Over 96% of Apple Health Records trial users found it easy to use

Apple’s Health Records, the company’s platform for storing and sharing personal health data between patients and caregivers, has been given very favorable reviews by some of its first users, with a survey revealing the vast majority not only found it easy to use, but helped them understand their health. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Judge officially sets Apple v Qualcomm trial date as Apple lawyer refutes possibility of settlement

Earlier this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf made headlines when he said his company was “on the doorstep of a resolution” with Apple, implying a settlement was possible. Now, an Apple attorney is refuting that notion, saying the two companies “are going to need a trial.” more… The post Judge officially sets Apple v Qualcomm trial […]

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content. AppleInsider – Frontpage […]

Apple seemingly stops offering free three-month Apple Music trial in select countries

One of the headlining aspects of Apple Music when it launched in 2015 was its three-month free trial, allowing users a lengthy amount of time to try the service before agreeing to subscribe. This week, however, Apple has seemingly stopped offering the three-month free trial in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland… more… 9to5Mac

Apple Paying 0.2 Cents for Each Song Streamed Free During Apple Music Trial Period

Apple will pay record labels 0.2 cents for each song that customers stream for free during the three-month Apple Music free trial, reports The New York Times. The rate is similar to what Spotify pays out for songs accessed through its free streaming tier and does not include a smaller payment made to music publishers […]

Apple will now pay rights holders during Apple Music trial period, Eddy Cue says

Following widespread outcry over its policy of not compensating rights holders for streams during Apple Music’s three-month free trial, Apple software and services chief Eddy Cue said late Sunday that the company has reversed course and will indeed pay royalties while users evaluate the service. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music’s Free Trial in Open Letter

A couple days ago BuzzFeed reported that Taylor Swift’s new album, “1989”, would not be available to stream on Apple Music, denying the service of one of the best-selling albums of the last two years. Today, Swift penned an open letter to the Cupertino company explaining her decision. I’m sure you are aware that Apple […]

Upcoming ‘Apple Music’ Streaming Service to Include Three-Month Free Trial

Ahead of the introduction of Apple’s new streaming music platform, Financial Times has shared some key details about the service, confirming it will be called simply “Apple Music.” With the launch of the service, Apple will be largely abandoning its iTunes branding, using the name only for the online store. As has been previously shared, […]