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2015 Apple TV: Specs, Features, Ship Date

August 18, 2015 | 2

Given how competitive the set top box space is and that the Apple TV hasn’t been substantively updated since March 2012, Cupertino’s 2015 Apple TV remake is hotly anticipated. That means buzz that is requited by thankfully informed “speculation” … Read More

New in iOS 8.4.1: Apple Music, iCloud Music Fixes

August 15, 2015 | 1

The overwhelming response to Apple Music, especially Beats 1 radio, has been positive. Regardless, a range of mostly small issues have popped and iOS 8.4.1 has been released to address a majority of those problems.

For what it’s worth, … Read More

Spotify Going All Premium in Early 2016

August 11, 2015 |

Before Apple Music launched, regulators in the US and Europe probed the Apple’s dealings with the music labels and found them blameless. However, it is increasingly clear that the music labels were pushing Apple Music and now Spotify to … Read More

10 Million Rock Apple Music, T-Mobile Streams It Free

July 29, 2015 |

Surprise! Apple Music, at least for the moment, is a big success. And, if you are still running your iPhone, or Samsung, Moto, HTC, KG or whatever, on Verizon or AT&T, you probably should look into either Sprint or, … Read More

2015 iPod touch Review: 5X Faster, Still No Contract

July 18, 2015 | 7

The iPod is dead! Long live the iPod touch! While Apple is dressing its 2015 iPod product line in five fresh new colors, only the 2015 iPod touch has been truly upgraded. With its A8 processor and M8 graphics … Read More

Turn Off Apple Music Automatic Renewal

July 3, 2015 |

The Apple Music free three month trial is very generous — it’s full service at zero cost for three months. However, you should take note it’s a “free trial (credit card required)”. In other words, if you forgot to … Read More

New iPod Colors If Not Full 2015 iPod Refresh Coming

July 2, 2015 |

While the media player category has been in apparent terminal decline (table below) since 2009, Apple hasn’t given up, at least not entirely, on the iPod. The company has updated colors, designs and pricing as recently as 2012. That … Read More

Can I Listen to Apple Music, Beats 1 Radio?

July 1, 2015 |

As with anything involving Hollywood, the question “Can I listen to Apple Music, Beats 1 Radio and/or use the associated services?” comes down to where you live. Interestingly enough, Apple Music available, at least to some degree, in most … Read More

iOS 8.4 Ships with Apple Music, Beats 1

June 30, 2015 |

Apple’s answer to Spotify is finally here! iOS 8.4 not only delivers a bunch o’ bug fixes and feature tweaks, but also Apple Music — Cupertino’s most recent if not definitive play in the streaming music space.

Is Apple … Read More

Apple Music Launch on Tuesday Morning

June 29, 2015 |

During the WWDC 2015 keynote address, we learned that Apple Music would launch on Tuesday, June 30. Until now, however, we didn’t know the precise timing. Thanks to a Tweet from senior director Ian Rogers, we have the Apple … Read More

Taylor Swift’s 1989 to Stream on Apple Music

June 25, 2015 |

Taylor Swift dissed Apple Music, with much love and admiration, and Apple senior iTunes VP Eddy Cue quickly capitulated. America’s perky pop princess complained and Apple listened, changing its policy to pay artists! Now, Taylor Swift says she will … Read More

Apple Music Caves to Taylor Swift, Will Pay Artists During Demo

June 22, 2015 |

As you may know, Taylor Swift has said she wouldn’t allow Apple Music play her latest album, 1989. Her move is a protest over Apple and its major label partners’ decision not to pay artists during Apple Music’s three-month … Read More

World’s Top 10 Smart Cities: The Future Is Here [and There]

May 15, 2015 | 1

New York, London, Paris, Munich. Everybody talk about… smart cities? Politicians and business leaders love to talk about smart cities, but getting everyone to agree on what the words, “smart city,” mean is a difficult if not impossible. That … Read More

Sound Torch: Your Music on Fire!

May 7, 2015 |

Just heard the hottest new EDM dance mix? Ever wondered how Jimi Hendrix’s Fire would sound if it were actually on fire? Well, a group of Danish designers and music aficionados have created the Sound Torch, a soon to … Read More

2015 iPod touch Coming This Fall, Says Source

April 25, 2015 | 1

The iPod is dead! Long live the iPod touch! While no one doubts that the iPod phenomenon has nearly run its course, Apple looks set to refresh the best-selling product in that category. Although details are sparse, an unnamed … Read More