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TuneTug lets your party guests choose the music from Spotify or iTunes

December 7, 2011

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You’re having a party and plan to use your iTunes library and/or Spotify Premium account playlists for the background music. However, you don’t know what to play. Well, it seems your solution might be found with a new app called TuneTug. According to the GIGaom.com article, TuneTug allows hosts to pick up to 600 potential […]

Yahoo to launch “Livestand” later this year

February 12, 2011

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Yahoo announced this week that it will launch a tablet-based news and magazine service called “Livestand.” While the service won’t be available until later this year, Yahoo says it will allow news and magazine publishers to offer their content on a variety of devices, including the iPad and Android. According to the article: “We see […]

Apple working on smaller, cheaper iPhone

February 12, 2011

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In what is most probably a reaction to the Verizon iPhone 4 launch this week, Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper iPhone. The device would reportedly sell for $200 without the standard two-year contract and is one-third smaller than the current iPhone. The device is on track to be released mid-year.

Prototype of new iPad glimpsed at news event

February 10, 2011

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On Feb. 2, when Rupert Murdoch unveiled “The Daily,” the iPad’s newspaper, eyewitnesses caught a glimpse of a prototype of a new iPad in the audience. An unnamed source confirmed its existence but News Corp. and Apple declined to comment. The only tidbit we know is that it allegedly features a front-facing camera at the […]

The Daily has huge issues

February 8, 2011

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We thought the biggest problem “The Daily,” the iPad’s new newspaper which launched Feb. 2, would have was the fact that people wouldn’t want to pay for its content. Boy, were we wrong. Turns out the download is free for the first two weeks but users have been less than thrilled with the product. Users […]

NOOKnewstand finds a niche

January 25, 2011

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While there are indicators out there that newspaper, magazine and periodical sales won’t have much staying power on the iPad, Barnes & Noble has quietly found a road to success with its NOOKnewstand periodical service. Barnes & Noble says it has sold more than 650,000 subscriptions and single issue copies since NOOKnewstand’s launch two months […]

Verizon will offer iPhone buyers $30 unlimited data plans

January 25, 2011

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Verizon will offer $30 unlimited data plans to iPhone buyers. This announcement came today ahead of the company’s meeting with investors. Verizon’s chief operating officer, Lowell McAdam, said that not offering an unlimited plan would put up a barrier between the phone carrier and AT&T users who might consider switching to Verizon with the iPhone […]