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iTunes Festival 2010: Ozzy, Scissor Sisters, Tony Bennett, more

Summer’s coming and Apple has once again anounced its annual iTunes Festival in London for 2010.

Apple’s iTunes will present 62 bands across 31 days in a series of performances at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London. Announced highlights include Scissor Sisters (July 1), Tony Bennett (July 2) & Ozzy Osbourne (July 3). Continue reading

UPDATED: Pullitzer Prize-Winning Satirical Cartoons? ‘There’s No App For That’ Say Apple’s Stupid Censors

We’re aghast. We’re horrified.

Censorship is stupid. That is all.

Read It Here.

Looks like Apple does have someone smart controlling the App disapproval team – Apple has asked the cartoonist to resubmit his app. Hopefully they’ll approve it this time. Once again though, censorship is stupid. Wielding censorship on an international basis (as Apple do) is dangerous. The computer company has no right to become some new type of taste police.

Sliding Nudes Add iTunes App Store Polish

Weekend chatter suggests Apple is preparing to introduce an Adult Content store within iTunes, now a second report suggests the company may be becoming more refined in its attitude toward nudity.

Stuart Dredge observes a Polish developer’s introduction of three iPhone naked puzzle games, declaring, “but it’s OK: they’re art”.

Polish developer Pawel Bragoszewski has introduced three sliding puzzle games inspired by works of art: Modigliani Nudes Puzzle, Bathing Nudes Paintings Puzzle, Fabulous Nude Paintings Puzzle and Classic Nude Paintings Puzzle. Continue reading

Kings Of Leon Set iTunes Record

Kings Of Leon’s ‘Only By The Night’ has become the first album to hit the quarter of a million sales mark, the Official Charts Company can announce.

The album – which was released 18 months ago – has now sold 250,000 units, firmly establishing itself as the biggest selling digital album of all time in the UK. It is also the only UK album to have sold more than 200,000 to date.

Other albums which have sold particularly strongly over the past 12 months include Florence & The Machine’s Lungs and Lily Allen’s It’s Not Me It’s You. Kings Of Leon’s closest challenger in the digital arena is Lady Gaga, whose debut album The Fame is likely to pass 200,000 downloads within the next month or so.

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Gorillaz Plastic Beach makes iTunes LP cool again, maybe…

There’s a lot of focus on Apple’s iTunes LP format today, so trust Damon Albarn, EMI and the Gorillaz to take it up a notch with announcement of all manner of new album-related goodliness being made available exclusively from today via iTunes – as the much-anticipated ‘Plastic Beach’ album ships today in the U.S. on EMI’s Virgin Records.

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Opinion: iTunes LP – succeed or fail? And how it can succeed

Two conflicting iTunes reports this morning take a look at the fortunes – or, arguable, lack of them, of Apple’s iTunes Plus format (soon to be upgraded, at least according to one industry exec).

Report one is the usual fire and brimstone and doom and gloom affair, in which Salon takes a look at the first six months of the format’s existence, and observing it has thus far failed to fully grab consumer or industry support.

“Like an enhanced CD or a DVD packaged with a physical album, iTunes LP’s bonus materials may interest super-fans, but they aren’t generating much buzz among mainstream consumers, and don’t appear to be stimulating LP sales at all. “It’s something most people will look at once,” is how one person put it.”

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SuperSync 3.5 Adds iPhone and iPod support

SuperSync 3.5 lets music fans visually compare, access and merge iTunes libraries across multiple Macs, PCs, iPods, and iPhones. New content added on one computer can be instantly uploaded to the master library.

The new version adds instant access to all of Apple’s iPhone and iPod products. This lets users transfer their mobile collection and playlists to any computer running SuperSync.

The software includes powerful networking capability to allow users to connect to other SuperSync applications on the network.

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