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iPhone iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 released: MagSafe Battery Pack and Apple Card Family updates

iPhone iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 released: MagSafe Battery Pack and Apple Card Family updates

Apple has released iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7, the latest versions of its software for iPhone and iPad, complete with MagSafe Battery Pack support and Apple Card Family credit limit combination. The new update also adds new features to HomePod, in addition to fixes around Dolby Atmos playback from Apple Music.

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Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos supported devices at launch

Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos supported devices at launch

As of today, Apple Music supports Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. This means that tracks that work with said technology will be played as "immersive audio experiences" on a select set of Apple devices. Today we're going to take a peek at the devices that will be able to take advantage of this upgrade. We're also taking a peek at the best ways to drop in on the new tech to hear the difference as clear as possible.

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Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio finally go live

Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio finally go live

Before iPhones became its hottest products, Apple's name was also synonymous with music, both for its iPods as well as iTunes. These days, those roles have been taken up by the iPhone and HomePod speakers as well as the new Apple Music streaming service. Right at the start of its annual developer conference, Apple is flipping the switch to finally give Music some long-awaited features. But as enticing as Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio sounds, no pun intended, you'll have to make sure you actually have the hardware capable of supporting those modes.

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Apple Music Lossless and AirPods: The Confusing Highs and Lows

Apple Music Lossless and AirPods: The Confusing Highs and Lows

Apple Music's new lossless playback is big news, and not just for audiophiles, but you'd be forgiven for getting confused when it comes to how the higher-quality streaming plays with your AirPods or other headphones. While subscribers won't pay any more for Apple Music with the Lossless and Hi-Resolution Lossless tracks, you may need to spend something on new hardware - yes, even if you've already bought AirPods Max.

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Apple Music Lossless Audio coming with no price bump, plus Dolby Atmos

Apple Music Lossless Audio coming with no price bump, plus Dolby Atmos

Apple is updating Apple Music with lossless audio, promising a huge upgrade to the sound quality on offer, and without increasing the price of the monthly subscription. In addition, Apple Music is adding Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support, for a more immersive experience - though you'll need to be listening via the right hardware in order to actually enjoy it.

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Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

Apple Music HiFi lossless audio details found in latest Android app beta

It seems that Apple is gearing up to launch a lossless audio plan for its Apple Music streaming service, and a new app teardown reveals some new details about this unannounced lossless option. The hints were found in a teardown of the Apple Music 3.6.0 Beta app, including warnings about how much data it will take to stream lossless music when not connected to WiFi.

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Apple Music HiFi plan seems more likely than ever with new leaks

Apple Music HiFi plan seems more likely than ever with new leaks

It sure looks like Apple is planning to introduce its own HiFi music plan, giving audiophiles a higher quality streaming option to go with their pricey hardware while taking on competing services like Spotify's and Deezer's high-fidelity audio options. A couple of new leaks reinforce the potential, while one teases a particularly tantalizing perk not offered by other services.

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Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

A Prince album was recorded in the year 2010 then "mysteriously archived by Prince." Today, the Prince estate announced that they'll be releasing this album in its entirety in July of 2021. This album is called Prince: Welcome 2 America. A sort of preview track from the album was made available here in early April of 2021.

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EarBuds might be the next big social network

EarBuds might be the next big social network

The app EarBuds is all about listening to music and the audio bits of live events with your friends. You could also listen along with basically anyone, as the EarBuds app is made to allow anyone to share moments in real-time with audio only. It's the simplicity of the setup that makes the concept run.

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Siri default music app update released with iOS 14.5

Siri default music app update released with iOS 14.5

This week Apple added a long-awaited feature to Siri, allowing a default music app choice for all users. This update will allow users to set a default music app when first requesting a play of a new track of music. This update arrives courtesy of the latest iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 delivered to users this week.

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Apple Music, Podcast apps might be coming to Microsoft Store

Apple Music, Podcast apps might be coming to Microsoft Store

It has been less than two years since Apple retired the venerable iTunes, both the brand and the app. But while Apple itself has already moved on with its separate apps, those on Windows are still living in the past with an old version of iTunes. That, however, may soon be a thing of the past, too, if these rumors of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts coming to Windows have meat to them.

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TikTok offers four months of Apple Music to new subscribers

TikTok offers four months of Apple Music to new subscribers

Despite the controversy it is still involved in in the US, TikTok has pretty much become of the new household names even in mainstream media. The short video sharing network has attracted not just thousands if not millions of users but also brands that want to tap into that massive pool of potential customers. Those sometimes come in sponsored content or even ads but there are also other promotional partnerships available, such as this new tie-in with Apple Music that will give new subscribers an extra month free when they sign up.

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