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If You Have iTunes for Windows, You Need to Install the Latest Version Now

With the release of macOS Catalina this week, so came the death of iTunes for Mac users – but not anyone still using iTunes on Windows. Instead, Apple released a fix on Monday that patches a zero-day flaw that could have allowed bad actors to invisibly install BitPaymer ransomware on Windows computers running iTunes. Read More >>

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Life Without iTunes Is Sweet Indeed

It feels like I’ve been waiting years for iTunes to die. (A quick search of the Gizmodo archives reveals that I have, in fact, been waiting four years.) The bloated software was confusing to navigate, annoying to use, and increasingly obsolete, so you might imagine what a treat it was when I finally fired up macOS Catalina to discover how it feels to use Apple software in the post-iTunes world. It’s blissful. Read More >>

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Ebooks Purchased From Microsoft Will Be Deleted This Month Because You Don’t Really Own Anything Anymore

Anyone who bought ebooks through the Microsoft Store is in for a rude shock in the coming days. The good news? You can get a refund. The bad news? All of your books are going to be deleted this month. Read More >>

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How People Talked About iTunes When it First Launched

It’s official. Apple has announced that it would begin killing off iTunes, one of the company’s most important software products ever. And, to be honest, there isn’t much love lost, since iTunes has become widely reviled by most users in recent years. But that wasn’t always the case. Read More >>

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iTunes Isn’t Actually Dead. It’s Going to Live on for Windows Users

Yesterday Apple made the announcement that it was scrapping iTunes, in favour of three separate apps that would do most of the work: Apple Music, Podcasts, and TV. This is great news, because iTunes sucks and has sucked for several years. The only issue is that the worst version of iTunes isn't actually going anywhere, because it's sticking around on Windows. You know that place where iTunes was even worse, because Apple barely bothers to support it. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Announced Yesterday

It’s not uncommon for Apple’s annual developer conference to start a little sleepily. That was not the case yesterday, as Tim Cook and friends made significant announcements including the death of a legendary app and the birth of a brand new computer. It actually felt a little bit exhilarating. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Revealed About macOS at WWDC

With Apple Music, Apple TV+ (and other streaming services) making owning gigabytes of MP3 and video files a thing of the past, iTunes, the iOS desktop companion app that’s been around since the iPod first debuted, is finally dead. In its place are a collection of purpose-built apps that might make the next version of macOS—Catalina—worth the upgrade. iTunes, you probably won’t be missed. Read More >>

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Apple Really is Killing Off iTunes

So the rumours were true, iTunes is dying. It's being split into three apps instead of sticking around as some crappy barely-competent-at-anything software nobody likes. Thank fucking god. Read More >>

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Those ‘Death of iTunes’ Rumours Are Starting to Look More Real

Apple appears to be giving us even more indication that those rumours about the death of iTunes may hold water. Read More >>

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Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of ‘Intentionally and Unlawfully’ Sharing iTunes Listening Data

A new class-action lawsuit claims that Apple is “intentionally and unlawfully” disclosing its customers’ iTunes listening data to third parties in violation of state privacy laws. Read More >>

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The Incredible Old-School iTunes Feature I Hope Apple Doesn’t Kill

Time is moving on, as it tends to do, and iTunes—a media suite that made its debut in 2001, almost two decades ago—is potentially on Apple’s chopping block. This year’s macOS refresh has been being tipped to feature separate apps for TV, music, podcasts, and ebooks, with iTunes maybe hanging around, Internet Explorer-style, for legacy purposes. It feels like the right move, but there’s one iTunes feature worth saving. Read More >>

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Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?

People have been complaining about iTunes for ages. The bloated and confusingly arcane piece of software has been updated and repurposed and jury-rigged to handle new tasks for the past 18 years, and one developer says it won’t live to see its 19th birthday. It looks like Apple is finally about to kill iTunes and release separate apps for music, podcasts, and books. Rest in peace, iTunes, you digital dinosaur. Read More >>

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Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?

Many file sharers want the highest quality copy of a film they can find, and until recently, those would most often come from ripping a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Links to these files are clearly labelled as such, but a few weeks ago a 2160P copy of Aquaman leaked onto the internet claiming it instead originated from an online streaming service. It was soon followed by uploads of 2160P copies of 24 James Bond films, which are currently only available from Apple, leading many to wonder if someone has finally found a way around iTunes’ 4K copy protection and DRM. Read More >>

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CES 2019: As Apple Shifts Into Services, Its iTunes App Will Be Coming to Samsung Smart TVs

In a move that could signal a major shift in the way it does business, tech giant Apple will make iTunes movie and TV show libraries accessible from 2018 and 2019 smart TVs manufactured by Samsung, the two companies announced on Sunday. The partnership will also result in support for AirPlay 2, which allows users to stream media directly from an Apple device to an Apple TV or other compatible device, for the models of TV in question. Read More >>

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What Happened the Last Time Apple Had a Panic This Bad

On Wednesday, Tim Cook issued a dire, surprising, and historic warning to his company’s investors. Apple, the world’s first trillion dollar company, would be lowering its revenue forecast for the first time since 2002, thanks in part to bad iPhone sales and China (basically). But wait, you’re thinking, what the hell happened in 2002? Read More >>