Apple Starts Removing iTunes Branding, Including Links, From Its Websites

So, is or isn’t iTunes dead? Last week, on the opening day of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple subtly confirmed its popular download store would go away on macOS 10.15 Catalina. The writing has been on the wall for a while for the iconic … Continue Reading

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Shazam Now Identifies Songs Played on Other Apps — But Only on Android

Before its acquisition by Apple late last year, Shazam had bled millions. Breaking down the song recognition app’s public financial results for 2017, the company reported a gross profit of £38.4 million ($50.6 million at the historical exchange rate), … Continue Reading

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Apple Confirms That It Isn’t Killing iTunes Music Downloads — Yet

So, is iTunes really dead? Apparently, not just yet. Aiming to ease users’ anxieties over their previously purchased content on iTunes, Apple has officially released a support document detailing exactly what will happen once macOS Catalina officially l… Continue Reading

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iTunes is Dead — So, What About My Purchased Music, Movies, and TV Shows?

According to most media outlets, Apple’s iconic (albeit often-maligned) iTunes is now dead. CNN’s headline proudly proclaims, “RIP iTunes as we know it.  Apple breaks up iconic music platform.” Stating the digital hub “collapsed under its own weight,” … Continue Reading

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Once Exclusive in Australia, Spotify Officially Launches Stations in the U.S.

Earlier this year, Spotify unveiled an interesting streamlined app for music listeners in Australia. Dubbed Stations, the app allows users to quickly stream curated stations. The app description on Google Play explains how users wouldn’t have to labori… Continue Reading

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iTunes Is Dead: Apple Shifts Away from iTunes and Toward Its Music App

According to music industry insiders speaking with Digital Music News, Apple had formally prepared to shut down iTunes music downloads on March 31st, 2019. Pointing to an eventual shutdown of the revolutionary – albeit bloated – software, Jimmy Iovine,… Continue Reading

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Former App Store Approval Boss Expresses His “Worry” About Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and unlike Facebook and Google, the Cupertino tech giant doesn’t focus on gathering and using consumers’ personal information for advertising. On the contrary, a massive billboard in Las Vegas boastfully proclaims, “Wha… Continue Reading

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Are ‘Microbe-Grown Headphones’ the Future of Sustainable Audio Technology?

These Korvaa headphones were grown using fungus and a yeast-based bioplastic grown by microbes.  But how do they sound? The answer is that these aren’t working headphones, just prototypes for a future, sustainable pair.  But biodegradable, landfill-fre… Continue Reading

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Kygo Spins Another Artist-Branded Headphone — the A11/800 Noise-Canceling

Is there still gas in artist-branded headphones?  DJ and producer Kygo is now re-entering the extremely crowded field. The Kygo A11/800 noise-canceling headphones are designed to keep all distractions at bay, though of course, this has been done before… Continue Reading

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