Posts Tagged ‘WWDC’

Over 400,000 iOS Applications Available In The App Store

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, News, Rants & Raves, Steve Jobs

While over 500,000 Apps (507,284 precisely) currently approved, over 401,436 apps are now available to download in the App Store as shown by AppShopper‘s statistical numbers and noted by AppAdvice:

This is amazing. The App Store hasn’t even reached its third birthday. It’s likely that Steve Jobs will announce the news tomorrow morning, at WWDC’s keynote presentation.

[Image credit: TechCrunch]

Apple Hires The Guy Behind MobileNotifier, A Jailbreak-only iOS Notifications System

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, Download, Featured, iPhone, Jailbreak, News, Rants & Raves, Tech.

Developer Peter Hajas has done amazing notification tweak for iOS devices MobileNotifier available in Cydia . The new tweak has soon evolved into a viable notification alternative.

Recently, out of nowhere, Peter blogged about his departure from MobileNotifier, He said he was taking a break from MobileNotifier effective immediately and couldn’t mention why he was leaving:

I’m taking a break from MobileNotifier and Widge for a while. I have other opportunities and priorities currently. I won’t be able to do much (if any) work on the projects, and I won’t have time to respond to many Tweets or emails. The project is in capable hands, with Kyle Adams, Tim Novinger and others (like Marc Easen) keeping things going. This is definitely not goodbye.

I can’t say why, but it’s worth it. Trust me. If you look around hard enough, you’ll probably figure it out.

I hope you guys understand, and I look forward to bringing you more awesome, great, free open source software in the future. Stay tuned for some amazing things!

If you absolutely must get in touch with me, send me an email. Until then, stay hungry and stay foolish.

Now, the interesting part of Peter’s post was the cryptic line about why he can’t say why he’s stopping work on MobileNotifier, but if we look around we’ll figure it out. Now, here’s the fun part.

Steve Jobs’ speech at Standford, where he refers to the farewell message in the last edition of Whole Earth Catalogue, that read:

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
By watching the historic video above, around 13:50, this apparently leaves us to think that he was hired by Apple actually.

Later, the guys at RedmondPie was able to dig up an old deleted tweet by Hajas, that stated he was “off to work in CA at a ‘fruit’ company”.

@brittaahh I’m glad you like it! I’ll see what I can do 🙂 I will be back for a few weeks, then I’m off to work in CA at a “fruit” company.

More evidence kept rolling up as finally, Peter’s Facebook had been updated to show his current employment status as an “intern” with Apple Inc. as noticed by CrunchGear

Peter’s hard work does pay off and got him noticed by Apple, well done. [Thanks iphoneincanada]

iCloud Beta Login Page Leaked?

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cloud, Featured, Rants & Raves, Rumors

The folks at funkyspacemonkey claims that they’ve got their hands on supposedly the login Page for the upcoming iCloud service by Apple and directly from Apple’s internal server. Among all the rumors flourishing around, we heard the service will initially be free for a trial period then eventually $25 per year subscription. Do you think this leaked Login page is any genuine?!

We should wait for June 6 when WWDC kicks off to figure out.

iCloud To Cost $25 Per Year After Free Trial Period

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cloud, Featured, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors

The LATimes reports that iCloud will initially be offered free but eventually costing users $25/year subscription:

Dubbed iCloud, the service initially will be offered for a free period to people who buy music from Apple’s iTunes digital download store, allowing users to upload their music to Apple’s computers where they can then play from a Web browser or Internet-connected Apple device.

The company plans to eventually charge a subscription fee, about $25 a year, for the service. Apple would also sell advertising around its iCloud service.

We reported eariler that Apple has reached agreements with the four major record labels for their upcoming cloud service.

The agreements, finalized this week, call for Apple to share 30% of any revenue from iCloud’s music service with record labels, as well as 12% with music publishers holding the songwriting rights. Apple is expected to keep the remaining 58%, said people knowledgeable with the terms.

Are you looking forward to iCloud with $25 a year subscription?

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