MacRumors: But as Apple now details on its iTunes Match availability page, the service actually launched in 19 new countries today, focusing on Latin America, the Baltic states, and the Netherlands. That brings the total to 37, almost doubling the … Continued
Join iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn as he helps you think like an iTunes power user so you can get the most out of your audio, video, and book collections in iTunes 10. You’ll also learn the best ways to transfer media to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
Published by Adam and Tonya Engst, and written by Kirk McElhearn. Hard to go wrong with that combination for an ebook.
Apple on Thursday posted iTunes Rewind 2011 and App Store Rewind 2011, which lists the best and top downloaded music, apps, TV shows, books, movies and podcasts of 2011. Apple’s top iPhone app of the year goes to Instagram, with … Continued
Google Music helps you spend more time listening to your collection and less time managing it. We automatically sync your entire music library—both purchases and uploads—across all your devices so you don’t have to worry about cables, file transfers or running out of storage space. We’ll keep your playlists in tact, too, so your “Chill” playlist is always your “Chill” playlist, whether you’re on your laptop, tablet or phone. You can even select the specific artists, albums and playlists you want to listen to when you’re offline.
So Google Music is called iCloud?
Apple on Tuesday released iTunes 10.5, an update widely expected prior to Wednesday’s introduction of iOS 5. iTunes 10.5 is available for download from Apple’s Web site and through the Software Update system preference. According to Apple, changes to iTunes … Continued
Music service Rhapsody on Monday announced plans to acquire Napster, most recently owned by Best Buy. Terms of the agreement were not announced, but Rhapsody indicated that Best Buy gets a minority stake in Rhapsody after the deal is done. … Continued
Threatpost: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said on Tuesday that her office would be inquiring into long-standing complaints about fraudulent purchases that leverage Apple’s popular online music store. In a lunchtime address to business and technology leaders in Massachusetts, Coakley … Continued
Apple and Starbucks on Tuesday relaunched the partnership that saw the companies bring “Song of the Week” to customers. However, this new program is even bigger. Dubbed “Pick of the Week,” the new program will include all types of content … Continued
Apple has released iTunes 10.4.1, an update that’s available for download through the Software Update system preference.
Bloomberg: Apple is in early talks that may lead to an acquisition offer for Los Angeles-based Hulu, said the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly. This is interesting. Apple could do a great job with an streaming video service, … Continued
Apple has released updates to its iTunes and iWork software to make them compatible with Wednesday’s release of OS X Lion. The updates are available through the Software Update system preference.
Apple’s iTunes Festival is underway in London. You can watch the concerts using an app Apple released on the App Store. Here’s some info I posted on the event on June 21:
Apple has released a new app to help users enjoy the iTunes Festival London 2011.
Most of Apple’s new iCloud services won’t be ready for consumption until the fall, when iOS 5 is released. But if you’re anxious to try out the iTunes in the Cloud service, you can get a head start by downloading … Continued
After first acknowledging last week that it was launching a service called iCloud, Apple on Monday took the wraps off, during a two-hour keynote presentation kicking off this week’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. iCloud is expected to … Continued
We sure have come a long way in a short period of time. iTunes went from not having any of The Beatles to having music released exclusively on the music service.
EMI on Tuesday said the The Beatles’ three remastered Anthology music collections will debut on June 14. Anthology, Vols. 1-3 are available for preorder on iTunes starting today.
Talks have progressed because music industry insiders are said to be hopeful that a cloud streaming service, which would allow users to access their music from any Internet-connected device, will boost sagging music sales. This way, users would be able … Continued
Apple has reportedly finished work on its iTunes cloud music service and will launch it ahead of Google, it’s main competition in this market.
According to a report on Reuters, Apple’s service will allow users to store music on remote servers and access music via the Internet. Reuters says it has multiple sources that did not want to be named.
Google, who is also working on a cloud music service is running into some problems, according to the report.
Storagenewsletter.com reports that Apple has ordered 12 petabytes of storage from Isilon Systems. Isilon, recently acquired by EMC, manufactures “scale-out storage” designed to be used by large enterprises, and has a client list that includes NBC, ABC, Paramount and many other companies.
“It’s probably the largest of its 1,500 customers recorded at the end of December, including 20% in Europe.”The blog cites “an inside source at EMC” who indicates that Apple has ordered the storage to manage video downloads for customers using iTunes.
Apple Ordered 12PB (!) of Storage on Isilon’s Systems [Storagenewsletter.com]
You knew it was going to happen. Someone was going to release an album recorded on the iPad using GarageBand.
Pop punk band The Ultramods on Monday released its latest album that was done using GarageBand for iPad’s eight-track recording studio. All of the instruments used to record the album come bundled in GarageBand, according to the band.
Even the vocals were recorded using the iPad’s built-in microphone.
New reports suggest Apple is still working hard on its long rumored music locker.
FileMaker on Tuesday released three new Starter Solutions for FileMaker go for iPhone and iPad. They’re bundled with a free 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 11.
The Audioengine A5 & S8 combination is an impressive speaker system that’s worth every penny, but you will need a lot of pennies.
A federal judge has ordered Apple CEO Steve Jobs to answer questions in an iTunes antitrust case that alleges Apple had a music downloading monopoly.
Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime is giving the shrug off to part-time developers – the bread and butter of Apple’s vast App Store and a driving force behind Google’s Android Market. He dismisses them as “hobbyists” and says they have no place … Continued
Algoriddim on Tuesday updated djay for iPad app and released a version for iPhone and iPod touch users.
Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes software, which improves support for iOS 4.3.
Home audio peripheral maker Pioneer on Tuesday announced the release of its VSX-1021-K A/V receiver – the first of eight Pioneer receivers coming out this year with support for AirPlay, Apple’s streaming audio technology highlighted in iTunes and on iOS … Continued
After an extensive public beta test Apple has released its FaceTime application for Macs, available for 99 cents from the Mac App Store. The new app is also included on Apple’s newly shipping MacBook Pro models, also announced Thursday.
Train on Sunday made history for Apple as the band accepted a Grammy award for “Hey, Soul Sister.”