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Here's Apple's Best Of 2014 For Australia

Every year, Apple comes out and names its “Best Of 2014″. The music, movies, TV shows and apps it thinks rose above the competition for a particular year. The list has now been localised for Australia. Here’s what took out top honours in 2014.


FingerKey Lets You Log In To Your Mac With TouchID

Apple loves giving its new gadgets TouchID. Apple loves it so much, sometimes it’s the only thing it adds, but Macs have yet to receive any TouchID love. That’s where FingerKey steps in.


There's Now A Game You Can Play Right In iOS 8's Notification Center

Now that Apple has finally introduced widgets for iOS 8′s Notification Center, we’re starting to see some great ways to quickly access important info on our iPhones. But a few clever developers are pushing those widgets beyond just notifications. A new iOS game called Overglide can actually be played directly from your iPhone or iPad’s Notification Screen, without even having to unlock your device.


Report: Beats Music Will Fold Into iTunes As Music Sales Plummet 

The Wall Street Journal reports digital music sales in Apple’s iTunes will be down 13 to 14 per cent in 2014. That’s a huge hit to the recording industry’s brightest spot.


Clickhole Congratulates You On Your Terms Of Service Speed-Reading

How many times have you clicked “Agree” to the thousands upon thousands of words in iTunes terms of service agreements after just a few seconds? Twenty times? Fifty? Man — that is some world class speed-reading.


Report: Redesigned iTunes Store Will Be As Flat As iOS 8

As well as a bunch of new iPads and the launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple is likely to roll out an updated version of its iTunes storefront this week, according to Apple Insider. Check out an early look in these screenshots.


5 Smart Playlists That Make iTunes Worth Using

One of the few advantages iTunes (and Winamp and Windows Media Player) has over Spotify, Rdio and other streaming services is support for smart playlists. Thanks to the wealth of metadata stored by Apple’s digital content behemoth, you can juggle your tracks around in all kinds of ways.


This May Be The Greatest GIF Messaging App Ever

Surprisingly, despite all the websites and apps dedicated to absolutely nothing but GIFs, there really aren’t that many that let you turn yourself into your own ever-looping bit of internet infamy. But today, JibJab’s new custom GIF messaging app is filing a void in our hearts we didn’t even know existed in the first place.


Research: Most New Movies Aren't Available On Streaming Services

Think that Netflix is your saviour when it comes to getting movies online? Think again: new research from KPMG has found that very few new-release movies are coming to the video on-demand streaming services.


Report: Apple Is Shutting Down Beats Music

TechCrunch reports that Apple plans to shut down Beats Music, the streaming music service that it acquired earlier this year. The blog’s Josh Constine says that he’s confirmed the news with five sources at both Apple and Beats. And, to be honest, it makes sense.