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Explosive Apple Services growth expected to be main engine for future revenue expansion

03/22/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple may not be reliant on massive seasonal sales of the iPhone going forward for steady revenue growth, if a new analyst report is accurate.


Jimmy Iovine to step down as Apple Music chief in August, take on consulting role, report says

03/21/2018, 09:03 am

The music industry luminary, part of Apple since the Beats purchase in 2014, plans to give up day-to-day involvement but will stay with the company.


Apple Music Android app gets rare update to solve bugs

03/15/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple has issued an update to the Android version of Apple Music, fixing two recent problems with the client.


EU sets Apr. 23 deadline for approving or rejecting Apple's Shazam takeover

03/15/2018, 08:03 am

The European Commission has announced an Apr. 23 provisional deadline for a decision on Apple's intended acquisition of Shazam, perhaps the world's most popular song recognition service.


Beats co-founder Dr. Dre performs during Apple Music-sponsored Anderson .Paak concert in London

03/14/2018, 09:03 am

Beats co-founder and Apple Music executive Dr. Dre performed during Tuesday night's 'One Night Only' Anderson .Paak concert in London, with the rapper and producer making a rare appearance on the stage to entertain the crowd alongside the upcoming musical artist.


Apple expands access to Apple Music For Artists beta program

03/13/2018, 04:03 pm

Apple has issued another call for signups for its Apple Music For Artists program, an analytics tool that helps musicians examine and track the listening habits of their fans.


Apple Music reaches 38M subscribers, gained 2M in last month

03/12/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue provided a brief update on the state of Apple Music on Monday, saying the company's streaming music service now boasts some 38 million subscribers.


Apple makes deal for animated musical 'Central Park' from 'Bob's Burgers' creator

03/12/2018, 04:03 pm

Apple has made yet another move for unique video content, this time an animated musical, without an announced service beyond Apple Music to host it.


Apple reportedly interested in streaming shows produced by Barack Obama

03/08/2018, 11:03 pm

Netflix is reportedly in advanced talks to secure a slate of shows produced by former President Barack Obama, but if negotiations fall through, Apple and a handful of other streaming service providers are supposedly waiting in the wings.


ABC News, Radio National channels go live on Apple Music Australia [u]

03/08/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple recently expanded its Apple Music service in Australia with the addition of two live radio news channels provided by national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


Apple Music sponsors free Anderson .Paak 'One Night Only' performance in London on March 13

03/08/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple Music has announced it is sponsoring a concert at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, UK starring artist Anderson .Paak on March 13, with tickets for the one-night-only event being made available free of charge from Friday morning -- but don't plan on using your iPhone in the venue.


Why Apple's HomePod targets home entertainment, not a voice-first mobile-free world

03/06/2018, 10:03 am

Imagine turning your home into the bridge of the Star Trek Enterprise, where a disembodied voice deftly answers every question you can ask, and you don't carry an iPhone or iPad anymore. Unfortunately, you also can't unlock your doors, you can't go outside, the brands you like are replaced with generic alternatives, and popular games, creative apps and other content aren't available anymore. This is the fantasy future of Amazon Alexa--but fortunately not the vision of Apple's new HomePod.


New Apple headphone project possibly hampered by multiple re-designs, coming no earlier than holiday 2018

03/05/2018, 07:03 am

Another report claims that high-end over-the-ear headphones are expected from Apple -- not Beats -- before the end of 2018, but the data escaping Apple's manufacturing chain remains nebulous and ill-defined.


How HomePod serves as a hub for Siri HomeKit automation and entertainment

03/01/2018, 10:03 am

HomePod is a sophisticated computer dedicated to the task of producing immersive, room-filling sound. That's not all it can do, however. Equipped with the same A8 processor as Apple TV 4, it can also serve as a HomeKit hub for choreographing home accessories, even enabling remote access to your devices. Here's an in-depth look.


Spotify files to go public with 159 million active users, 71 million premium subscribers

02/28/2018, 04:02 pm

Popular music streaming service and Apple Music competitor Spotify announced plans to go public on Wednesday, though the company has already been trading on private markets at an estimated valuation of $23 billion.


How HomePod leverages Apple's silicon expertise to deliver advanced audio performance

02/28/2018, 02:02 pm

Over the last nine months, Apple announced HomePod, provided early demonstrations of its sound, briefed journalists on its design and intent, released the product to the market and followed up with additional details highlighting its capabilities that many early reviews didn't catch on their own. Here's an in-depth look at what makes HomePod not just an interesting product, but new product category with the ability to change how users experience audio at home.


Comcast looks to expand content lineup with $30.9B bid for European broadcasting giant Sky

02/27/2018, 11:02 am

As Apple pushes forward with its plans to produce video content in-house, Comcast's attempt to purchase Sky could strengthen its capacity to provide a rival streaming service.


Reminder -- the iTunes ability to play to multiple speakers is not AirPlay 2, but is pretty close

02/26/2018, 02:02 pm

Many years ago, Apple added the ability to play a music stream to multiple AirPlay-compatible devices, but this is not AirPlay 2 and doesn't work the quite the same way.


How to AirPlay music to your HomePod from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music

02/23/2018, 10:02 am

The HomePod is not strictly limited to Apple Music playback through Siri -- it is also an AirPlay target, and can recieve an audio signal from nearly every app on your iPhone. Here are some of the most common apps, and where to tap to get that to play on your new speaker.


Apple hires video production veteran Carol Trussell away from Gaumont Television

02/22/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has hired Gaumont Television executive Carol Trussell as the head of production for Apple's nascent video effort.