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Rumors that Apple is going to debut its retooled music offering at WWDC next week are nothing new. However, in a report by The Wall Street Journal comes word that the streaming service will be priced at $10 a month when it's announced in a matter of days. That would put the unlimited Beats Music/i...

June 1st 2015 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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If you're an iOS or Mac user, your downloads and streams are going to improve in the near future -- if they haven't already. Apple has quietly switched on its own content delivery network (CDN), letting it deliver files directly instead of leaning on services from Akamai and Level 3. The change gi...

July 31st 2014 at 3:53pm 0 Comments
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The Beats Music purchase may help Apple compete with Spotify, but iTunes Radio remains focused squarely on Pandora. According to a report from The Information, Apple is said to be working on local advertising while serving up content beyond the scope of musical selections with a hand from broadcas...

May 30th 2014 at 3:12pm 0 Comments
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It's been nearly a year since Apple announced its plans to join Spotify, Rdio and Pandora as a music streaming service provider. However, while beats, melodies and harmony are great, some would say iTunes Radio's sonic buffet is lacking -- it has no news channels. No longer. NPR has joined the ser...

March 24th 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments
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While you could use an Android device to capture iTunes Radio streams before, DoubleTwist's latest AirPlay Recorder update brings that functionality to Cupertino's desktops. Based on the walk-through that the outfit lists on its blog, the Mac app seems pretty simple to implement too. First, select...

February 17th 2014 at 11:27pm 0 Comments
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We've seen quite a few hints that iTunes Radio would soon be available outside of the US, and it's now clear that there was something to all those clues: The music service is now available in Australia. Listeners on the island nation can get the same personalized radio streams as their American co...

February 10th 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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When Apple officially unveiled iTunes Radio, it seemed like a bad news for established music-streaming services like Pandora, but now that iOS 7 and the new iTunes music feature have had a bit of time to spread, Pandora seems to have weathered the storm with flying colors. Today the company announce...

November 5th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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On September 23, Apple issued a press release announcing that more than 11 million unique users had already tuned into iTunes Radio. Yesterday during Apple's earnings conference call, Tim Cook said that that number had risen to 20 million unique users. That's not too bad considering that Apple ha...

October 29th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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With Apple's iTunes Radio being a latecomer to the world of streaming internet radio, it's not surprising that the executives of streaming leader Pandora would not be happy with the new competitor. CNET's Joan Solsman interviewed the CFO of Pandora, Mike Herring, and found that he feels that Pando...

October 16th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments