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Apple Counts Up to 10 Billion App Downloads, Offers $10,000 Gift Card as Thanks

Apple Counts Up to 10 Billion App Downloads, Offers $10,000 Gift Card as Thanks

On April 10th, 2009, Apple started a contest for those who love the App Store, and downloading applications from it. They announced that they were catching up to the 1 billion downloads mark, and to celebrate the company wanted to hand out a $10,000 iTunes gift card, along with a few other prizes. On April 24th, they closed down the contest, as they officially passed the 1 billion downloads mark. Now, Apple is ready to celebrate again, as they've put up the app download counter again, this time tracking their arrival at 10 billion downloads. And once again, you could win if you're lucky enough.

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MLB At Bat Highest Grossing App for iOS in 2010

MLB At Bat Highest Grossing App for iOS in 2010

As you might have noticed, this year's iTunes Rewind let us know the tops of all categories as far as sales and such go. One that stuck out is MLB At Bat 2010 for iPhone and iPod touch, named highest grossing app by Apple, that's first overall across ALL categories of paid apps in 2010. (And as a bonus, the iPad version was the highest grossing app in the sports category, but who's counting?) Major League Baseball is counting - this game "At Bat" gave users the first full season of live video for EVERY GAME, being accessed 37 million times during the 2010 season.

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Tangible Digital Music via C60 by IDEO

Tangible Digital Music via C60 by IDEO

If you're like me, and people call you a hipster because you collect records and still play music on your iPod instead of on your record player which you might or might not actually own, this will interest you severely. Behold a project that was born like all sweet industrial design projects are: as a concept. Inside the book "I Miss My Pencil" there was a project that became this reality: a surface, shaped to recall the size and shape of a record (or a stack of records, rather) or a record player, called C60 (Redux). In this project by IDEO, all you've got to do is place your music cards (the size of cassette tapes) down on the surface and your speakers (via your computer) will play the song you desire.

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Apple Products to No Longer Be Sold at Costco Membership Warehouse

Apple Products to No Longer Be Sold at Costco Membership Warehouse

Ruh roh! It appears that because of reasons surrounding the facts that while Costco has carried iPods and iTunes cards from their retail locations for quite a while now, Apple has never allowed them to sell Apple items on their webpage (like other retailers can) and Costco didn't gain distribution rights for the iPad, Costco's pulling the plug. Costco is said to be the third largest retailer and the largest membership warehouse dealer in the USA. Them stopping sales of Apple products completely is almost certainly going to be a stinger in Apple's side.

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Project Magazine for iPad Gets Hands-on, Takes a Swing at The Daily

Project Magazine for iPad Gets Hands-on, Takes a Swing at The Daily

As you might well be aware, the new magazine for iPad, Project, was released this morning. Amid reports that it's both cool and ... not innovative enough, comes a punch from Chris Bell (who's working with the magazine to "guide it along") at Rupert Murdoch, whose "The Daily" newspaper will perhaps attempt to compete with Project in the future: "As Project went on sale, reports emerged that Rupert Murdoch will soon launch an iPad-only newspaper called The Daily, after it came to him in a dream or something. Which, like all Murdoch products, shall doubtless enrich humankind with its impartial political analysis and rolling coverage of shit exploding. Also: hi-def nudity, fingers crossed. But the point stands: the irascible Aussie despot doesn’t throw his corked hat into the cyber ring until he’s sure of a market."

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