Apple generously coughed up a reported $100 million to deliver the latest U2 album free to more than 500 million iTunes customers, but over the last week an increasing number of music fans have whined on social media about getting a raw deal.
There were plenty of other things rumored alongside the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for Tuesday, but at least one of them -- a software update for the Apple TV -- is said to still be in the cards for next week.
It seems like poor Apple just can't get a break -- despite record revenues almost every quarter and the iPhone/iPad powerhouse dominating most of the markets where they're sold, Cupertino keeps taking it on the chin. In today's recap, we'll look at Leap's lower than expected iPhone sales and HTC's efforts to get users to switch to its Android devices… of course, at Apple's expense...
As the entertainment world mourns the loss of director Tony Scott and comedian Phyllis Diller on this sleepy Monday, it seems Warner Bros. has a bit of a bright spot for fans of Digital Copy and iTunes in the Cloud. The studio is extending Digital Copy expiration dates on most of its DVD and Blu-ray titles, so be sure to hit your library and see if you can claim any codes that might have lapsed in recent years. And on that note, let's jump into the recap for Monday, August 20, 2012.
Apple beefed up its international audience for iTunes in the Cloud this week, adding 37 more countries capable of downloading their movie purchases again. But Cupertino didn't stop there, quietly pulling the trigger on the same feature for 20th Century Fox titles as well.
Companies are releasing their Q2 2012 financials left and right this week, but of course the one we're really waiting for is Apple's, which will swoop in next Tuesday, presumably ahead of the release of OS X Mountain Lion. Meanwhile, Cupertino is blasting out iTunes in the Cloud in a ton of new countries and Microsoft sets a date for Windows 8 -- all in today's recap for Thursday, July 19, 2012.
It may seem hard to believe for those of us who take it for granted, but there are still many parts of the world where the iTunes Store is not available. Thankfully, there are now 12 less places without it across Asia today.
iTunes in the Cloud got way cooler with the launch of the new iPad last month, when Apple announced that movies could now be re-downloaded from any device using your iCloud account. Unfortunately, HBO restrictions held Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox back from joining the party -- but progress is finally being made.