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  • Secrets of iTunes Match

    Posted November 19, 2011 - 9:16 am

    We've told you what you need to know about iTunes Match. But we're also happy to share with you some secrets of iTunes Match that you don't absolutely need to know, yet might enjoy knowing anyway. Trust that tucking these tidbits away will make you the star of every party--at least parties where everyone sits around and talks about the nuances of iTunes Match.
  • Do you own your iTunes files? RIAA says no

    Posted November 17, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    Since a 1908 Supreme Court decision, Americans have been allowed to sell copyrighted works they obtained legally, ie; buy a book, sell the book later. But the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) says you can't resell your iTunes files.
  • Is Google's music store doomed to failure?

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    The search giant is unveiling a service aimed at a market heretofore completely untapped -- unless you count Apple's iTunes store and a bunch of other online music services.
  • How to upgrade tracks to iTunes Match, fast

    Posted November 15, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    So you've bought iTunes Match, which gives you access to shiny new 256kbps AAC versions of your audio files. But by default your iTunes library is still packed with your old files. So how best to upgrade all of those old files, in place, to the new versions?
  • Apple warns developers ahead of iTunes Match launch

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:41 am

    This time, for real. In an email to developers, obtained by Macworld, Apple says that the iCloud libraries of testers will be erased this weekend in preparation for iTunes Match's public launch.
  • iCloud vs. Wi-Fi Sync: Which does what?

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 9:30 am

    There are notable differences between what gets synced using iCloud and Wi-Fi Sync. Here's a quick summary of the types of data handled by each, as well as when each type of data is copied or synced.
  • iTunes 10.5 is out: 3 reasons to get it now

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Version 10.5 of Apple's iTunes software is available now, just in time for the launch of iOS 5 on Wednesday. The latest version includes the first taste of iCloud and is required before downloading iOS 5.
  • Apple preps for iOS 5, iCloud with iTunes update

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Apple today prepared iOS, Mac and Windows users for tomorrow's launch of iOS 5 and iCloud by shipping iTunes 10.5.
  • Apple to let users store video purchases in the cloud

    Posted August 1, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Apple announced a software update that makes life easier for Apple TV subscribers.
  • iTunes streaming service launch 'imminent'

    Posted April 22, 2011 - 8:11 am

    Apple's plans for an iTunes music-streaming service are seemingly coming to fruition, with the company reported to have sealed deals with at least two major record labels.
  • Software update fixes MacBook Air iTunes issue

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 8:54 pm

    Owners of last year's MacBook Air models who've been running into problems with iTunes got some relief Wednesday in the form of an Apple software update. The catchily-named Mac OS X v10.6.7 Supplemental Update for 13" MacBook Air (Late 2010)--or "update" for short--tackles an issue where Apple's ultra-thin laptop became unresponsive when using iTunes.
  • Mac OS X 10.6.7 causing iTunes woes for MacBook Air

    Posted March 23, 2011 - 10:52 am

    Some owners of the new 13in MacBook Air have been reporting issues with the recently issued update for Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.7.
  • Jon Bon Jovi lashes out at Steve Jobs

    Posted March 15, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    Be-haired rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s songs sell well on Apple’s iTunes but that hasn’t stopped him nipping the hand that’s been feeding him with some harsh comments about digital music and Apple’s Steve Jobs.
  • Apple launches subscription system, gouges publishers in the process

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    Apple's new subscription system has the potential to make online magazine, newspaper, and other content subscriptions easy for users. Unfortunately, it places a lot of burden on publishers to conform to Apple's demands for near-exclusive access and charges them a 30% iTunes tariff.
  • Banned Nazi anthem removed from German iTunes

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 12:35 pm

    A song named after the Nazi activist that wrote it and was banned at the end of World War II has been removed from iTunes in Germany.
  • Apple may be getting social with 'Media Stream'

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    Is Apple gunning for Facebook's social media crown with a new media-streaming feature for iOS devices? That's the latest rumor after several blogs noticed a folder called "Media Stream" buried deep in the system files for iOS 4.3 beta 2 released Wednesday. The only feature currently in the Media Stream folder is something called Photo Stream that lets you share photos with your friends, according to 9-to-5 Mac.
  • 50,000 stolen iTunes accounts for sale

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Legitimate iTunes accounts have been hacked and access sold on to Chinese surfers, according to a local report.
  • Is Samsung the new Apple?

    Posted December 28, 2010 - 11:49 am

    With its upcoming Galaxy Player (an iPod touch-like version of the Galaxy S smartphone), Samsung has a lineup of mobile and entertainment solutions that rivals Apple's iTunes/iOS ecosystem, which could make them Apple's biggest competition.
  • Sony launches subscription music-streaming service

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Wednesday launched a subscription-based music streaming service that enables users to access songs from multiple network-connected devices made by Sony.
  • In your face, Lennon-McCartney! Harrison song early iTunes leader for Beatles

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    Two days after their catalog finally became available for download on iTunes, The Beatles have an astonishing 68 songs in the top 200.
  • At long last, The Beatles are on iTunes

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    OK, maybe Steve Jobs hasn't brokered a Mideast peace agreement, but he's accomplished something that at times has seemed almost as impossible -- he finally snagged The Beatles for iTunes.
  • Actually, Apple, I bet I can forget all about tomorrow

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    What will Apple announce on Tuesday? Whatever it is, it won't change your life.
  • Is Apple's announcement tomorrow about more than iTunes?

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    Apple has a giant banner on its homepage saying we'll never forget about tomorrow. iTunes streaming or cloud storage are likely ideas on what Apple will announce, but it isn't that far a stretch to think Apple might unveil a true consumer/office cloud service that does everything from streaming music to online document collaboration.
  • Apple teases iTunes-related announcement for Nov. 15

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    Moving in its usual mysterious ways, Apple on Monday teased an iTunes-related announcement to happen on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific.
  • No downside to longer iTunes song previews

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    Apple reportedly has told music labels that it is increasing the length of song previews to 90 seconds from 30 seconds. This move makes sense.
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