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Topic: iTunes

Briefly: Mac OS X 10.6.8 build; Spotify nears US launch; iTunes video market share

06/17/2011, 01:06 am

Apple has issued a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.8, and European music streaming service Spotify is finalizing deals for a U.S. launch. Also, a new study found that iTunes' share of the online video market is 9.8 percent, compared to Netflix's 24.5 percent.

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Apple kicks off back-to-school promo: Buy a Mac, get a $100 App Store gift card

06/16/2011, 07:06 am

As expected, Apple on Thursday began its annual back-to-school sale, offering students a $100 Mac App Store gift card along with the purchase of a qualifying Mac.

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Apple's Back to School' Promo starts tomorrow, offers $100 iTunes Gift Card

06/15/2011, 06:06 pm

Apple's annual back to school promotion for college bound Mac buyers begins tomorrow, offering a $100 iTunes Store gift card rather than bundling a free iPod as it has in previous years.

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Apple's iTunes Store, App Store now cost roughly $1.3 billion a year to operate

06/13/2011, 08:06 pm

The costs associated with maintaining the iTunes Store and App Store have grown to more than $1.3 billion a year, according to one estimate.

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iCloud to address other half of iPhones never backed up via iTunes

06/13/2011, 06:06 pm

Apple's new iCloud offering will not only offer iPhone users an experience untethered from iTunes, but will also be a timesaver for the company's retail store employees dealing with customers who have never synced or backed up their devices.

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iCloud Communications files lawsuit against Apple over alleged trademark infringement

06/10/2011, 09:06 pm

iCloud Communications has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging the company has infringed on its trademark and calling for an injunction that would block Apple from launching or promoting the iCloud service.

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Briefly: iTunes in the Cloud held up in UK; iPhone in space; Android messaging

06/10/2011, 02:06 am

The music portion of Apple's new iCloud has reportedly been delayed in the U.K. as the company negotiates with rights holders. Meanwhile, the iPhone is going to sent into space for to for a series of diagnostic experiments. Also, a new report claims Google is working on a rival messaging service to the recently announced iMessage feature in iOS 5.

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iTunes in the Cloud allows re-downloading of apps Apple removed from App Store

06/09/2011, 04:06 pm

With the new iTunes in the Cloud service, users can re-download all applications that were once purchased, including software that is no longer publicly available on the App Store.

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Apple silently issues iTunes 10.3.1 update with no new details

06/08/2011, 08:06 am

Apple this week quickly issued an update for its new iTunes in the Cloud beta, with version 10.3.1 of the media software issued over Software Update with no additional accompanying information.

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Existing MobileMe subscriptions extended, service ends June 2012

06/06/2011, 08:06 pm

On the heels of the unveiling of the new iCloud service, Apple has indicated that current MobileMe subscribers will receive a free extension until June 30, 2012, at which point the service will be shuttered.

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First taste of Apple's iCloud available with iTunes 10.3, iOS App Store [ux2]

06/06/2011, 03:06 pm

Just moments after Apple announced its new iCloud service, the company's iOS App Store and iTunes Store were dynamically updated with a new "Purchased" tab for re-downloading software and content, and iTunes 10.3 was released for Mac and PC.

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Apple announces iTunes Match music service for $24.99 per year

06/06/2011, 02:06 pm

Apple's new iTunes Match service will scan a user's library of songs, including those ripped from their own CDs, and match the songs up with the library of 18 million songs available through iTunes for $24.99 per year.

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Rumor: Think of Apple's iCloud as 'the new iTunes'

06/05/2011, 09:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming cloud-based service could replace iTunes' syncing functionality, according to an unverified report.

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iTunes leak suggests Automatic Download option coming to iOS 5

06/04/2011, 12:06 am

Hints at an upcoming Automatic Download feature for iOS apps have emerged in iTunes, according to a new report.

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iCloud record label deals may cost Apple $150 million

06/03/2011, 07:06 am

In order to get the major record labels onboard with its forthcoming iCloud service, Apple could fork over as much as $150 million in "advanced payments."

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Apple's iCloud free at first, then $25 a year, sources say

06/02/2011, 08:06 pm

Music industry insiders allege that Apple's forthcoming iCloud service will have an initial free period for iTunes Music Store customers, but the company plans to eventually charge a $25 a year subscription fee.

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Apple adds Universal as iCloud licensing partner

06/02/2011, 04:06 pm

Apple has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, incorporating all four of the major record companies into its iTunes iCloud music plans.

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iCloud preannouncement leads Wall Street to expect big things from Apple at WWDC

06/01/2011, 08:06 am

After Apple tipped its hand on Tuesday and revealed it will unveil its new iCloud service next week, Wall Street analysts believe the company has set the stage for a strong software-focused Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Apple's iCloud may offer remote storage of movies, TV shows at launch

05/31/2011, 03:05 pm

In addition to agreements with music labels, Apple is also said to be pursuing licensing deals with movie and TV studios that would allow users to remotely store and stream copyrighted video content via the forthcoming iCloud service.

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Apple's iCloud music service to scan, mirror iTunes libraries

05/26/2011, 08:05 pm

Sources allege that the much-rumored streaming music service from Apple will scan users' iTunes libraries and mirror them in the cloud, but it reportedly won't be free.

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