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The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement. Update: "While we want to put this behind us, the case is about principles and values," Apple told Reuters. "We know we did nothing wrong back in 2010 and are assessing next...
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern. iOS 8.4 is now available through iTunes, or as an over-the-air update using the Software Update function in iOS's Settings app. In addition to the new Music app, it also includes improvements for iBooks and bug fixes. Apple Music offers...
To promote this week's launch of the subscription Apple Music streaming service, as well as the 24/7 Beats 1 worldwide radio station, the faces of Apple's music business -- Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor -- stepped into the limelight once again, to explain how their new services are intended to stand out from the rest. Reznor sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about Beats 1 radio, which will launch on Wednesday and he helped to...
As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums. via Apple Support Communities Reported issues can range from trouble downloading or streaming songs to split albums, duplicate artists and playlists, or simply inaccurate metadata and album art. So far problems appear to be limited...
Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --?giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --?in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts. Uber's mapping efforts will help its current business as well as its future autonomous vehicle plans. Approximately 100 Bing Maps employees will make the move to Uber...
Last Friday, Tom's Guide published an article calling Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 the "world's fastest smartphone," writing that it came in "first in 6 out of 9 real-world tests and synthetic benchmarks." Unfortunately, that claim relied on cherry picked figures and ignored the real world entirely. Damage control for Samsung Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 flagship phone was introduced in April, seven months after iPhone 6 launched last September. Because each generation...
For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to create rich digital content on iPad and Mac. As with last year's event, participants can sign up for "Stories in Motion with iMovie" and "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks" camp workshops that guide students through multimedia content creation on Apple's iOS and Mac...
In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge. According to an updated Support Pages document concerning MacBook battery servicing, spotted by MacRumors, MacBook owners experiencing power retention issues can get their battery replaced for free if the device is still covered under AppleCare. Prior to today's change, Apple's...
According to a report on Monday, rock legends and longtime streaming music holdouts AC/DC are primed to offer their tracks through subscription services, including Apple Music, as early as Tuesday. Source: AC/DC An anonymous source informed The New York Times that the band has embraced subscription-based streaming services and will make an undisclosed number of tracks available on Apple Music, Spotify and Rdio. AC/DC first agreed to sell its classic library on iTunes...
Apple on Monday announced it will reveal financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2015 on July 21, to be followed by a conference call potentially offering insight into the sales performance of the company's newest product category, the Apple Watch. Announced through its Apple's Investor Relations webpage, Apple's upcoming quarterly report and ensuing conference call will cover the three-month period spanning April to June. Quarter three is usually met with a...
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