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2 hrs ago | The Age

Free U2 album: delete it when you want, so why the whingeing?

So much of the discourse around the U2 album which landed in the accounts of millions of iTunes users last week has bordered on the ridiculous. It's akin to being given a plate of expensive food you didn't ask for: you can taste it and throw it out if you don't like it.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups

Sun Sep 14, 2014

iPhone cancer cluster killing workers

SCIENTISTS have invented a device that uses a magnet to strip bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, a potential lifeline in the treatment of sepsis. TECH giant Apple spent tens of millions on iTunes gifts for its users this week.


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U2 Back Catalog Sees Massive Sales Bump After 'Songs of Innocence'a Launch

After the massive surprise launch of their new album Songs of Innocence on Tuesday, U2 have seen a dramatic chart bump for their back catalog. An unprecedented number of U2's previous albums have now entered iTunes' album chart since the new record's launch.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, U2, Apple, Startups, Music, Entertainment


Mobile Payments Are Finally A Reality Thanks To Apple

Editor's note: Robert McCarthy has designed, developed, researched and evangelized mobile products and technologies, with a focus on mobile and emerging payment eco-systems, for more than 15 A song lyric from "All That Jazz" comes to mind following Apple's big announcement about mobile payments on Tuesday: "Everything old is new again." Amid rumors and leaks surrounding the new Apple phone, operating system and peripherals, Apple clearly saw - and took advantage of - the looming perfect storm in mobile payments that's been swirling and growling on the horizon for the last few years.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Jazz, All that Jazz, iPhone

ABC News

Record Release Rundown: The Latest From U2, Ryan Adams and More

This week U2 dropped an album that we all have if we have iTunes, Ryan Adams released a self-titled album, Robert Plant explores adventurous rhythms on his latest release, Karen O plays us some of her "Crush Songs," Canadian rockers Sloan return with an adventurous concept album, R&B singer Jhene Aiko offers her second collection and New York's Interpol release their first album in 4 years. Fall may not have technically begun yet, but the release schedule is back into heavy swing and we have a great deal to discuss.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, U2, More, Rock-N-Roll, Online Music, Joshua Tree, CA, Entertainment


Tyler, the Creator Not Pleased With Finding the New U2...

Tyler the Creator performs during day 3 of the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island on June 8, 2014 in New York City. Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator wasn't too pleased after waking up and finding the new U2 album, Songs of Innocence , on his phone.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Block Island Times

Choose Latest Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 And iOS 7.1.1 Factory Unlock Apple iPhone 5s, 4s

If you are looking for jailbreak or unlock your iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 4S, 3GS, 3G on iOS 7 to latest iOS 7.1.1 on all modem basebands with Cydia installed, then you should probably consider a paid method, provided by the team iJU. This will be the best method to get your Apple device jailbroken or unlocked to get most out of your device that wasn't provided by the company.


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Hispanic Business

Apple Reportedly Spent $100MM for Free U2 Album from iTunes

The iconic band U2 may have given 500 million iTunes users their latest album Songs of Innocence for free, but it reportedly cost Apple big. To release the band's album for free to iTunes users, Apple paid the band and Universal an unspecified fee as a blanket loyalty.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, U2, Startups, Apple

Silicon Alley Insider

Forget iTunes: Here's Why I Became A Huge Fan Of Redbox And Will Never Go Back

Netflix and other streaming-video platforms from Apple and Amazon all but destroyed the once-powerful entity known as the video store. However, streaming hasn't totally eliminated the market for physical DVD rentals.


Cult of Mac Blog

An illustrated history of the iPod and its massive impact

Editor's note: The iPod has enjoyed a good long run as one of the world's most revolutionary music machines, but the time has come to bid adieu to the click-wheeled wonder. Apple quietly removed the iPod Classic from its website this week, so now is the perfect time to wax nostalgic.


Related Topix: Music Players, Science / Technology, Apple, Media Players, iPod, Startups

Is this Apple's $100m mistake?

TECH giant Apple spent tens of millions on iTunes gifts for its users this week. So why is everyone unhappy about it? EVERY year since 9/11, Elizabeth Keefe has tried to track down the people in this photograph found at Ground Zero and learn of their fate.


Related Topix: Startups, Apple, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone, Pop/Rock, U2, The Edge

Bangkok Post

iPod Classic quietly killed

Amid all the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch hype last week, Apple has quietly killed off its longest-serving device, the iPod Classic music player. There was no announcement, no solemn ceremony to mark the passing after seven years of the device that helped make the Walkman obsolete.


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St. Petersburg Times

End of an era: Apple stops sales of the iPod Classic

It came in with a simple promise, a hefty price tag and a man with something white sticking in his ears bopping around his apartment. Soon, it would transform music as we know it, inspire a business model built around pocket change and turn a struggling computermaker into the most valuable company in the world.


Related Topix: Music Players, Science / Technology, Apple, iPod, Startups, Steve Jobs

Fri Sep 12, 2014


26 U2 Albums Hit iTunes Top Albums Chart at Once After Apple Stunt

U2's surprise free album on iTunes was ridiculed by some iPhone users for forcing its way onto their devices this week, but U2 is having the last laugh as the Apple stunt for the band's new Songs of Innocence inspired fans to purchase other U2 titles on iTunes. At one point Thursday afternoon, 26 U2 titles charted simultaneously on iTunes top 200 albums rankings, Apple and Interscope Records representatives confirmed to Mashable on Friday.


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Apple's free album has some folks mad about U2

High traffic causes iPhone 6 preorder problems, a free U2 album leads to confusion, and SanDisk breaks a record with its new SD card. It wasn't easy to preorder the iPhone 6 early Friday morning.


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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Scammer targets iTunes users

A scammer is trying to use Apple's iTunes to lure consumers into revealing confidential information, warns Attorney General Roy Cooper. A North Carolina resident reported getting a "Dear Customer" email that Apple had temporarily restricted her iTunes account for security reasons.


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Hollywood Reporter

UMG Reveals U2 Bonus Package Release Plan for Retailers

It's a given that merchants would be annoyed that the new U2 album Songs Of Innocence is being offered free to a half billion iTunes consumers for an exclusive five-week window. But in the days after the Sept.


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Hollywood Reporter

U2 Posts Making-Of Video for Latest Album on Twitter

Just two days after millions around the world woke up to find they were suddenly the owner of U2's latest album whether they liked it or not the globe-straddling humanitarian rockers have now released a making-of video. In a Twitter message posted Friday, the band shared a video capturing the recording of Songs of Innocence , which is U2's 13th studio album.


Related Topix: iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Pop/Rock, U2, Startups, Apple, iPhone, Science / Technology, iCloud


The Internet Wants to Know Where to Return Apple's Gift

Two days after one of the biggest product launches in Apple's history, and Internet typers still have a lot to say. Unfortunately for Apple, one strain of the conversation is not going well for the company: At least some of the 500 million people who received Apple's "gift" of a U2 album don't want any part of it.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, U2

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Finextra Research news

Card Present or Not Present? - community blog from Hari Subramanian

After weeks of rumour, hype and speculation, Apple has made its long-awaited entry into the payments business with a compelling mix of NFC technology, tokenisation, biometrics and must-have mobile for... When plastic cards become digital tokens, a strange thing happens. They become virtual.