Motorola has inched closer to winning a German court battle against Apple centering on iCloud and MobileMe — and Apple says it could lose up to $2.7 billion in sales if Motorola wins, Bloomberg reports.
Editor's Pick Apple launched its anticipated iTunes Match music service yesterday, two weeks after the company initially said it would release it. Most likely, the debut was delayed to address bugs, but Apple should have waited longer to fix more issues because it isn’t yet ready for the spotlight treatment.
Apple has missed its promised “late October” deadline for the much-anticipated iTunes Match service, which will give users access to music from their iTunes library on mobile devices running iOS 5.
Editor's Pick The iPhone 4S is a quietly revolutionary mobile device, even though it looks exactly the same as last year’s iPhone 4. The big pull this time around isn’t the hardware — though the faster processor and revamped camera are certainly welcome — it’s the integrated virtual assistant Siri.
With every new iPhone launch, Apple has managed to surpass the previous year’s records. This year is no different. The company’s new iPhone 4S has sold over 4 million units in its first three days on sale, Apple said today.
Apple today announced more details and a release date for its new iCloud service, which allows iOS users to store content such as music in web-connected data centers, also known as the cloud.
Device manufacturer HTC has partnered with Dropbox to give 5GB of free cloud storage to new HTC Android phone owners using the new Sense 3.5 interface, according to Pocket-lint.
Developers and other brave souls who have been testing out Apple’s iCloud storage service will lose access to their iCloud backups on September 22, as Apple gears up to release the final build of iOS 5 that will end up shipping on the iPhone 5, reports 9to5Mac.
Apple is looking for a way to merge multiple Apple IDs, since developers have found having multiple sign-ins cause problems on iOS 5 and iCloud, according to MacRumors.
Apple’s iCloud runs on two services from its biggest competitors, Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s elastic cloud, reports The Register.
New Apple CEO Tim Cook has made his first major new appointment, promoting iTunes VP Eddy Cue to senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, reports 9to5Mac.
Update: An Apple representative tells All Things Digital that iTunes Match doesn’t technically stream music, instead it’s downloading and playing songs at the same time. This means that unlike an actual streaming solution, your iCloud music and video will still need to be stored on your device somehow. Original post below. —
Apple suppliers are currently in the process of building an iPhone 4 with a reduced 8 gigabytes of memory, Reuters reports.
Apple could be gearing up to release a low-cost “iCloud iPhone” alongside its flagship iPhone 5, in coming months, according to the site Apple’n'Apps.
Many hoped that Apple’s iCloud web apps would offer a fully functional version of iWork, but it doesn’t seem likely for the service’s initial launch, according to a demo video recorded by a iOS developer today.
Apple has launched the beta website for its iCloud storage service, which is currently only available to those with a developer account.
Guest Post As I sit awaiting my delayed flight, 5 out of 6 people on my row are using an iPad to consume content. I am the lone holdout, but only because my iPad is in my bag while I type this post on my MacBook.
Time to queue up “Get Off My Cloud” by the Rolling Stones. Apple iCloud senior manager John Herbold has departed Apple to join online healthcare service HealthTeacher as vice president of product.
Electronics retailer Best Buy announced the launch of its own cloud-based music service for the U.S. today, dubbed Music Cloud. The new service will let users register and stream their music libraries for on-the-go listening through iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices.
There’s not much future in online office-suite apps, like the ones Microsoft and Apple offer, if you believe Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie.
Proving the IT help desk stereotype that most consumers are absolutely clueless about maintaining their technology, it appears that only about 50 percent of Apple Store customers who bring their iPhones for service have actually backed up their devices by synchronizing them with iTunes, “a little Birdie” tells tech writer David Chartier.
Only days after Apple announced its new iCloud service at WWDC, the company iCloud Communications has filed a trademark lawsuit against Apple.
A couple of days after Apple announced its iCloud storage service, Microsoft wants to remind us that its SkyDrive cloud service has already been around for a while and will have more iCloud-like features in the near future.
Guest Post After falling far behind in the shift to cloud computing, Apple’s much-anticipated iCloud offering fell far short of expectations. Rather than a cloud locker that could stream media to a variety of clients, iCloud turned out to be a glorified file synchronization service like Dropbox. iCloud will automatically sync all of your apps, settings, and files to all of your iOS devices.
Apple has filled 11 separate trademark applications with the US Patent & Trademark Office for its recently announced iCloud data storage service, according to a report by Patently Apple.
Apple finally threw its hat into the cloud computing ring in a serious way today with a new service called iCloud, which allows users to synchronize their applications and media across all their devices. It’s an ambitious vision, and one that’s about as different as possible from Google’s.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs shed some light on the fabled “iTunes in the cloud” rumors today, but it wasn’t quite what everyone expected.
Apple’s Steve Jobs on Monday made the company’s long-awaited iCloud storage service official. Jobs announced the wide-ranging new service at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in San Francisco.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, where the company traditionally makes some of its biggest announcements of the year, is scheduled to kick off today at 10am Pacific time.
Apple is gearing up to kick off its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday morning, so it’s no surprise that the Apple rumor mill has been in full effect this weekend. We already know that Apple will discuss iOS 5, Max OS X Lion, and iCloud at WWDC, but the specifics have so far eluded the tech community.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Apple is paying the four major music labels in the US between $100 million and $150 million in advance of launching its music streaming service iCloud, the New York Post reports.
Just before Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts Monday, the company has leaped a large hurdle by reaching an agreement with Universal Music Group over its iCloud music service, according to CNET.