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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

Google Launches Free Matching Music Service



Google added to its Google Play music service a new song matching service that is similar to iTunes Match. This means that users will no longer have to spend plenty of time uploading gigabytes of music as it was previously.

It is worth noting that users do not have to pay subscription fee for Google's matching service like with Apple and Amazon’s services. Last month this service was released for European Google Play, so this launch is new for U.S. users.


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 14:14

Bose Lightning-compatible SoundDock III is available this month for $250.



After the advertisementsof that JBL and Philips releases new Lightning-compatible music station for Apple's devices, Bose began advertising the company's digital music system SoundDock lll, designed for devices equipped with Lightning jack. Shipping of $ 249.95 value SoundDock III is within 7-10 business days, increasing the delivery time for those customers who preordered a device during the weekend.


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Sunday, December 9th, 2012. 22:55

Apple Releases Revamped iTunes 11



Apple has just released a revamped iTunes 11 application for Macs. The new app features a redesigned interface that is simpler and cleaner compared to the previous version. For example, the new interface has an “Expanded view” feature that allows users to click an album to quickly see its content. This saves users from re-searching and save space within the app. In addition, this view will offer recommendations from iTunes Store for other music.


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Friday, November 30th, 2012. 1:09

Spec comparison: iPad mini vs iPad 2 vs iPad 4



What's the difference between iPad Mini and iPad 2 and iPad 4? Let's take a look at the full spec comparison made by Apple:


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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 23:07

'iPad Mini' Pricing to Begin at Approximately $329



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9to5Mac offered their suggestions related to the entry price point for Apple’s upcoming smaller iPad set to be released October 23rd. The entry price will be reportedly between the base model of the new, fifth-generation iPod touch ($299) and the currently shipping WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 ($399). So, the base model of the smaller iPad will likely be priced at a minimum of $329 in the United States. A starting price of $329 makes sense. The new iPod touch will continue to be cheaper than Apple’s new tablet, while the smaller iPad’s pricing will also be nicely spaced under and between the new full-sized iPads.


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Monday, October 22nd, 2012. 14:38

Apple Acquiring Streaming Video Company Color Labs



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According to The Next Web’s report, Apple is acquiring Color Labs, startup, which raised $41 million of financing even before its launch last year. The company appeared as a photo sharing service that has in time transformed into a streaming video service.


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Thursday, October 18th, 2012. 13:12

Launch Of Apple’s Streaming Radio Service Delayed Over Licensing Negotiations



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This month The Wall Street Journal reported about Apple's plans to create its own streaming radio service to compete with Pandora. Reportedly Apple was in negotiations with record labels, but the company was months away from releasing the service.

The New York Post reported today that that licensing negotiations between music publisher Sony/ATV and Apple hit a snag over the licensing fee Apple would have to pay for each song streamed through the service. The report said:


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Saturday, September 29th, 2012. 1:49

Apple Announces Major iTunes Update Coming Next Month



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During yesterday’s special media event Apple unveiled a radically redesigned version of iTunes for Mac and PC featuring a "dramatically simpler" interface. The updated iTunes will receive iCloud integration to show all your media content saved in Apple's cloud storage service and save your position in movies or TV shows automatically so that you can pick up where you left off on another device.

We created iTunes because we love music and we’re going back to our roots with an incredibly clean design that keeps your music at the forefront,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The new iTunes works seamlessly with iCloud, always keeping your entire library at your fingertips, and we’re adding great new features that make listening to your music more fun.


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Thursday, September 13th, 2012. 14:09

Apple Announces New 4-inch iPod Touch And Multitouch iPod Nano



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Today at its media event Apple updated the iPod touch lineup to a fifth generation model that includes the same 4" screen as the new iPhone 5. At only 88 grams and 6.1mm thin the new iPod touch is lighter than all previous iPod touch models. The new model incorporates the A5 processor.


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Thursday, September 13th, 2012. 1:08

Live iPhone 5 launch coverage




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Google Released Native YouTube App For iPhone



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Google, as promised, has launched a native YouTube app for Apple’s smartphone. Previously we reported that Apple would be removing the YouTube app from IOS 6 that is expected to be released in the immediate future. At that time, Google said that a native iOS app is in the pipeline.

YouTube app just appeared as a free download in the App Store.


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