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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iTunes’

Bad Piggies Breaks Rovio Records

While Rovio’s Amazing Alex failed to capture the imagination of the mobile gaming public, the developer’s new Bad Piggies is becoming popular enough to rival Angry Birds. Rovio today announced that Bad Piggies reached the number one spot in the U.S. iTunes App Store in just over three hours after its release on September 27th. The company claims that makes …

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Ping Is Officially Shutting Down

It’s official. Apple’s Ping is no more. Apple’s iTunes-based “social network,” which was introduced with iTunes 10, is going away as of September 30. This isn’t much of a shock. Apple CEO Tim Cook was talking about shutting it down back in May, and a later report indicated Ping would indeed by going away with the next iTunes release, which …

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Apple Introduces Redesigns For iTunes, iPods

We were informed that updates to iTunes and the iPod line would be coming thanks to a leak. That leak was correct as Apple just announced some changes coming to both products. Apple’s Eddy Cue took the stage today to share the news that iTunes is now available in 63 countries around the world. They have found, however, that over …

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iPhone 5 Plus New iTunes, iPod Touch, & iPod Nano Appear on Apple’s Site (With Some Digging)

We know that the Apple Store is currently down, which is the longtime signal for “hey we’re about to launch some new stuff!” And now, Apple has let a few dead links slip into search results on the site, which give us some details into what the company will be unveiling at today’s press event. A search on Apple’s website …

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Streaming Music Will Dominate Downloads in 2012 (and Beyond)

According to a forecast from Strategy Analytics, this year is shaping up to be all about Spotify and less about iTunes. That’s because streaming music services (like Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio) are set to dwarf download services when it comes to revenues in the year 2012. According to the Global Record Music forecast, streaming revenues will increase 40% this year. …

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Hong Kong iTunes Store Gets Apple In Trouble With The Locals

Last week we told you that Apple had launched the iTunes Store in twelve new regions, mostly in Asia and the Pacific. One of those was Hong Kong. While the launch appears to have gone smoothly from a technical standpoint, some of Apple’s translation choices have raised eyebrows among Hong Kong’s natives. According to the Wall Street Journal, the controversy …

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iTunes 11 To Get Better Sharing, iCloud Integration

Back in April we brought you news that the next version of iTunes, iTunes 11, was working its way through Apple’s internal testing. Little was known about what iTunes 11 would look like, except that it was supposed to bring improved iCloud integration and iOS 6 compatibility. A recent report from Bloomberg has confirmed the improved iCloud integration and offered …

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iTunes Store Goes Live In 12 New Countries

Apple’s quest for global domination – at least when it comes to selling music and mobile apps – continues today with the launch of the iTunes Store in 12 new countries. Last week we brought you news that Apple had brought the App Store to 32 more regions around the world. Apparently they weren’t quite done. The new countries are …

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Apple App Store Search Gets A Boost From Chomp

Back in February we brought you news that Apple had acquired Chomp. Chomp was a search engine focused specifically on apps for the iOS and Android platforms. By the time news of the purchase broke, however, several of Chomp’s most prominent employees – including CEO Ben Keighran and CTO Cathy Edwards – were already working for Apple. At the time, …

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Jailbreak App Display Recorder Comes to Apple Store

An app that was previously available only on jail-broken phones has made its way to the app store. The App is called “Display Recorder” and does just that — records video and audio of the phone’s screen in real time. The app is similar to Cydia, which does the same thing but is only available on jail-broken phones. Apparently this …

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Ping To Be Killed With Next iTunes Update

Late last month at we brought you news that Apple may finally kill off Ping, the failed music-based social network introduced in 2010 with iTunes 10. Speaking at AllThingsD’s D10 Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that Ping had failed to capture customer attention, and that there was the possibility that Ping would be killed off in a future release …

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Apple Education Pricing For New Macs – Plus $100 iTunes Card

Apple’s 2012 Back to School promotion also began with yesterday’s launch of new Macs. College students and others that qualify will now get a $100 iTunes gift card with a Mac purchase. Those getting an iPad will get a $50 card for iTunes. The promotion runs from June 11 to September 21, 2012, which means, in order to qualify, you …

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