‘The Beatles: 1+’ Collection Debuts on iTunes With 50 Restored Music Videos

A new collection of 50 music videos by The Beatles has hit the iTunes Store today and comes packed in with remastered versions of the band’s most popular singles along with a sampling of „mini-movies“ the quartet made together (via MacNews). The $26.99 collection, dubbed The Beatles: 1+, is divided up into 27 music videos of the group’s #1 hit singles from the United Kingdom and United States, as well as 23 alternate versions of some of the songs.

After The Beatles stopped touring, and because travelling around the globe to promote new releases was impossible, they increasingly made what could be described as “mini movies”. These pioneering promotional films and videos helped to define the way we have come to watch music. The Beatles 1+ features all of their 27 #1, UK and US singles as beautifully restored videos for each song, along with 23 alternate versions, as well as rarely seen and newly restored films and videos of additional songs.

The restored videos and audio mixes were produced from the classic analogue tapes made at Abbey Road Studios, and even include audio commentary and introductions by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Fans who purchase the collection will also receive a digital illustrated art book with 113 pages of details and notes about each of the hit songs found in the 1+ collection.

Although Apple and The Beatles were initially in disagreement on the exact terms of releasing the band’s popular oeuvre onto the iTunes Store, the eventual digital release of their albums saw impressive sales numbers in the months afterwards. The band’s music has yet to make its way onto Apple Music, but Apple has curated a few Beatles-themed radio stations, including a track list of the band members’ alternative work and some of the more popular Beatles tracks sung by other artists.

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Apple Expands Personal Pickup to United Kingdom

Following the launch of Personal Pickup in Australia and Canada earlier this week, Apple today expanded the in-store pickup service to the United Kingdom. Personal Pickup allows customers to place an order on the Apple Online Store or Apple Store app and pick it up at a nearby Apple Retail Store, generally within an hour.

Personal Pickup launched in the U.S. in 2011, but was unavailable elsewhere until this week. The service is offered for several Apple products, including Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs and the Apple Watch. Apple notifies customers via email or text message when their order is available for in-store pickup with a valid photo ID.

MacRumors broke the news earlier this month that Apple was planning an international expansion of Personal Pickup in Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom, and the service is now live in three of those four countries. The service will likely launch in at least a few more countries in the near future.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has been working to bridge the gap between Apple’s online and retail store shopping experiences, and the international expansion of Personal Pickup fits within those plans. Apple has opened 463 retail stores in 17 countries since May 2001, with nearly 200 located outside the U.S.

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Apple Pay Now Supports Tesco Bank and TSB in U.K., Over 90 New U.S. Issuers

Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 95 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the United States. Apple Pay now has over 750 participating issuers nationwide, and several more plan to support the NFC-based mobile payment service in the future.

Apple Pay now supports Tesco Bank and TSB in the United Kingdom

Apple also added Apple Pay support for two larger financial institutions Tesco Bank and TSB in the United Kingdom. Tesco Bank, which began emailing customers about incoming Apple Pay support earlier this week, currently supports Apple Pay for its MasterCard credit cards, while TSB supports debit cards and MasterCard and AMEX credit cards.

H&R Block, a large tax planning, preparation, and filing company, highlights the complete list of Apple Pay participating U.S. issuers. As a disclaimer, it should be noted that some smaller banks, credit unions and financial institutions listed may have already had support for the contactless payments service and are only now being reflected on Apple’s website.

The full list of new Apple Pay participating issuers in the U.S. is ahead.Acme Federal Credit Union

Alpine Bank

Alpine Credit Union

Altier Credit Union

American 1 Credit Union

American Trust and Savings Bank

Ashland Credit Union

Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union

Avidia Bank

Bank Independent

Bank of New Hampshire

Bay Area Credit Union

Broadway National Bank

Calumet Bank

Camden National Bank

CapCom Credit Union

Century Bank & Trust

Citizens Bank of Edmond

Citizens Bank of Washington County

CoastHills Credit Union

Commercial Banking Company

Community Bank NA

Decatur Earthmover Credit Union

EverBank

F&M Bank

Farmers State Bank

First Atlantic Federal Credit Union

First Citizens Bank

First Command Bank

First Commerce Credit Union

First Florida Integrity Bank

First National Bank & Trust Co.

