Tag Archives: Music

Apple patents iTunes ‘credit’ system for offline purchases

A patent published today shows how iTunes users may soon be able to make music purchases whilst offline. Published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent is named “On-device offline purchases”, and it does pretty much what it says on the tin. The system would allow iTunes users to buy credits from iTunes, and store those credits for a…

Apple to close deal on “iRadio” as early as next week?

According to a new report from CNET, which cites people “familiar with the negotiations,” Apple is very close to signing a deal with two major record labels to stream their music on the infamous “iRadio” service. Apple has apparently made the deal in question is very good for record labels, offering  per-stream rates almost half as cheap as…

Judge says “no” to ability to resell iTunes music

For those of you looking forward to the idea of one day being able to resell your iTunes songs that you no longer want, you may be waiting for quite some time. There was recently a legal push through the United States district court to give music owners the right to resell music to other users digitally. Unfortunately for music lovers looking to cash in…

Rumor: Apple wants to launch iRadio this summer

By now, many of you may know that Apple is rumored to be working on a streaming music service. While at this point it is not clear if the company plans on modeling it’s music service after Spotify or Pandora, many in the industry do believe that it is coming, and soon. Apple’s so called “iRadio” has been in the works for some time, and at first…

Vinetune introduces epic new music video idea

In a bid to shake up music-videos, VineTune has just launched a new crowd sourcing initiative in a bid to create constantly changing music videos for its users. Vinetune will use user-submitted Vines with hashtags that match song lyrics to create a music video for a specified song. Each month, Vinetune will promote a different track and add its own…

Braven 570 and BRV-1 mobile speakers – Hands On [CU Exposed 2013]

In the world of mobile wireless speakers, the Jawbone Jambox caused the biggest stir last year, but ask anyone who knows anything about audio if they’d prefer a Braven or Jawbone speaker, and the answer will be unanimously in favor of the Braven. I hung out at the Braven stand this year at CU Exposed 2013, stood and listened in amazement at how powerful…

New iOS 7 concepts again rethink lock screen, music controls, and more

The closer we get to WWDC, the more iOS 7 concepts we see. These two particular ones again give us a new look at what a possible lock screen could look like (maybe it’d fix all these bugs), along with new music controls on the home screen. I sort of like this simplistic rendition of a possible lock screen, however to me the white “card” look and thin font…