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‘Error 53′ may lead to a lawsuit against Apple

I’ve been trying to avoid writing an article about the ‘Error 53′ fiasco because honestly I believe it’s a non-issue. If you get your screen replaced by a third-party, it’s your responsibility to know that the third-party may or may not be using Apple certified parts. With Touch ID, however, replacing your screen gets a bit more difficult because it…

Some Apple services outages prevent users from purchasing digital items

According to Apple’s system status page, (as of 8:03AM PST), several Apple services such as the App, iTunes, iBooks, and Mac App Store are currently down. In addition, Apple TV services and iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match may also be down for some users. The timeline notes that some users have been seeing outages as early as 7AM PST, and Apple has…

Apple to get rid of ad-supported iTunes Radio stations on January 29, will require an Apple Music subscription

In an email that is currently rolling out to customers, Apple announced that they will be getting rid of the ad-supported iTunes Radio stations on January 29. This means if you want to listen to any iTunes Radio stations you will be required to have an Apple Music subscription. However, Beats 1 will become the “premiere free broadcast.” First launched…

Lots of movies on iTunes are on sale right now

If you’ve been waiting for a good sale on your favorite movie, now is the time to make a move. iTunes is currently having a sale for a ton of movies right now. Not the usual sale here and there, but there are at least 50-100 movies on sale right now. In addition to movies, movie bundles are getting a price reduction as well. Your usual $15-20 movie is…

Apple begins rolling out Carrier billing for iTunes and App Store

Apple has been falling behind in terms of carrier billing for its iTunes and App Store. We’ve seen in the past several carriers offer workarounds for this method but it seems as though Apple is working on supporting the feature, spotted first in Germany by TechCrunch. Customers who have O2 as their carrier in Germany are able to type in their phone number…

iTunes 12.3.1 released with stability and performance improvements

Along with the slew of other updates coming out of Apple this morning, iTunes has been updated to version 12.3.1. The update is a minor one as the only thing listed in the change log is stability and performance improvements. The update can be found by laughing the Mac App Store and heading to the updates tab. iTunes 12.3.1 is the first update in…

Apple releases iTunes 12.2.2 with Apple Music fixes

Alongside iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple has also pushed an update to iTunes, bringing it to version 12.2.2. This latest update contains Apple Music fixes. – Click on the Beats 1 banner to see what’s currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show – You can now view a list of the artists you’re following on Apple Music -…

Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 to the public

Today Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 to the public. The software update comes about six weeks since the initial iOS 8.4 update was released, alongside Apple Music. The build number for today’s release is 12H321 and can be downloaded via iTunes on your computer, or via an over-the-air update on your iOS device. Through testing iOS 8.4.1, there wasn’t…

Apple releases 1.0.4 software update to iPod nano

With a small subset of users using the device, Apple has pushed a software update to its latest iPod nano, bringing the version number to 1.0.4. Though, the update doesn’t seem to bring any major features, more of a bug fix update. The software update can be found for Apple’s iPod 7th generation iPod nano via iTunes. Plug in your lightning cable to…