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Topic: iTunes

Netflix kills in-app subscription option for iPhone & iPad users

12/28/2018, 04:12 pm

Joining some other prominent companies, video streaming service Netflix is no longer allowing new customers to subscribe via iTunes -- that is, by way of an in-app purchase on their iPhone or iPad.

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MacBook Pro keyboards, Nikon cameras, and iMac Pro service - the stories that we liked the most in 2018

12/26/2018, 09:12 am

Every venue in the history of publication has pieces that they like a lot -- but never got as much traction as they thought it would. To celebrate the end of the year, AppleInsider staff got together to discuss not what you guys clicked on the most, but the editorial and feature pieces that we liked best in 2018.

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Tips: How to load content and get your iPhone ready for travel for the holidays

12/24/2018, 09:12 am

You're only going away for Christmas, it's not completely as if you're going into battle. Take a few steps now to make sure that you're going to be able to keep working with your hardware if you need to -- and will have some entertainment to enjoy if you don't.

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If you're funding an Apple ID through Christmas Eve, here's how to get a 10 percent bonus

12/21/2018, 12:12 pm

A program where Apple was giving a 10 percent bonus on adding funds to an Apple ID account has not just been extended through Christmas Eve, but has been opened to more countries as well.

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Apple's streaming video service casting director is Sony exec Tamara Hunter

12/12/2018, 01:12 pm

After what has been called an "extensive search," Apple has brought on Sony Pictures' Tamara Hunter to lead Apple's casting efforts for its video streaming service.

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Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/07/2018, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.

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Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

12/04/2018, 02:12 am

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

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Apple lays out 2018's holiday downtime for App Store submissions

11/27/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced its traditional holiday downtime for new App Store submissions, this year scheduled for between Dec. 23 and 27 Pacific time.

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Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

11/15/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.

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Overeager Chinese music fans spark iTunes and Billboard chart manipulation fears

11/09/2018, 11:11 am

Music from Chinese-Canadian artist Kris Wu sold on iTunes will not count towards its ranking in charts compiled by Billboard and Nielsen, after allegations the sales were made by users in China rather than within the United States.

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Apple probing sudden declines of up to 40 percent in reported podcast listeners

11/08/2018, 08:11 am

Apple says it's "investigating" an issue with its podcast data showing sharp and unexpected declines in listenership -- but with no corresponding drop in actual listeners.

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Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

10/22/2018, 09:10 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

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Apple seemingly aware of alleged 'Top Podcasts' chart manipulation

10/09/2018, 10:10 pm

Last weekend, the upper echelons of Apple's "Top Podcasts" charts in the Podcasts app and iTunes were overrun with obscure titles that seemingly didn't belong, prompting some industry watchers to assume the vital distribution platform was being manipulated.

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Apple now blocks iOS app backups, but you can do something about it

10/03/2018, 01:10 pm

If it hasn't happened to you already, then some day you're going to lose an iOS app that's been taken off the app store, and Apple's choices along the way may stop you from getting it back. Maybe we'll someday have to learn to live with it but for now, AppleInsider shows what you can do.

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iTunes that can manage apps updated, but incompatible with macOS Mojave

10/03/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has updated a new forked version of iTunes for organizations that still need desktop-based app installation, but adoption may be limited, since the software doesn't work with macOS Mojave.

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Why did Apple spend $400M to acquire Shazam?

09/25/2018, 12:09 pm

Rumors that Apple was seeking to acquire UK firm Shazam Entertainment Ltd. first floated back in December. Following an EU approval process, Apple officially announced it had finalized the purchase on Monday, ostensibly to "provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music." That appears to be a major understatement.

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Apple responds to viral tweet over disappearing iTunes movies

09/16/2018, 07:09 pm

Apple over the weekend responded to a viral tweet claiming it had removed purchased movies from a user's iTunes account with their consent, allegations that kicked spurred a flood of commentary regarding digital media rights.

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Getting started with playing your own music in iTunes on the Mac

09/11/2018, 02:09 pm

If Apple won't chop iTunes up into separate apps, we will. AppleInsider takes each element of iTunes and shows you how to get the best out of it. First up: simply playing your own music collection.

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Apple makes first feature film buys in 'The Elephant Queen,' animated movie 'Wolfwalkers'

09/09/2018, 06:09 am

Documentary narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor was screened at Toronto International Film Festival and joins animated movie Wolfwalkers as Apple's first feature-length acquisitions for its forthcoming video slate.

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Apple's failed Ping showed how hard it is to create a music service

09/01/2018, 12:09 am

Back in 2010, Apple was riding high on the iPod and iTunes Music Store but it was missing out on social media. Enter Ping, a music-based network that faltered from the start and was dropped two years later. AppleInsider looks at what went wrong -- and also what few aspects went right.

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