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800 Million Accounts On iTunes, Most With Credit Cards Linked

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During today’s earnings call Tim Cook said Apple nearly has 800 million iTunes accounts which, according to him is “staggering”. In the last quarter the purchases on iTunes was around $5.2B compared to last quarter that was only $4.7B and which is also 24% more than the spend for the same quarter in the last year. It is even more exciting for Apple is most accounts have credit cards linked to the account as reported by Venturebeat. Read More

iTunes Music Store Up For A “Dramatic Overhaul”

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Failure of iTunes Radio along with decline in music downloads has led Apple to consider a “dramatic overhaul” of its iTunes Music Store. Though the iTunes Music Store accounts for 90% of the music retail business, only 1%-2% of iTunes Radio listeners buy music, something it was considering more than giving a music experience to listeners. Read More

VAT On Digital Downloads In UK – Price Of Apps And Content Could Rise by 20%

appstoreThere is currently a tax loophole that allows users in the United Kingdom to download and use music, Apps, and books without complying to their Value Added Tax (VAT) policy, and instead adhering to significantly lower International tax policies. Read More

Apple’s New Security Update – iOS 7.0.6

ios7096Apple released its new update iOS 7.0.6 today which addresses a major SSL i.e. Secure Socket Layer issue. SSL encrypts the internet traffic, without it in place your activities online are exposed. The software initially had problems validating the authenticity of the connection, which has been fixed with the new update. This will avoid hackers from obtaining this data and making any changes to it. Read More

Mentio For iOS — Your Media Wishes In One Clean List

MentioWith the iTunes library expanding every day with music from all over the world and with hundreds of Apps flowing into the App Store by the minute, it’s not surprising that our own list of films to watch, music to listen and Apps to download is ever growing. We are bombarded with recommendations of what to see and what to hear from the internet, TV, and our friends and family. How do we keep track of all the recommendations and our own choices? The answer is Mentio for iOS. Read More

How To Create Playlist On iPhone Using Playlist And Genius

20130808-043334.jpgWith the latest iOS upgrades it’s become possible to create playlist on iPhone without first creating one on iTunes and then syncing to your phone. And no, you don’t need to use the “On the go” feature. You can now make a playlist wherever you are, directly on your iPhone. There are two ways to create playlist on iPhone:

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How To Backup iPhone Contacts With iCloud and iTunes

contactsIf you lose your iPhone or have to revert to factory settings because of an issue then you lose everything installed on it. Music and Apps are recoverable from iTunes and AppStore. But what about Contacts which can be lost forever? To avoid such a situation it is good practice to backup iPhone Contacts every so often. Read More

iTunes Version 11.0.4 Released

itunesApple today released an update to iTunes which takes it to version 11.0.4. Here’s what’s new -

This new update fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit if you switch between wired and wireless syncing and addresses an issue that may require you to log into the iTunes Store repeatedly.

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Apple Will Soon Hit 50B App Downloads, Will Giveaway $10K Gift Card

downloadsAs Apple approaches another milestone in the number of App downloads (50 billion) from its App Store the company once again gives away prizes as it had done in the past for reaching previous milestones. In 2012, Apple held a similar promo for the 25 billionth App download milestone. Read More

iTunes Now Features Download Later Option

Download LaterWhen purchasing content from iTunes 11, a user would now notice a new prompt that that is sure to make the user smile. The change is the Apple download later button in addition to the “download now” button in the download dialog box. This button is available when purchasing large files like movies, TV shows, full season passes and similar large downloads. This feature is available when using iTunes 11 on a Mac, Windows PC and any iOS device running iOS 6 or later. Read More