Topic / Apple iTunes

90-second previews coming to iTunes whether labels like it or not

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Whether Record Labels like it or not, Apple appears to have decided that song previews will be changed from 30 seconds to 90 seconds in the iTunes Music Store (US only for now). As seen in the letter above they, “believe that giving potential customers more time to listen to your music will lead to more purchases.” Sounds fair, but it appears that the labels will not have a choice […]

TECHGEEK Tips 5: Inside iTunes 10

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With Apple’s revamp of iTunes, TECHGEEK Tips brings an episode detailing the new changes. Coincidentally, James Wilson is our the editor of our Apple section Cupertino Loop, so he is the best person to tell you about the changes – including the brand new (and highly criticised) logo. Yes, we also go into how to start up iTunes Ping. Sorry for not posting this early in the morning. Totally forgot […]

iTunes 10 now available for download…. maybe.

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iTunes 10 is now available for download off Apple Website. However, it appears the download page is having some identity crisis as it switches between iTunes 9 and iTunes 10. So jump on the website and download iTunes 10 right now. If it shows iTunes 9, then refresh the page and it will show iTunes 10. Weird right? This only appears to be an issue when downloading it for Mac […]

iTunes 10 revealed with TV show rentals, social networking

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iTunes 10 has also been unveiled at this year’s September event, and with this comes a brand new social network that competes with Last.FM. Called Ping, it lets users post thoughts and opinions at what songs they listened to, plus view concert listings and tell the world which ones are you attending. Okay, it is essentially Last.FM. The other big news of the announcement was that iTunes will now be […]

Apple TV gets another revamp – now $99 and smaller

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Apple has not only updated its iPod linuep, but everything digital media with an update to its Apple TV, which is now made 80 percent smaller and looks like a Mac Mini, and at a smaller price tag of USD$99. It now allows you to access the iTunes store, allowing you to rent TV shows and movies. It has also partnered with Netflix in offering its streaming services to the […]

ABC, Fox agree to iTunes 99c rentals for shows

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RUMOUR MILL: Just hours before the September Apple event tomorrow, there are reports that US Television networks ABC and Fox are reported to have agreed on a deal with Apple on allowing 99-cent rentals of its television shows through the iTunes store. According to The Wall Street Journal, quoting those familiar with the matter, the deal will allow users to watch the show on the variety of Apple products and […]

iTunes Find: Fading album art

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Just to let all the valued readers here at TG know, there is a new easter egg [feature, thanks Luke] in iTunes 9.2 . When playing a song with the album preview pane open in the lower left hand corner, the image now fades between Now Playing and Selected Item. Pretty neat. To the left is a screenshot of iTunes changing mid-way between albums. If you have anymore iTunes or Mac OS […]

Rumour: CBS and Disney consider subscription service with Apple

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RUMOUR MILL: CBS Corporation, the owner of CBS and owns 50% of the CW, and Walt Disney, which owns such channels like ABC and ESPN, are considering a move with Apple that could take on the cable and satellite TV industry by offering a subscription service, according to the Wall Street Journal, talking to “people familiar with the matter”. Walt Disney is expected to become part of the service as […]

In Depth: iTunes’ new album format

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Ever wanted to know what is actually inside an iTunes LP or have no idea what this new album format developed by Apple is? Well, as Muse’s The Resistance hits Australian stores this week and was just recently made available to Australian customers on iTunes, we decided to bring an in depth guide on how iTunes LP actually works, and how does this change the experience of digital downloads via […]

iTunes gets upgraded, store design and adds “next evolution” product

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Apple has announced the upgrade to its iTunes application, iTunes 9. The new upgrade will see an redesigned store and improved syncing, and will have new features, including Genius Mixes and its new way to give an immersive experience to music lovers in its new iTunes LP product. “iTunes 9 is a great iTunes release, with innovative features that make using iTunes better than ever and iTunes content richer than […]

AVG claims iTunes infected with Trojan horse

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The most popular anti-virus program AVG has been causing confusion throughout the day by listing all of the iTunes files, including necessary DLL files, as being infected with a trojan horse known as “Trojan horse Small.BOG”. This is a false detection from AVG, and there is no trojan, or risk of trojans, in iTunes. If you have quarantined the files, make sure your restore the files immediately or go to […]

Ad leak reveals iPhone to get TV shows, movies in Wi-Fi store

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A major part of the iTunes Store is that it contains movies and TV shows – something which the iTunes Music Store application on the iPhone does not have, but it could be a reasonable ask. Well, we might be able to get that feature soon, especially after an ad for the iTunes TV application appeared on the Twitterfon application. According to a report on Open Salon, who broke the […]

Study: Pirates ten times more likely to buy music legally

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Piracy may be the one “industry” that the music industry loathes, but a new study from the BI Norwegian School of Management has found that those who pirate music from websites like the Pirate Bay are more than likely to pay for songs that are on Amazon or on iTunes, according to the Guardian. The study found that, out of 2,000 online users surveyed, that those who downloaded the music […]

Apple iTunes Gift Card algorithm cracked … by the Chinese

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While the Chinese may have attempted to do some crazy things, like tying to poison us with their milk powder; according to Ars Technica and AppleInsider, iTunes gift cards are now selling around US$3.00 – and that is just for a US$200 gift card. But why? This is because hackers have managed to crack the algorithm that makes up the codes that pass the security check that Apple has put […]

Apple allows you to pick songs to upgrade to iTunes Plus

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While it took some time, Apple has now made an option that would allow you to choose a song that you purchased before and convert it to the new DRM-free iTunes Plus format, making it easier to upgrade and not download those songs that you now don’t listen to anymore. It still costs 50c to upgrade a song, and 30% of the current album price to upgrade an album. Music […]