News tagged ‘App Store’
Today we mentioned that Apple may release revamped MacBook Air soon. A Wall Street analyst Chris Whitmore from Deutsche Bank believes the release of new netbooks along with the launch of Lion may boost sales of MacBooks Air to 1.5 million orders per quarter.
In case that will come true he concludes that Apple's thin-and-light notebook may eventually represent nearly 50% of the company's total notebook business.
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Twitter user @MortGoldman2 somehow obtained new screenshots of upcoming Final Cut Pro X release and claims they "should be legit".
The latest version of Final Cut Pro X was previewed by Apple this April in Las Vegas. Its release is scheduled later this month on the Mac App Store. 64-bit software will cost $299.
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Last year we told about Greg Hughes, who created the "Wi-Fi Sync" app, which allows to synchronize your iOS-device with iTunes wirelessly. After Apple's rejection the developer sent it to the Cydia Store instead. Since then the app was sold over 50,000 times. But as you know, this week Apple unveiled that it made Wi-Fi Synchronization with iTunes an inbuilt feature in iOS5. In response Hughes decided to accuse the company in ripping his work.
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Yesterday Apple introduced new service called iCloud. US users can try it today using iOS 4.3.3 and iTunes 10.3. To understand what is iCloud, what is it for and how can be used, we recommend to read official Apple text about iCloud.
In just 14 months, Apple has sold over 25 million iPads. So now the total number of devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) running iOS had reached 200 million since the original iPhone launched in 2007. Apple’s iOS has got the first place among mobile software with 44% of the total market (Android took 28% of the market and RIM - 19%).
Our customers couldn’t wait to get their hands on the iPad 2. In the first 14 months, we’ve sold 25 million iPads
Over 15 billion songs were sold through the iTunes store. The iBookstore has over 130, 000 downloads. Apple now has 225 million accounts aggregated from the iTunes, iBooks and App Stores. Over 14 billion downloads were made from the App Store, so developers received over $ 2,5 billion dollars since 2008 when the App Store was launched.
Mac OS X is almost 10 years, but it still continues to evolve and as Phillip Schiller claims "not because of hardware, but because of software." During yesterdays keynote Apple unveiled only ten of 250 new features in Mac OS X Lion.Some of the new features include Windows Migration Assistant, a new version of FileVault, built-in FaceTime and more.
Lion will be available only through App Store as a 4 GB download for $29.99. So you pay ones and may install the new software on all your machines. Little bit strange but App did announce an exact date of MacOS X Lion release.
"New" features that were announced during keynote, include:
AppAdvice reports that the App Store reaches 400,000 iOS applications. According to data provided by the App Store tracking system App Shopper, there were 401,446 iOS applications at the moment of creating this article. Noteworthy to say that for three years (The App Store officially launched on July 10, 2008, a day before the release of the iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 2.0.1.) 507,293 applications were approved by Apple. We believe that the milestone of 400,000 applications may be a part of Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at WWDC. AppShopper also reports that 97,946 iPad applications are currently available in the App Store.
MacRumors recently found out that iTunes is now showing a new sentence on the My App Updates page: “Or if your device has Automatic Download enabled for apps, your updates will download to your device without having to sync.” So we may suppose that iOS 5 will have a new option that will automatically grab applications updates to your iOS device. Now you have to sync or download updates yourself through the App Store application. Though, the new “Automatic Download” function may be available not only for iOS applications. But recent updates show that Apple has already removed that message from the iTunes, killing the service completely.
AppleInsider reports that its sources familiar with Apple’s plans claim that this summer the company will offer some iCloud features and services for free for users who will upgrade to Mac OS X Lion. According to recent rumors, iCloud will replace MobileMe.
People familiar with Apple’s plans indicated to AppleInsider that at least one of those secrets is expected to be that at least some of the services included in iCloud will be offered for free to Mac users who make the upgrade to Lion. iCloud is expected to replace the company’s existing MobileMe service, which offers e-mail and remote file storage, along with syncing of bookmarks, contacts and calendar events, at a price tag of $99 per year. That price tag may remain for users who do not make the upgrade to Lion, or for Windows users. But it is expected that the cloud services will become free to Mac users who run the latest version of Mac OS X.
A new report issued by Research2Guidance shows that Apple dominates among other mobile application stores in terms of application downloads. In first quarter of 2011 59% of all applications were downloaded from the Apple’s App Store. Though the numbers are quiet large, they demonstrate a fall in 22% comparing with 81% then the App Store first opened. During the report 58 application stores were surveyed. Noteworthy, there were only 18 application stores when the iPhone App Store launched in July of 2008. The Android Market is the strongest competitor to the App Store that led to 24% fall of the App Store’s share of application downloads. Though, resent numbers show 2% increase of App Store’s share. Moreover, users, who already spent significant amounts of money on apps, unlikely want to switch to other mobile platform.
Five years ago, Swoosh has released its Nike+ iPod kit intended for the morning jogging fans. To celebrate the anniversary of this event, Nike offers for free its Nike+ app at the App Store, the regular price of which is $2. The app is based on the iPhone’s GPS and MotionX technologyto track your jogging route (as in some places the GPS signals are weak, the MotionX tech is intended to bridge the gaps). The same technology by the way has been used in Jawbone’s stunning new Era Bluetooth headset.
You can download it
And hurry up, as the app will probably become paid again.
A new iPhone game, The Heist, hits the Apple’s App Store. In just a few days it managed to knock off famous Angry Birds from the top of the paid applications in the App Store, making huge well. According to the Loop, during the first day the application was downloaded 25, 000 times, but during the second day it had 89, 798 downloads. Taking into account that there are 86,400 seconds in a day, The Heist was selling more than 1 copy per a second. The price of the application is $ 0, 99 and now revenue of developers approaches $100,000 and sales already well above the 100,000 figure. Perhaps, the application will be next best-seller in the App Store that will manage to keep off even the legendary Angry Birds.
U.S. Senator Al Franken has sent out a letter to Apple and Google requesting that the companies require developers to include "clear and understandable" privacy policies for apps available in their marketplaces.
At the hearing, I asked Dr. Tribble and Mr. Davidson whether Apple and Google would commit to requiring that all applications in the Apple App Store and Android App Market have clear and understandable privacy policies. I am writing today to renew this request, and ask if each of your companies would be willing to adopt this simple first step towards further protecting your users' privacy.
Apple will release a Mac OS X software update in the next few days that will automatically find, block and remove the popular Mac Defender malware from infected OS X machines.
A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender “anti-virus” software to solve the issue. This “anti-virus” software is malware (i.e. malicious software). Its ultimate goal is to get the user’s credit card information which may be used for fraudulent purposes. The most common names for this malware are MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity.