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Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max: Which high-end smart speaker is right for you?

02/01/2018, 02:02 pm

While the $399 Google Home Max and the $349 Apple HomePod are roughly aiming for the same market, both have taken very different approaches. AppleInsider compares the hardware, and delves into which speaker might work the best for you.

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Apple confirms HomePod audio sources limited to Apple Music, iTunes purchases, podcasts & AirPlay

02/01/2018, 01:02 pm

In newly-published specifications, Apple has confirmed that streaming on the Siri-equipped HomePod -- shipping Feb. 9 -- will focus mainly on its own services.

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Apple's latest iTunes release includes HomePod support

01/23/2018, 05:01 pm

Following the release of macOS 10.13.3 and new versions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple on Tuesday issued the latest version of iTunes for Mac, with the updated media software boasting support for the upcoming HomePod.

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Double Feature sale in the iTunes store offers two movies for $9.99

01/23/2018, 10:01 am

Apple is giving movie lovers in the United States an easy way to expand their digital film collections, by launching a new 'Double Features' sale in the iTunes Store that offers two related films together in a bundle for $9.99.

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By Odin's beard! Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' accidentally made available on Apple's iTunes a month early

01/22/2018, 01:01 pm

The hit Marvel Studios film "Thor: Ragnarok" isn't scheduled to get a digital release until Feb. 20. But some lucky customers received an early download of the blockbuster, thanks to a glitch in iTunes.

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Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

01/19/2018, 10:01 am

British rock bank Def Leppard -- best known for songs like "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" -- has released its complete back catalog on streaming music services, including Apple Music and Spotify.

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New leases give Apple a large footprint in Los Angeles for content push

01/17/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple has reportedly leased more than 200,000 square feet of prime real estate in Culver City, California to support its expanding efforts in original video content.

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Apple slugs it out with HBO over new J.J. Abrams TV drama - report

01/16/2018, 06:01 pm

A bidding war has reportedly broken out between Apple and HBO for rights to a new science fiction drama written by Star Trek director and Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams.

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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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