Summer is almost gone, but there's still time to get in a same vacation. Vern Seward points out 3 iOS tour guides to help. Rock Creek Park Walking Tours, New York Beyond Sight, Palace at Versailles, all free for your iPhone and iPad.
Five major publishers filed a protest against the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) proposed remedy for Apple in the company's iBooks pricing antitrust conviction. HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Macmillan filed court documents arguing that the DOJ's proposal would retroactively alter the terms of their own settlement with the DOJ in the same case.
Reference books (and apps) don't have to be boring. Vern Seward proves it with three free iOS reference apps in this week's Free on iTunes. DataFinder, Atlas by Collins, Abraham Lincoln Interactive Biography.
The U.S. Department of Justice doesn't want much, just control over Apple's entire iTunes business. This, because Apple had the audacity to do something that same DOJ had failed to do, which was bring competition to the ebook market.
Apple Inc. has responded to the U.S. Department of Justice's proposed antitrust remedy, calling it draconian, unprecedented, punitive, and overreaching. The DOJ proposed on Friday morning a sweeping series of remedies to correct price fixing behavior Apple was convicted of engaging in.
Apple released iTunes 11.1 beta 1 to developers on Monday, a release that includes iTunes Radio for the first time on a Mac. iTunes Radio is a streaming music service that will compete with the likes of Pandora, and to a lesser extent, Spotify.
Looking for a good art magazine to pass some idle time on your iPhone or iPad? Vern Seward points out three freebie in this week's Free on iTunes: Installation, Extraordinary Vision, and Verso.
Podcast subscriptions have topped the 1 billion mark at the iTunes Store, and to celebrate the milestone Apple highlighting popular shows dating back to 2005 when the podcasting section was first added to iTunes.
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iTunes isn't the only place where people can subscribe to podcasts, so the total number of podcast subscriptions must be well over a billion. Podcasting is changing how and where we get our news and entertainment. We're still at the beginning of this information revolution.
As with reading glasses, sometimes all we need is a bit of sound magnification. In this week's Free on iTunes, Vern Seward point out 3 iOS app that may give you super hearing.
Apple has been shopping networks and studios a service that would allow users to skip commercials for a fee. The negotiations represent a new spearhead from Apple to bring a premium TV platform to market, with the company seeing revenue-for-ad-skipping as an opportunity to get its corporate foot in the door.
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