iTunes http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes/all en-GB Apple’s free U2 album is an exercise in tone-deaf music spam http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why forcing Bono and pals on half a billion people isn’t music to our ears </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="u2" alt="Apple’s free U2 album is an exercise in tone-deaf music spam" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/u2-lead.jpg?1410780876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The end of an Apple event is often a curious thing. Having spent an hour or two offering a razor-sharp presentation of new Apple kit, Apple executives turn into someone&rsquo;s uncle at a wedding, geeking out over a band or act designed to appeal to people like them, but that nonplusses a significant chunk of Apple&rsquo;s audience (not least anyone under 30).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might come across as a smidgeon ungrateful and curmudgeonly to complain about getting some music entirely for free, but Apple&rsquo;s actions strike me as being as tone deaf as a fan of U2&rsquo;s latest album, and for all kinds of reasons.</p> <p>First and perhaps most importantly, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/there-are-lessons-be-learned-celeb-iphone-pic-thefts-they-re-not-what-you-might-have-heard/fea">Apple recently had a bit of a problem with hacking</a>. This was very much in the news, given that a significant number of famous women suddenly found very personal photographs spreading around the internet. So what does Apple do? It adds an album to everyone&rsquo;s iTunes account, without telling them. Unsurprisingly, people wondered why they suddenly had a new U2 album when they&rsquo;d not ordered one and leapt to the entirely reasonable conclusion that their account had been hacked.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="750" title="The social media reaction was swift" alt="Apple’s free U2 album is an exercise in tone-deaf music spam" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/u2-hack.jpg?1410780876" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Secondly, it&rsquo;s irritating to see a company such as Apple and a band such as U2 further devaluing media. Apple&rsquo;s race-to-the-bottom pricing in apps <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pay-music-films-and-games-or-you-ll-be-left-garbage/feature">has been particularly damaging to indie developers</a>, and we&rsquo;re seeing similar issues when it comes to music and film; mega rock stars flinging their album out for free is a punch in the face to less successful artists struggling to make ends meet, but who will nonetheless encounter expectations of &#39;free&#39; from consumers.</p> <p>The third issue, though, is how un-Apple this all feels. On the iPhone and iPad there are admittedly apps you can&rsquo;t get rid of, but they are mostly defaults pretty much every device has. I&rsquo;d happily hide the likes of Voice Memos if I could, but Apple in its infinite wisdom does not provide such an option.</p> <p>What Apple hasn&rsquo;t done until now is load your device with any additional garbage. Where competitors and carriers sometimes helpfully provided game demos and brand apps that cannot be deleted, any iPad and iPhone you bought was clean. Now, every iTunes account has the stain of U2. It&rsquo;s music spam that&rsquo;s unwelcome and injected into your account without consent.</p> <p>Fortunately, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-get-u2-s-songs-innocence-your-iphone-ipad-mac-and-pc/news">it is possible to at least hide the album</a>, meaning it manages by a whisker to avoid becoming the Stocks app of your iTunes library, but it sets a worrying precedent for Apple. What will we be in for in a year&rsquo;s time? Will the Rolling Stones shamble on to the stage, only for you later to be forced into listening to their new single whenever you attempt to talk to Siri? Will Tim Cook introduce Chris Martin, only for your iPhone to delete your entire music catalogue and replace it with infinite Coldplay? Or will the iPhone 7 Home screen be overhauled entirely, replaced by a grinning Bono face that agrees to read your email, but only when you say you love U2 and attempt to sing the chorus of &#39;Pride (In The Name Of Love)&#39;?</p> <p>Please, Apple, stop this madness before it&rsquo;s too late. Even an ego as big as Bono&rsquo;s won&rsquo;t be able to cope with half a billion iOS users badly singing the chorus to one of his 1980s hits.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="Apple’s free U2 album is an exercise in tone-deaf music spam" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/u2-free.jpg?1410780876" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature#comments Apple iPhone 6 iTunes Opinion Smartphones Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:32:51 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447344 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple could bring the fight to Spotify and Google Play Music with an iTunes music streaming service http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-could-bring-fight-spotify-and-google-play-music-itunes-music-streaming-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple might be about to join the music streaming party. But is it too late? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple could bring the fight to Spotify and Google Play Music with an iTunes music streaming service" alt="Apple could bring the fight to Spotify and Google Play Music with an iTunes musi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-itunes-radio-01_0.jpg?1395713026" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is reportedly in talks with labels over launching a music streaming service to rival the likes of Spotify, Google Play Music and Beats Music.