UK users prefer Amazon to iTunes for downloading music
A survey conducted by Strategy Analytics claims that 26% of UK broadband users cite Amazon as their preferred service from which to buy digital music, compared to the 23% who said iTunes. This, despite Amazon only launching...
February 25, 2009
Depeche Mode first artist to offer an iTunes Pass to fans
Would you pay $18.99 to get a bunch of exclusive content around the new Depeche Mode album (plus the album itself)? That's the offer being touted by Apple with a new iTunes Store feature called iTunes Pass.As the blurb...
February 24, 2009
iPhone apps for Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls and other UMG artists
Interscope Geffen A&M is launching iPhone applications for five of its key artists, through a partnership with mobile firm Kyte. The five are Lady Gaga, the Pussycat Dolls, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, the All American Rejects,...
February 23, 2009
Nokia Ovi Store: a smarter App Store?
Nokia has unveiled its new mobile app store which it hopes will take on Apple's App Store. It's called Ovi Store, and will launch in May, replacing Nokia's existing Nokia Download, MOSH and WidSets services.In...
February 16, 2009
Beggars using free iPhone games to promote artists
Beggars Group has launched an iPhone game based on XL/Merok artist Titus Andronicus, to promote the band's debut album The Airing of Grievances. The game is free to download, and has just gone live on the App Store.It's...
February 12, 2009
Apple’s new iPod boss cleared to start work
Apple and IBM have been tussling over Mark Papermaster, who left his job at the latter to become the former's new SVP of devices and hardware engineering.IBM threatened to sue over a non-compete clause in his contract,...
January 28, 2009
Apple shares plummet as Steve Jobs announces medical leave of absence
Apple boss Steve Jobs has announced plans to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June, due to his ongoing health problems.”During the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex...
January 15, 2009
Report claims Apple taking iTunes fully DRM-free tonight
A report on CNET claims that Apple could announce a fully DRM-free iTunes Store as soon as tonight's MacWorld keynote speech. Another unfounded rumour?Perhaps not – this one has specific details, claiming that...
January 6, 2009
MacWorld 2009: iTunes Store going DRM-free by end of Q1
Apple has announced major changes to the iTunes Store in its keynote speech at the MacWorld show in San Francisco, including making it entirely DRM-free by the end of March. That story on CNET yesterday was pretty bang on,...
January 6, 2009
Steve Jobs not dying: it’s a “hormone imbalance”
Apple boss Steve Jobs has issued a statement clarifying the state of his health, after intensifying blogosphere chatter that his absence from this week's MacWorld conference was due to serious health problems.Not so,...
January 5, 2009
iPhone Nano rumours rear their head again
Looking for stone-cold proof that Apple is planning to launch a cut-down version of its iPhone called the iPhone Nano? Well, you won't find it here. But what you will find is some new speculation, based on the age-old...
December 23, 2008