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Apple releases iTunes 10.1; updates iOS 4.2 GM candidate for iPad

November 12th, 2010

Today, after much speculation, Apple released version 10.1 of its iTunes music and iThing synchronization suite. The relatively small, point-upgrade has been highly-anticipated by some members of the technology community as it brings with it AirPlay and iOS 4.2 compatibility. The official list of improvements is as follows: • Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream …

Apple’s music social-network Ping gets Twitter integration

November 11th, 2010

It looks like Apple’s musical social network — Ping — is getting integrated with an actual social network, Twitter (burn). Via a post on the company’s blog, Twitter announced that users of Ping and Twitter would be able to link their respective accounts from within iTunes. Once linked, users have the ability to alert their …

Apple reminds disinterested iTunes users that Ping exists

November 5th, 2010

When Apple announced Ping back in September, some heralded it as another brilliant move from Apple that would keep people immersed in the iTunes experience and bolster music sales. Most people, however, didn’t seem to care. Ping is Apple’s social network focused on music — described by Apple CEO Steve Jobs as “Facebook and Twitter …

U.S. iTunes Music store extending song previews to 90 seconds

November 3rd, 2010

According to blog Symphonic Distribution, Apple will be extending the length of song previews in its U.S. iTunes Music store from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. The information comes courtesy of an email being sent around to “label representatives” that reads: We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the …

Motorola posts known issues list for DROID X running Android 2.2

October 14th, 2010

To be honest, we haven’t heard all that much complaining from DROID X users running Android 2.2, but apparently Motorola has. In a forum post, Motorola listed several issues being experienced and reported by DROID X users who have upgraded their devices to Android 2.2. The list includes: stuck on Motorola logo after boot, random …

Apple TV first impressions

September 30th, 2010

By now, if you preordered an Apple TV, you should be enjoying one for yourself, but in case you didn’t, a limited number of units were available yesterday at Apple stores in the US. If you weren’t able to snag one however, we have a quick overview of the new unit to hold you over. …

Sonos Controller app for Apple iPad now available

September 29th, 2010

We checked out Sonos’ Controller app for the iPad a little while ago before it was in final form, but last night, dear music lovers, the highly-thought out remote went live in Apple’s App Store. Pricing is set to free in typical Sonos fashion. Well, what do we think about the app? It is an …

Nielsen: U.S. digital music sales flat in 2010

September 27th, 2010

According to analytics company Nielsen, digital music sales in the United States were flat during the first half of 2010; showing no positive growth from 2009. The data should be concerning to record labels as digital music sales rose 28% from 2007 to 2008 and 13% from 2008 to 2009. Nielsen’s Jean Littolff spoke with Reuters …

Sonos introduces Wireless Dock for multiroom wireless iPod enjoyment

September 23rd, 2010

You know we love us some Sonos gear around these parts, and Sonos’ latest announcement definitely caught our attention. Today at CEDIA, Sonos introduced the Sonos Wireless Dock. Its purpose? To let you inject all of your tunes from your iPod or iPhone seamlessly into your existing Sonos wireless network. This means regardless of however …