Apple Will Send Your Tracks to the Cloud For Streaming, Come June?

The rumor regarding a cloud-based streaming service from Apple just refuses to die, with BusinessWeek claiming that Apple could be previewing the service in June at WWDC, after they've signed deals with three of the four big music labels. » 5/27/11 5:40am 5/27/11 5:40am

Apple Is Ready to Launch iTunes in the Cloud

According to Reuters sources, Apple has finished its online music storage service and is getting ready to launch it. Apple's plan is to allow iTunes users to put their songs on the cloud and then stream them to their phone. Looks like the seeds of Apple's cloud are beginning to take shape. » 4/21/11 4:13pm 4/21/11 4:13pm

MobileMe Cost to Decrease to Just $20?

Would Apple see more sign-ups to MobileMe if it were free? Undoubtedly, but lowering it from $99/year to $20 will still be advantageous for them. That's if these latest rumors are correct. The cloud-based "back-up" service we last heard about has been mentioned again, and is beginning to sound very likely. » 3/28/11 5:00am 3/28/11 5:00am

Apple Considering Unlimited Downloads of iTunes Purchases

Isn't it irritating how you have to sync a song you've already downloaded on one device to the various other Apple devices you own? Wouldn't it be easier to be able to download the same song, for free, using iTunes? According to Bloomberg, Apple's working on cloud-based download back-ups, with a decision to be reached… » 3/04/11 7:45am 3/04/11 7:45am

Old Couple Sells Apple Their House for $1.7million for its iTunes Cloud

When Apple asks to buy your farm, there's your chance to apply the "big corporation tax." The Fulbright family asked for $1.7m when Apple fancied their acre of land adjacent to their iTunes data center in North Carolina. » 10/05/10 6:25am 10/05/10 6:25am

All the Cool New Stuff From Apple

Apple's music event was so full of shiny gadgets and awesome news that your head might still be spinning. In case you struggled to keep up with everything or want a review, here are all the highlights: » 9/01/10 2:50pm 9/01/10 2:50pm

Among many other new features, Apple is including Netflix support straight into their new Apple TV. At last, they…

You Can Rent iTunes TV Shows for $1 and Movies for $5

As expected, iTunes 10 has added to the TV show purchase model and is introducing rentals. It'll cost you a buck for an HD episode, and $5 to watch first-run movies in HD. Crucially, those movies will be available on the same day as their DVD counterparts. You'll have 30 days after you rented to watch, and 48 hours… » 9/01/10 2:07pm 9/01/10 2:07pm

Apple Offers "Complete My Album" Discount on iTunes

iTunes fans have more reason to spend money now that Apple's rolled out their new "Complete My Album" feature. The new feature gives you a full 99-cent credit for every track you've previously purchased from a specific album, so if you're gonna buy an album and you've already bought two songs off that album before, you… » 3/29/07 1:32pm 3/29/07 1:32pm

The "i" in iTunes Doesn't Stand for "International"

Paul Collins has a great piece detailing the restrictions blocking users from buying tracks on iTunes across national lines. For instance, if you switch your country setting to Japan looking to score some Japan X or Gackt tracks, your US credit card tags you as "illegal," barring your entry into international digital… » 1/23/07 6:00pm 1/23/07 6:00pm