Tag Archives: iTunes

Beats music app to come bundled with iOS next year [Rumor]

According to a report coming out of Financial Times, Apple is planning to add Beats Music to its list of pre-installed iOS apps sometime next year. The report comes after rumors surfaced back in September claiming that Apple is planning to unveil a re-branding of the streaming music service early next year. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an…

Apple’s said to be unveiling rebranded Beats Music service in February

Following yesterday’s reports of Beats Music being shut down, and a quick rebuttal of such claims, new information has emerged suggesting that Apple is set to rebrand the Beats Music service in February, 2015. It was reported by TechCrunch yesterday that Apple would soon shut down Beats Music, citing five sources familiar with the plans. This was…

Apple: We’re keeping Beats Music technology, phasing out the brand

An early version of iTunes Radio 2.0? With news that Apple was going to shut down Beats Music, some imagined that Apple was going to leave the streaming music service completely. But, according to Re/code, Apple is staying in the streaming game. The news about Beats Music’s demise likely came from misunderstanding just how much of Beats Music was…

Apple and U2 working together again to boost digital music sales

After giving away the band’s latest album to every iTunes user for free at its September iPhone event, Apple and U2 are back again and this time they have a new tactic for increasing digital music sales. According to a report by TIME, the Cupertino company and Irish rockers are working together on a new music format to help musicians sell more…

Reminder: Backup your iOS device before updating to iOS 8

It’s that time of year again! Developers have been spending months with the latest operating system, putting their finishing touches on the latest releases of their apps. Meanwhile, users are getting excited for the features that will come when their iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones receive the latest iOS release. But before you jump and download that…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Spotlight

One of the main features that seemed to get pushed aside during the iOS 7 revamp was Spotlight, the universal search feature that was available on iOS. Through iOS 6, the feature had its very own spot reserved as a homepage to the left of the main home apps page, but with iOS 7, the feature was reduced to a simple search bar that was available by…

What to expect from Apple at WWDC next week

  Next week Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s keynote speech will start at 10 a.m. Pacific time on June 2 and if you click here, you will be able to watch it live. However, if you want to watch along, you’ll need Safari 4 or later on OS X 10.6 or later;…

Could Beats acquisition mean more cross-platform apps from Apple?

While Apple is certainly known for its inability to play nice with other operating systems in the mobile world, there could be a shake up in that statement coming soon. With today’s acquisition of Beats Electronics, it means that Apple now has an Android app in the form of Beats Music. Now most will dismiss this as a small and minor fact in the grand scheme…