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Apple to end iTunes Allowances for children on May 25

04/14/2016, 11:04 am

Apple on Thursday alerted people that it will put an end to iTunes Allowances on May 25, having mostly made the program obsolete through other iTunes features.


Apple Music scores another big exclusive with Drake's 'Views From the 6' album

04/11/2016, 12:04 pm

The tight relationship between Apple and Drake is set to continue with the release of the hip-hop star's newest album, Views From the 6, which will be an Apple Music exclusive when it drops on April 29.


Taylor Swift turns to promoting Apple Music's curated playlists in new video ad

04/01/2016, 10:04 am

Once having threatened to boycott the service, pop singer Taylor Swift on Friday appeared in a video ad for Apple Music, showcasing the service's curated playlists.


Reversing track, Kanye West's full 'Life of Pablo' may come to Apple Music on Friday

03/31/2016, 12:03 pm

Despite earlier promises by the rapper, Kanye West's complete The Life of Pablo album should appear on Apple Music and Spotify on April 1, a report said on Thursday.


After 1 year, Tidal reaches 3M paid subscribers, well behind Apple Music's 11M

03/29/2016, 03:03 pm

Subscription music streaming service Tidal announced Tuesday that it has 3 million paid subscribers who signed on in its first year of availability, a number that lags behind the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.


Kanye West changes his tune, releases a single track from new album on Apple Music

03/28/2016, 10:03 am

After vowing to never bring his latest creation, "The Life of Pablo," to Apple Music, Kanye West has released a single track from the hit album on streaming services, including Apple's own.


Apple Music for Android update introduces home screen widget

03/24/2016, 07:03 pm

In continued efforts to improve its flagship Android app, Apple pushed out an update to Apple Music on Thursday that, among other improvements, builds in a home screen widget for playback control.


Six-part Vice video documentary 'The Score' premieres on Apple Music

03/23/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple Music is this week launching an exclusive six-part Vice documentary, The Score, bolstering the amount of video content on the fledgling streaming service.


Streaming music usurps digital downloads for first time in 2015, RIAA says

03/22/2016, 06:03 pm

In 2015, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music generated $2.4 billion for the wider U.S. music industry to surpass sales from digital stores like iTunes, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.


Apple, Dubset Media sign deal enabling more mix/remix content on Apple Music

03/15/2016, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly forged a deal with a distributor, Dubset Media Holdings, that will allow Apple Music to host more remixes, mashups, and full-length DJ mixes.


Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

03/10/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control


How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad with encryption via iTunes

03/09/2016, 10:03 am

In light of Apple's encryption fight, it's been noted the company can decrypt some data from an iCloud backup. Knowing this, security-conscious users may opt instead for locally-stored encrypted backups of their iPhone and iPad -- a simple process through iTunes on both Mac and PC.


Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

03/01/2016, 01:03 pm

Tidal -- the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z -- is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.


Apple launches 'Podcasts Connect' Web portal for managing digital content

02/23/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday made it easier for podcaster to validate, publish and manage their content online with the launch of a new iTunes Connect-based Web service called Podcasts Connect.


Apple's Beats 1 to live-stream 'The 1975' concert this week

02/22/2016, 09:02 pm

After teasing its upcoming album release through various social media outlets, British alt-rock band "The 1975" on Sunday announced plans to livestream a Los Angeles concert later this week with help from Apple's Beats 1 radio.


Dr. Dre's 'Vital Signs' not a harbinger of Apple's entry into TV business, report says

02/16/2016, 12:02 pm

Vital Signs -- an upcoming scripted TV show from Apple starring Dr. Dre -- is about marketing Apple Music, and does not represent the company taking its first step towards becoming a service like Netflix or HBO, a report said.


Apple Music, Sonos tout partnership with all-star 'music makes it home' TV spot

02/15/2016, 11:02 pm

With Apple Music finally available on Sonos's connected speaker systems, the two firms are working together to get the word out with a new television ad featuring Killer Mike, The National's Matt Berninger, and St. Vincent.


Kanye swears his new album will never come to Apple Music or iTunes

02/15/2016, 08:02 pm

In what increasingly feels like a well-orchestrated public relations stunt for Tidal, the saga of Kanye West's latest album continued Monday evening with a promise from the rapper that The Life of Pablo will 'never be on Apple.'


Despite being Apple Music & iTunes exclusive, Future's 'EVOL' tops Billboard charts

02/15/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple's exclusive agreements with artist Future are paying dividends, as the rapper's latest album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, propelled solely by streams through Apple Music and iTunes downloads.


After citing $53M in personal debt, Kanye West begs fans to subscribe to Tidal

02/15/2016, 09:02 am

The highly anticipated new album from Kanye West has launched exclusively on streaming service Tidal, and the outspoken rapper took to Twitter to ask fans to subscribe, while also disclosing his apparent financial woes.