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Former Apple Music employee bashes Spotify, Tidal and cheap fans

Sean Glass, who was involved in Apple's exclusive launches by big stars like Frank Ocean, says Tidal gives "zero value" and Spotify leaves indie labels "powerless".<p>Indie label boss and former Apple Music employee Sean Glass has defended Apple's commitment to exclusives from big artists, bashing …

Apple Music

The new ZenBook Flip UX360 is a Yoga-like hybrid for less

Joining the swelling ranks of lower-cost Windows hybrids, this 13-inch laptop-tablet convertible is 13.9mm thick.<p>Slim hybrid PCs that can do double duty as both a laptop and tablet usually carry premium prices, especially ones that are thinner than a MacBook Air and use Intel's high-end Core …

Consumer Tech

This Mike Tyson Video Game Has Been Hiding a Secret For Nearly 30 Years

Watch the guy in the crowd.<p>These days, it's pretty amazing for a game to go a few hours without entire walk-throughs, reviews, or tutorials appearing online. The gaming community is ravenous in its exploration of these digital worlds. They'll find anything no matter how obscure or hidden it is. …

Retrogaming

How to Fly With Your Gun or Firearm | The Art of Manliness

Last month I flew down to Austin to spend the weekend with the fine folks from Atomic Athlete for their Vanguard event. The Vanguard was basically 36 …

Apple has 800 engineers obsessing over this one part of your iPhone

It may seem like a lot for one piece of a phone, but the camera is actually made of 200 pieces, says Graham Townsend, the director who oversees it all, in an interview with "60 Minutes."<p>"To capture one image, there's actually 24 billion operations going on," Townsend told Charlie Rose.<p>One way the …

This Life-Changing Hack Will Make Any iPhone Run 10x Faster

And it takes 10 seconds to do.<p>Say goodbye to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been #blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

Here’s how Mac and iOS absolutely dominated the enterprise in 2015

Apple didn’t just see a standard year-over-year improvement in the enterprise market in 2015. iPhones, iPads and Macs all saw significant growth and adoption rates over the competition. JAMF Software published its annual survey for 2015 that reveals trends about Apple products and their role in the …

OS X

Here’s How Business Has Been at a Gun Store Less Than Two Miles From the San Bernardino Terror Attack

In the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 and injured 21, gun sales and applications for concealed carry permits have spiked around the country, and surveys show Americans are increasingly concerned for their safety.<p>That sentiment is particularly apparent at a gun …

Guns

Apple's TV Plans Fell Apart Over Content Owners' Resistance to Skinny Bundles

Following comments made by CBS CEO Les Moonves on the state of Apple's rumored television service, news leaked confirming Apple has put plans for such a service on hold for the time being due to difficulties securing content deals.<p>While <i>Bloomberg</i> spoke to a source that chalked the failed …

Smart TV

Here's everything we know about Apple's plan to change the way we watch TV

1/<p>It will likely be a smaller "bundle" of channels.<p>Joe Robbins / Getty<p>Don't expect Apple's TV service to have hundreds of channels like a typical …

Smart TV

Sprint is bringing their stronger, faster LTE Plus network to 77 markets

Sprint has announced a revamped LTE services to deploy to markets with a significantly improved wireless experience for customers. This new network …

Apple Promotes the Apple TV via a Series of Short Video Clips

Apple has posted five new ads for their fourth-generation Apple TV. The short spots, all posted to Apple’s YouTube page, highlight a number of apps …

You can now buy the unlocked Sony Xperia Z3 Plus in the United States

Sony’s Xperia line of phones have been quite popular over the years, despite their lack of differentiation from one another when it comes to specifications, build quality and price. If you happen to live in the United States and have been eyeing the Xperia Z3 Plus, now is your chance to purchase …

Phones

Google+ receives a huge redesign centered around Communities and Collections

Google today introduced a complete redesign for Google+ on Android, iOS and on the web. The new version of the social network will put an emphasis on Collections and Communities, and will make it <i>much</i> easier for users to post, search, connect and more.<p>For starters, Google+ is getting a new …

Android News

Pandora picks up failing Rdio for $75 million

Remember the last time you and your friends all gathered around and listened to Rdio together? No? Well, that’s because the plucky upstart company is filing for bankruptcy after failing to snag a winning percentage of the music streaming market.<p>There’s silver lining aplenty for this raincloud, …

Pandora

Make Your iPhone Read Any Text Aloud with Just a Few Taps

iOS 5 came with a few hidden features that we've been discovering over time, and one is that it can read just about any text to you. This feature is …

