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  • Apple lowers iTunes Plus price

    Apple lowers iTunes Plus price

    Get your music off iTunes but often opt for the DRM-laden versions due to the cheaper price of $.99? Worry no more, friend. Apple has officially lowered the price of iTunes Plus tracks to 99-cents, down from $1.29. The move comes as competitors like Universal and Amazon.com have started offering DRM-free alternatives to iTunes. Now that DRM-free tunes are cheaper, will you seek them out in bulk? Read More

  • Use iTunes and Facebook? Free music!

    Use iTunes and Facebook? Free music!

    Just a quick tip to help you get the most free music out of your day. Looks like you can get some free iTMS songs just by joining a group on Facebook. Search for “ticketmaster live”, join the group, redeem your songs and then leave the group (or stay) and you’re done. You are now officially five songs richer. 5 Free iTunes songs for Facebook Users [MM] UPDATE: You can… Read More

  • Family Guy hits iTunes Music Store

    As of right now, only one episode is available and according to some iTunes users, the quality is pretty sucky. But don’t let that stop you from getting excited. Seems FOX finally caught on that college kids and teenagers around the country love raunchy animated comedies and thus decided to bring Family Guy to iTunes. Yes, you can now watch full episodes of Stewie, Brian and Peter… Read More

  • The Song Remains The Same: Zeppelin Coming To iTMS

    The Song Remains The Same: Zeppelin Coming To iTMS


    Ramble on! Been using other online music services lately? iTunes Music Store just not floating your boat? That’s OK. Apple sucks every once in awhile, but now there’s reason to come back to Jobs & Co’s beloved cash crop. Led Zeppelin will be releasing “Mothership”, the ultimate collection of tracks from everyone’s favorite stoner band. The hits will… Read More

  • Apple iTunes Sales Top 3 Billion Songs

    Apple iTunes Sales Top 3 Billion Songs

    Back in the day, Apple hit 1 billion songs sold on iTunes and the world exploded in celebration. Well not really, but the mood of the occasion was very jovial all around. Now Apple has gone the distance and has sold over 3 billion songs on iTunes. That doesn’t even include videos or games! Looks like Jobs & Co. has many more years of insane profits headed its way. Apple says iTunes… Read More

  • Sims Bowling Released For iPod

    Sims Bowling Released For iPod

    Normally a new Electronic Arts game would hold my attention span for about six seconds, which is long enough to pour a cup of coffee and curse when I stub my toe. But this new title for the iPod grasps my immediate attention for a few reasons. Sims Bowling features accurate bowling physics and control via the Click Wheel. Plus the graphics don’t look too shabby either. What’s… Read More

  • Universal Will Still Supply Apple With Music

    Universal Will Still Supply Apple With Music

    The other day, people started getting freaky because Universal Music Group stated it was not renewing its iTunes contract with Apple. Everyone, myself included, took it as a sign that UMG would be pulling out of iTunes altogether and that millions of available songs would be lost forever. Luckily, that’s not the case. After realizing the public flipped out about the statement… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Kaplan SAT Preps Hit iTMS

    CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Kaplan SAT Preps Hit iTMS

    Zzzzz….wh..what? Oh. Hey there. Sorry, I was reading something about Apple and fell asleep for a second. Anyway, Kaplan and Apple have partnered to offer SAT prep courses on the iTunes Music Store. At $5 each, the cost is considerably cheaper than taking an actual Kaplan course, though it is yet to be determined how much parents will warm up to the idea of a practice test being sold… Read More

  • iTunes 7.2 Out Now

    iTunes 7.2 Out Now

    The start of a DRM-free music revolution has arrived. Well, maybe not a revolution, but at least a new version of iTunes. Version 7.2 brings a new feature called “iTunes Plus” to the table. Purchasing a song with iTunes Plus enabled allows you to purchase DRM-free, 256Kbps AAC tracks from the iTMS. You can set it on or off in your iTunes preferences. Excited? Ease up, Tiger. Read More

  • Apple Says Don't Buy From iTMS, World In Shock

    Apple Says Don't Buy From iTMS, World In Shock

    Call my title a tad-bit deceiving, but it is true. Apple is telling iPod owners not to buy audiobooks from the iTunes Music Store. The reason? A glitch in audiobooks being sold on iTMS is not letting files playback on an iPod. They work fine in iTunes, but throw them on your iPod and no dice. Apple is currently refunding anyone who purchased an audiobook and is telling customers to relax while… Read More

