Apple offering refunds for recent in-app purchases if they were made by a minor. This is one of several steps the company has taken in to curb inadvertent in-app purchases by children. The email sent to iTunes account owners gives instruction on how to receive a refund if a purchase inadvertently was made by a minor. You can login to your iTunes account and fill out a form. Apple will process the request and give a refund if necessary.
NPR’s channel, which should be live today, will offer a free stream, 24 hours a day, which mixes live news with segments from pre-recorded shows like “All Things Considered” and “The Diane Rehm Show.” NPR officials say that within weeks, some of the broadcaster’s local stations should begin offering their own channels, with a similar mix of live and taped news.
Apple has pushed out a newer pre-release version of 10.9.3 beta and iTunes 11.1.6 beta to employees. The new pre-release of OS X 10.9.3 (build 13D19) is available to employees and doesn’t introduce any major changes since the latest beta build seeded to developers. The last beta release asked developers to focus on testing graphics and audio drivers.
Apple isn’t the one to slash prices, and the only time a discount is really seen from the Cupertino company is on Black Friday weekend. Thus, we rely on the likes of Best Buy and Wal-Mart to bring in those special offers.
After many years of neglect – struggling to shake off the “hobby” tag beset by then COO Tim Cook – the little black box has finally been shown some love. The key new feature is its ability to play 1080p movies, making full use of your HDTV which, unless it was made more than 5 years ago, will also be 1080p.
Hitherto, the device could only chug out 720p, which in a market where set top boxes accommodate 1080p as standard, meant even the bitten-apple logo couldn’t save it from relative obscurity.
To coincide nicely with the impressive educational announcements made today in New York, Apple have also released iTunes 10.5.3 which adds synchronization support for the newly announced interactive books.
Apple is extending its sphere of influence south of the equator, with the launch of the iTunes Store in Brazil and a whole slew of Latin American countries. According to Cupertino, the platform will launch with a catalog of over 20 million songs, from both Brazilian and international artists, as well as a selection of more than 1,000 films for rent or purchase. Also included in today’s release are users in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.
Turns out there an iTunes Dock setting for the Mac, hidden deep inside the new Lion OS. Once activated, the Dock will produce a pop-up notification of which iTunes track is currently playing. Although you can program Growl, a useful little utility, to show similar notifications, you may prefer having the native one found in Lion.
Apple had released iTunes 10.4 back in July to add support for Mac OS X Lion’s full screen apps feature and as a 64-bit Cocoa application under Lion.
According to the release notes, iTunes 10.4.1 includes the following bug fixes:
Apple has quietly released iTunes 10.3.1 earlier today, less than a day after it released iTunes 10.3, which brought features such as Automatic Downloads and Purchase history to PC and Mac, which are part of the iCloud’s iTunes in the Cloud feature. It also added Books to iTunes Store.
iTunes 10.3.1 is 75.8 MB in size for Mac OS X and 77 MB for Windows.
The support document for iTunes 10.3.1 does not provide any further details about what was fixed. It simply states the features that were introduced in iTunes 10.3.