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Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning film 'Hugo' is Apple's latest free gift in US

12/30/2013, 08:12 am

Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" continues to roll on, with Monday's offering of critically acclaimed film "Hugo" marking the fifth free item offered to users in the United States, while those in the U.K. can instead download the holiday classic "Home Alone."


Beyonce's iTunes exclusive becomes Apple's fastest selling album ever

12/16/2013, 12:12 pm

Digital music downloads hit a new record with the surprise launch of Beyonce's latest album, exclusively on iTunes, with more than 800,000 copies sold in the first three days.


Apple's iTunes, FaceTime among most heavily trafficked Web services in North America

11/11/2013, 03:11 pm

The iTunes Store now accounts for more than 3 percent of all downstream Web traffic in North America, while FaceTime video chat accounts for 1.4 percent of all upstream Internet usage, new data shows.


Apple removes HMV rival music store from iOS App Store

10/22/2013, 08:10 am

Apple has pulled British music retailer HMV's app from the iOS App Store because of functionality that allowed users to buy songs for download.


Apple kicks off iTunes back-to-school with $7, $8 albums

09/02/2013, 01:09 pm

Apple is marking the return of the school year by marketing discounted music to both kids and their parents, with customers able to get popular albums for as low as $7 or $8.


'Harry Potter,' 'Matrix,' many other movie series on sale in new iTunes bundles

08/13/2013, 09:08 am

Apple is offering iTunes movie customers steep discounts on bundled films, offering the chance to pick up popular series like "The Matrix" and "Back to the Future" at a rate of buy one, get two free.


Apple outages affect App Store, iTunes & FaceTime for hours

08/07/2013, 03:08 pm

Lingering issues with Apple's Internet-based services caused its company's digital storefronts and FaceTime video chat to be unavailable for some users for hours on Wednesday.


iOS 7 beta: iTunes gift cards can be scanned by iPhone camera

06/13/2013, 10:06 am

Redeeming an iTunes gift card in iOS 7 is as simple as pointing an iPhone at the back of it, thanks to a new feature that allows cards to be scanned by camera.


iOS 7 beta: iTunes Radio brings first ads to Apple's lock screen

06/11/2013, 10:06 am

The new developer beta of iOS 7 with iTunes Radio includes a first for Apple: a direct link on the lock screen to the iTunes Store to purchase content.


Apple's 500M user accounts second only to Facebook, viewed as key driver of future growth

06/04/2013, 09:06 am

Apple's current account base of 500 million users is growing and spending at a tremendous rate, suggesting to one analyst that new services such as mobile payments or streaming radio could be key to the company's future growth.


Netflix accounts for 1/3 of nightly home Internet traffic, Apple's iTunes takes 2%

05/14/2013, 02:05 pm

Data sent from iTunes represents 1.9 percent of North American Internet traffic every night, a share beyond all other competing digital storefronts, but also well behind the bandwidth served up by Netflix.


US Sen. McCain working on 'a la carte' cable TV bill

05/09/2013, 10:05 am

Senator John McCain is working on a legislative proposal that would, if enacted, significantly reshape the landscape of the broadcast and cable television markets by pressuring cable providers to allow their subscribers to choose which channels they want to pay for.


Apple celebrates 'A Decade of iTunes' with year-by-year milestones

04/24/2013, 09:04 am

Apple on Wednesday rolled out a new feature on its iTunes Store to celebrate "A Decade of iTunes," offering customers a history lesson of the company's now-dominant digital download destination.


NPD: Apple's iTunes accounts for 67% of TV downloads, 65% of movies

04/23/2013, 02:04 pm

Just as is the case with digital music downloads, iTunes' early-mover advantage in video downloads has secured it a massive lead over its competitors in the sector, according to new findings.


Apple's iTunes rules digital music market with 63% share

04/16/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's iTunes Store remains the driving force behind digital music, with 63 percent of digital downloads running through Apple, according to new figures out from the NPD Group.


Google search reportedly 'de-ranking' direct iTunes app store links

04/02/2013, 05:04 pm

Reports on Tuesday point to a possible "de-ranking" of direct iTunes App Store links in Google's search results, with some titles not showing up for six or more pages unless the word "iTunes" is entered in the text box.


iTunes estimated to rake in in $2B per year, thanks to Apple's software division

03/22/2013, 02:03 pm

Once a break-even business used to drive sales of Apple's high-margin hardware, the iTunes Store is now estimated to be raking in more than $2 billion per year, due largely to the inclusion of its in-house software development teams.


Apple ID security improved with new two-step verification option

03/21/2013, 03:03 pm

Apple on Thursday improved its security system for Apple ID accounts tied to services like iCloud and iTunes, offering users two-step verification for when making changes to an account.


Lowball royalty offer from Apple holding up music streaming service - report

03/07/2013, 12:03 pm

Record labels are reportedly dissatisfied with a "cheap" offer made by Apple to obtain the necessary rights for a planned music streaming service.


Apple exclusively streaming new David Bowie album on iTunes through March 12

03/01/2013, 09:03 am

David Bowie fans got an unexpected surprise on Thursday, as the artist's first album in 10 years became available for free streaming on Apple's iTunes.