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Thursday: February 25, 2010

Apple would like you to know that they've hit the ten billionth download.Apple would like you to know that they've hit the ten billionth download.

The downloader of said billionth song is the lucky recipient of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Try not to spend it all one place (gift card is also good for app store purchases as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:33 AM | Tags (8) | apple | billion | downloads | itunes | music | purchases | store | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Yes, you too can own a piece of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's staircase on eBay.Yes, you too can own a piece of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's staircase on eBay.

This broken glass stair will set you back just $2,500 (if you use the BUY IT NOW option on eBay's website) otherwise you are left to toil with the other bidders - of which there are none at the time of posting this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:07 AM | Tags (6) | gizmodo | ebay | store | silly | ownership | broken |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.

Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ebooks | ibooks | store | ereader | device | gadget | ipad |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Macbook Pro models might be getting an update in the very near future.Macbook Pro models might be getting an update in the very near future.

This news comes after a Best Buy employee snapped a pic of their inventory screen with old models no longer being available for order. Oh, and the Apple Store is also down this morning. Coincidence? Eh, who knows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:35 AM | Tags (7) | apple | laptops | macbook | pro | store | update | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 103 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Apple's app store crashes through the three billion download mark.Apple's app store crashes through the three billion download mark.

What, no contest for the three billionth download in the app store? What gives? It's not like they've slated out other things to do over there in Cupertino besides contests and giveaways. Wakka wakka wakka.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:28 PM | Tags (11) | apple | appstore | billion | downloads | iphone | ipod | purchases | store | three | touch | tuaw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Engadget pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.Engadget pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.

I've just downloaded this and it's not too shabby overall. If you're like me and pop over to Engadget at least once a day this should save you some time (or waste time depending on how you look at it). Lastly, I find the iPhone app to be a little easier on the eyes than their current website design (yech).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:21 PM | Tags (5) | apps | appstore | engadget | iphone | website |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.

For some time Microsoft has tried to muscle onto the iPhone. In August Microsoft app developers made it possible for third-party iPhone app developers to integrate Bing into their offerings by providing a software developers kit (SDK).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | apps | appstore | bing | microsoft | apple | itunes | search | directions | pcworld |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.

It turns out that all of the thousand applications in question were actually from the same developer. The developer was trading promotional codes in exchange for five star reviews. Apple was none too pleased hence the swifty expulsion from the app store island.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:57 AM | Tags (11) | appstore | expel | cnn | apple | kickout | developers | iphone | suspended | expulsion | promos | reviews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

You can now preview entire albums in the iTunes Store with just one click.You can now preview entire albums in the iTunes Store with just one click.

A neat little feature that will spin through the previews for entire albums rather than having to go through track by track which is certainly a time-saver. Apparently Amazon's MP3 service has had this feature for quite some time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:46 PM | Tags (5) | album | all | itunes | preview | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.

...I am philosophically opposed to the existence of their review process. I am very concerned that they are setting a horrible precedent for other software platforms, and soon gatekeepers will start infesting the lives of every software developer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:16 AM | Tags (8) | apple | appstore | facebook | developer | approval | process | joehewitt | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.

Within 10 seconds, the app translates the sound and identifies the emotion, and then gives parents a set of tips to calm the child. The company says its technology is 96 percent accurate and works for any child, regardless of culture or language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:02 AM | Tags (11) | baby | crying | app | iphone | appstore | abcnews | translate | emotions | tips | identify | language |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.

...choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. App Store users have downloaded well over two billion apps, continuing to make it the world’s most popular applications store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:00 PM | Tags (10) | 100000 | apps | appstore | gaming | industry | iphone | ipodtouch | itunes | macrumors | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.

Yes folks, there is actually an app that can set you back $1,000 at this very moment. On the plus side, if you have the money to burn you'll be awarded with some kind of digital VIP status for bars and night clubs. Whoopie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:27 AM | Tags (8) | apple | iphone | apps | store | wired | overpriced | pricey | vip |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.

To celebrate the opening, eBay is hosting cocktail parties on Nov. 19 and Black Friday (notoriously one of the best days of the year for retailers). To further boost the shopping fervor, limited numbers  of “daily deal” items will be given to the first 100 shoppers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:24 PM | Tags (11) | auctions | auctions | blackfriday | brick | ebay | giveaways | holidays | items | mortar | shopping | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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