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Taylor Swift will make ‘1989’ available on Apple Music

Taylor Swift will make her album 1989 available for streaming for the first time on June 30th — on Apple Music. Following her open letter criticizing Apple’s policy for not paying for tracks streamed during Apple Music’s 3 month free trial — and the company’s public about-face — the country-turned-pop singer has revealed on Twitter that her smash…

Apple Music bags exclusive track from Pharrell

Apple Music is just 5 days away and as we approach the streaming music service’s global launch, we’re beginning to see and hear more from the artists that are on board — including Apple’s first exclusive track. Pharrell Williams’ song “Freedom” will debut on Apple Music on June 30th and, if you’ve been paying attention, it might already…

Apple renews license for Liquidmetal alloys

Apple has renewed its exclusive rights to Liquidmetal alloys for consumer electronics, which it has held since 2010. The extension will last until February 5, 2016. An SEC filing by Liquidmetal Technologies on June 23 brought attention to the matter. Despite the duration of the deal, Liquidmetal materials have gone relatively unseen in Apple products….

Rumor: iPhone could have flexible OLED display by 2018

A report out of South Korea shares that Korean display makers LG and Samsung are ramping up OLED display production in an effort to “persuade” Apple to adopt the technology in future iPhones. According to BusinessKorea’s source, Apple really wants to make the transition to OLED displays for future products. The “persuasion” comes into play when…

Apple Pay transactions in the UK won’t be limited to £20 forever

At WWDC earlier this month, Apple announced it would be bringing Apple Pay to the UK in July. The country already has an established contactless payment infrastructure in retail locations, but it was unclear how exactly Apple Pay would fit into that equation. Apple has now posted an FAQ that clears up some of the confusion. First up, Apple confirms that…

Instagram receives updated Explore section

Instagram’s Explore section received a facelift in its update today, with a more polished interface and some new capabilities. The changes utilize Instagram’s massive user base to showcase a wide selection of photos and videos from all over the world. Curated collections Curation seems to be a growing trend for media services, and Instagram is…

Users report TaiG jailbreak 2.0.0 hanging at 20%, here’s how to fix it

Following the release of TaiG’s iOS 8.3 jailbreak this morning, many users have reported on social media that the jailbreak process hangs at the 20% mark. Luckily, a quick fix has been found, as reported by iDownloadBlog. In order to get around this pesky bug, all you need to do is downgrade your version of iTunes to version 12.1.0. Downgrading is fairly…

iOS 9 offers to temporarily delete apps for software updates

Ever tried to do a software update but ended up not being able to because of a lack of free space? Apple has taken multiple approaches to this issue this year. At WWDC, we learned about App Thinning and several techniques Apple is doing to provide smaller update sizes. However, iOS 9 has another built in option. Well this is new….