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Topic: iTunes

Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opportunity" with IBM in enterprise

07/22/2014, 07:07 pm

Speaking to analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called the company's new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the company's new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.

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iTunes Software and Services fastest growing Apple business segment this year

07/22/2014, 05:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2014, CEO Tim Cook said iTunes software and services was the fastest growing segment of the company's business for the first nine months of the year.

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Apple releases iTunes 12 beta with 'elegant new design,' Family Sharing

07/21/2014, 03:07 pm

Alongside new beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and numerous development tools, Apple on Monday released a preview of iTunes 12 sporting what the company calls an "elegant new design" and support for the Family Sharing feature introduced at WWDC.

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Apple's 2014 iTunes Festival in London to feature Maroon 5, Beck, Blondie, more

07/21/2014, 04:07 am

Apple on Monday revealed the initial lineup for its eighth annual iTunes Festival in London, which is scheduled to kick off in September with big-name performers Maroon 5, Pharrell and Calvin Harris joining legends Blondie, Robert Plant and more at the historic Roundhouse theater.

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Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

07/18/2014, 02:07 pm

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.

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First look: Using Passbook at an Apple Store to buy iTunes & App Store credit

07/17/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple on Thursday began offering customers in the U.S. and elsewhere the ability to replenish their iTunes Store credit through its Passbook digital wallet application for iPhone when visiting an Apple Store. AppleInsider offers a first look at how it works.

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Apple reverts to 30-second iTunes song previews for new, popular tracks

07/10/2014, 08:07 pm

It appears that Apple has recently changed its iTunes Music Store policy regarding song samples, reverting preview times for certain tracks from 90 seconds to the old 30-second standard.

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Apple to expand Volume Purchase Program to 16 new regions, pushes into Middle East

07/10/2014, 05:07 pm

In an update to its website on Thursday, Apple announced it will soon bring bulk app and iBook purchases to 16 new countries through its Volume Purchase Program, which will include support for both businesses and educational institutions.

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iTunes update brings HD Extras to the Mac, also coming to Apple TV and iOS 8

07/10/2014, 11:07 am

Apple on Thursday released iTunes version 11.3 and with it announced the availability of high-definition iTunes Extras for the Mac and Apple TV, with the bonus features coming to iOS 8 after the operating system's rollout this fall.

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Apple ordered to revise App Store refund policy, may make changes global

07/07/2014, 04:07 am

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission on Sunday ordered Apple and Google to make changes to their respective iOS and Android app stores policies in an effort to make post-purchase refunding more consumer-friendly.

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Following Apple's Beats Music buy, new data shows digital album sales down 12% while streaming up 50%

07/04/2014, 08:07 am

The latest data from Nielsen shows that sales of digital albums are down 11.6 percent, while purchases of individual tracks are down 13 percent, as on-demand streaming audio has surged 50.1 percent, helping to provide some insight into why Apple purchased Beats Music.

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Google counters Apple's Beats buy with acquisition of music streaming service Songza

07/01/2014, 04:07 pm

Continuing its recent spree of acquisitions, Google on Tuesday announced it has purchased curated music streaming service Songza for an undisclosed sum.

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Apple's gas-filled speaker design could allow higher fidelity audio playback

07/01/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today, describing a design for high fidelity speakers making use of lighter than air gas in mobile speakers.

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Apple streamlines transition from browser-based iTunes Preview to iTunes app for Mac & PC

07/01/2014, 12:07 pm

Consumers who arrive at Apple's iTunes Store via the web-based iTunes Preview service will now notice a much slicker transition from their browser to iTunes, as Apple has done away with the old interstitial page in favor of a new in-place method.

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Apple pays iTunes Festival performers with promotion instead of cash, Kanye West says

06/20/2014, 04:06 pm

Rapper Kanye West continued his French charm offensive on Friday, once again panning Apple's approach to recruiting talent for its annual iTunes Festival, and in the process revealing that the iPhone maker compensates performers with increased promotional space in the iTunes store rather than cash.

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Apple simplifies app browsing and discovery with new 'Browse by Category' collection

06/12/2014, 08:06 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a new App Store feature called "Browse by Category" that allows users to navigate to different curated app collections without the need for drop-down menus.

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Apple acknowledges sporadic iTunes outages, says issue resolved after brief downtime

06/12/2014, 06:06 pm

Apple on Thursday said it has resolved an issue that caused some iTunes customers to see limited access to the online store for around three hours, though details of the downtime have yet to be revealed.

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Amazon halts preorders of Warner Bros. Blu-rays & DVDs in latest contract dispute

06/11/2014, 08:06 am

Amazon has continued to refuse sales of certain products in its efforts to gain leverage in negotiations with content providers, this time blocking preorders of physical copies of popular upcoming releases from Warner Home Video, including blockbuster hits "The Lego Movie" and "300: Rise of an Empire."

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ESPN Radio & local NPR stations come to Apple's iTunes Radio streaming service

06/10/2014, 01:06 pm

Live 24-hour streaming sports content from ESPN Radio, as well as local National Public Radio affiliates from around the U.S., are now available to hear on Apple's iTunes Radio service.

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Apple urges developers to opt-in to upcoming Family Sharing program

06/04/2014, 10:06 pm

In the run up to the launch of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple is now asking developers to make their apps available as part of Family Sharing, a new iTunes feature that allows family members to share purchased content.

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