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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 clean versions of the albums, which pretty much ruined my jog because I was really really wanting to sing along and drop 50 “F-bombs” a minute. Maybe this is just a rare glitch in iTunes Match’s system, but it’s a travesty tantamount to treason in my eyes and I want it fixed.

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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 higher quality digital music downloads with Steve Jobs.

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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.

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iPhone marimba alarm tone stops New York Philharmonic performance

An iPhone Marimba alarm tone brought a total halt to a performance by the New York Philharmonic whilst playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.

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Top 10 best alarm tones to make sure you wake up in the morning

If you have ever found yourself pressing the snooze button too many times on your iPhone in the morning, then here are best alarm tones to ensure you get up right away. They're all YouTube clips, but you can easily sample sounds from youtube and turn them into custom tones all your own.

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Sony working on Music Unlimited apps for the iPhone and iPad

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Sony is bringing its Music Unlimited service to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch later this year. Music Unlimited is Sony’s subscription based streaming music service and will be available as an app for all iOS devices.

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Shazam launches new Player app, helps you sing along to your favorite tunes

Shazam has launched a new app called Shazam Player which can be used as an alternative to the inbuilt Music app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Shazam Player lets you stream lyrics for supported tunes as well as view a huge store of information on the band or artist you are currently listening to.

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Griffin announces the Twenty audio amplifier for Airport Express

Griffin has announced a new AirPlay enabled audio amplifier that uses Airport Express technology. The new accessory which is called “Twenty” captures any AirPlay stream, decodes it then sends out an amplified stream to your speakers.

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Daily Tip: How to manage iTunes in the Cloud on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

If you are a user of iTunes in the Cloud and only keep part of your music collection on your iOS device and all of your collection in iCloud, you may want to retrieve some extra music from iCloud or even delete some music on your device. It is all very simple to do, keep on reading and we will show you how.

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SwitcherLyrics adds music lyrics to the Fast App Switcher [Jailbreak]

SwitcherLyrics is a new jailbreak mod in Cydia that offers the ability to view lyrics for any most tracks stored in your iPod music library.

With SwitchLyrics you can have your song's lyrics and information right in your Multitasking bar. You just have to double tap the Home button to make it work. SwitcherLyrics takes the song's lyrics from the iPod.app library. If iPod.app doesn't have any lyrics, SwitcherLyrics will search it on the web automatically.

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