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Your child make an in-app purchase by mistake? Apple will refund your money: News from Jan. 15, 2014

The biggest news of the day was Apple's agreement with the FTC regarding the in-app purchases that children made without their parents' permission. Apple will return at least $32.5 million to those who had their children rack up huge iTunes bills inadvertently. This includes full restitution for ...

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The changing musical landscape: iTunes Radio, declining digital sales, Beyonce and more

In 2013, for the first time since the iTunes Music Store launched in April of 2003, digital music sales experienced a decline. The news comes courtesy of Billboard which reports that digital track sales dropped from 1.34 billion units in 2012 to 1.26 billion units in 2013, a 5.7% decrease overall. W...

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Spotify for iOS gets free to listen shuffle options

Since its debut, Spotify's free offerings have mostly been targeted toward desktop users, leaving nonpaying cellphone fans stuck at the bus station with nothing to listen to other than Pandora, iTunes Radio or any of the myriad of other streaming services. Today Spotify has released their previously...

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Daily Update for December 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 (requires Fl...

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Spotify ups its game, plans to offer free on-demand music for mobile

Spotify is looking to give users an added incentive to choose its streaming-music service over the droves of competitors by offering free on-demand music via its mobile app. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the new option will be offered as an ad-supported alternative to services like Pan...

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Spotify iOS update makes it easier to hide embarrassing playlists while on the go

This past Friday, Spotify released a iOS update that, although minor, brings a few wonderful additions to the streaming app. Readers who enjoy jogging to Katy Perry's "Roar" without having their friends know about it will appreciate the new ability to remotely toggle if a playlist is secret or pub...

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Spotify update adds artist touring details, new search features and more

Spotify version 0.9.0 dropped today for iOS and includes a number of welcome updates. In addition to the usual bug fixes and inclusion of additional language support (Japanese, Russian and Indonesian), the app update also introduces upcoming tour details when viewing an artist's info page. For exa...

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Intermission transforms audio streaming with TiVo-like replay

I've been a huge fan of Rogue Amoeba products for years. They offer clever audio solutions for OS X. Rogue Amoeba's new Intermission (US$15) utility fills a role on my Mac that I never even knew I needed. Intermission enables you to pause, rewind and skip through live audio streams. This lets you t...

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Daily Update for September 3, 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 (requires Fl...

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Spotify announces AirPlay-like Spotify Connect

Spotify has come a long way since it first sprouted up as an invite-only music-streaming service. Now that the company's quest for world domination is well on its way, Spotify has announced its latest expansion, Spotify Connect. Connect is a service that allows users to directly stream their musi...

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Radical.FM launches free, user-supported digital streaming radio for iPhone

Streaming radio services are pretty common for iPhone; with the release of iOS 7, for example, iPhone users will have access to iRadio, Apple's own streaming radio service. Also in existence at this time are Pandora, Spotify, BBC iPlayer and others. Now a new streaming service, Radical.FM, is arrivi...

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Spotify announces 'Browse' curated playlist feature on iOS

Spotify has announced that it will roll out curated playlists on iOS devices as of today. The feature is officially called "Browse," and aims at helping users discover new music. From Spotify's press release announcing the new feature: Introducing expert playlists for every mood and moment. Brow...

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Spotify update brings 'Discover' function to iOS

Spotify today issued an update for its iOS app which brings its Discover functionality to iOS. I've been using and enjoying the Discover feature on the desktop version of Spotify and it should be a welcome addition to the already engaging and addictive mobile app. Some other additions include a new...

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In preparation for iTunes Radio, Rdio update gains radio stations

It's interesting to see how the streaming radio giants are preparing to counteract the rollout of iTunes Radio in iOS 7. Spotify finally released a web player in early June. Competitor Rdio unveiled radio stations for its iOS app today, allowing it to go toe to toe against Pandora, Spotify and iTune...

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Twitter #Music adds new chart features

When Twitter launched its music discover service Twitter #Music last month, the service had a lot going for it. Spotify and Rdio support for streaming full songs, music discovery based on what was trending at the moment and the #NowPlaying feature that shows what your friends are listening to adde...

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