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iTunes Radio begins transmission in Australia

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With increased competition from Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Beats Music and plenty of other streaming music services, Apple took a step away from its subscription-free iTunes Store and launched iTunes Radio in September of last year. But, as usual, it was originally only available for US listeners. Or at least until now. iTunes Radio is a free, ad-supported recommmendation-engine, similar to Pandora. Unlike Spotify or other subscription-services, you won’t be able […]

Their way or The Pirate Bay: Game Of Thrones will only be available through Foxtel in 2014

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For the past few years Australian Game Of Thrones fans have been almost lucky when it comes to legally accessing the show. While, like in the US, the show was broadcast on Pay TV first, it also, uniquely, came to iTunes the day later in Australia. So instead of requiring a hefty monthly fee, the show was basically available without any other subscription, just through a per-episode price on a […]

The best things in life are free, especially if you’re downloading a movie

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$6. That’s the price I paid to rent the delightful Pixar production that is Wall-E. But, obviously, that’s not enough money for me to not be treated like a criminal, for me to actually watch the movie the way I wanted to, or even watch it at all in any way. Sure, it’s a rental, so I expect DRM. But even then, I would’ve had the same experience if I’d bought […]

Apple Reliving The Glory Days.

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Apple must have been tinkering with their website, because now the normal Australian site is back up. This morning, the Beatles announcement page was up, in place of the normal site. But now, order has been restored. Phew. Well, well, well. Apple has taken down it’s Australian site to make space for an announcement regarding an iTunes update. According to Apple, tomorrow will be a day we will never forget. […]

Rumour Mill: Apple planning September 7 iPod event?

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Thought the iPod was dead? Well, it’s about to get some new life with reports of Apple set to hold an iPod-specific announcement sometime in September 8 (Melbourne and Tokyo time), despite the company’s recent break in announcement traditions. The news comes from a Japanese website Kodawarisan, who claim that there will be a refresh to the product line. Apple traditionally has slotted a iPod related press event for the […]

iTunes 11 to get revamped UI, iCloud and iBooks integration? [RUMOUR MILL]

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Image: Asdelpar/DeviantArt Get the Rumour Mill churning. Latest Apple rumours are pointing towards an iTunes upgrade coming soon, with version 11 having a brand new user interface, full scale merger between the iTunes store and integration with iBooks and iCloud. According to sources talking to iDonwloadBlog, the user interface is to be revamped from the ground up to be cleaner and “slick”. This would mean the first change in the […]

Apple rolls out 90 second previews on iTunes to international markets

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You can now be safely assured that you have bought the right track as Apple has now rolled out their 90 seconds preview on iTunes today for international markets – something that the Americans had since last year. As per Apple’s plan, songs that are longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds will be affected by the switch. We can safely confirm that all of the library in iTunes that […]

One More Thing: iTunes Match

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Steve Jobs just delivered one more thing at WWDC 2011, announcing iTunes Match. For US$24.99 a year iTunes Match will scan your ripped (or pirated) music and match it with 256kbps DRM-free AAC songs from iTunes servers. “We have 18m songs in the music store. Our software will scan what you have, the stuff you’ve ripped, and figure out if there’s a match. If you have to upload your whole […]

iOS 4.3.1 – What’s New

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That’s right iOS lovers: Apple has released yet another update to iOS – in this case 4.3.1. The incremental update is a bug fixing update. It currently supports iPad 1, 2, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS and 4th-3rd Gen iPod Touch. Release notes include: This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including: – Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation) – Resolves bugs related to activating […]

Mac OS 10.6.7 and AppleTV 4.2.1

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Its update time! The folks at the Infinite Loop have released some software this week including: Mac OS X 10.6.7 Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac. Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers. Address various minor Mac App Store issues.   AppleTV 4.2.1 (2nd Generation) Displays: Addressed issues that may cause screens to flicker or display incorrect color on older TVs. Wake from sleep: Addressed […]

Rumour Mill: Safari, iTunes to merge

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The latest rumour to come from Apple is that Safari and iTunes are about to merge, with Safari – the fourth most popular browser after Internet Explorer, Firefox and WebKit-brother Chrome – piggybacking the success of iTunes to propel it to the top. The rumour is pretty vague itself, but it claims that iTunes controls will be present in Safari and that “Moving iTunes organizational side-bar into Safari isn’t a […]

App Update: Skype for iOS [v 3.0]

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Well it was bound to happen sooner or later and it finally has occurred – call it a last-minute Christmas present from Skype. If you hop on over to iTunes or the App Store, there you will see that Skype has been updated to version 3.0 – a very large milestone, and has some important updates. The major new feature for this update is the ability to have Skype Video […]

[Tip] Slow iTunes Download? Blame Google!

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With iOS 4.2 for iDevices and ATV 4.1 for the Apple TV being released today, it may seem your download speed is being limited. But fear not! While searching the internet, I found that if you have the Google DNS Server set as your DNS settings, your download speed may be effected. So fire up your network settings and make sure you have the correct DNS settings to ensure top […]

Apple brings The Beatles catalogue to iTunes

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It’s official. Apple has done what many had been expecting Apple to do for years. Sign a deal with The Beatles in order to get their entire catalogue to the popular iTunes store. All albums are iTunes LP, meaning that there is an interactive addition to the album only accessible within iTunes – such as lyrics and additional material such as videos. The Beatles were well known to have been […]

Apple teases that “tomorrow is a day…you’ll never forget.”

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If you have been a little late with the news today, Apple has placed a big, full-screen-sized image on their homepage, indicating a major change is about to arrive on iTunes. Many speculate this to be a Beatles-announcement that they have arrived on iTunes, while others believe this event will allow people to stream their libraries. Unlike other events, Apple has posted times for California, New York, London and Tokyo […]


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