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How to Back Up Your iPhone or iPad to a Windows PC

Tuesday April 6, 2021 3:43 pm PDT by
Not everyone who owns an iPhone or iPad has a Mac, which is why Apple made its mobile devices compatible with Windows PCs, too. Using USB, you can you can connect an iPhone or iPad to a Windows PC to set up the device, charge its battery, share its internet connection, transfer files, and sync content. This article shows you how to back up your iOS device on a Windows PC. Make Sure You...

How to Deauthorize Your iTunes Account on a Computer You Can No Longer Access

Friday November 9, 2018 3:31 am PST by
If you plan to give away, sell or trade in your Mac, you should de-authorize your iTunes account on the computer first, as this removes its access to content that you bought from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or App Store, including things like music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books. Apple puts a five-computer limit on an account for accessing iTunes protected content, so it's worth...

How to Encrypt Your iOS Device's iTunes Backup

Wednesday July 15, 2015 2:17 pm PDT by
If you connect your iOS device to your computer to back up your data instead of using iCloud, some of your most private data is not backing up. For security reasons, by default, an iTunes backup will not include saved passwords, Wi-Fi settings, website history, or Health data. You can save information like passwords and website history in an iTunes backup if you encrypt it, which is an...

How to Use iTunes Match

Monday March 30, 2015 12:31 pm PDT by
For $24.99 per year, or about two dollars per month, iTunes Match keeps all of your music in iCloud so you can access any song at any time from any device instead of picking and downloading your favorite playlists every time you sync your device. Plus, Apple will provide you with high quality playback using 256 Kbps AAC DRM free versions of your music, even if your original copy was lower...

How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Apple ID

Friday February 13, 2015 8:02 am PST by
Apple introduced an additional layer of security for iPhone, iPad and Mac users in 2013 by rolling out two-step verification for Apple ID accounts. Two-step verification prevents anyone but you from accessing your Apple ID account, even if they know the password, by requiring a four-digit verification code sent via SMS or Find My iPhone on trusted devices. When you enable two-step verification,...

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Apple Releases iTunes for Windows 12.13.2 With Support for New iPads

Wednesday May 8, 2024 10:33 am PDT by
Apple today released an iTunes 12.13.2 update for Windows users, with the software introducing support for the new iPad Air and iPad Pro models. iTunes for Windows is typically updated every few months, and this update follows a December release that added security fixes. iTunes has been phased out on the Mac for several years now and it has been replaced with Finder and the TV app, but...
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Apple Releases iTunes for Windows 12.13.1 With Security Fixes

Thursday December 14, 2023 9:45 am PST by
Apple today released an iTunes 12.13.1 update for Windows users, with the software introducing security improvements. According to Apple's release notes, there are no notable new features, but the new version of iTunes should be installed as soon as possible because of the security improvements iTunes for Windows is typically updated every few months, and this update follows an October...
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Apple Releases iTunes for Windows Update With Option to Listen to Podcasts and Audiobooks

Tuesday October 24, 2023 10:29 am PDT by
Apple today released an iTunes 12.13 update for Windows users, with the update adding new functionality for podcasts and audiobooks. According to Apple's release notes, downloading iTunes 12.13 will allow Windows users to listen to podcasts and audiobooks through the iTunes app so long as the Apple Music and Apple TV apps are installed. iTunes for Windows is not typically updated on a...
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Apple Releases iTunes for Windows Update With Support for iPhone 15 Models

Wednesday September 13, 2023 10:45 am PDT by
Apple today released an iTunes 12.12.10 update for Windows users, and the new software adds both security improvements and support for new devices that include the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models. iTunes for Windows is not updated on a regular basis, and this is the first new software release since May when Apple addressed a major security vulnerability. Following the update, Windows...
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Apple Discontinues iTunes Movie Trailers App

Thursday August 31, 2023 10:06 am PDT by
Apple today updated its iTunes Movie Trailers app for the iPhone with a notice that the Apple TV app is the new home of movie and TV show trailers. It is no longer possible to use the iTunes Movie Trailers app, which launched in 2011. "Apple TV app is the new home of iTunes Movie Trailers," says the release notes for version 2.0 of the iTunes Movie Trailers app. "Open the Apple TV app to...
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Apple to Sunset iTunes Movie Trailers App, Roll into TV App

Friday August 11, 2023 4:28 am PDT by
Apple is sunsetting its long-running iTunes Movie Trailers app as it begins hosting movie trailers exclusively in the company's flagship TV app, MacRumors can report. Hints of Apple's plan first emerged on August 9, when MacRumors discovered a non-linked banner on the iTunes Movie Trailers website that reads "Apple TV app is the new home of iTunes Movie Trailers." The same banner has since...
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PSA: If You Run Windows, Make Sure to Update iTunes to Fix Security Vulnerability

Thursday June 1, 2023 3:07 pm PDT by
Windows users will want to make sure that they are running the latest version of iTunes, iTunes 12.12.9, in order to gain protection from a recently uncovered security vulnerability. Apple released iTunes 12.12.9 on May 23, and it fixes an issue that could allow malicious apps to gain elevated privileges to install malware on a Windows machine. While the vulnerability was addressed last...
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Apple Releases iTunes 12.12.8 for Windows

Wednesday March 29, 2023 1:56 pm PDT by
Apple today released an iTunes 12.12.8 update for Windows, with the software introducing security improvements and "support for new devices." This is the first update to iTunes since iTunes 12.12.7, which came out in December 2022. The "new devices" that Apple mentions in the launch notes for the update likely pertain to the HomePod, which was released in January 2023. Apple at the time also ...
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Apple Releases iTunes 12.12.6 for Windows With Support for New iPads

