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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple Music official digital music partner for 2018 BRIT Awards

02/21/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple in a tweet on Wednesday announced its role as the official digital music partner of the 2018 BRIT Awards, and took advantage of the position with special ads, Apple Music playlists, interviews and more.

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If you're having problems with iOS 11.2.6 and your AirPods, disconnect them, then re-link to your iPhone

02/21/2018, 12:02 pm

Reports are circulating that some users are experiencing odd behavior from connected AirPods following the iOS 11.2.6 update -- but there's an easy fix and it will only take a few minutes.

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Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

02/15/2018, 05:02 pm

Apple has opted to renew "Carpool Karaoke" for a second season, according to CBS, which hosts "The Late Late Show with James Corden," from which "Carpool Karaoke" was spun off.

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Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

02/15/2018, 04:02 pm

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the information the service has.

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Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood furniture that the HomePod can

02/15/2018, 01:02 pm

A day after a debacle began about the HomePod silicone ring on the base of the unit was causing a stain to appear on some wood surfaces, it looks that the Sonos One has a similar issue with its own vibration-insulating feet.

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HomePod's silicone bottom is causing rings on some finished wood surfaces [u]

02/14/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple's HomePod appears to be leaving white circles on some finished wood surfaces, but what specifically is causing it and any commonalities between the incidents both aren't clear yet. [Updated with Apple support info]

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Kevin Durant's life and times to be chronicled in Apple-funded 'Swagger' video production

02/13/2018, 02:02 pm

In its continuing bid to produce content to expand services revenue, Apple has commissioned a drama based on basketball star Kevin Durant's life.

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Apple to expand Apple Music student discount to 82 new regions this month

02/12/2018, 07:02 pm

In an expansion scheduled to roll out over the course of February, Apple will begin offering half-price Apple Music discounts to students in 82 additional countries, according to a report on Monday.

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Exhaustive acoustical analysis demonstrates HomePod is '100 percent an audiophile-grade speaker'

02/12/2018, 12:02 pm

The audiophile community now has their hands on the HomePod, and one Reddit user has thoroughly examined the device from an acoustical standpoint, calling it 'witchcraft" plus "100 percent an Audiophile grade Speaker."

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