Tag Archives: iTunes

Apple ordered to pay $533 million in patent trial

Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million in damages after a federal jury found that the company’s iTunes software was found to infringe upon patents held by Texas-based Smartflash LLC, reports Bloomberg. The patents in question were said to have been used without permission by third-party apps available through Apple’s App Store. Smartflash was…

Opinion: Apple is about to dominate streaming music

Apple might be late to the streaming music party, but that doesn’t mean the company won’t succeed in the market. In fact, quite the opposite. There were plenty of smartphones before the iPhone, plenty of tablets before the iPad, and you can bet that Apple Watch is going to trounce earlier wearables when it arrives in a couple of months. Apple has…

Apple’s Beats Music rebrand to feature deep iOS integration, Android app, $7.99/month subscription, more

Since Apple purchased the Beats Music streaming service as part of the company’s $3 billion acquisition of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Beats, little has been said publicly about the company’s plans for the service. Rumors of a rebrand to the Beats Music app have been swirling for a while now but a new report from Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has shed more light on…

How Apple can conquer the streaming market without innovating

Prior to Beats joining the Apple family, I was a staunch user of iTunes, and the iOS Music app. I’m a fan of the ecosystem, and the conveniences that come along with it. It seems difficult to remember now, but before Apple bought Beats, many were questioning the fate and direction of iTunes with the growth of services like Spotify. After purchasing…

Erik’s Apple Wish List for 2015

This post is part of our “2015 Wish List” series! The series highlights TiP staffers’ hopes for the year in Apple tech, however likely they may be. You can follow along with all entries in the series HERE. As we enter a new year, Apple has proven its doubters wrong with a strong product lineup with more undoubtedly on its way. The Apple Watch is…

I is for iTunes: Bono not sorry for free U2 album release

Remember iTunesgate/U2gate/Songs-of-Innocence-gate? Well, it turns out that, on reflection, U2 frontman Bono was not all that impressed with the negative public reaction to the band’s free album landing in every iTunes user’s library. In a personal look-back at 2014 posted on U2′s site, Bono lavishes praise on Apple and its efforts in music while…

Apple eyeing exclusive album releases to boost Beats Music engagement

Executives at Beats Music, now under Apple’s ownership, are lining up exclusive album releases in order to boost engagement with the fledgling music subscription service, according to a report by New York Post. Beats staffers are said to be eyeing up exclusive content in an effort to replicate the kind of success seen by Beyoncé with the release of…

Apple declined to stream ‘The Interview’ on iTunes, reports NYT

Apple declined to stream Sony Pictures’ controversial film ‘The Interview’ on iTunes, according to a report by The New York Times. After Sony opted to cancel the film’s theatrical release following threats from North Korean hackers, the studio is said to have contacted Apple about the possibility of hosting ‘The Interview’ on iTunes. Apple was not…