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  1. iTunes Gift Card Payments: Yes, It’s Another Phone Scam

    Industry News
    Is someone on the phone telling you about an emergency and they need you to buy a gift card? It's bogus. So, this is the latest scam. It sounds more like something that scheming teenager next door might do than the efforts of large organized crime, but who knows. Shady types come in all shapes...
  2. Manitoba’s MTS Puts More TV on Mobile Devices and In Customers’ Hands

    Industry News
    Last Thursday, MTS- Manitoba’s leading full-service telecommunications provider-announced that its customers will now have increased access to entertainment on their mobile phones and tablets. The company has launched more TV on mobile devices, via the TSN GO and CTV GO mobile apps, which are...
  3. Microsoft Offering Xbox Music Service

    Industry News
    Say goodbye to Zune and hello to Xbox Music. Microsoft is launching a new digital streaming service to compete head on with Apple's iTunes, Amazon's Cloud Player and the slew of other services blanketing the music scene such as Rdio, Pandora and Spotify. Current users of the Xbox in 15 markets...
  4. Restaurant Firm OTG Adding 2500 iPads at Toronto's Airport

    Industry News
    Airport restaurant manager, OTG is planning to install 2,500 Apple iPads at Toronto Pearson International Airport to help travelers improve their dining and digital experience. OTG has already supplied 300 new iPads at New York's LaGuardia Airport Terminal D, and based on the success there, it...
  5. Apple Crosses 25B Download Mark at App Store

    Industry News
    Apple hit another milestone over the past weekend: more than 25 billion apps from the iTunes App Store have been downloaded. As you might expect, the world's most valuable company celebrated that achievement by awarding  a US$10,000 iTunes gift card to the user who downloaded app number...
  6. Netflix iPad 2.0 app released

    Internet Television: Streaming (Netflix/Apple TV)
    Includes a new User Interface and bug fixes. To use the app you must have iOS 5 installed. Available now at the iTunes store.
  7. Bob Seger finally goes digital

    AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    Just put those old records back on the shelf: Bob Seger is headed to iTunes. The rocker's move into the digital music world starts Tuesday, when his two multiplatinum concert albums -- "Live Bullet" (1976) and "Nine Tonight" (1981) -- are released for download at iTunes and Amazon
  8. iTunes Store 90 second song previews now available in Canada

    Home Computing
    Apple introduced 90 second song previews to its US iTunes Store back in December 2010 and is now rolling it out internationally. You can now listen to a 90 second (1:30 minutes) preview of songs over 150 seconds (2:30 minutes) in the Canadian iTunes Store. Now I finally won't have to troll the...
  9. Video download service CinemaNow comes to Canada in August

    Industry News
    CinemaNow, an internet video download service owned by Best Buy, has announced it will begin offering service in Canada sometime in August. The service which gives movies lovers the ability to rent or buy standard and high definition movies over the web will compete with similar services from...
  10. Google begins testing Google Music internally

    AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    Google has begun testing Google Music internally, a sign that the much anticipated service is nearly ready to launch. Technologically speaking, then, Google Music--a streaming service users would access from Web-connected devices--appears close to being ready. However, the sources said the...
  11. Sony launches Qriocity in Canada

    Industry News
    Sony's Video on Demand (VOD) service, called "Video on Demand by Qriocity", is now available in Canada. The streaming service, Sony's attempt to challenge Apples itunes, will offer hundreds of films from several major studios including NBC Universal Television Distribution, Paramount Pictures...
  12. Whole Home Audio with the Sonos Music System

    Industry News
    If you are a music lover then over the years, you’ve probably longed for the ability to listen to music throughout your entire home or perhaps the ability to play different music in different rooms of your home. In the marketplace today, there are a numerous home audio systems which use a...
  13. Beatles music now available on iTunes

    Industry News
    The Beatles recording label, EMI, and Apple announced today that music from the legendary rock band in music history is now available on the iTunes Store. The group’s 13 remastered studio albums, the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation and the classic “Red” and “Blue” collections can now be...
  14. Apple Announcement Nov-16

    Apple Computing
    Any guesses what iTunes announcement Apple is making tomorrow? A good number of international sites (including Canada) are displaying the teaser so I can't see it being about adding a streaming music service due to licensing issues.
  15. Apple TV sales top 250,000 units

    Industry News
    During a fiscal earnings call earlier this week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs earlier this week noted that the new Apple TV has sold more than 250,00 units since it went on sale in September. The slimmed down device, which sells for $119 in Canada, gives users in Canada the the ability to rent HD...
  16. Apple Remote Version 2.0 released

    Industry News
    Apple has released an updated version of its Remote application which is optimized for the retina display on the iPhone 4 and new iPod touch and which adds support for the iPad's larger screen. Using your home's WiFi network, the app lets you turn your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into a remote...
  17. Apple iTunes 9.2 adds iPhone 4 support

    Industry News
    With less than a week to go to the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple has released iTunes 9.2 which brings support for the new device. The new software comes with several new features including the ability to: sync with the iPhone 4; sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4; sync PDF...
  18. Apple updates iTunes to 9.2

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    [/LIST] As soon as I get back to Canada I'll be checking to see if they have addressed the smart playlist/live update bug!
  19. Cogeco - Issues with iTunes store and Twitter API

    Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    I've narrowed down an issue I'm having with the iTunes store and quite possibly other net apps as well to something to do with Cogeco as the ISP. When I'm at home connected to my new Ultimate 30 DOCSIS3 modem from Cogeco, I have issues with the iTunes store. These issues happen on my Apple...
  20. Showcase programming now available on iTunes

    Industry News
    CanWest announced today that a collection of Showcase television series are now available for purchase and download from the iTunes Canada store. Among the TV series now available are Trailer Park Boys, Kenny vs. Spenny and the gaming comedy Pure Pwnage. The shows are available in standard...