  • DRM-free Music To Launch On iTMS This Week

    DRM-free Music To Launch On iTMS This Week

    I am proud to present the latest Apple rumor to you in all its glory. This week, the iTunes Music Store is the center of attention. It seems a “credible French-Italian source who knows my Dad’s mechanic” has indicated that Apple is set to launch EMI’s catalog of DRM-free music this week. The reason for the delay in Apple getting those tracks up? Apple wants to do it all… Read More

  • Apple, Labels Giving Artists The Shaft

    Apple, Labels Giving Artists The Shaft

    A new class action lawsuit is upon us and yet again, Apple is the target. This time, independent music label Dawg Music is suing Apple, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music for selling its catalog without consent or compensation. The two major labels here have not only screwed Dawg Music out of royalty checks, they’ve also made illegal hard copies of music not owned by them. Read More

  • Lost – The iPod Game

    Lost – The iPod Game

    What do you do when you have a failing TV show with a terrible plot line and you’re losing money on it? Create a mobile game! Duh! “Lost” is now available as a downloadable iPod game on the iTunes Music Store. For $5 you too can “Help Jack search for dynamite, tend to the wounded, and avoid the black smoke.” Sounds extremely exciting. Other activities include… Read More

  • Coke And Apple Giving Away 2 Billion iTMS Tracks

    Coke And Apple Giving Away 2 Billion iTMS Tracks

    Right off the bat, allow me to inform you that this promotion is only going on in the UK. Kind of makes sense, since the past two summers here had Pepsi giving away iTMS tracks. Either way, Coke and Apple have teamed up to bring you over 2 billion free iTunes Music Store tracks for free. Just look inside specially-marked bottles of pop and you could be on your way to downloading… Read More

  • Oh No She Didn't! iTunes 7.1.1 Cracked!

    Oh No She Didn't! iTunes 7.1.1 Cracked!

    The current version of iTunes, 7.1.1, has been cracked by the creators of QTFairUse6. QTFairUse6 allows for you to strip your iTMS-purchased songs of their nasty DRM. Currently, the software is only for Windows, so us Mac OS X users will have to wait until someone makes a version for us. Chances are Apple has already been informed and iTunes 7.1.2 is in the works as an update. So if you hate… Read More

  • Apple Hints At iTMS Video Rentals, Other Stuff

    Apple Hints At iTMS Video Rentals, Other Stuff

    Talk about the vaguest of vague here, but apparently Apple is interested in bringing video rentals to the iTunes Music Store sometime during 2008. The company briefly discussed the option during Thursday’s shareholder meeting but has yet to come up with anything definite. Several other important points were brought up during the meeting. Apple’s not splitting its stock, the iPhone… Read More

  • Quick Tidbits: EA To Release Four New iPod Games

    Quick Tidbits: EA To Release Four New iPod Games

    Not a lot of info to work with here but iLounge/Seeking Alpha are reporting that Electronic Arts will be releasing four new iPod games this year. One of the new titles will be Sims Bowling while the other three remain a mystery. This was revealed during an EA’s quarterly earnings conference call and all we know is that the games will be released during 2007. Glad to see someone is… Read More

  • Idol And Apple Partner For Fundraising

    Idol And Apple Partner For Fundraising

    You may have caught the American Idol episode dubbed “Idol Gives Back.” It featured a bunch of famous recording artists and celebrities doing songs with Idol contestants and what not. I just saw a commercial so that’s what I’m assuming went down. Anyways, Apple will be offering all of the performances from last night’s show on the iTunes Music Store in the form… Read More

  • Jobs: iTMS Subscription Service Probably Not Going To Happen

    Jobs: iTMS Subscription Service Probably Not Going To Happen

    When Jobs speaks about music, rest assured, his crowd is awaiting and listening with open ears. Recently, the Apple CEO said that the iTunes Music Store is “unlikely” to get a subscription-based service. From an interview with Reuters: Never say never, but customers don’t seem to be interested in it,” Jobs told Reuters. “The subscription model has failed so… Read More

  • Apple Releases iQuiz iPod Game On The Cheap

    Apple Releases iQuiz iPod Game On The Cheap

    So you’ve got a 5G iPod, you’re bored, and only have the change buried deep within your sofa? No fear! Apple has a remedy for your boredom and it comes in the form of a 99 cent iPod game called iQuiz. To top it all off, iQuiz isn’t just a game, it’s a collection of four mini-games that include entertainment trivia, music quizzes, and pop culture puzzles. But even after… Read More