Apple has launched a new sub-section of iTunes devoted to music movies. Why music movies? It seems like while iTunes sells a lot of music, they're not yet selling as much video and Apple seems to think they can use the music tie-in to promote the movies. (We'll spare you the iTunes LP-esque "and it will look great on an iTablet!" line this time. Whoops.)
Looks like Apple snuck a little something extra into iTunes 9.0.2 for iPhone and iPod touch users -- 180+ app management.
Instead of just mirroring the 11 visible iPhone 3.x Home Screens (with their maximum 180 app slots), iTunes will now let you add even more apps. These additional apps are displayed on grayed-out Home Screens (because they're not visible on the iPhone -- you have to use Spotlight Search to launch them), but in iTunes are otherwise easy to organize and remove.
Marware's C.E.O. Premiere for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. [$34.95 - iMore Store Link] is a horizontal case with a belt clip and top flap. Either you love that style or you hate it, but there is no denying their popularity among iPhone owners. Marware has been making iPhone cases since day one and some pretty good ones at that. What did we think of the Marware C.E.O. Premiere?
Bell Mobility has just announced that their new GSM/HSPA network, shared with previously-CDMA frenemy Telus, has gone live! What does that mean? Yesterday, Rogers and their Fido subsidiary were the only place to go for Apple's iPhone (or a BlackBerry Bold if that's how you roll). Today -- technically as soon as Telus announces -- you have your choice of 3.5 carriers (Fido is still Rogers).
Apple has just announced that there are now, officially, over 100,000 iPhone and iPod touch apps in the iTunes App Store:
“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The iPhone SDK created the first great platform for mobile applications and our customers are loving all of the amazing apps our developers are creating.”
Squarespace [Free - iTunes link] is a brand new app that lets you administer your Squarespace web site -- at least the blogging aspects -- right from your iPhone and iPod touch.
The innovative hosted content-management system has become the darling of the technorati due to its robust online management tools and ability to scale to handle huge spikes in traffic (i.e. Digg effect). The app features:
Verizon's "Map for That" ad was witty and kicked AT&T right where it hurt most -- right in the network. AT&T, naturally, didn't find it so amusing and has now decided to take Verizon to court. Engadget has been covering (and updating the coverage) today, and here's where it stands:
Ever wanted to know how to change the icons of a particularly ugly app? Well, if you're Jailbroken and have SSH access you're in luck! Resident theming genius, Ally (iMuggle on TiPb Forums and in the ">Twitter) has begun collecting her excellent tutorials into one easy to browse place. Here's a sample:
http://www.ifoapplestore.com/">AppleInsider has a great, exclusive look from ifoAppleStore at the new iPod touch-based EasyPay system Apple Retail Stores are set to roll out, replacing their old WindowsCE gear.
Those who have seen the system for processing credit card, debit card and cash purchases, dubbed "EasyPay touch," said it combines iPod touch features with a magnetic stripe reader, advanced barcode scanner and Apple-written software to speed plastic and cash transactions.
The Plantronics BackBeat 903 Wireless Headphones [$89.95 - iMore Store link] feature Altec Lansing sound technology for rich, full-spectrum stereo music and dual-mic AudioIQ noisecanceling technology for exceptional call clarity.
The Plantronics BackBeat Headphones let you enhance your music using the bass-boost feature or conveniently hear your surroundings with a quick tap of the OpenMic button.
Adjustable and flexible for all-day wearing comfort, the headphones quickly fold up and slip into your pocket or bag.