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iTunes Audiobooks Lost For Good?

April 3, 2013 | 8 Audiobooks, unlike your other iTunes purchases, cannot be re-downloaded from the store. On a Mac, you can dig into your iTunes folder and move the DRM-protected files to another authorized machine. iOS devices, however, lack a file system that the user can access, so if you never sync with a Mac, you could run into an issue like I did when I had to swap out my iPhone 5. A couple of weeks ago my iPhone 5's power button started acting strange. It appeared to be a mechanical issue, so I went to Read more [...]

iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold

February 6, 2013 | 6 Apple® today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store® (, the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store. The 25 billionth song, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. As the downloader of the 25 billionth song, Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes® Gift Card. “We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years Read more [...]

App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads with Almost Half in 2012

January 7, 2013 | CUPERTINO, California―January 7, 2013―Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps*, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. The App Store℠ has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple’s incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide, and developers have been paid over seven billion dollars by Apple. “It has Read more [...]

For Your Glory – Nashville

December 7, 2012 | 1 Friends of Geeks Union Leeland Mooring and Jack Mooring co-wrote the song For Your Glory for ABC's hit show Nashville. The song features Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet from Heroes, and Dot from Pixars A Bugs Life)  Check it our in iTunes here This is my pass at the lyrics: Fighting for the things you give me I want to share your love Feeling like a wounded soldier Strength is not enough And I can't win this battle on my own The sword has long been buried Piled on with dirt Speak Read more [...]

Bad Piggies Review

October 29, 2012 | 5 The success of Angry Birds has of course led to many sequels. Despite the changes which were implemented in Angry Birds: Space, the concept was becoming a little bit tired. This is why I was excited when Rovio started teasing us with a brand new game. This time however, it would take place from the ‘eyes’ of the evil Piggies. Trust me, this game is like nothing you have ever seen before, and yes, it is amazing. Like the Angry Birds games, the concept behind Bad Piggies is incredibly simple. Read more [...]

Prometheus Released Today, May Change the Way Movies Are Released

September 18, 2012 | Ridley Scottʼs sci-fi film Prometheus is on shelves now, three weeks before the October 11th release date. Wait, what? Ridley Scott ,no stranger to either science fiction or technology, today did a very science fiction move and released his pseudo-Alien prequel digitally, three weeks ahead of traditional terrestrial release. Itʼs available on digital services including iTunes and Amazon, as well as the Playstation Network and Xbox Live for $14.99, which nets you (at least on iTunes) an Read more [...]

Great iOS Audio App’s

July 27, 2012 | Apple’s iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices all come with a standard music playing application already installed at the time of purchase. This app, referred to as simply “Music” on all three devices, manages all of your songs, podcasts and audiobooks. However, many people might not realize that there are actually a number of third party applications in the iTunes App Store that can also fill this role. These third party applications can add new features, change the interface or generally just Read more [...]

iOS Podcast App

June 30, 2012 | For the longest time, users have been looking for ways to streamline several of their apps into one easy to use resource. Everything from financial resources, to news feeds, and even video subscriptions have come under fire by Apple users because there isn’t often a way to aggregate everything you’re looking for into one simple app. Now Apple has introduced their latest tool for users who love podcasts. The Podcasts app by Apple is one of the few that has quickly taken off, as users can now delete Read more [...]

How to Uninstall Applications on your iOS Device

June 26, 2012 | 1 When you download an application using your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, that application automatically installs itself on your device. This is a similar process to the one your computer goes through whenever you install a new program or game. Though there are hundreds of thousands of applications available in the iTunes App Store, the actual devices themselves certainly don’t have room for that many. If your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad are quickly filling up and you need to free some space, you Read more [...]

WWDC 2012 Recap

June 12, 2012 | 4 WWDC 2012 The event has finally begun at the WWDC and Apple has announced plenty of products and improvements that are scheduled to be released over the next several months. Held annually, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC 2012 is the primary showcase for new Apple products for their MacBook, OS X and iOS line that are to be rolled out over the rest of the year. For MacBooks, the emphasis is on the new Retina displays that promise more sharpness and display support for their Read more [...]