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New Radio Tab With Beats 1 Demo Appears on iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 Betas

With less than two weeks until the launch of Apple Music in over 100 countries, the latest signs of the streaming music service continue to appear in iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 betas. A number of users running the pre-release software versions have shared screenshots showing a new Radio tab in the Music app …

Google redesigns Play Music on the web with a bigger focus on artwork

Another small change: the artist page has moved away from square photos in favor of circle crops — the same switch Android, iOS, and third-party apps have made when it comes to displaying your contacts. "We're trying to differentiate people from other content, making artists and bands first class …

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“Apple Music” to Include Social Network Tools for Artists

- May 14, 2015<p>A new report today says Apple’s upcoming streaming music service will likely be named “Apple Music,” and will include social networking …

Apple’s New Beats Music Thinks Taylor Swift Will Make You Pay

Apple Inc. has asked Florence and the Machine and more than a dozen other artists for exclusive deals to promote a revamped Beats Music, and persuade …

Sony Music

Apple is looking to nab exclusive content from Taylor Swift and other artists for its revamped Beats Music service

Apple is hoping that exclusive content will help draw subscribers to its upcoming revamped Beats Music service. That’s according to a new report from …

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Apple's New Beats Music Paying Artists for Exclusives

The latest news surrounding the world of streaming music is Beats Music’s approach to pay artists<p>The latest news surrounding the world of streaming music is Beats Music’s approach to pay artists for exclusive streaming rights. Artists such as Taylor Swift and Florence + the Machine could be tempted …

Apple Watch and MacBook event: start time, live blog, and where to stream

Here's what to expect and where to watch Apple's big event<p>Apple's March 9th event will provide a close look at the Apple Watch. After its announcement at Apple's September event, the Apple Watch served as the fire from which a thousand hot takes were lit. Now, the company is expected to announce …

¿Qué? Siri destroys Cortana and Google Now on language accuracy

Yo, SlideShare and Tapatalk make their debut for Chrome OS

Some new Android apps are now available for Chrome OS and Chromebook users from the Chrome Web Store. Yo, the limited but still inexplicably popular …

Here, Again, Is Why Apple Bought Beats Music

The music download era is over, replaced by streaming.<p>For a very long time, any report on the state of the music business sounded like this: Digital download sales are rising, but not enough to make up for the drop in CD sales.<p>Here’s the new version: Music streaming is rising, but not enough to …

Apple’s Beats Music service will be offered on Android

After acquiring Beats, it wasn’t clear what Apple was going to do with the company or its music service and technology. So far, Apple hasn’t ditched …

Material Design

The latest on Apple's Beats Music service

Rumors point to a potential February event, Apple's Beats Music service is revealed, and retail stores are preparing for the Apple Watch.

Apple's Beats Music, others hit by lawsuit for allegedly misappropriating pre-1972 music

Streaming music services like Apple's Beats Music, Google Play, Rdio and others are targets of a new volley of lawsuits claiming unpaid royalties on …

Sin City

Opinion: Could Apple’s integrated streaming music service decimate the competition?

When Apple enters a new business, you know it’s not going to do so in a half-hearted, small way. When it launches its Apple-branded Beats Music service later this year, it’s a no-brainer to predict that it’s going to be a big deal for the music industry. With Apple’s deep integration of Beats into …

Tech Q&A: Car insurance pitfalls, booking flights, teaching Siri and more

<b>Insurance program lets hackers into your car</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm thinking about joining my car insurance company's program that tracks my driving habits in exchange for lower premiums. Are there any pitfalls I should know about?<p><b>A.</b> Insurance companies track your driving with a gadget that plugs into your car's …

Siri Control of HomeKit Devices While On the Go Requires Apple TV as Hub

One of the major focuses at CES this year was home automation, with a number of vendors announcing their plans for devices integrating with Apple's new HomeKit ecosystem. One of the key features of these HomeKit devices has been the ability to control them from iOS devices via Siri, allowing users …

Monosyllabic Yo app gets more talkative for the holidays

The social-messaging app Yo is getting a festive update for the holidays that lets users send friends a ho ho ho for the ho ho holidays.<p>Instead of hearing the traditional "yo" sound, Yo users who receive Yos from their Yo friends on December 24 and 25 will hear a high-pitched " ho ho ho." Sure, it …

Star Wars Day

Apple's iTunes Radio, Beats, and Others Hit With Unpaid Royalty Suits Over Pre-1972 Music

Following a lengthy lawsuit that pitted Sirius XM Radio against members of classic rock band The Turtles in a fight over royalties for music recordings made before 1972, new class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple, Sony, Google, and Rdio over their streaming music services (via <i>The</i> …

Windows 10: Seven major features you need to know

What's new in Microsoft's latest OS? We take a quick look at the biggest and most important features of Windows 10.<p><b>Free, free, free:</b> For the first …

Cortana Is A Major Part Of Windows 10

Microsoft debuted Cortana running on a Windows 10 PC at the company’s Windows 10 live event today.<p>Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to the iPhone’s Siri, is named after the AI companion of Master Chief in the <i>Halo</i> Xbox video games. The software first debuted on Windows Phone.<p>Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore …

Windows 10

Spotify for iOS Gets Nifty Touch Preview and Gesture Features

Music streaming platform Spotify has today introduced a new feature that it says allows iOS users to listen to song previews and build playlists in a far more convenient way.<p>Fittingly dubbed Touch Preview, the feature lets you simply hold your finger down on any track to get a short snippet – …

The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From time-saving productivity apps like Workflow to fun little games for passing the time like Bloks, you're bound to find something you like.

Google brings always-on ‘Okay Google’ hotword voice search to Chromebooks

Google has announced that it is bringing the always-on “Ok, Google” hotword search to the Chromebooks. The feature lets users make usual searches …

Tip of the Day: Use Siri to Find and Launch Apps

I have a lot of apps on my iPad Air, and I can't always remember what folder I've put them in. Also, sometimes I do remember where the app is located, but it means swiping through a bunch of screens to get to the app. I'm finding that there's a much faster way to launch apps: simply ask Siri. Not …