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Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1, launches iTunes Match in the US [Updated]

Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1, launches iTunes Match in the US [Updated]

Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 and along with it, their paid music locker service in the U.S., iTunes Match. Coming after several extended betas, and past the previously announced October time frame, iTunes Match costs 24.99 a year and allows users to scan their iTunes libraries and either gain...
Poll: How are you syncing your iOS 5 iPhone or iPad?

Poll: How are you syncing your iOS 5 iPhone or iPad?

Poll: How are you syncing your iOS 5 iPhone or iPad? With iOS 5 Apple has finally cut the cord with iTunes and you no long have to tether your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad over USB to your Windows or Mac PC just to sync over your stuff. Of course, you can still tether if you so wish, and it's just...
Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 to developers, more iTunes Match fixes

Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 to developers, more iTunes Match fixes

Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 to developers which includes stability and performance improvements for iTunes Match. Developers must update to iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 if they want to continue using the service. The iTunes beta update comes hot on the heels of Apple deleting developer’s...
Apple deleting beta iTunes Match libraries today

Apple deleting beta iTunes Match libraries today

Make of this what you will, either the impending public launch of iTunes Match or just another step along the beta test path, but Apple has informed developers they'll be deleting all current iTunes Match libraries today. Apple previously said they'd be launching iTunes Match, their paid iCloud...
Apple releases iTunes 10.5.2 beta to developers, iTunes Match tests ongoing, now on Apple TV

Apple releases iTunes 10.5.2 beta to developers, iTunes Match tests ongoing, now on Apple TV

Following up on the beta release of iOS 5.0.1 for developers, Apple has also released iTunes 10.5.2 beta, replacing the now timed-out iTunes 10.5.1 beta and allowing for continued testing of iTunes Match. The Loop's Jim Dalrymple also noticed iTunes Match is now up and running on Apple TV....
Scooby-Doo arrives on the iPad in The Haunted Halloween [Kids Corner]

Scooby-Doo arrives on the iPad in The Haunted Halloween [Kids Corner]

Scooby-Doo has eventually infiltrated the iPad and what better timing than just before Halloween. The new app titled “The Haunted Halloween: A Scooby-Doo You Play Too Book is a mixture of interactive book and puzzle games all based around this spooky time of the year. It’s Halloween in...
iTunes Match data to be reset today, official launch coming tomorrow?

iTunes Match data to be reset today, official launch coming tomorrow?

Apple has informed its iOS developers that it intends to reset iTunes Match beta accounts on Thursday October 27. Apple states that this is intended to improve “overall quality and reliability” of the service. Resetting iCloud data is nothing new as it has happened a few times during the iOS 5...
DIRECTV for iPad updated, now offers in home streaming

DIRECTV for iPad updated, now offers in home streaming

DIRECTV has updated its iPad app and it now offers the ability to use your iPad as a portable TV. Before you get too excited, it can only work within the walls of your own home and does not offer any form of remote viewing access to your content. Of course it does a lot more than just in home...
Garmin launches Garmin Fit app and the ANT+ adaptor for iPhone

Garmin launches Garmin Fit app and the ANT+ adaptor for iPhone

Garmin has announced an iPhone fitness app called Garmin Fit and also an accessory called the ANT+. The fitness app will allow users to track their workouts including pace, distance, time and calories burnt. It can also map your runs and automatically uploads your data to Garmin Connect which is...
Apple releases another update for the Apple TV, reset all settings before updating

Apple releases another update for the Apple TV, reset all settings before updating

Apple has released another update for the Apple TV, this one is numbered 4.4.2.  It appears that Apple has been having some strange problems with recent Apple TV updates with widespread reports of devices having to be restored using iTunes after the 4.4 and 4.4.1 updates. If you are already...
How to set up iTunes Wi-Fi sync for iPhone, iPad

How to set up iTunes Wi-Fi sync for iPhone, iPad

Tired of tethering to iTunes and wondering how to set up iTunes Wi-Fi sync? It works just like traditional USB sync but without the cable! (Without the sync cable that is, you still need to be plugged into a power cable -- baby steps!) Here's how to get it going: Make sure your iPhone, iPad or...
Top 5 ways to enjoy Halloween with iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

Top 5 ways to enjoy Halloween with iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

Looking for some last minute ways to get your Halloween gruesome on? To zone out with zombies, lose your head with horsemen, read about vampires that burst ever-so-properly into flame, and otherwise get more monstrous this weekend? Well, since you have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you're...
Is iTunes Match about to go live? (Updated: Not so fast)

Is iTunes Match about to go live? (Updated: Not so fast)

Apple has put "iTunes Match (Coming Soon)" placeholders up on iTunes in pretty much every country store we've checked, including the US, UK, and Canada, and the Music Settings in iOS 5 have just gotten an iTunes Match ON/OFF toggle, so... is iTunes Match about to go live? And if so, will it...
Apple updates Apple TV software to version 4.4.1, claims to fix connect to iTunes issues

Apple updates Apple TV software to version 4.4.1, claims to fix connect to iTunes issues

Apple has released another update for the Apple TV which takes it from version 4.4 to version 4.4.1. The update claims to fix issues with a small number of Apple TV units that needed to be connected a computer running iTunes after last week’siOS 5 update. Addresses an issue that required a small...
Starbucks launches its free iTunes download offer in the UK

Starbucks launches its free iTunes download offer in the UK

Starbucks has extended its free iTunes “Pick of the Week” give away into the UK; the offer was previously only offered within the United States. Now, any visitor to Starbucks in the UK can take advantage of totally free Wi-Fi as well as a free download from iTunes. Brian Waring, vice president of...
iOS 5 release caused the highest ever internet traffic spike in the UK

iOS 5 release caused the highest ever internet traffic spike in the UK

BT has confirmed that the release of iOS 5 caused the highest ever internet traffic spike in the UK.  We knew that Apple’s servers were under immense pressure last week with the release of iOS 5 and other updates. Even Rene joked on the podcast that Apple had brought down the internet! Traffic...
iCloud causing data clearing problems for iOS 5 apps

iCloud causing data clearing problems for iOS 5 apps

Marco Arment, creator of the popular Instapaper app for the iPhone and iPad, noticed an problem related to changes made in iOS 5 tied to iCloud backups. A common scenario: an Instapaper customer is stocking up an iPad for a long flight. She syncs a bunch of movies and podcasts, downloads some...
Apple adds a Tones store to iOS 5 iTunes app

Apple adds a Tones store to iOS 5 iTunes app

With the release of iOS 5, Apple has added the ability to buy custom alert tones from the iTunes app on your device. If you open iTunes and click on Genres, you will see a new entry called Tones. The iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch now includes the Tone Store — an incredible...
Daily Tip: How to erase all personal data from your iPhone 4 before upgrading to the iPhone 4S

Daily Tip: How to erase all personal data from your iPhone 4 before upgrading to the iPhone 4S

Interested in selling or giving away your old iPhone to pick up a nice new iPhone 4S but need to know how to make sure you've erased all your personal information from the device first? Luckily Apple makes it easy to securely wipe all your data. We'll show you how after the break. Although we...
Apple close to bringing movie streaming to iCloud?

Apple close to bringing movie streaming to iCloud?

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Apple is preparing to deliver movies via its just released iCloud service. According to the report, representatives from Apple have been in meetings with various studios to finalize deals. Representatives of the iPhone and iPad maker have been...

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