Since the end of last week, Apple has added information relating to the inclusion of purchases integrated into applications. Below the button showing the price or the word “free” to start downloading the application, Apple now displays “Includes integrated shopping.” This information appears on the App Store via iTunes on Mac and PC, but also directly on iOS devices.
Apple recently settled a dispute amicably concerning purchases made by a child for several thousand dollars within the same application. This amendment is intended to clarify things even vis-à-vis users, clearly indicating that the application in question has paid additional content. This new test should also allow Apple to refine parental controls on iOS devices disappear by example applications with integrated shopping the App Store.
June 2012: Apple announces that it has sold 130 million digital books via iTunes or iBooks app. A little over two years later, in October 2012, the total would reach 400 million copies sold. In just 16 months, Apple would be able to sell 270 million ebooks or an average of 17 million units per month. And $ 1.8 billion of revenue in the key.
Posted by Horace Dediu analyst, these figures are very interesting. If the books are far from iOS applications the number of copies downloaded, they are also much more expensive (often more than 10 euros for the most downloaded) and therefore relate a lot of money. However, the analyst prefers to base its calculation on the basis of an average price of just under 7 euros. Logic methodology since it takes to balance the free downloads books to balance everything.
Of the $ 1.8 billion of revenue generated, therefore keep Apple, according to the analyst, about 500 million. And during that time, some still claim saint recently that the digital book is the Apocalypse.
Apple has long established programs to equip students with a maximum design computers. A policy that pays off, since Mac student becomes potentially a worker on Mac.
The university sector is important for Apple, which has released some figures about it. Already, we learn that iTunes U – available in 30 countries – just recorded its billionth download. As a reminder, it is a platform for higher education institutions, who can post content they create to make them available to other researchers and students. Apple is pleased to see that the mayonnaise is also outside of the United States, with 60% of downloads made outside the USA. The largest contributors to iTunes U are still the American universities, in which we find the head and MIT Cambridge Boston, or Duke and Yale.
Another impressive figure, the number of iPad sold by Apple through its education sector. In total, there are actually 8 million iPad were sold to students at TechCrunch Apple confesses, including 4.5 million in the United States. And iPad sales would go to students that accelerates, what the health of the iPad mini is not necessarily foreign.
With the update of iTunes to 11 version, Apple has added a very features that allows users to search songs. Previously the mini-player has only the volume control, play/pause and next and previous track, but now you can find the search box there.
You can enter the keywords and hit the search button. The search will classify between title of the songs, albums and artists. You can find your favorite songs easily with these categories. To play or add songs to the playlist, you click on “+”.
It seems to be the right time to shut down Ping now. We have already heard that Apple wants to shut this service down but there are some users still want to use this service making the company reluctant to come up with final decision. Now with the release of iTunes version we can gain more access to Facebook and Twitter. It can call an end to Ping on September 30.
After a couple of days after onset in Italian cinemas of Men in Black 3, Gameloft launches official game for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The battle for Earth begins.
The official game of the Men in Black 3 arrives in the App Store and Google Play, ready to be installed on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
In certain situations, such as an earthquake, a little help can come from technology. Our goal is certainly not to speculate or even to advertise certain applications or services; on the contrary, our aim is to get aware of possible “solutions”.
It is Earthquake Alerm. This is an app that alerts you of the arrival of the earthquake activity by identifying the seismic “compression” and before the destructive “seismic shear waves” reach your area. Produces a strong and distinctive sound of an alarm, to wake up in case of arrival of earthquakes identifies many kilometers away.
It is available on App Store for $0.99.
Built-in alarm clock device is excellent, but dull and not always convenient to adjust it for an hour is needed, let me introduce to you the TikTok, a special alarm clock designed.
With TikTok you can set the time comes you want to wake up, the clock can allow you to select special music, or allow you to wake up with images. Beyond his ability to make you get up in the morning to the sounds of special or unusual pictures, you will TikTok breathtaking range of watches.
TikTok is free to download with iOS 4.3 or above.
Apple has managed to push another update for its itunes for both Windows and Mac. Now it comes to version 10.6.1. With this update,it improves overall performance including smooth video playig, syncing with iPod and more.
What’s new with iTunes 10.6.1:
- Fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices.
- Addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are incorrectly described by VoiceOver and WindowEyes.
- Fixes a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive while syncing iPod nano or iPod shuffle.
- Resolves an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes in your iTunes library on Apple TV.
Among the most favorite game offered by Rovio, one the most updated is Angry Birds Seasons. It is a version dedicated to different period of year. Now we are in Spring mode. Just as mentioned, Angry Birds Seasons received update regularly reflecting the current time of year as well as particular holiday.
As the latest one we have Chinese New Year and now Spring. Each new season, Rovio introduces new features and levels which you will always enjoy new obstacles.
Right now Angry Birds Seasons is in 2.3 version and there are 15 new levels with springtime were introduced too.
You can purchase it now from App Store for $0.99.