A guest column contributed by Samuel A. Maffei.When I first heard the Macworld Expo 2009 announcement that Apple was going to fully DRM-free music on the iTunes Store, I was excited.
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A Chinese blog posted a rumor that Apple is working on a 15-inch version of the MacBook Air, promising that more information would be available in the second half of the year.Translated from Chinese by Google Translate, the recent entry on Apple.
A common pastime at Macworld Expo was comparing iPhone apps with friends. You could see people everywhere huddled around their iPhones sharing tips on their latest and greatest app discoveries.
After being rejected entry into the App Store, Catamount Software renamed its port of the cult classic DopeWars game to CandyWars (iTunes, $0.99) and it was promptly approved.
Newsweek's Dan Lyons writes that the media's coverage of Apple bites. His rationale?
Ustream is prepping an iPhone application that lets users watch live streams from the service on their iPhone. Mike Arrington got a look at as early version of the app and reports that it lets users watch any Ustream channel, live, directly from the iPhone.
Apple today announced – via a huge banner on their Web site – that over 500 million apps have been downloaded from the App Store on iTunes.Update: This means that (roughly) 200 million apps were downloaded in the last six weeks.
PowerPage Podcast Episode 101 (iTunes, direct AAC) was posted last night and my submission for our "What's on your Mac?" segment is an iPhone application that came in incredibly handy while traveling to Macworld Expo earlier this month: Flight Update (iTunes, $5).
Reader Mark W. emailed me his list of announcements he wished Apple would have announced at Macworld Expo, but didn't.
VentureBeat posted the story about Janis Krums, one of the first responders at the site of a US Airways plane crash into the Hudson River today. The plane crashed this afternoon shortly after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.