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Calvin and Hobbes ebooks appear: iPad, Kindle, Nook readied

Calvin and Hobbes ebooks appear: iPad, Kindle, Nook readied

Here near the end of 2013 the comic adventure universe of Calvin & Hobbes has reached the digital realm at last, being presented as a set of ebooks for several platforms. While it's not entirely clear whether this is the doing of Bill Watterson himself or those that he'd battled for years over the rights to his own artwork, the results are in: three of the most over-produced treasury books of this century are now digital.

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iTunes Radio to stream pre-release albums

iTunes Radio to stream pre-release albums

In an interview this month, Apple's Senior Vice President for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said that iTunes Radio will be used to stream and help promote pre-release albums from various artists. The service, which just recently went live, will build on top of the preview streaming offered in the iTunes Store, and aims to help both artists and listeners.

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Apple launches Employees on Apple, acknowledges artistic workforce

Apple launches Employees on Apple, acknowledges artistic workforce

Apple has launched a new section on iTunes called "Employees on iTunes". All the media in that section was created by, or at least influenced by, Apple employees. And it's all free. And you can't have any--unless you work at Apple. Apple news source 9to5Mac revealed recently that Eddie Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, recently sent out a company-wide internal memo recognizing that the company is teeming with creative energy.

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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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