The Athletic reverses course on podcasts and submits them to Apple Podcasts and Spotify

A few months ago, I wrote about The Athletic, and I thought it would make a great acquisition target for Apple. When I originally wrote that article, I mentioned that the Athletic had recently launched a podcast section, but they were only available inside of their app and not dedicated podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, […]

Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as their default music player

There was something of a mystery report this week. Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri […] According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a “plan” that would “let iPhone users tell Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums with voice commands.” […]

Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive practices in Europe over App Store restrictions

Music streaming company Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission claiming that Apple takes more money than it should be entitled to, isn’t providing information on customers to vendors, and is unfairly limiting third-party access to technologies such as Siri, HomePod and Apple Watch. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple continues enterprise certificate cleanup as distributors found sharing ad-free Spotify, more

The barrage of applications taking advantage of Apple’s enterprise certificate program continues today. Reuters reports that software distributors have been using the program to share modified versions of popular apps, such as an ad-free version of Spotify. more… The post Apple continues enterprise certificate cleanup as distributors found sharing ad-free Spotify, more appeared first on […]

Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private messages to “partners without their knowledge.” more… The post Facebook tries to explain why Netflix […]

[Update: Spotify Wrapped now live] How to visualize your Apple Music listening history, including top songs, artists, and more

Thanks to GDPR, Apple now offers a way to view and download all of the data it has collected from you over the years. Australian developer Pat Murray has created an incredibly interesting tool that is able to visualize your Apple Music year in review. more… The post [Update: Spotify Wrapped now live] How to […]

Apple Music vs Spotify: Which should you choose?

Apple Music and Spotify are the dominate players in the streaming music industry. Spotify just announced they have 75 million paid subscribers with 170 million total active users. Apple recently hit 40 million subscribers. It’s clear that both companies are a hit with consumers. In fact, the streaming music industry has revitalized the music business. […]

037: Spotify IPO, Apple Watch skiing and snowboarding, Sketch design update | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got Spotify officially going public, Apple Watch gaining new ski and snowboarding activity tracking features, and Sketch’s latest update for designers. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/9to5mac-daily-02-28-2018.mp3 more… 9to5Mac