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Topic: iTunes

Briefly: iTunes in the Cloud held up in UK; iPhone in space; Android messaging

06/10/2011, 02:06 am

The music portion of Apple's new iCloud has reportedly been delayed in the U.K. as the company negotiates with rights holders. Meanwhile, the iPhone is going to sent into space for to for a series of diagnostic experiments. Also, a new report claims Google is working on a rival messaging service to the recently announced iMessage feature in iOS 5.

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iTunes in the Cloud allows re-downloading of apps Apple removed from App Store

06/09/2011, 04:06 pm

With the new iTunes in the Cloud service, users can re-download all applications that were once purchased, including software that is no longer publicly available on the App Store.

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Apple silently issues iTunes 10.3.1 update with no new details

06/08/2011, 08:06 am

Apple this week quickly issued an update for its new iTunes in the Cloud beta, with version 10.3.1 of the media software issued over Software Update with no additional accompanying information.

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Existing MobileMe subscriptions extended, service ends June 2012

06/06/2011, 08:06 pm

On the heels of the unveiling of the new iCloud service, Apple has indicated that current MobileMe subscribers will receive a free extension until June 30, 2012, at which point the service will be shuttered.

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First taste of Apple's iCloud available with iTunes 10.3, iOS App Store [ux2]

06/06/2011, 03:06 pm

Just moments after Apple announced its new iCloud service, the company's iOS App Store and iTunes Store were dynamically updated with a new "Purchased" tab for re-downloading software and content, and iTunes 10.3 was released for Mac and PC.

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Apple announces iTunes Match music service for $24.99 per year

06/06/2011, 02:06 pm

Apple's new iTunes Match service will scan a user's library of songs, including those ripped from their own CDs, and match the songs up with the library of 18 million songs available through iTunes for $24.99 per year.

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Rumor: Think of Apple's iCloud as 'the new iTunes'

06/05/2011, 09:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming cloud-based service could replace iTunes' syncing functionality, according to an unverified report.

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iTunes leak suggests Automatic Download option coming to iOS 5

06/04/2011, 12:06 am

Hints at an upcoming Automatic Download feature for iOS apps have emerged in iTunes, according to a new report.

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iCloud record label deals may cost Apple $150 million

06/03/2011, 07:06 am

In order to get the major record labels onboard with its forthcoming iCloud service, Apple could fork over as much as $150 million in "advanced payments."

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Apple's iCloud free at first, then $25 a year, sources say

06/02/2011, 08:06 pm

Music industry insiders allege that Apple's forthcoming iCloud service will have an initial free period for iTunes Music Store customers, but the company plans to eventually charge a $25 a year subscription fee.

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Apple adds Universal as iCloud licensing partner

06/02/2011, 04:06 pm

Apple has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, incorporating all four of the major record companies into its iTunes iCloud music plans.

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iCloud preannouncement leads Wall Street to expect big things from Apple at WWDC

06/01/2011, 08:06 am

After Apple tipped its hand on Tuesday and revealed it will unveil its new iCloud service next week, Wall Street analysts believe the company has set the stage for a strong software-focused Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Apple's iCloud may offer remote storage of movies, TV shows at launch

05/31/2011, 03:05 pm

In addition to agreements with music labels, Apple is also said to be pursuing licensing deals with movie and TV studios that would allow users to remotely store and stream copyrighted video content via the forthcoming iCloud service.

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Apple's iCloud music service to scan, mirror iTunes libraries

05/26/2011, 08:05 pm

Sources allege that the much-rumored streaming music service from Apple will scan users' iTunes libraries and mirror them in the cloud, but it reportedly won't be free.

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Videophone patent owner accuses Apple of infringement with iPhone, iTunes

05/26/2011, 11:05 am

Apple is the target of a new patent infringement lawsuit that accuses the iPhone of offering e-commerce services without the proper licensing agreements.

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Music publishers reportedly close to cloud streaming deal with Apple

05/24/2011, 12:05 pm

There is little to separate music publishers and Apple from striking a deal to allow music to be streamed through a new iTunes cloud service, a new report claims.

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Apple expected to introduce 'iCloud' in June, if music publishers agree

05/20/2011, 03:05 pm

Music industry insiders expect that Apple wants to launch, or at least introduce, its anticipated "iCloud" music streaming service in June, though the company must also reach agreements with music publishers.

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Apple strikes deal with Sony for streaming iTunes music service - report

05/20/2011, 12:05 am

Apple has reportedly inked a licensing deal with Sony Corp.'s music division to begin offering the label's catalog in the cloud, leaving Universal Music Group as the last holdout among the major record labels.

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Apple's cloud streaming could rely on small, locally stored song segments

05/19/2011, 08:05 am

Apple's anticipated cloud-based music streaming service could could offer faster playback of Internet-stored content by syncing just small snippets of songs via iTunes.

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Apple signs licensing deal with EMI for iTunes cloud service

05/18/2011, 11:05 pm

Music industry sources claim that Apple has signed a cloud-music licensing agreement with music label EMI and is "very near" to completing deals with Universal and Sony, according to a new report.

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