If you or someone you know spends a lot of time buying music, apps, movies, and other digital content via iTunes, Walmart has a serious deal for you. The retail giant is offering 20% off on digitally delivered iTunes gift cards. Specifically, you can purchase a $100 iTunes gift card for $80.
It's time to get realistic about all the Apple TV rumors - with an Apple TV device that's essentially a box and a controller that hook up to any TV you like, there's no reason for Apple to take any other steps. Today's inside tip comes from the Wall Street Journal where they say Apple is speaking with cable providers to get an in on wired content not provided by iTunes. While it does make sense that they'd head out and make sure they've got all the right connections in the industry before releasing a product, this simply does not fit with Apple's way of doing business.
This week it appears that Apple is taking the war to Google in more places than just the courtroom as the dedicated YouTube app long-present in the basic build of iOS for iPhone and iPad has been nixed in the beta for iOS 6. This move by Apple has the potential to deal a massive blow to Google as the owner of the world's most popular online video service, while no sign has been shown yet of what Apple intends to replace the omnipotent mobile staple with. Apple has included YouTube as an app on every version of the iPhone since its launch in 2007 - until now.
Hulu Plus may have arrived on the Apple TV today, popping up unexpectedly on the company's set-top box, but there's no word on what held up the release of an app that was supposedly functionally ready eight months ago. According to rumors back in November 2011, Hulu had already finalized its Hulu Plus software for the Apple TV and was merely waiting for the Cupertino company's own approval for release, something which Apple was oddly reticent to grant.
The Total Recall Game just launched on Android and iOS to mark the upcoming feature film based on a remake of the 1990 movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The new movie is expected to have a different plot compared to the original, and the first-person shooter game will follow the same storyline as the remake.
This week Apple is letting loose not only details of this most recent financial quarter, but their expectations for the future as well. The crew speaking with investors on their Q3 financial call spoke on iCloud, noting that users of the service now number close to 150 million in all. Speaking on how they're extremely excited about iOS 6, the company's next mobile operating system release, they spoke up on how the current generation of the software has yielded fabulous results for developers, with $5.5 billion dollars paid to App Store developers this past quarter along.
It appears that there's some miscommunication going on in the world of iOS developers as Zanther, Inc, is reporting that Apple has forced them to keep iPad 1 compatibility on their app even though it's more advanced than the single-core processor should be able to handle. If you see this app on the app store now you'll find the message "this update not recommended for iPad 1 users" while the developers have released a message to the press requesting that something be done about their situation.
This week the Russian fellow known for his hacking of the in-app purchase function for Apple's mobile operating system has declared that "it's all over." He added "...for now" to his chat on the subject, saying that he'll still be keeping his exploit up for download even though it no longer works in the current version of Apple's iOS. Alexey Borodin, as he's known, will be working to keep security strong in the system - such is his ultimate goal, or so he says.
Users won’t have to plug in a password anymore for downloading free apps once iOS 6 hits. Developers working with the latest beta have reported that Apple no longer prompts users to enter their password before a free app can be downloaded, according to Cult of Mac. It applies to both new ones and programs that are being re-downloaded.
Following the big international roll out of iTunes movies in the Cloud, it looks like Apple and Twentieth Century Fox have finally made films available for U.S. users via iTunes in the Cloud after months of waiting around for it. iTunes movies in the Cloud was initially launched back in March, but Fox and Universal had agreements in place with HBO that restricted films from being included. It had been said that the studios were in negotiations to work something out.