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  • Apple Music Now Available On The Mac Via iTunes

    Apple Music Now Available On The Mac Via iTunes

    Apple Music arrived earlier today on iOS, with the iOS 8.4 update, and now it’s coming to the desktop via a new version of iTunes. The launch has been going pretty well so far, with only a few hiccups including some early mic testing by Zane Lowe prior to the official launch of the 24-hour Beats 1 radio station. The update went out quickly and consistently, however, and streaming seems… Read More

  • Apple Updates GarageBand With Force Touch Support And New Virtual Transform Pad

    Apple Updates GarageBand With Force Touch Support And New Virtual Transform Pad

    Apple has a new update available for GarageBand on the Mac, which provides a range of new tools aimed primarily at electronic dance music creators. The update offers an expansion of GarageBand’s Drummer tool, adding 10 new EDM and 10 new Hip Hop virtual drummers to the existing crop of acoustic ‘players.’ There’s also a new ‘Transform Pad Smart Control,’… Read More

  • Apple Music Is For People With No Clue What To Stream

    Apple Music Is For People With No Clue What To Stream

    You’re no DJ. That’s the biggest problem with streaming services. A search box connected to the history of recorded music can be discouraging. You constantly have to know what to play next. That’s why Apple was so smart to make Apple Music all about telling you what to play next. Apple is the king of making complicated technology accessible to the masses. It turned clunky… Read More

  • Surprises From The First Few Hours Of Beats 1 Radio

    Surprises From The First Few Hours Of Beats 1 Radio

    There Are Ads – Apple never mentioned this and you’d be surprised considering how rich it is, but occasionally little promotional messages like “Beats 1 is made possible by American Express” play on the air. The Music Selection Is All Over The Place – Hardcore drum’n’bass dance music is immediately followed by serene singer/songwriter crooning, followed… Read More

  • Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

    Sling TV’s Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday

    The transition from traditional cable and satellite TV service to online streaming is not without its issues, as Dish’s Sling TV subscribers can attest to. The web-based streaming platform experienced a significant outage last night – its third sizable outage to date – which brought the service down for hours. The issue affected users across platforms, including web… Read More

  • St. Vincent’s ‘Mixtape Delivery Service’ Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show

    St. Vincent’s ‘Mixtape Delivery Service’ Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show

    Apple is planning an eclectic bag of tricks for its Beats 1 radio station, and artist-curated shows are part of that. The first such program debuts tonight at 7 PM PT / 10 AM ET, and it’s St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service, in which St. Vincent solicits and listens to requests for specific mixtapes from fans and then creates them from her own section of tracks. The idea behind… Read More

  • Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available

    Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available

    Apple has finally entered the streaming music game, with the launch today of Apple Music. The new service is available as a built-in part of its iOS 8.4 Music app for iPhone and iPad devices, and offers a huge catalog of on-demand tracks for streaming playback for just $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a family plan that allows sharing with up to six users. The service is free for three months… Read More

  • Facebook Fights YouTube With Big Data On What You Watch Unmuted, Full-Screen

    Facebook Fights YouTube With Big Data On What You Watch Unmuted, Full-Screen

    Facebook wants to become your favorite Internet TV by tracking what a television never could. Today it announced a News Feed algorithm change that will show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, un-mute or opt to watch in HD, even if you don’t Like, share or comment. Those same signals will tell Facebook that a video is enjoyable so the News Feed shows it to more people. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

    TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

    It’s the eve of Apple Music, which launches tomorrow, and all through the house, not a creature was withholding their content, not even a Taylor Swift. Also, Force Touch is basically a lock for iPhone 6/6 Plus S this fall, according to a new report from Bloomberg that says production on devices with the tech has begun. Apple Music arrives with iOS 8.4 at 8 AM PT tomorrow, and despite… Read More

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