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-could-bring-fight-spotify-and-google-play-music-itunes-music-streaming-service/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-could-bring-fight-spotify-and-google-play-music-itunes-music-streaming-service/news#comments Apple iTunes Music Streaming Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:09:18 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434211 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: iTunes Radio ad plans revealed, Watch Dogs becoming a movie and Vine hits 40 million users http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-itunes-radio-ad-plans-revealed-watch-dogs-becoming-movie-and-vine-hits-40-millio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Morning has broken – so fix yours by catching up on today’s tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fully Charged: iTunes Radio ad plans revealed, Watch Dogs becoming a movie and Vine hits 40 million users" alt="Fully Charged" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-radio.jpg?1377066781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iTunes Radio will run “one audio ad every 15 minutes” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AdAge claims to have turned up some long-awaited details about <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-radio-will-be-huge-whether-you-it-or-not/feature">iTunes Radio</a>, Apple’s forthcoming all-you-can-eat (or at least listen to) web radio service. According to the report, iTunes Radio will arrive in September and will be ad-free for anyone who purchases iTunes Match. Others will have to listen to one audio ad per 15 minutes of music, with video ads appearing once per hour. Video ads will be served up when you’re likely to be looking at the phone – for example when you’re pressing play or skipping a track. [Source: <a href="http://adage.com/article/digital/big-marketers-sign-apple-s-itunes-radio/243734/">AdAge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch Dogs movie in the works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Third-person cyber thriller <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ubisoft-announces-watch-dogs-release-date-reveals-new-gameplay-trailer/news">Watch Dogs</a> is one of the most exciting upcoming games on the radar, and developer Ubisoft clearly thinks the concept has a life beyond your console. At Sony’s Gamescom press conference, the company announced that a movie was currently in production, backed by Sony Pictures, Columbia and New Regency. The film, a thriller, will centre around hacker Aiden Pearce (as will the game) as he navigates a future version of Chicago.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AGVVlzr4Mwc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vine hits 40 million users </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Micro-video social network <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vine/review">Vine</a> has <a href="https://twitter.com/vineapp/status/369911739782946816">just announced</a> that its registered users have risen to 40 million. The previous user figures were released in June – at the time of the app’s arrival on Android – and back then there were only 13 million users. While it’s not clear how many of these 40 million users are active, it seems that widespread predictions of Vine’s downfall at the hands of Instagram video may be somewhat off the mark. Perhaps what Vine’s co-founder Dom Hofmann told us was true: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vine-co-founder-six-seconds-video-felt-perfect-and-it-still-does/news">that six-second time limit really is perfect</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vine hits 40 million users" alt="Vine hits 40 million users" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vine-tweet.jpg?1377066781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Logitech outs two iPad Mini folio cases </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want to keep your lovely <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review">iPad Mini</a> looking fresh? Whack it in a case, pal – and Logitech has just added a couple more options to the lengthy list. The <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/ultrathin-keyboard-folio-for-ipad-mini?wt.mc_id=global_news_ultrathinkbmini">Ultrathin Keyboard Folio</a> (£70) features a battery-powered, Bluetooth-equipped keyboard which should make productivity easier, while the the <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/folio-protective-case-for-ipad-mini">Folio Protective Case</a> (£40) offers two-sided protection, magnets for a secure fit and doubles as a prop stand. Both are made of a water resistant material.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Logitech outs two iPad Mini folio cases" alt="Logitech outs two iPad Mini folio cases" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logitech-ipad-mini-cases.jpg?1377066781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple iPad Mini iTunes Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:19:34 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425706 at http://www.stuff.tv iTunes Radio will be huge, whether you like it or not http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-radio-will-be-huge-whether-you-it-or-not/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will Findlater struggles to get excited about yet another streaming web radio service – but that won&#039;t stop Apple&#039;s iTunes Radio from being a runaway success </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-itunes-radio-01.jpg?1371199725" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Normal people aren't into tech launches. Most don't hang on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/apple-wwdc-2013-liveblog">Tim Cook's every word</a>. Most didn't stay up until <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/watch-sonys-ps4-e3-livestream-right-here-from-2am-uk-time">2am</a> to get a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/sony-ps4-revealed-%E2%80%93-this-is-what-it-looks-like">first glimpse of the PS4</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nothing new </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some time ago I worked on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/portable-media/stuff/the-return-of-free-net-music">a feature about Pandora</a>, a US-based service that iTunes Radio looks strikingly similar to. I remember telling it that my ZIP code was 90210 in a bid to get it to work in the UK. I was amazed that you could get decent music, for free, that I wanted to listen to.</p> <p>And I remember that this felt thrilling and new – in 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itunes-radio-02.jpg?1371199725" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Music for the masses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That's why to me a streaming radio service that fashions itself around your musical proclivities already seems old in 2013. iTunes Radio isn't a revolutionary new service designed to change the way we consume media: it's Apple's take on a proven model. Longtime rival Google has already announced its own streaming music offering, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/news-nugget/google-play-music-all-access-takes-aim-at-spotify">Google Play Music All Access</a>, which creates playlists based on what you're listening to and recommends tracks using your friends' G+ feeds. And Nokia's Jyrki Rosenberg even made the faintly ludicrous assertion that <a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2274151/nokia-barks-at-apples-itunes-radio-for-playing-catch-up">Apple's playing catch-up</a>.