Tagged with: iTunes

How to Download U2’s Free iTunes Album ‘Songs of Innocence’

How to Download U2’s Free iTunes Album ‘Songs of Innocence’

If you haven't already heard, Apple and U2 are giving away a copy of the band's latest album "Songs of Innocence" to more than 500 million users to tie in with the launch of the iPhone 6 and Watch. The album is available to stream or to download from the iTunes store, but finding the album can be a bit tricky if you don't ...

Apple Launches iTunes 12.0 for OS X

Apple Launches iTunes 12.0 for OS X

Apple just released the latest build of OS X Yosemite, including a brand new iTunes. It's only a little bit anti-climactic. Version 12.0 does indeed look a lot like Version 11.3, the version that's probably on your computer. But it's got some neat little treats nevertheless. The first thing you'll notice, of course, is the ...

Apple Beefs Up iTunes Extras to Add it to iOS 8 and Apple TV This Fall

Apple Beefs Up iTunes Extras to Add it to iOS 8 and Apple TV This Fall

Apple's iTunes Extras feature has always been extremely limited, but that's just changed. Before, only iTunes on the desktop users could view extras that came with movies that were purchased from Apple; things like production stills and deleted scenes. Now, as part of iTunes 11.3 —which went out today — along with a ...

iTunes U Version 2 Improves Discussion, Adds Course Creation from iPad

iTunes U Version 2 Improves Discussion, Adds Course Creation from iPad

Apple has updated iTunes U with a bunch of new features, cranking the version number up to 2 and introducing improved discussion features and the ability to create and update courses directly from the iPad app, which previously has been mostly a user-facing client for consuming content. The update, live now in the App ...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide. Since Spotify launched in 2008, more than 12 billion hours of music have been streamed. The most streamed artist? Eminem. (Rihanna is the ...

Report: Apple Bought Beats to Save iTunes, the Record Industry

Report: Apple Bought Beats to Save iTunes, the Record Industry

Why would Apple buy Beats when it could just evolve iTunes into a streaming music service? Well, it wants the talent of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. But according to a source with direct knowledge of iTunes’ executive strategy, by buying and operating an external streaming service like Beats, Apple can coin off a smooth ...

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers. But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase price on whatever its users buy. Beats Music, the new subscription music service that launched in January, figures ...

Report: Apple Considering a Major Revamp of the iTunes Music Store

Report: Apple Considering a Major Revamp of the iTunes Music Store

The failure of iTunes Radio to halt the decline of music downloads has prompted Apple Inc. to consider the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade, according to executives familiar with Apple’s internal deliberations. iTunes Radio, which launched in September with much fanfare, so far only ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Which music streaming service do YOU use most often? A recent study found that iTunes Radio, which only launched last September, is now the third-most popular choice for music listeners in the U.S. The survey found that iTunes Radio had already surpassed Spotify and finds itself on the heels of iHeartRadio. The study, which ...

Apple is Testing Related Search Suggestions in App Store

Apple is Testing Related Search Suggestions in App Store

As first noted by developer Olga Osadcha, Apple is testing a related search suggestion feature on the App Store, which started rolling out earlier this week for iPhone users on iOS 7. The new menu, a scrollable bar with suggestions for searches related to the current search, allows users to discover more apps in search by ...