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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 Cancel App Store Subscriptions

Wednesday April 4, 2018 1:50 am PDT by
Several TV and music services and other apps offer free trials through the App Store that automatically renew to become paid subscriptions after the trial period ends. If you want to prevent an App Store subscription from running beyond the trial period or cancel a subscription you're currently paying for, then read on. This article explains how to cancel any App Store subscription on iOS,...

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 Updates iTunes Remote App With Support for New iPad Pro Models

Monday November 5, 2018 3:16 pm PST by
Apple today updated its Apple Remote app to version 4.4.1, introducing support for Apple's 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The iTunes Remote app is designed to allow you to control iTunes from anywhere in your home with the iPhone or the iPad. Apple says today's update also introduces improved network connectivity, shortcuts to play and shuffle playlists and albums, and improved...

Apple's Special Version of iTunes That Still Has an App Store Currently Incompatible With macOS Mojave

Wednesday September 26, 2018 7:02 am PDT by
Last year, Apple removed the App Store from iTunes. Soon after, however, Apple quietly released a special edition of iTunes that retains access to the App Store for "certain business partners" who "might still need to use iTunes to install apps." Apple provides a download page on its website for the special edition of iTunes, which originally had a version number of 12.6.3. Two updates have...

Apple Accepting Mercy Corps Donations to Help People Affected by Flooding in Kerala, India

Wednesday August 22, 2018 10:36 am PDT by
Apple today added banners to the App Store and iTunes Store on Mac and iOS devices as well as its homepage allowing customers to donate to Mercy Corps to support those who have been affected by massive flooding in Kerala, India. Flooding began in Kerala earlier this summer with the arrival of monsoon rains, and picked up again on August 8 following days of torrential downpour. Approximately...

Apple Accepting Red Cross Donations for California Fire Relief

Friday August 3, 2018 9:36 am PDT by
Apple today added banners to the App Store and iTunes Store on Mac and iOS devices allowing Apple customers to donate to the American Red Cross to support those who have been affected by the fires that have devastated Northern California. Impacting Shasta County and the town of Redding, the Carr Fire has become the sixth most destructive fire in California's history, ripping through more than...

Apple's iTunes Remote App Gains iPhone X Support, New Look

Tuesday June 26, 2018 10:42 am PDT by
Apple today updated its iTunes Remote app for iOS devices to version 4.4, introducing a redesigned look and support for the iPhone X, Apple's newest flagship device. The iTunes Remote app is designed to allow iPad and iPhone users to control their iTunes libraries from anywhere in the home, accessing music, TV shows, movies, Podcasts, playlists, and more. The app can be used to send music to...

Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.5 With Minor Performance Improvements

Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:41 am PDT by
Apple today released an updated version of iTunes, iTunes 12.7.5, which the company says introduces minor app and performance improvements. The iTunes 12.7.5 update has been released alongside iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1. Apple has a macOS 10.13.5 update in the works, but has not released it as of yet. iTunes 12.7.5 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the...

Apple's Services Revenue Up 31% Year-Over-Year in 2Q 2018, App Store Sets New Quarterly Revenue Record

Tuesday May 1, 2018 2:27 pm PDT by
Apple's services category has continued to see rapid growth and it is becoming an increasingly important revenue driver for Apple. In the second fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple's services brought in $9.19 billion in revenue, up 31 percent compared to the $7 billion in revenue services earned in the second quarter of 2017. For the last several quarters, Apple's services revenue has grown so...

Apple's iTunes App Now Available Through Microsoft's Windows 10 Store

Thursday April 26, 2018 2:45 pm PDT by
iTunes, Apple's software for downloading, purchasing, and managing content on iOS devices and playing Apple content on Macs and PCs, is now available for download through Microsoft's Windows 10 Store. Microsoft first announced plans to bring the iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store in May 2017, and said at the time that the app would be available by the end of 2017. In December, though, an Apple ...

Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.4 With New Music Video Features for Apple Music

Thursday March 29, 2018 1:58 pm PDT by
Apple today released an updated version of iTunes, iTunes 12.7.4, which introduces a new music video experience for Apple Music. A music video section lets users discover new and popular music videos in the Browse section of Apple Music, and there's an option to create Apple Music playlists for videos. Apple's full release notes for iTunes 12.7.4 are below:iTunes now includes a new music...

