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Why iTunes on Android makes no sense

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about Apple launching an iTunes app on Android. The prospect is certainly interesting, even if the rumors are somewhat dubious, and it got me thinking about the likelihood of Apple branching out iTunes.  Firstly, Apple launching iTunes on Android would be a big deal. To set the context a bit, providing Apple…

5 of today’s top Apple News stories, March 25th – new emojis coming soon, iPhone engineer discusses secret development, and more…

Well once again, today was a busy day in the world of iPhone news. In order to make sure that you, our readers, don’t miss anything going on in the crazy world of iPhones, iPads, and other Apple news, we’ve rounded up five of the top Apple stories that hit the web today, covering everything from the iPhone’s secret production process to an update to the…

Why iTunes isn’t as relevant as it once was [Editorial]

Today, the UK government announced that from 2015, digital purchases in the UK would be subjected to the same 20% VAT rate that is currently charged on every other store-purchase in the UK. This certainly means that, with the higher tax rate, iTunes prices will increase. Despite this fairly disparaging news, I found myself relatively unscathed by the…

Apple services temporarily go down, mostly back online now

Earlier today, if you attempted to go to Apple’s website, or access Apple’s online stores such as the iTunes store or the App Store, you may have experienced a strange error message saying that the service was not available. While many who encountered this issue thought they were alone in the error, it was actually an outage in Apple’s DNS. While not…

iTunes 11.1.5 released with bug fixes

Apple, today released the latest incremental update to its iTunes desktop app. Version 11.1.5 includes iBooks compatibility improvements and a handful of bug fixes, including a fairly serious one that would cause it to crash without reason. It’s available in the Mac App Store now as a free…

iTunes Festival coming to US shores for the first time at SXSW in March

For the first time in its history, the iTunes Festival is going to be held outside the UK, at the SXSW event in March. Between March 11th-15th, Apple’s going to host a concert each evening with a string of top artists set to perform at the Moody Theater, home of the Austin City Limits. So far, those names include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith…

Apple building out internet infrastructure to improve performance, possibly ahead of new television product

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been making major investments in its internet infrastructure in order to boost the performance of its existing online services, but which could also help pave the way for a future television product that may rely heavily on these technologies. From WSJ: Bill Norton, chief strategy officer for…

U2 and Bank of America team up for Product (RED) iTunes promo

Rock band U2 have teamed up with Bank of America for a new promotion which was announced during last night’s Super Bowl ads. For the promo, Bank of America will donate $1 to charity Product (RED) for every time U2′s latest single is downloaded from iTunes, which can be grabbed for free before midnight tonight. The track, called “Invisible”, first…