By Cody Lee on Sep 12, 2012
Alongside a slew of other announcements, Apple has posted an official kill-date for its Ping social network. It appears that the service will be going offline at the end of the month.
We’ve known for a while now that Apple’s iTunes-based social network was on the way out. After a quiet release in late 2010, the service has failed to gain much traction with users… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2012
Contrary to popular belief (in certain circles), Apple isn’t perfect. Among its many hit products like the iPhone or the iPad, and popular software releases like iOS, there has been a few failures.
Ping, the company’s music-focused social networking service, certainly falls into that category. It’s just never really gained much user-traction. And rumor has it, it’s on its way out… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 30, 2012
During his opening-night talk at the D10: All Things Digital conference, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook acknowledged the need for Apple to get more social going forward. He also advised folks to “stay tuned” for Apple and Facebook, subtly hinting that deep Facebook integration could be a go-go for iOS 6.
He also addressed Ping, Apple’s beleaguered social network for music that he labeled as a product he didn’t “want to put a lot of energy into” because “the customer voted”. So, is Apple really going to ditch Ping? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2011
The new features found in the latest beta version of iOS 4.3 keep trickling out as expected, and it’s looking more and more like Apple wants to further establish itself in the social media circle.
For instance, the often mocked ‘Ping‘ — Apple’s music and social networking mashup — is now reported to send users push notifications when they receive news and alerts. But that’s not all of the goodies that Apple has tucked away in their latest firmware version…
By Alex Heath on Jan 3, 2011
More and more shopping is happening online these days, but plenty of people still prefer brick and mortar stores to buy their jeggings in. On December 30th, 2010, Apple’s latest patent was published. This patent hints at a native social networking app that Apple may implement in a future version of iOS. Such an app would merge social networking into a shopping experience.
This Ping-like, social-shopping network would allow users to have an enhanced shopping experience with participating merchants. Apple’s patent is titled “Social Networking in Shopping Environments.” Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 28, 2010
CNN just published a list of the 10 biggest tech fails of 2010. At the top of the list, somewhat of a surprise, is the iPhone 4 antenna, also known as the antennagate, which we widely covered a few months ago.
I guess the fail in this case is not the antenna problem itself, but rather the way Apple handled the whole situation by pretty much saying there was no issue, then saying there was an issue that would be fixed with a software update, then saying there was actually no issue, but since there was no issue, they were going to give free cases to everyone. Confused? Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 25, 2010
Apple just released the first update to iTunes 10 with this version 10.0.1. This is a just a minor update that fixes the usual bugs but also brings Ping to the sidebar. The Ping Sidebar basically gives you a quick glance at your Ping activity. Nothing earth shattering here.
It’s worth noting that iTunes 10.0.1 is safe for jailbroken iPhones. More info about the update below… Read More