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Apple said to be close to TV streaming deals with broadcast networks

CBS and Fox are both said to have nearly completed deals with their affiliates. Disney and CBS will reportedly be the first companies to sign-on to …

Smart TV

Spotify's musical atlas is the antithesis of Beats 1 Radio

Services like Google Maps have made navigating the globe as easy as a click and a scroll, and Spotify wants to do the same for the world's musical tastes. The streaming service has launched a musical map of the world, with around a thousand playlists hosting popular tracks from different cities. …

5 new features coming to Photos 1.1 for Mac

When OS X El Capitan releases for public consumption in the fall, it will deliver, among other features, an update to the built-in Photos for Mac …

Operating Systems

How to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

Now that Apple Music has officially launched, many Spotify users are trying to figure out the best way to export their playlists from one service to …

21 New Updates from iOS 9 That Will Transform Your iPhone

Ever since WWDC 2015 teased us about the upcoming iOS update last month, we’ve been itching to try it. Apple pre-released the third iOS 9 beta to developers yesterday and the public beta today. We managed to get our (super excited!) hands on it and wanted to share all of the good, the awesome + the …

Apps

Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through Apple's App Store

The Apple Music rival sends out an anti-iTunes PSA<p>Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact that it's cheaper to subscribe on the web instead of through Apple's App Store. The leading subscription music service plans to email iPhone customers the below note encouraging them, if they …

Apple Music will give you control over audio quality in iOS 9

One of the strangest decisions Apple made in creating Apple Music was the company's initial refusal to let users choose the audio quality that songs stream at. Eddy Cue has tweeted that quality varies depending on whether you're listening on Wi-Fi and cellular; presumably this means Apple Music …

Here’s a sneak peek at Apple’s News app in iOS 9

It’s a little late to the party, but three betas in Apple released the News app it announced at WWDC 2015. Soon to be on every iPhone and iPad running iOS 9, News lets users customize the topics that are most important to them, then browse and read distraction-free news articles.<p>If you’re not …

iTunes 12.2: New version a missed opportunity for Apple Music

Apple released a new version 12.2 of iTunes for OS X and Windows this week as part of the launch of its Apple Music service. The initial reactions from users are anything but positive. But aside from obvious bugs, there's a bigger problem: iTunes needed a revamp, not more features. By simply adding …

Smart TV

Apple Music — Everything you need to know right now!

<b>Updated April 2017:</b> We're putting together a massive streaming music roundup, and updating our FAQs accordingly.<p>Apple Music is Apple's massive music …

Smart TV

Apple is about to take over the music market, and it can't be stopped

<b>Apple Music will inevitably become huge.</b><p>It will grow thanks to a few factors:<p><b>First, subscription music services are the future</b>. This trend will benefit Apple Music along with its competitors.<p>I only recently came to appreciate these services (which offer recommendations within a vast music library …

Apple Music

Apple's next big iPhone update will have one incredibly useful feature if you're running out of storage

Once the update is installed, your apps will supposedly re-install automatically.<p>So, if you're trying to update your iPhone's software but the device doesn't have enough space, a popup alert will appear saying:<p>Insufficient Space For Download. In order to make room for the software update, some apps …

The next iPhone could take much better selfies

<b>Update:</b> Read the Apple iOS 9 review.<p>Apple may be planning to up the iPhone's selfie game in a big way. Code within the developer beta of iOS 9 suggests that a future phone or tablet could have a flash beside its front camera, as well as the ability to record video in 1080p and the ability to record …

Safari for OS X 10.11 will send full-screen video to Apple TV, open Force Touch to developers

When OS X 10.11 El Capitan is released this fall, you'll no longer have to mirror an entire Safari browser window to your Apple TV just to watch a video. One of the features that didn't get a demonstration on stage is the new operating system's ability to send videos to Apple's set-top box and play …

Apple Pay for U.K. announcement could happen at WWDC, launch within 2 months

Apple is planning to announce support for Apple Pay in the United Kingdom during its Monday Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff keynote, according to a report from The Telegraph. The report adds that the service will go live in the U.K. within two months. Mike Cowan, a Senior VP at MasterCard, …

Developers of Camera+ launch new app ‘Vee for Video’

Camera+ developers Lisa Bettany, Scott Meinzer and Karl von Randow today announced a new app called ‘Vee for Video.’ It essentially hopes to …

