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Topic: iTunes

Apple's iTunes 12.4 update provides unexpected speed boost, fixes deletion bug

05/17/2016, 04:05 pm

The iTunes 12.4 update appears to have improved the speed of Apple's jukebox software, even though the company isn't actively promoting that fact, according to user comments on Reddit and Twitter, and first-hand experience by AppleInsider.

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Largest shareholder urges struggling Pandora to sell itself to the highest bidder

05/17/2016, 02:05 pm

Activist investment firm Corvex Management is pushing streaming radio service -- and Apple Music competitor -- Pandora to seriously consider selling the company, instead of pursuing what it has dubbed a "costly and uncertain business plan."

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Apple releases iTunes 12.4 with redesigned interface, fixes bugs in OS X 10.11.5

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Alongside a slew of other platform updates, Apple on Monday released OS X 10.11.5 -- a maintenance update for OS X El Capitan -- and iTunes 12.4, with an improved interface and a solution for music libraries being silently deleted.

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Apple confirms reports of iTunes music deletion issue, 'safeguards' coming next week

05/13/2016, 07:05 pm

Apple in a statement Friday said it is investigating reports of a supposed Apple Music compatibility bug that deletes local music files without user permission, adding that an updated version of the media management software is expected for release next week.

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Latest Taylor Swift ad for Apple Music features 'For You' playlists & The Darkness

05/12/2016, 09:05 am

Pop singer Taylor Swift on Thursday posted her latest Apple Music ad on Twitter, using her image and following to sell the service's "For You" playlist recommendations.

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Apple debunks rumors that it will stop selling iTunes downloads

05/11/2016, 08:05 pm

Apple issued a rare statement on Wednesday debunking rumors that claimed the company has plans to discontinue iTunes music downloads sometime in the next four years, ostensibly in favor of an all-streaming service powered by Apple Music.

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Spotify growing even faster thanks to launch of Apple Music, VP says

05/09/2016, 04:05 pm

Spotify has actually seen its business accelerate since Apple Music was launched in June 2015, a vice president with the company said on Monday, crediting the extra attention drawn to streaming services.

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Spotify expands video into original programming, setting up battle with Apple Music

05/09/2016, 12:05 pm

Music streaming service Spotify on Monday announced plans for 12 new original video series, in a move which could further intensify competition with second-place rival Apple Music.

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Apple launches Red Cross donations via iTunes to help victims of Fort McMurray forest fires

05/09/2016, 11:05 am

People shopping on Apple's Canadian iTunes storefront can now donate to relief for victims of the forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, which have burned for several days and forced the evacuation of over 100,000 people, destroying 20 percent of the homes in the area.

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New Drake album 'Views' hits 1M downloads in less than 5 days of Apple exclusivity

05/09/2016, 11:05 am

The latest album by Drake, Views, reportedly managed to top 1 million in sales within its first five days, despite being a one-week exclusive with iTunes and Apple Music.

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iTunes 12.4 to reportedly include new sidebar, minor UI tweaks

05/08/2016, 03:05 am

Apple will implement a number of user interface changes to iTunes when version 12.4 sees release later this year, including modifications to user interface navigation designed to address complaints of software feature bloat.

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Ping 2.0? Apple Music revamp rumored to downplay Connect social network feature

05/06/2016, 12:05 pm

Apple's struggles with social networking continue, as its mostly-ignored artist Connect feature is said to be set for a "demotion" in the upcoming revamp of Apple Music in iOS 10.

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Apple Music & others help streaming become Warner Music's biggest revenue source

05/06/2016, 12:05 pm

Streaming became Warner Music Group's biggest revenue source in the first quarter of 2016, driven largely by services like Spotify and Apple Music, the company revealed in its latest financial results.

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Apple begins offering half-price $4.99 Apple Music subscriptions for students

05/06/2016, 08:05 am

Starting today, students enrolled in an eligible college or university will today be able to subscribe to Apple Music at a discounted price, as Apple is offering half off the standard subscription rate for its streaming music service.

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Apple Music UI to go grayscale, add better support for lyrics - report

05/04/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple is said to be working on a vast overhaul of its up-and-coming music streaming service, one that will reportedly include a new monochromatic user interface and a streamlined experience for users who prefer to read lyrics.

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Apple Music to get more intuitive UI, expanded Beats 1 radio, 'marketing blitz' at WWDC

05/04/2016, 08:05 am

A year after its debut, Apple's $10-per-month music streaming service is reportedly set for a major overhaul at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including a shakeup to its user interface aimed at making it easier to use.

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Drake says new album's Apple Music exclusivity just one week long

04/29/2016, 10:04 am

Although Drake's new album Views From the 6 is launching today as an Apple Music exclusive, that exclusivity period is just one week long, according to the rapper.

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Apple Music for Android gets music video support, family membership option

04/28/2016, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out an update for the Android version of Apple Music, delivering support for music video playback and new billing options for families.

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Apple Music surpasses 13M paid subscribers on strong services growth

04/26/2016, 05:04 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now serves more than 13 million paying subscribers, adding two million customers in as many months.

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Apple Music to sponsor Drake's 'Summer Sixteen' tour

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Rapper Drake on Monday announced his upcoming "Summer Sixteen" tour, notably highlighting Apple Music as a sponsor -- the first time Apple Music is believed to have backed any concert tour.

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