</p> <p>The thing is, what the likes of you and me think doesn't matter. iTunes Radio isn't intended as a standard bearer for a new wave of Apple innovation; it's a smart tool to market iTunes downloads to the masses. Because, as a radio service, it won't play you the exact song you want to listen to; it plays you stuff that's similar, using all the data that Apple has harvested about your listening habits to fill your ears with tunes that you're statistically likely to enjoy. Then it makes it very easy to buy those new songs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itunes-radio-04.jpg?1371199725" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audience participation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a shrewd move. For all the tech world's bellyaching about iTunes being left behind by more innovative services such as Spotify – that downloads are dead, and streaming is the new black – it's mostly just noise from guys like me who long to see something they haven't before.</p> <p>Numbers explain why Apple has taken this route: the US-only Pandora claims 200 million users across mobile and desktop. The five-year-old <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/spotify">Spotify</a> is international, spanning 28 countries including the USA, and an audience potentially much larger - but has a relatively paltry 24 million active users in total, and only 6 million of the paying variety. When it's launched outside of the USA, iTunes Radio has a potential iOS audience of over 500 million, and much more besides on desktop computers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itunes-radio-03.jpg?1371199725" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fresh Apples </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All this suggests that the majority of people really like personalised streaming radio – more even than choose-your-own-tunes services like Spotify. And now, Apple has a platform to deliver it. Even if it fails to convert radio-listening into tune-buying, thanks to its ad-funded model it has the potential to be a resounding success.</p> <p>This may not be tremendously exciting for the likes of you and me, and it's pretty sad for the likes of Pandora. But it's strategically savvy, and it's going to make pots of cash. Classic Apple.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itunes-radio-05.jpg?1371199725" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/imho/itunes-radio-will-be-huge-whether-you-like-it-or-not </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iTunes Radio will rule </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ... whether you like it or not </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itunes-radio-01.jpg?1371199725" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-radio-will-be-huge-whether-you-it-or-not/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-radio-will-be-huge-whether-you-it-or-not/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS 7 iOS apps iTunes Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:57:56 +0000 Will Findlater 1423979 at http://www.stuff.tv Best iTunes alternatives http://www.stuff.tv/apple/best-itunes-alternatives/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t want to give “the Man” (Mr Apple, in this case) your hard-earned dough? Here are other music stores and services we like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-music-player_3.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7digital </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.7digital.com/">7digital.com</a></p> <p>7digital is a UK-based music store with a fine selection of stuff (22 million songs). Its DRM-free, relatively high bit rate nature used to mark it out as a connoisseur’s alternative to iTunes, but neither of those things are really an issue with Apple’s service today. What 7digital does offer is a different selection of special offers (including a lot of £5 albums in the first week of their release), a fully web-based shop (Apple forces you to use the iTunes app to buy things), Music Locker (a page that tells you everything you’ve downloaded in the past – iTunes could learn a thing or two from that) and simple, unlimited re-downloads of things you’ve bought.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-digital_3.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon MP3 Store </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/MP3-Music-Download/b?ie=UTF8&amp;node=77197031">amazon.co.uk</a></p> <p>Amazon’s digital music store is now available in the UK, bringing 20 million songs with it (iTunes boasts 26 million). While perhaps slightly cheaper than iTunes, it’s not going to save you a huge amount of money – but you get the Amazon Cloud Player too, which allows you to access purchases on other devices (including iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices via an app, and computers via a web browser) in high quality 256kbps audio. So in theory you can sidestep iTunes altogether where getting music onto your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad is concerned.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-music-player_3.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Free/£4.99/£9.99 (Free/Unlimited/Premium), <a href="https://www.spotify.com">spotify.com</a></p> <p>The most compelling streaming service out there, Spotify features a huge music catalogue, deep Facebook integration and handy range of third-party apps. It’s free (in a desktop only, ad-supported mode), £5 a month for ad-free listening and £10 a month for the Premium mode, which not only features higher quality digital audio but works on mobile devices too. Premium allows you to cache songs on your phone or tablet, letting you listen to them without a data connection.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-app_3.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rdio </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£4.99/£9.99 (Web/Unlimited), <a href="http://www.rdio.com/">rdio.com</a></p> <p>Relatively new to the UK, Rdio is pretty much exactly the same as Spotify, except that it lacks a free ad-supported option: £5 a month gets you unlimited web streaming while £10 lets you stream or cache on a smartphone or tablet, or via Sonos. The music catalogue is fairly similar too. So why choose it over Spotify? Well, you don’t need a Facebook profile for Rdio.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rdio-for-ipad_3.