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Applications Opinion

Have you been doing the 12 Days of Christmas with Apple?

I’ve long been a super fan of Apple’s 12 Days of Christmas concept. Launched quite a while ago now, the app offers users free downloads (games, books, apps) each day for 12 days after Christmas. It’s a genius concept because it helps bring the new consumers into the ecosystem without the inevitable payment friction — […]

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Services

The Walking Dead fans: Get US iTunes credit and buy Season 3 now!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two seasons of The Walking Dead zombie apocalypse, both via iTunes. I think I bought the first season from iTunes UK and then bought the second one via the US iTunes store. I just couldn’t wait… and actually, I think it might have been slightly cheaper as the exchange […]

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Services

Do you need US iTunes Store credit? I recommend JerryCards.com!

I’ve had a US iTunes account for quite a while now. It’s been thoroughly useful across the years when I’ve needed to test out an app or service that’s only available in the United States app store. One of the benefits of having an account is that you can also purchase other content — not […]

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Applications Devices

Looks like Apple might be getting serious on iPad catalogues

Eagle-eyed top man Aaron Watkins at PR firm Appency was checking out his client’s app in the iTunes App Store last night when he noticed the app now had a new top level category assigned to it. Previously it was lumped into the rather generic “Lifestyle” category. Now it’s in the “Catalogs” category. Aaron’s client, […]

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Opinion Services

I’m getting serious pain from Apple’s ‘services’.. enough to move away? Quite possibly.

I think my problem with Apple began when, without any flipping explanation at all, the latest version of their operating system required me, by default, to start scrolling upwards instead of downwards. Or was it the other way around? I can’t remember. I don’t care. I don’t want to care. This is why I pay […]

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Services

iTunes with iCloud: Finally the ‘frustration’ ends

For years I’ve been rather frustrated every time I think about iTunes. I’ve got 40GB free on my 1,000GB drive. Yes, I’ve got a *dedicated* iTunes hard disk in my main Mac Pro. It’s flipping ridiculous. Buy a 2GB movie for £9 and unfortunately it’s now your problem to manage the file. I want to […]

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Operators Services

Orange Thursdays Film To Go: Have you downloaded today’s movie?

Somebody somewhere at Everything Everywhere needs a big, big pat on the back. The deal that Orange has done with Apple to give away free movie rentals every Thursday (full info) will have cost the company money, no doubt. However it appears to be paying huge dividends. Everybody who subscribes to the iTunes newsletter — […]

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Operators Opinion

Orange Film To Go: Free iTunes movies on Thursday – genius move

It’s not often that I feel ready to pronounce good news in the mobile industry, especially when it comes to mobile operators. For the most part, mobile operators collectively have their heads in the sand. Frankly, it’s been utterly depressing to watch. Oh, I know you’re not all bad. Collectively, you’re utter shit. Individually, though […]

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Applications

Apple’s 10 billionth download? Paper Glider from UK developer, Neon Play!

The eagerly awaited winners of the 10 billionth download from iTunes App Store are finally revealed. Gail Davis from Orpington was the lucky downloader of “Paper Glider”, developed by Neon Play – a start-up UK developer. Gail Davis of Orpington in Kent was browsing for apps over the weekend, when she stumbled upon “Paper Glider” […]

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News

The Beatles arrive on iTunes and nobody gives a toss

There was no small amount of excitement around the marketplace this week in anticipation of the ‘iTunes Announcement’. Many I spoke to were hoping to hear about the much fabled iTunes-in-the-cloud service. Me too. I’ve had enough dicking about with my own media files. I have multiple machines, multiple devices and I am aghast that […]

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Applications Devices

What’s the largest # of iPhones/iPads activated on an iTunes account?

Following on from my post the other day where I asked if anyone knew the limit of iPhone/iPad activations per iTunes account, it seems that reader MAQ_Ecosse has managed to activate 28 iPhones on one account. In practice, that means that MAQ’s organisation only needs one iTunes account and — by definition — only has […]

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Devices

How many iPhones/iPads can I activate on one account?

Another question for you, dear reader. This time it’s about iPhones and iPads. Right now I have 5 iPhones and one iPad each syncing beautifully. I plug them into my Mac Pro and sync. Job done, all is fine. If I buy an application on my iPhone 4, and then try and download it on […]