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Topic: iTunes

Apple releases iTunes 10.5 with support for iOS 5 wireless syncing

10/11/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iTunes 10.5 for both Mac and PC, bringing with it support for wirelessly syncing with devices running the soon-to-be-released iOS 5.

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Movie studios to launch own cloud service as Apple readies iCloud

10/10/2011, 10:10 pm

In a move to encourage customers to buy movies rather than rent or stream, studios are planning to launch cloud-based services to compete with digital media rental outlets, like Apple's iCloud-enhanced iTunes.

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Netflix cancels plans to spin off disc mailing business as Qwikster

10/10/2011, 11:10 am

Responding to customer backlash, Netflix on Monday announced that it will no longer spin off its DVD-by-mail business as a new operation dubbed Qwikster.

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Miramax CEO says Apple a bigger threat to movie industry than piracy

10/05/2011, 06:10 pm

Apple's domination of the digital media marketplace is more of a threat to movie companies than piracy, according to Miramax CEO Mike Lang.

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Apple working to secure worldwide cloud-music rights ahead of Oct. 4

09/30/2011, 07:09 pm

Apple is far along in negotiations to obtain international cloud-music licenses from record companies and publishers, a new report claims, and may secure a deal in time to announce it at the company's iPhone event on Oct. 4.

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Known issues remain with Apple's ninth beta of iTunes 10.5

09/30/2011, 12:09 pm

Apple on Friday supplied developers with the ninth beta of iTunes 10.5, with a number of known issues remaining before the final version of the software debuts with iCloud.

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Apple launches iTunes Store in all remaining EU countries

09/29/2011, 02:09 am

Apple on Thursday launched the iTunes Store in the 12 European Union countries that had yet to gain access to it, ending an eight year wait for what has become the world's No. 1 music store.

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Netflix spins off its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster

09/19/2011, 11:09 am

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sent a letter to subscribers on Monday, admitting he "messed up" and announcing that it would spin off its DVD and Blu-ray-based mailing business as a new service dubbed "Qwikster."

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TV studios quietly adding closed-captioned episodes to iTunes Store

09/13/2011, 12:09 am

Television studios have quietly begun adding closed captioning to a small selection of the TV shows on offer in Apple's iTunes Store.

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Apple reopens iTunes Match beta to additional developers

09/10/2011, 09:09 pm

Apple has quietly opened up the beta for its iTunes Match service to a second batch of developers as the company readies it for launch this fall.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.5 beta 8 to developers along with new iWork for iOS apps

09/09/2011, 06:09 pm

Apple has made available an eighth beta release of iTunes 10.5 to developers, focusing on bug fixes and improvements. The update is available alongside a new release of iWork for iOS beta 3.

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Apple's iTunes U hits 600 million education downloads

09/08/2011, 03:09 pm

Apple's iTunes U, an initiative encouraging schools to offer print, audio and video downloads of their education programs almost entirely free to the public, has hit a new milestone of 600 million downloads.

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Apple awards new Senior VP Eddy Cue with stock bonus of 100k shares

09/02/2011, 10:09 pm

Apple has awarded Eddy Cue, the company's new senior vice president of Internet Software & Services, a promotion bonus of 100,000 restricted stock units, currently worth more than $37 million.

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Apple's iTunes Match beta doesn't technically stream music

08/30/2011, 01:08 pm

The new iTunes Match beta still downloads songs and saves them locally on a user's device, rather than providing an absolute true streaming service.

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Apple's iTunes Match beta supports streaming music playback

08/30/2011, 12:08 am

The developer preview of Apple's forthcoming iTunes Match service for iCloud contains early support for streaming music, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Apple seeds developers new iTunes 6.1 beta with iCloud iTunes Match

08/29/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple has released a new version of iTunes for developer testing of the functionality of iCloud's new iTunes Match feature for storing songs "in the cloud" for flexible access from mobile devices.

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Salesforce chief gave Steve Jobs “App Store” trademark as token of appreciation

08/26/2011, 06:08 pm

Salsesforce chief executive Marc Benioff revealed this week that he handed over his firm's “App Store” trademark to Apple as a way of thanking co-founder Steve Jobs for personal insight and support over the years.

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Email scam targets MobileMe users with iCloud upgrade bait

08/26/2011, 04:08 pm

Scammers are trying to trick Apple's existing MobileMe subscribers into providing credit card information, purportedly to migrate to the new iCloud service, in a new spam campaign that echoes previous attempts.

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AirPlay credited with winning Apple movie market share in iTunes

08/23/2011, 07:08 pm

Apple has resumed growth among online movie stores after spurt of competition blunted its market share last year, a recovery credited in part to the company's new AirTunes mobile integration feature.

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MP3tunes ruling seen as victory for cloud-based music services

08/23/2011, 01:08 am

A partial victory by defendant MP3tunes in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by major record companies may set a precedent for the legal validity of cloud-based digital music "lockers" from other companies, including Apple, Google and Amazon.

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