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HomePod, QuickTime Player now support FLAC audio files, iTunes still doesn't

01/24/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's HomePod, Files in iOS, and QuickTime Player in macOS all support FLAC playback, but Apple's media management tool iTunes still does not making it more difficult for Apple users to use the high-quality file format than it could be.

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Everything Apple has promised to add to HomePod in future updates

01/24/2018, 11:01 am

Apple's HomePod will be shipping soon -- but beyond the features initially promised but not immediately arriving, there look to be a few more things coming to the HomePod in the future. AppleInsider gives you a full rundown of what to expect from HomePod in the weeks and months after it launches.

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HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker

01/23/2018, 07:01 pm

Apple's HomePod is finally available to preorder this Friday, January 26th, and arriving in stores starting Friday, February 9th. AppleInsider delves into the device pre-release, and tells you everything you need to know before you drop $349 on it.

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HomePod at launch lacks stereo linking and multiple-room support, features coming 'later this year'

01/23/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's HomePod may be shipping in the beginning of February, but multiple-room audio support and stereo sound between two HomePods will be absent at launch.

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Apple HomePod smart speaker preorders begin Friday, shipments start Feb. 9

01/23/2018, 09:01 am

Apple's long-awaited HomePod arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia.

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'Apple Music for Artists' dashboard beta launches as music streaming analytics tool for musicians

01/22/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple is giving musicians a way to examine the listening habits of their fans, debuting 'Apple Music for Artists' in beta as a dashboard offering data to bands and artists about the performance of their tracks on the streaming service as well as sales through iTunes.

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Asset icons pulled from iOS beta show muted HomePod microphone, environmental alerts

01/22/2018, 08:01 am

Delves through iOS beta firmware released on Friday has revealed some HomePod iconography, showing an Apple TV, assorted environmental icons probably for HomeKit, a muted microphone icon associated with the HomePod, and other graphics associated with use and setup of Apple's Siri speaker.

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Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

01/19/2018, 10:01 am

British rock bank Def Leppard -- best known for songs like "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" -- has released its complete back catalog on streaming music services, including Apple Music and Spotify.

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Apple video content push reportedly helping increase actors' salaries in negotiations with TV networks

01/17/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple's drive for video content is seemingly having a wider effect on how much actors get paid, with a report claiming Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bolstered their pay from HBO for a project following after Witherspoon made a similar high-value deal for an Apple-commissioned drama.

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Kristen Wiig on tap for new Apple-funded scripted comedy series

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon's production company for the third time, to deliver the comedy vehicle starring Kristen Wiig in her first role outside of movies in over five years.

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Jimmy Iovine says he's staying at Apple, rumors 'had nothing to do with reality'

01/09/2018, 09:01 pm

Industry big shot and Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine reiterated his commitment to the company on Monday, saying he's "loyal to the guys at Apple" and has no plans to leave.

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Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine expected to leave company in August

01/04/2018, 05:01 pm

Former Interscope chief executive and Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine, who came to Apple through its acquisition of headphone maker Beats, will reportedly leave the company later this year -- and will likely take a hefty payday with him when he does.

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Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman's "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon's development company producing the show.

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Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

12/17/2017, 07:12 pm

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order to pay artists less -- or not at all.

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Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

12/15/2017, 01:12 pm

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of "Battlestar Galactica," will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

12/11/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple on Monday confirmed that it has purchased popular service Shazam, an app that listens for and identifies songs. It was rumored that the deal was for about $400 million, but no official sale price was given.

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Apple offers day at Beats 1's LA studio in charity auction for MusiCares

12/08/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple's latest charity auction is offering a "one-day internship" at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy organization that provides crisis support for musicians.

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Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.

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YouTube to reportedly launch paid music service in March

12/07/2017, 08:12 pm

YouTube is preparing a new subscription streaming music service that parent company Alphabet hopes will challenge industry incumbents Spotify and Apple Music, according to a report on Thursday.

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Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

12/07/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.

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