Apple Throws the Rule Book at Music Stars

Rockstars are notoriously hard to control. Think of Axl Rose or Kanye West. Legendary artists play by their own rules: showing up late to gigs, mouthing off to fans, or fighting record label execs for getting in the way of music. Which makes it especially odd that Apple, for its new music social network Ping, would… » 10/12/10 7:00pm 10/12/10 7:00pm

iTunes Now Offers Genius Recommendations For Movies and TV Shows

Back is the initially touted then disabled feature of Genius recommendations for movies and TV shows in iTunes 8.1, iLounge is reporting. It only works for official videos purchased or rented in the iTunes store (or transferred from a Blu-ray disc's digital copy), and seems to vary country-by-country. » 3/24/09 11:50am 3/24/09 11:50am

Apple Accidentally Censors iTunes UK Songs, Shows Dumb Political…

Thanks to a f*****g stupid error, the iTunes Music Store in the UK has accidentally censored thousands of songs, albums, and artists' names. Innocent songs—like Danny Kaye's "I Thought I Saw A P***y Cat"—and not-so-innocent ones—like Nirvana's "Smells Like T**n Spirit"—have been asterisked » 10/27/08 12:25am 10/27/08 12:25am by what an Apple…

Question of the Day: Do You Use an All-You-Can-Eat Subscription Music…

I've never really understood music subscription services. Despite the conveniences, to date I have never, ever felt the need to lease something that can get imprinted on your heart like only music really can. It needs to be mine. But this week rumors kicked up again regarding an iTunes all-you-can-eat… » 8/22/08 6:10pm 8/22/08 6:10pm

Today NBC Officially Leaves iTunes, So Why Are They Still Around?

Today NBC pulled their lineup (including NBC owned sites, such as Sci-Fi and Bravo), and ended their deal with the iTunes Music Store after a little catfight they had with Apple and El Jobso. However, as Italian blog setteB.IT points out, some shows from NBC owned networks are still up on iTunes, leading some people… » 12/01/07 6:31pm 12/01/07 6:31pm

Apple Partners With Starbucks For Free Wi-Fi Access to iTunes Music…

Click to viewIn a marriage as cozy as coffee beans and foamed milk, Apple has teamed up with Starbucks to, yes, sell music. When your Wi-Fi powered iPod Touch or iPhone, or any laptop, is within range of a Starbucks, a button will pop up on the music store interface. Tap it, and you get songs recently played in that… » 9/05/07 1:58pm 9/05/07 1:58pm

MGM and UA On Board iTunes Now, First 720p Movies in the Offing?

Something's afoot on the iTunes store. First we notice MGM/United Artists (MGM/UA) movies start showing up on the store in the New Releases area, with a few MGM flicks on board, albeit moldy oldies such as Mad Max, Rocky, Dances with Wolves and Robocop. United Artists (which is actually an MGM company) so far checks… » 4/11/07 12:23pm 4/11/07 12:23pm