Monthly Archives: June 2011

Apple Backpedals on In-App Subscription Pricing

As reported by our sister site MacRumors early this morning, Apple has changed the pricing guidelines for in-app purchases that it first rolled out in February, removing a requirement that made selling content within apps much less appealing to publishers. Previously, Apple required that publishers offer content via in-app purchase at the same or a… Read more »

‘Evernote Peek’ Turns Your iPad 2 with Smart Cover into Study Tool

Evernote, the California-based company that provides services and tools to save and archive notes, has released Evernote Peek for the iPad 2. Peek is a study aid meant to work with Apple’s magnetic Smart Cover as a self-quiz question and answer tool. Evernote Peek is the first app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover!… Read more »

Apple Announces 2011 Design Award Winners

Apple announced the winners of its 2011 Design Awards yesterday at WWDC to recognize iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps that demonstrated excellence in design, innovation and technical excellence. To be eligible, apps had to be available in the iOS and Mac App stores by May 23. The selected winners receive an Apple Design Award trophy… Read more »

Apple Releases iTunes 10.3

Following yesterday’s slew of announcements about iOS 5, iCloud and Lion at the WWDC keynote event, Apple has released iTunes 10.3 that includes iTunes in the Cloud for automatic downloading of purchased music, including previously-purchased songs, to multiple devices and other features. What’s new in iTunes 10.3 Introducing iTunes in the Cloud beta. The music… Read more »

Apple Announces iCloud Storage, Syncing, and Back-up Service

Also announced at today’s WWDC keynote was Apple’s new iCloud service, a more robust replacement for MobileMe that offers over-the-air storage and synchronization features for email, contacts, calendar, photos, documents, app data and music. iCloud will be available with 5GB of storage for free in the fall when iOS 5 is released. iTunes in the… Read more »

Mac OS X Lion to Be Available via Mac App Store in July for $29.99

At today’s WWDC keynote, Apple executives previewed the next version of the Macintosh operating system dubbed Lion and announced that it will be available for purchase only via the Mac App Store as a compact 4GB upgrade from Snow Leopard priced at $29.99. The Mac has outpaced the PC industry every quarter for five years… Read more »

‘Expo Bingo’ Turns WWDC Announcements into a Game

Apple’s WWDC keynote will be taking place today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern and the rumors are flying about what will be revealed. Apple already announced last week that the event will focus on iOS 5, its new iCloud service, and Mac OS X Lion though surprisingly few leaks so far provide… Read more »

Apple Releases Official WWDC iOS App

If you’re one of the lucky developers who managed to get pass to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference before they sold out in under 12 hours in late March, Apple has released an official WWDC app to help you navigate the conference. WWDC 2011 is a free universal app that will allow attendees to… Read more »

iMovie and GarageBand for iOS Get New Features, Enhancements

Apple updated its iMovie and GarageBand iOS apps yesterday adding new features, bug fixes, and more. Most notably, GarageBand now supports audio out via AirPlay and Bluetooth accessories while both GarageBand and iMovie can now play audio through through Apple’s own Digital AV Adapter accessory. iMovie was first released for the iPhone 4 last June…. Read more »