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Apple Revamps iTunes Store Power Search Feature

A few months ago, I pointed out a semi-secret way to search the iTunes Store using the hidden iTunes Store power search feature. This is a useful way to search the iTunes Store, because you can choose to search specific types of content, and search in specific tags, such as Artist, Actor, Author and more. […]

Make Sure to Back Up Audiobooks Purchased from the iTunes Store; You Can’t Re-Download Them

In this week’s Ask the iTunes Guy column at Macworld, I discuss an issue with audiobook chapters, and I close by recommending that audiobook listeners buy from Audible.com: Audible’s books can be cheaper than the same books from Apple—you can get a book-a-month plan for $15 a month, and other plans can cost even less. […]

Beware Bogus iTunes Store Receipt Phishing Emails

Phishing attempts are often easy to see through, and this one isn’t very different. However, if it were tweaked a bit, it might be effective. I got this by email yesterday; I had gotten a similar one last week as well. This looks pretty much like a normal iTunes Store receipt, but the price – […]

The iTunes Store is Big Business

Apple had an earnings call yesterday, and, as often, they’ve been printing money. $7.7 billion in profit in the last quarter; the iTunes Store generated $4.5 billion in revenue. As MacRumors says: For the first fiscal nine months of the year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said iTunes software and services were the fastest growing part […]

Is iTunes About to Start Selling Hi-Res Music, or Is a Record Label Confused?

I came across a curious announcement from Warner Classics this morning. They say that they will be releasing some music in high definition on iTunes. Talking about some remastered albums by Herbert van Karajan, they say: This treasure trove has been painstakingly remastered at London’s Abbey Road Studios in 24-bit/96kHz from the original tapes, available […]

Some iTunes Store Music Previews Shrink to 30 Seconds

Since 2010, the iTunes Store has offered 90-second previews of music for tracks that are longer than 2:30. This was done because 30 seconds simply isn’t enough to sample music. But suddenly, many tracks on the iTunes Store are only offering 30-second previews. I checked a number of albums, and found that many have 30-second […]

New iTunes Store Share Button?

Maybe I just never noticed it before, but yesterday, I spotted a sharing button on artist pages in the iTunes Store. It looks like this: It’s at the top-right of the page, and it’s tiny. Click it, and you can choose Copy Link, Share on Twitter, Share on Facebook or Alert Me. This only shows […]

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