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Spotify expands video into original programming, setting up battle with Apple Music

05/09/2016, 12:05 pm

Music streaming service Spotify on Monday announced plans for 12 new original video series, in a move which could further intensify competition with second-place rival Apple Music.


Apple launches Red Cross donations via iTunes to help victims of Fort McMurray forest fires

05/09/2016, 11:05 am

People shopping on Apple's Canadian iTunes storefront can now donate to relief for victims of the forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, which have burned for several days and forced the evacuation of over 100,000 people, destroying 20 percent of the homes in the area.


New Drake album 'Views' hits 1M downloads in less than 5 days of Apple exclusivity

05/09/2016, 11:05 am

The latest album by Drake, Views, reportedly managed to top 1 million in sales within its first five days, despite being a one-week exclusive with iTunes and Apple Music.


iTunes 12.4 to reportedly include new sidebar, minor UI tweaks

05/08/2016, 03:05 am

Apple will implement a number of user interface changes to iTunes when version 12.4 sees release later this year, including modifications to user interface navigation designed to address complaints of software feature bloat.


Ping 2.0? Apple Music revamp rumored to downplay Connect social network feature

05/06/2016, 12:05 pm

Apple's struggles with social networking continue, as its mostly-ignored artist Connect feature is said to be set for a "demotion" in the upcoming revamp of Apple Music in iOS 10.


Apple Music & others help streaming become Warner Music's biggest revenue source

05/06/2016, 12:05 pm

Streaming became Warner Music Group's biggest revenue source in the first quarter of 2016, driven largely by services like Spotify and Apple Music, the company revealed in its latest financial results.


Apple begins offering half-price $4.99 Apple Music subscriptions for students

05/06/2016, 08:05 am

Starting today, students enrolled in an eligible college or university will today be able to subscribe to Apple Music at a discounted price, as Apple is offering half off the standard subscription rate for its streaming music service.


Apple Music UI to go grayscale, add better support for lyrics - report

05/04/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple is said to be working on a vast overhaul of its up-and-coming music streaming service, one that will reportedly include a new monochromatic user interface and a streamlined experience for users who prefer to read lyrics.


Apple Music to get more intuitive UI, expanded Beats 1 radio, 'marketing blitz' at WWDC

05/04/2016, 08:05 am

A year after its debut, Apple's $10-per-month music streaming service is reportedly set for a major overhaul at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including a shakeup to its user interface aimed at making it easier to use.


Drake says new album's Apple Music exclusivity just one week long

04/29/2016, 10:04 am

Although Drake's new album Views From the 6 is launching today as an Apple Music exclusive, that exclusivity period is just one week long, according to the rapper.


Apple Music for Android gets music video support, family membership option

04/28/2016, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out an update for the Android version of Apple Music, delivering support for music video playback and new billing options for families.


Apple Music surpasses 13M paid subscribers on strong services growth

04/26/2016, 05:04 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now serves more than 13 million paying subscribers, adding two million customers in as many months.


Apple Music to sponsor Drake's 'Summer Sixteen' tour

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Rapper Drake on Monday announced his upcoming "Summer Sixteen" tour, notably highlighting Apple Music as a sponsor -- the first time Apple Music is believed to have backed any concert tour.


Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store shuttered by Chinese state agency, report confirms

04/21/2016, 10:04 pm

Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.


Apple's iTunes reopens American Red Cross donations for Japan, Ecuador earthquake relief

04/21/2016, 07:04 pm

After a pair of massive earthquakes rocked Japan and Ecuador last week, and the threat of aftershocks still present, Apple on Thursday reactivated its iTunes donation system to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the regions.


Apple honors Prince on Twitter, Tidal takes opportunity to push exclusive streaming catalog

04/21/2016, 06:04 pm

Apple and Beats executives tweeted messages in tribute of legendary musician Prince, who passed away on Thursday, while Tidal took the opportunity to advertise its exclusive streaming rights to the musician's catalog.


Apple working to promote Apple Music with superstar 'family,' album-like approach

04/18/2016, 11:04 am

Apple's marketing strategy for its nascent music streaming service is inspired by the music industry itself, the company revealed on Monday alongside a new one-minute spot featuring pop sensation Taylor Swift.


Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

04/15/2016, 01:04 am

Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple's iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.


Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo directs select app revenues to World Wildlife Fund

04/14/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.


Apple to end iTunes Allowances for children on May 25

04/14/2016, 11:04 am

Apple on Thursday alerted people that it will put an end to iTunes Allowances on May 25, having mostly made the program obsolete through other iTunes features.