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Archives: November 2012

Apple Releases iTunes 11

After announcing a new version back in September, Apple has finally released iTunes 11. The updated store includes new browsing tools, new playlist tools and a tool called, “Up Next,”  which you can use to see a list of upcoming songs and edit what comes next via a drop down box.

The update also makes it easier to sync devices with your computer. When you plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer, an icon for the device will appear in the upper corner of iTunes and you can use this icon to manually add content. The new update also includes a new mini player. This mini player is a small window that you can move around your homescreen. It’s small, but you can use it to skip songs, search for a new song and view what is next.

Apple has also added a history tool to browsing in iTunes, so that you can go back and purchase a movie or album that you were looking at but didn’t buy the first time around without having to search again. (Via Mashable).

Apple App Store Revenues 4x Larger Than Google Play: App Annie Report

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It’s not really a big surprise, but today App Annie reported that Apple’s revenues from digital content is 4x that of revenues from Google Play.

Still Google can’t be ignored. According to App Annie’s monthly index report, which looks at global app downloads and revenues, Google Play’s revenue grew 17.9 percent in the last month, while iOS revenue dropped 0.7 percent in the same time period. The report also revealed that Japanese consumers are now spending more on apps from Google Play than are U.S. consumers for the first time. Read more

Nearly 30% of Americans Use Facebook While They Watch TV, Says MoFo Infographic

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TV is taking it hard from the Internet, with more viewers watching TV online and more conventional TV viewers sharing their attention with the Internet, according to an infographic from the influential law firm Morrison Foerster. Among tablet owners, 65 percent surf the Internet while watching TV. And among all users, 29 percent use Facebook while watching TV. The results, below, make a strong case for social TV products.

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The 5 Best eReaders To Give This Holiday

While device manufacturers seem to be putting a lot of their focus on tablets this year, there have been a whole bunch of new eReaders put out on the market this year.

To help you navigate through all of the choices that are available for sale this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 eReaders that are newly available this year. Each entry includes the name of the device, the price and some details that summarize the tablet’s features. (If you are shopping for a tablet, check out our list of the top 5 tablets to give this holiday season).

1. Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight: This $119 6-inch eReader from Barnes & Noble brings the best features of an eInk touch screen eReader into a device that lets you read in the dark. The GlowLight lights the screen with a soft back light. The perfect device for readers who like to read in bed in a dark room. It also has an anti-glare screen for reading in sunlight. Read more