December 13, 2011 |
Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has a little holiday present for you. The New York City mobile app usually costs $5.99, but you can download it free through Thursday. Save it on your iPhone and iPad for your next trip to the Big Apple, and tell your friends. It's like regifting, without have to re-wrap anything. The deal: Start by going to the iTunes store and downloading the free mobile app labeled "Lonely Planet Travel Guides, Phrasebooks and Maps. " Select the New York City guide and download.
June 2, 2011
In the last decade, Apple made the 99-cent download the standard unit of music sales. Now, Apple is reportedly poised to try a second transformation, enticing music fans to store songs online — "in the cloud" — instead of on a hard drive. If the company's iCloud helps persuade the masses to embrace cloud-based services, that could help reverse more than a decade of sliding music sales. That's a big "if," however, and much depends on the labels' willingness to change. The shift from physical CDs to digital files has been a mixed blessing for the music industry, opening the door to rampant online piracy as well as promising new business models.
February 2, 2011 |
Apple Inc. is changing its approach to how e-books can be sold and accessed via its iPhone and iPad devices ? a move that may get the attention of regulators, one analyst said. The company said that if rival e-book vendors such as Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. want to use the iPhone and iPad to sell books, they will have to offer them through Apple's iTunes store. Previously, when users of Amazon's iPhone app wished to buy a book, the e-commerce company routed the customer to its own site, circumventing Apple's internal sales process for which it takes a 30% cut of the purchase price.
November 17, 2010 |
Nearly a decade after Apple Inc. introduced iTunes, the digital downloading service finally has landed the Beatles. ITunes on Tuesday rolled out the Fab Four's music for legal downloading for the first time, offering 17 albums encompassing all 13 of the group's original studio albums, the double "Past Masters" collection of nonalbum tracks, two hits compilations and a box set including everything except the hits collections. Individual tracks are being sold for $1.29, single albums for $12.99, double albums for $19.99 and the box set is priced at $149.
September 2, 2010
Price: $99 How it works: Streams TV shows and movies, rented online from iTunes store, to television set Monthly fee: None Online connection: Wi-Fi and ethernet Format: SD and HD Available: Late September Source: Apple Inc.
August 30, 2010 |
The price that people pay to watch a television show on their iPad might hinge on Rupert Murdoch's mission to save the newspaper industry. For several weeks Hollywood has been wrangling over Apple's push to offer rentals of TV show episodes for 99 cents. Many in the entertainment industry fear that the low price could break the economic model that supports the high cost of producing TV shows. Media giants NBC Universal, CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc. have dug in their heels in opposition.