Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:00PM - By danseitz
As you might be aware, yesterday Amazon launched the Cloud Player, a service that stores your music and lets you play it from anywhere you have a decent connection and a computer. No more copying MP3s, no more carrying around a music player, instead you’ll have your music anywhere you go, at least until the server crashes. Or until Sony shuts it down, as they just told Amazon they’re pretty sure the Cloud Player needs a streaming license.
Friday, March 18, 2011 12:00PM - By danseitz
Anybody who’s dealt with it knows that figuring out which paint to use on your walls is a very special and painful kind of hell. Lots of little cans of paint applied to walls, lots of arguments over which shade of blue is more calming even though they’re exactly the same color, lots of nights wondering whether painting a room is really this stressful. Fortunately, there’s an app, a wonderful app, to end this pain.
Friday, February 4, 2011 5:57PM - By Chris Weiss
Google has released an Android version of its popular Blogger platform. You can now write posts and post pictures from anywhere you happen to be. The native app is designed to make using Blogger via mobile phone easier than ever. Once finished, you can save the post as a draft or publish it straight from your phone. Just one more way to keep the world up on the real-time minutia of your life.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:02PM - By Chris Weiss
Want to browse and demo Android apps on a bigger, more powerful device? Wish granted. Google announced today that it is launching a Web-based Android Market. The website is market.android.com.
Previously, Android owners could only browse and buy apps through their mobile device, so the Web market will provide one more way of getting apps. And to avoid any headaches brought on by buying apps and then having to physically download them, the new Android market will include wireless functionality for sending apps directly to phones without any hard connection required.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:21PM - By Chris Weiss
If you think about nearly any small, consumer item that you’d ever want to buy, chances are that you could (or will) buy it through Amazon. Or at least check Amazon for prices. Apps have long been one of the few items that people buy on a regular basis for which they didn’t need to bother checking Amazon. Soon, however, that will all change.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 7:49PM - By Chris Weiss
Remember all that hype earlier this year about how digital devices–specifically the iPad–were the Godsend that the flailing print industry has been looking for? Suddenly, magazines, which have been failing one by one, were getting a big, sexy life raft: a small, portable, much-hyped, ultra-popular electronic tablet on which they could sell digital magazines, magazines that functioned as smoothly as their paper counterparts. The iPad brought a huge, growing market of tech-savvy, well-heeled customers that wanted content. What could be better?
Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:06PM - By Chris Weiss
Apple announced its upcoming Mac App Store in October and followed up today with the official launch date: Thursday, January 6. The new store, which extends the App Store to Mac OS X-equipped devices will launch in 90 countries. Like the iOS App Store, it will include both free and paid apps.
A lowly Apple PR writer wrote this generic quote and slapped Steve Jobs’ name on it: “The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can’t wait to get started on January 6.” [via Apple]
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:15PM - By Chris Weiss
After a long, arduous journey and a Web-based workaround, Google has officially gotten its Google Voice app onto the iPhone. If you’ve been following the saga of Google Voice for the iPhone, you’ll recall that last July, Apple gave an emphatic thumbs down to the app, stating that it was too similar to the iPhone’s own features. Of course, it looked more like Apple just didn’t want its biggest rival in its phones. The government stuck its nose in, but Apple still resisted the app for over a year.
Monday, October 25, 2010 4:47PM - By Chris Weiss
Adobe announced its new Air 2.5 today and building apps just got a little easier for developers. The new release will allow developers to use Adobe tools like Flash Builder and Flex toward creating apps that work across platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry Tablet OS and desktop operating systems. The apps will be made available in a new store called InMarket, where developers will be able to easily sell different versions of their apps to consumers. Adobe 2.5 will run on televisions, smartphones, tablets and desktops. It will include support for accelerometer, Geo Location, camera, video and multitouch functions.
Adobe Air 2.5 will make its debut on such devices as Samsung SmartTVs and Acer, HTC, RIM and Motorola smartphones and tablets.