Ahh... the day before an Apple event. The rumor mills are churning and you can smell the freshly baked rumor pies coming out of ovens everywhere. New rumors today suggest that Apple may be overhauling the look of the iTunes Store, bring streaming video coming to iOS devices, and is Predicto really that predictable?
Some Apple rumors aren’t as sexy as others, such as the one currently making the rounds that Apple will increase the length of song samples in iTunes -- doubling it from the current 30 seconds to a full minute.
Our latest foray into the magical world of the App Store just went live. The Mac|Life Tablet Edition (iTunes Link) is ready to be installed on your iPad. But wait, before you start checking your bank account to make sure you have the enough cash for our new app, put the check book down, the app is free.
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If you've been pining and praying for Apple's impending music-based Event to finally herald the advent of iTunes Music streaming from the clouds on high, you might end up a wee bit disappointed.
Trusted sources are speculating that we're most likely going to see a major overhaul of iTunes next week, but instead of the from-the-cloud-service that many of us have been dreaming of, the changes to the venerable media application may be aimed more towards social media functionality and the way in which we purchase media from the iTunes Store.
Summer is winding to a close, and we just received our invitation to Apple’s annual music-oriented event. New iPod touches are almost certainly on the menu -- possibly with a front-facing camera for FaceTime and maybe even a Retina Display thrown in for good measure.
A new version of iTunes -- which we suspect will probably be called iTunes 10 -- is also expected next month, which got us thinking about all the cool stuff that we might get to see from the ubiquitous media player’s ninth anniversary.
Apple will be hosting it's annual music event a week from today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The even begins at 10:00 a.m. Stay tuned to Maclife.com for our liveblog straight from the event.
The rumor merry-go-round with Apple's foray into television continues to churn. The latest has Apple possibly being in far along talks with News Corp. to give iTunes consumers the chance to rent TV shows for 99 cents, as well as being in talks with other companies.
My husband surprised me with an iPad for my birthday, loaded with about 25 apps. However, those apps are now tied to his personal iTunes account on his MacBook, so when I go to sync the iPad with my own MacBook, my iTunes wants to override his apps with the apps that I had previously purchased for my iPhone. I don’t want to do this, so I haven’t synced my iPad yet. Ideally, I would like to merge his apps with my apps. Is there any way?
iPad users who like their video to be encoded to Xvid rather than Apple's proprietary formats might want to have their happy dance ready, as the impossible has become possible--Apple has approved an App that allows your iPad to rock Xvid movies without conversion!
CineXPlayer is currently available in the App Store at the low, low price of FREE, despite Apple's tendancy to frown upon applications that allow for the playback of video files formatted to anything other MPEG-4 or H.264. This is excellent news for those of us with a large collection of Xvid formatted files and no time or paitence to convert them for use on the go.