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How To Build An Instagram Following From Scratch

Right before our eyes, Instagram is becoming a social media powerhouse.<p>It is penetrating more and more of the population every day, with over 400 …

Marketing

Lookout: Every Apple Watch user needs this app

Ever left your iPhone behind in a restaurant or bar and only realized your mistake much later on? If you own an Apple Watch this never needs to …

Apple Watch

39 of the most hilariously bad texts people have sent their exes

From drunken awkwardness to tragic pleading, this stream of (allegedly) real texts, sent in by fans, has snagged 1.8 million followers. It even has a book.<p>The account was founded by Elan Gale, one of the producers of TV show "The Bachelor." In some ways, this Instagram account is exactly like his …

Celebrity News

Here Is How To Strategically Flirt With Emojis Like A Texting Pro

As we know texting has become a major form of communication over the past decade or so, but the newest edition of emojis has become it’s on little …

Lookout's Apple Watch App might be the killer app it always needed

Never lose your iPhone again.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>14<p>14<p>SHARES<p>You know the feeling. You're leaving the bar and boom! You're running …

Smartwatches

Here's what a former Apple CEO wishes he could have told himself when he took over the tech giant at age 44

Because Apple wasn't the well-known company it is today, Sculley was hesitant to accept. So he played hard-to-get.<p>Jobs, not usually one to beg, was finally able to convince the successful Pepsi exec to come to Apple by asking the now-famous question: "Do you want to spend the rest of your life …

Selling

Greek financial crisis sparks gadget-buying frenzy with Macs high on the list

Forget gold. When the next economic apocalypse comes, hoarding pricey computers may be the new way to save your cash.<p>At least that's what appears to …

Apple’s award-winning ‘Shot on iPhone’ ads are a ‘game-changer’

Apple’s crowdsourced “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign’s not just a hit with customers — it’s raking in plaudits from the pros as well.<p>The iPhone campaign and its accompanying “World Gallery” picked up the top prize at the Outdoor Lions competition at Cannes, with jury president Juan Carlos Ortiz …

Spotify's green logo color change is making users see red

How can you tell when people truly love an app? When even the slightest color change to its logo results in instantaneous and extremely loud …

How much of your Apple Music subscription fees go to record labels

When Apple Music launches at the end of June you won’t have to pay a cent to listen to all the music your ears can hear for the first three months. If you want to keep using Apple Music after the three month trial period though you’ll have to fork over $10 a month, and according to a new report …

Opinion: Will the launch of Apple Music mark the beginning of the end for Spotify?

Spotify is almost synonymous with streaming music. It may not quite have managed the Google trick of becoming a verb, but it’s pretty much the default way to stream music.<p>Spotify has 75M active users and, despite doubts in many quarters about its ability to convert free users to paid subscribers, …

Here's how Apple Music could win against Spotify

Apple’s new Music service will debut for everyone on June 30 and while it’s still early days, it means that Spotify, Rdio and other streaming services could be in for a big shock.<p>The service has a huge advantage that many more labels than existing services will be onboard at launch, but there’s two …

Phil Schiller talks 16GB devices, ultra-thin design, Apple Music, and more during interview

Apple’s SVP of marketing Phil Schiller this evening gave an interview on John Gruber’s podcast The Talk Show during which he addressed a variety of different topics. Gruber and Schiller together discussed Apple’s WWDC announcements, such as watchOS 2 and Apple Music. The two also talked about many …

Why Apple is suddenly so obsessed with your privacy

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a speech that—since it’s Apple—was widely picked up everywhere. While the full text of the speech was not made available, the bits TechCrunch and everyone else cited focused on user privacy:<p>I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent …

Personal Information

Apple hopes to secure 100 million subscribers with new music streaming service

Apple is expected to announce its long-awaited music streaming service during the WWDC keynote later today, and despite tough competition from the likes of Spotify, the company has incredibly ambitious plans to sign up 100 million subscribers.<p>“A person familiar with its plans” revealed the goal to</i> …

