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Apple’s slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future

The company doesn’t break out music sales, but reports indicate downloads are falling fast.

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81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Maybe the iTunes freebie wasn't a disaster after all! Apple says 'Songs of Innocence' was fully-downloaded 26 million times.

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Imagining Apple's future digital media format

U2's Bono hinted in a recent interview that the band and Apple were working on a new media format that would help artists get paid. Chris Breen imagines what that would look like.

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Apple makes it super simple to get rid of its U2 gift to you

OK, OK, so you didn’t want Apple to put free music on your devices. Now you can delete it entirely.

on macworld.com

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U2 releases new, full album 'Songs of Innocence' for free exclusively on Apple's iTunes

All half billion-plus iTunes users are getting U2's 'Songs of Innocence' for absolutely nothing.

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How to use iTunes Pass to reload iTunes credit for you or a friend

Apple's now offering a Passbook option for iTunes Store credit. Here's how to set it up and how you can use it to add money to your account (or a friend's).

on macworld.com

Clockwise Podcast: Big watches, Aereo, mullets and extras

On our first birthday we celebrate by talking about wearables being too big, pondering the technology mullets of tomorrow, measuring the worth of video extras, and pouring one out for Aereo. With Chris Breen and Flo Ion.

Apple vs. Samsung, Google+, iTunes, and location apps

Apple vs. Samsung: What is it good for? The same goes for Google+, iTunes, and location-based applications. Apparently we're all grumpy. With guests Philip Michaels, Dan Miller, and Leah Yamshon.

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Rock on: How to sync your iTunes music with your Android devices

Get your music out of Apple’s walled garden and onto your Android smartphone or tablet.

on greenbot.com

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Why Veronica Mars embraced UltraViolet and angered fans

The studio releasing the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie is using the UltraViolet video locker service to distribute the film. That's going to frustrate a lot of the movie's backers.