iCloud Won’t Stream Movies: Hollywood’s Ultraviolet the Culprit?

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Just a day ahead of the iOS 5 release date that will bring with it Apple’s new iCloud service one of the glaring omissions in the new Internet-based backup, storage and sync service is video purchased through iTunes. Users will be able to download all of their apps and music purchased through iTunes, but video won’t come with it. […]

5 Things To Do Before You Upgrade to iOS 5

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With the iOS 5 release date of October 12th bearing down on us, I wanted to share 5 things you should do before you upgrade your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to iOS 5. Apple is adding over 200 new features to iOS 5, which fixes many of the major complaints from iPhone users. One […]

iTunes Update Expected By Tuesday, Ahead of iOS 5 Release Date

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Apple is almost ready to push the latest version of iTunes out the door, complete with iCloud support. The update to iTunes 10.5 comes ahead of October 12th, the iOS 5 release date. Update: iTunes 10.5 is Available to Download iTunes 10.5 brings support for the new iCloud service and iOS 5, which means that we […]

iTunes Match Coming End of October

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Apple at its iPhone event today has announced that its iTunes cloud music matching service, dubbed iTunes Match, will be coming at the end of October for an optional annual subscription price of $24.99. Essentially, iTunes Match will scan your iTunes library and automatically re-create your music library in the cloud, negating the need for […]

Apple Expands iTunes Promotion at Starbucks to Include More Digital Content

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Apple has a long partnership with Starbucks where the coffee chain would offer codes for free iTunes music download. However, in an age where almost every content you can imagine is going digital, Apple is expanding its iTunes promotion at Starbucks to encompass more different types of digital content. In the past week, Starbucks gave […]

Apple Drops TV Rentals from iTunes

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In only Tim Cook’s second day as CEO of Apple, the company has gone ahead and gotten read of a service. That’s right. Apple has done away with TV rentals through iTunes removing the option entirely and leaving only the ‘Buy’ option or for some content, a ‘Season Pass’ to view a whole year of […]

FBI Child ID iPhone App for Parents Released

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is promoting the FBI Child ID app for iPhone. The FBI designed the free app to help parents keep their kids safe and communicate with the authorities should a child go missing. This is the first mobile app created by the FBI. The FBI Child ID app stores photos and vital information about your […]

Beta 4 of iOS 5 Released by Apple – Over the Air!

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Apple is keeping the beta releases coming for their upcoming iOS 5. Developers can now get their hands on Beta 4, and they don’t even need to bother with iTunes. Registered developers who are already on iOS 5 beta 3 can download the new beta 4 OTA. Simply opening the iDevice’s settings app, and touching […]

Free Up Disk Space: How to Delete Old iPhone and iPad Backups

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Extra disk space is once a gain a commodity thanks to small solid state drives and large iPhoto libraries. If you need to clear off space on your Mac for OS X Lion, more photos or just to have some breathing room; we’ve found a great way to free up disk space — delete old iPhone and […]

Spotify Set to Launch in the US on Thursday

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Well, tomorrow is shaping up as potentially an interesting launch day. Conventional wisdom is that Apple will let the Lion out of the cage tomorrow, along with new Mac Mini’s and new Macbooks (but no Mac Pros). It also looks like European music service, Spotify, will also have its invitation only launch tomorrow as well. […]

Locked In and Loving It: How Apple’s Master Plan Paid Off

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Yet another perk for Apple’s using a closed ecosystem is that every purchase users make is a little commitment to their platform. With each iOS user having invested an average of $100 in apps, according to AppleInsider, it’s looking like Apple’s “customer loyalty” is in no danger of falling any time soon. But this “loyalty” […]

WiFi Sync, New Lock Screen UI, and Other Changes in iOS 5, Beta 2

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Users and developers are reporting several new features and changes that went live with the recent release of iOS 5 beta 2 for developers. The update, which is available to registered developers officially and unofficially to hackers and tinkerers, clock in at 817 MB and is not an OTA update at this time, unfortunately. In […]

How to Get an iCloud Experience on Android

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While the new iCloud service from Apple is garnering attention for the ability to use the cloud to keep your devices in sync with apps, music, documents and more, it’s not the first time these features are available. Apple has done a good job of pulling these services together, but if you want to replicate iCloud on […]

Richard Dreyfuss Gives Dramatic Readings of iTunes EULA

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Do you read End User License Agreements? I have to admit I don’t. Lawyers work hard to make sure bases (or posteriors) are covered and of course every now and then someone who has more time on their hands than you or I will read through one and discover something that raises and eyebrow or […]

iTunes Match Cost vs. the Competition

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Apple just announced iCloud, a new online service that provides easy access to all the music users have purchased through iTunes for free. Apple has also announced a service called iTunes Match, which will match the music you have ripped or purchased from other stores and add a high quality version to your iCloud library […]

iBookstore Comes to Desktop iTunes

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Apple has made some changes on the server side to incorporate the iBookstore for iBooks purchases on iTunes on the desktop on Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. Previously, though users can manage EPUB and PDF e-books through iTunes, users cannot access the store for downloading and purchasing new books on the desktop–this task was […]

How to Get the New iTunes in the Cloud Music App Now With iTunes 10.3

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At the WWDC conference Apple announced a collection of new iCloud features that will arrive this fall with iOS 5, but they also announced a few new features that are available today for all users. The iCloud app, music and book features of iTunes in the cloud can be installed on your iOS 4.3 device […]

Apple’s New iCloud Service Will be Almost Free

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Apple announced their new iCloud service at WWDC 2011 confirming the rumors that have swirled for months that a cloud storage and syncing feature will become a free part of Apple’s device ecosystem. iCloud is free unless you want access to a new part of the music portion of the cloud version of iTunes. The […]