Tag: iTunes

Apple Says iTunes Will Stay Alive ... On Windows

iTunes is about to be broken into three separate apps on the macOS when Catalina rolls out. On the other hand, it's going to remain intact as a single app on the Windows platform, according to Apple.

Apple June 5, 2019

Rumors Of Apple Killing iTunes Just Got More Real

Apple has started emptying out its social media pages for iTunes. At the time of writing, the Instagram and Facebook pages of the service have already been wiped.

Apple June 2, 2019

It Appears Apple Is Really Killing iTunes, Marking The End Of An Era

All signs point to Apple finally pulling the plug on iTunes at WWDC 2019. In place of it will be a standalone Music app, which is said to retain many features iTunes currently offers.

Apple June 1, 2019

Apple Users Can Now Use Apple Pay For iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud Purchases

Apple Pay just got a lot more useful. Now, Apple users can link it up to pay for iTunes purchases, their Apple Music or iCloud subscription, and more.

Apple May 15, 2019

If You Hate iTunes, Expect To Be Disappointed At Apple’s Rumored Standalone Music App For macOS

Apple’s rumored standalone Music app might not be as trimmed-down as initially anticipated. It appears it’ll basically be iTunes, just with a handful of features removed.

Apple May 10, 2019

You Don’t Need iTunes To Listen To Apple Podcasts Anymore

No need for iTunes just to listen to your favorite shows on Apple Podcasts. Now, you can just go to the web, pick an episode, and hit play.

Apple April 11, 2019

Apple Might Be Separating Apple Music, Podcasts, And More From iTunes App

Standalone versions of Apple Music, Podcasts, and more might be released for macOS, according to a noted developer. They’re apparently part of Apple’s Project Marzipan iOS-to-macOS initiative.

Apps/Software April 6, 2019

Apple Is Giving 10 Percent Bonus When You Load Money To Your Account For App Store, iTunes Purchases

Apple is offering App Store and iTunes users a 10 percent bonus when they load up funds to their Apple ID accounts. The promo is available to all U.S. users from Mar. 10 to Mar. 14.

Apple March 11, 2019

Why New TVs At CES 2019 Are Suddenly Announcing Apple AirPlay 2, HomeKit, And iTunes Support

It’s pretty uncharacteristic of Apple to allow HomeKit, AirPlay 2, and iTunes to run on rival manufacturers’ devices. But there’s one simple reason it’s doing it.

CES 2019 January 9, 2019

Apple iTunes Will Soon Be Available On Samsung TVs

Samsung TV models from 2018 and 2019 are going to have a dedicated iTunes app that will enable users to access their content and purchase from the Store. AirPlay 2 will also be available to select countries as well.

Apple January 6, 2019

Netflix Wants To Avoid Paying Apple For iOS App Subscription Payments

Netflix is testing a new method for iOS app users to pay for their subscriptions. Instead of in-app purchases, users are being directed to the streaming service's mobile website, bypassing iTunes.

Apps/Software August 22, 2018

Apple Might Introduce A Subscription Bundle For Its Upcoming Original Programming, Apple Music, And iCloud Storage

Company insiders suggested that Apple has plans to rework its subscription service. The new option is expected to include access to, exclusive TV shows, music, and even iCloud storage.

Apple July 3, 2018

Pandora Rolls Out $15 Premium Family Plan: Here Are The Details

Music streaming service Pandora revealed a new $15 service for up to six subscribers. The Premium Family plan takes all of the benefits of its regular Premium subscription and delivers the same advantages for all six members for a smaller monthly fee.

Apps/Software May 29, 2018

iTunes Is Finally Available In The Microsoft Store

After a one-year waiting period, Apple’s iTunes app has appeared in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft originally announced that the media player and store would be coming to Windows 10 computers in 2017.

Apple April 27, 2018

Apple Will Stop Accepting iTunes LP Album Formats: What Are They Again?

Apple is going to phase out iTunes LP, its format for interactive content that comes bundled with albums. Exactly why Apple has chosen to go this route remains unclear.

Apps/Software March 7, 2018

iTunes Not Coming To The Microsoft Store Yet: Sorry, Windows 10 S Users

Apple has delayed the release of iTunes to Windows 10 S. Release date was rescheduled, as more time is needed to finalize the optimal version of the app.

