Following the release of OS X 10.8.4, Apple has issued an update to iTunes, bringing the version number to 11.0.4.
This latest update includes the recent new MiniPlayer and song view features of the program, and in addition fixes a bug that would cause iTunes to quit when switching between wired and wireless syncing, and also potentially require you to repeatedly log in to the iTunes store.
The update also includes a number of security improvements, and brings back album artwork as a view option when in list view.
To apply this update, choose Software Update … Read more
Apple struck a licensing deal Sunday with both Warner Music Group and its publishing arm, Warner Chappell, bringing Apple's free Internet radio product that much closer to launching, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
The deal suggests that Apple is working hard to unveil what's been dubbed iRadio at its Worldwide Developers Conference, which begins June 10.
Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr declined to comment.
Warner is the first of the major labels to reach deals for both recorded music and publishing, sources say.
Apple last month reached a deal to license music from Universal Music, the world'… Read more
You may have noticed in Apple's recent iTunes update that they played a little game of "hide the app update button." Well, not to spoil the surprise, but we uncovered it.
Instead of its usual location across the bottom of the App pane in iTunes, you now have to select the new Updates tab located above the pane. Once selected, an Update All Apps button will appear in the previous location on the bottom.
Apple also decided to festoon any app in need of an update with a red Update ribbon. Logically, you might think that you … Read more
Apple will be beaming Justin Timberlake to your iPhone this fall, when he headlines more than 60 acts at this year's iTunes Festival in London. But you'll need to vie in local media competitions if you want a chance to see him bring "sexy back" in person for free.
Other top performers include Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson, and Jessie J.
Every night in September, performances can be watched live or on-demand by iOS users around the world on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, as well as on iTunes on computers or Apple TV. … Read more
As consumers are buying more smartphones, their listening of digital radio stations and other live programming is growing fast, says TuneIn.
The Internet radio service on Wednesday announced that its 40 million monthly active users have listened to more than a billion hours of programming in the first four months this year. That works out to about 6.25 hours per user, per month. How this compares to the same period last year the company won't say, though it noted it's a new record.
TuneIn's also got a new $25 million round of funding led by Institutional … Read more
Computer malware authors exploit weaknesses in software. Developers combat computer crooks by patching their programs to block malware attacks. That's why we're encouraged to keep our software up-to-date. Every now and then, a software update fails, leaving our systems a little less secure.
I got a first-hand look at the problem the other day when the Apple Software Update program balked at installing iTunes version 11.0.3 on my Windows 7 PC. The installer reported "insufficient privileges" and suggested I log on as an administrator or contact my system administrator. Of course, I was logged … Read more
While most companies are making the jump from Web to mobile, NextGuide, the app that tells you when and where your favorite shows are on, has decided to go the opposite way. The social TV guide for iOS is now available on the Web.
NextGuide Web has the same functions as the iPad app and aims to bring together live TV and streaming videos. Users can pick their favorite shows and keep track of when, and where, the shows are available online or on TV.
"There's a lot of confusion around TV," said Jeremy Toeman, the CEO … Read more
Apple, which has been aiming for a summer rollout of a streaming music service, has hit a negotiating snag with Sony Music over some of the features that it is building into its product.
More specifically, Apple and Sony Music, the world's second-largest music label, are still trying to hammer out details over how much Apple would pay for songs that people listen to a fraction of and then skip, according to people familiar with the negotiations. There could be other points of contention as well.
Apple's streaming music service, which most closely resembles Internet radio leader Pandora, … Read more
A new update to iTunes on Thursday adds two new features to Apple's MiniPlayer and improves performance for users with large libraries.
Version 11.0.3, which went out as a free update on Mac and PC, has a new feature that lets you tweak the MiniPlayer to show album art with the player controls hidden. When you mouse over the player, the controls fade back into view. It also brings back the MiniPlayer progress bar, one of a handful of features Apple took out in the jump to iTunes 11.
Other changes include now showing album art in … Read more