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Opinion: How long will convenience trump permanence for digital media?

Most people are happy to rent their entertainment — even for movies, books or music that they figure they’re buying.

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Pebble Dies while Amazon Goes To The Supermarket: Vertical Hold Episode 105

Pebble’s death casts doubt on the future of smartwatches, while Amazon looks to the future of supermarket shopping. Meanwhile, we’re getting screwed on LEGO Batman airing dates, but will Apple’s bold cinema plan save us? All this plus Galaxy S8, Surface Phone and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Apple Music and Game Of iTunes – Vertical Hold, Episode 12 2015

Apple finally has a music service, but can it “win” the streaming wars simply by being the default option? Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones is free…

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Did Retro tech give us a better experience?

I’ve had a seriously retro weekend in technology terms, and it’s made me think about how improvements in technology change our appreciation for entertainment.

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Random U2/iTunes Thought

There’s been a pretty hefty backlash against the forced insertion of U2’s “Songs Of Innocence” into iTunes libraries across the globe. You can hide the…

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Doctor Who: BBC unveils missing episodes [Updated]

After all the fuss about “106” missing episodes, the BBC has announced that it’s recovered nine episodes from The Enemy Of The World and The…

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Apple is offering Breaking Bad refunds [Updated]

The fifth and final season of hit show Breaking Bad… wasn’t quite the final season, depending on how you count such things. Apple is rolling…

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How do I cancel an iTunes download?

Is iTunes 11 downloading an HD copy of a movie you don’t need, or a season pass with episodes that’ll blow out your quota? Here’s…

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How do I get iTunes content for less?

It’s possible to spend hundreds of dollars on iTunes content, whether your poison is apps, music or movies. That’s fine if you’ve got the money…

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iTunes 11.04: This time, with bugfixes

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Apple rolled out iTunes 11.03 and its revamped MiniPlayer. Today’s update is much more what you’d…

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