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  • Free, Ad-Supported iTunes Radio Is No More

    Free, Ad-Supported iTunes Radio Is No More

    Ad-supported iTunes Radio stations have today gone off the air. As we reported earlier this month, Apple decided it would shutter its free streaming iTunes Radio offering, a competitor to Pandora, in an effort to boost subscriptions to its paid service, Apple Music. Going forward, the only free radio option is Apple’s Beats 1 radio – the DJ-hosted station, which Apple is now… Read More

  • iTunes Radio Is No Longer Free

    iTunes Radio Is No Longer Free

    iTunes Radio will no longer be free, as of January 28. In an email to customers, Apple said that the Pandora-like service will only be available for Apple Music subscribers, which costs $9.99 per month. Apple will still be offering free radio, however. The Beats 1 listening channels, with live DJs, will remain in operation. (This is different than the Beats Music app, which was recently… Read More

  • Here’s How To Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription

    Here’s How To Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription

    Apple Music launched. We signed up and used it. The three month trial period is over (depending on the actual date that you signed up), though. You were signed up to auto-renew by default but maybe you want to turn that off like I did. Personally? I’m sticking with Spotify and just didn’t use Apple Music enough. You can renew manually if you like. Here’s how to change… Read More

  • Apple Watch’s Airstrip Can Differentiate Between Baby And Mother’s Heart Rate

    Apple Watch’s Airstrip Can Differentiate Between Baby And Mother’s Heart Rate

    Apple announced a new Apple Watch app for healthcare providers today called Airstrip. The app can receive and view vital information sent over to physicians by nurses and staff. Co-founder of Airstrip Dr. Cameron Powell took to the stage at the Apple live event this morning to demonstrate how the app works with the human body – including monitoring heart rate, contractions during… Read More

  • Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. There aren’t a lot… Read More

  • Apple Music, App Store, Beats1, iTunes Experiencing Outage

    Apple Music, App Store, Beats1, iTunes Experiencing Outage

    Apple and MTV were supposed to announce the Video Music Award nominees. But it looks like many Apple services are down right now, including the iOS and Mac App Store, Apple Music (and Beats1), Apple TV, the iBooks Store, many iTunes services (iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U) and the Podcasts app. Read More

  • Apple, The Record Label?

    Apple, The Record Label?

    You better believe that when Apple’s streaming music service comes out later this year, it’s going to come hard. Apple’s MO is to arrive late but with superior firepower, as it did with the iPhone and will with the upcoming Apple Watch. What does that mean for its quest to steamroll Spotify, Google Play, Deezer and everyone else in streaming? I’d bet part of it will be… Read More

  • Apple’s Best Apps Of 2014 Include Elevate And Threes, Best Of iTunes Lauds Taylor Swift

    Apple’s Best Apps Of 2014 Include Elevate And Threes, Best Of iTunes Lauds Taylor Swift

    Apple has launched its annual Best of iTunes year-end lists, which include Elevate, a brain training app for iPhones and iPads, as well as Threes, the addictive puzzle game. On the media side, Taylor Swift’s 1989 takes Best Album, which isn’t surprising given it was a massive success, as well as the focal point for a debate about the merits of the streaming model of distribution. Read More

  • In Europe, Spotify Royalties Overtake iTunes Earnings By 13%

    In Europe, Spotify Royalties Overtake iTunes Earnings By 13%

    Spotify may be smarting from the removal of Taylor Swift’s music catalogue from its platform, and Taylor Swift may not care, since she is riding a sales blockbuster in the form of her new album 1989, but it turns out that in the bigger picture, Spotify’s streaming service continues to gain an edge over downloads, specifically via iTunes. Kobalt, a company that helps… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    As we return from Disrupt London, we give you the stories you won’t want to miss from the past week (10/18-10/24). 1. Josh Constine wrote a long form piece called “Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks” about the future of Spotify and what it will take for them to win the music streaming race. 2. Columnist Jon Evans explored the concept of Developaralysis… Read More