The Beatles are Onboard But Why are there Still Musicians like Kid Rock and AC/DC holding out on iTunes?

PC Magazine: The Beatles have finally given iTunes a ticket to ride, allowing their iconic music to be added to Apple鈥檚 catalog. But while the Fab Four might be the most notable iTunes holdout, they certainly aren鈥檛 the last. A dwindling number of artists are still resistant to joining Apple鈥檚 music download service. Searches on iTunes for AC/DC, Kid Rock, Tool, Garth Brooks, and Def Leppard will return disappointing results: karaoke and cover tracks, not material from the artists themselves....

November 17, 2010 路 3 min 路 445 words 路 Omid Farhang

iTunes Store links up with Twitter via Ping

BetaNews: Ping, the social music service introduced as a part of iTunes 10 in September, can now be linked with Twitter, the popular micro blogging service announced Thursday. Starting today, Ping users can connect their iTunes Ping account to their Twitter account and share their listening activity in their Twitter feed. Tweets sent from Ping include the album and artist information, album cover, song preview, and a link to the iTunes store to buy the music mentioned....

November 12, 2010 路 1 min 路 153 words 路 Omid Farhang

Apple Splits iPad and iPhone Apps in iTunes

If you鈥檝e updated iTunes to the latest version, 9.1, you may have noticed that iPad and iPhone apps are now separated by a tab at the top of the page. Switch tabs and you will pull up device-specific views of the App Store, which renders the entire experience a bit more elegant and better-organized than before. This is a slight change from the old method, which previously divided apps into categories like 鈥淣ew and Noteworthy鈥 and 鈥淪taff Favorites....

April 8, 2010 路 1 min 路 171 words 路 Omid Farhang

iTunes 9.1 Released: iPad Syncing and iBooks Support Included

Let the iPad hype and excitement begin: Apple鈥檚 preparation for the launch of the iPad has kicked into high gear. Today, the tech giant released version 9.1 of iTunes, its vastly popular music, app, and now book-managing software. The new update doesn鈥檛 do anything like radically change the iTunes interface. Instead, it is focused on providing support for the iPad, which launches this Saturday. The big addition in this software update is iPad syncing....

March 31, 2010 路 1 min 路 206 words 路 Omid Farhang