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Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

03/10/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

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How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad with encryption via iTunes

03/09/2016, 10:03 am

In light of Apple's encryption fight, it's been noted the company can decrypt some data from an iCloud backup. Knowing this, security-conscious users may opt instead for locally-stored encrypted backups of their iPhone and iPad -- a simple process through iTunes on both Mac and PC.

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Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

03/01/2016, 01:03 pm

Tidal -- the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z -- is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.

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Apple launches 'Podcasts Connect' Web portal for managing digital content

02/23/2016, 06:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday made it easier for podcaster to validate, publish and manage their content online with the launch of a new iTunes Connect-based Web service called Podcasts Connect.

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Apple's Beats 1 to live-stream 'The 1975' concert this week

02/22/2016, 09:02 pm

After teasing its upcoming album release through various social media outlets, British alt-rock band "The 1975" on Sunday announced plans to livestream a Los Angeles concert later this week with help from Apple's Beats 1 radio.

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Dr. Dre's 'Vital Signs' not a harbinger of Apple's entry into TV business, report says

02/16/2016, 12:02 pm

Vital Signs -- an upcoming scripted TV show from Apple starring Dr. Dre -- is about marketing Apple Music, and does not represent the company taking its first step towards becoming a service like Netflix or HBO, a report said.

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Apple Music, Sonos tout partnership with all-star 'music makes it home' TV spot

02/15/2016, 11:02 pm

With Apple Music finally available on Sonos's connected speaker systems, the two firms are working together to get the word out with a new television ad featuring Killer Mike, The National's Matt Berninger, and St. Vincent.

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Kanye swears his new album will never come to Apple Music or iTunes

02/15/2016, 08:02 pm

In what increasingly feels like a well-orchestrated public relations stunt for Tidal, the saga of Kanye West's latest album continued Monday evening with a promise from the rapper that The Life of Pablo will 'never be on Apple.'

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Despite being Apple Music & iTunes exclusive, Future's 'EVOL' tops Billboard charts

02/15/2016, 03:02 pm

Apple's exclusive agreements with artist Future are paying dividends, as the rapper's latest album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, propelled solely by streams through Apple Music and iTunes downloads.

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After citing $53M in personal debt, Kanye West begs fans to subscribe to Tidal

02/15/2016, 09:02 am

The highly anticipated new album from Kanye West has launched exclusively on streaming service Tidal, and the outspoken rapper took to Twitter to ask fans to subscribe, while also disclosing his apparent financial woes.

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Apple Music passes 11M subscribers as iCloud hits 782M users

02/12/2016, 05:02 pm

During a wide-ranging interview published on Friday, Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi revealed fresh statistics on the company's various internet services like Apple Music, which now boasts more than 11 million paying subscribers.

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First Apple Music TV series to star Dr. Dre, will feature 'no shortage of violence and sex'

02/12/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple is reportedly set to get into the original content business, competing with the likes of HBO, Netflix, Amazon and others, with a new TV show starring one of its own employees: Dr. Dre.

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Apple Music and Sonos launch collaborative ad campaign touting benefits of music

02/10/2016, 07:02 pm

In conjunction with Apple Music's introduction to the Sonos connected speaker platform, the two companies teamed up to create a comprehensive ad campaign highlighting the scientific benefits of listening to music out loud.

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Apple Music to go live on Sonos connected speakers tomorrow

02/09/2016, 06:02 pm

After month of waiting, Apple Music subscribers who are also invested in the Sonos speaker ecosystem will finally get native access to Apple's streaming music service on Wednesday, a report said Tuesday.

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Apple CEO hints at more cross-platform services, says iPad revenue will rebound by year's end

02/04/2016, 04:02 pm

Speaking at a recent internal "town hall" event, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that services beyond Apple Music might soon make the leap to additional platforms, like Android.

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iTunes, App Store, & Apple TV services hit by new outage [u]

02/04/2016, 11:02 am

The iTunes Store, the iOS and Mac App Stores, and even the Apple TV were among services affected by a midday outage on Thursday, leaving some people unable to reach them or make purchases. [Updated]

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Apple Music update lets Android users save songs to SD cards

02/03/2016, 07:02 pm

Apple in an update to the Android version of Apple Music on Wednesday added the ability to save downloaded songs to an SD card, greatly increasing the offline listening library capacities for phones running Google mobile operating system.

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Apple Music search stops working for many users

02/01/2016, 09:02 am

Apple Music's search feature was down for many subscribers on Monday, leaving much of the service impractical to use.

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Apple merges iTunes Radio channels into Apple Music, Beats 1 now lone free-to-stream service

01/29/2016, 01:01 am

As announced earlier this month, Apple on Friday discontinued free access to ad-supported iTunes Radio channels, folding the content into Apple Music as part of a broader push to grow adoption of its subscription service.

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Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes

01/20/2016, 08:01 am

Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple's iTunes.

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