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Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple Inc, and its stark contrast to Google and Microsoft
Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware business. That has implications for its future ambitions in TV and automotive, as well as highlighting the vast gulf between it, Google and Microsoft.
The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.
On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.
While Apple introduced an array of new music features with its latest iOS 8.4 update featuring Apple Music, it also quietly nerfed content serving functionality by apparently limiting Home Sharing to videos.
An update to Apple's dwindling iPod lineup is indeed in the works, Apple's own iTunes software appears to indicate, thanks to graphics showing gold versions of the iPod touch, nano and shuffle, along with new shades of blue and pink.
Signing up for the brand new Apple Music service is a relatively simple process. Here's how to get up and running quickly, as well as how to turn off automatic renewals or cancel later down the road.
Apple on Tuesday launched Apple Music, as well as companion services Connect, Beats 1, and Apple Music Radio. Together, the platforms represent a major push into the streaming music world. Here's everything you need to know about Apple Music.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.
Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division -- giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google -- in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.
New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android support coming later this year
In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers--the former CEO of Beats Music--noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company's typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple's new Beats 1 radio programming and begin using Apple Music.
In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.
Apple's iTunes U is set to be updated to allow students to submit homework through the app, and for course materials to integrate external apps, greatly expanding the abilities of its education-focused platform. [Updated]
A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday point to ongoing research in mobile device location sharing, one being an augmentation of existing iOS geofencing technology, and another detailing an entirely new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation.
After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users -- and developers building on Box's platform -- can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.
As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.
International Business Machines and cloud collaboration firm Box on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will see an integration of resources and technology lead to intuitive enterprise class products, including IBM's MobileFirst for iOS apps for Apple devices.
On-demand, Jay Z-backed music service Tidal on Tuesday announced the departure of interim CEO Peter Tonstad, marking the second CEO departure for the struggling service since April.
Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for harnessing onboard iOS device sensors to automatically switch from one location subsystem, such as GPS and indoor wireless gateway proximation, to another seamlessly and without user interaction.
Apple is indeed working on a radical iPhone redesign that will ditch the home button, AppleInsider has learned, but consumers shouldn't expect to see such a drastic change to the company's handset within the next few years.