March 7, 2012 |
Finally, iTunes and the Apple TV set-top box will now be able to stream video in full, 1080p high definition. The update to full HD, from 720p resolution video, was announced Wednesday by way of a software update to iTunes and a refreshed Apple TV box -- each introduced alongside the day's thunder stealer, the new Apple iPad . The new Apple TV looks just like the old Apple TV -- on the outside, they are the same. On the inside, in the guts of the little black hockey puck of a device, the latest generation has one notable difference: its processor.
October 31, 2012 |
The latest version of Apple's music player, iTunes 11, which was expected this month, won't be available until the end of November, the company said. The update is to add several features, change some portions of iTunes' design and, most important, better integrate it with iCloud, the Cupertino-based company's cloud-computing service. But Apple failed to meet its late-October deadline for the update, telling CNET this week that it hopes to release iTunes 11 next month. "The new iTunes is taking longer than expected, and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told CNET . "We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud, before the end of November.
November 16, 2010
Choruses of "Don't Let Me Download" from the Beatles may finally come to end with the Fab Four's catalog reportedly going up on iTunes shortly. An agreement for legal downloading of the group's cherished catalog of more than 200 songs recorded from 1962 to '70 is about to be announced by Steve Jobs' Apple Inc., the Beatles' Apple Corps and EMI/Capitol Records, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, while also cautioning that plans could change...
September 12, 2012 |
At a Wednesday morning press conference in San Francisco dominated by iPhone 5 news, Apple also announced that it would open up iTunes to Facebook and Twitter integration in October, among other changes the company will make to its online marketplace. The move effectively shelves Apple's previous internal efforts at creating its own social network for music listeners, called Ping. Instead, iTunes users will be able to "like" songs and "share" their iTunes purchases on Facebook and Twitter.
December 4, 2012 |
Apple's iTunes 11 arrived last week, and with it a good number of changes, including an interface redesign. But one change you might not have noticed is the software's new logo. In iTunes 11, Apple has changed the color of the beamed eighth music notes from black to silver, matching up with the logo's existing outer border and with the design of the Mac App Store's logo. For comparison, here's the previous logo . This is a subtle change, but it's noteworthy considering it's the first time in more than two years since Apple has tinkered with the icon.
December 3, 2012 |
Back in September, there were reports that Apple was in talks with major record labels to launch an Internet radio service that would rival Pandora. That news caused Pandora shareholders to, well, freak out. Then, in October, speculation heated up that Apple was close, and might even launch its radio service in November. Yet, here it is December, and still no official word from Apple HQ. However, analyst Richard Greenfield of securities firm BTIG thinks Apple handed us a whopper of a clue about its intentions when it released iTunes 11 last week.