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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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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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Apple celebrates App Stores’ 5th Anniversary

Apple celebrates App Stores’ 5th Anniversary

It's been five years since Apple first launched the App Store, the company this week celebrating the origins of the iOS-tending software vending environment with a bit of a silent wave. You may have seen the "Apple Celebrates 5 Years of the App Store" that've been appearing in tubes to the doors of Apple-friendlies: it's there that you'll be getting the same information we'll be running down here. It begins with the launch of the store back on July 10th of 2008, not long after the iPhone was first launched (in June of 2007) and the first 10 million downloads were reached not long after.

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iOS in-app purchase settlement tuned up: credits and full refunds in order

iOS in-app purchase settlement tuned up: credits and full refunds in order

When you've got a child that knows how to use a touchscreen and a mess of web-connected machines around the house, it's only a matter of time before you have a massive bill for in-app purchases from all angles. At least that's what the reality of the situation was before a few well-placed fixes were put in place back a couple of years ago when Apple had a class action law suit on its hands - one that's just now being delivered on in the form of a home page for those affected.

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Apple ebook trial set to begin Monday

Apple ebook trial set to begin Monday

Starting tomorrow, Apple will be part of a trial in which federal and state authorities have suggested the latter company was part of ebook price-fixing. This trial will work with allegations that Apple has conspired with publishers to artificially raise the price of ebooks for sale in the iTunes Store for devices like the iPad and the iPhone. This trial was originally set to include five of the six largest book publishers in the US and was originally filed in April of 2012.

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Windows 8 iTunes app not coming “any time soon”

Windows 8 iTunes app not coming “any time soon”

While iTunes is available for Windows 8, it only works in desktop mode, meaning that there's no "metro" style app for Apple's popular music player and media store. Of course, Microsoft really wants Apple to create said app, but according to Windows CFO Tami Reller, that's not going to happen "any time soon."

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Boingo iOS app updates with iTunes subscription billing

Boingo iOS app updates with iTunes subscription billing

Boingo, the WiFi hotspot service, has updated its iOS app with the ability to pay for Boingo's monthly subscription using your iTunes account. This means that Boingo users don't need to enter in their credit card information in the app, but instead just link it with their iTunes accounts, where users will be billed monthly using the payment method they have on file with iTunes.

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Apple counts down to 50 billion downloads in iTunes App Store

Apple counts down to 50 billion downloads in iTunes App Store

Apple has begun counting down (counting up, rather?) to 50 billion downloads in the iTunes App Store, and they're celebrating the milestone by giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the lucky person who downloads the 50 billionth app. The company will also be handing out $500 iTunes gift cards to 50 people that download the next 50 apps.

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Apple educates users on in-app purchases with new user guide

Apple educates users on in-app purchases with new user guide

Along with its refresh of the Featured section in the iTunes App Store, Apple has added a section dedicated to educating people about in-app purchases and what they are exactly. This was most likely added to address the recent fiascos with users accidentally purchasing in-app content on their iOS device.

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Apple celebrates “A Decade of iTunes” with interactive timeline

Apple celebrates “A Decade of iTunes” with interactive timeline

Apple has launched a special tribute to its iTunes Store today, with a ten-year-long interactive timeline called "A Decade of iTunes." Users can flip through each year since 2003 to see what were some of the popular songs back then, as well as look over some of the milestones that Apple and iTunes have passed along the way.

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iCloud and iTunes hit by another outage

iCloud and iTunes hit by another outage

It seems that Apple's iCloud service and the iTunes Store are experiencing yet another outage. Apple's system status webpage confirms that some users may experience issues with account & sign in for iCloud as well as purchases for iTunes. Other users are also reporting problems with Game Center and Apple ID.

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iTunes Store adds option to postpone downloads

iTunes Store adds option to postpone downloads

Apple has just added a new download option to the iTunes Store that will allow users to buy content and download the content later. The option is available for users who have iTunes 11 installed on their computers, or users who are running iOS 6 on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod devices. The option is only available when you purchase TV episodes, movies, TV seasons, season passes, movie bundles, or music box sets.

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