Spotify, Rdio, & Pandora offer mixed reactions to Apple Music announcement

Apple Music was introduced yesterday at WWDC and has since prompted reactions from many other streaming music companies. When Apple enters a new market, it always shakes things up enough to warrant some concerns from its competitors and Apple Music is no different. Rdio, Spotify, and Pandora have …

Networks reject Julia Gillard telemovie starring Rachel Griffiths because 'everyone hates' the former PM

"All the broadcasters said, 'No way' to the Julia film," he said.<p>"I got told unequivocally I couldn't even get [the telemovies] <i>Hawke</i> or <i>Curtin</i> made …

Australia

Shanghai man sues actress Zhao Wei for 'staring' at him on TV

Today in weird court cases: a man in Shanghai filed a lawsuit against the famous actress Zhao Wei for staring at him through the TV screen.<p>The man …

The number one key to Apple's success? It was second.

In its most recent quarter, the company sold more than 61 million iPhones after selling a staggering 74.5 million iPhones in the quarter before that (during peak Holiday shopping season).<p>And while its most successful product, the iPhone, changed the way companies and consumers thought about the …

Innovation

Ariana Grande writes empowering essay on feminism

Ariana Grande is fed up with how society treats women and their relationships. According to <i>The Sun</i>, Grande commented on rumors that she’s dating One …

Media executives keep blowing Apple’s secrets

One day before Apple’s annual developer conference, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed that Apple will debut a new music streaming service at the event.<p>“It’s happening tomorrow,” he said Sunday (June 7) during an interview at the Midem music festival in Cannes, according to VentureBeat. Morris …

Apple

I bought an Apple Watch immediately, but after a month I'm done

I put my white sport edition Apple Watch up for sale on Craigslist with a high price tag — $5oo. Nobody bit at that price, so I lowered the price to $450. Still no takers. So now I am willing to take $400.<p>Arguably, $400 is still high for a used gadget, but my view is, it's in perfect condition, and …

Smartwatches

Google's Larry Page was asked whether he was worried about the rise of ad blockers — here's what he said

The increasing popularity of ad blockers is an existential threat to companies such as Google that make most of their revenue by selling ads.<p>Hence why the question of ad blockers was brought up Wednesday at Google's annual meeting of stockholders. An audience member asked Google CEO Larry Page how …

Digital Advertising

Netflix Is Testing Something You May Not Like

Your next Netflix binge could include an unexpected feature: commercials.<p>The popular online video streaming site is testing ads that appear before or …

Televisions

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 …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …

Silicon Valley

A year later, Apple-Beats deal remains a mystery

The rumor mill continues to churn about what the hell Apple is going to do with Beats Music. It’s been a year since Apple paid $3 billion to acquire the upstart music service and headphone maker, but we are no closer to understanding why Cupertino laid out the cash.<p>When Apple purchased Beats Music …

Spotify Unveils New Features For Runners, Including Songs That Change Based On Your Tempo

Spotify’s press event today wasn’t just about adding video and other content types. The company also revealed that it’s adding new features to improve the experience for anyone who listens to the app during their runs.<p>To do that, Chief Product Officer Gustav Söderström said Spotify will now use the …

Spotify

Jay Z fires shots at Apple and Spotify in vicious freestyle rap

Tidal CEO and former Samsung sellout Jay Z may have wiped himself off the list of celebrities set to receive a complimentary Apple Watch, thanks to a vicious freestyle rap aimed at Apple, Spotify and YouTube.<p>In front of 3,000 fans over the weekend in New York, Jay Z defended his Tidal streaming …

Everything analysts think will be in the next iPhone

Apple remains as tight-lipped as ever about the device's specs and features, but this hasn't stopped people from guessing. A new research note from Citi lays out what its analysts think will be in the iPhone 6s (as they are calling it).<p><b>Two phones — again.</b> Apple's tactic of selling the iPhone in two …

Apple Watch