Use iTunes Feature To Get Rid Of Awful Music You Shouldn't Have Downloaded

Use iTunes Feature To Get Rid Of Awful Music You Shouldn't Have Downloaded

When you’re listening to your music collection, it’s easy to get annoyed with yourself for stuffing so many terrible songs that you once liked for some inexplicable reason. Apple knows you all too well, and has provided a feature that helps you shed the chaff. [More]

Apple App Store Charges Over And Over Again For New Operating System

Apple App Store Charges Over And Over Again For New Operating System

Apple’s new version of Mac OS has some new and exciting features, and for Mac fans is a bargain at only $30. It is not, however, worth three times that. Or even $4,000. That’s what some customers have paid, without exactly meaning to. More than one person has come forward complaining that their PayPal accounts, linked to their iTunes accounts, are getting charged for their purchase of OS 10.7 Lion over. And over. And over. [More]

Richard Dreyfuss Does Dramatic Reading Of iTunes EULA

Richard Dreyfuss Does Dramatic Reading Of iTunes EULA

Most of us just blindly click “I ACCEPT” when presented with those user license agreements when we install software. I think I would pay a lot more attention if they were all give dramatic readings, like this one actor Richard Dreyfuss did of the Apple iTunes EULA. [More]

Time, Sports Illustrated & Fortune Offer Free iPad Access For New Subscribers

Time, Sports Illustrated & Fortune Offer Free iPad Access For New Subscribers

Most magazines are now available in digital formats, but very few offer simultaneous print and digital subscriptions for one price. Now a few of Time Inc.’s bigger print products have made a deal with Apple that would give some subscribers access to the iPad version of Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines for no extra cost. [More]

Rhapsody Threatens To Pull Service From iDevices Over New App Subscription Model

Rhapsody Threatens To Pull Service From iDevices Over New App Subscription Model

Apple has this great new idea: App developers will pay the company 30 percent of in-app sales, including subscriptions. Also, Apple alone gets to keep the customers’ name and contact info, requiring third parties to ask users to opt in to sharing the info with them. Well, the initiative is great for Apple, but not so much for others who may see a hefty cut in their revenues. [More]

iTunes No. 1 In Online Movie Rentals, But For How Long?

iTunes No. 1 In Online Movie Rentals, But For How Long?

Those who rent films online — presumably not counting Netflix streamers, who pay monthly subscriptions — use iTunes more than any other service, but Apple’s stranglehold on the market is loosening. [More]

8-Year-Old Girl Racks Up $1,400 Bill Playing "Smurfs
Village" iPad Game

8-Year-Old Girl Racks Up $1,400 Bill Playing "Smurfs Village" iPad Game

A 2nd-grader managed to rack up a $1,400 bill for her parents over break while playing the “Smurfs Village”, a Farmville-esque iPad game, reports the Washington Post. Like many of these app-based games, the game is free but you can purchase in-app upgrades, with real money, to speed your progress. In this case, you can get a “bucket of snowflakes” for $19 or a “wagon of smurfberries” for $99. Needless to say, her mother became quite blue in the face. [More]

Google Shopper App Recognizes Products By Their Cover

Google Shopper App Recognizes Products By Their Cover

Google has jumped into the shopping app fray with “Google Shopper,” which stands out from the crowd by being able to id products by their cover art. The feature works on book, CD, DVD, and video game covers. You can also search by voice, along with the usual barcode scanning, local pricematching and the ability to save items. If you’re a RedLaser fan, this could be a serious contender to replace it on your home screen. The app is free and available on both Android and iOS. [More]

Apple Calls Woman To Tell Her She's Won $10,000; Woman Hangs Up On Apple

Apple Calls Woman To Tell Her She's Won $10,000; Woman Hangs Up On Apple

While it’s a good rule of thumb to hang up the phone on anyone who calls you to tell you that you won a contest, a woman in the UK almost found herself without a $10,000 prize when she didn’t believe it was Apple on the other end of the line. [More]

The Beatles Finally Come To iTunes

The Beatles Finally Come To iTunes

All day Monday, Apple had been promising some sort of life-changing announcement regarding its iTunes store. Would it be cloud-based streaming for music and video? A change in its pricing? No — it’s the Beatles. [More]

Install iTunes 10 Minus The Bloatware (PC)

Install iTunes 10 Minus The Bloatware (PC)

Like previous versions, iTunes 10 is a hefty hunk of software that actually contains within it 6 different Windows Installer programs that you don’t always need or want. Apple doesn’t let you customize the install, but this guide shows you how to install only the slimmest iTunes footprint you need for your purposes. [More]

iTunes Movie, TV Show Rentals Are On The Way

iTunes Movie, TV Show Rentals Are On The Way

Unless you enjoy buying TV show episodes on iTunes and watching them over and over, you’d probably rather save some money and rent the videos instead. According to the anonymous whispers in the ear of Bloomberg, $1, 48-hour iTunes video rentals from Fox, Disney and other giants are on the way. [More]

Budget-Boosting iPhone Apps

Budget-Boosting iPhone Apps

Money Highway paved a road to savings by rounding up 75 money-saving iPhone apps. [More]

Yoko: "Don't Hold Your Breath" Waiting For Beatles On iTunes

Yoko: "Don't Hold Your Breath" Waiting For Beatles On iTunes

While the overwhelming majority of 20th century rock music is available for digital download through iTunes or some other online outlet, the Beatles catalog continues to remain a holdout. And Yoko Ono, widow of John Lennon, said yesterday that it could be a while before the Fab Four joins the digital download crowd. [More]

iTunes Season Pass Customers Hope To See Sunday's "Mad Men" Sometime This Week

iTunes Season Pass Customers Hope To See Sunday's "Mad Men" Sometime This Week

Are you an iTunes customer who bought a season pass to Mad Men? Have you not been able to download Sunday’s episode yet? Lulu hasn’t, and neither have a lot of other customers. Apple is doing a poor job of supporting customers who have ditched cable, but still want to pay for content. [More]

Free iPhone 4 Cases Available Now

Free iPhone 4 Cases Available Now

Looks like Apple’s Tim Cook meant it when he told shareholders that most programs submitted to the company’s App Store are approved within a week. Just seven days after CEO Steve Jobs promised to put together a program to allow iPhone 4 customers to get a free case, the iPhone 4 Case Program app is now available for download. (Yeah, Apple probably could have come up with a better name for the app, but what do you want for free?)

An iTunes Thief Ran Up $200 On My Card, Customer Service Won't Help

An iTunes Thief Ran Up $200 On My Card, Customer Service Won't Help

Don was robbed by a thief who went on a $200 iTunes spree. Determined not to let something like this happen again, he called Apple’s customer service, which took days to respond before giving him no useful help. [More]

iTunes Hackers Raid Accounts, Charge Untold Amounts

iTunes Hackers Raid Accounts, Charge Untold Amounts

While iTunes users were barbecuing and preparing for fireworks this weekend, hackers smoked their accounts, buying apps with stolen money to drive specific apps up the sales charts. [More]