iTunes has been around for so long now, it’s starting to get really bloated and overweight. On the one hand it’s great that everything you need to help manage your iOS device, media content and more besides is accessibly in one place. But that one place isn’t necessarily the right place. With iCloud at their disposal, Apple could strip away pretty much all of the overwhelming store, and leave us with a stripped down media playing experience. iOS style apps would be pretty fantastic, but while we have to think about our Windows using friends it’s unlikely it would happen. Sending a big chunk of iTunes to the web would be a good place to start, though, and everyone could benefit from that.
The family of a five-year-old boy who spent £1,700 of his parents’ cash on iTunes has received a full refund.
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Last night we tried to rent an iTunes movie on our newish Apple TV. Instead of starting right away, the Apple TV said it would be 2+ hours before we could start watching. I’ve got a healthy 15-20Mb/s connection and a clean wire to the Apple TV, so this shouldn’t be happening.
A little bit of research turned up a surprising fix: Don’t use Google DNS.
iTunes Store Slowdowns With Google DNS | Daring Fireball
I had the same thing happen last week. Horrendously slow downloads on my Apple TV, despite a fine network connection. Switching from Google DNS to my default DNS servers (Comcast) fixed it.
That offer has been on the table for a “couple months,” I’m told, and so far none of the big publishers have gone for it. They don’t like the 30 percent cut that Apple wants to take, but their real hang-up is lack of access to credit card data: It’s valuable to them for marketing, and without it they can’t offer print/digital bundles, either.
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Obviously, the Apple announcement tomorrow is that Jobs is a robot, and iTunes is now self-aware. WAKE UP, iSHEEPLE!
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Apple says iTunes is making a big announcement tomorrow. If it’s a baby, I hope they name it Ellen.
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Ryan Hamrick: Seems kind of un-Apple-lik ... | Twitter
Seems kind of un-Apple-like for the landing page to still say “tomorrow” when it’s an hour before the announcement.