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Musician Jimmy Destri about iTunes, Spotify, Facebook, and Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is off, and Jimmy Destri of the band Blondie joins Victor to talk about iTunes, Facebook's responsibility, Apple News, Apple Car, and Steve Jobs stories.

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macOS 10.15's Music app should retain core iTunes features

05/09/2019, 01:05 pm

While Apple is expected to split iTunes into several apps in macOS 10.15, due sometime this fall, the new Music app will reportedly keep most of iTunes's associated functions.

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Apple offering 10% bonus for adding credit to Apple ID

05/07/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple is giving its users an opportunity to earn some bonus credit on the Apple ID to spend on Apple's products and services, by offering 10% extra on top of any additions to an account up to the value of $200 before May 10.

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Apple opens dedicated 'Apple TV' YouTube channel, teasing Apple TV+ & iTunes content

04/23/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple has silently begun a new YouTube channel, "Apple TV," apparently laying the groundwork for this fall's Apple TV+ launch.

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Apple Podcasts Preview redesigned with support for web playback, episode details, more

04/10/2019, 06:04 pm

Apple this week pushed out a major revamp to the Apple Podcasts Preview webpage, providing users a refreshed design, the ability to play episodes directly in a web browser, granular episode details and more.

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macOS 10.15's standalone Music, Podcasts & TV app details & icons revealed

04/10/2019, 10:04 am

A report on Wednesday reinforced evidence that the next major version of macOS will have standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, also giving a glimpse at new icons.

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Apple Music's 'Browse' tab refreshed with new look, wider playlist selections

03/22/2019, 08:03 am

Apple has tweaked the "Browse" tab of Apple Music on iTunes and iOS, providing users easy access to the "Daily Top 100" playlists.

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Maxell sues Apple over navigation, camera & data tech patents

03/15/2019, 04:03 pm

Long-time magnetic storage and electronics maker Maxell on Friday launched a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of violating 10 U.S. patents, some of them inherited from Hitachi.

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Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

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Pirated 4K 'Aquaman' rip suggests iTunes 4K movie DRM has been broken

03/07/2019, 02:03 pm

The appearance of a pirated 4K-resolution version of the movie "Aquaman" on torrent sites is suspected to have been acquired from the iTunes store, which if true is a sign that someone has found a way around Apple's copyright protection measures.

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Apple's new podcast metadata rules ban episode numbers, threaten removal [u: episode numbers permitted]

02/28/2019, 08:02 am

Apple has contacted the makers of podcasts hosted on iTunes and details how they should write the metadata that details the show, episode and so on, with the biggest changes forbidding podcast show names in titles as well as banning episode numbers.

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iOS 11 users unable to reach App Store, Apple Music, or iTunes

02/01/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed that some people are encountering problems reaching the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes if they're using an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11.

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New 'CookieMiner' malware aims to steal cryptocurrency logins from Mac owners

01/31/2019, 10:01 am

Newly-discovered Mac malware is geared toward stealing browser cookies for cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase and Bittrex, security researchers say.

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Ultraviolet video streaming service shutting down on July 31

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

Digital movie locker service Ultraviolet has warned it will be shutting down on July 31, with the rise of the competing Movies Anywhere and other movie storage options thought to have prompted the shutdown of the service.

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Apple tapped as contender for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot studio

01/17/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple appears to be one of the companies vying to pick up Bad Robot, the production studio founded by Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost director J.J. Abrams.

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No, Apple's licensing of iTunes & AirPlay 2 isn't a 'strategy reversal' in any way

01/11/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple stole the limelight at CES without even appearing as an exhibitor, thanks to a series of announcements from Samsung and a series of other television makers incorporating Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming in their products, including LG, Sony and Vizio. This news was cynically portrayed as a "strategy reversal" and a new effort at "copying Microsoft" by the Wall Street Journal -- and out here in the real world, it is nothing of the sort.

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Exclusive Rami Malek "Bohemian Rhapsody" feature available in iTunes store

01/11/2019, 10:01 am

Apple is providing fans of the rock group Queen a look behind the scenes of the popular biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," with an exclusive premiere video in iTunes showing how actor Rami Malek transformed into the band's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.

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Lady Gaga removes track featuring R. Kelly from Apple Music and iTunes amid sexual assault allegations

01/10/2019, 08:01 pm

In what appears to be a response to a host of sexual assault allegations against hip-hop star R. Kelly, Lady Gaga this week pulled a collaborative track with the artist from Apple's content distribution services.

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Apple begins collecting iTunes and Apple Music sales tax in Canada

01/07/2019, 07:01 pm

Apple on Monday announced a change in billing policy that will require Canadian users to pay taxes on TV, movie, music and audiobook purchases, bringing the tech giant in line with recently adopted tax laws.

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iTunes & AirPlay 2 coming to Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart Televisions [u]

01/06/2019, 01:01 pm

In a radical departure from Apple's normal exclusivity, some of Samsung's 2018 and 2019 Smart TV models will soon get an app enabling access to iTunes movies and TV shows, and AirPlay 2 compatibility to boot. [Updated with news on other brands]

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