5 Free iOS Apps to Get You Collaborating

9:59 AM, Jan. 11th, 2014 · · iTunes

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In this last article in a series to help kick off your New Year, Vern Seward takes a look at 5 free iOS apps that might help you collaborate with others: Dropbox, Documents by Readdle, DocuSign Ink, Quip, and JotNot Scanner.

12 Days of Gifts Finally Scores with Hugo

10:58 AM, Dec. 30th, 2013 · · iTunes

Apple's 12 Days of Gifts promotion hasn't been something of a big "meh" so far thanks to the choice of free offerings, although today's download steps it up a notch. Instead of songs and games, today Apple is offering Martin Scorsese's Hugo -- the popular fantasy movie that follows the adventures of an orphan trying to unravel the mystery of an automaton his father was repairing before his death.

How to Sync Non-iBooks Epubs from iPad to iBooks in Mavericks

5:20 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2013 · · iTunes

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After years of an inexplicable absence from the Mac platform, Apple finally brought iBooks to Mavericks. If you have epub ebooks and PDFs in your iPad or iPhone iBooks library that didn't come from iBooks, you may have noticed that they didn't appear in iBooks on Mavericks, but it's easy to fix that. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.

iTunes Store Best of 2013 Highlights Music, Apps, More

10:21 AM, Dec. 17th, 2013 · · iTunes

Apple's annual Best Of lists for the iTunes Store and App Store are out, and as usual the company has cobbled together the best selling and most popular songs, movies, apps, ebooks, and podcasts all in one place. The top iPhone app of the year was the language learning app Duolingo, the top musical artist was Justin Timberlake, and the top song of the year was Royals from Lorde.

Beatles Bootlegs Coming to iTunes for Copyright Protection

2:15 PM, Dec. 16th, 2013 · · iTunes

Some rare Beatles bootleg recordings are coming to Apple's iTunes Store this week, and while they'll be welcome additions to fan's music libraries, the release isn't all about bringing previously unavailable music to the public; it's about extending the recording copyrights. By releasing the recordings, the copyright on the tracks will extend an additional 20 years taking them out of the public's hands for a full 70 years.

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The important part for Apple Corps is to extend the copyrights on the recordings for the songs in the collection, so don't be surprised if they're available through the iTunes Store for a limited time. Once they're gone, however, they won't be forgotten. Apple Corps is no doubt already working on ideas to continue exploiting the recordings.