Apple sued for stifling debate about iPhone software
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against Apple over the latter's attempt to stop members of a site called BluWiki from discussing how to put music apps Winamp and Songbird on an iPhone.
April 29, 2009
Reports claim Apple working on new devices for Verizon
The US rumour-mill has gone into overdrive this week with speculation that Apple may end the US iPhone monopoly of AT&T, and sign some kind of a deal with rival Verizon Wireless.
April 28, 2009
SeeqPod site goes down as CEO claims acquisition talks
Over the weekend, music search engine SeeqPod went down, meaning people couldn't use it to search for or play songs.
April 27, 2009
Apple reveals impressive Q1 financials
Downturn? What downturn? Apple has reported revenues of $8.16 billion for the first quarter of 2009, up 8.7% year-on-year.
April 23, 2009
Leaf Trombone World Stage goes live for iPhone
Forget iPhone apps promoting bands, or streaming music apps, or anything serious. The best iPhone music app ever (possibly) just debuted on the App Store. It's called Leaf Trombone World Stage, and is the work of Smule,...
April 15, 2009
Apple launches countdown to 1bn iPhone app downloads
Apple has launched an online countdown for its App Store, ticking towards the one billion app downloads mark for iPhone and iPod touch. It stands at 950 million at the time of writing. Whoever nabs the billionth will win...
April 14, 2009
Variable pricing on iTunes: Day One
Yesterday saw Apple's iTunes Store finally go entirely DRM-free, but that also meant the introduction of variable pricing – which in the US, means three price points for iTunes downloads: $0.69, existing price...
April 8, 2009
Video: Tap Tap Coldplay game for iPhone
Coldplay have their own iPhone music game, courtesy of US developer Tapulous. It's a revamped version of that company's Tap Tap Revenge game, meaning the British band are following in Nine Inch Nails and Weezer's...
April 7, 2009
Apple bans developers from selling iPhone apps outside the App Store
We wrote recently about the launch of several unofficial application stores for iPhone, and it hasn't taken long for Apple to crack down.
April 3, 2009
Nokia to Apple: `We are beating iPhone hands-down’
Nokia's Anssi Vanjoki has put the smackdown on Apple in an interview with VentureBeat. Well, kind of.
April 3, 2009
App Store contract reveals developer-unfriendly returns policy
Mobile application developers have been rhapsodising about the iPhone's App Store in recent months, but it turns out there's a potentially nasty downside buried in their contracts.
March 26, 2009