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Apple is de-bloating iTunes with latest 12.7 release, removes App Store

09/12/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes software for desktop computers, with the latest release marking major changes in both content presentation, supported devices, feature additions -- and deletions -- and more.

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Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on Apple's iTunes still 6-12 months out

09/08/2017, 09:09 am

A deal between movie studios and companies like Apple and Comcast to provide early-access movie rentals should be complete within the next 6 to 12 months, the studio head of 20th Century Fox said at a Los Angeles media conference.

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Imminent arrival of HDR iTunes Store content reaffirmed in new code findings

09/07/2017, 05:09 pm

Expectations of high dynamic range (HDR) support in the iTunes Store -- and on a fifth-generation Apple TV -- were reinforced on Thursday with the discovery of yet more code referring to the technology.

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Apple secures lower streaming rate in new deal with Warner Music Group, report says

09/06/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple has reached a new agreement with Warner Music Group that will see the tech giant pay out a smaller percentage of Apple Music revenue than it did when the service launched in 2015.

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Apple discontinues annual London music festival

09/04/2017, 05:09 pm

Apple's annual UK music festival, most recently rebranded as the Apple Music Festival, is no more. According to a report on Monday, the company said it will no longer host the event that over the past decade has drawn big-name acts in promotion of Apple's digital music services.

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Apple said to be eyeing Culver Studios as homebase for Hollywood production push

09/01/2017, 09:09 am

Apple is reportedly in talks to move its original video content division to Culver Studios, a place with a long history in the Hollywood film industry.

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Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option

08/31/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

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Apple adds support for WeChat Pay in China

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Purchases at Apple Music and the App Store in China can now make use of WeChat Pay, a popular service operated by Tencent, Apple has announced.

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Apple fighting movie studios to keep 4K films priced at $20 on iTunes

08/29/2017, 08:08 am

Ahead of the anticipated launch of a new Apple TV with support for ultra-high resolution 4K video content, Apple is said to be caught in a contract dispute with movie studios, who want to see iTunes prices for 4K films exceed $20.

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Apple opens iTunes donations for Hurricane Harvey relief

08/27/2017, 06:08 am

After Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas on Friday, and continues to roll over the Gulf Coast as a tropical storm, Apple this weekend reactivated iTunes donations to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the area.

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Apple's Swift curriculum coming to over 30 community colleges, select high schools

08/25/2017, 08:08 am

Apple on Friday said that over 30 U.S. community college systems will offer its "App Development with Swift" curriculum during the 2017-2018 school year, expanding on the original six the company announced in May.

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Longtime label holdout Drag City puts catalog on Apple Music

08/21/2017, 01:08 pm

Independent label Drag City has added most of its back catalog to Apple Music, reversing a previous stance calling for better artist compensation.

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iTunes U Collections migrating to Apple Podcasts app in September

08/21/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple is preparing to migrate iTunes U Collections from the iTunes U app to Apple Podcasts, with a warning to educational institutions advising the change will take place in September as part of the release of iTunes 12.7.

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Apple opens promised iTunes donations to Southern Poverty Law Center

08/20/2017, 11:08 pm

As planned Apple has opened up iTunes donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, part of a broader reaction to the violence at this month's far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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Movie studios may sidestep theater chains in deals for early Apple iTunes rentals

08/18/2017, 09:08 am

Movie studios looking to set up early-access rentals with companies like Apple and Comcast may reportedly push ahead with those negotiations and skip revenue sharing with theater chains, if the latter don't reduce their demands.

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Apple to spend $1B on original content for up to 10 new TV shows over next year

08/16/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly budgeting about $1 billion to secure and produce original video over the course of the next year, a figure which may soon make it a competitive force in that arena.

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Song meant to spoof car audio systems climbs into top 50 on Apple's iTunes charts

08/11/2017, 01:08 pm

A track consisting of nothing but 9 minutes and 58 seconds of silence is currently sitting at 49th place in Apple's iTunes charts, apparently out of frustration with the way many car audio systems work.

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Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" now available for streaming on Apple Music

08/08/2017, 09:08 pm

As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm's second attempt at original episodic programming.

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'Carpool Karaoke' showrunners discuss series ahead of Apple Music debut

08/07/2017, 05:08 pm

In a new interview published on Monday, the minds behind "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" talk about the bit's breakout success, transforming the segment into a full-fledged TV series and why Apple Music was the right fit.

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Verizon offers Apple Music discounts with controversial 'Up' rewards program

08/07/2017, 01:08 pm

U.S. carrier Verizon is offering people in its new Up rewards program discounts on Apple Music -- with the tradeoff of handing over personal tracking data.

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