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Release Date: August 05, 2009
Genre: Games
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Release Date: September 29, 2009
Genre: Rock
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  • Billy Miles

    • 10 out of 10
    • Billy Miles
    • Take the voice of a young Billie Holiday and stuff it into a svelte, petite body with the face of an angel, and you have some idea of what it's like to experience the music of Billy Miles in her self-
  • Odyssey Number Five

    • 10 out of 10
    • Powderfinger
    • Guitar-driven rock out of Australia, Powderfinger has not seen much exposure in the States, but should get a nod for their toe-tapping songs. Building off their previous release, "Internationalist" (
  • Mezzanine

    • 6 out of 10
    • Massive Attack
    • "Black Milk" knocks me off my feet in this collection of moody and eclectic songs. Massive Attack uses samples and keyboards in a very unique way, but not all the songs pack the same punch.

  • The Dresden Dolls

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Dresden Dolls
    • The energetic duet of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione that make up the Dresden Dolls have created a wonderfully haunting sound in their self-titled album. They have been able to construct an imme

  • An Evening with George Shearing & Mel Torm�

    • 10 out of 10
    • Mel Torm� & George Shearing
    • Of the three men who taught me how to sing, the last was Mel Torme. Apparently, Mel Torme is a joke to anyone more than a decade older than me, a living parody of a Vegas crooner. But I stumbled on th

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App Store Downloads Top 25 Million

Apple’s App Store opened on July 11 along with the iPhone 3G launch, and third party application downloads have already topped 25 million. According to the company, the iTunes-based store already has over 900 applications available, and more than 20 percent of those are free.

The built-in App Store customer base has been growing substantially with over six million first generation iPhone owners and now over a million iPhone 3G owners as potential customers. The iPod touch -- one of the strong drivers in the company’s third quarter iPod revenue -- is also App Store-compatible and is contributing to application downloads, too.

Application price is likely helping to drive app sales, as well. "More than 90 percent [are] priced at less than $10," according to CFO Peter Oppenheimer.

He added "Customers are really loving the App Store."

The App Store hosts Apple-authorized third-party applications for iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPod touch users. The online store offers games, productivity and business applications, music apps, social networking apps, and more.

Apple takes a 30 percent cut of every application sold, so if current App Store popularity holds, it could prove to be a strong revenue generator for the company.

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