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Topic: iTunes

Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

05/24/2017, 09:05 am

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.

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Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer arrives

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

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Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials in some countries

05/21/2017, 11:05 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

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Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances

05/19/2017, 01:05 am

In an escalating war with Apple Music, streaming music market leader Spotify on Thursday announced the acquisition of Niland, a small machine learning startup whose technology will help deliver song recommendations to users.

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Apple release of iTunes on Windows Store foreshadows 'tipping point,' Microsoft exec says

05/18/2017, 11:05 pm

Touting the benefits of Windows 10 S in a recent interview, Microsoft CVP of Windows Joe Belfiore said Apple's decision to list iTunes in the Windows Store suggests the platform is approaching a "tipping point."

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine defends paid-only model, claims free tier would have 400M users

05/17/2017, 02:05 pm

In an interview published this week, Beats co-founder and Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine raised vocal opposition to the concept of "free" music, simultaneously arguing that if Apple had a free tier like Spotify, it would "have 400 million people on it."

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Apple to release iTunes on Windows Store, ensuring compatibility with Windows 10 S

05/11/2017, 01:05 pm

With Microsoft's forthcoming education-focused Windows 10 S operating system only allowing applications from the Windows Store, Apple will release its popular iTunes application on the official digital storefront, ensuring students will still have access to the media and management tool.

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Apple Music to debut 'Harry Styles: Behind the Album' on May 15

05/09/2017, 11:05 am

Apple on Tuesday announced a new promotional documentary about former One Direction singer Harry Styles, set to launch on Apple Music next Monday, May 15.

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Prince's estate looking at bringing 'Purple Rain' debut footage, documentary to Apple Music

05/05/2017, 11:05 am

Prince's estate is readying an unreleased concert film from the seminal '80s album 'Purple Rain' with accompanying documentary footage, and is reportedly shopping it around to Apple Music and other streaming services.

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Apple Music to provide song content for Musical.ly, report says

04/27/2017, 10:04 pm

Apple Music will provide song clips to music-based social media app Musical.ly in a partnership expected to kick off on Friday, according to a new report.

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Google adds iTunes, Apple Music shortcuts & more to iOS search cards

04/27/2017, 03:04 pm

Google on Thursday began adding streaming service links to the "knowledge panels" it displays in iOS search results, among them ones for Apple Music and iTunes.

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'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' confirmed as Apple Music exclusive

04/27/2017, 11:04 am

Almost immediately validating rumors, a new documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" -- has been announced as an Apple Music exclusive, arriving on June 25.

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Apple pushes 'Carpool Karaoke' launch back to 'later this year'

04/24/2017, 09:04 pm

It appears Apple's first foray into original video content, "Carpool Karaoke," will not make its scheduled April debut, as the company on Monday again postponed a launch party initially slated for March.

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Apple slashes affiliate commission rate on apps from 7 to 2.5%

04/24/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple on Monday alerted members of its link affiliate program to a sharp reduction in their take from apps and in-app purchases, down from 7 percent to just 2.5.

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Apple Music launches 'Up Next' monthly feature with Zane Lowe to highlight new artists

04/20/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple announced on Thursday that a new feature called "Up Next" has been added to Apple Music, a new video documentary series that promises to feature a new artist every month.

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Apple original content plans a 'moving target,' may play into new Los Angeles offices

04/20/2017, 11:04 am

Apple's approach to original video programming is reportedly scattershot, to the point that the company hasn't settled on a focus, or even who will be in charge.

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Prince's 'Deliverance' pulled from Apple Music, iTunes Store

04/20/2017, 10:04 am

"Deliverance," the first track from an album generated by a sound engineer who worked with Prince in 2006 has been pulled from Apple Music, the iTunes Music store, and other streaming services after a challenge from the musician's estate.

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New Prince song 'Deliverance' arrives on Apple Music & iTunes, full album release in jeopardy

04/19/2017, 11:04 am

Apple Music may be about to see the release of a posthumous album from Prince, with the first track now available to Apple Music subscribers -- but a lawsuit filed by the estate against the sound engineer responsible for the album challenges control of the tracks.

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Apple Music & iCloud users receive unexpected subscription discontinuation alerts

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

A number of Apple Music and iCloud users reported sudden problems with their subscriptions on Wednesday, including cancellations, or an inability to change plans.

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'House of Strombo' concerts coming to Apple Music as 10-part video series

04/14/2017, 09:04 am

Canadian TV host George Stroumboulopoulos has forged a deal which will see his "House of Strombo" concerts come to Apple Music, broadcast in a 10-part series.

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