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.

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.

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…

Target refuses to sell Beyoncé’s new album due to digital-first release

As digital delivery continues to dominate sales within the music industry, the lack of a physical disc option at the launch of Beyoncé's latest release has caused Target to bow out of CD sales of the new album.

28 horror movies you can stream while you scream

Staying in for a Halloween movie marathon? Here's a thorough guide to keep you scared all night, broken down by exactly what type of scary movie you're looking for and where you can stream or buy it online.

Apple rolls out Apple TV automatic setup when paired with iOS 7 device

Definitely ideal for avoiding the same setup process over and over with new devices, the Apple TV can now be automatically setup by simply touching an iOS 7 mobile device to the Apple TV hardware.

Hands on: iTunes Radio can’t out-DJ Pandora, but it sure does look pretty

We took a gander at iTunes Radio to see how it stackd s up to the competition - namely, Spotify and Pandora. Will it hold its own against music discovery's big boys?

How to be an effective couch potato and binge-watch this Labor Day

Got the day off? Grab a computer or other Web-enabled streaming device and hit up these shows. It's time for some good-old fashioned binge-watching.

Apple readies for iTunes Festival with dedicated Apple TV channel and revamped app

With the launch of the annual iTunes music festival in London just days away, Apple has added a dedicated channel to Apple TV and launched a revamped app, with both set to offer live and recorded streams of performances.

Apple hits one billion podcast subscriptions via iTunes store

Eight years after bringing podcasts to its iTunes store, Apple has reached one billion subscriptions. The company is marking the milestone by highlighting a number of classic podcasts, as well as a selection of current and up-and-coming…

Why is Thom Yorke pulling his music from Spotify? In a word: Royalties

Internet music services claim they're being killed by royalties; artists claim they're barely seeing any royalties at all. How do music royalties work, and who's right?

App-y Birthday! How 5 years of the App Store has changed software forever

Despite not being the first of its kind, the Apple App Store changed the way we buy software (and not only on our phones), introduced us to thousands of almost indispensable apps, and started the smartphone revolution.