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Apple gives further explanation on iTunes split-up

At WWDC earlier this week, Apple announced that it would officially be splitting up iTunes and will instead have separate apps for its core functions, like Music, TV, Podcasts and Books. Now, Apple has given some extra clarification on how this new system will work and what exactly will happen …

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Apple retires the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Back in 2014, Apple quietly removed the iPod Classic from its store, signalling the first step in retiring the iPod range. Now three years later, Apple is back again, killing off the last two standalone music players in the iPod range- the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle. The iPod …

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Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies stores shut down in China

Apple has found itself unable to sell both ebooks and films over in China, after a government regulator took issue with the iBooks and iTunes movie stores. Right now, it is being reported that China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is behind the block on two …

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Apple to bring back iTunes home sharing with iOS 9

Apple recently launched new versions of iTunes and the Music app for iOS in order to roll out its new streaming service, Apple Music. Unfortunately though, these new updates removed Home Sharing entirely, which allowed users to share their music library across devices on the same WiFi network. There was …

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Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive behavior

Spotify is putting Apple on blast, arguing that its App Store and iTunes practices are anti-competitive. This follows reports that Apple is currently trying to push music labels in to withdrawing support for Spotify’s free ad-supported business model. We already know that the EU Commission is already investigating Apple’s currently …

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The EU is already probing Apple’s unannounced music streaming service

The European Commission is already taking a good hard look Apple’s long rumored but as of yet, unannounced, music streaming service on anti-trust grounds. Regulators are concerned that Apple could use its sheer size, influence, and relationships to push record labels to abandon rivaled streaming services, like Spotify. The Financial …

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Apple to pay $533 million for infringing patents with iTunes

Apple has been ordered to shell out $533 million to patent licensing company, Smartflash, after it was found guilty of infringing on patents with iTunes. The ruling was decided on by a federal jury in Texas, where Smartflash is based. Apple tried to argue that the Smartflash patents were invalid …

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iTunes now offers refunds in Europe

Apple has changed the iTunes refund policy making it so that Europeans can return almost any digital item bought from the store within two weeks of purchase. However, as you would expect, there are some caveats in place to avoid abuse of the system. If you open an app, or …

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Jury rules in Apple’s favor during iPod DRM anti-trust case

An eight person jury has let Apple off the hook in the iPod DRM class action lawsuit trial. The lawsuit aimed to force Apple to compensate those who bought specific iPods between 2006 and March 2009 after it was found that Apple was anti-competitively blocking and removing songs that were paid …

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Ex-iTunes engineer admits Apple tried to block rivals on iPods

Apple is facing a pretty massive class action lawsuit at the moment over accusations that the company removed songs from customer iPods if they weren’t bought from iTunes. Now an ex-iTunes engineer has testified, admitting that Apple did attempt to block music bought from competing services. Former iTunes engineer, Rod …

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Apple iPod DRM lawsuit is falling apart

The class action lawsuit launched against Apple over iPod DRM is falling apart as new evidence has come to light, showing that the two named plaintiffs did not actually buy the affected iPod models covered by the lawsuit during the relevant time frame. This case pertains to anti-trust issues, claiming …

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Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunes next year

Earlier this year, Apple acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion and ever since then, onlookers have been left to wonder what Apple’s plans for the company are. However, it looks like the company may finally put its acquisition to use by merging the Beats Music streaming service with iTunes. It …

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A man is suing Apple over unwanted IOS 7 upgrade

A man residing in Apple’s home-turf, California, has filed a lawsuit against Tim Cook. Mark Menacher is seeking the removal of the IOS 7 install file from his and his family’s IOS devices. You might be wondering how much money he wants to get out of suing Apple, after all …

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Apple open iTunes music store in 56 countries

Apple have announced today that the iTunes store is now available in 56 countries, including India, Indonesia and Russia. The iTunes package is now offered in 119 markets. The new launch means that Apple have almost doubled their audience and potential money making operation. Apple also sent out invitations yesterday …

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Apple brings 1080p video support in iTunes 10.6

Coinciding with yesterday’s launch of Apple’s third-gen iPad lineup and the new Apple TV with support for 1080p HD video, a new version of iTunes has also been released, 10.6 which rolls in 1080p support for both movies and TV shows to suit the new Apple TV device. iTunes 10.6 …

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Pete Townshend called iTunes ‘digital vampire’

Pete Townshend isn’t too happy with Apple’s iTunes and has called it a ‘digital vampire’, claiming that it profits from music without supporting the artists who create it. Townshend has said that the internet has destroyed established copyright protections and that iTunes should offer some services that used to be …

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50,000 iTunes accounts on sale in China

A major chinese website is selling thousands of stolen iTunes accounts. 50,000 accounts are linked to stolen credit cards, listed on auction site TaoBao, the countries equivalent of eBay. Buyers of the accounts are offered temporary access with unlimited downloads from the service for a price of only 1 yuan …

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Wikileaks app banned on Apple store: next on hack hitlist?

Apple are living dangerously, by recently banning the Wikileaks application from their store. Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ are currently targeting any company who are cutting support from Wikileaks, and we would expect Apple to be next on their hitlist. Apple have banned the iPhone and iPad application designed to give people …

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BPI claim that 1.2 billion songs were stolen in 2010

The BPI is painting a rather damning picture of the music download scene in 2010, claiming that 1.2 billion songs were illegally downloaded in 2010, costing the music industry £984 million. On the BPI site they say: “In 2010, illegal music downloading continues to rise in the UK.  The number …

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iTunes now with 90 second previews

As we reported a few weeks ago, Apple were due to upgrade the iTunes store preview system from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. As promised this has just rolled out. The length of these song samples has been found to be key to a consumer’s decision to purchase music online. …

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Apple reject Android Magazine from App Store

Reports are circulating from Media Watch that Apple have just rejected a magazine application from Danish company MediaProvider because it featured exclusive content about the Android Operating System. The Google platform is one of Apple’s most legitimate threats in recent years, however if they have indeed banned it from the …

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Beatles sell 2,000,000 songs in a week on iTunes

The Beatles finally made their entrance into the world of online digitial music downloads last week, and latest reports show that they have sold 450,000 albums, totalling 2 million songs. Apple announced the deal with the Beatles music catalogue last week, including a digital box set that includes 13 studio …

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