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Topic: iTunes

Apple now offering individual song upgrades on iTunes Store

01/29/2009, 12:01 pm

Apple on Thursday began offering iTunes shoppers the ability to upgrade their songs to higher-quality DRM-free tracks on an individual basis, doing away with an earlier mandate that required customers to upgrade their entire libraries all at once.


Apple taps Limelight to fortify booming digital download biz

01/28/2009, 03:01 pm

Apple is no longer relying solely on one content delivery network to help serve up its swelling catalog of digital media content, iPhone apps and software updates, according to a published report.


Apple slowly bringing HD shows to iTunes UK

01/27/2009, 09:01 am

Folks in the United Kingdom are finally finding some HD content in their iTunes store, but so far the selection is very limited.


Source: Apple plans to attend CES in 2010

01/09/2009, 06:01 pm

On the heels of announcing its plans to bail on Macworld Expo next year, Apple will be instead attending the more generic Consumer Electronics Show in 2010, according to sources familiar with the matter.


iTunes DRM-free, but upgrading comes with strings attached

01/07/2009, 06:01 pm

Even though Apple chief executive Steve Jobs' long-stated desire for DRM-free iTunes music has finally been realized, some observers and users are questioning Apple for the way it's handling certain aspects of the change.


iTunes Store goes DRM Free, offers over-the-air downloads

01/06/2009, 01:01 pm

While bowing to studio pressure to offer variable pricing on iTunes tracks, Apple has also finally convinced all the big labels to release their music as DRM-free 'iTunes Plus' tracks at the same 99 cents.


Apple inks deals for all DRM-free iTunes, 3G downloads

01/05/2009, 09:01 pm

In what could be a significant victory for its online music store, Apple is believed to have landed agreements not only to remove copy protection from the music of all major labels but to also allow direct music downloads to iPhones over cellular networks.


Labels making specific demands in latest iTunes talks

12/15/2008, 10:12 am

Record labels negotiating the removal of copy protecting measures from tracks sold on the iTunes Store are each looking for Apple to agree to certain concessions, according to a new report.


TV deals causing movies to disappear from iTunes Store

12/10/2008, 01:12 pm

Exclusive deals between Hollywood studios and the networks that secure the rights to broadcast their feature films on TV are the reason iTunes shoppers are seeing movies disappear from the service in bunches, according to a new report.


Rumor: Apple's iTunes going DRM-free starting Tuesday [u]

12/08/2008, 06:12 pm

Apple is believed to be on the verge of an end-of-year push that would start by finally offering unprotected iTunes Store music from all major labels and would switch a special post-holiday campaign giving away music and videos to Europeans.


Mozilla-based iTunes rival "Songbird" takes flight

12/03/2008, 12:12 pm

A multi-year effort to deliver an open-source and customizable iTunes rival came to fruition this week with the release of Songbird 1.0, but whether it will sway some users from the Apple jukebox software remains to be seen.


Talks to bring The Beatles to iTunes break down

11/25/2008, 10:11 am

Negotiations to bring the music catalog of The Beatles to Apple's iTunes Store have entered into an indefinite state of limbo with the band's multimedia corporation and former record label disputing the terms of digital distribution.


LG holds iMac-suitable touchscreen; new iTunes plus hints

11/24/2008, 11:11 am

One of the companies who supplies display panels for the iMac line is said to have a touch-screen version ready for Apple's picking. Meanwhile, iTunes shoppers have discovered hints that the company may be preparing to broaden its iTunes Plus service with more DRM-free tracks.


Apple releases iTunes 8.0.2 ahead of iPhone software 2.2

11/20/2008, 10:11 pm

Apple on Thursday evening released iTunes 8.0.2, the latest maintenance update for its digital media software that addresses a couple of minor issues and improves accessibility for users with impaired vision.


Apple in talks to offer more DRM-free tracks on iTunes [updated]

11/19/2008, 03:11 pm

Apple is in talks with three of the "big four" record labels about offering music tracks through iTunes that would be made available in MP3 AAC format without copy protection measures, a move that could further distance the digital download service from its rivals.


Apple's new MacBooks have built-in copy protection measures

11/18/2008, 01:11 pm

Apple's new MacBook lines include a form of digital copy protection that will prevent protected media, such as DRM-infused iTunes movies, from playing back on devices that aren't compliant with the new priority protection measures.


Sesame Street on iTunes; 4th NYC store building; DC back taxes

11/10/2008, 06:11 pm

Parents now have the option of buying full Sesame Street shows from iTunes to keep their children up to date. Meanwhile, Apple has started its earliest construction work on its fourth Manhattan-area retail store but still owes a hefty amount in back taxes for an unused Washington, DC location.


Beatles strike video game deal ahead of iTunes distribution

10/30/2008, 01:10 pm

Negotiations to bring the music of the Beatles to iTunes or any other digital download service appear to have taken a back seat to a landmark deal that will see the legendary rock band's catalog form the foundation of a new video game from the makers of Rock Band.


iTunes sells 200 million TV shows, adds new HD TV lineup

10/16/2008, 09:10 am

Apple announced Thursday that all four of the major US television networks are offering primetime programs in high definition on the iTunes Store, which has become the world's most popular online TV service with over 200 million episodes sold, including more than one million HD episodes purchased since last month.


Apple releases iTunes 8.0.1 to address HDTV episode bug

10/02/2008, 10:10 pm

Apple on Thursday night released iTunes 8.0.1 to fix several important issues with HDTV episodes, Genius playlists, and accessibility.