Movies & TV

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.

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.

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…
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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…

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.
Movies & TV

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.

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 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.