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Topic: iTunes

CBS chief argued, then rejected Apple TV subscription pitch from Steve Jobs

03/12/2012, 12:03 am

CBS chief executive Les Moonves has revealed that he was approached directly by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to discuss a subscription TV service, but he rejected the offer over concerns that it would disrupt the company's existing revenue streams.

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Apple TV, iOS devices now recognize DVD Digital Copies in iTunes in the Cloud

03/09/2012, 02:03 am

iTunes Digital Copy movie files now show up under the Purchased tab of Apple TV and iOS devices and can be re-downloaded through iCloud.

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Apple employing improved compression for new iTunes 1080p videos

03/08/2012, 09:03 pm

An analysis of 1080p TV shows recently added to iTunes has revealed that Apple is using more advanced compression techniques to keep file sizes from becoming unwieldy.

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iCloud now supports downloads of "most" iTunes movies, apart from Fox, Universal

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple's iTunes support for downloading previous purchases from iCloud has expanded into movies, although two studios, Fox and Universal, are still working to resolve an exclusive contractual obligation with HBO.

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iTunes 10.6 now available with support for 1080p video

03/07/2012, 03:03 pm

Support for 1080p video came with the new Apple TV announced on Wednesday, and Apple's iTunes software has also been updated accordingly with version 10.6.

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Apple adds ability to redownload movies, 1080p TV episodes from iCloud

03/07/2012, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced that it has expanded its iTunes in the Cloud functionality in iCloud, giving users the ability to re-download movies, and also adding availability of 1080p high-definition TV show episodes.

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Apple's solar farm will have high-efficiency panels, to open as soon as October

03/07/2012, 02:03 am

A regulatory filing shows that Apple's solar farm for powering its server farm in Maiden, N.C., will utilize high-efficiency panels from SunPower and could begin operation as early as October.

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Android Market, Books, Music rebranded "Google Play" to compete with Apple's iTunes

03/06/2012, 02:03 pm

Google has rebranded its Android Market mobile software store as Google Play, folding in Google Music and the company's eBookstore to create a single brand for all of its digital and cloud based content services, similar to Apple's iTunes.

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Apple's App Store reaches 25 billion download milestone

03/03/2012, 01:03 am

The App Store reached the historic milestone of 25 billion application downloads early on Saturday, though Apple has yet to announce the winner of the $10,000 App Store gift card.

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Bloom Energy believed to be behind Apple's 5MW fuel cell farm

03/02/2012, 12:03 pm

Bloom Energy, maker of the much-hyped "Bloom Box" energy server, is believed to be the supplier behind Apple's planned 5-megawatt fuel cell farm in North Carolina.

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Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

03/01/2012, 11:03 pm

A new report describes Apple as "pushing ahead" with plans to release a streaming TV service by the end of the year in spite of resistance from major media conglomerates.

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Apple rumored to be developing new audio format designed for iCloud streaming

02/28/2012, 09:02 am

Apple is said to be working on a new audio file format that would help to bolster its iCloud service by focusing on "adaptive streaming" for users on the go.

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Google: Android has 450K apps, 850K devices activated daily

02/27/2012, 04:02 pm

According to a statement from Google on Monday, the amount of content on the Android Market is nearing that of Apple's App Store as it now offers over 450,000 apps, which has helped Android devices see an activation rate of 850,000 handsets a day.

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Apple acquires Chomp app search engine to enhance App Store

02/23/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple has acquired Chomp, a search engine designed to find and discover apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. The purchase appears intended to enhance software discovery the App Store.

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Apple signs on to mobile app privacy policy

02/22/2012, 08:02 pm

The California Attorney General announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with six companies, including Apple, Amazon and Google, to mandate individual privacy policies for apps that collect personal information that will allow users to read policies before downloading an app.

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New Beatles ringtones are exclusive to Apple's iTunes Store

02/22/2012, 11:02 am

A total of 27 different songs from the legendary foursome The Beatles are now available for purchase as ringtones on Apple's iTunes Store.

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Apple launches iTunes in the Cloud service in Japan

02/21/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has continued the international expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud service, allowing iOS users in Japan to automatically download iTunes song purchases on their devices.

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Apple's North Carolina solar, fuel cell plants will be largest of their kind

02/20/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple's solar farm in North Carolina will be a 20-megawatt, 100-acre facility that is the largest end-user-owned onsite solar array in the country. It and a previously undisclosed fuel cell installation will power a data center that is the only in its class to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

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iBookstore adds new features for publishers

02/15/2012, 04:02 pm

In a letter to participating iBookstore content creators on Wednesday, Apple outlined new additions and features to the eBook publishing section of iTunes Connect, where authors submit their work to be distributed via iTunes.

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Apple gets more new apps than Android, widens app gap

02/14/2012, 06:02 pm

Fresh data released on Tuesday suggests that the number of new apps entering the Apple App Store outpace those from the competing Google Market three to one, with developers leaning toward iOS partly because of Android's platform fragmentation.

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