Tag Archives: iTunes

iOS 8 feature highlight: Spotlight

One of the main features that seemed to get pushed aside during the iOS 7 revamp was Spotlight, the universal search feature that was available on iOS. Through iOS 6, the feature had its very own spot reserved as a homepage to the left of the main home apps page, but with iOS 7, the feature was reduced to a simple search bar that was available by…

What to expect from Apple at WWDC next week

  Next week Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s keynote speech will start at 10 a.m. Pacific time on June 2 and if you click here, you will be able to watch it live. However, if you want to watch along, you’ll need Safari 4 or later on OS X 10.6 or later;…

Could Beats acquisition mean more cross-platform apps from Apple?

While Apple is certainly known for its inability to play nice with other operating systems in the mobile world, there could be a shake up in that statement coming soon. With today’s acquisition of Beats Electronics, it means that Apple now has an Android app in the form of Beats Music. Now most will dismiss this as a small and minor fact in the grand scheme…

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.2, seeds OS X 10.9.4 beta

On Wednesday, Apple released version 11.2.2 of their iTunes application. The minor update, available from the Mac App Store or as a direct download from their website, fixes a problem with downloading certain podcast episodes and includes several stability improvements. This update comes only nine days after another minor update, one that addressed…

Apple still wants Beats to help with transition to streaming

The potential acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple was all the talk last week. The potential $3.2 billion buy-out was huge news, but there was unfortunately no official or new information coming from either party since the original news surfaced. However, a new report has surfaced today, which claims that a large part behind the acquisition of…

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…