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iTunes Store is №1





NPD Group released the top leading music retailers for the first half of 2008. The list was based on purchases of CDs or digital music downloads.

  1. iTunes
  2. Wal-Mart (Walmart, Walmart.com, Walmart Music Downloads)
  3. Best Buy (Best Buy, Bestbuy.com, Best Buy Digital Music Store)
  4. Amazon (Amazon.com, AmazonMP3.com)
  5. Target (Target and Target.com)

Apple's iTunes remains number one among all retailers. Apple took the number one spot in April, overtaking Wal-Mart.

Here is a quick list of history events for iTunes:

  • 28 April 2003 : start in the US.
  • 5 May 2003 : one million is sold.
  • 23 June 2003 : 5 million.
  • 8 September 2003 : 10 million.
  • 15 December 2003 : 25 million.
  • 15 March 2004 : 50 million.
  • 15 June 2004 : iTunes in France, UK, Germany.
  • 12 July 2004 : 100 million!
  • 26 October : in all European Union.
  • 2 December : iTunes in Canada.
  • 10 May 2005 : 400 million, open in Denmark, Norway, Sweden,  Switzerland.
  • 17 July 2005 : 500 million!
  • 4 August 2005 : Japan.
  • 25 October 2005 : Australia.
  • 23 February 2006 : first billion!
  • 19 June 2008 : 5 billion!

via deepapple




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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 19:24

Quake for iPhone 2.0



Quake filannly made it! It is avaliable in Cydia Installer.

Main thing, it’s quite playable - moving around and firing are easy to do. There is an Options area, sound and music, and very little lag when playing. It doesn’t make use of the accelerometer - but if you’re a Quake fan, this is a good bit of Sunday fun for sure.




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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008. 0:17

10 things we want to see in the iPhone 2.1 Update



The iPhone 2.0 software is pretty good. We like the App Store a lot; it adds a boatload of new functionality to the iPhone. But it's certainly not perfect. Having used it for a few weeks, we've discovered a number of little quirks that we really hope are addressed in the upcoming update. From bugs to missing features, here are ten things that would make the iPhone a much more attractive device.

1. Make it Less Crashy
The iPhone with 2.0 software feels a little… buggy. It'll randomly crash or slow down to the point of unusability until you restart every few days with normal use. That's not right; this is a cellphone. It shouldn't feel like an unstable computer.


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New version of iTunes is 7.7.1



No direct download link yet. Just run iTunes and hit updates. The update includes "fixes to improve stability and performance".

Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home — a free download from the App Store.

iTunes 7.7.1 includes fixes to improve stability and performance.




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iRinger - create your own ringtone (free)



iRinger creates free ringtones for your iPhone from virtually any music or video file you own. Even YouTube videos! iRinger exports ringtones to iTunes, so there is no need to "jailbreak" your iPhone. You will be creating ringtones in seconds. It's that simple. Here is a video tutorial:

Feature:

  • FREE
  • Three Steps: Import, Preview then Export. Done.
  • Convert virtually any audio format into an iPhone ringtone
  • Extracts audio out of video
  • Choose which section of the audio you want to hear
  • Adjust ringtone length, volume, fade in, fade out and loop gap
  • Export to iPhone ringtone format and import right into iTunes
  • Export to iPhone using SCP/SFTP and skip using iTunes
  • Use audio effects: Delay, Flanger, Boost, Reverse, etc.
  • Runs on all versions of Microsoft Windows including Windows Vista
  • Requires iPhone firmware 1.1.2 or newer, iTunes software 7.5 or newer
  • Works with the new iPhone 3G!

Download here: iRinger.exe. Developer's site: www.iringer.net

Here is an advanced video tutorial, it shows how to use some advanced features:


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Free AT&T Wi-Fi for IPhone



"AT&T knows Wi-Fi is hot, and free Wi-Fi even hotter, which is why we are proud to offer iPhone customers free access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi hotspot network with more than 17,000 hotspots, including Starbucks. Now users can relax and access music, e-mail and web browsing services with their favorite blend in hand from the comfort of their favorite location."

AT&T provides an online tool to find a Wi-Fi spot near you.

This is about Wi-Fi spots in the US. AT&T has access (company-owned, branded and roaming) to over 70,000 Wi-Fi hotsport in 89 countries and 389 airports.

Update:

Unfortunately, everyone got too excited over nothing - the Wi-Fi is still not available, and the “document” was a mistake. Here is an email from one of their spokespeople:

  • We have not made any announcement regarding free Wi-Fi and iPhone. The webpage was posted in error and is being removed. Wi-Fi is a real differentiator for AT&T and it is our intention to make it available to as many customers as possible, but we have no announcement at this time.





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Saturday, July 19th, 2008. 17:46

Stereo Bluetooth A2DP Adapter for iPhone



IPhone and IPhone3G do not support A2DP technology. Now they do

"A2DP is designed to transfer a uni-directional 2-channel stereo audio stream, like music from an MP3 player, to a headset or car radio." - Wikipedia.

This device will work on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod nano, iPod Color and iPod Mini. The price is $62 at brano.

Specifications:

  • Bluetooth Version: Version 2.0 compliant, Class II
  • Bluetooth Support profile: A2DP, AVRCP
  • RF Frequency: 2.4GHz / 79 Channel / AFH
  • Coverage Range: Bluetooth standard 33 feet (10 meters)
  • Power Supply: DC 3.3V



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Friday, July 18th, 2008. 14:15

JavaOne and Java for IPhone



JavaOne 2008

Here are some extracts from JavaOne 2008 conference press-releases about Java for IPhone:

"To show Java's prominence in multimedia, rock icon Neil Young made an appearance onstage to promote his video and music catalog offering based on Java and Blu-ray technology. A Sun official also briefly commented on Sun's predicament in trying to put Java on the Apple iPhone, leaving the ball in Apple's court to help make that happen."

"During the post-keynote press conference, Green gave a progress report on Sun's ongoing quest to put Java on the iPhone, something that Apple has not publicly, at least, supported.

Sun, Green said, is well along its way in creating the technology to enable Java to run on the phone, Green said. But he deferred to Apple, which governs which platforms can be distributed with the iPhone. It is Apple's right to decide this, Schwartz added."




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Thursday, May 8th, 2008. 17:00