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Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack appears on iTunes and Google Play

Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack appears on iTunes and Google Play

The team at RockStar games have wasted no time capitalizing on the popularity of not only the game Grand Theft Auto V itself, but the music gamers are able to listen to inside the vehicles of the game. This is otherwise known as GTA Radio, having become a rather interesting side-project and powerful result of the GTA Effect - aka the opening up of games to an "open sandbox" bit of gameplay allowing the user to make the game what they want it to be. It's also part of the ever-expanding world of in-game earning, though in this case you'll need to actually exit the game to purchase each individual track.

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Bricked Apple TV 6.0 may be restorable

Bricked Apple TV 6.0 may be restorable

When Apple first launched the Apple TV 6.0 update a lot of people scrambled to download and install it. Some people reported some significant issues with the update including the loss of content, the inability to access the Internet, and even some devices turning into useless bricks after trying to apply the update. There is a bit of hope for users who have bricked devices after a failed update.

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Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Nissan partners with Apple for iTunes Radio exclusive

Speaking up today on their impending partnership, Nissan and Apple have let it be known that they'll be moving forward on iTunes Radio for automobiles. This move will make Nissan the "exclusive automotive launch partner" for iTunes Radio, and will allow it to retain this title "through 2013." The environment known as iTunes Radio was introduced to the public earlier this month on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c with the mobile operating system iOS 7.

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iTunes Radio could push thirteen ads an hour

iTunes Radio could push thirteen ads an hour

iTunes Radio users without iTunes Match subscriptions can expect to hear around thirteen adverts an hour, with brands like McDonald's, Nissan, and Pepsi inking deals with Apple to put their marketing front and center in the new streaming media service. Added to both iTunes 11.1 and iOS 7, each of which was released earlier today, iTunes Radio takes on Pandora and Spotify Radio with themed streaming music supported by one video advert each hour, along with three additional audio adverts every 15 minutes.

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iTunes 11.1 released with iTunes Radio and iOS 7 support

iTunes 11.1 released with iTunes Radio and iOS 7 support

Apple has released iTunes 11.1 for Mac and PC, including iTunes Radio support, new Genius Shuffle functionality, and connectivity support for iOS 7. The new release - which arrives ahead of iOS 7 for existing iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners - brings iTunes Radio streaming to the desktop, with ad-supported playback of preset and custom music channels. You'll also need iTunes 11.1 if you want to manage your iOS 7 device, including the new iPhone 5s.

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Apple FairPlay did not violate antitrust laws, court rules

Apple FairPlay did not violate antitrust laws, court rules

Amidst its legal battle over ebook price fixing accusations, Apple has received a ruling in its favor on another lawsuit. Back when iTunes still used the FairPlay DRM, Apple was hit with a class action lawsuit claiming that the protection system violated anti-trust laws. Though FairPlay was dropped from the service back in 2009, the lawsuit has only now come to a close.

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iTunes Radio September launch tipped with full-screen takeover adverts

iTunes Radio September launch tipped with full-screen takeover adverts

Apple's iTunes Radio streaming service will launch in September with at least four high-profile brands including McDonald's and Pepsi, sources claim, and listeners should expect to hear an audio advert every fifteen minutes and a video ad every hour. Announced at WWDC 2013 back in June, iTunes Radio takes on Pandora, Spotify and other streaming music services and will presumably be launched alongside iOS 7; according to Advertising Age, McDonald's, Nissan, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, and potentially up to two more brands will be first out of the gate with multi-million 12 month advertising deals.

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iTunes Store purchase problem affecting some Apple users [Update: Fixed]

iTunes Store purchase problem affecting some Apple users [Update: Fixed]

Apple's iTunes Store is closed for some users, with the download store experiencing patchy availability according to the Cupertino firm. "Users may be unable to make purchases" Apple's system status update reports today, though only certain users are being affected.

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Apple TV beta brings iTunes music buying functionality

Apple TV beta brings iTunes music buying functionality

On Monday, Apple TV beta software was made available, and within it are signs that the company will be restoring iTunes music purchases to its set-top media box. While present users can only buy TV shows and movies via Apple TV, with the feature found in the latest beta release, those same users will be able to browse, preview, and buy songs and albums as well.

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iTunes 11.1 beta arrives with iTunes Radio built in

iTunes 11.1 beta arrives with iTunes Radio built in

Right on the heels of iOS 7 beta 4 for developers comes the release of iTunes 11.1 in beta mode, appearing this afternoon with iTunes Radio ready for action. Announced at Apple's developer event WWDC 2013, iTunes Radio is a personalized streaming music internet radio station service that becomes more personalized the more the user listens to it. This system will also be built-in and/or available to the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and Apple TV.

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Breaking Bad: Alchemy hits iBooks as exclusive with series finale promise

Breaking Bad: Alchemy hits iBooks as exclusive with series finale promise

With the release of the final set of episodes in the controversial multi-season television series Breaking Bad comes an Apple iBooks-exclusive piece of media: Alchemy. This title is appearing this week with content exclusive to the book stemming from each of the show's seasons, culminating in a full history of the Breaking Bad epic. Breaking Bad: Alchemy will also - of course - be updated after the final episode airs: August 11th.

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iTunes App Store turns 5: A look back on 50 billion downloads

iTunes App Store turns 5: A look back on 50 billion downloads

It may be hard to believe, but at one point, there was no app store to accompany the iPhone. In fact, a whole year went by when original iPhone owners didn't have an app store to download the latest apps for their device, but just a day before the iPhone 3G's launch, the iTunes App Store was officially born.

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