Apple Allows iBooks Customers to Give the Gift of Reading

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Just in time for the holiday season, Apple has made some changes to the iBooks service for iOS and OS X to allow customers to now gift a book to family, friends, and loved ones. Gifting a specific book title is new for the iBookstore, a feature that has been a staple on rival Amazon’s […]

12 Days of Gifts App Released in USA for First Time By Apple

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Apple is giving away gifts and has released an App to do just that. The 12 Days of Gifts App is now available, but you won’t see anything but a countdown and a FAQ until December 26. That’s when Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts kicks off. Each day from December 26 through January 6 users […]

Don’t Like iTunes? Here’s How to Avoid It

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If you hate iTunes, you’re not alone. I use a MacBook and an iPhone on a daily basis, but I usually try and avoid iTunes like the plague. It’s not a terrible piece of software by any means, but sometimes it’s really slow and doesn’t work all that great, especially if you’re on a Windows […]

How to Back Up Your iOS Device in iTunes

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Backing up your computer and other devices is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do. It can save you from certain disaster if you’re phone ever dies or you accidentally drop it and break it. If you don’t have any of the data on it backed up, you lose it all if […]

Amazon Releases Amazon Cloud Player App for Mac

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Mac owners who use Amazon for their music playing and purchasing will be happy to  know that Amazon has released the Amazon Cloud Player App for the Mac. This desktop client works side by side with Amazon’s Cloud Player service for playing and purchasing music. Amazon had previously released a version for Windows machines. For […]

Apple Seeds OS X 10.9 Mavericks Gold Master, Final Release Soon

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Apple seeded the OS X 10.9 Mavericks Gold Master to developers signaling that the final release of the new Mac operating system will likely ship within a week or two, hitting the rumored “sometime in October” deadline. Apple also shipped an update to iTunes, along with the Gold Master, bringing it to iTunes 11.1.1 (11). The iTunes […]

Apple Offers iTunes Refund Following ‘Breaking Bad’ Confusion

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Following confusion on how the last season of the TV show ‘Breaking Bad’ TV was named, Apple is now offering customers a refund for show. The last season of the show was given an odd split where the first 8 episodes of the fifth season was known as “Season 5″ whereas the final 8 shows […]

With iOS 7, Your 4G LTE Plan Just Got a Little More Useful

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Apple has raised the download cap for content downloaded over mobile broadband networks from 50 MB to 100 MB now with the new iOS 7 operating system that was released yesterday for consumer downloads. Though TV shows and movies still won’t stream over your favorite carrier’s 4G LTE network in the U.S., some larger app […]

How to Fix iTunes Error 9006 When Upgrading to iOS 7

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The iOS 7 update process is not going smoothly for most iPhone and iPad users who are experiencing errors while updating to iOS 7 including the 9006 error in iTunes while trying to update. The 9006 error, or error 9006 as Apple defines it, is a common issue that users run into while installing the iOS […]

iOS 7 Error 9006 Plagues Users in iTunes

This error popped up first when trying to install iOS 7 through iTunes.

iPhone and iPad users trying to update to iOS 7 Over-the-Air are running into Software Update Failed errors, errors that prevent the iOS 7 install from being completed. Those looking for a remedy through an iTunes install won’t find it either as iOS 7 installation errors have hit iTunes as well as a 9006 error […]

iOS 7′s iTunes Radio Changes Nothing

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When Apple finally announced iTunes Radio, a collective sigh could be heard from many music enthusiasts. Finally, here was Apple’s answer to music subscription services like Pandora and Spotify. Now that iTunes Radio is now available to users installing iOS 7 today, iPhone and iPad users are in for a bit of shock when they download […]

Why You’ll Still Buy the iPhone, Even As Other Phones Get Better

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I don’t think it’s up for discussion any longer: the iPhone, while attractive and intuitive, isn’t a very cutting edge smartphone. I don’t expect that to change when the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C make their alleged début this September either. Apple is perfectly fine shipping this year’s smartphone packed with last year’s toys. So […]

NFC on an iPhone May Be Good for Hand-Me-Down Apps

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Though Apple had largely avoided the near field communications, or NFC, technology used for easy Bluetooth pairing, sharing files, and for digital wallets that rivals have been doing, the company may still be considering NFC for other purposes on iPhone and iPad tablets. Apple may be tying in NFC technology to its digital iTunes and […]

Apple Revises App Store Policies to Make Apps Kid-Safe

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Apple had updated its developer policy for apps submitted to the App Store that targets children in a bid to comply with new regulations and to make the digital storefront a friendlier place for kids. The new policies are detailed on Apple’s developer portal and limits the collection of personal data when it comes to […]

iTunes Dazzles With Steep Discounts on Blockbuster Movie Bundles

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For a limited time Apple is offering a movie promotion that features entire collections of some of the most beloved movie franchises of the last decade, for as little as $9.99. For a limited time users can pick up entire movie collections from the iTunes Video store to own. The Movie Bundle assortment includes The […]

iTunes Radio for Mac Arrives: iTunes 11.1 Beta Tour

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For the first time since it unveiled its new iTunes Radio service during its World Wide Developer Conference, we’re finally getting our first glimpse of the service in a native desktop application; iTunes. As part of the iTunes Music Match subscription service, users pay $25 a year for the radio service on all of their […]

iTunes Update Adds New MiniPlayer, Improves Songs View

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A new update to iTunes brings a new MiniPlayer, improved songs view and multi-disc album support to Apple’s desktop music app. The new update brings iTunes to version 11.0.3, and as the version number suggests it has a few small changes, but nothing too big. The biggest change in the new update is to the […]

Microsoft Asked Apple for an iTunes for Windows 8 Devices

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According to Microsoft, it has approached Apple about creating a version of Apple’s iTunes client for Windows 8 devices. That news comes by way of Tami Reller, chief financial officer of the Windows Division. In an interview with CNN Money, Reller further elaborated on Microsoft’s efforts to get Windows 8 and Windows RT users access […]

Apple Streaming iRadio Service Launch May Be Delayed

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Apple may be facing opposition from some of its content partners surrounding the terms it had proposed for the rumored iRadio music streaming service in a move that could delay the summer launch. iRadio is positioned as a streaming music service that would compete in the same space as Pandora and Spotify, and though it […]

Take a Walk Through a Decade of iTunes

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This month the iTunes Music Store turns ten, and to celebrate Apple put together a mini-site in iTunes showing how the store helped change the music industry. The Decade of iTunes site breaks down every year of the iTunes Music Store in detail. The timeline starts off on April 28, 2003 when the store first […]