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Report: Apple reaches #2 online retail spot after Amazon

This morning, Philip Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune.com writes that Apple has attained the number two spot in online retail. According to sales data, Apple has now passed Staples and Walmart. This achievement is partly due to an accounting change that now includes hardware sales along with iTunes and App...

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App Store's monthly "Best of" feature and more news for May 2, 2014

Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Here's your Apple news for the first Friday of May, 2014. Apple has curated a new section of the App Store, highlighting the best of what April had to offer. It's a nice idea, especially since the ever-growing store makes discovery so difficult. Here's...

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Spotify revenue in Europe is quickly catching up to iTunes

With no shortage of ways to listen to music these days, the drive to own one's music is no longer as prominent as it once was. Indeed, the rollout of iTunes Radio last summer underscores Apple's appreciation for a musical landscape that's markedly different than it was even just five years...

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How to cancel App Store magazine subscriptions

The subscriptions to a few digital magazine apps started innocently enough -- you knew the editors and contributors, some of the articles you read were really good, and that US$1.99 monthly or bi-monthly charge gave you something to do other than play games on your iPad. But after a while you...

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Apples and Oranges: Amazon moves into the Apple TV space

Those of us who have been waiting for an Amazon Prime channel to finally show up on their Apple TV now have an explanation as to why it never arrived. Today Amazon introduced FireTV (US $99), an Amazon set-top box that seems perfectly situated to compete with Apple TV. Amazon cited a 350% growth...

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Apple reportedly considering on-demand music service and iTunes for Android

Apple may be considering a number of intriguing changes to its music strategy, according to a Billboard report published on Friday. The music publication relays that Apple has "opened exploratory" talks with record labels regarding the potential for an Apple-backed on-demand music streaming...

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Why Pono's massive Kickstarter success means absolutely nothing to Apple

Neil Young's pet project to revolutionize how everyone listens to music -- called Pono -- launched its Kickstarter campaign a couple of days ago and quickly passed its goal by a wide margin. With nearly $2.5 million pledged as of this writing, it's clear that there's a market for a lossless...

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AnyFont helps you configure custom fonts for all your iOS applications

AnyFont (US$1.99) enables you to add custom True Type and Open Type fonts to your iOS device for use in any application. When I first heard about this app, I was curious. How could an app like this "break sandboxing," the security feature that keeps each app separate and safe? I contact the...

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Apple TV comes with a $25 iTunes gift card through March 5th

Have you been thinking about buying one of the latest generation Apple TV boxes? If so, now's the time to do it -- Apple is selling the little black boxes through March 5th for the regular price of US$99, but you'll also get a $25 iTunes gift card to buy enough shows and movies to keep yourself...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for February 26, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some 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 player at the top of...

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Apple releases iTunes 11.1.5

Apple has released iTunes 11.1.5 which, according to the company's copious release notes, "...fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly when a device is connected and improves compatibility with iBooks for Mac on OS X Mavericks." Go and get it now in Software Update or Mac App...

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Disney launches new streaming video app, offers a free movie download as bait

Disney movies have a pretty massive presence on iTunes already, but rather than let Apple manage all its live action and animated offerings, the storied company has decided to launch a movie app of its very own. Called Disney Movies Anywhere, the app is now available for download via the App...

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If Apple's iTunes division was a standalone company

Delving deep inside Apple's quarterly earnings report, Horace Dediu of Asymco writes that revenue from Apple's iTunes/Software/Services group increased by 34 percent year over year. Indeed, as we pointed out earlier, revenue Apple derived from its iTunes, Software and Services segment was...

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How to fix an iPad that's been disabled after entering the wrong passcode

Have you ever picked up your iPad, only to discover it has been disabled by your curious children who entered the password too many times? Or maybe you've done it yourself when you've forgotten the passcode you created a month ago? if you enter in an incorrect password too many times, iOS will...

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U2 is giving away new single on iTunes today, BofA is donating $1 to Red for every download until midnight

Yesterday's Super Bowl wasn't just about watching one team completely demolish another team; it was also about advertising. But in the middle of that sea of lite beer ads and cacophonous movie trailers was buried a chance to get some free music and maybe help the world in the process. U2 announced...

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