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iTunes, App Store outage ends after nearly 11 hours

iTunes, App Store outage ends after nearly 11 hours

After 11 hours, the outage affecting several of Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store and iOS and Mac App Stores, has ended. The service disruption began just before 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday morning, and customers found themselves unable to purchase or download items from iTunes, the...
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iTunes Store, App Store hit with extended outage [Update]

Apple is currently dealing with an extended outage for many of its online services, including its iOS App Store and its Mac App Store. Reports from iMore readers, as well as other outlets, have confirmed the issues. Basically, users can log into the app stores but cannot download any...
Apple reportedly backs off of $7.99 pricing model for upcoming subscription music service

Apple reportedly backs off of $7.99 pricing model for upcoming subscription music service

According to a new report, Apple is shying away from a proposed pricing model for its upcoming music subscription service amid pushback from record companies. This comes in the wake of news earlier this month that Apple was pursuing a price of $7.99 per month for the streaming service — $2...
How to search the App Store, iTunes, and iBooks faster with Siri

How to search the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store faster with Siri

While it's fun to browse the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store, sometimes you just want to find what you're looking for. For those occasions, for when you know exactly what you're looking for and you don't want to so much as tap or type, there's Siri. Simply hold down the Home button,...
Hot Chip's new album to feature unique covers

Hot Chip's new album to feature unique covers

British band Hot Chip is giving you an incentive to buy their new album, rather than stream it. I was already looking forward to British electronic music band Hot Chip's new album Why Make Sense?, which comes out in May. I won't download it from iTunes, though. I plan to buy it in physical form,...
Apple to pull AOL login support on iTunes login on March 31

Apple to pull AOL login support for iTunes accounts on March 31

Apple will drop support for logging into iTunes using your AOL username and password at the end of March 2015. Apple originally partnered with AOL for logging into iTunes in late 2003, and used to give users the option to log in either with their email address and password or their AOL...
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Apple to bolster iTunes editorial content with latest job opening

A job positing has been spotted for a position at Apple, to work at the company's London offices. What makes this post rather interesting is the successful applicant would be tasked with editorial content on Apple's music service. Think back to Apple's acquisition of Beats Music. An editorial...
Taylor Swift is giving iTunes a little Wonderland

Taylor Swift is giving iTunes a little Wonderland

Shake off that snub, iTunes: You're finally getting a little wonderland in the form of Taylor Swift's previously Target-exclusive bonus tracks. When the pop icon first released last year's mega-hit 1989 last October, Swift partnered with Target in the U.S. to include a few exclusive bonus...
Zane Lowe leaving BBC Radio 1 for Apple

Zane Lowe leaving BBC Radio 1 for Apple

BBC Radio 1 has announced that popular DJ, Zane Lowe, will be leaving this March to join Apple. While Apple doesn't operate a BBC-style radio service, they do operate iTunes, including the iTunes Radio service in the US and Australia, recently acquired the Beats Music service as well, and have...
'Better Call Saul' premier is up for free on iTunes

Catch the first episode of 'Better Call Saul' for free on iTunes

If you weren't able to catch "Better Call Saul" earlier this week on AMC, there's no need to worry: you can now pick the premier episode up for free through iTunes. For those of you in the dark about such things, Better Call Saul is a prequel to the ever-popular Breaking Bad. The story...
The future of iTunes music in a post-Beats Apple

The future of iTunes music in a post-Beats Apple

2014 came and went without much news for iTunes. There was no international expansion for iTunes Radio, and no word on Continuity for iTunes or media. There was, however, Apple's acquisition of Beats Music. I can only imagine it caused a bit of a scuffle in the company's media department, tossing...
iTunes for OS X updated with notification center widget, improved syncing

iTunes for OS X updated with notification center widget, improved syncing

Apple has updated iTunes for OS X to version 12.1 today. Coming along for the ride is a new notification center widget, along with performance improvements for syncing with your iOS devices. The new widget allows you to see what's playing, as well as control playback of tracks directly from...
Vector 74: Google Glass, iTunes as a studio

Vector 74: Google Glass, iTunes as a studio

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show, Dave reads 1-star reviews, Georgia reads 5-star reviews, Guy serenades, we talk Google Glass, Amazon and Woody Allen, and iTunes as...
How to enable iTunes Match on your Mac or PC with iTunes

How to enable iTunes Match on your Mac or Windows PC with iTunes

Not only does iTunes Match let you store your iPhone and iPad music on the cloud, but it lets you do the same across Mac and Windows PC computers as well. For example, if you have your entire music library on your iMac, you may not want to use the hard drive space on your MacBook Air. Instead,...
How to purchase an iTunes gift card instantly with Siri

How to instantly purchase an iTunes gift card using Siri

Siri is useful for all kinds of things, including quickly sending an iTunes gift card. Wait, what? You didn't know that? Well, neither did I, not until this week! Whether you forget that birthday or just want to give a random gift of kindness, Siri can help you do it quickly and easily. All you...
Marvel's Agent Carter now available on iTunes

Marvel's Agent Carter now available on iTunes

If you're a fan of the Marvel universe, you may have heard of the comic publisher's new series on ABC centered on Agent Carter of Captain America fame. Well, if you missed out on catching the show as it aired, you can now look forward to adding Marvel's Agent Carter to your iTunes collection, as...
Sony's The Interview now available directly from iTunes

Sony's The Interview now available directly from iTunes

Sony's The Interview is now directly available to stream from iTunes. You can watch it on an iOS device, Apple TV, or through iTunes on a Mac or PC. Apple reportedly declined to stream the movie on Sony's original timetable along with Microsoft and Google, and watching the movie on your iOS...
Jimmy Iovine reportedly in talks with artists for exclusive iTunes albums

Jimmy Iovine reportedly in talks with artists for exclusive iTunes albums

Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly speaking to artists about doing exclusive albums for Apple. The goal is apparently to repeat the success of Beyoncé when she released her self-titled album exclusively on iTunes at the end of last year. However, record labels may be a hurdle that Apple...
iTunes Boxing Day sale brings albums on the cheap to the UK, Canada

iTunes Boxing Day sale brings albums on the cheap to the UK, Canada

While Boxing Day doesn't come around until the day after Christmas, it looks like Apple is springing a load of music sales a couple of days early. Right now, those in the UK can click on over to iTunes to snag tons of albums on the cheap. Those in the great white north should expect to see sales...
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Apple reportedly declined to stream Sony's 'The Interview' on iTunes

After canceling the theatrical release of The Interview following threats from alleged North Korean hackers, Sony is said to have approached Apple about the possibility of streaming the movie on iTunes. That's according to a report published on the New York Times, which states that Apple declined...

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