Apps/Software December 16, 2017

Apple Names App Of The Year, Game Of The Year For iPhone and iPad: Here Are The Winners For 2017

Apple awarded this year's App of the Year and Game of the Year for iPhones and iPads. The most popular apps and games on the App Store and content on Apple Music and iTunes for 2017 have also been revealed.

Apple December 8, 2017

iPhone Owners Are Paying $0.99 For A Blank 10-Minute Song: Why Is It So Popular On Apple iTunes?

A blank 10-minute track 'A a a a a Very Good Song' is climbing up the iTunes charts. Why are iPhone owners paying $0.99 for the so-called song?

Apple August 10, 2017

iTunes 12.6 Introduces New ‘Watch Anywhere’ Feature For Easier Movie Rental Playback Across Devices

Apple has now made it easier for users to watch movie rentals in iTunes across devices. Starting with iTunes 12.6, users can now finish a rental on a separate iDevice even if the film wasn’t rented using it.

Apps/Software March 22, 2017

Where To Stream The 2017 Oscar Award-Winning Movies: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ And More

Big winning movies at the 89th Academy Awards like ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘Fences’ are available to rent and download. Here’s where to find them.

Movies/TV Shows February 27, 2017

iTunes Update Brings Minor Performance Improvements To Mac And Windows

Apple has pushed out an update with minor bug fixes alongside performance improvements for iTunes on both the Mac and Windows platforms. iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1 updates were also released along with the iTunes update.

Apps/Software January 24, 2017

Apple Music Gets Star Ratings Again Thanks To iOS 10.2 Beta

The iOS 10.2 beta build has now been unleashed into the wild. One of its most notable features involves the return of the star rating system for Apple Music, which was lost when iOS 10 rolled out.

Apple November 2, 2016

iPhone, iPad And Mac Sales Are All Down In Q4: Services The Lone Bright Spot For Apple

Apple reported lower sales figures for the iPhone, iPad and Mac in the fourth quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. Apple's Services, which includes Apple Pay, Apple Music, the App Store and iTunes, provides a bright spot for the company.

Apple October 26, 2016

iPod Now 15 Years Old: Here's A Look At The History Of Apple's Iconic MP3 Player

Apple's original iPod released in 2001 is now 15 years old. Over the years, the music player has gone through notable developments that have turned it into the main music player of choice of the masses.

Gadgets October 24, 2016

Dash Dev Responds To Apple's Ban, Explains His Side Of The Story With Evidence Of Innocence

Dash developer Bogdan Popescu reveals new evidence that could possibly disprove Apple's allegation that he engaged in App Store review manipulation. The app is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager that used to be available in both the Mac and iTunes stores.

Apple October 11, 2016

Apple Removes Dash From App Store, Says It's Because Of Review Manipulation

Apple has removed popular API documentation resource Dash from the App Store because of alleged review manipulation. Some developers and consumers are wondering whether its developer is indeed guilty of the charge.

Apple October 9, 2016

Drake's Latest Album Becomes First To Reach Record 1 Billion Streams On Apple Music

Drake's album ‘Views’ has reached a major music milestone, becoming the first to be streamed more than 1 billion times on Apple Music.

Apple September 27, 2016

Lady Gaga’s ‘Perfect Illusion’ Music Video From New ‘Joanne’ Album Release Racks Up Millions Of Views But Song Bombs On Charts [Video]

Lady Gaga has just released the video for her single ‘Perfect illusion’ from her upcoming Joanne album. The song has received mixed reaction from fans and critics, however, and hasn’t performed well on the charts compared to previous releases.

Celebrities September 23, 2016

iTunes Digital Download Sales Plummet As Streaming And Stream Ripping Surge

New data indicates that purchases of music via digital download from iTunes and other online music sellers have continued to fall. Meanwhile, use of paid streaming music services have surged, as has use of stream ripping technology.

Internet September 22, 2016

iOS 10 Update Bricked iPhones And Required iTunes For Restoration, But Apple Says It Fixed The Issue

Apple's latest iOS 10 mobile operating system rolled out on Tuesday, but a number of users experienced issues with the update bricking their devices and requiring iTunes restoration. Apple acknowledged the glitch, but said it promptly fixed it.

