It seems like it was only yesterday that Apple made a big splash about obtaining the rights to carry the Beatles' music on iTunes, and now the folks over in Cupertino are planning to honor that access with the release of 59 rare and unheard recordings under the name of The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963. And you don't even have to wait that long. According to CNN Money, the so-called "bootleg album" will pop up on the iTunes store as early as tomorrow morning.
If you appreciate the Beatles and John Lennon, you will simply adore this lavish, lovely app-based work of art devoted to the last truly creative period of Lennon’s life: the crafting of his final album, Double Fantasy. With truly innovative use of the iPad and iPhone as an entertainment consumption device, it’s one of the finest multimedia attempts we’ve experienced on the platform.
Happy Windows 8 Day! What's that, you didn't know it was Windows 8 Day? That seems hard to believe considering Microsoft has practically held a media event every day for the last few months to chat about it and Windows Phone 8, which officially launches on Monday. Those lucky (?) Surface RT owners should get a taste of what it feels like for Apple gadget buyers to receive their launch day products at home today, so enjoy it, folks!
Since the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs last year, interest in the tech pioneer’s life has accelerated. A journalist who interviewed Jobs extensively over the course of 25 years has recently unearthed audio recordings of those meetings which shed new light on the man, the myth and the legend.
Who’s feeling the hump day blues? Sure, the weekend is just two full work days away and some of us might have even had a day off on Monday for President’s Day (not us!), but this last full week of February sure feels like it’s taking its sweet ol’ time. Why not perk up the day with some Beatles ringtones, which are now available from iTunes? Or if you happen to live in Amsterdam, it might be time to start lining up at Apple’s new retail store there. For everyone else, here’s the rest of the tech news for this sleepy Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
While today's headliners may have been the release of the Mac App Store or the potential thud of the Verizon CES keynote (well, thud if you were hoping for a new iPhone), a tidbit about another recent Apple headliner came out. Apparently the EMI/Beatles agreement that finally allowed for the Beatle catalogue to appear on iTunes may have been a little bit more unique than originally thought.
While it may not have been "a day to remember" for some, the announcement of The Beatles' catalogue on iTunes has apparently had some effect. After only one week, Apple sold 450,000 albums and 2 million songs of all things Fab Four!
46 years ago, four lads from Liverpool came to America and the music industry has never been the same. Flash forward to today, and The Beatles have finally landed on iTunes -- and taken over most of Apple’s website as well.