Apple could be about to launch a hi-fi lossless tier on Apple Music. Here's why the company's own devices are less than ideal for wireless hi-fi audio.
The album comprising four songs is now available on audio streaming platforms such as Spotify, Gaana, Amazon Prime Music, YouTube Music, Apple Music, and Wynk Music
It sure looks like Apple is planning to introduce its own HiFi music plan, giving audiophiles a higher quality streaming option to go with their pricey hardware while taking on competing services like Spotify’s and Deezer’s high-fidelity audio options. A couple of new leaks reinforce the potential, while one teases a particularly tantalizing perk not offered by other services. We … Continue reading
Spotify subscriptions are now more expensive in the US, the UK, and parts of Europe.
Previous rumors were pointing to the Apple AirPods 3 and Apple Music HiFi launch for the Spring Loaded Event in April. While that did not ...
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Apple Music is rumored to be getting a new, lossless tier as it seeks to take on Spotify.
With the changes Apple has been making to MacOS, finding the iTunes Store to buy music works differently now. Here's where the iTunes Store is now located.
You can set a "default" music player on your iPhone, which Siri will use when asked to play a song, album, book, or podcast.
EU sides with Spotify, blasts Apple's 30% App Store cut and anti-steering rules.
The European Commission today held a press conference at which it charged Apple with violating European antitrust rules in the field of music streaming. Apple’s ...
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The European Commission has accused Apple of antitrust, alleging that its App Store rules rely on its “dominant position” to squeeze streaming music rivals like Spotify. The charges claim Apple’s policies – in particular the 30-percent cut it takes on in-app subscriptions to competing streaming services – have led to an increase in prices paid by users in Europe. If … Continue reading
The European Commission has announced that it’s issued formal antitrust charges against Apple, saying today that its preliminary view is Apple’s app store rules distort competition in the market for music streaming services by raising the costs of competing music streaming app developers. The Commission begun investigating competition concerns related to iOS App Store (and also […]
The European Commission's competition chief accused Apple of disadvantaging developers. A complaint from Spotify prompted the investigation.
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Microsoft’s next big Windows 10 update for later this year will include some important audio improvements. The OS will finally get support for Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) over Bluetooth, which will give Windows users even more choice for Bluetooth headphones and speakers. Windows Insiders can test the changes right now.
Windows has long only supported SBC and AptX over Bluetooth, but AAC support also unlocks the potential for better audio quality through iTunes or Apple Music on Windows. Apple was previously hiring engineers to build the “next generation of media apps for Windows,” and AAC support would be a solid improvement for any potential Apple Music app, or just streaming through the browser.
Microsoft is also improving how you...
But, again, Spotify isn't keeping up with what Wall Street expects.
Despite lockdown being lifted, ex-prime minister Tony Blair has been sporting the kind of haircut synonymous with the UK spending months indoors.On Tuesday, Blair was speaking to ITV’s Paul Brand about the potential for another Scottish independence referendum if the SNP is triumphant in next week’s elections.The man in Number 10 when devolution was voted for in 1997 said: “I’m not sure that even if the SNP win a majority in the Scottish parliament that it necessarily means that people want to go through the disruption of an independence campaign, I would frankly doubt that.”Tony Blair also says if the SNP wins a majority next week, that doesn’t necessarily mean Scottish people want another referendum. Which, given it is in their manifesto, is quite a strong claim.pic.twitter.com/nzzJKBAlLw— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) April 27, 2021 But over on Twitter, people found Blair’s lengthy mane more compelling than his arguments on the break-up of the United Kingdom.The 67-year-old drew comparisons to Doc Brown from Back to the Future, and for reasons perhaps related, Pete Stringfellow was trending. Huge “...and then of course punk came along and that was it for bands like us....” energy pic.twitter.com/akUB8Hg0zP— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) April 27, 2021Tony Blair is slowly transforming into Doc Brown pic.twitter.com/9NYzfHqdqn— Matt Gorman (@mattsgorman) April 27, 2021Tony Blair, who led three different teams to Africa Cup of Nations glory between 1988-2010 pic.twitter.com/At1jl7D10e— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) April 27, 2021Tony Blair morphing into the possessed Vigo painting in Ghostbusters pic.twitter.com/OUahzeOEtm— Marcus Barnett (@marcusbarnett_) April 27, 2021"One does not simply invade Mordor" pic.twitter.com/RXNLvN61Y5— Damian Counsell (@DamCou) April 27, 2021Blair Lockdown Hair Watch: We have passed the Charlie Kray stage and are now stuck somewhere between famed Italian vintner and David Dickinson. pic.twitter.com/1YhwzOjcdB— . (@twlldun) April 27, 2021Everybody knows you never go full Peter Stringfellow pic.twitter.com/pB2Zg0kQYv— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) April 27, 2021I like it. pic.twitter.com/oDXoBaYZEN— christhebarker (@christhebarker) April 27, 2021Reliably informed that Tony Blair is the first Doctor Who pic.twitter.com/QdhjrEuP8X— Chaminda Jayanetti (@cjayanetti) April 27, 2021''... and that's why I'm announcing for the fans that we're going to get the band back together, including Gordon, for a farewell UK tour next year, only with Apple Music'' pic.twitter.com/pLfj5feec8— Joshua Murray-Nevill (@So_Very_Tired) April 27, 2021Related...Is Boris Johnson Learning The Right Lessons From The Tony Blair Playbook?Can Boris Johnson Level With Himself That He Needs To Change The Habits Of A Lifetime?
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The European Commission will issue antitrust charges against Apple over concerns about the company’s App Store practices, according to a report from the Financial Times. The commission has been investigating whether Apple has broken EU competition rules with its App Store policies, following an initial complaint from Spotify back in 2019 over Apple’s 30 percent cut on subscriptions.
The European Commission opened up two antitrust investigations into Apple’s App Store and Apple Pay practices last year, and the Financial Times only mentions upcoming charges on the App Store case. It’s not clear yet what action will be taken.
Spotify has previously claimed Apple uses its App Store to stifle innovation and limit consumer choice in favor of...
Apple Music is bringing more local flavor to its charts feature with a new City Charts section. It captures the daily top 25 tracks for more than 100 cities.
The higher prices go into effect Friday; some current subscribers are getting one more month at the previous rates before a higher bill in June.
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Apple has just released macOS 11.3, alongside iOS 14.5. It’s probably worth updating your Mac to it as soon as you can — not only because it comes with some new features, including improvements for running iPhone and iPad apps on M1 Macs and updates to Apple Music and Podcasts, but it also fixes a major security flaw.
The update reportedly patches a vulnerability that allowed malware to bypass many of macOS’s built-in protections, like File Quarantine and GateKeeper’s opening dialog box. While Apple’s built-in anti-malware system could still block malicious programs if Apple were aware of them, enterprise software company Jamf did find evidence that the security flaw was being exploited by attackers.
Apple also details a slew of other...