Apple's successful iTunes store not only houses music and videos, but also provides all manner of applications for smart phones. Now the South Korean government hopes to launch its own "national app store" in the form of a universal API for public data, which would encourage private companies and developers to create and sell apps based on that data, the Korea Times reports.
Our tech reporter comes to terms with the imperfection of his favorite gadget.
By Jon ChasePosted 01.23.2008 at 3:20 am 3 Comments
Its never a good thing when you drop your baby. Its altogether tragic when its face gets roughed up as a result. Whats worse is when you cant get any help patching it up. Yep, my iPhone now has a crack across its screen. It fell all of two feet from an unzipped coat pocket and landed in what appears to be the precise configuration required for causing maximum damage: smack on the corner. A trip to the nearby Apple Store got the five stages of grief on a roll.
By Gregory MonePosted 09.07.2007 at 11:35 am 1 Comment
After announcing a $200 reduction in the price of its iPhone, Apple responded to angry reactions from its existing customers by offering them a $100 credit. Those unlucky early adopters will be able to use the money at an Apple store, or its online market.
CEO Steve Jobs says the price cut is part of a pre-holiday push, an effort to make the device available to more people. Others think the move may be a result of Apple falling behind in its sales goals. Jobs posted an open letter on the Apple site explaining the price change, but it's hard to tell whether he's really writing to his beloved customers or the stock analysts questioning his logic. There's also a weird paragraph that basically says, "Hey, this is what happens with technology. You should know that." Read the letter here.—Gregory Mone
Okay, so you've all heard about the spate of crack addicts, homeless people, freelancers and other layabouts advertising on Craigslist that they'll stand in the iPhone line at the Apple store for $200. But this post marks a new low: linesitters for the line. "Will let you pee for cash"? Somebody just bomb us—we're done for. —Megan Miller