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New albums this week: La Roux, Common, The Ting Tings, and more

New music is dropping all the time. It's time to get some new tunes in your ears. Here are our favorite new releases for the week, including La Roux, Common, Bon Iver, and more!

Music

Paul McCartney releases five classic post-Beatles records as feature-filled apps

Legendary songwriter Paul McCartney has re-released five classic albums, both solo and Wings material, from his back catalog in the form of iPad apps. The former Beatle joins a growing camp of artists who've opted to release their records as apps crammed with…

Music

Snowpiercer hits digital distribution just two weeks after U.S. release

Attempting to reach a wider audience than a few hundred theaters, a film distributor is attempting to leverage availability on a massive scale using digital video platforms such as iTunes.

Movies

Digital music sales dip 12 percent as listeners switch to streaming

How much digital music have you bought since you switched to Spotify or Rdio? A new report from Nielsen shows download sales dwindling while streaming services — and vinyl sales — are on the up.

Music

How to make ringtones for iPhone

No one likes to pay for ringtones (or seemingly anything for that matter). So why not keep the money and check out our quick guide for creating free, custom ringtones using iTunes, GarageBand and Fried Cookies' Ringtone Maker.

Mobile

How to download and listen to podcasts on Android or iOS

If you want to download and listen to podcasts on your Android or iOS device, here's a guide on what to do and which apps to choose.

Mobile

50 best free ebooks from iBooks, Google Play, and Project Gutenberg

Believe it or not, you don't always have to pay for great books. Here is our handpicked selection of the best free books for the iPad, so you can tap into thousands of quality offerings from the iBooks, Google Play, and Project Gutenberg.

Mobile

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 Spotify.

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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 matter of urgency.

Android Army

Apple reportedly working on a Spotify rival and iTunes for Android

With music sales dropping, Apple could be set to unveil an on-demand streaming music service of its own, while Android support for iTunes is also being discussed by the company's executives.

Apple

Kickstarter brings hundreds of crowdfunded films to iTunes

If you're an iTunes user you can now get access to hundreds of titles funded through Kickstarter — the initial selection includes the 'Veronica Mars' movie plus many other comedies and dramas.

Movies

iTunes Festival channel lands on Apple TV ahead of SXSW music shows

Just ahead of Apple's first US-based iTunes Festival – set to kick of at SXSW on Tuesday – the tech giant has launched a dedicated channel on Apple TV offering band bios, concert times and, of course, live streams of all the shows.

Apple

Apple brings iTunes Festival to US for first time, launches at SXSW

Apple is bringing its iTunes Festival to the US for the first time, with Austin's SXSW film, tech and music bash hosting the event next month. Artists include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, and ZEDD.

Apple

Facebook Paper is now yours to download, provided you have an iPhone

Facebook has released Paper, its new app which brings Flipboard-style looks and usability to the familiar Facebook News Feed, creating an attractive social new reader app.

Mobile

Apple kicks off its ’12 Days of Gifts’ promo with four Timberlake tracks

Apple has launched its 12-day festive giveaway for iDevice owners with four live recordings from Justin Timberlake. If you're a fan of the singer, you've got till midnight Thursday to grab the material. If not, there's always tomorrow's gift.

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