ITUNES

  • Three years after his death, Steve Jobs gives video testimony in Apple trial December 6, 2014

    New York: Three years after the tech world mourned his passing, Apple mastermind Steve Jobs was back from the dead giving posthumous testimony in a video at a US antitrust trial. Jurors in an Oakland court have been submerged since the beginning of the week in a debate over whether consumers...
  • Apple offers users option to delete free U2 album following complaints September 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band. U2 performed at the close of an Apple event last week marked by the unveiling of new largescreen iPhones,...
  • Apple releases U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes September 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Awardwinning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch...
  • A new app alerts people to avoid unsafe areas, provides safe walking directions August 9, 2014

    New York: A new app is here that alerts users to avoid "sketchy" areas and provides safe walking directions in the neighbourhood. The app has also invited some sharp reactions from people who think it will fuel racism. Launching it on the iTunes app store for New York City users, the app...
  • Apple rejects female masturbation app May 19, 2014

    New York: An app that teaches women how to masturbate has been rejected by Apple from its iTunes stores worldwide. Created by designer Tina Gong, 'HappyPlayTime' is a sex education app currently in development that teaches women how to masturbate. The app uses lighthearted games to teach users about the female anatomy...
  • VLC for iOS returns, version 2.0 now available on Apple's App Store July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: After twoandahalf years the VLC app for iOS devices has made a comeback to the Apple App Store. The opensource universal media player app was taken off after only a couple of months on the Apple App Store in January 2011 because of licensing issues. The GNU General...
  • Priyanka Chopra 'Exotic' tops iTunes India charts July 15, 2013

    Actress Priyanka Chopra's new single 'Exotic' featuring American rapper Pitbull is number one on the iTunes India charts and is rising on the international charts as well. ...
  • Apple WWDC highlights: iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iTunes Radio June 11, 2013

    New York: The software running Apple's iPhones and iPads is getting a new look and several new features. The Mac is borrowing more functionality from mobile devices. New MacBook Airs are out, and a new Internet radio service will be coming this fall. Apple announced these offerings and more during...
  • iTunes Radio: Apple announces music streaming service June 11, 2013

    New York: Apple unveiled an Internet radio service called iTunes Radio on Monday and said the service will personalise listeners' music based on what they've listened to and what they've purchased on iTunes. Apple said iTunes Radio will be available this fall in the US. It will be free with advertisements...
  • Apple unveils iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, new Mac Pro, iTunes Radio June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Apple made as many as six major product announcements at the opening keynote of its annual developers conference. The new Apple releases and announcements include iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iTunes Radio, iWork for iCloud, new MacBook Air and an all new Mac Pro. iOS 7 Apple says the iOS...
  • Apple signs deal with Warner for streaming music: Reports June 4, 2013

    San Francisco: Apple Inc has signed an agreement with Warner Music Group for music licenses in a push to create a streaming music service to unveil at a conference of its developers next week, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources. The iPhone maker...
  • iTunes celebrates a decade, faces new challenges April 25, 2013

    New York: When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry reeling from the effects of online piracy was anxious to see how the new music service would shake out. "The sky was falling, and iTunes provided a place where...
  • Twitter deepens multimedia offering, launches Twitter #music app April 19, 2013

    Los Angeles: Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter made the app available for download from Apple's online store and also launched a Web version on Thursday. Twitter said the service will eventually be available on...
  • Amazon accelerates, Apple slows down in music downloads April 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc has grabbed more than a fifth of the market for digital music downloads, helped by the launch of its own tablet computers and aggressive pricing, according to an industry study released on Tuesday. AmazonMP3, the online retailer's digital music business, had 22 per cent of the market...
  • Apple's iTunes sets record with 25 billion songs sold February 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: The answer to the trivia question will be: "Monkey Drums (Goskel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch." That's the 25billionth song purchased on iTunes. Apple announced the sales milestone in a news release Wednesday. The company says Phillip Lupke of Germany purchased and downloaded Buch's song and will receive an...
  • Amazon launches AutoRip, offers free digital versions of CDs January 11, 2013

