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iPhone hackers are using Apple’s own developer certificates against it

iPhone hackers are using Apple’s own developer certificates against it

Apple's once-innocuous enterprise certificates have been in the news a lot lately. First it was revealed that both Facebook and Google were using enterprise certificates to deliver data-collecting apps to iPhone users. Apple offers those enterprise certificates so businesses can test apps internally without having to publish them to the App Store first, so obviously, the way Facebook and Google were using them doesn't really line up with their intended purpose.

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Spotify will start suspending ad-blocking users without warning

Spotify will start suspending ad-blocking users without warning

Spotify has made a change to its Terms of Service that hint at a big crackdown on users who take measures to avoid advertisements. The free version of the service is ad-supported, meaning users occasionally hear an advertisement or are prompted to watch a video. Some users have found ways around these ads, though, such as modified applications and ad-blocking tech.

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Spotify negotiating Gimlet podcast company acquisition for roughly $230M

Spotify negotiating Gimlet podcast company acquisition for roughly $230M

The podcast format has seen a huge resurgence in popularity in recent years, with original series drawing in audiences comparable to shows and movies on streaming video services. The streaming music market has especially become interested in podcasts, with the latest being multiple reports of Spotify in "advanced talks" to acquire Gimlet Media, the podcast production network behind popular series like Reply All, StartUp, and Crimetown.

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Spotify is now letting some users block artists

Spotify is now letting some users block artists

For about as long as Spotify has existed, users have been asking for the ability to block certain artists. Whether it's a matter of taste or something more serious, users clearly want to ability to avoid some artists while listening to Spotify-generated playlists or playlists made by others in the community. Spotify has held out on implementing such a feature for years, but now it seems that may all be changing.

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Spotify may launch in-car music player with voice control in late 2019

Spotify may launch in-car music player with voice control in late 2019

Spotify plans to release an in-car music player, a new leak claims. This alleged device is expected to make its official debut later this year, bringing the popular music service to vehicles that may have less than adequate infotainment systems. The report claims Spotify users will be able to control the in-car player using voice commands and preset hardware buttons.

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Spotify Car View begins rolling out on Android today

Spotify Car View begins rolling out on Android today

Spotify is rolling out a new feature called Car View to its Android users today. As the name suggests, Car View gives Spotify a simplified UI to use while you're driving, potentially cutting back on the time you spend looking at your phone. That's never a bad thing, so here's hoping this feature sees a lot of use from Spotify's user base.

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Spotify import local Android music, bookmark podcast coming

Spotify import local Android music, bookmark podcast coming

Music streaming may have become the most popular, not to mention most lucrative, way people listen to music these days, but not all services cover all music tastes. Sometimes it takes multiple services. Sometimes not even a single one would carry the music you like. Perhaps knowing that there is a lost opportunity there, Spotify is now tipped to be working on a feature that will let you import your own music from your Android phone so you won’t have to veer away from Spotify at all.

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Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It’s basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback controls, switches between devices, playlists, and the like. The bit you might be surprised about, however, is the fact that the app needs to be connected to a secondary device to play music.

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Spotify Connect will soon be available for free users too

Spotify Connect will soon be available for free users too

Spotify Connect is a pretty nifty alternative to things like Bluetooth and AirPlay, but thus far, it's been strictly the domain of Premium users. Those who listen for free haven't had access to Spotify Connect, but that's all about to change with a new update to Spotify's Commercial Partners' SDK. Beginning today, those hardware partners can enable Spotify Connect for free users in their speakers.

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Spotify’s Apple Watch app is coming soon, but no offline support

Spotify’s Apple Watch app is coming soon, but no offline support

iPhone and Apple Watch users with Spotify have been waiting for the app to make the jump to the smartwatch for some time, and it looks like the streaming music service is almost ready to deliver. Users with access to the beta version of Spotify's iOS app have reported that the latest build includes a companion app for the Apple Watch.

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Spotify is giving away Google Home Mini smart speakers

Spotify is giving away Google Home Mini smart speakers

Spotify's family plan already offers pretty good value if you've got multiple listeners living under the same roof, but beginning tomorrow, Spotify will attempt to sweeten the deal for those who may be on the fence but haven't taken the plunge. Spotify today announced that it'll be handing out free Google Home Mini speakers to family plan account holders.

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Spotify support is coming back to some Roku devices

Spotify support is coming back to some Roku devices

Roku devices got support for Spotify years ago, but lost it in 2017 due to technical issues. That's about to change, though, as Roku pushes out Roku OS 9, which will include Spotify support, according to the release notes. Not all Roku devices will get the support, but the ones that do will be able to access both the free service and Spotify Premium.

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