Fresh iOS 9 leak claims iPads are getting a feature Android tablets have had for years

Apple on Monday will introduce to the world iOS 9, which previous leaks have claimed will be focused more on bringing more stability to iPhone and …

Apple is destroying the competition when it comes to digital video

A new report published today by Adobe demonstrates that, when it comes to both pay TV and the devices people choose for consuming digital media, Apple trounces the competition.<p>Having once dismissed its own Apple TV offering as just a “hobby,” the powers-that-be in Cupertino are likely to want to …

Apple reportedly calls off plan to unveil new Apple TV at WWDC

You're unlikely to see Apple's rumored internet TV service at Monday's WWDC keynote, and now <i>The New York Times</i> is reporting there won't be any new Apple TV hardware on display, either. In a report mostly focused on Apple Watch and Apple's plan to launch a proper SDK for its wearable, the <i>Times</i> …

Smart TV

Apple’s bold plan to convert casual music fans into streaming subscribers

Imagine clicking iTunes’ “Buy” button to purchase the latest record from Drake or Pharrell Williams, only to get a popup from Apple suggesting you’re behind the times.<p>That’s what might happen as Apple uses its massive consumer base to push streaming music on the masses, even going so far as …

FIFA 16 won't be appearing on any Nintendo platforms, a first since 2000

While last year's <i>FIFA 15</i> was available for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, it looks like this year's iteration of the soccer game won't be going handheld. There's also no sign of a Wii or Wii U version.<p>The company announced this week that the game will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, …

Gaming

OS X 10.11 Could Feature Control Center, 'Rootless' Security and More, iOS 9 to Support A5-Based Devices

While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new security features and system-wide interface tweaks, according to a lengthy report by <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>OS X 10.11 is …

Smell the bacon? It’s one of 38 new emojis on the way

If you’ve long found yourself unable to communicate effectively with your friends because of the lack of “bacon,” “shark” and “man in tuxedo” emojis, you could be in luck next year.<p>That’e because the Unicode Consortium, aka the Mountain View, California-based organization that standardizes …

Apple reportedly wants to include live, local programming on its new TV service

Not just a slim bundle of cable channels, but also your news and weather<p>Apple is reportedly working on a streaming TV service that would rival recent offerings from Sony and Sling. Up until now, it seemed like it would include mostly premium cable channels like ESPN and HBO. But <i>Recode</i> is now …

Apple Working on Split-Screen Multitasking, Multi-User Support for iPad

We've had previous rumors suggesting Apple is working on split-screen multitasking capabilities for the iPad, and hints of the feature are buried within iOS 8, but thus far multitasking has not made its way into the hands of customers. In a post covering information on future iPad upgrades, <i>9to5Mac</i> …

Apple said to be planning early international rollout of streaming music service

Russia is going to be among the first countries where Apple will launch its revamped Beats Music service, according to Billboard. The publication …

Apple

iPhone 6S Fightback Needs 5 Essential Camera Upgrades

The iPhone 6 camera is capable of taking stunning pictures which belie its modest 8 megapixels, but even Apple’s stellar image processing skills can only push its current hardware so far. Recent flagships from both LG and Samsung have raised the bar sufficiently high, that Apple is going to have to …

Mobile Photography

Rdio Will Launch $3.99 Streaming Tier as Apple's Streaming Service Approaches

Rdio is planning to launch a new streaming tier for $3.99 a month with specific limitations this Thursday, according to <i>BuzzFeed</i>. The news comes as Apple's new streaming service, a rebranded version of Beats Music that may be called Apple Music, gears up to launch next month.<p>Rdio says the service, …

Beats revamp still debuting at WWDC, global release late-June, iOS 9 details revealed

According to a report today from Billboard, Apple does not have the deals in place to launch its long-awaited Beats Music revamp as its new streaming music service. The report quotes a source as saying “June won’t be the release date. The deals aren’t done,” but <i>our</i> sources say that an announcement …

Accessory makers plan to tap Apple Watch’s hidden port for battery straps, faster charging

One of the first companies to announce plans to make a battery strap for Apple Watch— allowing you to charge the device while on the go while continuing to wear it— has confirmed plans to tap into Apple Watch’s hidden port to charge the device and offer faster charging.<p>Apple utilizes a magnetic, …