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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...
How to setup your new iPad with iCloud or iTunes

How to setup your new iPad with iCloud or iTunes

If you just got your new iPad, you're going to want to set it up and get it working just as quickly and effectively as possible. With iCloud you can do that right on your iPad, with no computer or cables involved. If you prefer the old-school approach, you can also set up your new iPad using...
1080p iTunes video: Is the difference in image quality worth the difference in file size?

1080p iTunes video: Is the difference in image quality worth the difference in file size?

Apple has made 1080p TV shows and music available for streaming and purchase via the iTunes Store. The price is the same as the previous 720p HD content, but is the image quality better enough to justify the bigger download sizes and increased storage they'll require? First of all it's worth...
Apple makes the new iPad event video available in iTunes

Apple makes the new iPad event video available in iTunes

Apple has made the complete new iPad event keynote video available through iTunes. You can find the video under Podcasts > Technology > Tech news > Apple Inc > Apple Keynotes. You can then download just the event video or subscribe to all future events when they become available. The...
New Apple TV rumored to remain at $99 price point, new mystery accessory to cost $39

New Apple TV rumored to remain at $99 price point, new mystery accessory to cost $39

Apple is set to announce the next generation iPad later today at its media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Also on the agenda is a revamped Apple TV which 9to5 Mac has garnered some rather interesting information. According to their sources, the new Apple TV will...
Apple rumored to be launching a TV streaming service in time for Christmas

Apple rumored to be launching a TV streaming service in time for Christmas

Apple is rumoured to be launching its own TV streaming service which could be available in time for Christmas. The news comes from a report in the New York Post which claims to have some inside information on the direction Apple is looking to take. For months, Apple’s point man, Eddie Cue, has...
Apple rumored to be working on a new audio format to enhance streaming and music quality

Apple rumored to be working on a new audio format to enhance streaming and music quality

Apple is reportedly working on a new audio format that's supposedly all about enabling a better streaming and downloading for users of Apple's iTunes Match service. The new format should hopefully enable Apple to increase the quality of audio being delivered without increasing its file size. The...
Apple acquires Chomp, set to revamp search and discovery for App Store apps

Apple acquires Chomp, set to revamp search and discovery for App Store apps

Apple has acquired Chomp, a search and discovery app for the iPhone that helps users find the best-of-the-best apps in the App Store. Apple plans to utilize Chomp's proprietary algorithms and technology to improve discoverability and user experience, presumably both on the mobile and desktop...
Apple launches "Mastered for iTunes" section on the iTunes Store

Apple launches "Mastered for iTunes" section on the iTunes Store

Apple has been working with musical artists and their sound engineers to offer up the highest encoding practices possible for submissions to the iTunes Store, and has now begun to showcase some of that work, launching a new "Mastered for iTunes" section on the iTunes Store. Apple currently makes...
Beatles ringtones now available in iTunes

Beatles ringtones now available in iTunes

Beatles fans can now enjoy their favorite Beatles songs in ringtone and alert form on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iTunes now has an exclusive selection of Beatles ringtones from the Beatles "1" album -- a collection of their greatest hits. All 27 songs are available as ringtones. For...
Apple rumored to be working on complete iTunes Store and App Store redesign

Apple rumored to be working on complete iTunes Store and App Store redesign

Apple is reportedly planning a redesign for the iTunes Store and App Store for sometime later this year. Apple hasn't introduced a complete overhaul to the iTunes Store interface since late 2009 when they introduced iTunes 9. Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac reports: The new design is said to be even...
Apple Begins Countdown to 25 billion App Downloads

Apple Begins Countdown to 25 billion App Downloads

The App Store has been around for nearly 4 years, and it is approaching 25 billion downloads. (That's 25,000,000,000!) To celebrate, Apple is doing a countdown and giving away a US$10,000 (or equivalent) iTunes gift card to the person who downloads the 25 billionth app. As of today, nearly 25...
iTunes live-streaming free Paul McCartney concert on February 9, 2012

iTunes live-streaming free Paul McCartney concert on February 9, 2012

Apple is helping celebrate the release of Kisses On The Bottom, which came out Tuesday, February 7, with a free live-streaming Paul McCartney concert on February. 8, 2012. The event is being held at Capital Studios in Los Angeles and will be available to one and all via iTune. Kisses On The...
Apple removes copy-cat apps from the App Store, doesn't address larger issues

Apple removes copy-cat apps from the App Store, doesn't address larger issues

Apple has removed a number of copy-cat apps from the App Store, specifically plagiaristic titles such as Tiny Birds, Temple Jump and Numbers With Friends created replicated by developer Anton Sinelnikov. Apple has made similar moves against shady developers in the past, taking down 1,000 apps in...
Apple investigating iTunes Match bug that replaces explicit music with clean version

Apple investigating iTunes Match bug that replaces explicit music with clean version

Apple is reportedly investing a bug in iTunes Match that replaces music containing explicit lyrics with "clean" versions from the iTunes Store. Cult of Mac had this to say about the bug: iTunes Match had successfully filtered out all the profane and derogatory words by changing the tracks to...

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