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I’ve been very busy over the last week and it looks like Apple has been to, iTunes 11 skipped under my nose but I am now up to date. iTunes 11 has a new look and some interesting new features. But to be honest, its nothing to write home about.
It is a month since it was supposed to be on our screens, Apple needed some more time to complete the final stages but the wait is over!
Read on to see some of the changes……Read More
Amongst other updates that are coming with iCloud, Apple has quietly updated the iTunes Store on iOS 5 to now allow for iTunes in the Cloud, meaning the music you purchase in iTunes appears automatically on all your devices and you can also download your past iTunes purchases.
It needs to be activated by going to “Settings >> Store” and then you will see that under Automatic downloads there is now a Music option. This will likely already be there once you download iOS 5 if you are not a dev and don’t currently have it. Once you have done that you will see purchases in the iTunes app and you will be able to download your pas purchases.
Unfortunately iTunes Match is still only available for U.S account holders. Image gallery after the break…
Hat tip to JarrodM for the heads up…Read More
This morning, Stuff is running an article where they bemoan the price of digitally-distributed goods (i.e. music, movies and apps) in New Zealand with a heavy focus on what Apple is charging in the iTunes store for the same titles in the NZ store versus the US. Sadly, Fairfax have done a hatchet-job on the facts and this isn’t helped by the fact that some local heavy-weights have also weighed in, but they’re all missing the point. How? Keep reading.…Read More
With iOS 5 just around the corner we thought we would take a detailed look at one of the main new features and get you all ready for the release. One of the key new features in iOS 5 is over the air (OTA) backups and restores to the new iCloud. But how does it work? What get’s backed up and what doesn’t? Carry on reading to find out.…Read More
Apple has rolled out ninety-second song previews on the iTunes Store here in New Zealand, along with several other territories including Australia, Canada and the UK. This triples the amount of a song you can listen to before buying and makes it far easier to get a feel for the complete track. Thirty seconds was never really enough and previews would often cut off just before the chorus, leaving you in doubt as to whether you actually like it or not. The change is live now and affects both iTunes for Mac / PC as well as the iTunes app on iOS devices. It follows the same change being made to the US iTunes store in December of last year.…Read More
If you’ve got a Mac and you’re planning on buying OS X Lion when it comes out, there’s a quick and easy way to save upto 25% off that purchase. Lion will be sold via the Mac App Store which is actually the same account (and therefore the same funds) as your iTunes account. To save, all you need to do is take advantage of any sales or special offers on iTunes gift cards between now and the launch of Lion. The biggest discount we’ve seen is 25% which is just what Harvey Norman happen to have off this very weekend – they are selling two $20 cards for $30. Lion will sell in NZ for $38.99 which is already a steal for a whole new OS, but with a further 25% it’s daylight robbery so get into it.…Read More
With iTunes 10.5 beta just installed a quick look in the preferences shows you that you can now choose to Automatically Download Apps and/or Books that you have purchased on other devices straight to iTunes. No more having to connect your device and then sync your purchases.
Remember this is in the beta only.…Read More