Instagram is now the top free iPhone app on Apple's App Store. The app saw a huge surge of downloads after Facebook announced it is acquiring the company for approximately $1 billion.
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Apple's iPad has seen more than 3 billion downloads, while Android tablets only have had approximately 440 million by comparison.
AT&T "systematically" overcharged iPhone and iPad owners by inflating data downloads and adding "phantom traffic" to bills, so claims a lawsuit filed in California federal court.
Who said there wasn't demand for a third-party browser on the iPhone platform?
Piracy rate as high as 75 percent on iPhone store, which sees 3 billion downloads, costs developers US$310 million, according to report.
The iPhone app can snag geolocation data, passwords, address book entries and email account information, all using just the public API that Apple has made available to developers.
Apple today announced that the App Store has surpassed two billion downloads. There are now more than 85,000 apps available to the more than 50 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide.
If you're an iPhone owner, chances are you're one of the many people who have downloaded the B&N Bookstore app, or the B&N eReader app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which recently hit the one million mark.According to a press release from Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Apple once again beat Wall Street's estimates - highlighting the 5.2 million iPhones it sold during the third quarter - pushing shares up in after-hours trading.
We missed recording a show last week since I was in line for my iPhone 3GS, the first time, and so now have our second show of the week for you all to enjoy. James, Kevin, and I all started off MobileTechRoundup show #176 by talking about the announcement of the new HTC Hero and HTC Sense UI coming later this year. Palm seems to be doing well with Pre downloads, but needs to get their SDK out for applications to start filling up the Palm App Catalog. Kevin mentioned that iPhone tethering works with a simple provisioning file and then we each told how much we would be willing to pay for the service that should be coming to AT&T a bit later. There are a couple of slick new netbooks available from HP and ASUS and Kevin has one in his shopping cart. There won't be a show next week since we'll be off enjoying the 4th of July.
Remember near the end of March when Skype became available for download on the iPhone and iPod touch? Well, if you're one of the 37 million people who own either an iPod touch or an iPhone, you're likely to know what I'm talking about.
Kevin and I both have the MSI Wind netbook and don't agree with Apple's statement about them being junky, nor do millions of others, as we talked about at the start of MobileTechRoundup show #170. James has been looking at the Viliv S5 ultra portable and his articles have me quite interested in the device. He actually found it so impressive and useful that he decided to buy on for himself. We also chatted about QuickOffice for the iPhone along with apps that each of us use on each of our iPhone devices every day. Apple passed the 1 billion application download mark this past week too, which is quite an accomplishment no matter how you look at it.
Apple iPhone and iPod touch owners have now downloaded applications more than 1 billion times in the nine months that the App Store has been live. Anyway you slice it, that is a fantastic achievement. According to a well written TechCrunch article that works out to an average of about 27 apps per device. I personally have downloaded over a hundred different apps and some more than once so I probably account for at least a couple hundred downloads myself. There are still a few problems with the App Store and with something over 32,000 apps in the App Store it is a daunting task to find apps you need or want to try.
Skype for iPhone has set a new high water mark for a blockbuster application on the App Store topping 1M downloads in less than two full days. Skype currently sits atop Apple's Top Free Apps list and has over 7,500 reviews.
Before Apple's Tuesday announcements of iPhone 3.0, the buzz was around cut, paste and copy. However, I was encouraged by API support for the iPhone's dock connector, which will let third-party developers talk to their mobile apps over a wire.
I followed the live coverage of the iPhone 3.0 event over at GDGT Live and am leaning more and more towards picking up an iPhone 3G for myself soon. The key improvements include cut/copy/paste, notifications via a push server, Bluetooth improvements, landscape orientation and keyboard support in all key apps (including email), and more involved developer API support.
Ed Burnette raises an interesting question about Amazon's Kindle application for the iPhone and iPod touch: Did the e-commerce giant cripple the iPhone to keep selling Kindles?Ed writes (Techmeme):The wireless downloads are nice, and the way it synchronizes your current page with the page you were reading on the Kindle device is handy, but the entire thing seems to be set up to make your phone an extension of your Kindle and not a replacement for it.
Apple showed us a new iTunes section this week where the most downloaded applications in the App Store were revealed. Pandora Radio was the top application of the year with over 2 million downloads as of yesterday. It is personally the most used application on my original iPhone because I rarely use it any more as a phone while it sits in a dock connected to my stereo receiver serving up Pandora music to my entire household. We used it all last weekend to stream Christmas tunes as we put up the tree and decorations. IMHO, Pandora deserves the top rating and is a fantastic application for the iPhone. VentureBeat has a good discussion on Pandora for the iPhone.
MacBlogs is reporting that according to a source AT&T will charge US$30 per month for iPhone tethering and cap downloads at 5GB per month like they do for Blackberry users. AT&T will reportedly disable tethering if the 5GB bandwidth cap is exceeded.
In September Apple denied Podcaster access to the App Store because it was in the process of adding Over The Air (OTA) podcast downloads to the bundled iPod application. Earlier in the week Apple exposed the user interface for OTA podcasts in iPhone 2.
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