Apple may launch revamped iTunes Store, App Store later this year

By on February 20, 2012 at 7:15 PM.

Apple may launch revamped iTunes Store, App Store later this year

Apple may be working on an overhaul of its iTunes Store and App Store, according to 9to5Mac. Due to growing competition from music streaming services like Spotify and the growing popularity of Amazon’s online music store, the redesign of the iTunes Store is considered “a top priority for Apple.” The Cupertino-based company is looking to simplify the service and deliver a more user-friendly interface than the one afforded by its current design. The redesign will reportedly simplify content discovery, and it will “make the iTunes Store a much more engaging experience.” The revamped stores are reportedly scheduled to launch later this year. More →

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iTunes Match launches in 19 additional countries

By on January 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM.

iTunes Match launches in 19 additional countries

Apple has updated the company’s iTunes Match service to include 19 additional countries. The list includes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela, bringing iTunes Match availability to 37 markets in total. Apple debuted the iTunes Match service late last year. For an annual charge, customers can scan and match tracks from their iTunes libraries and replace them with tracks in the iTunes Store and store them in iCloud. Apple lets customers download up to 25,000 tracks without DRM restrictions, with the ability to match any track in a supported audio file format. More →

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Apple updates iTunes with fixes for iPad, iPod, and iPhone

By on April 18, 2011 at 8:39 PM.

Apple updates iTunes with fixes for iPad, iPod, and iPhone

Apple has updated iTunes to version 10.2.2, which should fix several errors that have caused iPads to lock up during sync. The update also applies stability and performance improvements and fixes a bug that has caused iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units to sync for longer than is necessary. Apple also said iTunes 10.2.2 will fix skipping issues that occur during video previews in the iTunes Store. Users should be prompted to install the latest version of iTunes upon program launch. More →

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The Beatles sell 2 million songs, 450,000 albums in first week on iTunes

By on November 23, 2010 at 3:35 PM.

The Beatles sell 2 million songs, 450,000 albums in first week on iTunes

Last Tuesday, years of negotiations between Apple, Inc., Apple Corp and EMI finally culminated in the widely publicized arrival of The Beatles’ catalog in Apple’s iTunes music store. For those involved, the wait was worth it. Apple announced Tuesday that The Beatles sold over 2 million individual songs and over 450,000 albums during the band’s first week on iTunes. “Abbey Road” was the band’s top-selling album, finishing the week at No. 6 overall. “Here Comes the Sun” was the band’s best-selling single. More →

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Approved iPad apps leak on Apple site?

By on March 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM.

Approved iPad apps leak on Apple site?

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Blog PadGadget found some verbiage on Apple’s website that indicates which App Store apps will be available, and iPad compliant, come April 3rd. The listed apps have since been removed by Apple, but PadGad dug up the following titles:

  • Ammoin HD
  • Azkend HD
  • Flight Control HD
  • Grind HD
  • HD Recovery
  • Labyrinth 2 HD
  • NBA Hotshot HD
  • Numba HD
  • Plants vs. Zombie HD
  • Sparkle HD
  • Worms HD

This raises the obvious question: no farting noise applications on launch day? You’ll notice that the apps are appended with the “HD” tag to differentiate them from your run-of-the-mill iThing applications, and we’re fairly sure this isn’t the complete list. To be brutally honest, we’re tired of writing about the iPad… we just want to start using one… so we can pass judgment. More →

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