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Apple and U2 may have touted that Songs of Innocence iTunes giveaway as a breakthrough music deal, but not everyone appreciated seeing an album forced into their collection. And apparently, front man Bono is now well aware of this -- he just used a fan Q&A on Facebook to offer an apology of so...

October 15th 2014 at 1:57am 0 Comments
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Apple has flattened the design of just about every interface it makes, but the iTunes Store has remained largely impervious to those changes -- reflections, drop shadows and extruded buttons abound. All that is likely to change soon, however. According to 9to5Mac, those trying out the iTunes 12 be...

October 12th 2014 at 8:10pm 0 Comments
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Over 64% of compatible devices are already running iOS 7, according to Apple, making it by far the company's most successful mobile operating system. In all, iOS 7 was downloaded over 200 million times in the first five days after it was released. Apple also reported paying developers over $13 bi...

October 22nd 2013 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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When AMC split the last season of Breaking Bad in two, it annoyed iTunes Season Pass holders who had to pay twice to finish Walter White's saga. Rather than point angry viewers in AMC's direction, though, Apple is shouldering the burden (and trying to dodge a lawsuit) by issuing refunds. Customers...

September 24th 2013 at 9:32am 0 Comments
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No, it's not your imagination. Some of Apple's online services have been down this morning. A quick look at the Apple System Status page shows that the iTunes Store was down for 16.6 percent of all users between 8:57 and 9:42 AM ET, and that continuing outages affecting less than 1 percent of all...

August 22nd 2013 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Apple is currently offering a sale on movie bundles in the iTunes Store with some very good deals indeed. For example, you can buy the Harry Potter Complete Collection, which features all eight Harry Potter movies in HD for only US$9.99 (Update -- the price has gone back up to $59.99). That's a li...

August 13th 2013 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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"I think the consumer is going to be driving this train for quite a long time." -- Casey Rae, deputy director, Future of Music Coalition In 2003, the iTunes Music Store established an environment for downloadable music at exactly the time when consumers needed a safe and stable online music store...

April 30th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Taphive's TodoMovies (US$1.99) app for iPhone has recently been updated to version 2.0. I'd not seen or used TodoMovies before, but as a huge movie enthusiast, I knew I had to check it out. At its heart, TodoMovie is an app that keeps track of movies you want to watch, but it's supercharged i...

April 24th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The tenth anniversary of the iTunes Store is looming on April 28th, and Apple wants to do more for the occasion than treat itself to a nice dinner. It just launched an interactive Decade of iTunes timeline (within iTunes itself, naturally) to remind us how far its music service has come since 2003...

April 24th 2013 at 1:59pm 0 Comments