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pandora </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£N/A, <a href="http://www.pandora.com">pandora.com</a></p> <p>An Internet radio service, Pandora allows users to select an artist or song then creates a “station” of similar music for them to listen to. There are also preset genre stations and user-created stations. By rating the songs with thumbs up or thumbs down, users can tailor music to align more closely with their tastes. There’s a free, ad-supported version and a paid ad-free version, but you won’t be able to use either in the UK as it’s currently US, Australia and New Zealand only. Last.fm offers a similar service in Blighty, and it’s strongly rumoured that Apple itself will be launching a Pandora-inspired “iRadio” service in the coming months.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/need-to-know/samsung-galaxy-s4-release-day-prices-and-accessories">Samsung Galaxy S4 release day prices and accessories</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s4-video-review">Samsung Galaxy S4 video review</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rewind-to/a-decade-of-itunes">A decade of iTunes</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pandora-radio_3.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_394.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/stuff/best-itunes-alternatives </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/best-itunes-alternatives/news#comments Apple iTunes Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:00:10 +0000 Paddy Smith 424755 at http://www.stuff.tv A decade of iTunes http://www.stuff.tv/apple/decade-itunes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Apple’s online store hits the ripe old age of 10, we look back at the major milestones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-11_3.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On April 28th, the iTunes Music Store hits the ripe old age of 10. Yes, we find that quite hard to believe too – but it’s the truth and it makes us feel very old indeed. Anyway, we thought it’d be a good time to hop in the time machine and take a trip through the Music Store’s history, stopping off at some major milestones on the way. Belt up.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 28 April 2003 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iTunes Music Store goes live in the US. There are 200,000 songs available for download, costing 99 cents apiece. On day one, U2’s “Stuck In A Moment” is the top-selling track and Beck’s Sea Change the top-selling album. Over a million songs are sold in the first week of operation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_410.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 September 2003 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Song downloads hit the 10 million mark.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16 October 2003 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes lands on Windows, allowing non-Mac users to purchase songs through the Music Store and sync them onto their iPods.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2003: “Hey Ya” by OutKast</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2003: On and On by Jack Johnson</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15 March 2004 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 50 millionth song is downloaded.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15 June 2004 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iTunes Music Store lands in the UK, Germany and France.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 July 2004 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The downloader of the 100 millionth iTunes song, Kevin Britten, wins himself a PowerBook, iPod and a voucher for 10,000 more tunes. Lucky Kev.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 August 2004 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are now over a million songs available in the store.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 26 October 2004 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes comes to a raft of other European countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2 December 2004 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The US’s friendly neighbour to the north Canada finally gains access to the Music Store, eh.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2004: “Vertigo” by U2</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2004: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 May 2005 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes arrives in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.</p> <p>Podcasts arrive in the Music Store, bringing cut-price audio education, LOLs, entertainment and more to the world.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18 July 2005 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>500 million songs have now been downloaded. That’s half a billion, folks.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 August 2005 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Japan gains access to the Music Store.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 September 2005 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple launches the iPod Nano to replace the iPod Mini. It goes on to become the best-selling MP3 player of all time.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 October 2005 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>TV shows (available one day after they air) and music videos are now available through the iTunes Store. These launch alongside the fifth generation iPod – the first to support video as well as music.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25 October 2005 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Australians bid “G’day” to the iTunes Store as it launches Down Under.</p> <p><strong><em>Top-selling song of 2005: “Gold Digger” by Kanye West</em></strong></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2005: X &amp; Y by Coldplay</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23 February 2006 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One billion songs sold.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 September 2006 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes becomes less and less a Music Store as films go on sale for the first time.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 December 2006 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kiwis do the Haka (probably) as the iTunes Store arrives in New Zealand.