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Topic: iTunes

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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Apple donates $1M to Kerala flood relief efforts

08/26/2018, 01:08 am

After opening iTunes' donation mechanism earlier this week to help victims of the Kerala floods in India, Apple on Saturday pledged 70,000,000 Indian Rupees (about $1 million) to support Mercy Corps efforts in the region.

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Apple opens up iTunes & App Store donations for flooding in Kerala, India

08/22/2018, 02:08 pm

Visitors to the iTunes Store and App Store are on Wednesday being greeting by banners asking for donations to help flooding victims in Kerala, India.

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How to get started with Apple Music, and squeeze much more out of your subscription

08/16/2018, 02:08 pm

Don't keep listening to the same songs, take a deep dive into the service's immense range of music. Then cope with its confusing system and download tracks to listen on the go. AppleInsider turns up the volume.

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Apple explains decision to keep 'Infowars' app on App Store

08/08/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed a decision to leave conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars app available for download in the iOS App Store following the removal of his podcast content from other digital platforms including iTunes and Podcasts, saying the app has not violated company guidelines.

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Tim Cook, Eddy Cue made conscious decision to drop Alex Jones podcasts but leave app alone

08/07/2018, 12:08 pm

The decision by Apple to ban content from the controversial conspiracy theorist came straight from Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, leading other tech giants to follow suit.

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Apple drops Alex Jones podcasts from iTunes, Apple Podcasts

08/06/2018, 12:08 am

Following a public backlash against tech platforms that carry notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' content, Apple has dropped five of the six podcasts produced by the personality's Infowars.

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Series of fraudulent iTunes charges reported in Singapore

07/22/2018, 03:07 pm

Dozens of iTunes users in the Southeast Asian country report that they have lost hundreds of dollars due to charges recorded to their accounts for purchases they did not make.

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Netflix and HBO's uncertainty may give Apple a content opening

07/18/2018, 10:07 am

Netflix had a bad quarter, and HBO is staring down big philosophical production changes under its new ownership. The pair may create the perfect storm that Apple needs for its upcoming content push.

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Jason Momoa takes lead role in Apple's 'See' original series, report says

07/10/2018, 07:07 pm

Jason Momoa, best known for his work on "Game of Thrones," has landed the lead role in Apple's upcoming original series "See," according to a report on Tuesday.

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Apple cutting off payment source changes for older versions of iOS, macOS & Apple TV

06/28/2018, 09:06 am

Beginning June 30, people using some older versions of iOS, macOS, and the pre-tvOS Apple TV operating system will be unable to change their payment sources for iTunes and the App Store without updating to newer software.

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What movie studio consolidation means for Apple's media ambitions

06/14/2018, 04:06 pm

With AT&T's Time Warner purchase approved and Disney and Comcast bidding for Fox, a wave is underway of movie studios changing hands. And Apple might get in on the game too.

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Apple looking beyond just TV with push for animated feature film

06/14/2018, 03:06 pm

In a break from its other original video efforts, Apple is reportedly angling for the rights to an animated feature film, which could be seen in theaters.

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