Apple launched the Mac App Store yesterday and I had a look this morning. It is only available to users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, where it comes with the latest system update.
It is interesting that Apple has not used iTunes for the App Store, but has developed new client software. Maybe
…continue reading Apple’s Mac App Store – and the forgotten Windows Marketplace
A big story today concerns irregular activity on Apple’s iTunes store, the one and only means of purchasing applications for iPhone and iPad and central to the company’s strategy. The reports allege that developers are hacking iTunes accounts to purchase and give favourable review to their apps – which can only be a short term
…continue reading iTunes hacks: whose fault are they?
I found time over the long weekend to review the Logitech Squeezebox Touch. It’s a great gadget, which I like better the more I play with it, though it has flaws. I also suspect that Logitech’s marketing does not do it justice.
Most people look to Apple’s iTunes when they make the transition from CDs
…continue reading Reviewing the Logitech Squeezebox Touch
Spare a thought for iTunes user Peter Bilderback. His account was hacked and someone downloaded almost a $1000 worth of items from the iTunes store using his account. Bad stuff, but it happens. Bilderback wonders why Apple did not query the purchase of iPhone apps, when it knew that he had no iPhone – you
…continue reading iTunes user has account hacked, loses access to his own purchases
Timothy B Lee writes of the App Store/iPhone and now iPad lock-in:
The store is an unnecessary bottleneck in the app development process that limits the functionality of iPhone applications and discourages developers from adopting the platform.
While instinctively I agree, the evidence for the damaging effect of the App Store is not there. On
…continue reading Apple’s lock-in works. Can anyone improve on App Store?