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Beats 1 is live and “Always On”

Beats 1 just started broadcasting in Apple Music with Zane Lowe kicking the whole thing off with “City” by Spring King from Manchester, UK. “We can build no more. We must launch,” said Lowe as Beats 1 went live. Beats 1 is part of Apple Music, the company’s new on-demand streaming service showed off at WWDC earlier this month. If you…

iOS 8.4 and Apple Music are here

Apple has just released iOS 8.4 to the world, bringing with it support for the company’s new streaming music service: Apple Music. The update is available over-the-air via the Settings app. Simply open Setting and head to General > Software Update and hit Download and Install. iOS 8.4 includes the all new Music application with a brand new…

Apple Music first impressions: Curated, convenient, and confusing

Apple Music lands today, June 30th, and ahead of its official launch, the Cupertino company has given select journalists and publications early access to the shipping version of the streaming music service. While the required iOS 8.4 update won’t be available until around 8am PT, Re/code, The Loop, Mashable, BGR, USA Today and Rolling Stone were allowed…

iOS 8.4 reportedly launching at 8AM PT on Tuesday, June 30th

When unveiling Apple Music at WWDC earlier this month, Apple confirmed that the new music streaming and global radio service would launch on June 30th as part of iOS 8.4. Now, former Beats CEO and current Apple Music Senior Director Ian Rogers has confirmed an exact go-time for the software update in a blog post: Please make a note to upgrade to iOS 8.4…

iOS 9 benchmarks show low power mode performance

One of the features quickly announced at the WWDC keynote was a low power mode for iOS devices. With one toggle, a user can bring their overall power consumption down on their iPhone or iPad. The toggle triggers several other internal mechanisms, lowering processor performance, disabling background refresh and mail fetch, and limits visual effects and…

Apple Watch launches in 7 new countries today, hits The Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand on July 17

Apple Watch today launched in 7 new countries, as announced earlier this month. Apple Retail and Online Stores in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan are now selling the device as supply begins to catch up with demand. As well as being available in Apple’s own stores, select Authorized Resellers will also stock the Watch…