March 23, 2013 |
New music from Daft Punk appears -- finally -- to be coming. After teasing fans earlier this month with a mysterious 15-second television commercial aired during "Saturday Night Live,"the French disco-pop duo evidently made its new studio album available for pre-order Saturday on iTunes. Apparently due out in the United States on May 21 from Columbia Records, the long-awaited disc is to be called "Random Access Memories" and contains 13 tracks, none of whose titles is currently listed on iTunes.
October 23, 2010 |
Like moving furniture, rearranging household finances is an onerous task. Cable television is one of the first places consumers look to save some cash. Movies, phone plans and eating out are next. And though your average tech enthusiast probably would prefer to sell a kidney than cut back Internet bandwidth, it's often a victim of cost cutting too. With a new baby at home, I needed to realign a few things financially (and move a whole lot of furniture). I wanted a convenient setup where I could watch movies, use the Internet and listen to my iTunes music in one place.
February 17, 2013 |
Robert Reid frequently gets sick when he travels. He has suffered dehydration, heat exhaustion, food poisoning and bronchitis. "I thought I was dying when I had several days of bronchitis in Vietnam," said Reid, the U.S. Lonely Planet editor. "Same for when I had a tropical fungus growing out of my toe. " Getting sick on a trip is no fun. Hotels sometimes take over in an emergency, and many airlines and airports offer medical services on the ground and in the air. But travelers should not depend on these.
March 8, 2012 |
Apple Inc. is putting movies in the cloud, providing a boost to Hollywood film studios' small but growing digital business. Movies purchased through Apple's iTunes Store from five studios — Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. — will be accessible via the technology giant's iCloud service from any of its devices, including the Apple TV, iPad and iPhone. Apple announced its plans, which have been in the works since last year, at a Tuesday news conference, where the company also unveiled new versions of the iPad and Apple TV, an Internet-connected device that displays movies and TV shows from iTunes and other services on televisions.
October 23, 2012 |
Taylor Swift may never, ever be getting back together with a certain beau, but she seems strongly positioned to getting back above the 1 million first-week sales mark with her new album. According to her label, Big Machine Records, "Red" bolted out of the starting gate with 262,000 copies sold the first day on iTunes alone. Big Machine noted that the record went to No. 1 on iTunes' all-genre Top Albums chart just 36 minutes after it was released at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The label also said “Red” was responsible for more than 4½ million individual iTunes song downloads to date in the U.S. Swift's song “Everything Has Changed” also shot to No. 1 on iTunes' Top Songs chart, one of 13 tracks from the album to reach the chart's Top 20. Swift's fourth studio collection also tops Amazon.com's list of bestselling albums, having spent 61 days in the Top 100, based on pre-release orders.
September 10, 2008 |
NBC Universal ended its battle with Apple Inc. on Tuesday, restoring some of the most downloaded TV shows to the iTunes store. With the return of such series as "The Office," "Heroes" and "30 Rock," the companies ended a feud that erupted last September over Apple's insistence on a $1.99 price for all shows. Analysts said the two appeared to be meeting in the middle, with Apple agreeing to allow a little flexibility but not giving NBC carte blanche to change the prices of shows.
June 7, 2011 |
What it is: Apple's iCloud is a way to store emails, calendars, photos, music and other documents online and access them with PCs and Apple devices that have a wireless Internet connection. Price: Free Storage: Unlimited for photos, music and books; 5 gigabytes for emails and documents Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and PC When: Beta versions of iCloud for iTunes without the matching function are available now for iOS 4.3. The full system will be available this fall for mobile users with iOS 5 and Mac users with Mac OS X Lion operating systems.
February 11, 2013 |
The Grammys gave out awards in 81 categories Sunday, but it may be a full week or two until we know who some of the real winners were. The performance-heavy telecast is largely just one 3½-hour concert, and if past Grammy Awards are any indication, it can lead to major sales victories for those who appear. Last year, for instance, after Adele's "21" was named album of the year, she managed to earn the biggest sales week of her career, as...