Apple September 13, 2016

Lady Gaga Releases New Song 'Perfect Illusion' In Advance Of Album On Spotify, Apple Music And iTunes

Lady Gaga’s new single 'Perfect Illusion' has finally been released, and can now be heard on Spotify and Apple Music as well as purchased on iTunes. The single previews Gaga’s upcoming new album, the follow-up to 2013’s 'Artpop.'

Internet September 9, 2016

Apple Music Bags New Katy Perry Exclusive As Britney Spears Bumps Justin Timberlake Off Top Of iTunes Chart

Apple Music has locked up another new exclusive in Katy Perry’s new Rio Olympics anthem 'Rise.' Perry’s song shot to No. 1 on the charts, toppling Britney Spears’ latest song 'Make Me,' which dethroned Justin Timberlake’s summer anthem 'Can’t Stop The Feeling.'

Internet July 18, 2016

Apple's iCloud, App Store And Other Online Services Now Back In Business After Widespread Outage

Apple online services ranging from iCloud to iTunes to Apple TV were unreliable for two days, but the company has now fixed the issues. Apple did not comment on the cause of the widespread outage that hit most of its services.

Apple June 3, 2016

Bandcamp Pledges To Continue Music Downloads Following Apple iTunes Store Termination

Independent music artist platform Bandcamp pledged to continue offering music downloads for purchase. The company sent an email reassuring customers in the wake of rumors that Apple is set to terminate music downloads via its iTunes store within the next two years.

Internet May 24, 2016

Apple Sends Two Senior Engineers To Customer's House To Investigate iTunes Deletion Bug

The iTunes deletion bug was first brought to light by blogger and freelance composer James Pinkstone, who lost 122 GB worth of his own music. Apple then sent two senior engineers to Pinkstone's house to take a look at the issue.

Apple May 18, 2016

Apple iTunes 12.4 Introduces Interface Tweaks: New Media Picker, New Sidebar, Simplified Menu And More

Apple has released the iTunes 12.4 update, confirming a report last week that it will make several tweaks to the app's user interface. The release of iTunes 12.4 is accompanied by OS X 10.11.5.

Apps/Software May 17, 2016

Apple Promises A Fix For iTunes Bug Responsible For Deleting Your Music Files

Apple is working to get to the bottom of an iTunes issue that is erasing users' locally stored music. Some think the deletions are by design.

Apple May 14, 2016

Apple Planning To Terminate Music Downloads Within Two Years: Report

A new report claims that Apple is planning on terminating music downloads via its iTunes online music store within the next two years. Apple, however, is denying the report and says the claims are simply not true.

Apple May 13, 2016

Apple Will Make UI Tweaks In iTunes 12.4: Easy Access Sidebar, Simpler Menus And More

iTunes 12.4 will feature several tweaks to the user interface of the media app. Among the changes is the addition of a persistent sidebar to the left of the screen, which will provide easy access to different content.

Apps/Software May 9, 2016

Apple Music Reportedly Gets Revamped: Here Are The New Changes

Reports have surfaced that Apple will debut its newly-revamped and redesigned music streaming service during WWDC 2016.

Apps/Software May 4, 2016

Is Apple Music Growth Offsetting iTunes Download Revenue Decline?

It appears as if Apple Music will offset the decline in music sales revenue the company has been experiencing due to the slowdown in iTunes music downloads. If Apple’s streaming service continues its current rapid subscriber growth, overall music sales by the company will increase in 2016.

Apple April 29, 2016

Movies And iBooks Services Shutdown In China Is Big Blow To Apple: Here's Why

China is getting tough with Apple. The iPhone never was the apple of the government's eye, but at least it had been treated better than other outsiders.

Apple April 24, 2016

You Can Now Preview Select Apple TV Apps On The Web

Apple has started to roll out web links and web previews for select fourth-generation Apple TV apps. This allows users to browse tvOS offerings on iTunes using their computers before buying the content.

Apps/Software April 21, 2016

Apple Ends iTunes Allowances Next Month, Parents Will Have To Use Family Sharing Instead

Apple will pull its iTunes Allowance next month, and instead suggests parents looking to manage money spent on mobile devices use Family Sharing.

Apps/Software April 14, 2016

Users Can Now Add iTunes Smart Playlists To Google Music With This Chrome Extension

Google Music users can now set their own auto-playlists similar to iTunes' smart playlists after downloading this Chrome extension.

Internet April 4, 2016

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