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Apple releases iTunes 12.4 with some new design tweaks

Apple today has released the long awaited iTunes 12.4. The new release comes seven months after the release of iTunes 12.3, and adds some welcome design tweaks, which was rumored earlier this month. Today’s update may also add some new safeguards that could help prevent iTunes from deleting music from your library without your knowledge. While the new…

Apple acknowledges music deletion bug, iTunes update imminent

Today, Apple has officially acknowledged that some users are having an issue where unrecoverable music is being deleted from users libraries. The company says they will be pushing an iTunes update next week with ‘safeguards’ that will prevent this from happening in the future. However, Apple states that it cannot reproduce this issue in-hosue, so…

Apple re-releases iOS 9.3 for older devices to fix activation issues

Last week, Apple pulled iOS 9.3 for older devices due to an activation issue after updating to the firmware. Later that day, the iPad maker re-released iOS 9.3 for the iPad 2. However, today it looks like Apple has re-released iOS 9.3 for all older devices that were affected by this activation issue. Today’s build, labeled 13E237, is now available for…

Walt Mossberg influenced Steve Jobs to bring iTunes to the PC

VentureBeat has discovered from Tony Fadell, who’s known for being apart of the team who designed the original iPod, that Walt Mossberg played a big role in Jobs’ decision to create a version of iTunes for the PC. Fadell has previously discussed his relationship with Jobs and his role at Apple over the years. But this time around, Fadell has shed some…

Apple releases modified iOS 9.2.1 build to fix ‘Error 53’

On Thursday Apple published a new version of its current iOS 9.2.1 software with a new build number. The update fixes devices that were being bricked by “error 53,” Apple has also released a support document telling customers how to resolve the issue. In case you were unaware, error 53 appeared when the Touch ID validation check failed during an iOS…

‘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…