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iTunes 9.2 released, plays nice with iOS 4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music, Software,

has released iTunes 9.2, which plays nicely with and the as well. Once iOS 4 is released in under a week, you should see much faster backups and syncing, among these other new features:

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

You can download iTunes 9.2 now.


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iTunes 9.2: Sync iBooks to iPhone, Organize PDFs, App Folders

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Music, Software,

iTunes 9.2

Apple has released a beta version of iTunes 9.2 to developers, and the feature list seems to be almost exclusively related to . The next version of iTunes will allow you to sync the , sync iBooks to and from the iPhone and iPod touch, organize and sync PDFs to iBooks, and organize your apps into folders in iTunes and then sync everything over to your device. Other improvements are there to make iTunes faster, both in scrolling, and in backing up your iOS 4 devices.

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iTunes 9.1 now available with iPad and iBooks goodness

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software,

iTunes 9.1

has just unleashed iTunes 9.1 into the wild, and with it comes the ability to sync your , as well as the ability to start managing ebooks. Interestingly enough, it looks like the iBooks store will only be accessible on the iPad itself, and not within iTunes, if we are understanding this correctly:

  • Sync with iPad to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on the go
  • Organize and sync books you’ve downloaded from iBooks on iPad or added to your iTunes library
  • Rename, rearrange, or remove Genius Mixes

Remember, iTunes does support DRM-free ePub ebooks also, so if you have any, feel free to add them to your iTunes library after installing 9.1!


Apple lists top 20 all-time best-selling iTunes tracks

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Industry News, iTunes,

iTunes top purchases

Apple just sold their ten billionth iTunes track, and to go along with the festivities, they’ve released a list of the 20 best-selling tracks of all time that have been purchased from the iTunes Store. We’ve got the list for you below, which we find fairly interesting. I mean, I Gotta Feeling is both fairly new in the grand scheme of things, and also pretty sucky, and yet it’s the most downloaded track in iTunes history. Also, Flo Rida gets two spots on the top 20, which ties him with Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, and Katy Perry for most appearances on the list.

  1. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
  2. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  3. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
  4. I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
  5. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
  6. Just Dance - Lady Gaga
  7. Low - Flo Rida
  8. Love Story - Taylor Swift
  9. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  10. Tik Tok - Ke$ha
  11. Disturbia - Rihanna
  12. SO What - Pink
  13. I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
  14. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyonce
  15. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
  16. Stronger - Kanye West
  17. Live Your Life - T.I.
  18. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T’s
  19. Right Round - Flo Rida
  20. Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus

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Apple sells ten billionth iTunes song

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Music,

One Billion iTunes

Okay, so an hour ago we warned you that Apple would be giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the purchaser of the ten billionth iTunes download, and if you didn’t act upon being put on notice, you’re too late. That’s right, Apple has officially surpassed the 10 billion song milestone with the iTunes Store, which is just unreal. Nice work, guys.

Edit: Alongside the announcement above, Apple also released a list of the the top 20 all-time best-selling iTunes songs, which has to be seen to be believed.

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iTunes likely to sell ten billionth song today, purchaser gets $10,000

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music,

iTunes one billion songs

If you have any songs you’d like to purchase from iTunes, you may want to care that task sometime today. Why? Simple. Apple is gonna giveaway a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the purchaser of the ten billionth iTunes track, and based on Apple’s ticker, that’s going to happen sometime today. Hit the link below for full details of the giveaway (or head straight to the iTunes store,) and good luck!

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iTunes 9.0.3 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music, Software,

iTunes 9.0.3

If you’re of the iTunes-using persuasion, you’ll want to know that Apple has just released 9.0.3, which includes a few bug fixes, including:

  • iTunes no longer ignores your “Remember password for purchases” setting.
  • Addresses problems with syncing some Smart Playlists and Podcasts with iPod.
  • Resolves a problem recognizing when iPod is connected.
  • Addresses issues that affect stability and performance.

Launch iTunes and check for updates to pull in the new version.


WSJ: Apple Tablet to focus on games, TV, music, reading

Apple Tablet

While we await the coming arrival of the fabled Apple tablet, which we all expect to finally arrive at the January 27th Apple event, it appears that the Wall Street Journal has gotten a bit of inside information that offers a glimpse of what the iPad / iSlate will end up doing for us. Of course, we still suggest taking all of this with a grain of salt, but this isn’t far off from the whispers we’ve been hearing either:

  • The Apple tablet will have some sort of virtual keyboard. This only makes sense, because if there’s no physical keyboard, you’d need a virtual one to type on (similar to the iPhone and iPod touch)
  • Publishing firms like Conde Nast, The New York Times, and HarperCollins have been in discussions with Apple on how they can get their content onto the tablet, and new ways of displaying the news on a modern (or even futuristic) device
  • Apple is definitely pondering a switch as it pertains to the default search engine on their iPhone OS, focusing on replacing Google with for search, as well as Maps.
  • They’ve also been in talks with TV networks about the possibility of a multi-show iTunes TV subscription package, where users would get to choose a package of the best 4-6 shows per channel and subscribe for a monthly fee.
  • That whole Lala acquisition by Apple will likely lead to a web-based version of iTunes, which would allow for purchasing music outside of the actual iTunes application. It would also allow for publishers to place buttons that would allow readers to purchase iTunes content right on their website. There may even be a service that would allow users to stream all their iTunes music through the service to other computers, iPhones, and the like. This is basically a merge of iTunes and Lala in its current form.
  • The tablet may have some sort of smart recognition built-in, giving it the ability to recognize the user by using its camera, and then applying settings for that specific user on the fly

There’s a lot there, we know. Luckily, we are just six days away from hearing the word from the horse’s mouth. What do you think? Anything up there sound a little too far-fetched for your tastes? Also, please be sure to vote in our poll letting us know if you’d pre-order the Apple tablet sight unseen.


Stars Line Up for Haiti Telethon

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, ABC, CBS, FOX, HBO, MTV, NBC, The CW, News,


, Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper will be accompanied by a number of big names during their upcoming telethon.

, a fundraiser organized for the devastated country, will air commercial-free this Friday night across a number of networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT are among the channels involved.

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Chris Ulm’s Zombie Pizza

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Reviews,

zombiepizzaHalloween is coming and it’s the favorite time for witches, ghosts and everybody’s favorite: zombies. I love the undead, you love the undead, and so does Chris Ulm. But who’s Ulm? He was one of the co-founders of Malibu Comics back in the day, the originator of what became the Ultraverse and co-creator of Rune with Barry Windsor-Smith. He’s now one of the founders of Appy Entertainment, which creates games for the iPhone.

Working from their Secret Worldwide Headquarters, and just in time for Halloween, the Appy boys have released Zombie Pizza. The game has you racing against the clock to make pizzas with disgusting ingredients - brains, guts, bones, eyeballs, etc. Fill the orders fast enough or your undead customers will smash through the restaurant doors and take a thick slice out of your head.

According to Ulm, Zombie Pizza is “a fast-paced, light-hearted horror puzzle game where lightning-quick reactions are all that stand between you and a grisly fate at the hands of the ravenous undead.”

Zombie Pizza is available at the iTunes store for just 99¢, about 1/4 the price of a regular comic book these days.

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