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Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 to developers, more iTunes Match fixes

Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 to developers which includes stability and performance improvements for iTunes Match. Developers must update to iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 if they want to continue using the service.

The iTunes beta update comes hot on the heels of Apple deleting developer’s iTunes Match libraries again. All of these things should add up to a launch of iTunes Match sooner rather than later. Apple originally stated a released date of October but that has come and gone.

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Apple deleting beta iTunes Match libraries today

Make of this what you will, either the impending public launch of iTunes Match or just another step along the beta test path, but Apple has informed developers they'll be deleting all current iTunes Match libraries today.

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iOS 5.0.1, battery life issues, new don't-delete, don't-backup storage, Brichter leaves Twitter, aluminum laser beams, GarageBand and music setups, and app picks of the week with Georgia, Seth, Rene and Jim Dalrymple. This is iPad Live!

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Giveaway: Apogee Jam for iPhone and iPad!

Apple Lossless Audio Codec -- now under the Apache license

Apple has released their lossless audio codec under the Apache license.

The Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple and supported on iPhone, iPad, most iPods, Mac and iTunes. ALAC is a data compression method which reduces the size of audio files with no loss of information. A decoded ALAC stream is bit-for-bit identical to the original uncompressed audio file.

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iTunes Match data to be reset today, official launch coming tomorrow?

Apple has informed its iOS developers that it intends to reset iTunes Match beta accounts on Thursday October 27. Apple states that this is intended to improve “overall quality and reliability” of the service. Resetting iCloud data is nothing new as it has happened a few times during the iOS 5 and iCloud betas.

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iPad Live 79: 4 geeks and a beard

Georgia, Seth, and Rene are joined by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop to talk Steve Jobs biography, sneak in some iPhone 4S, and dig through iOS 5, battery life, PlayBook 2.0, Ice Cream Sammich tablets, and more. This is iPad Live!

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Top 5 ways to enjoy Halloween with iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

Looking for some last minute ways to get your Halloween gruesome on? To zone out with zombies, lose your head with horsemen, read about vampires that burst ever-so-properly into flame, and otherwise get more monstrous this weekend? Well, since you have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you're covered! From App Store to iTunes Store to iBookstore, and with a hellish dose of Netflix and Amazon thrown in, you'll never go brain-hungry again.

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A duet with Siri on the iPhone 4S [video]

Jonathan Mann has put together a duet with none other than iPhone 4S assistant Siri. Jonathan is a musician and songwriter who is currently writing one song a day and has been doing it for over 1000 days.

This song is all about Siri, in fact it is a full on duet, with Siri taking its part in the lyrics. Check it out in the video below and let us know what you think. Will Siri just be an assistant forever or do you see a career in the music business?

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iTribute [Sunday Fun Video]

The folks at Timeflies have made a unique tribute to the late Steve Jobs for one of their Tuesday songs.

All of this was shot on an iPad 2 and edited using iMovie, recorded, mixed, and mastered on an iMac. The beat was made using samples from OSX and iOS - everything on a Tuesday.

Check it out, below.

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