Monday October 24, 2022 11:09 am PDT by
Apple today released an iTunes 12.12.6 update for windows, with the software adding support for the new iPad Pro and iPad and addressing security vulnerabilities. The updated version of iTunes comes ahead of the Wednesday launch of the updated ‌iPad‌ and ‌iPad Pro‌ models. The ‌iPad‌ features an all-new design that does away with the Home button, bright chassis colors, an updated A-series...
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Apple Releases iTunes 12.12.4 for Windows With Security Updates

Wednesday May 18, 2022 12:43 pm PDT by
Apple today released an iTunes 12.12.4 update for Windows, with the new software adding several security fixes to address vulnerabilities. According to Apple's security support document for the new Windows version of iTunes, it includes fixes for AppleGraphicsControl, ImageIO, Mobile Device Service, WebKit, and more. Apple did not mention that the exploits were found in the wild, but...
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Apple Planning to Bring Music and Podcasts Apps to Microsoft Store

Thursday January 14, 2021 3:31 pm PST by
Apple is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to the Microsoft Store, according to a report from 9to5Mac that cites unnamed sources. Apple is allegedly testing Music and Podcasts apps for Microsoft's platforms in a private beta capacity at this time. There is no word on whether the apps will be compatible with Windows PCs or if they are being developed for Microsoft's Xbox consoles....

Apple Upgrading iTunes Disney Movie Purchases to 4K HDR

Wednesday October 14, 2020 4:25 pm PDT by
Apple today began sending out emails to iTunes and Apple TV customers who have purchased a Disney movie in the past, letting them know that their titles have been upgraded to 4K HDR at no cost. Several MacRumors readers have received the emails, which come a week after Disney titles in the iTunes Store began showing up as 4K in the United States and Canada. Many Disney titles are now...
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Apple's Ill-Fated Social Network 'Ping' Launched 10 Years Ago Today

Tuesday September 1, 2020 11:39 am PDT by
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Apple launching its ill-fated social network Ping, which allowed users to follow their favorite music artists and friends within iTunes and discover what songs and albums they were listening to. Here is how Apple described Ping in a September 2010 press release:Ping lets you follow your favorite artists such as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, U2, Jack Johnson, Yo-Yo...

New Universal Movies Will Come to iTunes and Other Online Platforms Just 17 Days After Theatrical Release

Tuesday July 28, 2020 2:54 pm PDT by
Future movies from Universal Pictures will come to online platforms like iTunes and Apple TV just 17 days after a theatrical release following a deal between Universal and AMC Theaters, reports The Wall Street Journal. Under the terms of the deal, the theatrical window for new movies will be shortened to 17 days from the current 75 days, so viewers will be able to watch new titles online as...
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Rumor Suggests New Apple App for Windows Could Be Coming Soon

Tuesday July 14, 2020 1:54 am PDT by
Apple could be working towards the release of a new app for Windows 10, according to a report this week from an Italian website. The blog Aggiornamenti Lumia suggests that an app from Apple is "coming soon" to the Microsoft Store, but stops short of providing additional details. Apple still maintains a Windows version of the iTunes app, which has been discontinued on Mac and replaced by...

Apple's Services Revenue Hits New All-Time High of $13.3 Billion in Q2 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020 2:18 pm PDT by
Apple's services category, which includes Tunes, the App Store, the Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, AppleCare, Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and more, has continued to see significant growth even amid the global health crisis, Apple announced today. In the second fiscal quarter of 2020, Apple's services segment brought in $13.3 billion, up from $11.5 billion in the year-ago...
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Universal to Make Theatrical Movie Releases Available as $20 Digital Rentals on Same Day

Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:22 am PDT by
Universal Pictures is set to make new movies on global theatrical release concurrently available for rental via iTunes, Amazon, and other digital platforms, NBCUniversal has announced (via Deadline). New releases including The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Emma will be available to watch online as soon as this Friday, March 20, with each movie offered as a 48-hour on-demand rental for the...

Apple Offers 10% Bonus iTunes Credit When Adding Funds to Apple ID

Tuesday November 26, 2019 11:29 am PST by
Apple is once again offering a promotion that provides a 10 percent cash bonus when adding funds directly to an Apple ID account in the United States and other countries from a linked credit or debit card. Apple is offering the 10 percent bonus for fund additions between $1 and $200, with the maximum bonus credit topping out at $20. Here's how to add bonus funds: Open up the App Store...
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macOS Catalina Causes Issues for DJs Who Used iTunes With XML File Support

Monday October 7, 2019 2:52 pm PDT by
macOS Catalina eliminates the iTunes app in favor of new Music, TV, and Podcasts apps, but the lack of iTunes will impact DJs who relied on the software, reports The Verge. Along with nixing iTunes, Apple is removing support for the method many DJ app developers had been using to access XML playlist files that let users access their iTunes music libraries. DJs use XML file support to sort ...
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Apple Says Multiple iTunes Libraries Are Not Supported in First Public Beta of macOS Catalina

Tuesday June 25, 2019 8:23 am PDT by
In a new support document, Apple has indicated that the first public beta release of macOS Catalina does not support switching between multiple iTunes libraries. This also applies to the first two developer betas of macOS Catalina. Initial betas of macOS Catalina can only open the previously selected iTunes library on your Mac prior to updating, according to Apple. Before you install the...