iTunes

E.T., Cool Runnings, and other iTunes Movies under $10

Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new promotions for downloadable movies. This week they’ve selected films from two categories, “Family-Friendly” and “Ode to Hollywood,” to discount down to less than $10.

The picks feature a number of recognizable titles, including The Goonies and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are also classics like Steven Spielberg’s E.T., Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, and Rebel Without a Cause.

The Accountant, Arrival, and other iTunes movies under $10

Every Tuesday, Apple updates its iTunes Movie Store with new promotions for a curated collection of movies. This week they’ve selected 30 “Smart Sci-Fi” films to place on sale, bringing their price tags to less than $10.

The list features a number of recognizable titles including Arrival, Interstellar, Ex Machina, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And for good measure, The Accountant and Allied have also been discounted to $10.

How to download your music purchased on iTunes Store to a new computer

If you’ve built your personal music library by buying songs from iTunes Store over the years and you’d like to listen to it on your brand new Mac or Windows PC, you can do that without having to transfer your entire iTunes music library to the new computer.

iTunes gives you two choices: you can A) download all your music purchases in bulk; and B) selectively redownload particular items only.

In this tutorial, we’re going to explain both ways in which your previously purchased iTunes songs, albums and music videos can be transferred to another computer to be enjoyed offline.

How to see the full history of songs Siri has identified for you

For quite a while now, Siri has been able to listen to and detect music playing from nearby sources courtesy of the integration of the wildly successful app Shazam. It has also become a lot smarter and seamless in terms of the process, and a quick request as simple as Hey Siri, what’s that song? will often yield the answer you were looking for.

A popular issue with this? Well, use the feature on numerous occasions and so long as you are not blessed with a razor sharp memory, song information of multiple tunes identified will quickly bleed into one irretrievable mess. Especially the day after or even later. So what can we do to review all song requests ever hurled at Siri on your iPhone? Luckily, there’s a tab for that!

Revised version of iTunes 12.6 removes non-functional “Show on Profile Page” toggle

iTunes 12.6 was released alongside a slew of Apple product refreshes three days ago, bringing the ability to watch iTunes movies rented in the app on your other devices, and vice versa. Interestingly, the app shipped with a new Show on Profile Page toggle that a Reddit user discovered on the Playlist Edit page. Late yesterday, Apple issued a revised build of iTunes which, as first spotted by MacRumors, removes that option.

Speed up or slow down iTunes playback for podcasts, audiobooks, and music with Speed-Up

Still enjoying iTunes despite the beautiful mess it has become on macOS? If the answer is yes, perhaps listen up for this one. Every once in a while, seemingly low-key and low-price apps pop up in the market, claiming to have identified an imperfection or gap in Apple’s software, and in the next breath promising the fix for it. Some of these apps are superfluous to the user for the simple reason that the touted feature is already in place in Apple’s mothership software (in some shape or form), other apps are gimmicky or overly flawed.

Speed-Up for Mac firmly sits in the opposite camp, the one where ostensibly small apps are extremely wholesome and deliver on the promised goods. So what does it promise you ask? Put simply, to speed up or slow down your iTunes playback, an option otherwise notably absent on macOS. If this sounds surprisingly succinct or sober to you, that’s because it is.

Speed-Up treasures simplicity over bells & whistles, and is probably worth a look if you have ever caught yourself wishing for a speed lever in the thick of an Audiobook or Podcast session on your MacBook.

iTunes 12.6 brings support for cross-device access to movie rentals

Apple on Tuesday seeded an update for iTunes, bringing the content management software to version 12.6. The release brings about minor app and performance improvements, as well as the ability to watch your iTunes movie rentals across your devices with iOS 10.3 or tvOS 10.2.

iTunes carrier billing now available in Italy, Singapore and Austria

Customers in Italy, Singapore and Austria who lack a credit or debit card can now take advantage of carrier billing on iTunes to have app and media purchases made on Apple’s content stores (including Apple Music subscriptions) billed directly to a monthly mobile phone bill from their carrier.

As per Apple, carrier billing’s been enabled for select carriers—in Austria for Drei customers, Italy for Three customers and Singapore for M1 Limited users.

How to downgrade (or update) to iOS 10.2

We recently covered the release of Luca Todesco’s first build of yalu102. This tool will eventually allow all 64-bit devices to jailbreak iOS 10. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be able to use it on iOS 10.0-10.1.1, all other 64-bit devices will be able to use it on iOS 10.0-10.2.

As the signing window for iOS 10.2 could close at any time, the pressure is on to downgrade to iOS 10.2 if you are currently on a higher firmware. Some people on a lower firmware should also upgrade to iOS 10.2, but not everyone. In this guide, we’ll talk you through how to upgrade/downgrade to iOS 10.2 from a lower/higher firmware, if you are one of the people who should be there.