When Apple released iTunes 12 alongside OS X Yosemite, the update was a major breakthrough with changes to functionality that users had been accustomed to for many years. While many of those changes were for the better, they can take some getting used to. Here, we take a close look at everything new in iTunes 12 and answer users' most-asked questions.
Soon you will be able to purchase themes and skin your iOS devices right from one application available for jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches. Theme It is a brand-new store that will soon allow more customizations for iOS users.
Just in time for the holidays (as well as your night terrors about the very idea of shopping on Black Friday), Adult Swim has announced two Christmas-themed games: Robot Unicorn Attack Christmas Edition (available for $0.99) and Amateur Surgeon Christmas Edition (available for free). The titles sport a similar look and feel to previous titles such as Robot Unicorn Attack (available for $1.99), Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition (available for $1.99) and Robot Unicorn Attack HD (available for $2.99).
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.
We've heard a few rumors about Google Music in the past, but the New York Post believes that Google could be in "accelerated" discussions with music companies to make Google Music a reality sooner than later. As Apple touts at many keynote addresses, iTunes currently holds 28% market share of the digital music download business. With Google Music, it is rumored that the search engine giant could grab some of that market share for its self.
With over 300 stores in the US (and growing), Apple has managed to attract quite a following to its retail locations. The stores consistently stay packed, carry a supreme selection of products, and customers usually leave with a huge grin on their faces. But, what does it take to get to that point? What exactly goes into an Apple Store launch, and how grueling is the long waiting period before the store is actually opened to the public? As a frequent write for Maclife.com and a huge Apple fan, this writer is here to tell you all about the days leading up to South Carolina's brand spankin' new Apple Store.
In one of the most meta things we've heard lately, MacRumors believes that Apple could soon release an iPhone app via the App Store designed to browse the online Apple Store. The app could allow you to set up a Genius Bar appointment, browse the store, and purchase items. MacRumors also believes that Apple could launch this in time for iPhone 4 preordering.