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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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Apple planning locally targeted ads for iTunes Radio, iAd promotion of iTunes - report

05/30/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple's mobile advertising efforts are expected to increase this year, when the company is reportedly planning to have locally targeted ads air on iTunes Radio, and will also begin promoting iTunes content through its own iAd network.

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Beats acquisition to result in first and only Apple apps for Android & Windows Phone

05/29/2014, 10:05 am

When recent reports suggested Apple was considering bringing iTunes to Android to help boost flagging music sales, skeptics scoffed at the thought of the iPhone maker supporting a competing platform. But with its $3 billion purchase of Beats, Apple has now revealed it plans to keep the Beats Music subscription apps alive not only on Google's Android, but also Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Apple's Eddy Cue to join Beats' Jimmy Iovine on stage at Code Conference panel

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

After Apple announced its purchase of Beats Electronics and Beats Music on Wednesday, iTunes chief Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine have been scheduled to talk at Re/code's Code Conference later today.

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Apple emphasizes acquisition of Beats Music streaming service in blockbuster announcement

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

While Beats may be best known for its headphones, Apple made it clear in announcing its $3 billion acquisition of the company on Wednesday that its real interest lies in the subscription Beats Music streaming service, which will complement Apple's existing iTunes offerings.

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Apple fixes podcast bug with iTunes 11.2.2 release, issues first developer beta of OS X 10.9.4

05/28/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a minor update for its iTunes media suite, fixing a podcast-related bug and various stability improvements. Developers were also provided with the first beta of OS X 10.9.4, arriving a few weeks after OS X 10.9.3 became available to the public.

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Apple's App Store revenue on track to surpass iTunes Store by the end of this year

05/28/2014, 11:05 am

As sales of of music and videos from the iTunes Store decline, Apple's App Store continues to grow, and is on pace to account for most of the company's online services revenue by the end of this year.

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Apple fixes hidden '/Users' folder bug introduced in OS X 10.9.3 with iTunes update

05/16/2014, 11:05 pm

Apple on Friday released a minor version update to its iTunes content management software for Mac, bringing a fix for the recently discovered bug introduced in OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 that inadvertently hides the "/Users" folder.

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