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3 years ago

Amazon Cloud Player now less hostile to iPhone, iPad

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Amazon Cloud Player now less hostile to iPhone, iPad

Yesterday, one of our readers, Aaron wrote in to tell us Amazon Cloud Player was suddenly playing -- if not nicely, than with less hostility -- on his iPad. Since it's US only, I couldn't check it myself but I asked him what was different from the previous, play-one-song-at-a-time-via-QuickTime "support"

He said it was; it played in his browser, didn't launch QuickTime, his music controls worked, and it would continue to play in the background. He was also kind enough to make us the video, embedded below.

Why less-hostile rather than nicely? You still have to ignore the warning about it not being compatible and push on through. Hopefully this means Amazon is working on it, however, and it will eventually, if not soon, be a seamless experience for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

If you're using Cloud Player on iOS, let us know what you think of the experience now. Good, good enough, still needs to get better?

[Thanks Aaron!]

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3 years ago

Fortune goes Inside Apple

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Fortune goes Inside Apple

Fortune's Adam Lashinsky goes Inside Apple to detail how the world's most secretive and successful computer consumer electronics company is run, from Steve Jobs... down to the janitor. And it's a doozy of an article. Over the course of some 22 pages, we learn:

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3 years ago

TiPb Picks of the Week

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TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

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3 years ago

Apple in discussions with Nuance over voice recognition for iOS 5?

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Apple in discussions with Nuance over voice recognition for iOS 5?

According to TechCrunch, Apple is in discussions with Nuance, makers of the widely popular Dragon Dictation voice recognition software.

Apple has been negotiating a deal with Nuance in recent months, we’ve heard from multiple sources. What does that mean? Well, it could mean an acquisition, but that is looking fairly unlikely at this point, we hear. More likely, it means a partnership that will be vital to both companies and could shape the future of iOS.

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3 years ago

iPad 2 sells out in China in under four hours, attracts huge crowds

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iPad 2 sells out in China in under four hours, attracts huge crowds

The launch of the iPad 2 in China on Friday morning once again garnered massive interest outside its Apple Stores. The queues were huge outside the flagship Apple Beijing store although many of the waiting customers were thought to be scalpers. The Queues starting forming on Thursday evening at around 5pm.

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3 years ago

Daily Tip: How to fix the "app could not be found" error in iTunes

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Daily Tip: How to fix the "app could not be found" error in iTunes

Getting an error that the app you want to install from iTunes can't be installed on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad because it "could not be found" and wondering how to fix it? iTunes is a beast of a program and for all of its convenience it can be downright frustrating at times. But fear not, we suffer through these problems so you won't have to. (Or at least so we can help you fix things faster). For some tips on finding your can't be found apps in iTunes, follow on after the break!

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3 years ago

iPad subscriptions: The Telegraph, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, The Oprah Magazine, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated

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iPad subscriptions: The Telegraph, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, The Oprah Magazine, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated

A bunch of print newspapers and magazines seem to be finally jumping on board the iPad subscription train, including The Telegraph (UK), Heart properties including Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and Time has somehow swung a deal to get existing Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated readers free access via iPad.

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3 years ago

Ahem

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Ahem

Derek Kessler, writing for sister site PreCentral.net:

May 15th should prove to be an interesting day on AT&T. They’ve got two new smartphone launches planned, and they couldn’t be more different. First up is a phone near and dear to our hearts: the iddy biddy HP Veer 4G. Threatening to overshadown the Veer, in the most literal sense, is yet another Android mega-phone: the Samsung Infuse 4G. This massive phone is faced with a ridiculous 4.5-inch screen. It’s downright frightening in comparison to the Veer.

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3 years ago

AT&T liquidating iPad 1 cases for $5

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AT&T liquidating iPad 1 cases for $5

AT&T stores are liquidating their remaining stock of original iPad 1 cases for just $5. All models of iPad cases are on sale, including Griffin, Speck, and Otterbox. While supplies last.

Note: , which retails for $90, as well as all the Griffin and Speck cases. Are you going to go to your local AT&T store to purchase your iPad case? At prices like these, I don't see a reason not to! let us know in the comments!

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3 years ago

TiPb Asks: Do you judge an app by its icon?

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TiPb Asks: Do you judge an app by its icon?

A while back on iPad Live, we got to talking about how we often judge and app by its icon -- if the icon is bad, or even just not great, we don't buy it (ahem, Chad!). There are just so many apps in the store it becomes an easy way to eliminate some. If the developer doesn't care enough to make a fabulous icon -- the thing everyone sees when buying and launching their app -- what else don't they care about?

Are we being snobs? Superficial much? Missing out on great apps just because the developer was better at coding than they were design? Or do great icons sometimes hide crappy apps?

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