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Apple OKs pre-teen iTunes accounts upon school request

Apple is allowing children under 13 to have their own iTunes accounts as part of a new push coming later this year to increase the use of its iPad in education.

Apple: One billion iTunes podcast subscriptions and counting

Apple on Tuesday announced that iTunes has eclipsed one billion podcast subscriptions.

Pandora app update improves your work day with auto-pause, stutter-free streaming

The Tuesday after a holiday weekend can sometimes drag on; that's why we have music to lighten the mood. If you use Pandora's iOS app for your work-day tunes, check out its new update: It brings improved streaming and auto-pause features.

Spotify adds Discover to iPhone, thinks it knows you better than you know yourself

Spotify has a lot of things going for it, but the experience of using it isn't necessarily among them. On Tuesday, the company moved to address some of those shortcomings with an update that primarily affects iPhone and iPod touch users.

Twitter adds genre search to #music iOS app

Twitter is hoping to make it easier for people to discover new music on its #music iOS app with the addition of genre search tools, released Thursday.

Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions hit 700,000

Adobe reports that it added 221,000 new subscribers to its Creative Cloud subscription service and aims for 1.25 million by the end of the year.

Adobe releases Creative Cloud into the wild

Adobe's massive experiment in subscription software begins now with the release of Creative Cloud.

Catching up with developers: Rogue Amoeba's Paul Kafasis

With developers converging on San Francisco for WWDC, we're pulling a few aside to find out what they're working on for the Mac. In this video, Rogue Amoeba's Paul Kafasis talks about the upcoming update to Audio Hijack Pro.

Apple gets into the stream of things with iTunes Radio

Apple's Eddy Cue provided details on the company's upcoming music streaming service, iTunes Radio. Chris Breen has the details.

Apple releases minor updates for iTunes, Aperture

Apple on Wednesday released bug fix updates for iTunes and Aperture, addressing issues with password prompts (in the former) and memory cards (in the latter).

Justin Timberlake, Jack Johnson to headline 2013 iTunes Festival in London

Apple on Thursday unveiled the starting lineup for its annual iTunes Festival concert series.

Digital Reading Room: Light my fire

What do a legendary '60s band, the sport of basketball, and our nation's capital have in common? They're all the subjects of great iPad apps that would be terrific additions to your tablet.

on techhive.com

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Hands-on: Google's All Access music service is still a rough cut

On Wednesday, Google joined Spotify, Mog, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Slacker with the launch of its Google Play Music All Access subscription music service. We go hands-on to give it a try.

on techhive.com

iTunes 11.0.3 enhances MiniPlayer, tweaks album options

The minor 11.0.3 update to iTunes brings a few user interface changes, though probably not the ones wanted by those unhappy with the latest version of Apple's media software.

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Microsoft desperately wants a Windows 8 iTunes app, but Apple's in no rush

Apple apparently isn't interested in porting iTunes to the touch-centric Windows 8 and making Microsoft's tablets more attractive.

on pcworld.com