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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - we received some pretty big news this afternoon, so let's just jump in! Microsoft announced today that we'll be able snag a Surface Pro starting in January, with the 64GB model demanding $899 and the 128GB model going for $999. Apple launched iTunes 11 today, complete with a brand new user interface and iCloud at every turn, so get those updates going. We also heard that Google is looking to deliver information to you before you even search for it, which is pretty cool but also a little bit creepy.

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iTunes 11 launches with complete UI redesign and iCloud abundance

iTunes 11 launches with complete UI redesign and iCloud abundance

Today a brand new iTunes app and digital content store is about to launch with a completely redesigned set of aesthetics and user interface elements. The new iTunes app works with a brand new "edge-to-edge" design with no less than custom designs for each of the content bits in your library - TV shows to music albums to movies and back again. Personalized recommendations have been updated and boosted as you enter the iTunes Store as well - and that's only the beginning.

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Facebook gifts adds iTunes cards to the fold

Facebook gifts adds iTunes cards to the fold

It's time to give your best buddy Chris Kringle the gift of iTunes music on Facebook - straight through the social network's own gift-giving portal. This update brings Facebook Gifts up to a very real existence once again, reminding us that you're able to not just give your friends a bunch of digital stickers, but real-world physical gifts like cookies and ice cream. What better way to tell your buddy you love them than with digital cash given through your favorite social network?

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iTunes 11 to launch “within the next days”

iTunes 11 to launch “within the next days”

It seems we may see the launch of iTunes 11 sometime within the next few days or so. According to an email being sent out to various musicians, German music distribution service Feiyr is asking artists to update their album artwork in order for it to be compatible with iTunes 11. The new version of iTunes was delayed last month, but it's said that it will arrive at the end of November.

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AC/DC’s entire catalog lands on iTunes!

AC/DC’s entire catalog lands on iTunes!

I've been a fan of AC/DC since back in the day when I watched Maximum Overdrive repeatedly growing up. I'm certainly not a gigantic fan by any means, I have a bunch of songs the band has made over the years that I like, but I find the bulk of their stuff not that appealing. That means I've had to buy multiple CDs just to get a couple of tracks that I like off each one onto my mobile phone.

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Sony gives in, adds its music to iTunes in Japan

Sony gives in, adds its music to iTunes in Japan

After 8 long years, Sony has finally given in, offering music from its Japanese artists on iTunes in Japan. This comes after the company's addition of Western artists to the iTunes store earlier this year. Sony has been experiencing low earnings and is a rival to Apple, which no doubt makes this a bit like salt in the company's ever-growing wound.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had so many big posts today that it's hard to know where to start. Kicking things off, we're live at Microsoft Build 2012, bringing you the latest on Windows 8, Surface, and Windows Phone 8. We also went hands-on with the Samsung Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 today, so be sure to check those out if you're thinking about picking up either (or both!) when they launch next month. Today we found out that Disney is buying out LucasFilm and that Star Wars Episode VII is in the works - both of those were major announcements for the millions of Star Wars fans out there.

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