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Rethinking the iTunes Store

Apple's iTunes Store opened 10 years ago this month, growing dramatically over the last 10 years. But has it gotten a little too unwieldy? We discuss that on this episode of the Macworld Podcast. Also, Dan Moren explains last week's T-Mobile news.

Why Apple should fix the way iTunes Store purchases work

Buying from the iTunes Store is convenient, but being forced to immediately download purchases isn't. Jonathan Seff thinks Apple's should change that.

Wish lists, upcoming-track alerts, adding comments to multiple tracks, and more

This week I answer a couple of questions about the iTunes Store, explain how to add comments to multiple tracks at once, and discuss the useful Skip When Shuffling tag. And I also reveal a way to have iTunes announce what track is about to be played.

Crossing borders with the iTunes Store

Kirk McElhearn discovers that when he moves to a new country, it's not that simple to move his iTunes Store and Mac App Store content with him.

Joining CD tracks, quickly adding items to playlists, and iTunes device limits

Looking for the way to join tracks when you rip CDs with iTunes 11? Need to know how to get tracks into playlists quickly? What about iTunes Store device limits and gifting apps? All this and more in this week's column.

Remains of the Day: The letter two

Apple and Sony are going head-to-head--or ear-to-ear?--over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat.

Remains of the Day: Ad vantage

Are Apple's ads falling behind those of their rivals? One ad man thinks so. Elsewhere, Apple forks over credit to parents bit by inadvertent in-app purchases, and one CEO tells us how he really feels about the company under its new leadership.

iTunes Music Store sells 25 billionth song

The winning track was sold in Germany, signifiyng Apple's growth to markets that its rivals haven't yet cracked.

The 13 worst holiday songs you can download from iTunes

As the song goes, music can help to make spirits bright this time of year. But not this music. Not ever.

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Remains of the Day: The gift of giving

The iTunes Store gives you a list of the best of 2012 and now lets you give your friends apps from your iOS devices. Elsewhere, News Corp gives The Daily's staff the option to dance for their pink slips and an untrustworthy source gives us some spurious rumors about the next iPad mini.