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Although Prince's music is missing from major on-demand streaming services including Apple Music, Rdio, and Spotify, the pop artist's catalog is on at least two of them -- Tidal and Google Play Music All Access, according to reports. [Updated] So far Prince's publisher has not offered an explanation about Tidal, Billboard said. As a result it's unclear if Prince is in a specific contract deal or simply prefers that service's terms. Although Apple is believed to be...
The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --?here's how to do it. By default, Connect is a new parent menu in the Music app in iOS 8.4. But removing it brings back the Playlists parent menu, which may be a superior option for some users. To get rid of Connect, open the iOS Settings app, choose...
Apple's second-generation Watch is unlikely to see any external changes, a Thursday morning report from South Korea suggests, with the company instead focusing on tightening up internal components in order to fit a larger battery. [Updated] Apple is reportedly working with South Korean firms LG and Samsung to produce thinner OLED displays for its Watch revamp --?in contravention of previous indications --?which would allow the device to accommodate a more capacious...
A document appearing to include a leaked Foxconn manufacturing schematic may back claims that Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s" series will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4K video, and 2 gigabytes of RAM. The document was initially posted on Chinese site Weibo by someone claiming to be a Foxconn worker, but that post has since been deleted, Phone Arena said on Thursday. Images from it are now circulating the Web, and reportedly cite an N66 model number...
In making its case for investors to buy Apple stock, investment bank UBS this week made an interesting analogy, comparing the iPhone maker to growing fast food restaurant Shake Shack, saying the two companies are responsible for "the era of consumer experience." The original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, via Wikipedia. In a research note issued this week, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider, analyst Steve Milunovich declared that Apple is "the Shake Shack...
In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone's product logo. Source: USPTO Titled "Concealed electrical connectors," Apple's patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on Thursday details an electrical system that integrates with existing apertures or surface anomalies in a mobile...
Apple made its promotion of Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer a bit more official on Wednesday in an update to the Apple Leadership webpage, while at the same time adding executive profiles for design underlings Alan Dye and Richard Howarth. From left: Apple VP of User Interface Alan Dye, Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and VP of Industrial Design Richard Howarth. Ive's new executive profile now lists the star designer as Apple's Chief Design Officer, a C-level position...
While Apple introduced an array of new music features with its latest iOS 8.4 update featuring Apple Music, it also quietly nerfed content serving functionality by apparently limiting Home Sharing to videos. As noted on Apple's Support Communities forum, Home Sharing support for music is no longer available for iOS, leaving iPhone, iPad and iPod owners in search of third-party software solutions for streaming tracks from their iTunes libraries. Apple updated its...
Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states. Announced through its Apple Maps vehicles webpage, the new mapping areas to be scanned between July 15 and July 30 are limited to the U.S. The company will be continuing data acquisition in other states, as well as England and...
In a move to preemptively thwart a cash exodus as its economy implodes, Greece earlier this week enacted capital control restrictions to titrate the outflow of money, limiting international credit card payments to Web services like Apple's App Store and iTunes. The preventative measures began to affect Apple customers in Greece on Tuesday when iCloud storage subscribers up for plan renewal were met with disruptions of service, reports Bloomberg. Many iCloud, iTunes and...
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