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Doctor Who Lost Episodes Enemy of the World and Web of Fear Now Available on iTunes

Nine Doctor Who episodes which were previously thought destroyed are now exclusively available on iTunes. The episodes "Web of Fear" and Patrick Troughton's six-part story "The Enemy of the World" were recently discovered at a TV station in Nigeria, and have been digitally remastered by the BBC.

Doctor Who Lost Episodes

iTunes users can now download all six episodes of "The Web of Fear" (episode three is still missing, but has been reconstructed using still image ‘telesnaps’ and original audio) and "The Enemy of the World" for $10, or for $2 per episode. Doctor Who fans can also pre-order the missing episodes on DVD for £13.99 from the BBC's online store. The limited edition DVDs will be available in early 2014.

This is the first time these episodes have been available to view in over 40 years.

How to share my iTunes library with iPhone?

The iTunes library on your computer can be shared with an iOS device such as the iPhone. Both the computer and iPhone must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

To enable Home Sharing on iTunes 11 and later navigate to:
File -> Home Sharing -> Turn On Home Sharing

To enable Home Sharing on iTunes 10.2 to 10.7 use:
Advanced -> Turn On Home Sharing

Once Home Sharing is enabled on your computer you can access the shared library on an iOS device by following the instructions here.

Apple Apologizes to Breaking Bad Season Pass Buyers, Offers Refunds

After much confusion surrounding the final season of Breaking Bad, Apple began sending out emails offering Season Pass buyers a refund. Here's the email:

Dear Customer

We apologize for any confusion the naming of “Season 5″ and “The Final Season” of Breaking Bad might have caused you. While the names of the seasons and episodes associated with them were not chosen by iTunes, we’d like to offer you “The Final Season” on us by providing you with the iTunes code below in the amount of $22.99. This credit can also be used for any other content on the iTunes Store. Thank you for your purchase.

Breaking Bad Season Pass

The confusion began when AMC split the final season into two parts, and Apple titled the first 8 episodes as "Season 5″. This led iTunes users to believe they were buying a Season Pass to all 16 episodes for $21.99, when it reality it only included the first half of the final season. Apple's second mistake was not removing their boilerplate text that promised: “This Season Pass includes all current and future episodes of Breaking Bad, Season 5.”

Apple Details New iTunes Kids Category for Developers

After revamping its App Store Review guidelines with new rules on children’s applications, Apple emailed developers with additional details on its new iTunes "Kids" category. Apple originally previewed the new category for children at WWDC in June. The new section "provides parents with a place on the App Store to find age-appropriate apps for children," according to the email sent out by Apple. The letter also breaks down the age subcategories as 5 & under, 6-to-8, and 9-to-11.

Apps For Kids

Apple has revamped the App Store a few times this year to make it more parent and school friendly. In April, the company made app age ratings more visible, and added a pop-up warning to all 17+ rated content. Apple also created a new system for "educational institutions" to add individual accounts for children under the age of 13.

Apple Store iPhone App to Start Offering Free iTunes Content

Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to push the Apple Store application in an effort to sell more hardware through direct Apple sales channels. Cook is disappointed that 80% of all iPhones are sold outside of Apple retails stores, and that only 20% of iOS customers are even aware there is an Apple retail app available. 9to5Mac has learned that Apple plans to redesign the application so it fits "more in line with the user-interface of the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore in iOS 6."

Apple Store App

Apple employees are being instructed to install the Apple Store app to any new devices that are sold at any retail location. Apple will also offer free content as part of the push to make people more aware of the app. Cook hopes this new strategy will get more iOS users accustomed to using the largely ignored Apple service.

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