How to fix corrupted iTunes libraries after enabling Apple Music
Jul02

How to fix corrupted iTunes libraries after enabling Apple Music

“Apple’s new Apple Music service offers new and exciting ways to get streaming music on your Mac and iOS devices; however, after enabling it a number of people are finding their music libraries becoming corrupted,” Topher Kessler reports for MacIssues. “While songs will still play, their titles, artist names and other metadata information have become switched around and are no longer associated with the proper song files,” Kessler...

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Speech recognition pioneer Novauris purchased by Apple; team now works on Siri

“Apple quietly acquired an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology  company called Novauris Technologies, which grew out of Dragon Systems R&D U.K. Ltd., the British research subsidiary of Dragon Systems, a well-known voice dictation pioneer,” Sarah Perez reports for TechCrunch. “The acquisition apparently took place last year, but had not been announced. At Apple as of last fall, the team is now working on improving Siri,...

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Apple releases iTunes update with Wish List, language enhancements
Jan22

Apple releases iTunes update with Wish List, language enhancements

Apple on Wednesday released iTunes version 11.1.4, a minor update that brings enhanced Wish List viewing and language additions to the company’s ubiquitous media management, purchasing and playback software. Apple on Wednesday released iTunes version 11.1.4, a minor update that brings enhanced Wish List viewing and language additions to the company’s ubiquitous media management, purchasing and playback...

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Apple launches faster iMacs with 802.11ac WiFi, Pro graphics, improved Flash
Sep24

Apple launches faster iMacs with 802.11ac WiFi, Pro graphics, improved Flash

Apple has launched an updated line of iMacs with faster processors, improved graphics, faster 802.11ac WiFi connectivity, and improved Flash storage. The new iMacs are now available from Apple’s online store. “iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Inside its ultra-thin aluminum enclosure, the new...

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After botched debut, new Apple TV update is back with fixes
Sep23

After botched debut, new Apple TV update is back with fixes

After releasing a buggy version of new Apple TV software last week (and subsequently removing it from download) Apple has issued a new version of the update to Apple TV users. The new version is labeled Apple TV Software 6.0, and it comes in at build number 11A502. This is a substantial increase from pulled 11A470e version. The new Apple TV update brings iTunes Radio, the iTunes Music Store, and new AirPlay functionality

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Apple announces sales of 9 million iPhone 5s & 5c units in first 3 days
Sep23

Apple announces sales of 9 million iPhone 5s & 5c units in first 3 days

The launch weekend for the new flagship iPhone 5s and colorful iPhone 5c proved to be the most successful smartphone debut ever for Apple, with a record 9 million units being sold in the first three days. “This is our best iPhone launch yet–more than nine million new iPhones sold–a new record for first weekend sales,” said Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook. “The demand for the new iPhones has been...

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