Thoughts After a Day of Apple Update Frenzy

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Remember the days of old when upgrading a computer used to take a day if not more? Of course if you’re a gadget geek and you had multiple computers to update then you were looking at a considerable time investment to get things up to speed with whatever the latest and greatest. I used to […]

iTunes Update Brings Little to Get Excited About

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Apple announced the new iPhone 5 at an event today in San Francisco and along with it we learned that they will update iTunes, but there’s not too much to get excited about. The new user interface gets an overhaul, but the basic layout remains intact. Better control of music as the user plays and […]

Apple Readying iTunes Music Streaming Service to Challenge Pandora

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In perhaps the biggest shift of its iTunes business strategy, Apple is reported to be in negotiations with record labels to launch a music streaming service as part of its iTunes platform. The service is said to be focused on the mobile platform–which includes the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad–as well as the desktop as […]

Google Play Gift Cards Spotted, Coming Soon

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Android fans will soon have to chance to buy gift cards for the Google Play Store. According to Android Central, the gift cards are already made, Google just needs to distribute them to retailers. The gift cards are good for anything in the Google Play Store. That includes apps, music, movies, and potentially even devices […]

Easy Phone Sync Helps iPhone Users Switch to Samsung Android Phones

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Samsung is trying to lure iPhone users over to Android, and now it’s offering an app to make the transition easier for UK switchers. Samsung partnered with Media Mushroom for a new app called Easy Phone Sync. The app is free for users who buy a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone, no matter which one they […]

Next Version of iTunes Might Kill Off Ping

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Apple’s in-house experiment in social networks might be over in the next release of iTunes. According to All Things D, Apple will shut down Ping in the next major release of iTunes which will likely come out this fall. Ping is still present in iTunes 10.6.3, and still has a place in the iOS 6 […]

Find Where to Stream or Rent Movies with CanIStream.it

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Can I watch Iron Man 2 on Netflix? Can I rent The Rock on iTunes or Amazon? These are just a sampling of the many questions I ask and hear on Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis. People want an easy way to know where they can stream movies, rent movies and buy digital […]

Apple Has to Be Social, CEO Tim Cook Hints at Deeper Facebook Integration

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At the All Things D conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some hints about Apple’s plans for social network integration by touching on topics such as the company’s internally developed social music sharing Ping network, the possibility of deeper Facebook integration, and highlighting that though Apple does not need to build its own network it does […]

We Need 48 Hour Digital Rentals From iTunes

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Last night I rented my first 1080P HD movie on the new iPad, the second movie I’ve ever rented from iTunes. Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol looked great in 1080P HD, even if the letterboxing left half the screen black. Even the 4GB download was faster than anticipated. Overall renting movies on the iPad and Apple […]

iTunes 11 Rumored to Debut Alongside iOS 6 With Deep iCloud Support

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Apple is said to now be seeding the next-generation iTunes, known as iTunes 11, internally. The software helps users manage their music, movies, TV shows, books, and magazines on their computers and also serves as a synchronization software for iPhones to connect to Windows PCs and Mac systems. Right now, Apple is working on key […]

Top iPad TV and Entertainment Apps (Video)

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The new iPad’s screen is perfect for watching TV, Movies and other entertainment. I use these 15 TV and entertainment iPad apps to watch at least an hour of video every night. (Read: Ultimate Guide to Watching TV on the iPad) From The Daily Show and Game of Thrones to Live TV, old TV seasons and […]

Item Cannot Be Downloaded Error Annoys iTunes Users, No ETA for a Fix

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iPad, iPhone and Apple TV owners may be a little frustrated today. An iTunes “This iTem Cannot Be Downloaded on This Network” error, which instructs users to connect to WiFi, is preventing movies and other media from downloading to some user’s iOS devices. Apple confirmed that this is an issue, but has not provided an ETA for […]

Apple Compels AT&T to Unlock iPhone for Customer

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In a bold move and a gesture of goodwill to customers, Apple had compelled its carrier partner AT&T to unlock an older iPhone model to be used when traveling internationally. The customer had tried to work with AT&T to unlock his iPhone 3GS unsuccessfully prior to reaching out to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who, like […]

Score 20% off All iTunes Gift Cards at Best Buy

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App addicts and new iPad owners take note. Best Buy has cut the price of iTunes gift cards by 20% for a limited time. The iTunes gift card deal starts on $15 gift cards and goes up to $100, so you can score up to $20 in free iTunes credit. The timing is perfect for […]

Best Buy No Longer Selling iTunes Gift Cards? [Updated]

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Update: iTunes gift cards are back online on Best Buy’s website. It appears that Best Buy is now selling new iTunes card designs.  Long-time Apple partner Best Buy is now no longer listing Apple’s iTunes gift cards for sale on its website. In the past, Best Buy had often discounted iTunes gift cards, by as […]

Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iPad Updated for Retina Display

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Apple updated the iWork productivity apps for the iPad and iPhone to take advantage of the new Retina display of the new iPad. It also includes performance improvements and other new features for the individual apps. Numbers now has what Apple calls “stunning new 3D bar, line, area and pie charts. The charts in Numbers […]