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Apple aims to debut TV slate in 2019, sans any HBO-style risque content

10/25/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple is reportedly aiming to have a "small slate" of TV shows ready to debut in 2019, but with sanitized content devoid of the violence, profanity, and/or nudity allowed on networks like HBO and Showtime.


Apple hires Jay Hunt to serve as European creative director for original video

10/25/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple has reportedly picked the former chief creative officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, as its new creative director for European video, further signalling that it intends to spend some of its $1 billion programming warchest overseas.


Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Sam Smith documentary, to stream live concert on Nov. 3

10/24/2017, 06:10 pm

Apple Music continues to rack up exclusive music-related video content, the latest being the short film "On the Record: Sam Smith -- The Thrill of it All," set to debut on the streaming service on Nov. 3.


How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/20/2017, 08:10 pm

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu's Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider shows you how it's done.


Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary "Give Me Future"

10/19/2017, 05:10 pm

In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Cuba in 88 years, marking an easing of political tension between the world power and the small island republic. That same month, electronic music group Major Lazer self funded the first major Cuban-American concert in Havana, an event that drew nearly half a million attendees.


Tip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

10/16/2017, 12:10 pm

The expansion of Movies Anywhere to new studios and services has, in a roundabout way, enabled a new capability: You can now scan physical DVDs and Blu-rays that you own, and for a small fee convert them into authentic, legitimate iTunes Store purchases. AppleInsider explains how to do it.


Revamped 'Movies Anywhere' service adds four studios, makes cross-platform viewing easy

10/12/2017, 01:10 am

Disney on Wednesday launched Movies Anywhere, an all-in-one movie viewing service that lets users watch purchased content from five major Hollywood studios on a variety of platforms, from iTunes to Google Play.


Apple looking to lease 85K square foot facility in LA for original video content

10/11/2017, 01:10 pm

Real estate sources claim that Apple is looking for a home to produce original programming in Los Angeles -- and may have found it in a massive La Cienega Expo facility currently under development.


How to fix AirPlay streaming crashing on Denon, Marantz, Sony stereo receivers

10/10/2017, 03:10 pm

AirPlay is great, but problematic if it stops working -- because it doesn't generally toss any user-decipherable errors. If your stereo gear crashes while playing some tracks from your iTunes library, here's how you can probably fix it.


Apple signs deal to reboot Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' anthology series

10/10/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Amblin Television and NBCUniversal to revive "Amazing Stories," an anthology series created by Steven Spielberg that ran for two seasons in the 1980s.


Apple Music to stream Niall Horan making-of featurette on Oct. 20

10/10/2017, 10:10 am

A short documentary about the making of One Direction member Niall Horan's first solo album, "Flicker," will start streaming on Apple Music Oct. 20, the same day as the album's launch.


Apple cancels Elvis Presley biopic series amid Weinstein scandal

10/09/2017, 06:10 pm

Apple has reportedly terminated an Elvis Presley biopic series produced by The Weinstein Company, and slated to debut on Apple Music, after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against TWC founder Harvey Weinstein.


Unsupported iTunes 12.6.3 enterprise version allows for app management, installation

10/09/2017, 08:10 am

About two weeks after Apple released iTunes 12.7, it made a "legacy" version of iTunes available for enterprise customers that retained app management and installation -- but it is an unsupported configuration.


App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & other services hit by ongoing network issues [u]

10/06/2017, 09:10 am

A host of public- and developer-facing Apple online services -- including flagships like the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and the Mac App Store -- were encountering unspecified difficulties, according to the company's system status trackers.


'Carpool Karaoke' episode with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington to air on Facebook next week

10/05/2017, 06:10 pm

Earlier this year, rock band Linkin Park shot an episode of Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" due to debut on Apple Music, though a release date was postponed indefinitely after the unexpected death of lead singer Chester Bennington. On Thursday, the band announced the installment will air next week.


Apple posts trailer for 'Bang! The Bert Berns Story,' coming to Apple Music Oct. 24

10/05/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released a trailer for "Bang! The Bert Berns Story," a documentary streamingly exclusively on Apple Music starting Oct. 24.


Apple Music breaks through to 30 million subscribers

09/28/2017, 11:09 am

Apple Music has topped 30 million paid subscribers, Apple confirmed on Thursday, supplying background for an interview with executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson, and Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe.


Apple's video execs hunting for 'big, smart, splashy dramas,' taking pitches from agencies

09/27/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple executives are focused on finding "big, smart, splashy dramas" for the company's original video programming, and are both seeing and delivering numerous pitches, according to one report.


Amazon slashes 4K video prices in apparent reaction to iTunes 4K deals

09/25/2017, 03:09 pm

Amazon has dramatically reduced the costs of 4K movies on Amazon Video, undercutting prices at Apple's iTunes for streaming on the Apple TV 4K.


Apple extends iTunes movie rental viewing window to 48 hours

09/22/2017, 05:09 pm

To coincide with the launch of Apple TV 4K and iPhone 8 series, Apple on Friday updated its website with new information regarding movie rentals, saying viewers now have up to 48 hours to complete their rented titles after first pressing play.