Few would argue that Apple has made a significant impact on the music industry in recent years, and over the weekend the company’s late CEO was honored with a posthumous Special Merit Grammy Award recognizing those accomplishments.
iCloud finally arrived alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S last month, but music lovers had to wait just a bit longer to spin their virtual platters via iTunes Match, Apple’s “one more thing” announced at WWDC 2011 back in June and now, finally available for anyone willing to part with $24.99 each year. Curious about how it works and why you might want it? Read on!
On Wednesday, we reported that a Polish newspaper had spilled the beans on the iTunes Music Store expanding to 10 additional countries in the European Union. As it turns out, Apple flipped the switch on those new stores later the same day, expanding it to all 12 remaining EU countries and also expanding their iBookstore presence internationally.
Many of us take for granted the ease with which we buy music via iTunes, but the reality is that Apple’s virtual storefront is only available in less than two dozen countries around the world. That may soon be changing, with a report claiming 10 more European Union countries will soon be added to the mix.
With Sony still licking the wounds of their recent rejection of their Reader app from Apple's iTunes App Store, it's understandable why feelings might be a little raw between the the two companies. If a report from Australian publication The Age is correct, relations between the two tech giants may stand to get a whole lot worse in the months to come.
Sharing Sound, LLC recently brought a lawsuit on a few different companies offering online music sales. The lawsuit was over a patent that Sharing Sound owned for the online distribution of digital music files. The companies mentioned in the lawsuit included Apple, Microsoft, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon, and Netflix. Today, however, Apple has officially settled the patent dispute.