“SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today introduced iTunes(R) 9, the latest version of the world’s most popular software application to purchase, manage and play media, packed with innovative features such as iTunes LP, Home Sharing and Genius Mixes, as well as a redesigned store and improved syncing. iTunes 9 makes it easier than ever to discover, purchase and enjoy your music, movies, TV shows, and apps for iPhone(TM) and iPod touch(R) from Apple’s revolutionary App Store. Plus, Home Sharing now lets you easily transfer songs, movies and TV shows to other computers in your home.”
“Make: television debuts in 11 days. The online premiere of Make: television is January 3rd 2009, visit makezine.tv or iTunes to see the entire first episode! The broadcast premiere will follow shortly after depending on when your local Public Television station airs it. Episodes will be available: commercial free, on public television, DRM free and in gorgeous HD (High definition format) on our site, iTunes and probably a lot of other places. We have a countdown clock on the right side of the MAKE blog and we’ll have some fun posts leading up to the big day!”
“Not surprisingly, the iTunes list is much more reflective of the pop charts, while Last.fm – a music discovery service – has some lesser known artists in its rankings. Interesting to note is the absence of hip-hop on the Last.fm list, and the lack of Country on both end-of-year charts. Coldplay, however, appears to be universally popular.”
The new content features popular series such as Criss Angel: Mindfreak, Driving Force and Inked from A&E Network, The Revolution and Modern Marvels from The History Channel, and selections from the Emmy Award-winning Biography series from The Biography Channel.