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Apple has paid a lot of money to acquire Beats Music and the major reason for this seems to be the fact that the company wants to revamp its iTunes service. At the moment, we don't know whether the service will work separate from iTunes or if it will be embedded, but what's sure is that there's work being done behind the curtains.
According to a fresh story from NYPost publication, it seems that Apple’s Beats Music, with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre leading the team, is looking to form partnerships with artists for exclusive releases. While the report doesn't name specific artists, Beats Music has strong partnerships with such music personalities as Nicki Minaj, Will.i.am, Pharrell, Kanye West and Gwen Stefani.
The New York Post says Beats Music has around 300,000 subscribers, but the...
Apple's fresh Apple Pay NFC-based payment system is gaining traction in the United States, and we're now hearing news that the service will roll out to users in the United Kingdom in the first half of next year, as well. The Telegraph was the first one to break the story:
Britain's top banks are in talks with Apple to introduce its iPhone “wave and pay” service, Apple Pay, to the high street in the first half of 2015. Negotiations between the Silicon Valley giant and at least one of the biggest banks have proved tricky, however, because of wrangling over the terms, including what data Apple will be able to access, according to sources.
It is understood the bank is uncomfortable with the amount of personal and financial information Apple wants to collect about its customers. Some...
A few days ago, my colleague Maura reported about the fact that Apple turned down the chance to release Sony's controversial movie 'The Interview', but now it seems that the company has changed its mind. The company said in a recent statement:
"We're pleased to offer 'The Interview' for rental or purchase on the iTunes store"
You can follow the link at the end to download it from iTunes, the movie being available for a price of $14.99 for purchase or $5.99 for rent. Sony has already released the movie on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox and Sony subsidiary Crackle, being able to take in $15 million on two million downloads and rentals.
"The Interview" is now Sony's best-selling online movie ever, with a majority of revenue coming from Google's YouTube and Google Play storefront. However,...
It's been a great year for Apple, full of new product and service launches, as well as new partnerships and surprising announcements. We've decided to round-up the most important ones in chronological order.
January - Apple announces that App Store sales top $10 Billion in 2013.
March - Apple launched a new Siri-based system called CarPlay, which allowed drivers to safely make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages hands-free.
April - Apple updates MacBook Air.
May - Apple acquired rapper Dr Dre’s Beats Electronics for $3bn n a deal that ranks as the company's largest ever purchase.
June - Apple Unveils iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.
July - Apple updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display; Apple and IBM forge Global Partnership to for enterprise mobility.
September - Apple...
Apple is said to be working hard behind the curtains on the upcoming release of iOS 8.2, but before that happens, the company could release another software update for iPhone and iPad owners.
A a significant number of iPhone and iPad owners are still affected by WiFi, Bluetooth and battery issues, so Apple could be planning to release a minor software update that won't necessarily bring important new features, but it will rather address these annoying problems that many are still having.
MacRumors publication was the first to observe signs of what it calls the iOS 8.1.3 update:
The number of hits from iOS 8.1.3 remains low, numbering just a few dozen in total from Apple's networks. A view of overall traffic from iOS 8.1.3 devices shows a clearer upward trend aside from a weekend dip,...
Accrording to a recent survey of 880 college students conducted by Chegg, it was discovered that 51% named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand. The same survey also found that 46% namedBeats as their top pick for headphones.
Apple was the most desired electronics brand, with Samsung being the only other brand to earn greater than 9% share. Thus, Chegg says that 44% of men and 57% of woman wanted an iPhone while just 30% of men and 29% of women wanted a Samsung device. Among laptops, Apple was named by 37% of men and 43% of women with HP in second place with the support of 10% of men and 20% of women.
As for tablets, Apple’s iPad beat out Microsoft’s Surface and Samsung’s Android tabs with 41% of men and 47% of women naming Apple while just 24% of men and 22%...
Work on Apple's upcoming Campus 2 building in Cupertino has continued throughout the fall, and now we have some fresh updates on the construction coming from AppleInsider. The publication has shared fresh aerial images which show that the spaceship-shaped structure has rapidly grown from basic foundations to the beginnings of an actual structure.
Over the last two months, despite the early darkness of winter and unusually torrential rains, work on Apple Campus 2 has continued on an aggressive schedule. The bare, compacted soil fill of the excavated spaceship ring structure is now completely covered, with concrete joists now being laid out to build a floor structure.
Earth ramps extending down into the ring floor are all gone; vehicles access is now provided through channels that will...
Apple has shared the lists of the best performing apps in the App Store across 2014. The iTunes editors have highlighted the iPad Top Paid, iPad Top Free, iPhone Top Paid, and iPhone Top Free apps that have been the most popular with consumers this year. Let's have a look at the standings:
The most popular free iPhone apps in 2014
The most popular paid iPhone apps in 2014
Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Sleep Cycle alarm clock
Cut the Rope 2
Bloons TD 5
A Dark Room
7 Minute Workout Challenge
The most popular paid iPad apps for 2014
Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Cut the Rope 2
The Room Two
This probably won't be a shocker for most of you, but researchers at the National Academy of Science published a study recently that concludes the "short-wavelength light" messes up the circadian rhythms that are responsible for sleep and suppresses the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.
This light that's closer to the blue end of the spectrum is especially present in the display screens of eReaders and tablets, such as the iPad. So, just in case you were having doubts, bringing your iPad to bed isn't such a good idea for your health.
As a result of being exposed to tablet and eReader screens prior to going to sleep, people reported feeling less tired, and took longer to fall asleep and they also mentioned they were more tired the next day. So, what researchers advise is something that...
It's been a while since we last talked about a resourceful Apple patent, but we're back again with some interesting new information. Apple was recently awarded a patent for displaying media streams on iPhones and iPad in synchronization with content being played back on a fixed system.
This fresh patent could hint that Apple is thinking of including remote viewing capabilities for its Apple TV line of products. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted an Apple U.S. Patent going under the name = "Displaying a synchronized instance of content on a portable electronic device," which allows iOS device owners to view an Internet video stream synched with stream playing on a fixed position device, which could be an Apple TV or another third-party product.
The patent also contains details...
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