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Drama series 'See' picked up by Apple as original content march presses on - report

01/10/2018, 06:01 pm

Apple is said to have ordered a new television drama series titled See, the latest move by the company's rapidly-expanding content group.

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Amazon discontinues its iTunes Match competitor that stored up to 250,000 songs in the cloud

12/21/2017, 10:12 am

Users looking to consolidate all of their legacy music purchases in a single cloud-based service will have one less option come mid-January, as Amazon has announced it will discontinue its song matching and uploading capability.

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Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

12/17/2017, 07:12 pm

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order to pay artists less -- or not at all.

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Apple's iTunes will not make promised year end debut on Microsoft Store

12/15/2017, 05:12 pm

Earlier this year, Apple and Microsoft announced plans to release iTunes on the Windows Store, now called Microsoft Store, by the end of 2017. That timeline has been pushed back as Apple works to deliver an optimal user experience.

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Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

12/11/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple on Monday confirmed that it has purchased popular service Shazam, an app that listens for and identifies songs. It was rumored that the deal was for about $400 million, but no official sale price was given.

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Apple offers day at Beats 1's LA studio in charity auction for MusiCares

12/08/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple's latest charity auction is offering a "one-day internship" at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy organization that provides crisis support for musicians.

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Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.

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Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

12/07/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.7.2 with minor bug fixes, improvements

12/06/2017, 05:12 pm

To go along with Wednesday's release of macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra, Apple pushed out a fresh version of iTunes that comes packed with minor app fixes and improvements.

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Taylor Swift's 'reputation' arrives on Apple Music, Spotify in international markets

11/30/2017, 03:11 pm

Taylor Swift's new album "reputation" has appeared on Apple Music and Spotify internationally, nearly three weeks after release -- with a U.S. release likely imminent.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like Spotify & Pandora can't be profitable

11/29/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.

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iPhone & iPad users get direct access to iTunes & App Store purchase histories

11/08/2017, 05:11 pm

People with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can now check their purchases from the iTunes Store and App Store without having to open iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, according to a new Apple support document.

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Taylor Swift to keep new album off Apple Music, other streaming services for one week

11/07/2017, 07:11 pm

Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" will reportedly be held off of streaming services for at least a week -- including even Apple Music, with which the pop singer has developed close business ties.

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Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

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Apple Music to stream documentary 'Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic' on Nov. 7

11/02/2017, 12:11 am

Apple Music has scored exclusive streaming rights to "Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic," a documentary chronicling the Detroit rapper's return to his home town for a first-ever gig at the Majestic Theater.

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iTunes 12.7.1 update released at tail-end of big Apple OS update day

10/31/2017, 02:10 pm

Alongside a slew of other operating system revisions, Apple has also updated iTunes to version 12.7.1 with only minor changes implemented.

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How to delete the apps left over after an iTunes 12.7 install to regain storage on macOS or Windows

10/26/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple's decision to remove the iOS App Store from iTunes as part of the version 12.7 update controversially took away the ability to download apps to a Mac or PC, but all of the locally-stored apps were kept in place. We show you how to delete these files and free up some storage in the process.

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Apple aims to debut TV slate in 2019, sans any HBO-style risque content

10/25/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple is reportedly aiming to have a "small slate" of TV shows ready to debut in 2019, but with sanitized content devoid of the violence, profanity, and/or nudity allowed on networks like HBO and Showtime.

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Apple hires Jay Hunt to serve as European creative director for original video

10/25/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple has reportedly picked the former chief creative officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, as its new creative director for European video, further signalling that it intends to spend some of its $1 billion programming warchest overseas.

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Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Sam Smith documentary, to stream live concert on Nov. 3

10/24/2017, 06:10 pm

Apple Music continues to rack up exclusive music-related video content, the latest being the short film "On the Record: Sam Smith -- The Thrill of it All," set to debut on the streaming service on Nov. 3.

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