May 1, 2008: The iTunes Store takes a gigantic step toward cinematic relevancy, selling new movies on the day of their DVD releases for the very first time. “We’re thrilled to bring iTunes Store customers new films for purchase day-and-date with the DVD release,” says Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes, in a press release. “We think movie fans will love being able to buy their favorites from major and independent studios.” Movies out that week include Cloverfield, Juno, Alvin and the Chipmunks and American Gangster.opened its digital doors in April 2003. launch of iTunes 6.0. At first, Apple offered just a few thousand music videos, Pixar short films, and a selection of hit TV shows for $1.99 each. It later expanded to offer movies. With the May 2008 announcement, it caught up with DVDs in terms of offering the latest blockbusters. iTunes movie sales come of age the place to download the latest movie trailers in the highest possible … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: iTunes Store puts the hurt on DVDs
By Malcolm Owen Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:06 pm PT (03:06 pm ET) Samsung has made its 2019 of 4K and 8K-resolution smart televisions available to purchase and pre-order, with the screen range notably featuring support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows, allowing access to video content offered by Apple without requiring an Apple TV. Samsung 65-inch Class Q900 2019 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV Originally announced at CES in January, the new range of televisions include a mix of QLED 4K and 8K-resolution models, with the 2019 QLED 4K line consisting of four series that span in size between 43 inches and 82 inches, while the 2019 QLED 8K line is made up of five televisions ranging from 65 inches to 98 inches. A key addition to the 2019 releases is the ability to access iTunes Movies and TV Shows, marking one of the first instances where Apple has opened up the store to third-party hardware, excluding Windows PCs. Users can view their existing iTunes library and … [Read more...] about Samsung 4K and 8K televisions with AirPlay 2, iTunes Store support go on sale
By Malcolm Owen Friday, January 11, 2019, 07:42 am PT (10:42 am ET) Apple is providing fans of the rock group Queen a look behind the scenes of the popular biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," with an exclusive premiere video in iTunes showing how actor Rami Malek transformed into the band's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury. The 16-minute feature, titled "Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie," features interviews with the actor and other cast members about Malek and the work he put into the movie, learning how to become Mercury in terms of performance and mannerisms, as well as in appearance. The video is available to view from today exclusively in iTunes for free, where fans are also encouraged to pre-order the movie to gain access to the full extras package. The page also links to other areas connected to the film, including its original soundtrack and assorted playlists for the band Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the formation of Queen, from its creation through to its iconic … [Read more...] about Exclusive Rami Malek “Bohemian Rhapsody” feature available in iTunes store
Although the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Touch Bar officially support Touch ID authorization of both App Store and iTunes purchases, setting it up can be a bit of a process. At first, I couldn't get Touch ID to work at all in either application; thankfully, through some troubleshooting, I managed to figure out a good process for enabling the feature for both stores. Here's how to get Touch ID working with each app. First: Check your software In order to use Touch ID for iTunes and Mac App Store purchases on your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you need the latest software. As such, you need macOS Mojave 10.14, which comes bundled with the latest version of iTunes (currently 12.9). You can check this by doing the following: Go to the Apple menu in the upper left corner. Select About this Mac. You should see MacOS Mojave with the version number under it (version 10.14). If you are running an older version of macOS, update it now. Open the Mac App Store. Go to the … [Read more...] about Can’t get Touch ID working for iTunes and App Store purchases on Mac? Here’s the fix!
New music this week starts off with Usher & Zaytoven, who have released their new collaboration, "A". Fans of Young the Giant can check out the group's latest album, Mirror Master. Idina Menzel has released a new live album, idina:live. You can also now pick up the new self-titled album from Ella Mai. Finally, you can pick up Always In Between, the new album from Jess Glynne. This week, you can check out the iTunes Store's discounts on recent albums. The sale features work from artists like YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Aurora, Tyler Childers, and Kim Petras for $7.99 or less. This week's pre-orders start with Shake the Spirit, the new album from Elle King, which comes out on October 19. Joji will release his new album, BALLADS 1, on October 26. Finally, Heard It In A Past Life, the new album from Maggie Rogers, will be released on January 18, 2019. Bookmark this page and check back next week for more great music!This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy for … [Read more...] about Best new music on iTunes in October 2018