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Apple Releases 'iPad is Electric' Commercial





Some days ago Apple released a brand new iPad commercial entitled "iPad is Electric" and posted it to the company's iPad site and YouTube page. The new advertisement offers the same music, format as the other iPad’s commercials and follows the same of theme of displaying a series of quick shots of the iPad's capabilities interspersed with corresponding single-word descriptions relevant to the "iPad is..." theme.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. 11:13

Apple to Extend iTunes Song Previews to 90 Seconds in U.S.



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Apple sent e-mails to music label representatives to inform them that it that it is preparing to extend the length of iTunes Store song previews in the United States. The new 90 second samples only affect songs that are longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds, with shorter songs keeping the original 30 second preview length. The company believes that longer songs samples will lead to more purchases. Apple's email notes that by continuing to offer their music on the iTunes Store, labels are indicating their acceptance of the new terms. But it didn’t say any time frames when the extended previews will be available to U.S. customers.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. 10:34

Live from Apple's "Back to the Mac" event (constantly updating)



11:28AM Thanks for reading along!
11:28AM Hands on time!
11:28AM Well, we definitely want a MacBook Air after seeing the video.

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Apple announces live streaming of "Back to the Mac" event



Apple has confirmed it will offer live streaming of its event today. The live video will be available here: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/october-2010/

Media Alert
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of Today’s Event
What: Live video stream of Apple’s October 20 event
When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PDT
Where: www.apple.com/

Live Video Streaming

Apple® will broadcast its October 20 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Viewing requires either a Mac® running Safari® on Mac OS® X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®, an iPhone® or iPod touch® running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad™. The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on October 20, 2010 at www.apple.com/uk.


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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 18:15

The Complete Transcript of Steve Jobs' Apple Q4 Earnings Call



Here's the Apple CEO in his own words talking during Apple Q4 Earnings Call:

Hi, everybody. As most of you know, I don’t usually participate in Apple earnings calls, since you’re all in such capable hands with Peter and Tim. But I just couldn’t help dropping by for our first 20-billion-dollar quarter. I’d like to chat about a few things, and then stay for the rest of the Q&A, if that’s all right.

First, let me discuss iPhone. We sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter, which represents a 91 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter, and was well ahead of IDC’s latest published estimate of 64 percent growth for the global smartphone market in the September quarter. And it handily beats RIM’s 12.1 million BlackBerrys sold, in their most recent quarter ending in August.


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UK Prime Minister is an Apple fan and iPad user



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We know that the White House is full of iPad users, now it’s the same in the UK.  UK Prime Minister David Cameron has come out to declare himself an iPad (and Mac) user.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010. 12:36

CNet video: AppleTV review



CNet reviewd the new Apple TV 2-nd generation. Here's what they think of it:

The good: Costs $99; rent movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store; 99-cent HD TV show rentals on some Fox and ABC shows; supports Netflix streaming; incredibly small design; outstanding user interface; can be controlled by iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch; streams music and videos from PCs and Macs running iTunes; promising future AirPlay functionality should be available in November.

The bad: Very limited selection of TV shows, especially compared with Amazon Video On Demand; confusion between what's available on Apple TV iTunes Store and PC-based iTunes store; doesn't support the full suite of media apps (Pandora, etc.) available on the iPhone and iPad; can't connect to older, pre-HDMI TVs.

The bottom line: The Apple TV's new low $99 price makes it an easy impulse buy for Apple fans looking to bring Netflix into the living room, but you may want to wait until more content--or Apple's forthcoming AirPlay update--becomes available.

Watch the video below:


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Apple releases iTunes 10.0.1, gives Ping a boost



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iTunes 10.0.1 makes it easier to share your favorite music with your friends on Ping. You can now Like or Post about music right from your iTunes library. You can also easily see the recent activity of a selected artist in your library, or of all artists and friends you follow on Ping using the new Ping Sidebar.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 27th, 2010. 13:39

New Commercial from Apple: iPad is Musical!



The What is iPad series of the commercials continues to tell us just how wonderful the device is– now iPad is not only  Delicious, iPad is Musical!

The ad shows the device in several scenes with a caption for each. Now we know that iPad is medical, live, musical, work, play, memories, social, magazines and historic.

Enjoy the video – quite a nicely created ad!




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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, September 10th, 2010. 3:12

iTunes 10 Plays Media from Any iOS Device, No Syncing Required



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It may have happened in a later iTunes 9 update, but iTunes 10 definitely includes a very helpful update. Plug in any iOS device, iPhones included, and you can play its music or videos without having to make a tricky sync.

iTunes' habit of insisting that every new iPod or iPhone plugged in must be a new purchase that you want to sync to your Library—and therefore wipe out all media on the device—was among the worst of its habits. In iTunes 10, and perhaps some up-to-date iTunes 9 versions, you can now plug in an iOS device, tell iTunes to Cancel the sync request, and from there on out simply play music or movies off whatever device you have plugged in through that iconic white cable.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, September 9th, 2010. 10:47

Fourth-Generation iPod Shuffle Teardown Reveals Tiny Components



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Unsurprisingly, iFixit is close behind with a detailed teardown of the diminutive music player. It took a half hour of prying and heat application to open the device's case, but they were finally able to gain access to its internals. Among the interesting items of note:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010. 14:23

iPod touch 4 Shipping Now



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Apple have started to ship iPod touch 4 and is sending out shipment notifications. The device became available for pre-ordering after Apple’s Special Music Event last week, on Wednesday, September 1. With iPod touch 4 you’ll get Retina display, 720p video, FaceTime and some iPhone 4 features.




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Listen to Your Friends' Music via iTunes 10



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Have you ever wanted to listen to your friend’s music through the computer? That’s something iTunes 10 lets you do now – just plug the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad into PC and you can play the music on that iOS device.

That still doesn’t mean that you can export music files to your computer though…




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010. 0:28

1 Million Users on Ping in 2 Days



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It’s been 48 hours since Apple introduced their social music network called Ping, and now the company has announced that there are already 1 million users signed on.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services, says:


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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, September 6th, 2010. 1:14

Google's New Project May Compete with Apple



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According to Reuters, Google is planning to create a music download store and digital song locker. Andy Rubin, Google Vice President of Engineering, is currently in talks with leading music labels over what the service could look like. And if Rubin’s plan works, we might even see the service out there before Christmas.

No actual deals have been signed yet, but the prospect of having another competitor in the music industry is very appealing to the labels. Currently, 70% of all digital music sales come from Apple.




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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, September 4th, 2010. 2:21