Beats Music launches an Apple TV app
While the iPhone and iPad-owning world was trying to download Apple’s iOS 8 software update last night, the company was also quietly pushing out the latest update for its set-top boxes. The update included a new app:...
September 20, 2014
Every month, 100m people watch Vine video clips
Twitter’s Vine video app got a small but significant update yesterday: the ability (on iOS only for now) to import videos stored on your iPhone and turn them into six-second clips for sharing via Vine. Previously, clips...
August 25, 2014
gTar maker Incident Technologies launches new Learn app
Incident Technologies is the company behind the gTar: a digital guitar with a multi-touch LED fretboard and a slot for your iPhone – using them to teach you how to play guitar. Now the firm has launched a new educational...
August 22, 2014
300m smartphones shipped in Q2, with 84.7% of them Android
Research firm IDC has published its latest estimates for global smartphone shipments, this time from the second quarter of 2014. It says that handset makers shipped 301.3m smartphones during the quarter, up 25.3% year-on-year....
August 19, 2014
Drake vs Lil Wayne app wants fans to button-mash mid-gig
Rappers Drake and Lil Wayne have set off on a high-profile joint tour of the US this week, and we’re fascinated by the role its official app is playing in the concerts. Released for iPhone just in time for opening night,...
August 18, 2014
Developers fretting about the market for paid mobile apps
A couple of articles written by app developers this week have highlighted growing unrest about the size of the market for paid (as opposed to freemium) apps. Jared Sinclair has provided a “candid look” at the first year...
July 30, 2014
The $20 Android smartphone is coming this year
As the maker of processors for a range of mobile devices, ARM has a good view of the evolving smartphone market. figures presented at its Tech Day for journalists and analysts threw up one important stat: the $20 smartphone....
July 8, 2014
DJZ pivoting into remix site – complete with own Crossfader app
In September 2012, Turntable.fm co-founder Seth Goldstein raised $1m to launch a new dance-music news site called DJZ, before following up with another $2m in March 2013. It doesn’t appear to have been a lucrative moneymaker...
June 30, 2014
What So Not teams with Campari for PlayPacks music app
Here’s an interesting app partnership between an artist and a brand: the artist being Australian duo What So Not, and the brand being Campari’s American Honey alcohol line. The app is called PlayPacks, released...
June 30, 2014
Universal launches subscription-based music app with fitness chain David Lloyd
Universal Music has a brand new music app out for iPhone and Android – the latest release under its U-Apps brand. The app is David Lloyd Playlist, which appears to be a partnership with the UK-based chain of fitness clubs....
June 30, 2014
PRS for Music? There’s an app for that…
British collecting society PRS for Music has released its first iPhone app: a free download from Apple’s App Store, although naturally it requires a registered account to be used by a songwriter. “The most popular...
June 28, 2014