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15 02, 2011

Say goodbye to your favorite apps

By |February 15th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

With the introduction of Apple's new subscription/in-app purchasing rules, you're going to see many developers jumping ship.  We've been stewing on this all day but ran into this Gizmodo post by Matt Buchanan that literally says everything we wanted to say.  Seriously, give it a read... we're not usually Gizmodo junkies, but that's a well-written piece. Ultimately, everything comes down to this: many apps that you like -- Rhapsody, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Kindle, Nook, etc. -- will be jumping sh [...]

1 02, 2011

The Kindle app’s days are numbered

By |February 1st, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a surprising chain of tweets this morning, we heard news that Apple rejected the Sony Reader app from the App Store due to the process which customers purchase eBooks.  We did a little searching and found this MacRumors article detailing the issue. Apple denied the Sony app because it allowed customers to purchase content directly from Sony and circumvented the typical in-app purchasing that we've come to love and loathe.  Instead of sharing the customary 30 - 70 split between Apple and the d [...]

20 05, 2010

Simplify Media was purchased by Google. Crap.

By |May 20th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For those of you who remember Apple's acquisition of lala, you'll most likely remember that Google wasn't too happy about it. It seems that Google and Apple are going to be fighting over the music market in the near future. Today, during the Google I/O conference, Google announced the acquisition of Simplify Media and will use it for their upcoming music services. It doesn't come as much of a surprise after Apple bought lala from underneath the proverbial Google nose... but that doesn't mean we' [...]