iTunes Music Match Shows Up in Apple TV

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I fired up my Apple TV this afternoon and a new tab labelled “Music” showed up with two options related to the now late iTunes Music Match service. The option to turn on the service returns an error telling you to set it up on your computer in iTunes, which still has the message saying […]

Apple’s iTunes Match Misses October Launch Deadline

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Today marked the end of the month of October which means that Apple has missed its self imposed deadline for the launch of its iTunes Match service. Originally announced all the way back at WWDC, Apple had made it clear at the iPhone 4S event that the service would be rolling out to the general […]

iTunes Match Button Appears in iOS 5

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It looks like the iTunes Match service might be getting closer to launch. AppAdvice noticed that the button magically appeared in the iOS 5 Music Apps settings today. Sure enough it appears in mine as well. iTunes Match is designed to let you have music you did not purchase through iTunes available through Apple’s iCloud […]

Get iOS 5 and iCloud Features On Your Android Phone and Tablet

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Yesterday was the big day for Apple device owners as the iOS 5 update hit. Though the upgrade didn’t go smoothly for everyone, many are enjoying their updated iPhones and iPads right this second. Android owners are looking at the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich in their lives and thinking: “Where’s Mine?” Even if you […]

iOS 5: How to Use Wi-Fi Sync with iTunes

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For those using the new iTunes 10.5 and running iOS 5 on their iPad or iPhone, you can pull off one of the most requested new features – syncing your device without tethering to a computer. Wi-Fi sync will keep your device backed up over your home or office Wi-Fi network. First, a few requirements. […]

iTunes 10.5 Available Now for Download with iCloud

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As we predicted the iTunes 10.5 download page just went live at Apple, offering the newest version available for download for both Mac and PC. It doesn’t show up yet in Software Update on my Mac, but should go live there very soon. Apple will release iOS 5 tomorrow and iTunes 10.5 makes the music, […]

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 […]