– Talks on making the Beatles’ catalog available from digital retailers like
iTunes (NASD: AAPL) have "stalled," Paul McCartney told the Associated Press on
Monday. "The last word I got back was it’s stalled at the whole moment,
the whole process," the former Beatle told AP. "I really hope it will
happen because I think it should."
The Beatles are the most notable
remaining holdout on digital music distribution, given how lucrative their
catalog remains to this day.
The band’s holding company, Apple Corps, has had a
rocky relationship [...].
Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) has released its
2.2 software update for the iPhone, while includes new features like Google
Street View and walking directions for the Google Maps application, and
on-the-go podcasts downloads via Wi-Fi or 3G connections. Other new features
include the ability to turn off the auto-correct feature when typing, improved
Safari browser performance, improved phone call quality, and improved voicemail
– Apple (NASD: AAPL) has added studio-backed copy-protection technology to its line of
MacBooks that prevents movies purchased from the iTunes Store from playing on
non-approved external monitors, causing some anger among customers, according
to published reports.
The HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)
technology is intended to prevent users from transferring media content between
devices that do not have locks in place to protect against unauthorized
The standard is typically used on devices like Blu-ray players and
HDTVs. However, the industry has no defined labeling system for [...].
Calif. – Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone is now
the top mobile device worldwide, in terms of mobile ads served, according to a
report from mobile ad marketplace AdMob.
Displacing the Motorola RAZR for the
top spot, the iPhone now accounts for 37% of mobile ad requests coming from
outside of the U.S.
In October, AdMob said it reached more than 4 million unique iPhones, or
approximately 30% of the devices in the market.
In the U.S., the iPhone is still in second place behind
the RAZR, while [...].
Last week we reported that the Nintendo Wii Fit video game is currently the most searched for product in the UK. In that post we also identified the Apple iPhone as the third most searched for product, followed by the Nokia N96
in fourth position. As the table below illustrates, during October
mobile phones were the most searched for category of consumer
electronic products in the UK, receiving over twice the volume of
searches as video games, and three times that of computers.
The iPhone [...].
– Google (NASD: GOOG) has introduced new voice recognition features to the search
application it offers through Apple’s App Store for the iPhone, The New York
Times reports. The free application lets users speak search terms into their
phones, and uses speech recognition and location information to provide search
results. The iPhone voice-powered search application follows the introduction
of GOOG-411 in March, the company’s free, voice-navigated directory information
- A federal judge has ordered Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) new head of engineering for its iPhone
and iPod teams, Mark Papermaster, to cease working for the company while the
court examines whether his employment at Apple violates a competition clause in
the contract with his former employer, IBM, Reuters reports.
comply with the court’s order but are confident that Mark Papermaster will be
able to ultimately join Apple when the dust settles," an Apple
spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.
Papermaster’s attorneys argued before Federal