Rumor: iTunes for the Desktop to Become Web App


According to Three Guys and a Podcast, the desktop version of Apple’s iTunes software used to manage, play, and synchronize your multimedia library will soon disappear as a standalone app. The site claims that Apple will be moving iTunes from a standalone software to become an in-browser Web app–which is ironic as Apple had shifted […]

iPhone Business is Worth More Than All But 10 Companies


Apple’s iPhone business is worth more than all but  10 companies in the world according to a report by Trefis. According to the analysts, Apple is worth $391 billion, which is 40% more than the current value of the company’s stock. The iPhone business is worth more than half that value, which means if it […]

iTunes Jumps Apple’s Beatles Announcement. I Already Forgot This Day.


Yawn. It’s not quite 10am EST yet, and Apple’s iTunes already shows what most believed, that Apple would announce that it finally reached a deal with the Beatles to deliver that content on iTunes. Heralded as a “day you’ll never forget,” I’ve already forgotten it. I’m guessing quite a few folks who enjoy a Beatles […]

New Apple iTunes Offering Coming Tomorrow

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Apple’s home page is currently overtaken by a message that points to a new product offering tomorrow. Apple recently introduced several new features, including social networking, in iTunes 10.1, the latest version of the company’s digital storefront and media player. The new iTunes offering comes just in time for the holiday shopping season. The message […]

Technology Bites: Wal-Mart Computers Fail on iTunes Gift Card Sale


This weekend I and my sisters are gathering to start the process of dealing with my mother’s house and belongings after her passing several weeks ago. I got the chore of running to the local Wal-Mart to pick up some supplies for the weekend this morning as well as the breakfast run. I had noticed […]

Apple’s Ping Social Service Will Continue the Decline of Music


Yesterday amidst Apple’s fall announcement of new stocking stuffers for music lovers, Steve Jobs announced the new social service for sharing music, called Ping. Aside from taking a term that many geeks and network administrators have used for some time now, I’m sure Ping will have its desired goal of increasing discover-ability and helping Apple […]

Apple Responds to iTunes Hack and Fraud


Apple has issued a statement about the hacking and fraud that occurred in its App Store recently. The statement takes pains to say that user data wasn’t compromised, but on the other hand Apple is saying that if you think there was suspicious activity on your account to deal with your bank and cancel your […]

Heads Up: iTunes App Store Hack


It’s the 4th of July weekend here in the states, which means tomorrow is a holiday for many as the end of an extended weekend. Perfect timing to perpetrate a scam on something like the iTunes store. Many news sites and bloggers are taking time off, as I’m sure many support and engineering staffs, including […]

Android making it easier to buy, stream and sync music and apps


Google is making a play at Apple’s stronghold. Not the iPod, nor the iPhone or iPad, but iTunes. Music purchasing is coming to Android Marketplace, and it’s being backed up with seamless ways to sync and stream from your PC. And they’re making it even easier to buy and install apps.

Apple introduces ViP ad tracking, nothing to do with iAd


TechCrunch has the scoop on a new program Apple is rolling out for developers called “ViP” or Verification of iTunes Purchase, which TC magically connects to iAd. Sounds like a useful tool, but just because the program deals with ads, that doesn’t mean it’s related to iAd.

New iTunes update to go with new iPad


With four days until the new “gadget day that will live in infamy”, aka “iPad Day”, Apple is doing its last minute updates and fixes to its operating system as well as other products to make using an iPad the best experience ever. The latest in the updates is a new version of iTunes, version […]

Apple Starts Browser Based Sampling of Music


Apple looks to be rolling out a service that allows browser based previewing of music. That comes as no surprise after the Lala purchase recently. The idea is that you can preview 30 seconds of a song in your browser, if you want to buy it, a click takes you to iTunes and, well, you […]

Palm Issues Update and Smacks Back at Apple


Palm Pre users lost their ‘native’ iTunes syncing ability when Apple, as expected, issued an update to iTunes last week. Now Palm is issuing a counterpunch with a new update that apparently restores the capability. This will probably go several rounds before one or both companies gives up the ghost and things get settled out. […]

Did anyone use iTunes with their Palm Pre?


Apparently in a bid to create a newsworthy conflict, everyone and their brother reported that Apple has “dissed” Palm by breaking the ability of iTunes to sync with non-iPods, including the Palm Pre, via the latest 8.2.1 update to iTunes. Given that Apple did not officially support sync with non-iPods, this certainly isn’t surprising. But […]

Apple App Store Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary


Apple’s App Store celebrates one year of being in business today. It has certainly been quite a year. Over 56,000 apps and over a billion downloads is nothing to sneeze at. As I said when the App Store and the SDK were announced this “game over” post, Apple spurred changes in the mobile market that […]

Amazon, Walmart and Others Up Digital Music Prices


You kind of knew it wasn’t going to last and that this would happen. The day after iTunes put its price increase into effect (some songs for as high as $1.29, some as low as $.69), the other big online music retailers followed suit. Amazon, Wal-Mart, Lala, and Rhapsody,   have now raised their prices […]

iTunes Drops DRM Adds Variable Pricing


As expected and talked about previously, Apple’s iTunes has dropped the dreaded Digital Rights Managment (DRM) and added variable pricing to the iTunes store. There are now a range of prices ranging from $.69 a song   up to $1.29. Of course the $1.29 price tag is for songs deemed hot and in demand, while […]

Dell Announces Fix for Latitude XT Issues, Addresses iTunes and More

Wow – it looks like Dell has been doing some major behind-the-scenes work with their Latitude XT Tablet PC. After hearing from me, as well as bunch of other users, they have finally announced some fixes that were being caused by iTunes, as well as some video card updates: You may have seen reports from […]