1. Entertainment

    Those Missing Doctor Who Episodes Might Be Coming to iTunes This Week [Rumor]

    Another day, another rumor about those missing first and second doctor-era Who episodes that may or may not been sitting in a BBC Ethopia storage facility for the past forty-or-so years. Except if the Radio Times is to be believed, they might be coming to iTunes on Wednesday. Yeah, this Wednesday. Huh what now?

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  2. Entertainment

    Would You Like To Stream Some Daft Punk With Your Internet Today? Because You Can

    Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories drops next week, or you can just listen to it now. It's leaked online, and you can even stream it through iTunes. A few short clips and fake files have been floating around the Internet for weeks now, but this one is iTunes official, so it's probably legit.

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  3. Tech

    Twitter Launches Music Service That Sort of Works, Ignores Android Completely

    Twitter launched it's recently rumored music service today! Twitter #Music was announced this morning on Good Morning America, and comes in the form of an iOS app and web service. Notably absent is an Android version of Twitter #Music, so I'll focus on the web service which at the moment seems buggy and not fully formed.

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  4. Gaming

    You Can Listen to All the Grand Theft Auto Radio Stations on Spotify and iTunes

    With the anticipation and excitement for Grand Theft Auto V reaching new levels daily, it's a wonder that it took this long, but it's finally happened: Rockstar's released playlists of all the Grand Theft Auto radio stations on Spotify and iTunes, starting with Grand Theft Auto III and even including handheld games like Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

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  5. Tech

    Knock it Off: Patent Trolls Now Targeting Podcasters

    Patent trolls have been a problem in the tech industry for years, but now they're branching out and trying to ruin more things. A company called Personal Audio is waving around an incredibly vague patent that it claims virtually every podcast on the Internet is violating. They've already gone after some big names in podcasting like Adam Corolla, and they pose a serious threat to the medium.

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  6. Tech

    Keep Your New Year’s Resolution and Train for the Zombie Apocalypse With RunKeeper 3.0

    With the new year hours away, a lot of us are realizing how gross and out of shape we are after weeks of holiday eating. We're also realizing just how easy it would be for zombies to get us when the inevitable outbreak occurs. Whether you just want to work off some extra holiday weight, or want to stay in fighting shape to keep the shambling undead from munching on your brains, RunKeeper just released new version 3.0 to track your fitness progress and help you meet your goals. Cardio is rule #1 in Zombieland for a reason, people.

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  7. Weird

    Russian Version of iTunes Overrun With Porn

    For years Apple has really gone out of their way to try to prevent porn from tainting their products, so it's almost karmic that the launch of iTunes in Russia has been plagued with links to pornography and escort services. It's very unlikely that Apple has somehow relaxed their policy on adult content to this extent, and the mistake has already been explained by a bug. Sorry, Russia. You'll just have to get porn on almost every single other site on the Internet, just like the rest of the world.

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  8. Entertainment

    Yippee-Ki-Yay, Music Downloaders: Bruce Willis Apparently Wants to Sue Apple Over iTunes Collection

    In what will surely turn into a legal bloodbath should it ever actually happen, Bruce Willis is supposedly looking to take Apple to court over who owns the rights to his huge music collection. You see, when folks buy music via iTunes -- or nearly any other digital distributor -- they're not actually purchasing something that they can then hand off. In most cases, they're purchasing a license for personal use. It gets worse: These licenses are typically nontransferable.

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  9. Entertainment

    Crowdsourced Erotic Novel Hits #4 On iTunes, Trolls

    Brian Brushwood and Justin Young, hosts of the NSFW podcast, have a $0.99 novel at #4 on the iTunes Top Paid Books chart, and they didn't even have to write a single word of it. The secret to their publishing success is incredibly simple, and truly depressing.

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  10. Tech

    Rumor: Apple to Kill Off Its Homegrown Social Network Ping in Next iTunes Version

    Hey guys, remember Ping? The social network Apple baked right into iTunes and debuted in 2010? Well, now it seems that Apple has grown weary of investing its energies into something that has failed to resonate with the general public. Word on the street is that Ping's days are numbered.

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  11. Weird

    According to iTunes, “Jailbreak” is a Dirty Word

    Over on iTunes, "jailbreak" has apparently become so reviled that Apple has removed most references to the word. Its offensive powers have been curtailed by reducing the word to "j*******k" and has joined such classics as "f**k" and "s**t" as words unspeakable on iTunes. It's also likely to set a record for the use of amount of asterisks in a single word.

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  12. Tech

    Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over Double Billing and Refusing Refunds

    Everybody makes mistakes, and Apple is no different. Occasionally, it seems as if they'll accidentally charge customers who buy something through iTunes twice for the same download. That's what happened to Robert Herskowitz. That would be fine, however, if Apple just fessed up and refunded him for the second download. They're refusing, however, which is why Herskowitz is filing a class action lawsuit.

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  13. Entertainment

    Sony Hiked Up the Price of Whitney Houston’s Music Less Than an Hour After Her Death

    In this age of rampant social media, death has gotten a bit complicated, especially for celebrities. Sometimes you're reported dead before your time, and if you have passed, it's only a matter of time -- 30 seconds or so -- before widespread, uncontained discussion begins. When it came to light this weekend that Whitney Houston had died, the predictable Twitter-splosion occurred, part an parcel with off-color jokes and heart-felt condolences, but something more calculatedly irreverent may have been bubbling up behind the scenes. Some are accusing Sony of initiating a price hike on one of Houston's albums presumably in order to capitalize on the "free" publicity.

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  14. Tech

    iTunes Match, Apple’s Cloud Music Solution, has Launched

    Announced way, way back with Lion, iTunes Match is the capability that iTunes has been missing for years. With Match, users have the music stored on their computers in iTunes "matched" with tracks on Apple's servers. For the tracks Apple can't "match," they'll upload and store a copy of the song for free. Once "matched," users can download a copy of the song to any authorized computer or device. All this comes at a cost, albeit a quite reasonable $25.00 per year.

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  15. Tech

    Apple Axes iTunes TV Rentals

    Coming mere days after Apple's longtime CEO Steve Jobs stepped down comes this note that the company will be halting TV-show rentals through its popular iTunes media service. Citing a lack of interest in the rental model, the company says it will continue to offer television programs for purchase and download. Apple says that customers have overwhelmingly demonstrated a preference toward downloading programs, and that the company will focus on that instead. The demise of TV rentals might not just be a result of low customer interest, but also resistance from the studios that create the content. CNet points out that only FOX and Disney ABC were involved in the rental program, and with only limited content at the typical iTunes 99-cent price point. Apple's announcement has also revived rumors of a subscription offering, or possibly a Netflix-style streaming service in the works. However, it's worth noting that if studios weren't responsive about a rental service, they almost certainly won't want to have to contend with another streaming service. As always, we'll have to wait and see how this develops. (via CNet)

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