First National Bank of Oklahoma

First Priority Bank

Florida Credit Union

Great Lakes Credit Union

H&R Block

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Heartland Bank & Trust Company

Homeland Credit Union

Idaho Independent Bank

International Finance Bank

Iroquois Federal

Johnson City Bank

Kane County Teachers Credit Union

Kekaha Federal Credit Union

Kinetic Credit Union

Klerberg Bank

Lake City Bank

LaTerre Federal Credit Union

Leyden Credit Union

Marblehead Bank

Marshall Community Credit Union

MECU

Members First Community Credit Union

Members First Credit Union of New Hampshire

Metro Employees Credit Union

MidSouth Bank NA

Montgomery Bank NA

MountainOne Bank

NB&T

Nebo Credit Union

Neighbors Federal Credit Union

NewDominion Bank

Northeast Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union

Oak Valley Community

OAS Staff Federal Credit Union

Oklahoma Central Credit Union

Oklahoma Employees Credit Union

OnPoint Community Credit Union

OUR Credit Union

PCM Credit Union

Peoples Bank (AR)

Peoples State Bank

Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union

RIA Federal Credit Union

River Works Credit Union

Rocky Mountain Credit Union

Sb1 Federal Credit Union

Seacoast Bank

SECNY Federal Credit Union

Service 1st Federal Credit Union

Sikorsky Credit Union

Southbridge Savings Bank

Southwest 66 Credit Union

State Bank of Southern Utah

SunWest Educational Credit Union

Texas Bay Credit Union

Tinker Federal Credit Union

Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union

TransWest Credit Union

Winslow Community Federal Credit Union

Woodlands Bank

Zeal Credit Union

Apple Pay launched in Canada today for American Express customers, with Australia to follow later this week. Apple is also partnering with American Express to bring Apple Pay to Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong next year.

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Apple Watch to Be Sold at All U.S. Target Stores by October 25

Popular retailer Target this morning announced that the Apple Watch would begin arriving at some of its stores this week, with a plan to have the wearable device available at all of its United States retail locations by October 25. Customers who are interested in buying the device online on Target’s website can do so beginning October 18. The move sees Target gearing up for the holiday season, calling Apple’s wearable „one of the season’s hottest gift items.“

The retailer says it will carry a total of 20 models of the Apple Watch, in both 38mm and 42mm sizes, specifically noting the availability of space gray and rose gold color options. „Select models and bands“ will be available for customers at Target’s physical locations, but the company notes that an „expanded assortment“ of Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport will be found online. Prices are said to range from $349 to $599, so undoubtedly customers can expect the aluminum and stainless steel options of the Apple Watch at Target stores.

In the beginning, Apple Watch was available exclusively at Apple’s own retail and online storefronts – and some select high-end boutiques – but now the company has begun expanding the device’s reach and availability for customers. In August, Best Buy began selling the wearable, along with some first- and third-party Apple Watch accessories, followed by an expansion into department stores in the United Kingdom, and then the physical locations of carriers like T-Mobile and Sprint.



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Apple Pay Limit Rises to £30 in UK

The UK Cards Association announced on Tuesday that the upper limit for Apple Pay and other contactless payments is now £30 per transaction in the United Kingdom (via AppleInsider).

Apple Pay transactions were previously limited to £20 since the service launched in the U.K. around six weeks ago. British retailers will be updating their payment terminals starting today and over the coming weeks to accept the new limit.

Apple Pay in the United Kingdom is supported by major credit cards Visa, MasterCard and American Express, with participating banks including First Direct, HSBC, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank. Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank and TSB will eventually support the service.

Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch when paired with an iPhone 5 or later.



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