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  • Apple Now Has 150 Million iCloud Users

    Apple Now Has 150 Million iCloud Users

    During Apple's Q3 earnings call today, the company's CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that Apple now has 150 Million iCloud users. That's up from 125 million users the company cited in its last quarterly earnings call in April. As Apple announced at its annual developer conference earlier this year, iCloud will be tightly integrated into Mountain Lion, the next version of OS X that's scheduled… Read More

  • The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook

    When CEO Tim Cook kept saying "stay tuned" at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting, and trouble for mutual enemy Google are all potential benefits. While there are plenty of smaller ways FacebookRead More

  • Spotify Plays Can Increase iTunes Sales. Here’s Proof!

    Spotify Plays Can Increase iTunes Sales. Here’s Proof!

    Despite fears that streaming access cannibalizes sales, classical music record label X5 tells me when it launched an app within Spotify and saw streams of one album increase 412% in a month, that album's iTunes sales shot up 50%. The Swedish label's "The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music" soon reached #1 on the iTunes Classical charts, and broke into the iTunes Top 200 album charts for the… Read More

  • Amazon’s Appstore Generates More Revenue Per Daily User Than Google Play

    Amazon’s Appstore Generates More Revenue Per Daily User Than Google Play

    According to new data released today by mobile analytics firm Flurry, Amazon's Appstore for Android is generating more revenue per daily user than the Google Android Market, which was recently rebranded as the Google Play store. That shouldn't be surprising, given that Amazon vets apps for quality, runs promotions to entice users to return daily, and perhaps most importantly, is able to leverage… Read More

  • Sunday Is The Best Day To Launch Your Mobile App

    Sunday Is The Best Day To Launch Your Mobile App

    According to new research from mobile analytics service Mobilewalla, Sunday is the best day to release a mobile app, but Wednesday is the most popular day among developers. The company studied the apps released in the iTunes App Store and Android Market over a 17-week period between May 16th and September 8th, 2011, to determine its findings. During this time, there were 91,754 iOS apps released… Read More

  • iTunes-Only, $15 Special Edition Of AVATAR Lets You ‘Deconstruct Scenes’

    iTunes-Only, $15 Special Edition Of AVATAR Lets You ‘Deconstruct Scenes’

    Starting next Tuesday, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lightstorm Entertainment will be selling a special edition of blockbuster movie AVATAR with nifty behind-the-scenes content exclusively on iTunes for $14.99 (or $19.99 for the HD version). Available for pre-order now, the special digital edition of the movie lets people 'deconstruct scenes' in simultaneous views to, basically, see… Read More

  • iTunes Match Launches Today

    iTunes Match Launches Today

    As expected, the launch of iTunes Match is now upon us, with today's release of iTunes 10.5.1, available from the iTunes website here. For those living under the proverbial rock, iTunes Match is the new service from Apple that gives you legal access to store all your music in iCloud - even those songs you didn't originally purchase from iTunes. For $25 per year, iTunes Match will match tracks in… Read More

  • Want To Be Ready for iOS 5 Tomorrow? Get iTunes 10.5 Now

    Want To Be Ready for iOS 5 Tomorrow? Get iTunes 10.5 Now

    If you're not already running on the developer build of iOS 5 (whether you're an actual developer, or a cough-cough-yeah-for-sure-I'm-totally-a-"developer"-shut-up-and-give-me-iOS-5), tomorrow's the big day. After roughly 4 months of Beta builds, iOS 5 is finally launching to everybody. Before you can dive in, though, you'll need iTunes 10.5 — anything less just won't do the trick. Looking to… Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About Today’s Apple Event

    Everything You Need To Know About Today’s Apple Event

    It's been a busy morning in Cupertino at Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' keynote. The big headline was the iPhone 4S, but no iPhone 5. Perhaps you had a hard time following all the news from Apple on the iPhone, iOS 5, other iOS devices and apps. Apple didn't offer a live online webcast to the public. But the TechCrunch team, on two continents, has been busy tracking all the Apple news. Click… Read More

  • With iTunes In The Cloud, Apple Under-Promises And Over-Delivers

    With iTunes In The Cloud, Apple Under-Promises And Over-Delivers

    As the summer winds down and we near the fall, we know two things are for sure about to enter existence in the world of Apple: iOS 5 and iCloud. Given that both offer third-party developers various opportunities, both are in the process of being tested by that community. And that means things are starting to leak out. Tonight brought perhaps the biggest surprise revelation yet: iTunes in the… Read More