iTunes Store

Apple suffers China setback as authorities block iTunes movie and book sales

Apple's iTunes store for movies and books has reportedly been blocked in China. The online store only launched in the country six months ago, and so Apple executives will be keen to find out precisely why the action has been taken.
Home Theater

Google Play Movies iOS app now features AirPlay support

An update to the Google Play Movies & TV app brings good news to Apple TV owners. The app has added AirPlay support, allowing users to stream content straight from their phone to an Apple TV.

Apple’s iTunes almost at 800 million accounts, most ‘connected to a credit card’

Apple has revealed it now oversees almost 800 million iTunes accounts globally. While revenue from its online store is up, recent reports suggest the firm may revamp its music-based elements to better compete with the likes of Pandora and…
Android Army

Apple planning drastic iTunes revamp to fight off competition from Pandora and Spotify

Apple is reportedly considering a drastic revamp of its iTunes store and related music services in a bid to address the issue of declining downloads. An on-demand music service and iTunes Android app are apparently being considered as a…

Apple services offline: iCloud, iMessage, iTunes down for some users

Several of Apple's most popular online services - iCloud, iMessage, and iTunes Music - have been inoperable for some users starting around midnight on August 22. Our report on what's down.

iTunes Store turns 10, launches timeline to remind us of iPods and cheezy songs of yore

On April 28, the iTunes Store turns ten years old and Apple has setup a microsite within the iTunes Store highlighting related milestones by year along with the top songs and albums of that year.

How much are next-gen music services really paying artists?

Bandcamp, Spotify, and Pandora have made music available as never before. However, how much money is being made for the musicians you love? Probably a lot less than you think.

Hands on with iTunes 11: Is this Apple’s best iTunes to date?

Apple's newly designed update to iTunes is here. We took a hands-on look too see what's changed with iTunes 11, and we can safely say we liked what we saw.

App that lets you ‘impregnate your friends’ blasted by family planning groups

A new iPhone app that lets you "impregnate your friends" with the touch of a button is causing controversy just a day after its release.

Corrupt updates? Issue with iOS and Mac app stores causing apps to crash

It appears Apple may have been issuing a number of corrupt app updates via its iOS and Mac app stores. Instapaper developer Marco Arment tested an update to his app without any problems before submitting it to Apple, but when it was issued…

Sales of digital goods growing fast, good news for Amazon

Data from research firm comScore has shown that sales of digital content for devices such as tablets and e-readers is growing fast. The figures will please Amazon, which has sold millions of Kindle Fire tablets since its launch in November…

Apple’s cloud music service scans user’s iTunes library for content, sources say

Apple's cloud-based music streaming service will reportedly scan each user's music library and then populate their streaming playlist with mirrored content, regardless of whether or not the source material comes from the iTunes Store.