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iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple

iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple

This week there was a bit of chatter on the fact that a "small number of users" as Apple put it were affected by an issue in the iTunes app store - today Apple has a fix. This issue included several apps crashing intermittently after they'd been updated, but today's update straight from Apple's iTunes representatives notes that all is well once more and that every app that's been crashing should simply be able to be updated or re-downloaded from iTunes for a fully operational version, no worries included.

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Def Leppard re-recording entire catalog while originals freeze

Def Leppard re-recording entire catalog while originals freeze

Band members of the legendary metal band Def Leppard have announced that they've reached an impasse with their record label and will be freezing sales of all original recordings of their music. What they've done instead of accepting an unfair amount of royalties, so they say, they've decided to record what are effectively covers of all their original songs that'll then be pushed to iTunes et all in a much more direct way that'll have them cashing in as much as possible. One would hope that they'll do a bit better than KISS did with their latest double-album (one of which was all covers of old songs too) Sonic Boom.

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Apple iTunes app crashes get official response

Apple iTunes app crashes get official response

Though this week we've heard a bit of an outcry in regards to the iTunes store issuing a few apps that ended up crashing due to no fault of developer, Apple has pushed a set of tiny statements on the matter. This information comes from developers speaking on responses they'd received from Apple's Developer Forums from an Apple service representative (or someone cleverly posing as said representative) with a couple of relatively bottled replies - have a peek below at their content.

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Microsoft plans Xbox Music to rival iTunes, Spotify

Microsoft plans Xbox Music to rival iTunes, Spotify

Microsoft is reportedly planning to make a big push in its music service to rival that of Apple's iTunes as well as popular music streaming service Spotify. According to Bloomberg, citing inside sources, the new Xbox Music will combine the best features of both rival services so that customers can purchase songs and sign up for music streaming.

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Apple tipped to overhaul iTunes, improve sharing

Apple tipped to overhaul iTunes, improve sharing

Apple showed off a whole host of new features at WWDC 2012, but things have been quiet on the iTunes front. Bloomberg reports that Apple is busy preparing a major update to iTunes that will have deeper integration with iCloud and place an emphasis on sharing. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Apple recognizes that organizing the various content available from its services has become difficult, with iCloud integration hoping to fix that.

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iOS 6 upgrades iTunes Match for streaming music

iOS 6 upgrades iTunes Match for streaming music

If you were a fan of Apple's iTunes Match cloud-based music service before, once iOS 6 launches you're really going to be in love. This is because while the service has always been implied as a streaming content service, while you played any song in your library in the cloud it was also downloaded to your device. With it's upgrade to a new version in iOS 6, Apple's iPhone and iPad-friendly music service will be able to truly stream music - not taking the opportunity to download the music to your device as it does so.

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Passbook app revealed at WWDC 2012

Passbook app revealed at WWDC 2012

The iPhone will soon be getting a much easier way to keep track of all of your mobile-based passes, be then movie passes, airplane tickets, or Apple store receipts, with an app called Passbook. This application will work with brands such as Target, Major League Baseball, United Airlines, Amtrak, Starbucks, and Fandango for movie tickets right out of the box. Apple made the application seem very possibly game-changing (or not?) with the following: "Is Apple answering a question no one asked with this one? Possibly. Or this will change you life."

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