Stephen Colbert calls for iTunes Flashmob Tomorrow at 5pm EST.

In an effort to knock Kanye West off his perch as the top selling iTunes album, Stephen Colbert implored his “Colbert Nation” to all purchase his album, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” today at 5:00 pm EST. Currently his album is sitting at #15 on the sales charts, but if thousands of Read more…

Apple promotes AppleTV to “Unlock Your Music”

Apple promotes AppleTV to "Unlock Your Music"
In an effort to boost sales of the AppleTV, Apple is now promoting the device on iTunes as a way to “unlock your music”. The ad notes how you can connect your AppleTV with a single cable to your home theater system, then seamlessly connect and play your entire iTunes library. It also covers Genius Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 378 – iTunes Movie Discounts, Blackberry Storm, and more!

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And the #1 downloaded song from iTunes of all time is….

And the #1 downloaded song from iTunes of all time is....
Have you ever wondered what the most downloaded song in iTunes history is? Yeah, I hadn’t either, but the team at Editable Apple have, and they have the answer. It turns out that the most downloaded track isn’t a number one hit…in fact, it’s never been a number one hit in its history. The song Read more…

CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX are now all going HD in iTunes

CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX are now all going HD in iTunes
Apple today announced that all four of the major TV networks will be offering prime-time programming in HD through iTunes. Shows will include ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Eli Stone,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Life on Mars,” “Lost,” “Private Practice,” “Samantha Who?” and “Ugly Betty.” CBS programming includes “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: New Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 361 – Apple issued patents, iPhone wins awards, and more!

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Weird Al’s new parody single “drops” in iTunes

Weird Al's new parody single "drops" in iTunes
Many recording artists are trying new things with digital distribution these days – and one of my personal favorites – “Weird Al” – is using iTunes to strike while the iron is hot with the new single off his next album. The song is a parody of the T.I. #1 hit “Whatever you like” – Read more…

Apple releases iTunes 8.0.1

Yesterday Apple released a new version of iTunes that has the longest description of changes I’ve ever seen from the company. You can read the full copy here: iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends music from the iTunes Read more…

Apple threatens to shut down iTunes if Artists get royalty increase

Apple Insider has a report about how regulators are considering a royalty hike for artists who actually write and perform the music that we listen to. Apple, who distributes more of it than anyone else, and the record labels who market it, are extremely upset about this idea. The rate increase could actually change it Read more…

Apple updates App Store review policy and removes “All iPhone Apps” links

Apple updates App Store review policy and removes "All iPhone Apps" links
Apple has taken a crucial step in improving the overall quality of the ratings in the iTunes App Store. Since the store opened in July users have been able to write reviews for products whether they have purchased them or not. As you can imagine, this has lead to many reviews such as “This App Read more…