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Tim Cook, Eddy Cue made conscious decision to drop Alex Jones podcasts but leave app alone

08/07/2018, 12:08 pm

The decision by Apple to ban content from the controversial conspiracy theorist came straight from Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, leading other tech giants to follow suit.

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Apple drops Alex Jones podcasts from iTunes, Apple Podcasts

08/06/2018, 12:08 am

Following a public backlash against tech platforms that carry notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' content, Apple has dropped five of the six podcasts produced by the personality's Infowars.

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Series of fraudulent iTunes charges reported in Singapore

07/22/2018, 03:07 pm

Dozens of iTunes users in the Southeast Asian country report that they have lost hundreds of dollars due to charges recorded to their accounts for purchases they did not make.

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Netflix and HBO's uncertainty may give Apple a content opening

07/18/2018, 10:07 am

Netflix had a bad quarter, and HBO is staring down big philosophical production changes under its new ownership. The pair may create the perfect storm that Apple needs for its upcoming content push.

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Jason Momoa takes lead role in Apple's 'See' original series, report says

07/10/2018, 07:07 pm

Jason Momoa, best known for his work on "Game of Thrones," has landed the lead role in Apple's upcoming original series "See," according to a report on Tuesday.

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Apple cutting off payment source changes for older versions of iOS, macOS & Apple TV

06/28/2018, 09:06 am

Beginning June 30, people using some older versions of iOS, macOS, and the pre-tvOS Apple TV operating system will be unable to change their payment sources for iTunes and the App Store without updating to newer software.

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What movie studio consolidation means for Apple's media ambitions

06/14/2018, 04:06 pm

With AT&T's Time Warner purchase approved and Disney and Comcast bidding for Fox, a wave is underway of movie studios changing hands. And Apple might get in on the game too.

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Apple looking beyond just TV with push for animated feature film

06/14/2018, 03:06 pm

In a break from its other original video efforts, Apple is reportedly angling for the rights to an animated feature film, which could be seen in theaters.

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Apple's Worldwide Video hires former Broadway Video, Netflix executives [u]

06/12/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple recently hired Kelly Costello, formerly of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Entertainment studio, to head up business affairs for its fledgling Worldwide Video initiative. The company also picked up creative executive Layne Eskridge from market competitor Netflix.

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All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

07/11/2018, 03:07 pm

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with details on a barrage of "Peanuts" content.

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Apple Music adds 'Coming Soon' list alongside new album launch details

06/08/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has started to roll out small changes to Apple Music to give users information about upcoming music releases, including a new 'Coming Soon' section and details of when to expect new albums from artists will be released in the future.

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iTunes hosts over 550,000 active podcasts, surpasses 50 billion episode downloads

06/05/2018, 05:06 pm

iTunes now has over 550,000 active podcasts, with 18.5 million individual episodes available, Apple announced on Tuesday.

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Apple looks like it's about to enter the music publishing business

05/30/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple is reportedly creating a global music publishing division within Apple Music, directed by Elena Segal, previously the legal director for iTunes International.

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Apple rolls out iTunes 12.7.5 for macOS and Windows

05/29/2018, 03:05 pm

Apple has released an update to iTunes for macOS and Windows, bringing the music app up to version 12.7.5 with a number of "minor app and performance improvements" before the company ships its macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update.

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Apple and EFF secure podcasting win as Supreme Court refuses case from patent troll

05/15/2018, 11:05 am

Wrapping up a long-running patent fight over podcasts, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Personal Audio v. Electronic Frontier Foundation, handing victory over to the latter -- and by extension, companies like Apple and Google.

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$1 billion Apple data center project in Athenry, Ireland cancelled

05/10/2018, 07:05 am

Apple has withdrawn its contentious proposal to build a data center in Athenry, Ireland after years of legal challenges.

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iTunes for Windows available for download from Microsoft Store

04/26/2018, 06:04 pm

Fulfilling promises made nearly a year ago, Apple on Thursday released iTunes for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store, ensuring compatibility with the latest Windows 10 S devices.

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Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify helping to turn around global record industry

04/23/2018, 10:04 am

The record industry grew 8.5 percent in 2017, hitting $17.4 billion in revenues -- much if not all of that being attributable to on-demand streaming services such as Apple Music.

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Apple's ongoing legal battle with Smartflash involving iTunes technology likely over

04/13/2018, 10:04 am

The legal saga of Apple and its battle with technology holding company Smartflash took another turn in Apple's favor this week

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Fake news: Apple isn't killing iTunes music downloads

03/30/2018, 05:03 am

Google and Facebook have helped fuel the viral redistribution of another false report that Apple was planning to kill off all music downloads in iTunes next year in order to force users into an Apple Music subscription streaming plan. They're wrong, here's why.

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