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iTunes lack of cloud support = Shit

Last night I blew 7 quid on an Above & Beyond trance album. I find good trance music useful when I’m working on extended projects that need focused attention. I bought the album on my iPhone. I listed to some of the tracks immediately and marvelled at the technological advances that made the experience possible. […]

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Applications

AppsFire has had enough; withdraws from iTunes App Store

AppsFire, the app discovery service has decided to pull it’s app from the iTunes App Store citing quite a few different issues, most notably the fact that it took months for the app store team to respond to some of their queries. I like the AppsFire concept, I really do. Although it is particularly complicated […]

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Spotify vs iTunes vs Omnifone

Last night I wanted to listen to a song. I’d heard it on the radio and decided I’d ‘get it’. Normally that means a quick search on iTunes and then a ‘buy’ click. Then I need to wait a few seconds for it to actually download. Last night I had done the iTunes search, located […]

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Publish.Ovi.com – get your app on it

Nokia’s iTunes app store equivalent is called the ‘Ovi Store’. publish.ovi.com is the address you need. You can register today. 70 percent revenue share to the developer and you can monetise across a whole host of countries. The first handset with Ovi Store pre-installed? The N97. But most of your recent Nokia handsets will be […]

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Devices

iTunes m4p to mp3 converter/ripper?

So now I have my DRM-free iTunes files. Finally. I had to download about 1,000 tracks from the service in ‘iTunes Plus non-DRM (sort of)’ format. Theoretically I can stick them on my Nokia. But I’d like these M4P files I’ve got to be held in MP3 format. It’s just a much more portable medium […]

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Nokia’s Comes With Music goes on the road

The Finish Fone makers all you can eat music download service has just expanded its buffet table, to seat other countries that weren’t previously allowed at the table. In a very tentatively  linked intro that no doubt you’ll forgive us for one day, Nokia has opened up its music store to include other countries tracks […]

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iTunes ‘Plus’ will rock if I can put tracks on my Nokia

I logged into iTunes the other day and was prompted by a huge message at the top of my screen to consider going ‘DRM-free’. DRM-free to me means I can play my iTunes tracks on my Nokia. Or LG. Or any other music-capable device. But I can’t quite get a straight answer from anywhere as […]

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iPhone Nano ‘in the works’

I saw a Tweet via Mike Butcher about the iPhone Nano. The author of the post on eetimes cites ‘various reports’ but doesn’t define them. I’ve heard a lot about the Nano and I’m looking forward to seeing the fruits of Apple’s labour. I’ve been highly frustrated with the fact that the iPhone is completely […]

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iTunes App Store promo codes arrive. Genius!

Jason at TechCrunch picked this one up via MacRumours: Apple’s App Store has finally given developers the ability to release up to 50 promotional codes for their applications, allowing them distribute their apps to press and friends free of charge directly through the App Store. This is going to be really, REALLY useful for developers. […]

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Applications

Ed Lea’s TV Plus storms the iTunes App Store Chart

London mobile developer Ed Lea is, I suspect, smiling brightly. Why? Well, his second iPhone application, TV Plus, has stormed up the iTunes UK App Store charts and dominates the number one slot. And we love it. Big congratulations are due to Ed! If you recall, we first covered Ed Lea’s services when he emailed […]

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Placeshift your mobile music (and iTunes files) anywhere with Didiom

This note is from Tom Adler of Didiom, a very interesting new service that’s all about ‘placeshifting’ your music to any device. Let’s get the overview from Tom. – – – – – Hi Ewan, I am writing to invite you to test out a new mobile service that we’ve just launched called Didiom. Didiom […]

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100m applications downloaded from iTunes App Store

Got this in from Apple: Apple(R) today announced that iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) touch users have downloaded more than 100 million applications from its groundbreaking new App Store since its launch on July 11, 2008. More than 3,000 applications are currently available on the App Store, with over 90 percent priced at less than $10 and […]