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2006: “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2006: How to Save a Life by The Fray</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone is announced alongside news that two billion songs have now been downloaded on iTunes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 January 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Films on iTunes suddenly get a lot more appealing: the first Apple TV is launched.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21 March 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple introduces “Complete My Album”, allowing you to, er, complete your albums by buying missing tracks at a discounted price.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 29 March 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A blow is struck for platform neutrality as EMI’s entire back catalogue goes DRM-free on iTunes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2 April 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple moves into the education market with iTunes U, which allows universities and other educational institutions to control and distribute audio, video and PDF content to students via iTunes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPod Touch is launched, becoming the first iPod able to access the Store directly. </p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30 May 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple displays a whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin, as the veteran rock band’s back catalogue appears at the Music Store for the first time.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2007: “The Sweet Escape” by Gwen Stefani</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2007: Back to Black (Deluxe Edition) by Amy Winehouse</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-25"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 September 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes is now the leading music retailer in the US.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-26"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13 November 2007 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A landmark moment as iPhone 3G is launched – and alongside it the iTunes App Store. The are only 500 apps on sale, but users of iPhones and iPod Touches download 10 million apps in the first weekend.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-27"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3 April 2008 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In an effort to aid music discovery, Apple introduces Genius, which recommends songs based on the music you like. It’s OK, we guess.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-28"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11 July 2008 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first HD TV shows appear on iTunes.</p> <p><strong><em>Top-selling song of 2008: “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay</em></strong></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2008: Viva la Vida by Coldplay</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-29"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 September 2008 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sensible people around the world rejoice as every song on iTunes goes DRM-free. </p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-30"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16 October 2008 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Movies are now available to buy and rent in HD.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-31"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tequila shots all round as the iTunes Store finally arrives in Mexico.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-32"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 January 2009 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are now over 100,000 apps available at the App Store.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2009: “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2009: Only By The Night by Kings Of Leon</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-33"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19 March 2009 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple introduces the iPad alongside iBooks and the iBookstore.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-34"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 August 2009 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>10 billion songs have now been downloaded from iTunes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-35"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 November 2009 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes Ping, a social network for iTunes, is launched. It’s underwhelming, nobody really uses it and Apple quietly shutters it just over two years later, replacing it with Twitter and Facebook integration.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-36"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iTunes bags one hell of an exclusive by making the entire Beatles back catalogue available for the first time.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2010: “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem &amp; Rihanna</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2010: Recovery by Eminem</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-37"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 27 January 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>10 billion apps have now been downloaded from the App Store. People just love apps!</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-38"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 February 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple launches iCloud, allowing you to sync iTunes downloads between all your iOS devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-39"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Latin America finally joins the party as iTunes launches in 15 countries including Brazil, Argentina and Chile.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2011: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2011: 21 by Adele</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-40"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1 September 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and nine other Asian nations get access to the iTunes Music Store.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-41"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16 November 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Russia, India, Turkey and South Africa are among the latest batch of countries to join Team iTunes Store.