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A very popular Apple application for Mac and Windows that is used to organize media on the computer, iPhones, iPads and iPods. Introduced in 2001 for Mac and two years later for Windows, more people use iTunes on Windows than they do on Macs due to the sheer number of PCs. The iTunes Store is integrated into the app for purchasing media from Apple. iTunes lets users rip CDs, burn CDs and keeps the firmware in Apple mobile devices up-to-date.

Apple copy protects TV shows and movies sold on the iTunes Store, and it previously protected its music. Therefore, certain restrictions apply (for details, see FairPlay).

iTunes Home Sharing
When Home Sharing in iTunes is turned on, users can stream their music and videos to their TV or home theater via their Apple TV media hub. Home Sharing also lets users select which photos in the Photos app can be sent to the Apple TV as a slide show for regular viewing or as a screen saver. See Apple TV.

Playlists can also be shared with other iTunes users on the network, and titles can be streamed from one computer to another. Originally a "share-but-not-save" feature, in 2009, Home Sharing in iTunes 9 finally enabled users to copy files across the network, not just play them. See iPod, iTunes Match, iTunes U, media player and playlist.
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Cllr Nick Small, who represents the city's Central ward, says that, while home sharing websites bring some benefits by giving visitors a greater choice of places to stay, there is a case for better regulation of the industry.
300 million customers have booked overnight accommodation via the home sharing platform, which offers 5 million different places to stay in 200 countries.
Home sharing competes with hotels, of course, but it's not a zero-sum game.
William "Bill" Frick, D-Montgomery, told the House Economic Matters Committee that the bill is about "what is best for consumers" as it applies to home sharing. "The exciting thing about this technology is that it allows connections of travelers from all over the world to homeowners and property owners all over the world, and it's created a world of opportunities," said Frick, who is lead sponsor of the bill.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and Airbnb have agreed to promote responsible home sharing, in an attempt to boost tourism and diversify the tourism offer in the Ras Al Khaimah, the government office said on Wednesday.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and Airbnb have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote responsible home sharing, boost tourism and diversify tourism in the Emirate.
Summary: * Airbnb and RAKTDA sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote responsiblehosting in the Emirate* MoU follows the new Directive officially recognising home sharing in Ras Al Khaimah* New agreement will support the growing number of visitors looking to experience theEmirate like a local
Summary: The pair have inked a deal to promote home sharing in the emirate
Castles cost a lot to run and Rose's family home - Lickleyhead Castle - is available to rent via home sharing website Airbnb.
Airbnb's global head of customer experience Aisling Hassell added: "More and more people across Ireland have joined the growing home sharing movement and are recognising the great value in sharing a spare room, or home when you're away.
Home sharing giant Airbnb wants to turn what has traditionally been a lease violation into a revenue opportunity for apartment firms and residents alike.