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Apple releases iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music and Beats 1 support

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.4 which included the all-new Music app featuring its Apple Music streaming service and Beats 1 global radio station and a new version of OS X, 10.10.4. Absent from that update to OS X was a new version of iTunes with the same Apple Music features. Until now. Apple has just pushed out a new version of iTunes with 12.2…

Apple’s streaming music service is here: Apple Music

Apple’s long awaited and oft-rumored streaming music service has been officially announced today at WWDC in San Francisco. “Music is such an important part of our lives and our culture. We’ve had a long relationship with music at Apple.” Dubbed Apple Music, the Cupertino company took wraps off its new offering which will be tightly integrated…

What to expect at WWDC 2015

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off tomorrow at Moscone West in San Francisco. The company primarily uses the event to show off the future of its iOS and OS X operating systems to but there are often a number of other consumer-focused announcements too. This year is likely to be no different and you can expect iOS 9 and OS X 10.11…

Apple pushing to finalize music streaming deals ahead of WWDC

Apple is still negotiating with music labels just days before its Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off in San Francisco where it is expected to unveil its new streaming service. According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple and the labels are still hashing out revenue terms for the revamped Beats Music offering. The labels are pushing to get a larger…

The TiP Weekly: iOS 9, Apple TV, iPad Pro rumors galore

From the Editor We’re back with another instalment of The TiP Weekly! WWDC is just over two weeks away and that means Apple’s plans for the event are firming up. That also means that we start hearing more news leaking out from the Cupertino company. This week, there were stories concerning almost every current and future Apple product from…

Starbucks and Spotify ink multi-year, in-store music streaming deal

Ahead of a huge shift in Apple’s music offerings next month, longtime iTunes partner Starbucks has inked a multi-year deal with music streaming rival Spotify. Starbucks will make Spotify central to the music experience in its US stores and will also offer customers the chance to earn free drinks by subscribing to Spotify Premium. As part of the deal,…