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Some of Apple's online services down this morning

No, it's not your imagination. Some of Apple's online services have been down this morning. A quick look at the Apple System Status page shows that the iTunes Store was down for 16.6 percent of all users between 8:57 and 9:42 AM ET, and that continuing outages affecting less than 1 percent of all...

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Apple features incredibly cheap movie bundles sale on iTunes (Updated)

Apple is currently offering a sale on movie bundles in the iTunes Store with some very good deals indeed. For example, you can buy the Harry Potter Complete Collection, which features all eight Harry Potter movies in HD for only US$9.99 (Update -- the price has gone back up to $59.99). That's a...

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TodoMovies: The must-have movie app for movie lovers

Taphive's TodoMovies (US$1.99) app for iPhone has recently been updated to version 2.0. I'd not seen or used TodoMovies before, but as a huge movie enthusiast, I knew I had to check it out. At its heart, TodoMovie is an app that keeps track of movies you want to watch, but it's supercharged...

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Apple celebrates 'A Decade of iTunes' with interactive timeline

Apple is celebrating "A Decade of iTunes" with a cool interactive timeline in the iTunes store. The timeline pulls out milestones for iTunes each year. For example, on September 7th, 2005 it says "iPod nano replaces iPod mini and goes on to become the bestselling music player ever." Each year...

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Daily Update for February 6, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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iTunes selling, renting movies in recently opened stores

After launching the iTunes Store in a slew of countries earlier this month, Apple has began selling and renting movies in 42 of those locales. According to AppleInsider, the newly added countries that have movie purchases as of today are: Europe: Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and...

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Redeem iTunes gift cards with iTunes 11 and your Mac's camera

One of the coolest iTunes 11 features has got to be the new redemption system. It allows you to scan gift codes using your Mac's camera system. As the screen shot above shows, all you have to do is hold up your iTunes barcode and let your camera do the work. No more laborious typing of...

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iTunes Store opens in Hong Kong, Taiwan and 10 other Asia-Pacific territories

Our Apple-loving compatriots on the west side of the Pacific Ocean have been able to purchase the latest in iPhone and iPad software from the App Store for a while, but believe it or not, they've been shut out of the iTunes Store. Apple has just opened the virtual iTunes storefront in a dozen...

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Apple hit with class action lawsuit over iTunes double-billing

Apple has been hit with another class-action lawsuit for double billing customers in the iTunes store. New York resident Robert Herskowitz claims Apple charged him twice for the single "Whataya Want from Me" by Adam Lambert. Herskowitz says he contacted Apple and got an automated response...

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Apple TV now offers Genius recommendations for movies, TV shows

A silent update to the backend has introduced Genius recommendations for movies and TV shows to the Apple TV. No user action is required to access the new feature, as it's not part of a device firmware update. Instead, Apple has updated its own servers to send this information to the Apple TV from...

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TUAW on SOPA and PIPA: What they are and why we're against them

By now, news about two bills making their way through the US legislative approval process, Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), has spread like wildfire across the Internet, along with widespread criticism of both bills. As part of that criticism, if you're reading this on...

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The Criterion Collection comes to iTunes

With virtually no fanfare -- or even a press release -- The Criterion Collection has made 46 of its 680 films available on iTunes. Among the films released are art house classics any lovers of cinema will recognize, including The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman, Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa,...

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WSJ: Apple negotiating for streaming movies on iTunes Store

The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple and major film studios are currently negotiating for the right to offer streaming movies from the iTunes Store. According to "people familiar with the matter," the deal would allow users to stream movies they've bought from iTunes to portable devices...

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Massachusetts Attorney General investigating iTunes scams

We get several emails every week from readers claiming to have been hit with fraudulent charges on their iTunes accounts. It seems as though scammers have found a neatly exploitable hole in iTunes accounts, but they may have bitten off more than they can chew with their latest victim....

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Starbucks and Apple launch Pick of the Week

Starbucks and Apple are expanding their "Pick of the Week" program to include books, music, apps and videos. For several years, Starbucks and Apple have offered a "Song Pick of the Week" program. The program offered a free select iTunes music track that was downloadable by any Starbucks...

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