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Orange offers iTunes movie downloads for 35 pence

by Kenny Hemphill on 8 August 2011 in News
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Mobile operator Orange has launched a new scheme that allows customers to rent selected movies from iTunes for the price of a text message.

Orange customers who text ‘FILMTOGO’ to 85060 are sent a code which costs 35p and can be redeemed against a movie on the iTunes Store. One film is available every week, starting this week with My Blueberry Nights. That’s followed next week by The Wrestler.

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Apple puts up prices on UK App Stores by up to 20%

by Kenny Hemphill on 14 July 2011 in News
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Apple has significantly increased the price of apps on its UK Mac and iOS app stores. Apps which on Tuesday cost 59p now cost 69p, those which cost £1.19 are now £1.49, and apps which were £1.79 are now £1.99. On the Mac App Store, Final Cut Pro X now costs £199, up from £179.

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How to install iTunes 10 on an ‘obsolete’ Mac

by Kenny Hemphill on 23 May 2011 in Comment

‘The latest version of iTunes has left Mac and iPod customers fuming because much of their highly expensive hardware no longer works’

So begins an article in Saturday’s Guardian Money section. It’s an alarming statement. iTunes 10 rendering Macs useless? Turning MacBook Pros into expensive paperweights? Mac minis into doorstops?

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Apple boosts iTunes with order for twelve petabytes of storage

by Kenny Hemphill on 7 April 2011 in News

Apple has ordered twelve petabytes of storage from hardware and software provider, Isilon Systems, according to StorageNewsletter.com.

The storage will be used to host iTunes video content, according to the report. Apple’s order came to light via a source at storage giant, EMC which is in the process of acquiring Isilon Systems.

EMC is best known to Mac users as the parent company of Iomega, VMWare, and Mozy.

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Apple issues iOS 4.3 update with Personal Hotspot and Home Sharing

by Kenny Hemphill on 10 March 2011 in News
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Apple has released the latest version of iOS for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. It includes the ability to use an iPhone 4 as a wifi access point for devices which don’t have a 3G connection. In addition, iTunes Home Sharing allows an iTunes library stored on a Mac or TV to be accessed on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on the same wireless network.

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Apple to allow unlimited download of iTunes purchases says Bloomberg

by Kenny Hemphill on 7 March 2011 in News
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Apple is in negotiations with major record companies to give iTunes customers greater flexibility in the way they listen to the music they buy, according to Bloomberg. The new service would also allow multiple downloads to different devices linked to the same iTunes account, meaning users could download the same tracks to their computer, iPhone, and iPad at no additional cost.

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