Apple Music

iTunes music store isn’t closing soon (don’t believe the hype)

iTunes music store isn’t closing soon (don’t believe the hype)

Apple music downloads through the company's iTunes Music Store are not publicly scheduled for termination. A couple of reports were published by a single source with anonymous insider tips and Apple has refuted both of them. I want to be clear here - I'm not suggesting that sources that wish to remain anonymous are not to be used by news publications, only that in this case, the sources could just as easily have been from the publication itself.

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Apple Shazam acquisition just confirmed: A match made in Music

Apple Shazam acquisition just confirmed: A match made in Music

This morning Apple and Shazam announced that the former would acquire the latter in a deal that'll combine the two companies. This acquisition will connect users to a library of content identified by audio clips. Much like the Google Pixel ability to identify a number of songs, Shazam is an app that allows users to do the same with audio, movies, TV shows, and commercials as well - and AR too!

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iTunes top apps, movies, and music for 2017

iTunes top apps, movies, and music for 2017

We're closing in on the end of the year, and that can only mean one thing: year-in-review retrospectives of every variety. Today Apple is the company looking back on 2017, revealing the most popular apps, movies, music, and books throughout the year. Though there may not be many surprises when it comes to the most popular downloads of 2017, it's always interesting to see if any newcomers managed to make their presence known.

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Apple Watch wireless music streaming arrives with watchOS 4.1

Apple Watch wireless music streaming arrives with watchOS 4.1

Apple has released watchOS 4.1, adding music streaming on the Apple Watch Series 3 and a brand new Radio app. The update, pushed out today alongside iOS 11.1, delivers one of the headline features promised for the latest Apple smartwatch back when it was announced in September: the ability to play more than just locally-cached music. Meanwhile, there are also improvements to how the Apple Watch can track your exercise.

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Apple Music on Android gets social, adds voice support

Apple Music on Android gets social, adds voice support

It’s expected that Apple has no love for Android. Its very first Android app was, in fact, a tool to help Android users switch to iOS. It was almost a miracle that it would bring Apple Music to Android, and an even bigger miracle that it would implement big new features. And yet that’s exactly what happened in the latest update to Apple Music’s Android app which brings social features to the app and, again shocking, “OK Google” integration.

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Apple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)

Apple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)

The Apple Event on October 12th will include the products shown in this article in the order they appear - or so we expect. Due to the inordinate amount of leaks surrounding Apple's upcoming products, not least of all the next-gen iPhone 8 (or whatever it'll be called), the following predictions can be made. I'm also ordering the product announcements below according to patterns Apple's exhibited with past releases at major events over the past decade.

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Apple, Warner deal could change the music streaming business again

Apple, Warner deal could change the music streaming business again

It hard to believe that Apple Music is already two years old. At the same time, it’s also hard to imagine that it is only two years old. A lot has happened since then, in the music industry as a whole and specifically the music streaming business and it seems another phase is about to start. Apple and Warner Music Group has reportedly reached an agreement and while that in itself is hardly surprising, the details of the deal could once again shift the balance.

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Apple Music Festival in London is no more

Apple Music Festival in London is no more

Some good things never last. In fact, it is perhaps a testament to Apple’s industry clout and marketing that this annual event lasted this long. But, alas, all good things must come to an end and the Apple Music Festival, the annual, often month-long event held at London, has been retired after 10 years of celebrating music, both local and international. But while this year might not see one grand music event, Apple is trying to make up for it with smaller, shorter events. And TV shows, of course.

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10-minute silent song created as iPhone hack tops iTunes charts

10-minute silent song created as iPhone hack tops iTunes charts

Many iPhone users that play music in their car via the USB cable experience a common problem: as soon as the device is connected, it starts playing the exact same song automatically — whichever is alphabetically first in the music library. A new solution has emerged, however, in the form of a "song" that runs for 10 minutes with nothing but silence. And it appears to be music to iPhone owners' ears, as the track is racing up the iTunes charts.

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Carpool Karaoke: The Series first episode now on Apple Music

Carpool Karaoke: The Series first episode now on Apple Music

When “Carpool Karaoke” first debuted on James Corden’s run in The Late Show, it was more like a whimsical, occasional skit that brought no small amount of smiles to viewers. Sensing a potential hit, Apple has taken that and turned it into an original series of its own. Did Apple succeed in giving the concept a life of its own or did it ruin it forever? You can now judge for yourself, with the first episode now out on Apple Music.

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Get your Apple Music subscription via a cheaper annual subscription

Get your Apple Music subscription via a cheaper annual subscription

If you're subscribed to Apple Music right now, you would either be paying the regular $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a family subscription. The cheapest plan available is the $4.99 monthly plan for students, or so we thought. Apparently, Apple has inserted a very interesting annual plan, and it might just fit your budget better.

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iTunes is coming to the Windows Store (and Windows 10 S is to blame)

iTunes is coming to the Windows Store (and Windows 10 S is to blame)

Microsoft and Apple may not be the most obvious bedfellows, but that isn't stopping Apple from bringing iTunes to the Windows Store. While the past couple of years has seen Microsoft launch an increasing number of apps on macOS and iOS, Apple is pushing back a little. Announced at BUILD 2017 today, the Cupertino firm's media and iOS management software will be coming to Microsoft's download store.

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