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January 20, 2016
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iRig Keys Review: A mini MIDI Piano Keyboard for iPhone and iPad with big music potential

The iRig Keys Mini is an electronic MIDI music keyboard that connects to iPhone and iPad with a Lightning cable. Although it isn’t regularly advertised, iPhones and iPads have had great support for MIDI input instruments and other devices for a long … Continue reading

January 16, 2016
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Apple announces free ad-supported iTunes Radio stations going away on January 29th, will require Apple Music subscription

In an email circulating to customers, Apple has announced that the ad-supported iTunes Radio stations available in the US and Australia are going away on January 29th. Beats 1 will be the ‘premiere free broadcast’ going forward. All other radio station … Continue reading

January 12, 2016
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iOS 9.3 Preview: First look at updated Apple Music + Maps apps in CarPlay [Video]

Earlier today Apple unloaded several new beta software updates including iOS 9.3 for iPhone which adds some handy new features to CarPlay. Specifically, both the Maps and Music apps for CarPlay were updated to work more like the iPhone versions on iOS … Continue reading

January 11, 2016
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Apple Music Now Has Over 10 Million Subscribers After Just 6 Months

Apple Music has surpassed 10 million subscribers across iOS, Mac, PC, Android and Apple TV in just six months, a milestone that took its largest rival Spotify around six years to accomplish, Financial Times reported on Sunday. Apple Music, which … Continue reading

December 28, 2015
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AppleInsider podcast talks hi-res Apple Music streaming, 4-inch iPhone rumors, Wall Street & more

Pour some eggnog, pop in your EarPods and relax as the AppleInsider podcast discusses this week’s top news, including hi-res streaming audio rumors, more 4-inch iPhone talk, Dan’s fiery excoriation of Wall Street analysts and Neil’s review of Gamevice’s latest … Continue reading

December 23, 2015
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Report reiterates Beatles catalog streaming from Christmas Eve, will include Apple Music & others

Building on a report from Billboard last week, Re/code now says that starting on Christmas Eve, The Beatles will be available on Apple Music. The report from last week said that the hit British boy band’s catalog would launch on … Continue reading

December 7, 2015
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Apple raises iTunes Match iCloud Music Library limit to 100k songs, up from 25k

  As promised by Eddy Cue earlier in the year, Apple has now raised the limits on iTunes Match and Apple Music library for matched songs from 25,000 to 100,000 songs. Cue had previously announced on Twitter that Apple was aiming … Continue reading

December 6, 2015
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Users once again say iTunes Match/Apple Music upload limits raised over 25,000 songs

Some users are again claiming that Apple has raised the song upload/matching limit for iTunes Match and Apple Music libraries over 25,000, as promised in June by SVP for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 6, 2015
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Apple Raises iTunes Match and Apple Music Library Matching Limits

Over the past couple of days, MacRumors has received several reports from users who have been able to upload music libraries of greater than 25,000 tracks to iTunes Match or Apple Music’s similar scan-and-match feature, and Macworld‘s iTunes expert Kirk … Continue reading

November 30, 2015
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Apple Music Available on Sonos Devices Starting December 15

As of December 15, Apple Music will be available on Sonos, allowing those who own Sonos speakers to use them with the Apple Music service for the first time since it launched in June. Sonos and Apple today announced a … Continue reading

November 11, 2015
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Adele might skip ’25’ release on Spotify in favor of Apple Music, other paid services

Less than two weeks before Adele’s highly anticipated album "25" is set to drop, the artist’s camp is at odds with Spotify over limiting playback to paying subscribers, meaning the streaming music firm might see another huge release slip through … Continue reading

October 23, 2015
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Pandora reaches $90M settlement to continue playing pre-1972 music

While revealing its Q3 earnings earlier today, Pandora announced that it will pay $ 90 million to labels in royalties as a settlement to play music released prior to 1972. Federal copyright laws didn’t start protecting sound recordings until 1972, meaning … Continue reading

September 23, 2015
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Apple Music Diary: Decision time – is it worth the money? [Poll]

My first impressions of Apple Music weren’t great. I loved the first ‘For you’ recommendation it made, but the service then seemed to be completely ignoring what it should already know about my taste in music and offering me a lot … Continue reading