It may not be the kind of big, well-promoted event we're used to from Apple, but a report claims Cupertino is heading to Moscow for an iTunes event on Tuesday evening which could finally bring the company's music offerings to Russians.
You’ve got to hand it to criminals -- sometimes, the tricks they come up with to dupe folks out of money is just amazingly clever. For example, the case of a gang of 11 in England who used stolen credit cards to buy their own unknown music from iTunes and Amazon and score big on royalty payments.
Looking after a big iTunes library can be a problem. We started ripping our CDs in the early days of the iPod when disk space was still at a premium, and as a result a good chunk of our library consists of poor quality, low bitrate MP3s. It’s enormous, too, and fear of losing the lot means we’re constantly spending cash on ever larger hard disks. And then there’s syncing.
Not a big fan of Apple’s built-in iOS iPod app and wishing you could simply replace it with another one of your choosing? Apparently so was developer Clever & Son, who are planning to bring just such an offering to the App Store soon.
If you’re a fan of old-fashioned terrestrial radio, you’ve probably already discovered ooTunes Radio, one of the biggest and best iOS apps that pulls in live AM/FM broadcasts from over 150 countries -- and thanks to a new 4.0 update, looks good on the iPad while doing it.
Remember RealNetworks, the once-giant streaming company who boldly circumvented Apple’s FairPlay digital rights management to make their own media player work with iTunes files? Now they’re back with Rinse, a new effort to organize and clean up your iTunes library. Wait -- what?
If the rumors are yet again to be believed, Apple is reworking the $99 per year MobileMe service to include something called a “music locker” -- cloud storage to keep your music library available from anywhere with an internet connection, and it may come with a $20 per year price tag.
Jon Bon Jovi created a stir today by telling The Sunday Times Magazine, "I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: 'What happened?' Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business."
Sorry Jon, but you do sound like an old man. And not just an old man, but an old man that's had way too much money for too long.