Apple Introduces News App with ‘Apple News Format’ for Publishers

4:28 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iTunes

Apple Introduces News App with 'Apple News Format' for Publishers

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has cast out Newsstand in favor a new app called simply "News" for iOS 9, which is scheduled for a fall release. News offers a Flipboard-like interface for browsing news, but Apple also announced the "Apple News Format" for publishers to deliver their content to the app with "rich typography," images, and "beautiful layouts."

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Spotify to Add Video and Podcasts

11:57 AM, May. 20th, 2015 · · iTunes

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Spotify announced on Wednesday that it will soon incorporate videos and podcasts into its streaming service. The service will be offering content from Comedy Central, Vice News, The Nerdist, and more as it seeks to become an all-purpose jukebox.

iTunes Needs To Break Up… With Itself

4:54 PM, May. 15th, 2015 · · iTunes

With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software. 

How to Deauthorize All Devices in iTunes 12

3:10 PM, May. 13th, 2015 · · iTunes

Kelly discovered -- the hard way -- you can be sign in to iTunes but not have authorized the machine. Apple's help pages were not helpful so she shares her tips for how to sort this out.

iTunes Update Improves Mac Photos Compatibility

2:30 PM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · · iTunes

Apple released iTunes 12.1.2 on Thursday following Wednesday's release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and the new Photos app for the Mac. Apple's release notes say the iTunes update improves import and syncing support from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch into Photos.

AOL Screen Name Users Must Convert To Apple IDs

5:38 PM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · · iTunes

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Apple has posted a knowledge base article outlining how to convert to an Apple ID from an AOL Screen Name. Currently screen names are able to sign in to the iBooks/iTunes/App Stores, but not for much longer.  And not converting can have some pretty dire consequences.