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Please do this before you upgrade to iOS 7.1.2!

Please do this before you upgrade to iOS 7.1.2!

iOS 7.1.2 has caused some problems for some iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. Here's how you can avoid ruining your day Last week Apple released iOS 7.1.2, a maintenance update to iOS with some iBeacon, data transfer and Mail improvements. Most iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners have been able...
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Happy 10th birthday British (and French and German) iTunes Store!

Today, June 15, marks the 10th birthday of the iTunes Store in the UK, France and Germany. Having already been launched in the U.S. the year before, Apple's first international expansion saw the trio of European countries become the first non-Americans to have access to its online media catalog....
Yes, the iTunes Store is down, don't panic

iTunes Store, App Store, Apple TV experiencing server problems, don't panic

Update: iTunes services appear to be coming back online, though it make take some time to restore services for everybody and all devices. Original story follows. The iTunes Store and App Store are currently down for some people in some parts of the world, taking with it a bunch of the iTunes...
How to create an Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

How to create an Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad

In order to use iCloud, you need to have an Apple ID. An Apple ID is also required to buy media from iTunes and apps and games from the App Store. You'll also need an Apple ID if you plan on using services such as FaceTime or iMessage. In other words, to get the most out of your devices, you need...
Apple releases iTunes 11.2.2 with a fix for unexpected downloads

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.2 with a fix for unexpected downloads

iTunes has been updated to version 11.2.2, with some general stability improvements, as well as a fix for podcasts. Specifically, this update fixes an issue where come podcasts episodes would download unexpectedly after upgrading. The release notes for iTunes 11.2.2: This update fixes a...
X-Men: Days of Future Past is in theaters now — Here's how to catch up on iTunes!

X-Men: Days of Future Past is in theaters now — Here's how to catch up on iTunes!

X-Men: Days of Future Past is an attempt to fuse the original X-Men movies — at least the first two good ones — with the X-Men: First Class relaunch from a couple of years ago. As much as the first X-Men movie helped kick off the modern superhero blockbuster, FOX did everything they could to kill...
Apple releases iTunes 11.2.1, fixes hidden /Users directory bug

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.1, fixes hidden /Users directory bug

Apple has pushed out iTunes 11.2.1, a bug fix update to yesterday's iTunes 11.2.0 release that, for some people, caused their /Users directory to become hidden. If you had the problem, check out Software Update or the link below and get with the downloading. This is a problem that Apple has...
iTunes 11.2 update focuses on podcast improvements

iTunes 11.2 update focuses on podcast improvements

In addition to today's update to OS X Mavericks, Apple also today released an update to iTunes. Bringing the music/movies/tv/apps/syncing app to version 11.2 is a host of improvements for podcast listeners. The podcasts section on iTunes now includes an "All Unplayed" tab that, well, displays...
iTunes Match Limit: What to do when you hit 25,000 songs

iTunes Match Limit: What to do when you hit 25,000 songs

iTunes Match is great, but what happens when you hit the 25,000 song limit? The solution isn't pretty You can keep iTunes Radio, Spotify, Pandora and the like. I like collecting my music, just as I have since I was a kid. I'll never sell my audio CDs or get rid of vinyl. Between that and stuff I...
24: Live Another Day

24: Live Another Day starts tonight, relive Jack Bauer's worst days on iTunes now!

24, the smash-hit show starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer, is back tonight with 24: Live Another Day. Set some 4 odd years after the events of Season 8, Live Another Day sees a shift from the 24 episode format of old, while still retaining the real-time action. It...
Star Wars Episode VII cast announced, but I still can't watch the originals on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV?

Star Wars Episode VII cast announced, but I still can't watch the originals on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV?

Disney has just announced the cast for Star Wars Episode VII. It includes the original stars, some transplants from other beloved geek franchises, and some fresh faces. It also has a great name on the script, but thankfully not that name. It couldn't help but make me wish the new Star Wars movie...
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Record labels reportedly underwhelmed by iTunes Radio, want more change from Apple

There are two places in the world — the movie and record industries — where it's apparently permissible to be stunned that people will stop paying for something when they can get it for free. That's where the record industry is today, reportedly disappointed by the lack of revenue coming their...
How to disable Touch ID for iTunes and App Store purchases

How to disable Touch ID for iTunes and App Store purchases

Touch ID is a super convenient way to unlock your iPhone 5s while keeping it secure at the same time. You can also use it to make App Store and iTunes purchases by default. However, if you've registered other family member's prints and you don't want them to be able to buy things on your account...
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iTunes Store for Android reportedly considered by Apple

It's possibly the last thing we'd expect to happen, but a new report suggests that Apple is looking at the possibility of launching the iTunes Store on Android. Yes, Android. It all stems from the folks at Billboard, who claim Apple is talking to the record labels about the plans and more:...
How to access your iTunes Purchase history from your Mac or PC with iTunes

How to find your iTunes purchase history on your Mac or PC

Can't remember what apps, movies, TV shows, or music you bought on iTunes, when you bought it, or how much you paid? Maybe you need to reconcile your bills, keep track of the kids, or even get a refund for something that went wrong? The advantage to buying online is that it's easy to find a list...
iTunes vs. Ultraviolet: Are Apple-loving Veronica Mars fans entitled to their service of choice, or just entitled?

iTunes vs. Ultraviolet: Are Apple-loving Veronica Mars fans entitled to their service of choice, or just entitled?

The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie landed not only in theaters, but on Ultraviolet digital streaming and on iTunes yesterday. For a Hollywood movie from a studio like Warner Brothers, that's... transcendent. But as much as it might have presaged a new era in entertainment, it also...
Veronica Mars movie now live on iTunes!

Veronica Mars movie now live on iTunes!

It's not normal that a movie goes live on iTunes the same day it hits movie theaters but then Rob Thomas' Veronica Mars isn't exactly your normal movie. Not only does it reunite the cast of the original TV show, including Kristen Bell (House of Lies) but it received its backing on Kickstarter,...
How to instantly purchase songs you like when listening to iTunes Radio

How to instantly buy iTunes Radio songs in iTunes

iTunes Radio is a great way to discover new music. So what if you stumble across a song you like so much you want to own it and keep it forever? Easy. With just a few taps you can buy it instantly from iTunes! How to quickly purchase a song you like when listening to iTunes Radio Launch the...
How to install iOS over USB using iTunes

How to install iOS over USB using iTunes

While it's much faster and easier to install iOS updates using the on-device Software Update feature if you backup using iTunes or simply have problems doing an over-the-air install, you can also update using iTunes. How to update iOS using iTunes and a USB cable Back up your device to either...
What's on Ally's Mac dock right now!

What's on Ally's Mac dock right now!

The wallpaper and apps on my iMac and MacBook Air, and why they're there, as of March 2014 I currently have two Macs in my workflow, a 13" MacBook Air and a 27" iMac. My iMac is my main work machine in my home office while I use my MacBook Air on the go. For the most part the docks on both are...

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