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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...
International readers, here's how to set up and use iTunes Movies in the Cloud

International readers, here's how to set up and use iTunes Movies in the Cloud

Apple has just unleashed iTunes Movies in the Cloud internationally, including the U.K., Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and parts of Latin American, Asia Pacific, and Europe. If you just got iTunes Movies in the Cloud in your country, you can now re-download many -- but not all -- your iTunes...
European Union seeking changes to music licensing laws that stifle online music stores

European Union seeking changes to music licensing laws that stifle online music stores

The European Union is seeking changes to current music licensing rules that prevent companies such as Apple with its iTunes Store from easily setting up an EU-wide online music store. If the ruling gets passed, it could force music royalty-collection societies to pass their revenue streams to...
iTunes redesign rumored to include more, better search, sharing, and iCloud

iTunes redesign rumored to include more, better search, sharing, and iCloud

Adding fuel to the iTunes11 make-over fire, new rumors are making the rounds that suggest Apple's do-over will include much better iCloud integration. Which, of course, makes the kind of sense that does. Bloomberg teases: Apple will unveil the changes by year’s end, said the people, who...
Apple rolls out iTunes Stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan & nine additional countries

Apple rolls out iTunes Stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan & nine additional countries

Apple has announced that it is continuing its roll out of the iTunes Store, this time targeting Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan & nine additional countries in Asia. The Asian iTunes Stores will feature a selection of local as well as international music from all the major labels and thousands of...
How to set up iTunes in the Cloud automatic downloads for apps, iBooks, movies, TV shows, and more

How to set up iTunes in the Cloud automatic downloads for apps, iBooks, movies, TV shows, and more

iTunes in the Cloud let's you automatically download any App Store apps, iBookstore iBooks, and iTunes music you buy. For example, if you buy a game on your iPhone, it can automatically download onto your iPad. If you buy a song on iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, it can automatically download...
Apple rumored to be planning dedicated podcast app for iOS 6

Apple rumored to be planning dedicated podcast app for iOS 6

Although iOS 6 is still in the beta stages for developers, many folks have noticed that podcasts are no longer accessible in from with the built-in iTunes app. This has led to rumors and speculation that Apple might introduce a new, dedicated Podcast app of their own. There are still ways to...
Ping might get killed off in the next version of iTunes

Ping might get killed off in the next version of iTunes

Ping, Apple's ill-fated music social network, may be seeing its end of life in September with the next major release of iTunes. Ping launched in September of 2010 and went ages without plugging into Facebook despite lengthy negotiations. At its Core, Ping enables users to share their tastes with...
How to install iOS 6 beta with xCode 4.5 or iTunes 10.6.3

How to install iOS 6 beta with xCode 4.5 or iTunes 10.6.3

If you're new to Apple development and have never had to install a beta version of iOS, we'll walk you through how to get started with iOS 6 beta from start to finish. You can do this with either xCode or iTunes. Disclaimer: While we can't stop you from installing a beta version of iOS, we...
Apple releases iTunes 10.6.3, includes support for iOS 6 beta

Apple releases iTunes 10.6.3, includes support for iOS 6 beta

If you're looking to keep your iTunes install up-to-date or are planning on loading up the new iOS 6 beta, you'll need to ensure you have the latest iTunes installed. Luckily, Apple has thought ahead in that area as always and has gone ahead and released iTunes 10.6.3. This release isn't only...
Apple announces its iTunes Festival line up, watch live performances on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Apple announces its iTunes Festival line up, watch live performances on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Apple has just announced its line up for the annual iTunes Festival. The event which first started in 2007 has been hugely popular as all of the tickets are given away free of charge. The live concerts all take place at London’s The Roundhouse and it all kicks off on September 1st and goes on...
Apple rolls out iTunes Match in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Austria and Slovenia

Apple rolls out iTunes Match in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Austria and Slovenia

Apple has quietly continued the roll out of its iTunes Match service by launching it in five more countries. iTunes Match is now available in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Austria and Slovenia. iTunes Match was originally made available in the United States  back in November. It was then rolled out to...
Australia Parliament investigating why Apple's digital goods cost more down under

Australia Parliament investigating why Apple's digital goods cost more down under

The standing committee on infrastructure and communications in the Australian House of Representatives will be launching an investigation into why digital goods (such as iTunes music and iBooks) are priced so much more highly in Australia than elsewhere in the world. Traditionally, shipping costs...
Editor's desk: iTunes, App Store upgrades, wide-screen iPhone, features, and more

Editor's desk: iTunes, App Store upgrades, wide-screen iPhone, features, and more

Sick as a dog. It never fails, a couple times every spring and fall, I get a sinus infection that makes me seriously wishing my head would just explode and get it over with. But no such luck. I still have a site to run. And a column to get done. For the people who are still alive... iTunes It...
Universal apparently now participating in iTunes Movies in the Cloud

Universal apparently now participating in iTunes Movies in the Cloud

According to numerous iMore readers, Universal Studies movies are now showing as available to re-download via iTunes Movies in the Cloud. Part of Apple's iCloud offering, apps, iBooks, and music were available at launch, with TV Shows following soon thereafter. Movies were added shortly after the...
How often should the App Store ask for your iTunes password? [Poll]

How often should the App Store ask for your iTunes password? [Poll]

How often should the App Store ask for your iTunes password? When you buy an app or game in the App Store, book in the iBookstore, or music, movies or TV shows in iTunes, you're asked for your iTunes password before the transaction goes through and the download begins. That's important when there'...
Apple releases iTunes 10.6.1, fixes bugs

Apple releases iTunes 10.6.1, fixes bugs

Apple today released iTunes 10.6.1, a bug-fix update that addresses a number of irksome issues, including the problem with TV shows on Apple TV. Here's the rundown. iTunes 10.6.1 provides a number of improvements, including: Fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit...
How to download and enjoy movies, TV shows, and music on your new iPad

How to download and enjoy movies, TV shows, and music on your new iPad

You've just gotten the new iPad, and now that it's in your hands and you just can't wait to see see what your favorite videos look like on that high density Retina display. In other words just can't wait to load it up with all kinds of content including movies, TV shows, and music. All of the...

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