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iTunes may not be ran at breakeven anymore

iTunes may not be ran at breakeven anymore

It's hard to believe that Apple's incredibly popular iTunes Store has been around for 10 years as of next month. When Apple first launched iTunes, the technology company announced that it wanted to run the store at breakeven. During the early days of digital content when people weren't used to purchasing music and other items as digital files, running at a breakeven was an understandable goal.

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Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter is apparently looking to bring some music into its service. The company is getting ready to use We Are Hunted, a music discovery service it had acquired 6 months ago, to help build itself a standalone music app. The app will give personalized music recommendations to users based on the musical artists the user follows, and the musical artists the user's followers follow. The service, while less personalized, will still be usable for those without a Twitter account.

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HTC SyncManager update to put the focus on iPhone imports

HTC SyncManager update to put the focus on iPhone imports

HTC recently announced the One smartphone and it looks like the company is going to try and make things a bit simpler for those switching from an iPhone. HTC is reportedly working on improving their SyncManager software so that it will be able to import data from an iPhone backup file. These are the files that are created with iTunes and if things arrive as expected, One users should be able to get data to include images and videos as well as calendar entries and text messages.

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New Apple ad focuses on the 300,000 apps available for the iPad

New Apple ad focuses on the 300,000 apps available for the iPad

Apple launches a new ad campaign that simultaneously boosts their iPad's brand image while attacking every other tablet out there. Their new ad campaign features both the iPad and iPad Mini, but the main focus is the "300,000 apps" that are available and optimized for Apple's tablets. Apple highlights that there is an app out there for every type of consumer, and they have been made to take full advantage of the screen real estate on both iPads.


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Dropbox for iOS offers new notifications and a pdf reader

Dropbox for iOS offers new notifications and a pdf reader

Dropbox for iOS has just been updated to version 2.1, and with it comes a few updates that should make your Dropbox experience much more pleasant. In order to take advantage of this new Dropbox update, your mobile device has to be on iOS 5 or higher. The update is only about 13.8MB, so you won't have to worry about the update taking up all of your space on your iPhone/iPad (if you do, you should probably move some files on over to Dropbox).


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iPhone “Mailbox” live in app store, keeps a line outside

iPhone “Mailbox” live in app store, keeps a line outside

The first rule of running a successful nightclub is: always keep a line - and that's exactly what the folks at Orchestra are doing to make their new app "Mailbox" a success right out of the box here at launch. This app is what the developers describe as an end-all be-all organizational tool for your mailboxes of all kinds, especially if you're a Gmail user working with an iPhone. Registration for this app began well before the app was released to the iTunes app store and now, here on launch day, a massive line of those "in line in front of you" begins.

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