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Apple’s “Best of 2013″ curation on iTunes includes Disney Animated, Badland, Impossible Road and more…

Each year, Apple rounds up its favorite apps, games, music and video from the past 12 months. Each year, the list includes some fantastic content. 2013 is no different, and although we might not agree with all the top choices, they’re all great nonetheless. On iPad, this year’s award for App of the Year went to the fantastic and highly-acclaimed…

New Beatles album on its way to iTunes this week

Music licensing, copyright laws and various other legalities can often be confusing. This is especially true when you add the legal spat between Apple (the Mac-makers) and Apple (the record label). The two companies haven’t exactly had a stress-free coexistence. But, thankfully, all that changed a few years ago when they reached a deal to start selling…

Former SVP at Cumulus Media hired by Apple’s iTunes Radio team

  iTunes Radio has just picked up a new head of international advertising, and his name is Michael Pallad. Pallad’s former position had him as SVP of National and Network Sales at Cumulus Media, a large radio conglomerate that would give him just he experience Apple would be looking for in an international advertising leader. According to…

Apple Store app giving away free holiday playlist

If you need a little extra help to get you some holiday cheer this season, Apple looks like it has you covered. Now available via the Apple Store app is a free “Holiday Playlist” that gives you eight songs for free. The promotion, which expires on December 31st of this year, follows in the footsteps of Apple’s recent decision to begin giving away random,…

Top Stories This Week: Samsung vs. Apple in #icourt, Black Friday discounts announced, iPad Air and more..

This week, Samsung and Apple went back to court, fighting over the $410 million in damages that Judge Koh ordered be re-analyzed. As well as that, we’ve seen the silent, sneaky release of the iPad mini with Retina. In fact, there’s been a good variety of stories this week, the most popular of which we have rounded up below. 1.Samsung: We stole from…

Unreleased Marshall Mathers LP 2 now available for streaming on iTunes

If you’re anything like me, you were pretty excited when you heard that Eminem’s new album, Marshal Mathers LP 2, had been leaked online. Of course, none of us would ever stream it online illegally, would we? Never! Well for anyone that decided to wait and not illegally stream the album, boy do we have good news for you. Eminem announced today through…

Survey shows 92% of iTunes Radio users still listen to Pandora

A new report is coming out of AppleInsider making the claim that iTunes Radio has yet to win over many Pandora users, which is a good thing for Pandora. The company recently had an executive call iTunes Radio a “credible threat”, however with this news it means that the service isn’t winning over users has fast as Apple may have hoped it would. While…

Dinsey and Pixar movies disappear from iTunes and Apple TV

It appears that several Disney and Pixar movies have disappeared from the iTunes store in the USA and the UK, with reports also suggesting that they are no longer available via Apple TV either. The films include The Lion King and Mater’s Tall Tales. A reader of 9to5 Mac reported that those two films, which he had purchased, were removed from his Apple…

Pandora CFO: iTunes Radio is a “credible threat”

It isn’t everyday you hear a company’s CFO admitting that another company is a “credible threat.” However, that can seem worse than it actually sounded when taken out of context. This quote comes from an interview between CNET and Pandora CFO Mike Herring. According to Herring, Apple is definitely taken as a threat, however it doesn’t think that it will be…