</p> <p><em><strong>Top-selling song of 2012: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen</strong></em></p> <p>Top-selling album of 2012: 21 by Adele</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-42"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22 January 2011 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A staggering 40 billion apps have now been downloaded from iTunes.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-43"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A slightly less staggering but still very impressive 25 billion songs have been downloaded.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/10-of-the-best/best-samsung-galaxy-s4-alternatives"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/htc-one-camera-update-offers-performance-boost">HTC One camera update offers performance boost</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/10-of-the-best/best-samsung-galaxy-s4-alternatives"></a></p> <p>Best Samsung Galaxy S4 alternatives<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/next-xbox-to-be-revealed-on-may-21st"></a></p> <p>Next Xbox to be revealed on May 21st</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-44"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 June 2011 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-45"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13 December 2011 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-46"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 26 June 2012 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-47"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 December 2012 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-48"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 January 2013 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-49"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 February 2013 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rewind-to/a-decade-of-itunes </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/decade-itunes/news#comments Apple iTunes Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:38:17 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 424750 at http://www.stuff.tv iTunes to take on Spotify with music streaming? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-take-spotify-music-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jailbroken iPads yield up tantalising hints of a streaming iTunes music service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-icon.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5739.jpg?1364407231" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple may be upping the ante when it comes to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/stuff/why-amazon-mp3-wont-kill-itunes">iTunes</a>. <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2013/02/04/radio-buy-buttons-found-in-ios-6-1-via-newly-jailbroken-ipads-could-mean-new-functionality-coming/">9to5Mac</a> has found traces of a "radio button" within the iOS 6.1 iPad Music.app as well as the word "buy," in the button file name – suggesting that a streaming service similar to Xbox Music and Spotify is on the cards.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/rumour-mill/itunes-to-take-on-spotify-with-music-streaming </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-take-spotify-music-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-take-spotify-music-streaming/news#comments Apple iTunes Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:49:44 +0000 Ben Griffin 424128 at http://www.stuff.tv iTunes 11 – what's new? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-11-%E2%80%93-whats-new/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s iconic media player turns 11 and brings a refreshed new look, but how much else has changed? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-11-04_0.jpg?1364398095" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-11-01_0.jpg?1364398095" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-11-03_0.jpg?1364398095" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_377.jpg?1364398095" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thursday saw the unveiling of a completely redesigned iTunes - albeit a month after the expected release date. Apple claim however this was because they wanted to ‘get it right’. </p> <p>So what’s changed in the new version? </p> <p>The library sidebar has been given the boot in favour of a drop down tab from which you can select your media type. Whilst this frees up a lot a of screen space which will be a benefit on smaller machines, it does require more effort than we’re used to. Luckily Apple gave this some thought and if you wish, you are able to bring the sidebar back. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/hands-on/itunes-11-%E2%80%93-whats-new </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-11-%E2%80%93-whats-new/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-11-%E2%80%93-whats-new/news#comments Apple iTunes Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:19:54 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 423625 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iTunes 11 to arrive in the next few days? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itunes-11-arrive-next-few-days/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple is reportedly calling in high-resolution images from musicians and labels for an imminent release of the new iCloud integrated iTunes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-11-incoming_0.jpg?1364398126" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_416.jpg?1364398126" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While an iTunes update might not normally be something to get excited about, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-adding-full-icloud-and-ios-6-support-to-itunes-11">iTunes 11</a> isn’t a normal update. The latest version of the now rather outdated iTunes will bring the fight to Spotify with a more <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-adding-full-icloud-and-ios-6-support-to-itunes-11">fully integrated iCloud player</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-itunes-11-to-arrive-in-the-next-few-days </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itunes-11-arrive-next-few-days/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-itunes-11-arrive-next-few-days/news#comments Apple iTunes Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:51:24 +0000 Luke Edwards 423522 at http://www.stuff.tv New iTunes for Mac and PC revealed http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-itunes-mac-and-pc-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coming in October with cleaner interface and iCloud integration syncing content across all your devices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes_2.jpg?1364399577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes_0_0.jpg?1364399577" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes-02_0.jpg?1364399577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4102.jpg?1364399577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has pulled the wrappings off a new version of iTunes for Mac and PC, which brings iCloud integration to the forefront. Purchase a song, TV show or movie on your iOS device and it’ll be available instantly on your computer, Apple TV or other iOS device. iCloud will also remember exactly where you are in a film, TV show or song and allow you to pick up from there on a different device.