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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…

Final Fantasy Tactics iOS app half-price until June 12

If you’re a fan of Final Fantasy, listen up! Square Enix has slashed the price of its Final Fantasy Tactics strategy game in half, lasting from now until June 12. You can now snag the iPad version for $8.99 and the iPhone/iPod Touch version for $7.99. What’s more, the developer has added some much-need improvements, including better graphics, iCloud…

Apple releases iTunes 11.0.4 features new MiniPlayer, Improved Songs View and Multi-Disc Albums

Apple has just pressed the button and launched iTunes version 11.0.4. The new update features everything you already love about iTunes 11, plus some really cool refinements. Included in the latest “dot” update are a new MiniPlayer, an improved Songs View which allows you to see album artwork while in Songs View. What’s more, Multi-Disc Albums now show up as…

Get $50 iTunes Gift Cards for $40 from Staples

If you’re looking for some iTunes gift cards, I would go check out Staples. It currently has $50 iTunes gift cards on sale for $40, so you are getting $10 just for buying them. That’s a pretty good deal. Target is known to do this at times as well, selling gift cards for $5 to $10 off the amount they are worth. If you’re interested, head on over here to…

App Store downloads to be overtaken by Google Play by October?

A report from Distimo predicts that Apple’s impressive run of being the top vendor of apps is going to end before the end of Q3 this year. Due to the huge success of Samsung’s devices, the Google Play store has been very popular in recent times. Apple’s App Store sells around 2 billion apps each month, whereas Google sells around 2.5 billion. If that…

MiniPlayer tweak update adds search function, music scrubber

Jailbreakers out there are probably aware of the MiniPlayer tweak, but just in case you aren’t, this cool little tweak adds an iTunes-like mini music player to your iOS device. Much like the original iTunes mini player, it can control play/pause, skipping back and forward, and volume. The little window can be easily hidden or revealed and can be called…

Apple stopping movie trailer downloads?

Apple’s movie trailer service has been around for a very long time. In fact, I’m sure I remember downloading them on to my old iPod classic before the days of proper smartphones and fast streaming. Why? Because if I could be writing about anything other than iDevices for a living, it’d be movies. I studied them for three years at university, and any…

iRadio song skip feature causing problems with Sony Music – rumor

According to a new report from CNET which cites sources “familiar with the ongoing negotiations,” Apple and Sony Music are working hard to finalize an agreement for Apple’s iRadio streaming service. Apparently, what’s giving Sony pause (pun intended) is the built-in song skip feature. Sony and Apple can’t seem to reach an agreement regarding how much…