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Monday: January 7, 2013

Apple would like you to know that they've had over 40 billion downloads from their app store.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:42 PM | Tags (6) | apple | press | downloads | appstore | billions | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:30 PM | Tags (8) | apple | release | itunes | match | macworld | software | music | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Apple Store definitely coming to Grand Central Station at some point in the near future.Apple Store definitely coming to Grand Central Station at some point in the near future.

According to The Real Deal, Apple will be shelling out $800,000 per year in rent, which seems a little high given that the previous tenant was paying about half that. As for me, I am both happy and sad for this news all at once. Happy because I will be frequenting this location quite often and sad because of the overall effect it will have on my bank account. The crowding of my overall commute to NYC will most likely be more annoying but I'll learn to live with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:21 AM | Tags (8) | apple | grandcentral | lease | manhattan | nyc | retail | store | therealdeal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Apple would like you to know that they have surpassed 15 billion downloads in the app store.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

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:42 AM | Tags (12) | 15 | app | apple | billion | developers | downloads | engadget | hits | payout | press | release | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:03 AM | Tags (10) | blockbuster | rentals | warner | releases | waiting | netflix | redbox | ars | technica | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:38 PM | Tags (13) | adapt | attractions | disney | florida | games | mania | midway | movies | orlando | releases | ride | sequel | toystory |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | sony | gadgets | 3d | televisions | glasses | june | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:04 PM | Tags (8) | apple | camp | campers | device | gadget | ipad | release | sale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:11 AM | Tags (11) | beta | camera | code | flash | front | ipad | macrumors | release | rumors | sdk | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.

In a nutshell, a third party service posts your location status via Twitter. Someone managed to aggregate that content into one easy website for the entire world to see.  A happy day for burglars round the world.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | robbery | social | networking | dangers | bbc | pleaserobme | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

Intel sales promotion snafu reveals Macbook Pro about to get an upgrade.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:02 AM | Tags (11) | accident | apple | ars | core | intel | macbook | pro | release | slipup | snafu | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 82 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:34 AM | Tags (7) | netlifx | new | releases | dvds | movies | warner | delay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Ghostbusters 3 on track for a 2011 release according to Harold Ramis.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:44 PM | Tags (7) | 2011 | ghostbusters | ghosts | movies | release | script | sequel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.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

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | sales | drop | november | modern | warfare | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:45 PM | Tags (8) | 2010 | analysts | apple | rumors | spring | tablet | release | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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