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iTunes is saying goodbye 18 years after its debut

Jun 03, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The iconic music app is expected to be phased out

Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Tumblr admits the application was taken down due to child pornography bypassing the filters set up to prevent it from showing on the service

Music sales soar in U.S. as streaming takes over market

Jan 04, 2018 - 3:47 PM

In the US, in-demand streaming services led by Spotify are quickly replacing downloads on platforms such as iTunes, which shook up the music business a generation ago

Rappler app hits version 2.0

Jul 21, 2015 - 3:48 PM

Along with an update to the look Rappler s app has had a number of bug fixes done to further improve the experience for more users

Smart, Apple tie up to allow users to pay using Smart Money

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Smart subscribers can now pay for Apple App store and iTunes content as well as subscribe to Apple music using Smart Money

Apple Music hits a wall with labels

Jun 21, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Reports claim that Apple is presenting an unfair deal to artists and labels alike for its music streaming service despite Apple promising a 70 share to labels in revenue

APPLE MUSIC. Image from Apple.

Doughnuts at your fingertips

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Krispy Kreme Philippines launches a mobile app as part of its digital investment to please more smartphone savvy customers – a first from a doughnut chain

Solar eclipse, tech shifts in business, underboob selfies | SciTech4u

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:56 PM

A rare celestial event: March 20’s solar eclipse What are the 7 tech shifts happening right now? The underboob selfie riles up Thailand s officials

What to expect from Apple's Spring Forward event

Mar 09, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Here s a list of things to expect from Apple s Spring Forward event on March 9 1 am on March 10 Manila time based on speculation from the industry

APPLE WATCH VARIANTS. Screen shot from Apple

Twitter buys Niche, Facebook launches ThreatExchange (TechRap)

Feb 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Twitter buys Niche and Microsoft acquires Sunrise Samsung warns against listening TV And Facebook launches ThreatExchange

Smart lets users buy on iTunes with cellphone load

Feb 13, 2015 - 2:43 PM

The move called Pay With Mobile takes away one of the barriers some Filipinos have with buying things online: the lack of a credit card

PAY WITH MOBILE. Image from Smart.

Philippine crime lord enjoys jailhouse rock

Dec 18, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Colango who was able to buy his way into the world of the prison s top criminal kingpins used his time in prison to make himself a music star

Herbert C. Photo sourced by Rappler

Apple cleared in iPod antitrust suit

Dec 17, 2014 - 11:58 PM

The 350 million lawsuit accused the tech giant of illegally forcing iPod users to purchase their music on its iTunes service

Music streaming under fire, but soaring

Nov 13, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Industry insiders say streaming is the way of the future despite protest from some artists today

Screengrab from Spotify

Bono apologizes for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:53 PM

People with the album can now remove the album from their iTunes accounts with the click of an on screen icon

SURPRISE PARTNERS. Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Google made failed bid for Spotify – report

Jul 23, 2014 - 8:08 AM

The Wall Street Journal cites an unnamed source as saying that Sweden based Spotify was asking for more than 10 billion despite being valued about 4 billion in its latest round of equity funding

Screengrab from Spotify

Apple buys music star Beats for $3B

May 29, 2014 - 7:41 AM

Bringing Beats into the Apple fold will offer opportunities to weave iTunes Radio service into more devices say analysts

APPLE AND BEATS. Announcement image posted on Beats by Dre Twitter and Facebook pages.

Beyonce album breaks iTunes sales record

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:51 AM

Beyonce sold 828 773 copies through the weekend easily eclipsing a record set by Justin Timberlake after the March release of The 20 20 Experience according to Apple

THE QUEEN OF iTUNES. Beyonce during her concert in Houston, Texas, part of the Mrs Carter World Tour, 11 December 2013. Photo courtesy of the official Beyonce page on Facebook

iTunes launches 'Songs for PH' album for Yolanda relief

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:17 PM

Proceeds from downloads of the album worth 9 99 go to relief efforts by the Philippine Red Cross

Digital magazines appeal to diaspora

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Digital magazines have a strong international market driven by overseas workers

LISTEN: Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'

Apr 20, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Here s the groovy new single of Daft Punk s come back album Random Access Memories

LUCKY FANS. Daft Punk followers are lucky to get a taste of the duo's comeback album a month before its release. Image from the Daft Punk Facebook page

iTunes U content downloads exceed 1-B

Mar 01, 2013 - 5:44 PM

Apple s iTunes U exceeds 1 billion content downloads

ITUNES EDUCATION. Apple's iTunes U hits a new high point with 1 billion content downloads. Photo from Apple.

Global music sales rise for first time since 1999

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:01 PM

The growth may be modest but for an industry that appeared to be in terminal decline as it also battled against rampant Internet piracy it was almost cause to break into song

In a picture taken on June 17, 2012, customers browse for music CDs in a shop in Hong Kong. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Rappler iOS app becomes top news app

Feb 16, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Rappler s official app is also No 14 among the country s bestselling free apps

Rappler releases iOS app

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:11 PM

Rappler s iOS app is now available for download from the iTunes app store Android app in the works

Apple fights app scams with screenshot locks

Jan 10, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Apple tries to protect consumers with a change to how app developers upload screenshots

SCREENSHOT SCAMLOCK. Apple restricts screenshot changes to keep consumers safe. Screen shot of Apple App Store.

Supermodel Tyra Banks goes techie with 'Smize' app

Jan 02, 2013 - 2:40 PM

Learn how to smile with your eyes even if you re not an America s Next Top Model candidate with Banks s new app

DO IT YOURSELF! 'Beauty is in the SMIZE of the beholder' says a post on Tyra Banks's Facebook page. Screen shot from iTunes

TechRap: Nokia's Lumia 920 & the best e-book reader yet

Dec 03, 2012 - 8:28 AM

The Philippines is among the largest Android and iOS markets in the world Facebook wants to take away your right to vote we take a look at the Nokia Lumia 920 and crown the Kindle Paperwhite as the best e book reader yet

Apple's iTunes to sell rival Sony's Japanese songs

Nov 08, 2012 - 1:26 PM

Some analysts see the latest move as part of a shift by Sony to reverse years of losses largely tied to its struggling television division

'Gangnam Style' tops 200-M views on YouTube

Sep 18, 2012 - 11:29 AM

South Korean pop hit Gangnam Style notched 200 million views on YouTube days after topping the US iTunes chart

iTunes Store opens in PH, 11 Asian countries

Jun 27, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Fans of Original Pilipino Music OPM can now purchase and download songs for their iPhone iPad iPod and Mac computers from the store

Why Phillips is doing better than Jessica in iTunes

May 26, 2012 - 2:26 PM

The industry will now be watching how commercially viable Jessica Sanchez is