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Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, thinks that iTunes should be in Android. Since porting iTunes to Windows made a lot of money for Apple, wouldn’t it make a lot of sense doing the same with Android?
Woz says, “Apple’s real rise from the small market-share Macintosh company to the iProducts of today began with iTunes and the iPod. This turned out to be a 2nd huge business which roughly doubled Apple’s ‘size’. If you remember, we ported iTunes to Windows. We now addressed 100 per cent of the world’s market with this integrated system (iPod/iTunes) and it began the era of Apple that we are now in.”
This makes sense. Having iTunes on PCs meant that users could get their hands on an iPod, and maybe an iPad or iPhone 5 in the future, without having to cough out a lot for expensive MacBooks or iMacs.
Wozniak adds, “So why don’t we port iTunes to Android? I love Apple products and iTunes and wish it were on my Android products too.”
So what’s the difference with Windows PCs and Android, in terms of porting iTunes? The iTunes software for PCs encourages users to get an iPod. This, however, isn’t the same case if iTunes was ported to Android. Users don’t have to get an iPod, an iPhone, or an iPad. They can stick to their cheaper Android devices.
In a Q&A session on Slashdot, Wozniak talked to Apple enthusiasts. There he discussed open-source, how he likes bigger smartphones, and wished “instead of all these lawsuits Apple was sitting down and cross-licensing with the other players”. Although Wozniak openly criticised Apple and praised Android, he admits, “Apple is #1 in my heart.”
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Currently, Siri on the iPhone 4S has created such a craze among Apple enthusiasts. It allows users to call and text at your command. It also allows users to get information on local businesses. Sadly, this function is still not available in the UK, since Apple is yet to hire a company providing local information. Despite this, the voice-activated personal assistant is so popular; hackers are finding ways to port the application to older iOS devices such as the iPhone 4.
It seems Apple has more plans for Siri, other than providing local information and assistance. According to the Apple Insider, the Cupertino firm has filed a patent that will allow Siri to shop for you using voice commands.
According to the report, Siri will initially allow users to shop for music, movies, eBooks, and other low-ticket items, if their understanding of the patent filing is correct. iTunes and iBooks were mentioned, which suggests that goods will come from these offerings. Surprisingly, Amazon is also mentioned. Does this mean goods can be purchased from Amazon, the makers of the iPad 2’s biggest rival the Kindle Fire?
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On day one of Apple’s iTunes 12 Days of Christmas, Apple fans got to download the Coldplay live album for free on their iOS device such as the iPad 2 or iPhone 4S. This allowed them to enjoy three videos and 3 tracks of Coldplay performing in the iTunes festival in London. On day two, Apple fans will get to download free episodes of The Trip and Top Gear for their iPhones and iPads, which they probably got for Christmas.
The iTunes 12 Days of Christmas kicked off on the 26th of December. It will end on the 6th of January next year. Every 24 hours for 12 days, iPad, iPhone, and iPod users will get to download music, apps, games, books, and so much more for free. On day two, free episodes of The Trip and Top Gear are up for grabs.
If you’re looking for a good laugh, The Trip is for you. The Trip is an award-winning TV sitcom starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. It involves the two taking a restaurant tour of northern England. If you’re more of a motor junkie, you might be more interested in Top Gear, which is popular for adding humor in automobile reviews.
If you’re looking to get Top Gear and The Trip for free, hit iTunes and download the episodes. Stay tuned here for more freebies on iTunes 12 Days of Christmas.