Oculus Touch Demo Reaction at Oculus Connect

Yesterday we spent some time at the Oculus Connect event, where we were able to try out the new Samsung Gear VR, as well as get some hands-on time with the Oculus Rift. We already gave our reactions to the Gear VR, but now we want to focus on Oculus Touch as well. While the Rift is a PC-centric VR …

Virtual Reality

Apple Upgrades iPhone 6S Before Launch

Do you know what the biggest new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus feature will be? Yes, so does Bloomberg, developers via secret iOS 9 code and the world from revealing iPhone 6S photos but it seems Apple has a trick up its sleeve: the feature in question has already been upgraded.<p>According to the ever …

Mobile Technology

How to Use iPad-Only Gestures

We're all familiar with the one-finger swipe and the two-finger pinch, but if you have an iPad, you may want to consider using all five fingers. Since iOS 5, Apple has added new gestures that make multitasking and navigating between apps more seamless than ever before. These gestures make it easy …

Apps

Training for a marathon? Apple Watch can help

With Autumn rapidly approaching, marathon season is almost upon us. So if you’re planning on running a race, now’s the time to ramp up your training.<p>Whether you are doing a full marathon, a half-marathon or a 10K race, here are my top 10 tips for using your Apple Watch to achieve a new personal …

Marathons

Chrome will pause Flash plugins to improve laptop battery life

<b>Update, August 29:</b> Google announced that the Flash-pausing feature will begin to roll out from September 1 via an update to Chrome. Prepare to see gray boxes in the places where Flash ads normally are. Like this:<p>Not all ads will be caught. HTML 5-based ads will go through unaffected.<p><b>Original post,</b> …

Software

Four weeks with Jet (aka 'My month without Amazon')

I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that two mattresses; don't ask) and soap -- lots and lots of soap. I loved Amazon so much that at one point …

Sundar Pichai and Google Now: how Google's mobile assistant has changed over the years

It wasn’t too long ago that Larry Page, now CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced that Sundar Pichai would follow in his footsteps and take over as the new CEO of Google. Before the big announcement, if you asked almost anyone who they thought would be a worthy successor to Page, most …

Android News

Cult of Mac Magazine: Apple Music, Rhapsody, Apple Watch hacks, tips

This week we’ve got a magazine positively laden with great stuff: a piece on how great Apple Music actually is, a look at how veteran music service Rhapsody struggles for relevance, a chat with the young hacker who added custom watch faces to Apple Watch, and quite a few helpful how-to tips.<p>If you …

Apple Music

Best wireless chargers - how they work and perform

Sojitek Wireless Charging Car Mount<p>Here’s another on our best wireless chargers list that can also double as a smartphone car mount. Sojitek’s product can be placed on a car’s dashboard or windshield and its ball join lets you adjust the angle of the phone, or even rotate it. It’s designed to fit …

Wireless Charging

How to Unfollow Artists in Apple Music on iPhone

Apple Music's social networking feature lets you follow your favorite musicians. They share things such as behind-the-scenes photos, lyrics they're working on, a new video, and whatever else interests them. When you add songs to your music library, by default the artists are automatically added to …

Apple Music

Data breach by holiday firm Thomson exposes hundreds of passengers

<b>A data protection breach by holiday company Thomson revealed the home addresses, telephone numbers and flight dates of nearly 500 customers.</b><p>An email seen by the BBC shows the personal details of 458 people from across the UK were shared on 15 August.<p>Some of those affected have expressed anger at …

Customers

What is the BlackBerry Venice all about? Should anyone care?

If you like to read up on the latest smartphones then you’ll know about the rumors concerning a new Android device from BlackBerry. We’ve seen a few BlackBerry Venice image and video leaks posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (@evleaks). The device is supposedly slated for release in November on all …

Mobile Technology

How to Add Phone Numbers to Contacts from Mail

You probably already know you can call a phone number from within an email by tapping on the number. But did you know that you can also quickly add the phone number to Contacts as well?<p>Simply press and hold on the phone number to bring up the menu and tap Add to Contacts.<p>You will then need to …

Apps

Torrent tracker bans Windows 10 over 'terrible privacy policy'

Windows 10 is facing some fierce resistance from a few of the most dedicated torrenting communities. As <i>TorrentFreak</i> reports, the private torrent tracker iTS has banned its members from using the operating system over what it considers to be "terrible" new anti-privacy policies. These stem largely …