Apple's Services Category Set to Be the Company's Main Revenue Driver Over the Next Five Years

Thursday March 22, 2018 10:51 am PDT by
Apple's services revenue is growing at a rapid pace and is on track to be the company's primary revenue driver in the future, according to a note Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty shared with investors this morning (via Business Insider). Huberty believes that over the course of the next five years, services revenue growth will contribute more than 50 percent of Apple's total revenue growth. ...

Apple Shares Tips on Avoiding App Store and iTunes Phishing Emails

Wednesday February 28, 2018 2:30 pm PST by
Apple last week shared a new support document that's designed to help App Store and iTunes users avoid phishing emails that mimic legitimate emails from Apple. In the document, Apple outlines techniques to identify an actual App Store or iTunes email, which the company says will always include a current billing address, something scammers are unlikely to have access to. An example of a ...

App Store, Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Pay Set All Time Quarterly Revenue Records in Q1 2018

Thursday February 1, 2018 1:21 pm PST by
Apple's services category continues to grow rapidly, and in the first fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple services, which includes iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, Apple Pay, and AppleCare, saw revenue of $8.5 billion, up 18 percent year over year. The App Store saw its best holiday season ever, and Q1 2018 marked the best quarter ever for not only the App Store, but also Apple Music,...

Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.3 With Support for HomePod

Tuesday January 23, 2018 1:30 pm PST by
Alongside the public debut of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, Apple today released an updated version of iTunes for Mac. iTunes 12.7.3, according to Apple's release notes, introduces support for the HomePod. A new AirPlay menu built into iTunes 12.7.3 is designed to make it easy to choose the HomePod as an audio source and control what plays next using an Apple Music subscription. Apple's full...

iTunes Opens 'Double Features' Movie Sale With $9.99 HD Bundles

Tuesday January 23, 2018 11:39 am PST by
A new sale on the iTunes Movies storefront has opened up today, with two-movie bundles that are all priced at $9.99. These "Double Features" include films that are either part of a series, represent the original and rebooted versions of the movie, are the same genre, or include the same actors. Before the sale began, the bundles were priced between $19.99 and $27.99, so now you have the chance ...

iTunes Not Coming to Microsoft's Windows Store in 2017

Friday December 15, 2017 10:52 am PST by
At its Build developer event earlier this year, Microsoft said Apple was planning to bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 store, making it easier for Windows users to find the software. At the time, Microsoft said the app would be available in the Windows Store "by the end of this year," a deadline Apple now says it's not going to be able to make. "We have been working with Microsoft to ...

iTunes Chief Eddy Cue to Participate in Q&A Session at Pollstar Live! 2018 Conference

Thursday December 14, 2017 12:20 pm PST by
Apple iTunes Chief Eddy Cue will attend the Pollstar Live! 2018 Conference where he will sit down for a QA session with Variety Executive Music Editor Shirley Halperin, Variety reported today. Cue's official title is vice president of Internet Software and Services, and he oversees both iTunes and Apple Music along with Apple Pay, Maps, iCloud services, Apple's video efforts, and more."Eddy...

Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.2 With Minor App and Performance Improvements

Wednesday December 6, 2017 1:13 pm PST by
Alongside of the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Apple today released an updated version of iTunes for Mac machines. iTunes 12.7.2 is a minor update, and according to Apple's release notes, it introduces minor app and performance improvements. Today's iTunes update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the Software Update function. iTunes 12.7.2 follows iTunes...

Apple's Services Revenue Up 34% Year-Over-Year in 4Q 2017, Setting New All-Time Quarterly Record

Thursday November 2, 2017 2:23 pm PDT by
Apple's services category, which includes the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, AppleCare, iCloud, licensing, and other services, set an all-time quarterly record revenue in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017. During the quarter, the services category brought in $8.5 billion, up from $6.3 billion in the year-ago quarter for an impressive 34 percent growth. Apple's services...

Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.1 With Minor App and Performance Improvements

Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:25 am PDT by
Alongside the release of iOS 11.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1, Apple has released an updated version of iTunes for Mac machines. iTunes 12.7.1 is a small update, with Apple's release notes saying only that it introduces minor app and performance improvements. Today's iTunes update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the Software Update...

Disney's Expanded 'Movies Anywhere' Service Puts All Your Movie Content in One Place

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:15 pm PDT by
Disney's free Movies Anywhere service is expanding thanks to partnerships with Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Warner Bros, allowing customers who purchase movies from services like iTunes and Amazon Video to watch all of their content in one place using the Movies Anywhere apps. Disney has been using Movies Anywhere for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm titles since 2014, but now the...