Apple has started giving iTunes Store customers a US$22.99 credit if they purchased a season pass for Breaking Bad's final episodes. Customers lashed out when they found that buying a season pass scored them only the first eight episodes of the season instead of all 16, and even though it was AMC's decision to split the season it's Apple that's taking the heat.
John and Dave are back at it, this time with not only answers to your questions, but a quick primer on iOS 7 for those of you that have updated or are just about to do so. Topics this week include managing your sharing settings so you know what data others can see, shutting down a pesky computer, trusting your iTunes purchase history, and answering a few questions about restoring from backups (always an important topic!). Download and enjoy!
iTunes 11.1 introduces iTunes Radio, a charming and low-key way to listen to music, by genre, and occasionally discover a new gem to purchase. You basically build your own radio station that plays your favorites. There are built in interruptions, but they're rare and don't spoil the experience.
Apple has been busy rolling out app updates ahead of the release of iOS 7 on Wednesday, and the latest to get some love is iTunes for the Mac and Windows. Version 11.1 is now available, and it includes support for iOS 7 and Apple's new music streaming service iTunes Radio.
Apple is facing a class action lawsuit in California over false advertising allegations. According to the lawsuit, Apple split the final season of Breaking Bad into two season passes with eight episodes each instead of leaving all 16 episodes together.
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Apple has been very clear with other TV show seasons it has split into two parts, but it looks like that wasn't the case with Breaking Bad. If customers really were misled, then Apple needs to do the right thing and fix the problem for everyone that feels they were deceived.
Discovering new music can be a challenge, but Vern Seward points out 2 free apps that will help in this week's Free on iTunes. NPR Music and musiXmatch. And there are more freebie as well.
An appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a class-action suit that alleged "unlawful tying" of music sold through the iTunes Store to Apple devices. Tuesday's ruling from the Ninth Circuit upheld that ruling, finding many flaws in the plaintiff's reasoning and claims. Bryan Chaffin explains.
Enjoy Shakespeare? Vern Seward points out two free iOS apps that'll help you get the most out of The Bard's master works in this week's Free on iTunes. They're called Shakespeare and SwipeSpeare, and he has some more freebies to share with you, too.
Judge Denise Cote told lawyers representing Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice that proposed changes to Apple's App Store business practices are unnecessary. The comments were part of the remedy trial phase in the wake of Apple being convicted for colluding to raise ebook prices.
Fill you free time with fun flickers for iOS. In this week's Free on iTunes, Vern Seward points out 3 good games that only require a flick to play. Gong Show Saucer King, Skim it, and Glass Pong 2.
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