Tag Archives: iTunes

Game Center, iTunes Store outages as iCloud issues continue

Something is definitely off with Apple’s cloud services. Earlier in the month we reported that both iMessage and FaceTime experienced multiple outages across the country, and now it looks like Game Center and the iTunes Store are acting up. On Thursday of this week, Game Center was unavailable for some users two separate times, for 90 minutes and 24…

Amazon making ground in digital music, but iTunes still no.1

Latest reports from NPD show that Amazon is really beginning to grow in terms of digital music market share. Their figures today show that Amazon’s share of digital music downloads has risen from 13% to 22% in 3 years. Despite this growth however, iTunes is still the clear dominant force in digital music, racking up 63% of all digital music downloads….

Twitter Music to allow connection to Spotify, iTunes, etc.

By now, you may have heard that Twitter is launching it’s own music service tomorrow dubbed Twitter Music. Although some is known about the service, there is still a lot that is unknown. Fortunately for audiophiles, there has been some more information leaked about the new service. According to leaked source codes, it appears as if Twitter Music will…

Bump update takes away feature to share iTunes media

It isn’t everyday that an application gets updated to take away a feature, however that is what has happened here. That’s right, Bump has been update to remove a feature, and that feature is one some will be sad to see go. With version 3.5.8, Bump is no longer able to share iTunes library media between devices. When opening the panel to share music…

Apple patents iTunes ‘credit’ system for offline purchases

A patent published today shows how iTunes users may soon be able to make music purchases whilst offline. Published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent is named “On-device offline purchases”, and it does pretty much what it says on the tin. The system would allow iTunes users to buy credits from iTunes, and store those credits for a…

Apple to close deal on “iRadio” as early as next week?

According to a new report from CNET, which cites people “familiar with the negotiations,” Apple is very close to signing a deal with two major record labels to stream their music on the infamous “iRadio” service. Apple has apparently made the deal in question is very good for record labels, offering  per-stream rates almost half as cheap as…

Google’s Quickoffice app now available for iPhone

For those of you unfamiliar with Quickoffice, this Google-branded application basically helps subscribers of Google Apps for Business manage their cross-platform productivity applications. Quickoffice users can access and edit Microsoft Office applications while saving compatible versions of the files to Google Drive, making it much easier to network…

iTunes app URLs demoted by Google? [UPDATE: A server issue is to blame]

If you’ve ever spent some time trying to find an application in the App Store that isn’t super popular, you know that it isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Therefore, many iOS users opt for a quick Google search over combing through the thousands of apps in the iOS App Store to find an application. Though you may have noticed that this method of app…