Apple has published new section within iTunes that offers emphasizes on educational material. Then new resources include content such as books from iBooks, courses from Apple’s iTunes University, and even apps.
Apple announces its eighth annual iTunes Festival event that will take place in London at the legendary Roadhouse. The event will last for 30-days and will run through the month of September.
Best Buy is selling $100 iTunes gift cards for just $85 for a limited time.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12 and runs through July 13th. Apple has now added a new “Soccer Fever” section in its iTunes store that showcase a variety of apps that allows the user to follow the soccer matches and explore the country that is hosting, which is Brazil.
The purpose of the popular Snapchat app is to share brief moments with friends, which means all photos and videos will disappear after they have been seen, but still allow either you or your friends to save anything by tapping or taking a screenshot. The app has now been updated with instant messaging and live video calls.
Hanna Allen,Omnicom Media Group’s head of UK marketing, tweeted Apple’s director of iAd Paul Wrighthas has met with media marketing agencies to discuss iTunes Radio iAd.
It was reported earlier in the week that Apple is planning to renovate its iTunes Music Store to due to decline in music downloads. Music blogger Robert Hutton reported that Apple may be adding High Definition music downloads as well and Apple may announce this at the June WWDC.
Movie Trailers app is available for the iPhone and iPad and lets you watch new and exclusive HD movie previews and now Apple has updated the app to version 1.4 and includes support for notifications and reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The app was released in 2011 and Apple has been making improvements . The addition of Rotten Tomatoes reviews is a major improvement that lets users check movie reviews from the best critics. The new update also includes support for notifications that allows you to add a movie to a favorites list and be alerted when it arrives in theaters or debuts in iTunes.
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.