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Apple announces update to iTunes U, adds discussion management for teachers and students on iPad, plus more

Apple announces update to iTunes U, adds discussion management for teachers and students on iPad, plus more

Early on June 30, Apple officially unveiled a new update to their iTunes U. With the new software, plenty of new features get brought to the fore, with new ways for teachers and students to manage discussions, plus more, all from their iPad.

Apple touts that it’s offering the Hachette books that Amazon won’t sell

Apple touts that it’s offering the Hachette books that Amazon won’t sell

Amidst Amazon’s refusal to sell books from Hachette Book Group, Apple is seizing the opportunity to make sure you know that they have absolutely no problem putting those titles in your hands. Found on the front page of the “Books” section in iTunes, you’ll see that many of Hachette’s titles are listed under the “Popular Pre-Orders” section.

Users facing problems uploading tracks to iTunes Match

Users facing problems uploading tracks to iTunes Match

According to Apple Support forums, it looks like a number of users are having problems with Apple’s iTunes Match service.

Users in multiple forum threads are reporting that the service is timing out when they try to upload new tracks for matching.

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.2 to fix podcast issue; includes several stability improvements

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.2 to fix podcast issue; includes several stability improvements

Apple has just released iTunes 11.2.2 to fix a podcast related issue. According to the release notes it also includes several stability improvements.

New concept imagines a much-needed iTunes redesign

New concept imagines a much-needed iTunes redesign

Brye Kobayashi, a designer, posted a new concept that reimagines the look of iTunes on OS X that addresses many navigation and usability issues, and brings the design in line with the new iOS 7 design language.

Apple negotiating paid deals with ISPs for CDN to deliver iTunes, iCloud and App Store content

Apple negotiating paid deals with ISPs for CDN to deliver iTunes, iCloud and App Store content

Apple has been working on building its own Content Delivery Network (CDN) to speedily deliver digital content like music, videos, apps, software updates etc., to customers all over the world. For this, it has started negotiating with ISPs in the US.

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.1 to fix /Users folder disappearing issue

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.1 to fix /Users folder disappearing issue

We told you about an issue with the OS X 10.9.3 update yesterday, that caused the /Users folder to disappear from Finder. Turns out the issue was actually due to iTunes 11.2, released on the same day, and Apple has released an update to fix the issue.

Apple releases iTunes 11.2 with improved Podcast browsing

Apple releases iTunes 11.2 with improved Podcast browsing

Along with OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, Apple also released an update to iTunes for Mac and Windows that improves Podcast browsing to iOS devices and other improvements.

Apple may overhaul iTunes to reverse declining music downloads

Apple may overhaul iTunes to reverse declining music downloads

Apple’s iTunes Radio saw an uptick in adoption shortly after launch, but the service has failed to garner significant interest among consumers who listen for a short time, but don’t buy the music they hear. As a result, Apple may overhaul its iTunes music store for the first time in more than decade, claims a report in Billboard.

Steve Jobs biopic back on Netflix as subtitle issue foils earlier launch

Steve Jobs biopic back on Netflix as subtitle issue foils earlier launch

If you didn’t watch Ashton Kutcher’s portrayal of Steve Jobs in independent film, Jobs, now is your chance if you are a Netfix subscriber. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the film is available to stream to iOS and Mac users for those who $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming. The title appeared briefly yesterday on the streaming service and was quickly pulled by Netflix due to issues with the subtitles, reports 9to5Mac.