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 […]

21 iPhone 5 Tips & Tricks

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Check out this collection of iPhone 5 tips and tricks to get more out of the iPhone 5 without buying a new iPhone. It’s been six months since the iPhone 5 launched, and most people don’t know how to get the most out of the iPhone 5. With this list of iPhone 5 hidden features, […]

Starbucks Dumps Free iTunes Download Cards, Moves to Digital

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In a nod to the environment, Starbucks is ending its free iTunes download cards where users can grab a physical card–the size of a business card–at a cafe counter and enter the special promo code in iTunes to download free content ranging from MP3s to books and apps. The program, according to the coffee chain, […]

Apple Goes Green for iCloud Power

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Today Apple announced that 75 percent of its corporate facilities across the globe no rely on renewable energy for power instead of fossil fuels, up from 35 percent in 2010. In the company’s Environmental Footprint Report for fiscal 2012, Apple revealed that a number of its facilities operate entirely on renewable energies. Apple’ corporate headquarters […]

Apple, Amazon Pave Way for Digital Garage Sale

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The problem with owning digital media today, such as copies of TV shows, movies, e-books, and music through services like Amazon and iTunes, is that you cannot transfer ownership of your content to someone if you want to clean house. Thanks to two recent, but separate, patents filed by Apple and Amazon, this could all […]

Apple Patents Method For Reselling Digital Goods

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A new Apple patent could let users resell or loan their digital music, movies, TV shows and books. According to Apple Insider Apple’s patent details a method for letting users resell their digital goods to other users, making it possible for users to buy and sell “used” digital items. In the patent Apple users can […]

If You’re an iTunes User, Don’t Buy Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet

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When the Surface Pro tablet was announced by Microsoft, I was excited. It would be the first non-Apple tablet that could handle all my iTunes content, including my large library of movies and TV shows that I had purchased, while still allowing me to access other digital ecosystems, like movies from Amazon, stream shows from […]

How to Stop iTunes from Always Opening When iPhone is Plugged In

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With iOS 6, the iPhone is no longer completely tied down to iTunes, but many users continue to plug their phone in throughout the day. A common annoyance with iTunes is that when a user plugs in their iPhone, it automatically pops up. For those who use their computer to charge their phone throughout the […]

Apple Announces 25 Billion Songs Sold Through iTunes

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Today Apple announced that it had sold its 25 billionth song through iTunes, almost a decade after the iTunes Music Store debuted. The 25 billionth song downloaded from iTunes was “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch. To celebrate his downloading the 25 billionth song on iTunes Apple will send Phillip Lüpke from Germany an iTunes […]

Apple TV Update Adds Bluetooth Keyboard Support

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Today Apple released an update to the Apple TV which added a few new features, including the ability to use a Bluetooth keyboard with the set-top box and some iTunes 11 features. The new update to the Apple TV gives uses an easier way to search on the set-top box. Now, instead of relying on […]

Walmart Offers $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40

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Walmart is now offering virtual $50 iTunes gift cards for just $40 through its website. The virtual cards are codes that Walmart will email to buyers shortly after they order the “eGift cards.” The cards are only available in $50 denominations, but the deal is the best value on iTunes gift cards so far this […]

Best Buy Offers $100 iTunes Gift Cards For $85

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Today Best Buy is the best place to buy a $100 iTunes gift card as the retailer is only charging $85 for the card according to a 9To5Mac report. The deal only is only good for today. Tomorrow the price of the gift card will likely go back up to $100. The gift card qualifies […]

iTunes 11 Now Available from Apple

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After a delay, Apple has finally released the highly anticipated iTunes 11, an update to Apple’s music solution that brings a new design, more iCloud support, and a host of other improvements that Apple hopes will make the iTunes experience a much improved one from iTunes 10. Earlier today, it became clear that Apple might […]