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June 18, 2015
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Apple App Store Crosses 100 Billion Downloads

For smartphone owners who can’t bear the bugs and software problems that sometimes accompany the multi-manufacturer nature of Windows Phone and Android devices, the Apple App Store has been the best way to find and enjoy the best new applications that run on the company’s iPhone and iPad devices. Apple marked a milestone last year when it announced that […] Continue Reading…

August 27, 2016
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Spotify Punishing Artists Who Offer Apple Music Exclusives [Updated]

Spotify and Apple Music are becoming increasingly bitter rivals, and according to new reports from The New York Times and Bloomberg, the feuding is now affecting artists. Spotify has been punishing artists who agree to Apple Music exclusives, displaying their content less prominently and offering fewer promotional opportunities. Spotify has explicitly told artists who offer Apple […] Continue Reading…

August 26, 2016
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Report: Spotify punishing artists that take Apple Music exclusives by limiting promotion

Following reports that Universal Music is preventing artists from agreeing to exclusive streaming deals with Apple Music and others, new reports claim Spotify is now limiting promotion of artists that take deals with rivals. more…Filed under: Apple
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August 26, 2016
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Apple gets green light to add 1,000 jobs at Irish headquarters

More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1,000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.
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August 26, 2016
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Apple again said to remove Home button with iPhone coming in 2017

Following a similar report from the WSJ earlier this summer, a new report from Bloomberg today briefly mentions that the iPhone introduced in 2017 will not feature the iconic Home button that has been present from the start. The Bloomberg piece focused more broadly on an iPhone for Japan with support for FeliCa payments. more…Filed under: Apple […] Continue Reading…

August 25, 2016
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Apple’s iTunes ranks fourth in JD Power satisfaction survey for paid streaming video

J.D. Power on Thursday published a new customer satisfaction survey for paid video streaming services, ranking Apple’s iTunes below three major competitors.
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August 25, 2016
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Future iPhones might collect fingerprints, photos of thieves

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a method of storing an unauthorized user’s biometric information, which can help strengthen security management or assist in device recovery and criminal prosecution in the case of a theft.
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August 25, 2016
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Google app on iOS updated with expanded 3D Touch support

The Google app on iOS has today been updated to version 18.0, expanding support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While the app first gained support for 3D Touch back in December, today’s update brings the feature to more aspects of the app. more…Filed under: Apple […] Continue Reading…

August 24, 2016
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Apple Music’s Reliance on Exclusives Coming Under Fire From Labels and Critics

In the wake of the much-anticipated launch of Frank Ocean’s new album “Blonde,” Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executives, saying that the company is prohibiting the practice of exclusive music streaming moving forward (via The Lefsetz Letter). The email officially ends “all future exclusives with Universal artists,” meaning popular artists like […] Continue Reading…

August 24, 2016
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Pokémon Go update adds monster ‘Appraisal,’ promise of ‘new and exciting’ features

A report earlier claimed that Pokémon Go usage is in decline from its fever pitched height two months ago. Direct battling and trading might spark a revival in the game, but so far Niantic is still focused on international expansion and stability. Version 1.5.0 on iOS adds a new Pokémon appraisal feature, minor fixes, and the promise of new features. more…Filed […] Continue Reading…

August 24, 2016
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Apple’s Deep Pockets Affecting Spotify Contract Renewals

Several of Spotify’s contracts are up for renewal and the high rates Apple pays record labels are affecting Spotify’s negotiations, reports MusicBusinessWorldwide. As it considers a future IPO, Spotify is aiming to strike long-term deals with record labels at lower rates, while labels want Spotify to pay as much as Apple does. Spotify reportedly pays record […] Continue Reading…

August 23, 2016
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Kanex’s ‘GoPower Watch’ Portable Battery for Apple Watch Now Available for $100

Kanex today made its GoPower Watch, one of the first MFi-certified portable batteries for Apple Watch, available for purchase for $99.95. The cordless, portable 1A/3.70V charging solution has a built-in 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery that can charge an Apple Watch up to six times before it needs to be recharged itself. GoPower Watch has […] Continue Reading…

August 23, 2016
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Nike+ Running rebrands, highlights tracking runs from watchOS ahead of GPS-equipped Apple Watch 2

Nike today announced that it is completely rebranding its popular Nike+ Running app. The app is now the “Nike+ Run Club” app, while today’s update also brings a host of performance, feature, visual, and stability improvements. more…Filed under: Apple
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August 23, 2016
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macOS 10.12 Sierra developer beta 7 + public beta 6 hit the Mac App Store for developers

Apple today released the seventh developer preview of macOS Sierra since showing off the software update for the Mac at WWDC 2016. The latest release is available now through the Mac App Store. macOS Sierra’s headlining feature is Siri on the Mac with other features like Auto-Unlock which lets Apple Watch users skip the password login screen. Apple Pay […] Continue Reading…

August 22, 2016
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Apple investigating deaths of two Foxconn workers amid overtime controversy

Apple is said to be seeking more information on the deaths of two workers from Foxconn’s iPhone assembly line in Zhengzhou, China. The WSJ reports that one death was an apparent suicide, the other an accident. more…Filed under: Apple
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