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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...
Neil Young claims Steve Jobs preferred listening to music on vinyl

Neil Young claims Steve Jobs preferred listening to music on vinyl

Canadian musician Neil Young has claimed in an interview that Steve Jobs preferred listening to music played back on vinyl rather than digitally via an iPod. Speaking to Peter Kafka and Walt Mossberg at the D: Dive Into Media conference, he told them that he discussed the prospect of offering...
Apple education event now available via streaming, iTunes download

Apple education event now available via streaming, iTunes download

Apple has posted the full education event keynote video on its website and placed it on iTunes for download. The keynote video covers all of today's education announcements including iBooks 2, iTunes U and iBooks Author for Mac. If you subscribe to Apple Keynote podcasts in iTunes you should...
iTunes 10.5.3 released, includes support for syncing iBooks textbooks

iTunes 10.5.3 released, includes support for syncing iBooks textbooks

Following their education event held in New York where iBooks 2 and textbooks were announced, Apple has gone ahead and released iTunes 10.5.3 to the masses. As noted in the change log, this release covers the ability to sync interactive iBook textbooks to your iPad: What's new in iTunes 10.5.3...
iTunes Match now available in 19 more countries, brings total number of supported countries to 37

iTunes Match now available in 19 more countries, brings total number of supported countries to 37

Apple’s iTunes Match service has now expanded to a total of 37 countries. The service initially launched in the United States in November of last year and has slowly rolled out to various countries internationally since then. While Latin American areas already had iTunes in the cloud, iTunes...
Apple adds new iTunes info pop-up tabs... that look just like Android Market

Apple adds new iTunes info pop-up tabs... that look just like Android Market

Apple has snuck a couple of new features into their apps pages in iTunes, specifically an information popup with tabbed content remarkably similar to how Google presents Android Market details. We know that in the past Android has been accused of copying Apple, but like Notification Center this...
Apple refunding purchases of "prematurely" released GameStore app

Apple refunding purchases of "prematurely" released GameStore app

Apple is sending out refund notices to iPhone users who purchased GameStore, the bizarre Apple app that briefly appeared in the App Store over the weekend. You recently purchase the GameStore app. The app was made available for sale prematurely. We apologize for the problem and have refunded...
Rumor: Apple considering a bid for English Premier League soccer TV rights

Rumor: Apple considering a bid for English Premier League soccer TV rights

According to an article in British newspaper The Daily Mail, Apple is considering throwing its hat into the bidding ring for the rights to broadcast English Premier League soccer games. The deal is open for a new round of bidding before the end of this season in May. The Premier League is seen...
New phishing email scam asks you to update Apple ID billing information

New phishing email scam asks you to update Apple ID billing information

The Mac Security Blog warns of a new phishing scam in circulation that tries to trick users into updating their Apple ID billing information, in hopes of stealing it for nefarious purposes. A vast phishing attack has broken out, beginning on or around Christmas day, with e-mails being sent...
Apple clarifies iTunes Match

Apple clarifies iTunes Match

Apple has created a new section on their website to give a better breakdown into how the new iTunes Match service works. With iTunes in the Cloud, the music you buy from the iTunes Store automatically appears on all your devices.1 And for music you haven’t purchased from iTunes, iTunes Match...
Reminder:  Apple’s 12 Days of Christmas app starts today, free iTunes content for Europe and Canada

Reminder: Apple’s 12 Days of Christmas app starts today, free iTunes content for Europe and Canada

Apple has launched its 12 Days of Christmas app for the third year running. The app offers free content from iTunes for twelve days between December 26th and January 6th. Today you can access three live audio tracks and three live videos from Coldplay’s recent appearance at the iTunes Festival in...
Steve Jobs to receive special Grammy award for revolutionizing music industry

Steve Jobs to receive special Grammy award for revolutionizing music industry

The Recording Academy has announced they'll be honoring Steve Jobs with a Special Merit Grammy Award for revolutionizing the music industry based on the massive success of Apple's iTunes Music Store As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that...

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