Itunes News & Analysis
| Monday Nov 25, 2013
Apple finally confirmed this weekend that it acquired PrimeSense, the Israeli company that developed the Kinect 3D motion sensor for Microsoft. So what does the deal mean in practical terms?
Having miniaturized its sensors, 3D gesture tech will likely end up in future iPhones and iPads. Expect future generations of these products to offer advanced depth perception and perhaps face and feature recognition, as well as a new range of gestures available without touching the device.
| Thursday May 23, 2013
The rollercoaster success story of Mailbox, acquired by Dropbox after barely a month in existence, should get heavy email users excited as the iPad version of the app arrives to save their in-box.
| Friday Apr 26, 2013
With the announcement of its Worldwide Developer Conference for June, Apple has set the wheels in motion for the reveal of iOS 7, a monumental event if Apple is to keep up with the ingrained social-media-friendly, music-streaming and up-front services that users now expect.
| Thursday Apr 18, 2013
Twitter's music app is now live for mere mortals, after its celeb-only launch last week. Prepare to find new music or your favorites, via the power of social media and popular apps.
| Monday Jan 28, 2013
Those on LTE networks with the latest model iOS devices get better support from the new Apple update, while Passbook, iTunes Match and a few other features get a quick touch-up.
| Monday Dec 10, 2012
Apple's beleaguered Maps app users get another warning, this time from Australian Police, called out to rescue several lost travellers in recent months trying to navigate a Victoria State National Park.
| Tuesday Dec 4, 2012
Showing just how important the global stage is to all tech players, Apple has rolled out iTunes with local artists to many new territories, while China Unicom bags 100,000 pre-orders on day one for the iPhone 5.
| Tuesday Oct 23, 2012
Since the unveiling of the original iPad, there have been mutterings about it perhaps being smaller, followed by a stream of rumors since the first small, cheap, Android models appeared. Today, those rumors end and the real deal is shown, with a live stream of the event breaking with recent Apple tradition.
| Thursday Sep 13, 2012
Apple expended huge amounts of time and effort creating what it considers to be the ultimate smartphone. What does the world think of the new iPhone 5, and what could Apple have done better as it faced an impossible task to live up to the hype?
| Tuesday Sep 11, 2012
One of the first ever apps for the iPhone, Apple's own YouTube player is being removed in iOS 6.0. But Google is ahead of the game and has already launched its own video player with new features.
| Tuesday Aug 7, 2012
Since the launch of the very first iPhone, the YouTube app has sat proudly on the front screen, eager to play the latest video content. That all changes as Apple cuts it from the smartphone, for various reasons, in the upcoming iOS 6.0.
| Wednesday Jun 13, 2012
Among all the shiny new announcements at WWDC, Apple's social service Ping looks like it was left to exit via the back doors, without so much as a goodbye wave. But what will Apple be looking to add for users with the next iTunes upgrade?
| Friday Jun 8, 2012
Facebook promised its App Center last month and has now launched the shop front for web and download apps. It caters for both Facebook desktop and mobile users, with iOS and Android users getting some 600 apps to try.
| Monday May 28, 2012
Regardless of whether the end users are there to buy them, if content producers will play ball or if Apple needs to risk huge capital in making them, it seems the company is starting early production with its Chinese partners of HDTV sets, as polls suggest current iOS users will be the lead converts.
| Tuesday May 1, 2012
Yes, I know, it’s a pretty harsh title, but I experience this week after week: ERP vendors coming up with the cloud-hosted copy of their ERP software and not understanding why it doesn’t sell. I wrote this post to stop them repeating this mistake and to share the lessons I’ve seen at least 10 times in the last three months.