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Apple says it won't remove artists from iTunes who don't sign up for Apple Music

Apple is denying a report stating it will remove artists from iTunes who don't sign up for Apple Music. A spokesperson for Apple has issued a short but direct statement that denies claims that the company will remove music artists from iTunes if they don't sign up for the upcoming Apple Music...
What to do when iTunes won't recognize your iPhone or iPad

What to do when iTunes won't recognize your iPhone or iPad

Having trouble getting iTunes to recognize your iPhone or iPad? While there are are fewer reasons than ever to plug your iPhone or iPad into iTunes on your computer as time goes on, when you do — to transfer large media files, to make an encrypted backup, to restore your device, etc. — you need...
Streaming is the future of music, and that future is now

Streaming is the future of music, and that future is now

Over the past decade Apple has completely changed the way we consume music. In the span of only 10 years we've gone from ripping CDs onto our iPods to downloading MP3s from iTunes to storing and streaming music from the cloud. With WWDC 2015 right around the corner, it's how Apple plans to...
How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox

How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox

Setting up whole-house audio with your Mac doesn't require a lot of effort or a huge cash outlay. All you need is your Mac and the right kind of speakers. Thanks to AirPlay, you can make music wherever you have Wi-Fi. There's a bonus tip in here too, to help you control your Mac from your iPhone...
Help aid Nepal with American Red Cross donations via iTunes

Help aid Nepal with American Red Cross donations via iTunes

Apple has set up a donation page to help facilitate donations to the American Red Cross, flagged to help the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake. The nation of Nepal has suffered a devastating earthquake that has killed thousands. Apple has set up a donation page on iTunes to help raise money...
Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming your iTunes video purchases on iPhone and iPad should let you save lots of precious storage space on your iPhone or iPad. However, for a small number of people, iTunes file caching seems to be eating up more space on their devices. This happens when iTunes doesn't properly delete the...
Apple releases iTunes 12.1.2 with improved compatibility with Photos for Mac

iTunes 12.1.2 update improves compatibility with Photos for Mac

Apple has released a new version of iTunes for Mac with improved compatibility with the new Photos app. iTunes 12.1.2 adds better support for syncing photos from Photos for Mac, released as part of OS X 10.10.3. You can see the complete set of changes below: This update improves support for...
Star Wars coming to iTunes Movies on April 10

Star Wars coming to iTunes Movies on April 10

Star Wars, the original, iconic space opera trilogy and its more controversial prequels will finally be made available for download starting April 10. Star Wars (A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, as well as The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the...
How to view movie showtimes on your Apple TV

How to view local movie showtimes on your Apple TV

The Apple TV makes for a great way to not only watch movie trailers on the big screen but to find local showtimes too. When you find a movie that you're interested in, given it's a movie that's already available in theaters, your Apple TV can instantly pull in locations near you and let you know...
How to view your iTunes Radio play history on iPhone and iPad

How to view your iTunes Radio play history on iPhone and iPad

Ever heard a song on iTunes Radio that you later decided you wanted to purchase, but just couldn't remember what it was? It happens to all of us from time to time. Luckily, the iTunes app on your iPhone and iPad keeps a running record of all the songs you've listened to via iTunes Radio. It even...
How to view all the songs you've identified with Siri

How to view all the songs you've identified with Siri

Ever identified a song with Siri and then forgotten what the name was? If you do several songs in a row, or it's been a while since you identified the song, it can be tough to remember. Luckily, when you ask Siri to identify a song, it keeps a record. In fact, it keeps an entire list right in...
Free Catch the Throne mixtapes gather metal, hip hop stars

Free Catch the Throne mixtapes gather metal, hip hop stars

Anthrax, Big Boi, Snoop Dog, Mastodon and many others for free from Apple There's free music on iTunes for you to grab and it features some of the biggest names in hip hop and heavy metal. What's more, it's a pair of mixtapes featuring audio clips from HBO's hugely popular fantasy series Game of...
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...

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