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Apple reverses iTunes Store changes to become more indie-label friendly

03/04/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple has reversed course on some recent changes at the iTunes Store in order to make the shop more palatable to independent record labels, which voiced concerns that new algorithms would promote mainstream musicians at the expense of lesser-known acts.

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Jury orders Apple to pay $533M for infringing gaming patents

02/25/2015, 12:02 am

A U.S. federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million in damages on Tuesday after it found the company's iTunes digital media purchasing and distribution system in infringement of three patents held by licensing firm Smartflash.

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Apple, AOL ending iTunes login partnership, users must migrate to Apple ID by March 31

02/23/2015, 02:02 pm

The long-standing partnership that allowed AOL members to login to iTunes with their AOL credentials will come to an end at the end of next month, meaning those consumers still taking advantage of that ability will need to migrate to an Apple ID or lose access to iTunes, the App Store, and the iBookstore.

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Grammy-nominated DJ Zane Lowe leaving flagship BBC Radio show, joining Apple

02/14/2015, 09:02 pm

One of BBC Radio's most popular music personalities is set to leave the historic British broadcaster in March, and will reportedly move across the pond to take a still-unknown position at Apple.

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Beats Music integration only part of the story as Apple wants to 'be the music business'

02/13/2015, 01:02 pm

Apple's ambitions in the music industry go beyond competing with the likes of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, signaling that the acquisition of the Beats Music subscription service is just a part of the company's plans to overhaul iTunes.

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How to move your Mac's iTunes Library onto an external drive

02/03/2015, 12:02 pm

When trying to free up drive space on your Mac, one of the first things you can do is move the iTunes Library to a portable hard drive. Here's a detailed guide on how to back up your music, movies and more to reclaim your hard drive.

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Apple adds Notification Center widget, enhances syncing performance in iTunes 12.1 update

01/29/2015, 07:01 pm

Apple on Thursday released iTunes 12.1, an update to its venerable media organization and synchronization app that brings a new OS X Notification Center control widget and fixes performance issues during syncing.

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Sony to shutter iTunes & Beats Music competitor Music Unlimited, partner with Spotify

01/28/2015, 04:01 pm

Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sony has conceded defeat in the digital music market, announcing on Wednesday that it will close its cross-platform Music Unlimited service at the end of March and refer customers to another iTunes & Beats Music competitor, Spotify.

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Apple brings back complimentary iTunes content with new 'Free on iTunes' section

01/26/2015, 09:01 am

Consumers who lamented the cancellation of Apple's long-running "Single of the Week" program can once again fill their digital entertainment centers at Apple's expense, as the company has added a new "Free on iTunes" section with musical tracks and television episodes.

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Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week' iTunes promotion - report

01/13/2015, 12:01 pm

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

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Apple to raise App Store prices in EU and Canada, 'change' Russian fees

01/07/2015, 06:01 pm

In a note sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple announced an imminent prices increase for Canada, Norway and all countries in the European Union, as well as an undisclosed change in app cost for Russian customers.

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US government sanctions North Korea for Sony hack as 'The Interview' reigns atop iTunes charts

01/02/2015, 03:01 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday, placing new sanctions against North Korea related to its government's believed involvement in an act of cyberterrorism that targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Digital music sales dropped 9% in 2014 while streaming surged 54%

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple's acquisition of streaming service Beats Music looms large over the latest music sales data, showing once again that the industry is trending away from sales of digital songs and albums.

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Apple codifies 14-day refund policy for iTunes purchases in the EU

12/29/2014, 10:12 am

European consumers now have two weeks within which to request a refund for most content purchased from the iTunes Store, according to recently-updated Apple support documentation, unifying the company's return policies for both physical and digital goods.

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'The Interview' lands on iTunes as Sony's best-selling online movie ever

12/28/2014, 09:12 pm

Apple has agreed to start streaming and download sales of Sony Pictures' controversial comedy "The Interview" starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, making the straight-to-online film available to iTunes customers in the U.S. and Canada.

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Apple not offering '12 Days of Gifts' promotion for first time in six years

12/27/2014, 07:12 pm

Since 2008, Apple has given away songs, apps, movies and other digital goodies as part of a holiday tradition dubbed the "12 Days of Christmas," or "12 Days of Gifts" for U.S. users, but this year the company has apparently opted to call off the promotion.

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How to listen to your favorite podcasts over the holidays

12/25/2014, 04:12 am

Holiday season is coming to a close and those days off will be a great time to catch up on your favorite podcasts. Here are some of the best podcast apps available for Apple's iOS.

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Sony renting 'The Interview' for $6 on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox & Crackle, but not iTunes

12/24/2014, 11:12 am

Though Sony apparently held talks with Apple about debuting the film "The Interview" on iTunes, the movie is instead now available for rent on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Live and Sony's own Crackle service for $5.99, while viewers can purchase the movie for $14.99.

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Sony wanted 'The Interview' on iTunes for Christmas, but Apple rejected fast timetable

12/24/2014, 08:12 am

In attempt to make its controversial film "The Interview" available to view on Christmas Day, Sony Pictures reportedly pursued a deal with Apple that was brokered by the White House itself, but the timetable to place it on iTunes was apparently too aggressive.

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Apple launches iTunes Tumblr page as part of social media push

12/22/2014, 06:12 pm

Apple on Monday took its social media presence to a new level by launching a new Tumblr page dedicated to iTunes, which currently contains pictures, video and GIFs focusing on the "Best of 2014."

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