Google Chrome Will Start Blocking Insecure Downloads

Google announced in a blog post today that it is taking the next step toward protecting users from insecure downloads. Over the last couple of years, more and more websites are using HTTPS to secure traffic to their websites. One…

Wolf of Wall Street, Frozen Top Most-Pirated Movies List

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street was definitely the most gloriously profane movie of the year (it’s in the record books!), and now it has another title. According to data from Excipio, as obtained by Variety, the film was…

De La Soul Are Giving Away Their Music for 25 Hours

De La Soul are giving away all of their music–for free–for a limited time. The famed hip hip trio is looking to give fans access to many of their older albums–albums which have been missing from the world of streaming…

Apple Sales Spike, iPhone Opening Weekend Sales Top 9M

After months of skepticism and critical analysis, the iPhone 5 delivers. Many questioned whether the iPhone 5 and iOS 7 would render the same laudable consumer response as releases of previous versions had. Today, the numbers spoke volumes and a…

Every Second, 800+ Apps Are Downloaded from Apple’s App Store

As we told you on Wednesday, Apple’s App Store just hit a huge milestone – 50 billion total app downloads (excluding re-downloads and updates, of course). Today, they made it official with a release that mentions a couple other interesting…

Apple Hits 50 Billion App Downloads

Nearly two weeks ago, Apple announced that they were just about to hit the 50 billion milestone in terms of apps downloaded in the App Store. Today, the company finally hit the mark. Apple hit 40 billion app downloads back…

Apple’s App Store Approaches 50 Billion Downloads

Apple is about to hit another huge milestone, and once again they’re giving away a pretty sweet prize in celebration. This time, it’s 50 billion App Store downloads that’s fast approaching, and the person who puts them over the top…

Apple Adds ‘Download Later’ Option to iTunes Purchases

Apple has made a small update to its downloading options for iTunes purchases – small but potentially helpful. Starting now, users will be given an option to download purchased content later. When you purchase something, let’s say a TV season,…

Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews

Facebook Home, Facebook’s Android homescreen takeover, has been available for just over a week. In that time, we’ve seen the app take on a barrage of negative reviews. But people are still downloading it and trying it out. As of…

Spotify Axes Downloads In Europe

Spotify has become quite popular in the U.S. since it finally launched in 2011 after already achieving such popularity in Europe. One feature we might not get here in the States, however, is the ability to download songs, as the…

Google Play Celebrates 25 Billion Downloads with Five-Day Sale

Today is a milestone day for Google Play. According to the Android blog, Google’s app store has surpassed the 25 billion downloads mark. As of now, Google Play houses 675,000 apps and games. Google Play is a little behind Apple’s…

Fox To Debut New HD Movie Downloads: $15, Weeks Before Blu-ray or On-Demand

Apparently, 20th Century Fox sees a future in high-definition movie downloads. Starting this month, the studio plans to launch a brand new program that will see high-profile films become available for download weeks before they are available on a disc…

Angry Birds Space Breaks 20 Million Downloads, Update Coming Soon

On March 22nd, Rovio unleashed the long-awaited next chapter in the Angry Birds saga, Angry Birds Space. The game features similar mechanics to other Angry Birds games that you might have played, but tacks on some new challenges like gravitational…

Angry Birds Space Tops 10 Million Downloads

Angry Birds Space has achieved 10 million downloads over the weekend. The company Tweeted the news this morning. They have not said how many of those downloads reflect the free version, which is available for Android devices. The game has…

App Store’s 25 Billionth Download: Chinese Man Snags Where’s My Water To Win Contest

Back on February 24th, Apple announced that their App Store was about to hit 25 billion downloads and unveiled an incentive for iOS users to start some fast & furious app downloading. Apple said that whoever downloaded the 25 billionth…

Windows 8 Consumer Preview For A Million, Alex

Even though we are living in an Apple world, even if you’re not an Apple girl person, the Windows name still has some cache, even it’s mere curiosity that’s driving the interest. The early reports concerning the amount of Windows…

Apple Giving Away $10,000 Gift Card For 25 Billionth App Download

Apple has a special prize for whoever downloads the 25 billionth app from the App Store: a big, fat $10,000 iTunes gift card (which you can spend on apps, music, and books, or course). There are two ways in which…

Android Marketplace Hits 400,00K Download Mark

Following yesterday’s Flurry report that the last week of 2011 was the first time that the total amount of apps for iOS and Android devices crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone, Distimo has compiled data that shows the Google Android…

RIAA Responds to IP Address Conundrum

Recently, it was reported that, via the YouHaveDownloaded.com tracking tool, IP addresses assigned to the RIAA were responsible for downloading copyrighted content, the very act the entity opposes. While this could come across as an “egg on your face” scenario,…

Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Song Via Free Download

Hank Williams Jr. has just released a new song called “Keep The Change,” that was written in response to his recent problems stemming from comments he made on Fox & Friends. Williams was yanked by ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast…