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Apple reveals “Best of 2012” in the iTunes App Store

Apple reveals “Best of 2012” in the iTunes App Store

Facebook has already done their year-end thing for 2012, and so has Twitter and Google. Apple is joining in on the fun with their own "Best of 2012" apps in the iTunes App Store. There are hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from in the App Store, and there’s a pretty good chance you missed some great ones that came out in 2012. Apple has your back, though.

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Apple rolling out iTunes movie sales to more countries today

Apple rolling out iTunes movie sales to more countries today

Early last week, Apple launched the iTunes Store in 56 countries, including Russia, South Africa, India, and Turkey, bringing the total number of countries that the iTunes Store is available in to 119. Today, movie sales and rentals are now becoming available in a majority of those 56 countries, but the selection seems to vary region to region.

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Half of all mobile app revenue went to just 25 developers last month

Half of all mobile app revenue went to just 25 developers last month

Both Apple's iTunes App Store and Google's Play store for Android collectively have over 1.4 million apps to choose from, and surprisingly, more than 50% of the revenue made by these stores in the United States goes to just 25 app developers, according to analytics firm Canalys, which performed a daily survey over a 20-day period in November.

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Apple rolls out iTunes Store in 56 countries

Apple rolls out iTunes Store in 56 countries

Earlier today, Apple announced that launch of the iTunes Store in 56 additional countries, including Russia, South Africa, India, and Turkey. This brings the total number of countries where the iTunes Store is available to 119. In addition, four countries have access to movies via iTunes, with more countries slated to get them in the future.

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GoMusic for Google Music for iOS Review

GoMusic for Google Music for iOS Review

Though the app GoMusic is certainly not the first to bring Google Music's cloud of tunes to the iOS platform, we're certain that it's currently the best solution on the market. This lovely little app takes what you've got on Android as well as the mobile web and slaps it on over to iOS where neither Apple nor Google have dared yet to venture. It's not that they can't, it's just that, well, Google Music is made to be an Android music service - but what do you know? It works here on the iPhone as well!

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Apple rolling out variable-cost iTunes gift cards in retail stores

Apple rolling out variable-cost iTunes gift cards in retail stores

It looks like Apple is expanding its iTunes gift card offerings to allow more flexibility when it comes to the amount of the gift cards themselves. The cards can be loaded with any amount between $15 and $500, and since Apple has only been offering a few options when it comes to denominations, this is only the method to apply a custom amount to an iTunes gift card.

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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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iTunes App Store reaches 1 million approved apps

iTunes App Store reaches 1 million approved apps

While Apple hasn't officially announced that they've passed the 1 million mark as far as iOS apps (their most recent announcement was for 700,000 apps), iTunes App Store discovery company Appsfire says that over 1 million apps have been submitted and approved in the App Store since its launch over four years ago in July 2008.

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