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August 11, 2017
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Song meant to spoof car audio systems climbs into top 50 on Apple’s iTunes charts

A track consisting of nothing but 9 minutes and 58 seconds of silence is currently sitting at 49th place in Apple’s iTunes charts, apparently out of frustration with the way many car audio systems work. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 29, 2017
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Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon

Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting that support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon come to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

July 10, 2017
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Apple sees iTunes market share slip as competition increases from Amazon & Comcast for films

Despite its increasing focuses on Services revenue, Apple is struggling to draw users to the iTunes Store for movie purchases and rentals. According to a new in-depth report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s market share for renting and purchasing … Continue reading

May 8, 2017
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Apple clarifies iTunes affiliate changes: apps stay at 7% & in-app purchases fall to 2.5%

Apple this weekend has clarified changes to its iTunes Affiliate Program. While it was originally stated that Apple would cut affiliate rates for apps altogether from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, the company has now confirmed that its original announcement … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
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Apple’s lower iTunes Affiliate rates only apply to in-app commissions, report says

Clarifying a recently announced iTunes Affiliate Program policy change that reduces commission rates, a report on Wednesday claims the new schedule applies only to in-app links, not websites and other outlets. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 28, 2017
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iTunes U gains new annotation features, 1:1 video messaging and feedback, and media sharing between apps

iTunes U for iOS has been updated today with three new features. Annotation tools, 1:1 video feedback, and media sharing between apps are all included in version 3.5 released today: more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

February 23, 2017
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Apple’s classic iTunes Remote app updated with 2FA support for Home Sharing

Apple has updated its classic iTunes Remote app for iOS with two-factor authentication support when signing in to Home Sharing. This lets you use stronger security on your Apple ID and iCloud account and makes iTunes Remote prompt you for … Continue reading

September 25, 2016
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iTunes Backup Passwords ‘Much Easier’ to Crack in iOS 10, Apple Working on Fix

iOS 10 uses a new password verification mechanism for iTunes backups that makes them easier to crack, according to testing performed by Elcomsoft, a company that specializes in software designed to access iPhone data. Encrypted iTunes backups created on a … Continue reading

September 24, 2016
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Apple to Offer ‘Spoken Editions’ of Written News on iTunes

Apple is planning on turning news stories and articles from popular news sites into audio podcasts called “Spoken Editions,” reports TechCrunch. Spoken Editions will be short broadcasts that transform content from publishers into spoken word instead of written word, making … Continue reading

September 13, 2016
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Comments Off on iOS 10 update bricking iPhones and iPads for some users, requires iTunes to restore

iOS 10 update bricking iPhones and iPads for some users, requires iTunes to restore

iOS 10 has just dropped but it seems like it is not smooth sailing for everyone. We have received many reports that users are finding their iPhone and iPad devices ‘bricked’ after attempting the over-the-air iOS 10 update. To restore, affected users must then plug their devices into … Continue reading

August 25, 2016
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Apple’s iTunes ranks fourth in JD Power satisfaction survey for paid streaming video

J.D. Power on Thursday published a new customer satisfaction survey for paid video streaming services, ranking Apple’s iTunes below three major competitors. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 18, 2016
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Comments Off on Apple releases new iTunes Connect features including updated iOS app, says app review times way down

Apple releases new iTunes Connect features including updated iOS app, says app review times way down

Apple today released a new version of its iTunes Connect app for iOS during a demo of new features for the iTunes Connect developer portal at the company’s WWDC 2016 conference.  During its presentation, Apple noted that app review times “have gone … Continue reading

May 14, 2016
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Comments Off on Apple acknowledges reports of personal music files being deleted, iTunes update coming next week to hopefully fix

Apple acknowledges reports of personal music files being deleted, iTunes update coming next week to hopefully fix

Apple has officially acknowledged community reports of inadvertently deleted music, with users left with missing tracks in their libraries that may never be recovered, in a statement to iMore. The company says that it is pushing an iTunes update next week with ‘safeguards’ to pre-emptively prevent … Continue reading