    San Francisco: Amazon.com, taking aim at Apple's dominant iTunes store, on Thursday unveiled a service that it hopes will boost digital music sales and encourage more people to use its Cloud music service. Amazon launched Amazon AutoRip, which gives customers free digital versions of music CDs they purchase from the...
  • Google launches 'scan and match' music service December 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: Google is turning on a "scan and match" service for Google Music users to store copies of their songs online, offering for free what Apple charges $25 a year for. The service, which launched Tuesday, cuts uploading time for those who want to save their music libraries online. It...
  • Apple opens up iTunes Store for India December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Apple has finally opened the doors of its popular iTunes Store for users in India. On its India debut the iTunes Store is offering a selected range of Indian music and movies for purchase with prices in Indian rupees. Individual songs are available for purchase for Rs 12 and...
  • Music review: Three Wheels, Nine Lives October 31, 2012

    Colourblind Chameleons Chuck a stone into any college campus in metropolitan India, and chances are it would land on a student who plays in a rock band. Thats how common they are now. No real story there. Okay then, how about those whove made their name by not covering songs by other...
  • Microsoft debuts Xbox music service to take on Apple October 15, 2012

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Monday announced that Xbox Music, a digital music service to vie with Apple Inc's iTunes and Amazon.com Inc's Cloud Player, will be available for its Xbox game consoles on Tuesday. The service will be expanded to Windows softwarebased computers and tablets, including the upcoming Surface tablet,...
  • Amazon unveils music matching service August 1, 2012

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc announced a scanandmatch digital music service on Tuesday, stepping up competition with Apple Inc's iTunes. The new service will find music files on users' computers, create matching versions of those songs and store them in the cloud, Amazon said. As part of the new service, Amazon announced licensing...
  • Apple launches iTunes in HK, Singapore, Taiwan June 27, 2012

    Singapore: Apple Inc said on Wednesday it has launched its iTunes online media store in 12 Asian territories including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, making it easier for customers in the region to buy and download music and videos. While Asian users of Apple's iPhones and iPads are able to download...
  • Flipkart launches Flyte MP3 download store February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Fast growing ecommerce website Flipkart is flying into the digital music download territory with its MP3 download service called Flyte. The online music download store which opened on Monday will have to compete with music piracy websites and illegal BitTorrent downloads but also with free Indian online music streaming...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' most watched trailer December 26, 2011

    Los Angeles: Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie's trailer is the most watched one on iTunes with 12.5 million viewership in 24 hours. It has smashed previous record set by the trailer for 'The Avengers', which had more than 10 million iTunes views. Warner Bros Pictures announced that the new...
  • Adele is iTunes topseller of 2011 December 10, 2011

    Los Angeles: British singer Adele has became the first artist to secure three milestones on the iTunes music chart, scoring 2011's topselling single, topselling album and being named the iTunes Artist of the Year, said the music company. The 23yearold singer's single "Rolling in the Deep" beat stiff competition from Katy...
  • Review: iTunes Match wins cloud music war November 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: In recent weeks, Apple, Google and Amazon.com have each launched the missing puzzle piece in their wireless mobile music systems. Apple enabled storage and delivery of your songs over the Internet through iTunes Match. Google started selling music digitally. Amazon shipped an electronicbooks device, called the Kindle Fire,...
  • Google music service faces big hurdles November 17, 2011

    New York: Social media and mobile communications will be the two big targets for Google Inc when it unveils a new music store for users on Wednesday, according to four people familiar with its plans. But the giant web search company's new music partners have already labelled the service "unexciting."...
  • Apple launches iTunes Match a couple weeks late November 15, 2011

    Cupertino: Apple has turned on its iTunes Match service although it's two weeks late. The $25ayear subscription promises to match every song on a person's computer and store the tunes in an online account on distant servers known as the "cloud." The songs can then be downloaded or streamed to...
  • Online music sales to rise 7 per cent in 2011 November 9, 2011

    London: Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 billion as digital services such as Spotify and iTunes gain momentum, technology research firm Gartner said on Tuesday. But sales of CDs, hurt by piracy as well as paidfor online distribution, will continue to...