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iTunes Store or App Store giving you problems today?

iTunes Store or App Store giving you problems today?

We've gotten a ton of feeback this morning about the iTunes Store or App Store being down, inaccessible, or just plain ornery this morning. Some of us here at iMore can get to it fine, others can't get to it at all. Apple's System Status tools shows an issue over the last hour or so: Multiple...
Apple announces 25 billion songs sold via iTunes, tells recording industry they're welcome

Apple announces 25 billion songs sold via iTunes, tells recording industry they're welcome

Apple announced today that iTunes, the little digital music store that dared to think different-ly, has now sold over 25 billion songs. Billion. With a B. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services had this to say: We are grateful to our users whose passion for...
Apple releases iTunes 11.0.1

Apple releases iTunes 11.0.1

Apple has pushed out an update for iTunes that fixes a few bugs. iCloud purchases should now appear in your library even if iTunes Match is turned on, users with large libraries should now enjoy a more responsive experience, the AirPlay button will appear when it should, and there is now an...
Apple quietly updates its 12 Days of Christmas app for UK and parts of Europe

Apple quietly updates its 12 Days of Christmas app for UK and parts of Europe

Apple has quietly updated its 12 Days of Christmas app for UK and European users. The app is always updated around this time of year but doesn't actually start to be of any use until December 26th. The app gives away apps, books and music content every day for 12 days and It is worth grabbing now...
How to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes 11

How to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes 11

If you buy your music, TV shows, and music from iTunes, iTunes 11 makes it easier than ever to download, and re-download all that content thanks to iTunes in the Cloud. With iTunes in the Cloud, even if you no longer have a song, film, or episode you previously bought on your Mac or Windows PC,...
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City now available on the App Store

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City now available on the App Store

The wait is finally over, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is now available to download from the App Store. The 10th anniversary edition of the game has been revamped for mobile devices and includes high resolution graphics, updated controls and a host of new features. From the decade of big hair,...
How to manually transfer media to your iPhone and iPad with iTunes 11

How to manually transfer media to your iPhone and iPad with iTunes 11

iTunes is still vital to iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod classic users, and even if you have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and are a big iCloud and iTunes Match user, there may still be times when you have to do some heavy tethered lifting. That's why iTunes 11 still offers a lot of options...
iTunes Store looks set for Russian launch, small event to be held in Moscow on December 4

iTunes Store looks set for Russian launch, small event to be held in Moscow on December 4

At long last, the iTunes Store looks like it will be officially launching in Russia. For a few weeks now, we have heard rumblings that it may be launching very soon, some users have already seen songs for sale in music searches at extremely competitive prices. Now Apple has supposedly sent out...
Apple releases iTunes 11

Apple releases iTunes 11

Apple has released iTunes 11. Grab it now via the Mac App Store's Software Update. It introduces a completely redesigned interface, a new store, playback syncing, improved search, a new MiniPlayer, and better iCloud integration. Introducing the new iTunes. With a dramatically simplified...
Apple's outsourcing of social continues: iTunes gifts now available in Facebook

Apple's outsourcing of social continues: iTunes gifts now available in Facebook

You can now buy iTunes gifts from within Facebook's gift system. iTunes gifts in Facebook are available for $10, $15, $25, or $50, and can be used to buy videos, music, apps, and more. Facebook says: Starting today with Facebook Gifts, you can instantly gift your friends iTunes digital gifts...
AC/DC finally gives iTunes the green light, complete collection now available to buy

AC/DC finally gives iTunes the green light, complete collection now available to buy

After The Beatles music finally made its way onto iTunes, AC/DC were one of the only huge bands that did not have a presence with the iTunes Store. Thankfully that has now changed and you can finally get all of their brilliant albums directly from iTunes. All of the albums have been specifically...
Upgrading to Windows 8? Here's what you need to know about iTunes!

Upgrading to Windows 8? Here's what you need to know about iTunes!

Windows 8 hit physical and electronic store shelves this morning, and Mobile Nations' own WPCentral was up early grabbing Surfaces and giving everything a look. For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users, however, you can also now get your hands on Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system. If...
When it comes to ecosystem, Apple proves size does matter

When it comes to ecosystem, Apple proves size does matter

I've argued for a while that iTunes was the tip of Apple's sword. Being able to take payments and sell content in more countries than anyone else let them push the App Store farther, faster than any of their competition. Now, years later, no one else is even coming close, and when viewed as an...
Are you experiencing issues with iTunes and/or iTunes Match?

iTunes and iTunes Match users still having issues with iOS 6

Since the release of iOS 6, our forums and tip lines have been buzzing with issues relating specifically to iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match. Issues seem to range from iTunes Match expiration notices, sync issues with ringtones and text tones via iTunes, and slow performance when it comes to...
Microsoft announces Xbox Music iTunes competitor, coming to PC, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices

Microsoft announces Xbox Music iTunes competitor, coming to PC, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices

Microsoft has launched a new music service which it hopes will offer significant competition to Apple’s hugely successful iTunes service. The new Microsoft music offering will be called Xbox Music and will debut on its own Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices initially but will also be rolled out...
The importance of multiple backups for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

The importance of multiple backups for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

iOS 6 was the first full iOS update offered over-the-air (OTA) using Apple's bit-differential, update-in-place iCloud system. That should make for faster, more convenient updates for current devices, and easier migrations to new devices. But the thing is, when pushing around billions of bits,...
Apple makes iPhone 5 event available as a video podcast in iTunes

Apple makes iPhone 5 event available as a video podcast in iTunes

Apple has released the complete iPhone 5 event video from yesterday on its Podcast channel which you can find within iTunes. The video can be downloaded from Apple's channel for viewing at your convenience but be warned, it is a high quality video; the complete download is around 1.34GB. If you don...
iTunes and App Store get major facelifts for iPhone 5

iTunes and App Store get major facelifts for iPhone 5

  A big addition to iOS 6 for the iPhone 5 will be a visually revamped App Store and iTunes for both mobile and Mac. The changes include improved performance, previews while browsing, better search results, and sharing out to Facebook and Twitter. Facebook likes will be built into every product...
iTunes Festival app appearing on Apple TV’s ahead of September 1 start

iTunes Festival app appearing on Apple TV’s ahead of September 1 start

Apple has pushed out an update for the Apple TV that brings an iTunes Festival app to the main screen. The iTunes Festival, much like the Hulu Plus app that appeared earlier this month, doesn’t require a software update it just appears on your home screen over the air. The iTunes Festival is a UK...
How to exclude songs or complete albums from playing when using shuffle in the iOS Music app

How to exclude songs or albums from playing when using shuffle in the iOS Music app

If have a lot of music on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, using the shuffle feature can be a great way to listen to a random selection of music. Unfortunately, it comes at a price if you have content that you just wouldn’t want to listen to. For example, I have a couple of albums with children’s...

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