch. Two of the three dismiss the 2G iPod touch and all dismiss the 3G, however, AirPlay and Game Center are important features. Take it as at least a warning that the second generation iPod touch and iPhone 3G are nearing the full “end of life” designation.

   

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