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/news-nugget/new-itunes-for-mac-and-pc-revealed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-itunes-mac-and-pc-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-itunes-mac-and-pc-revealed/news#comments Apple iTunes Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:38:53 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 422730 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple adding full iCloud and iOS 6 support to iTunes 11 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-adding-full-icloud-and-ios-6-support-itunes-11/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Cupertino tech wizards are already hard at work, tinkering away on the future iteration of iTunes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-itunes-logo-blue_0.jpg?1371059465" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_744.jpg?1371059465" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has begun work on the next major iTunes release, iTunes 11, according to <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/10/apple-working-on-itunes-11-with-improved-icloud-integration-ios-6-support/#/vanilla/discussion/embed" target="_self">9to5mac</a>.</p> <p>The site's sources claim that iTunes 11 is iOS 6-ready, although the same iOS 6 compatibility is also expected in future iTunes 10.x updates as well.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-adding-full-icloud-and-ios-6-support-to-itunes-11 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-adding-full-icloud-and-ios-6-support-itunes-11/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-adding-full-icloud-and-ios-6-support-itunes-11/news#comments Apple iTunes Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:07:01 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420739 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple enables iTunes "Complete My Season Pass" feature http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-enables-itunes-complete-my-season-pass-feature/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, you can get your favourite TV shows without having to buy episodes you already own. Well, you can in the USA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="395" height="257" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/season-pass_0.jpg?1364397254" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>Apple's iTunes has long featured a "Complete My Album" option, letting users who've bought individual songs from an album to buy the remaining tracks at a knock-down price. TV fans haven't had the same flexibility – until now.</p> <p>Cupertino's added a "Complete My Season Pass" feature to iTunes – view an iTunes store page for a TV show (at the moment it only applies to recent seasons), and the Season Pass purchase price will be reduced to take account of your previous single-episode purchases. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/news-nugget/apple-enables-itunes-complete-my-season-pass-feature </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-enables-itunes-complete-my-season-pass-feature/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-enables-itunes-complete-my-season-pass-feature/news#comments Apple iTunes Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:58:21 +0000 Stephen Graves 419201 at http://www.stuff.tv iTunes 10.5 ready to download now http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-105-ready-download-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get ready for iOS 5 with the latest version of iTunes, available now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="495" height="378" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itunes105_0.jpg?1368441167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">iTunes 10.5 is now available for download, in advance of the roll-out of the iOS 5 update for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches on Wednesday.&nbsp;The 76MB download enables automatic downloads of music, apps and books to all your Mac and iOS devices. Purchased music will automatically appear on all your Apple gadgets, and you can download previously bought songs, apps and books again, at no additional cost (as long as they’re still available on iTunes).</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/stuff/itunes-105-ready-to-download-now </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-105-ready-download-now/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-105-ready-download-now/news#comments Apple iTunes Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:16:05 +0000 Mark Harris 418217 at http://www.stuff.tv Orange customers treated to free movies http://www.stuff.tv/apple/orange-customers-treated-free-movies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The future&#039;s free iTunes film downloads, apparently </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="363" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/orange-film-to-go_0.jpg?1364401588" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2952.jpg?1364401588" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Orange Wednesdays come around and you cannot be bothered to climb out of the dent you've made in your "gaming sofa" to get 2-for-1 at the cinema, let alone trek to Pizza Express. Orange knows you exist, our lazy friend, and on August 11th is launching <a href="http://filmtogo.orange.co.uk/" target="_blank">Orange Film To Go</a> so that you can enjoy weekly film freebies without having to hunt for clean clothes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/orange-customers-treated-to-free-movies </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/orange-customers-treated-free-movies/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/orange-customers-treated-free-movies/news#comments Apple iTunes Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:55:45 +0000 Sophie Charara 417341 at http://www.stuff.tv