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Court orders Steve Jobs to answer questions in iTunes antitrust case

March 22nd, 2011

A federal judge has ordered Apple CEO Steve Jobs to court where he will have to answer questions pertaining to an antitrust case. Filed in 2005, the antitrust suit alleges that Apple’s iTunes service had a monopoly on the digital music downloading market. According to a Bloomberg report, the deposition of Jobs will be no longer than …

Apple could launch free MobileMe service next month

March 18th, 2011

An anonymous source speaking to iLounge has suggested that Apple will launch its free version of MobileMe in April. The source reportedly works for a major educational institution and says Apple has recommended that incoming students download a free 60-day trial version of MobileMe instead of signing up for the current version, which Apple will …

Bloomberg: Microsoft to discontinue the Zune

March 14th, 2011

According to Bloomberg’s Dina Bass, Microsoft will discontinue selling its Zune music player sometime this year. Launched in 2006, the Zune was Microsoft’s response to Apple’s iPod music player and offered us our first look at the Metro UI — the user interface now present on Windows Phone devices. According to Bass, the company will refocus …

Winamp 1.0 for Android launches with free music downloads

March 12th, 2011

“Whipping the llamas ass” just got a bit rowdier for Android users. Winamp 1.0 for Android is now available and provides a handful of enhancements, adding the ability to stream and download free music from Spinner. Winamp’s creators have also improved the “Now Playing” screen with a cleaner and more streamlined interface — tapping said screen now …

Apple pushes iMovie update, GarageBand for iPad to the App Store

March 10th, 2011

During last week’s iPad 2 media event, Apple announced an update to the iOS version of its iMovie video editing application and introduced a new version of its GarageBand audio application for the iPad. Like the iPad 2, GarageBand and the updated iMovie were given a March 11th release date, but like iOS 4.3 the applications have …

Microsoft ‘Ventura’ could replace Zune music, video services

March 9th, 2011

Following recent reports that Microsoft will soon be killing off its Zune suite of entertainment services and replacing them with a new offering, All About Microsoft has uncovered what may end up being Microsoft’s Zune successor. The blog’s tipsters claim knowledge of a new set of services currently being developed by Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices …

Apple angling for unlimited downloads of purchased music?

March 4th, 2011

According to a report filed by Bloomberg, Apple is working with record labels to make music tracks purchased via its iTunes Music Store more accessible. The report, which cites multiple anonymous sources, claims that the digital store creator wants to provide music purchasers with the ability to re-download tracks they’ve bought an unlimited number of times. The functionality …

Apple updates iTunes to 10.2, adds iOS 4.3 support and improved Home Sharing

March 3rd, 2011

Apple on Wednesday released an update to its iTunes software. The update comes following its media event where the new iPad 2 was finally unveiled. iTunes 10.2 doesn’t add any major functionality to the software, listing only two features in the accompanying change log: Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3. …

Apple announces FaceTime, iMovie and Garage Band for the iPad 2

March 2nd, 2011

During its media event on Wednesday, Apple unveiled FaceTime for the iPad 2. The video calling app and service will function just as it does on the iPhone 4, and it will obviously support video chatting with both iPads and iPhone 4s. FaceTime for the iPad 2 is part of iOS 4.3 and will be …