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Topic: iTunes

Apple launches App Store social links on Twitter, Facebook

01/24/2011, 08:01 pm

Following up on its efforts to defend the trademark "App Store," Apple has launched a Twitter account promising exclusive offers and new app discovery, similar to its existing iTunes Twitter accounts and Facebook pages.

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Apple reaches 10 billion downloads on the iOS App Store

01/22/2011, 12:01 pm

Apple on Saturday announced that its iOS App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has reached the milestone of 10 billion downloads since its launch in 2008.

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XBMC ported to A4-based Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 4, brings apps, 1080p

01/20/2011, 09:01 pm

XBMC, an open source, free software project designed to provide an extendable platform for TV set top boxes, has been ported to the new iOS based Apple TV, iPhone 4 and iPad.

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Nokia pulls the plug on its 'Ovi Unlimited' iTunes competitor

01/17/2011, 01:01 pm

Nokia is pulling the plug on its Ovi Music Unlimited service in nearly every market it serves, citing incompatibility with iPods as a key problem.

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Apple's App Store on pace to surpass total iTunes music sales by March

01/17/2011, 08:01 am

The average iOS device has seen more than 60 applications from the App Store downloaded on to it, putting Apple's digital download destination for the iPhone and iPad on pace to eclipse the iTunes Music Store this March.

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The Beatles sell 5 million songs, 1 million albums on Apple's iTunes

01/14/2011, 06:01 pm

The debut of The Beatles on iTunes has proven extremely popular, with the band selling 5 million songs and a million albums solely from Apple's digital music store.

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Apple begins countdown to 10 billion App Store downloads

01/14/2011, 11:01 am

As the App Store for iOS approaches its 10 billionth download, Apple has launched a countdown clock, and a new promotion that will give the person who downloads the 10 billionth application a $10,000 gift card.

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Hacked Apple iTunes accounts sell in China for pennies on the dollar

01/07/2011, 09:01 am

A Chinese online store is selling hacked, illegal iTunes accounts tied to active credit cards, offering $200 worth of content from Apple's service for as little as $30.

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Unique, lucrative licensing deal brought Beatles to Apple's iTunes

01/06/2011, 03:01 pm

It reportedly took a one-of-a-kind deal in which the band is directly paid royalties from song sales to bring the entire digital catalog of The Beatles to iTunes.

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Amazon, Apple, LG launch new app stores, Google Chrome Web Store dries up

01/05/2011, 03:01 pm

As Apple prepares to bring its wildly successful App Store phenomenon from iOS to the Mac, Amazon is launching its own Android app store while LG and others open TV apps stores, even as existing ones, including the Chrome Web Store, flounder.

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New Apple iTunes movie features allow script searching, scene sharing

01/03/2011, 04:01 pm

Movie studios have quietly expanded the feature set of content available on Apple's iTunes Store, allowing users to search a film's script for specific words, or select a clip and share it with others on a social networking site.

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Five years of Apple: 2005 iPod to 2010 iPod touch

12/31/2010, 05:12 pm

Over the last half decade, Apple has radically changed what $299 can buy, with major advancements in the processor power, efficiency, connectivity, size, weight and quality of its iPod music player.

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Apple's iTunes rental service believed to be 10% the size of Netflix

12/29/2010, 08:12 am

Though it is half as old as Netflix, Apple's iTunes rental service is believed to be about one-tenth the size of the competing rental service, one analyst has projected.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen re-files patent suit against Apple

12/28/2010, 10:12 pm

Multi-billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has re-filed his patent suit against Apple, Google and several other major tech companies, adding specific examples of the alleged infringement.

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Apple seeks iOS developers to expand cloud-hosted services

12/28/2010, 01:12 pm

Apple is looking to expand its iOS development team with new employees who will enhance the company's cloud-based services for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple updates iOS Remote app with AirPlay control of iTunes

12/22/2010, 02:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its Remote application for iOS devices, adding the ability to remotely stream a video from a computer's iTunes library to the new Apple TV via AirPlay.

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Sony launches streaming music service to take on Apple's iTunes

12/22/2010, 10:12 am

Sony on Wednesday launched a new streaming music subscription service which it hopes will take on Apple's iTunes by offering a different approach to digital music sales.

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Apple TV, iTunes downloads slowed by Google DNS [u]

12/20/2010, 05:12 pm

Users experiencing slow movie rental downloads via Apple TV or iTunes should make sure they're not using a centralized domain name service such as Google DNS, which can dramatically slow down media access to Content Delivery Networks.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes Music Store climbs to 66% of digital music market

12/17/2010, 12:12 am

According to new data from NPD, the iTunes Music Store gained three percent year over year, giving Apple 66 percent of the digital music market, while Amazon's strategy of daily bargains, where it sells albums for a loss, resulted in just a 2 percent gain to 13 percent.

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Apple's iTunes 10.1.1 update causing crashes instead of fixing them

12/15/2010, 09:12 pm

Some users are reporting that updating to iTunes 10.1.1, which is supposed to resolve issues that could cause it to crash, causes iTunes to crash, leaving them unable to open the application.

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