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.
Who knew “jailbreak” could be considered a dirty word? Apparently someone at Apple thought so, which is why the word was censored from the iTunes Store for the better part of Wednesday night and Thursday. Everything is back to normal now, but the hacker community sure got a kick out of it while the fun lasted. So what else is making news today? Glad you asked. Read on for everything else this Thursday, May 17, 2012 has to offer.
A New Yorker is suing Apple, claiming the company double billed him for an iTunes music purchase and then refused to offer a refund, citing its own Terms of Service -- and if he gets his way, it will become a class action.
I just started using Google Chrome as my main browser, and I love it. But the first time I clicked a link to an iTunes Store page, I saw a dialog asking if Chrome could open the link in another application (iTunes). I clicked “Do Nothing,” and checked the box for “Don’t ask me about this again,” but now I wish I hadn’t. Even if I click the “Open in iTunes” button on one of those preview pages, nothing happens, and I have to manually open iTunes and search the store for the thing I’m looking for. I can’t find an option to reset that setting in Chrome. Any help?
While a number of apps have been updated this week to take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina Display, more are still pouring into the App Store even as the tablet finally lands in customers’ hands. To help find them, Apple has added a new section to the App Store, highlighting many of them.
Curious to know what Apple thinks is the cream of the crop in its own iTunes Store? Well, wonder no more: Cupertino has just posted its 2011 entries for iTunes Rewind, which celebrates the best music, apps, TV shows, books, movies and podcasts for the entire year. How many of them did you purchase?
After testing the service in San Francisco and New York City, Apple rolled out a significant upgrade to its Apple Store app on Tuesday, adding the ability to purchase on your iOS device and pick up at a nearby store -- or grab an item from the shelf and pay for it right on the spot, no human necessary.
Lovers of the classic iPod click wheel, that disturbance in the Force you just felt was Apple stealthily removing compatible games from the iTunes Store -- a move that only adds fuel to the burning rumors that the iPod classic may meet its 10th anniversary by being tossed into the grave.
High definition video is one of the biggest reasons to own an Apple TV. But, if your internet connection doesn’t support the bandwidth needs of HD video rentals, you’re pretty much out of luck. Fortunately, you can still rent videos in standard definition quality from Apple (and at a cheaper price, too!) on your Apple TV.
While most of the country was focused on the Super Bowl this past weekend (the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, in case you weren’t paying attention), a couple of Apple-related developments went down involving both the Verizon iPhone 4 and the mobile iTunes Store.