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As the school year heads back into session, many students have a lot of new reading on their plate. Parents whose children struggle with assigned books might be considering ways to augment that material. Over the summer, Amazon regularly offered to add Audible narrations to assigned reading title...

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A pair of organizations representing music artists is pushing for the U.S. government to give the music industry more freedom in deciding what to charge for music, AppleInsider reports. In turn, streaming services like Apple's iTunes Radio and the newly acquired Beats Music could feel a bit of a p...

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Run Forrest Run, the video game tie-in to the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, has made its way to Greenbow, Alabama - and the rest of the United States as well. Previously limited to the New Zealand App Store, Run Forrest Run has now been released stateside, allowing US residents to partake in the fun ...

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With Elite: Dangerous' first beta test now a thing of the past, it's time for the team to reflect and prepare for the next round of hot plasma space action. In today's newsletter, the team reports that it saw players from 122 countries in beta 1, with 4.2 million light years travelled collective...

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Tired of humming songs from the NES Mega Man games to yourself? If a particular tune from Mega Man 1-5 won't stop knocking around your skull, you can now jam away to the real deal by grabbing volumes of the Mega Man Soundtrack, available via iTunes for $9.99 - 10.99 and Amazon from $7.99 - 8.99. An...

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If you've been looking forward to Dawn of the Immortals, we've got half of good news for you. The game has launched on the iTunes store for potential players using iPhones or iPads. If you're using an Android device, though, you're going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Halfway to good new...

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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...

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We knew Instagram's effort to nab a bit of Snapchat's thunder was imminent thanks to leaked promo banners, and now, the app has officially arrived... for some. Bolt, the filter-driven photo app's own ephemeral messenger has hit iTunes and Google Play for folks in Singapore, South Africa and New Ze...

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Apple today announced the details for its eighth annual London iTunes Festival, which will be held this September at the Roundhouse. Over 60 performers will be present at the 30-day event and include Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde and more. Tickets are availa...

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Paul McCartney went through a rift with streaming services, but the former Beatle has been always been keen to keep his albums available on iTunes. Now, Sir Paul is following a growing trend for releases and reissues: apps. Five of McCartney's classic albums (Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney ...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of ...

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If you pay attention to the cynics out there, Apple's $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats reeks of desperation. Apple, the argument goes, completely missed the boat on streaming music and is now just grasping at straws with Beats in a last ditch effort to reclaim musical relevancy. Some even take th...

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Proving that you don't need to be real to earn real success, the debut album from Pentakill, a band made up of five League of Legends characters, is currently sitting at number one on the iTunes metal charts. Look, we'd be clever and throw in a pun or two here, but this news really speaks for it...

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