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Apple urges developers to opt-in to upcoming Family Sharing program

06/04/2014, 10:06 pm

In the run up to the launch of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple is now asking developers to make their apps available as part of Family Sharing, a new iTunes feature that allows family members to share purchased content.

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Apple planning locally targeted ads for iTunes Radio, iAd promotion of iTunes - report

05/30/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple's mobile advertising efforts are expected to increase this year, when the company is reportedly planning to have locally targeted ads air on iTunes Radio, and will also begin promoting iTunes content through its own iAd network.

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Beats acquisition to result in first and only Apple apps for Android & Windows Phone

05/29/2014, 10:05 am

When recent reports suggested Apple was considering bringing iTunes to Android to help boost flagging music sales, skeptics scoffed at the thought of the iPhone maker supporting a competing platform. But with its $3 billion purchase of Beats, Apple has now revealed it plans to keep the Beats Music subscription apps alive not only on Google's Android, but also Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Apple's Eddy Cue to join Beats' Jimmy Iovine on stage at Code Conference panel

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

After Apple announced its purchase of Beats Electronics and Beats Music on Wednesday, iTunes chief Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine have been scheduled to talk at Re/code's Code Conference later today.

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Apple emphasizes acquisition of Beats Music streaming service in blockbuster announcement

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

While Beats may be best known for its headphones, Apple made it clear in announcing its $3 billion acquisition of the company on Wednesday that its real interest lies in the subscription Beats Music streaming service, which will complement Apple's existing iTunes offerings.

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Apple fixes podcast bug with iTunes 11.2.2 release, issues first developer beta of OS X 10.9.4

05/28/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a minor update for its iTunes media suite, fixing a podcast-related bug and various stability improvements. Developers were also provided with the first beta of OS X 10.9.4, arriving a few weeks after OS X 10.9.3 became available to the public.

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Apple's App Store revenue on track to surpass iTunes Store by the end of this year

05/28/2014, 11:05 am

As sales of of music and videos from the iTunes Store decline, Apple's App Store continues to grow, and is on pace to account for most of the company's online services revenue by the end of this year.

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Apple fixes hidden '/Users' folder bug introduced in OS X 10.9.3 with iTunes update

05/16/2014, 11:05 pm

Apple on Friday released a minor version update to its iTunes content management software for Mac, bringing a fix for the recently discovered bug introduced in OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 that inadvertently hides the "/Users" folder.

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iTunes 11.2 released for Mac, Windows with improved podcast browsing [u]

05/15/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple's iTunes media suite was updated on Thursday with improvements for browsing the Podcasts section of the software, allowing users to more quickly find episodes they haven't listened to [update: a corresponding update for the iOS Podcasts app is also available].

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Apple releases iOS Human Interface Guidelines on iBookstore

05/13/2014, 07:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday made an iPad-friendly version of its latest iOS Human Interface Guidelines reference material available to the public as a free download through the iBookstore.

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Apple's iTunes Match finally arrives in Japan

05/01/2014, 10:05 pm

After a nearly two-and-a-half year wait, Apple's iTunes Match has hit the shores of Japan, bringing cloud-based library matching to one of the few countries where users can purchase music through iTunes but not sign up for the service.

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Apple's iTunes Radio pops up in Ecuador, suggests testing in Latin American market

04/14/2014, 11:04 pm

Apple may be testing a rollout of iTunes Radio services in Latin America as reports on Monday note the feature is up and running in at least one country in the region.

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Apple considering 'dramatic' overhaul of iTunes Music Store to boost sales - report

04/09/2014, 03:04 pm

Facing significant declines in digital music sales, Apple is reportedly plotting a potential overhaul of its iTunes Music Store, in addition to considering new revenue opportunities through on-demand streaming and even allegedly an iTunes for Android.

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Explicit content slipping through Apple's iTunes Radio profanity filters

03/31/2014, 09:03 am

While Apple's iTunes Radio is set by default to block songs with explicit language from streaming, the current filters are far from perfect, with profane content slipping through the cracks to the surprise of some listeners.

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Apple casts wide net to find iTunes users affected by unauthorized in-app purchases

03/24/2014, 05:03 pm

As part of a settlement regarding overly lax in-app purchase limitations, Apple on Monday sent out to iTunes account holders what appears to be a mass email, asking those who were charged for unauthorized purchases by minors to fill out a refund form.

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NPR brings live streaming news to Apple's iTunes Radio, more channels on the way

03/24/2014, 12:03 pm

Live streaming news content is headed to iTunes Radio, with the first partner launching on Apple's service Monday: National Public Radio.

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British consumers face iTunes price hike after tax policy change

03/23/2014, 11:03 pm

Apple may be forced to increase the amount of Value Added Tax that it charges for iTunes music and video sales in the U.K. as Her Majesty's Treasury pushes to end tax loopholes that allow consumers to pay much lower rates on digital purchases.

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Apple reportedly exploring on-demand music streaming service, iTunes for Android

03/21/2014, 05:03 pm

In a supposed bid to bolster declining iTunes music sales, Apple is in talks with major record labels to launch a Spotify-like on-demand streaming service, as well as an official iTunes app for the Android mobile operating system.

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40% of Pandora users listen on Apple devices, service still growing despite iTunes Radio launch

03/20/2014, 12:03 pm

Internet radio service Pandora is heavily dependent on Apple hardware, with about 40 percent of listeners accessing the service through an Apple device. And yet the launch of Apple's competing iTunes Radio last September has not stopped Pandora from continuing to grow.

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Apple's Cue talks iTunes Festival, says event is 'all about the artists and music'

03/12/2014, 05:03 pm

Ahead of the iTunes Festival at SXSW in Austin, Tex., Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue discussed what it meant to bring the event stateside after being a London exclusive for seven years.

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