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iTunes is dead, long live… Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV

Apple’s iTunes software turned 18 this year. But while it’s just become old enough to vote in US elections, Apple has decided to replace iTunes and divide up its features into a series of separate apps. Of course, iTunes used to do a lot of things including managing and playing music, movies, and podcasts and […]

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Samsung’s new Smart TVs will support iTunes and Apple AirPlay

Samsung’s 2019 smart TV lineup will support all the usual streaming video services including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and Google Play. But Samsung has announced that they’ll also have an Apple iTunes Movies and TV Shows app and AirPlay 2 support. That will make Samsung’s TVs the first third-party media streamers to support iTunes. Up […]

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Apple pulls iTunes Store support for 1st-gen Apple TV, Windows XP and Vista

The original Apple TV was released a little over 11 years ago. And if you’re still hanging onto one, it’s about to get a lot less useful. Apple has announced that the iTunes Store will no longer work with 1st-gen Apple TV devices starting May 25th. The company is also pulling the plug on iTunes […]

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Deals of the Day (9-12-2016)

Apple started selling movies through iTunes 10 years ago, and the company is celebrating with a bunch of sales. You can currently pick up a bunch of bundles featuring 10 movies for 10 bucks. The deals are grouped by studio rather than genre, so you might end up grabbing a few movies you don’t really care […]

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How do you listen to podcasts?

Podcasting has been around for more than a decade, but it’s really taken off in recent years with the success of shows like Serial, the launch of new podcast networks including Gimlet, Panoply, and Radiotopia, and many independent productions. I’ve been a fan of (some) podcasts for a long time, but I’ve been thinking a lot […]

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Apple introduces iTunes Radio, a Pandora-like internet radio service

Apple is getting into the streaming music service business with the launch of iTunes Radio. It’s a free service that lets you stream music from more than 200 stations. It’s sort Apple’s answer to Pandora. You can access iTunes Radio on a Mac, PC, Apple TV device, or iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. While the […]

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Amazon brings its MP3 music store to iOS (with a web app)

Amazon’s Cloud Player app for iOS lets you stream music from your Amazon account to an  iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. But you can’t use the app to purchase music on your mobile device — you’ll need to purchase or upload tracks using a PC or a different device. Now Amazon is making it possible […]

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iTunes U update adds note-taking just in time for Back to School season

iTunes U is Apple’s higher-education podcast and content delivery system that allows universities to publish lectures, notes and other digital materials for online access. Much of the content from the hundreds of participating institutions is available to the public, though a great deal is restricted to currently enrolled college students. An update to iOS app […]