Google TV Announced: Touted As AppleTV Killer

Google TV Announced: Touted As AppleTV Killer
Image: Reuters UK Google had their I/O conference last week, and one of their big reveals was the Google TV. The concept is to bring the web to your TV so that you can watch Hulu, YouTube, etc. Sounds exciting. But as with all things Apple, it’s now touted as an AppleTV killer. Here’s how Read more…

Apple Owns 26% of Music Sales – Is That a Bad Thing?

Apple Owns 26% of Music Sales - Is That a Bad Thing?
A recent article published in Billboard, then clarified in Fortune, mentions that iTunes has increased their market share of the music market, up from 21.42% in 2008 to 26.65% in 2009. The first glaring thing that I noticed here was in the first paragraph of the Fortune article: Songs streamed directly to cellphones, once touted Read more…

MobileMe Mail Evolves – Rumors Swirl

MobileMe Mail Evolves - Rumors Swirl
You know MobileMe, right? For $99 a year, MobileMe syncs your iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC all together, making sure your contacts, calendars and e-mail is all working in glorious harmony. There’s also an online gallery, iDisk – a version of Dropbox by Apple – and Find My iPhone. The price seems a little bit Read more…

Lala Shuts Down – What’s This Mean for Apple?

Lala Shuts Down - What's This Mean for Apple?
I’ve never listened to lala.com, but I know people who do. At the end of this month, they’re going to have to find another option for their streaming music needs. That’s because lala is closing up shop come May 31st. You might remember that back in March, Apple bought lala and no one knew what Read more…

Start Your Shopping: Apple Has iPad Apps on iTunes Now

Start Your Shopping: Apple Has iPad Apps on iTunes Now
Well imagine my surprise when I looked up “iPad” on the iTunes store and found this batch of goodies. Better yet, it gets bigger as I check it throughout the day. I figured I’d take a few moments and show off some images of apps that I’m really looking forward to, and a few that Read more…

How to Sell A Product 101: iPad Guided Tours Available Now

How to Sell A Product 101: iPad Guided Tours Available Now
I remember when the iPhone 3GS first came out. I was at the office, checking out the latest news on the product, but I just wasn’t that excited about it. Not excited enough to replace my iPhone 3G, anyways. But then they came out with the iPhone guided tour, and I was hooked. I knew Read more…

iTunes Movie Trailers – A Second Look

iTunes Movie Trailers - A Second Look
Movie trailers are everywhere nowadays, mostly with crappy resolution and horrible frame rates. You can find almost any movie you want on YouTube, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to look good, even in HD. It’s then that I almost always come back to Apple for the good stuff. It’s easy to forget about Read more…

Apple Working on Cloud-Based iTunes?

Apple Working on Cloud-Based iTunes?
There’s been a lot of talk recently about Apple bringing iTunes, music and video streaming to the cloud. They’re building a mammoth data center in North Carolina, they just bought Lala which is a streaming media service, and then there’s all this iPad talk. Now, CNET is reporting that Apple is working on letting iTunes Read more…

Apple Hits 10 Billion iTunes Downloads: I Plan My Shopping List

Apple Hits 10 Billion iTunes Downloads: I Plan My Shopping List
Well, you may not have heard, but iTunes just hit 10 billion songs downloaded. Actually, you probably did hear, because I mentioned it last week. You also know then that Apple is giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to anyone who’s bought a song from the service in the past few days. Of course Read more…

Rumor: CBS to Drop TV Show Pricing on iTunes to .99 Cents

Rumor: CBS to Drop TV Show Pricing on iTunes to .99 Cents
Oh, CBS. The company with the logo that looks like either the Death Star, or that stalker who keeps hiding in my bushes. Sure, the network is mostly known for producing shows my grandma would watch, but they do have How I Met Your Mother, which makes up for a lot of that. Last Friday, Read more…