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Apple TV software has been updated to 5.2.1





Along with updating the iOS 6.1.3, Apple also updated the Apple TV to version 5.2.1. The software contains a number of fixes and redesigned Hulu app.

 


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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. 22:00

Twitter Is Preparing To Launch IOS Music Discovery App



According to CNET, Twitter might launch a new standalone music discovery app for iOS by the end of this month. The report claimed, citing a person familiar with the matter, that Twitter would use technology from music discovery service We Are Hunted, which was acquired by Twitter last year, to provide a music service called “Twitter Music.” The report says:


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Thursday, March 14th, 2013. 1:40

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Apple Offering Half of Royalty Rate Paid By Pandora For Streaming Music Service



According to The New York Times, Apple is going to undercut its future competitors in respect of royalty rates for its upcoming streaming music service, offering a rate that is just half as large as the rate paid by Pandora despite speculations that Apple is planning to offer more flexibility than allowed by the Pandora’s license. The report said:


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Friday, March 8th, 2013. 0:16

Pandora limits time of free listening



Streaming music service Pandora will limit the time for listeners to 40 hours of free listening per month, the company announced in a blog post. This decision was taken as a result of the increasing of license fees, which the company must pay to record companies.

 


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Thursday, February 28th, 2013. 20:16

Digital Music Services Drive Growth In Recorded Music Sales



According to a report from International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in 2012 the music market revenues saw the first growth since 1999, increasing by 0,3 percent to $16.5 billion.


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 2:44

Google is in work on streaming music service



The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is in talks with music publishers to develop Spotify-styled subscribtion streaming music service for the Android operating system.
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Sunday, February 24th, 2013. 19:14

Spotify streaming music service may appear on iPhone and iPad



According to the information provided by The Verge, the music streaming service Spotify has been talking about creating a section of free subscription for smartphones and tablets.


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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 20:50

Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.2



Apple today released iTunes 11.0.2 which adds a new Composers view for music and other improvements.

About iTunes 11.0.2
This update adds a new Composers view for music, improves responsiveness when syncing playlists with a large number of songs, and fixes an issue where purchases may not show up in your iTunes library. This update also includes other stability and performance improvements.

You can download iTunes 11.0.2 from Software Update or directly here.




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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 19:36

Rabbit: A Video Chat And Content Sharing App Launching On The Mac



A startup company called Rabbit today is launching a closed beta version of its content sharing and video chat application.

The most interesting feature of the application is group video conferencing offering the ability to screencast applications, music and movies from your Mac.


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Thursday, February 7th, 2013. 21:52

Apple announced about 25 billion downloaded songs



Apple today announced that the iTunes Store reached a new level of downloadable songs which amounts to 25 billion. Interestingly, Apple has also awarded the user who downloaded 25 billionth song with € 10,000 iTunes gift card, although the company did not carry out promotions for the competition, as it was for the previous milestones.


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Thursday, February 7th, 2013. 1:12

Apple Officially Announces New 128GB iPad 4



Apple today announced a 128GB version of the iPad 4 with Retina display:

The 128GB iPad with Wi-Fi and iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular models provide twice the storage capacity of the 64GB models to hold even more valuable content including photos, documents, projects, presentations, books, movies, TV shows, music and apps.


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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013. 18:33

Apple Released Software Update For Apple TV



In addition to IOS 6.1, today Apple released an updated software for the Apple TV. The new 5.2 version contains a number of improvements, including:


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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013. 1:47

Amazon Expands In-App Purchase Service To Include PC, Mac And Web Apps



Today Amazon announced that it has expanded its In-App Purchase service to include virtual currencies and goods on PC, Mac and Web-based games. Previously Amazon has offered IAP for Kindle Fire and Android developers, that among other things allowed them to order physical goods from their apps.


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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. 23:52

How And Why Steve Jobs Bought Lala



A former Color employee Aubrey Johnson shares a story about Apple's acquisitions of Lala and Color, which both were founded by Bill Nguyen.

Lala's music was streamed over the Internet instead of stored locally. The service allowed users to listen to a collection of more than 7 million titles as a stream over the Internet – much like Spotify and Pandora today. Users could also buy and download songs usually for a lower price than Apple’s iTunes was offering.


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Saturday, January 19th, 2013. 0:27

Amazon optimizes its MP3 store to attract customers using iOS devices.



Today, Amazon announced about optimization of the music store for Safari app on iOS devices. This move is the company's desire to dominate the digital music market.

"Since the launch of the Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch, a top request from customers has been the ability to buy music from Amazon right from their devices. For the first time ever, iOS users have a way do that – now they can access Amazon’s huge catalog of music, features like personalized recommendations, deals like albums for $5, songs for $0.69, and they can buy their music once and use it everywhere,” said Steve Boom, Vice President of Amazon Music.


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Friday, January 18th, 2013. 21:07