Analyst: Get Ready for a Fast Move to Blend iTunes, Beats Music

11:47 AM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · · iTunes

Apple won't take its time to add Beats to its own offerings once the it completes buying the music and headphones company later this year. According to Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha, the iPhone and iPad maker will move quickly to add Beats Music into its own streaming music offerings as a way to grow iTunes marketshare.

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Teaming iTunes Radio and Beats Music could make for a powerhouse in the streaming music market. If that's what Apple has planned, Mr. Garcha's prediction is very likely spot on.

Head to Head Comparison of 14 Streaming Music Services

8:55 PM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · · iTunes

Apples to Apples

The launch of Rhapsody's unRadio got Bryan Chaffin thinking about the differences in streaming music services. He put together a feature shoot out looking at price, quality, catalog depth, and the different features 13 streaming services offer.

Free Red Cross Apps For Emergencies Near You

8:35 PM, Jun. 13th, 2014 · · iTunes

Free on iTunes

Vern Seward points out some stellar apps from Red Cross, including Red Cross Earthquake app, Flood, Hurricane, Wildfire, and Tornado apps. These you MUST have. They're free, and they might be just what you need if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

Patched Security Flaw In Mac OS, iOS Unpatched in iTunes for Windows

7:55 PM, May. 21st, 2014 · · iTunes

iTunes Bugs

Remember updating to iOS 7.1.1 and that super important Mac OS Security Update because of an SSL vulnerability? It still exists in iTunes for Windows.

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Apple could get dinged up over this, and rightly so. There was already criticism of the delay between the Mac and iOS fixes, so to still have a Windows security flaw almost two months later is a bad scene.

Apple Focuses on Podcast Interface in iTunes 11.2

2:04 PM, May. 15th, 2014 · · iTunes

iTunes 11

Apple released iTunes 11.2 on Thursday, an update that focuses on the software's podcast interface. Apple added two new tabs, Unplayed and Feeds, to give users more options for browsing their podcasts, and added a way to directly save favorite podcasts to your Mac. Users can also automatically delete podcasts that have been listened to.