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Twitter #music updated, includes new genre feature, bug fixes

Twitter’s #music app has officially been updated today, and it includes a big new feature. Twitter #music now includes genres to allow users to discover specific types of music, rather than having to look through all music to find certain genres. In addition to the new genre feature, #music also allows Rdio authentication to occur within the app,…

iTunes controls 75% of digital music market worldwide

iTunes is perhaps the most famous digital music store in the world. Apple’s music service which was launched months before the first iPod, and has rapidly expanded its services since its announcement. According to Asymco’s Horace Dediu, the average iTunes user spends around $12 per year on music, and if you multiply that by 575 million, which is the…

Beta software update brings iTunes Radio to Apple TV

During Apple’s iTunes Radio announcement during WWDC, the company revealed that the new streaming music service and Pandora competitor would be coming to Apple TV via a software update soon. For users of the device, we have good news: the beta is now out, and the software brings the streaming service as well as a new Conference Room Display mode, which…

About 1 million new iTunes accounts are activated every two days

iTunes is one of the largest user bases in the world, with its numbers coming only in second to that of Facebook. Generating more revenue than any other tech company’s, Horace Dediu of Asymco tweeted a chart (above) showing iTunes account growth, and estimated that an average of 500,000 accounts are activated each day. Do some quick and simple math and…

WWDC 2013 roundup: iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, new Macs, & more! [VID]

Apple announced a ton of great things at this year’s WWDC keynote address. Our favorite fruit company started off strong by debuting updated MacBook Air models that boast 40% faster graphics and a crazy boost in battery life (9 hours for the 11-inch model and 12 hours for the 13-inch model). The ultra portable laptops are powered by Intel’s 4th-gen…

More iOS 7 features you haven’t heard about

Although the presentation over iOS 7 at today’s WWDC was pretty in-depth, there obviously wasn’t time to cover every little detail of iOS 7 during the keynote. Fortunatley, TUAW has brought to light some more features that weren’t talked about, even though these features appeared on a slide from the keynote. Below are some of the features that you may…

50 billion apps downloaded, 600 million iOS devices sold, $10 billion revenue from App Store revealed

Tim Cook took the stage today at WWDC, and he made some big announcements when it comes to numbers of both apps as well as iOS devices. For example, Cook announced that over 50 billion apps have been downloaded, and there are over 900,000 apps available in the App Store as of today, including 375,000 apps built to be compatible with the iPad. With these…

iRadio unveiling at WWDC looks almost certain as Sony Music signs on

We’ve been hearing a lot about iRadio over the past few weeks. It’s no secret that Apple’s been working behind the scenes for years to come up with a Spotify/Pandora killing music streaming service. The only stumbling blocks have been the record labels who all took some time to agree deals with Apple. The last major record label, Sony Music, has just…