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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...
Apple pushes music labels for Beyonce-style exclusives

Apple pushes music labels for Beyonce-style exclusives

Apple is putting the full court press on major music labels to do more exclusive deals like Beyonce's recent arrangement. Apple's reportedly pushing for deals in the wake of slowing download sales. Billboard: As music download sales decline--digital track sales fell 5.7% from 1.34 billion...
How to enable Home Sharing on your Apple TV

How to use Home Sharing to access your iTunes library on your Apple TV

Home Sharing is a great way to stream content from your Mac right to your Apple TV. It lets you quickly and easily get anything from the iTunes library on your desktop to the HDTV without it having to be on Apple's servers, like iTunes in the Cloud, or you having to be at your computer, like...
iTunes 11.1.5 is out; fixes bugs, improves iBooks on Mavericks

iTunes 11.1.5 is out with bug fixes, improved iBooks compatibility on Mavericks

Apple has released iTunes 11.1.5. This release fixes a problem that could cause iTunes to quit when a device is connected, and improves compatibility with iBooks on OS X Mavericks. You can download this update either through the update section in the Mac App Store or from Apple's iTunes website.
Why Wall Street should pay attention to Apple's growing iTunes revenue

Why Wall Street should pay attention to Apple's growing iTunes revenue

Over at Asymco blog, Horace Dediu wrote a wonderful post that examines the size and growth of Apple’s iTunes business. This business includes the sale of music, video, iOS apps, Mac apps, and various services. Dediu put forth some great charts estimating the size of each of these components of...
How to use a ridiculous workaround to get iTunes Extras to play on your Apple TV

How to use a ridiculous workaround to get iTunes Extras to play on your Apple TV

Apple, sadly, hasn't seen fit to release iTunes Extras for the Apple TV, despite it being wickedly obvious that's where they'd be of the most value. Instead, if you like iTunes Extras and you want to watch them on your Apple TV and big screen HDTV as nature intended, you have to use this...
How to delete old iOS software update files and get back even more hard drive space

How to delete old iOS software update files and get back even more hard drive space

I recently posted details on how to recover gigabytes of lost storage back from iTunes by deleting local copies of apps you can download from the App Store if you need to. Lots of you let me know how many dozens of GB you got back, which is great to hear. Now I have some another tip for you if...
How to reclaim lost gigabytes of hard drive space in iTunes

How to delete old iOS device backups form iTunes and reclaim lost gigabytes of hard drive space

You probably have gigabytes of wasted space in your iTunes library, and you don't even know it. Here's how to reclaim some of it If you routinely download apps through iTunes, think twice about what you're doing. You probably have wasted a lot more space than you need to. Here's how to get some...
No Superbowl ad from Apple, but if you download 'Invisible' by U2 from iTunes today, Bank of America will give $1 to (RED)

No Superbowl ad from Apple, but if you download 'Invisible' by U2 from iTunes today, Bank of America will give $1 to (RED)

Apple chose not to make a new Superbowl commercial this year, not to pay homage to the 30th anniversary of their iconic 1984 spot, but iTunes did team up with U2 and Bank of America to offer a $1 donation to the Product (RED) charity for every download today. The #NewU2Song "Invisible" is...
Apple reportedly interested in handling mobile payments — Would you use iTunes over Paypal or Square?

Apple reportedly interested in handling mobile payments — Would you use iTunes over Paypal or Square?

Rumors of Apple getting into the mobile payments business have circulated for years. They have half a billion people registered with iTunes, almost as many iPhones and iPads in the market, hundreds of millions of credit cards on file, they already handle mobile transaction at Apple Stores, and...
Horizontal vs. vertical lock-in: Until DRM dies, iTunes is no worse than Google or Amazon

Horizontal vs. vertical lock-in: Until DRM dies, iTunes is no worse than Google or Amazon

Horizontal lock-ins are harder to see than vertical ones. When you buy a movie or TV show or book from iTunes, you know it'll only work on Apple devices. If you own anything else, all that content might as well be dead to you. When you buy a movie or TV show or book from Amazon or Google, however...
iTunes 11.1.4 lets you see your Wish List in your library, improves language support

iTunes 11.1.4 lets you see your Wish List in your library, improves language support

Apple released iTunes 11.1.4 today, adding the ability to see your Wish List in your iTunes library. It also includes better support for Arabic and Hebrew, along with some stability fixes. Grab the update through Apple's website or through the Mac App Store update section. Release Notes:...
iTunes for iCloud: Could Apple media become ubiquitous on the web?

iTunes for iCloud: Could Apple media become ubiquitous on the web?

One of the headline features of WWDC 2013 - and of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks - was iWork in iCloud, a way to share, view, edit, and collaborate on Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents on the web. It looks great, it works great, and most importantly, it allows Apple - without having to build or...
iTunes Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with these great Christmas movies from iTunes!

It's the last weekend before Christmas, work begins to draw to a close and we come together with our loved ones for the holidays. Eating too much, drinking too much, listening to those delightful Christmas songs, and of course, the traditional festive movies. And, with iTunes, you've got a lot of...
Why can I gift internationally with Amazon... but not iTunes?

Why can I gift internationally with Amazon... but not iTunes?

Earlier today Apple enabled iBooks gifting. It's been a long time coming. Steve Jobs introduced the iBookstore alongside the original iPad in 2010, and it's taken until well after the 5th generation, iPad Air, shipped in 2013 for gifting to become available. I was ecstatic at first, because I'd...
iTunes best of 2013

Apple shows us the best iTunes content of 2013

Just as we've opened the voting for the iMore readers choice awards for 2013, Apple has gone and presented to us the best of iTunes from the past 12 months. Apps, movies, TV shows, music, books, podcasts, all are present and correct, with a series of Editors' picks as well as the top selling apps...
iTunes Match

iTunes Match hits Scandinavia, iTunes in the Cloud expanded in Bulgaria and Portugal

Apple's music library matching service, iTunes Match, has expanded its reach with the news it is now supported in the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. iTunes in the Cloud now also becomes available in these countries. Elsewhere, it appears that iTunes in the Cloud...
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor now available on iTunes!

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor now available on iTunes!

Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of the longest running science fiction TV show in history, Doctor Who. To help celebrate the occasion, BBC put together a well crafted 50th anniversary episode that was simulcast across TV and movie theater screens worldwide and setting a Guinness World Record...
Monty Python

Monty Python are reuniting in London, delve into the archives with iTunes!

Legendary comedy group Monty Python are all set to reunite for a one-off live show at London's O2 Arena next year, and fans old and new can get their Python fix with iTunes! Tickets for the show go on sale at 10:00 on November 25, and they'll be tough to get your hands on, but what better time to...
Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens this weekend but you can catch up now on iTunes!

This is the opening weekend for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in The Hunger Games series, based on the popular trilogy of books written by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't seen the first movie or it's been a while, now's a great time to catch up. Hunger Games Trilogy iBooks...

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