Apple Music and Beats 1 goes live with iOS 8.4 software update

Apple Music Launch

Apple earlier today released iOS 8.4 software update that brings Apple’s on demand music streaming service to the world. Apple Music was first introduced during this years WWDC. The service is now live in more than 100 countries.

The new service is very similar to Beats Music which has been shut down post Apple Music launch. You may recall Beats was acquired by Apple in May last year for $3 billion.

Apple updates iPhone 6 World Gallery films with new videos

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Apple launched its “shot on iPhone 6″ campaign in March this year which features photos taken by users. The campaign was recently expanded to include videos and now the company has featured select 15 seconds video clips and posted them on its website. Apple updated its video collection on Thursday by adding two new videos titled “Shot on iPhone 6 by … Read More

Apple changes course, will pay artists during free trial of Apple Music

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We recently reported on mixed reaction from eminent artists towards Apple Music’s free-trial policy regarding payments. The company was trying to negotiate deals with record labels and artists to pay them 71.5% revenue share which is higher than the industry standard while paying nothing during the three month free-trial of the service. Taylor Swift on her tumblr blog posted details about … Read More

Apple Music receives mixed reaction from few eminent artists and record labels

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Apple Music is all-set to go live on June 30 with the release of iOS 8.4 software update. During WWDC 2015 Apple announced that the streaming music service will offer a generous three-month free trial period for all users. Record labels and independent artists are now expressing their concerns over the free trial. The Beggars Group, one of the largest independent group … Read More

iOS 9 takes on challenging these 5 thriving app store categories

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iOS 9 preview during WWDC 2015 gave us a sneak preview of the upcoming software update for Apple’s mobile devices. The next major update for iOS offers many new features and performance enhancement. On the other hand, iOS 9 and iOS 8.4 also take on challenging third-party developers who currently offer apps in 5 thriving app store categories. Many developers behind the apps in … Read More

YouTube Gaming Google’s response to Twitch launching soon

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Google today announced that the company is working on YouTube Gaming app and dedicated website for on-demand and live-streaming of gaming videos. Broadcasting live gameplay videos, posting videos of high-scores, strategy or just narrating while playing games has increasingly become very popular in the gaming community. Twitch is the leading platform when it comes to gaming videos. The service boasts … Read More

watchOS 2 brings native apps, new features and improved security

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WWDC keynote conference has been all about software updates since Apple moved hardware announcements to special events. This year the company previewed iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan and for the first time included an Apple Watch software update, watchOS 2. When the Apple Watch was launched it supported third-party apps however, those could only work as long as you were … Read More

Apple Music on-demand streaming service available on June 30

Apple Music

At this years’ WWDC keynote event Apple CEO, Tim Cook, used Steve Jobs’ famous “one more thing” phrase to announce Apple Music. The company had long been rumored to be working on a music streaming service after acquiring Beats Music for $3 billion. Just like most Apple products, Apple Music isn’t the first of its kind in the market. Apps like … Read More

Affinity Designer for Mac wins WWDC 2015 Apple Design Award

Affinity Designer Apple Design Award

Every year during WWDC Apple announces its Design Award winners to honour “outstanding design and innovation”. This year one of the apps that won the prestigious Apple Design Award was “Affinity Designer” for Mac. Touch Reviews recently published an in-depth review of Affinity Designer for Mac and we just fell in love with its design and simplicity. In our review we … Read More

iOS 9 Apple’s next major mobile OS delivers much-needed features

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Apple on Monday previewed iOS 9, the next major software update for its mobile devices. During the 26th WWDC keynote event Craig Federighi, SVP of Software Engineering, talked about the focus of iOS 9 being towards intelligence, multitasking on iPad, foundation and improving built-in apps. Apple is improving built-in apps that iOS already has and even bringing new default apps to iOS … Read More

OS X El Capitan coming this fall with focus on experience and performance

OS X El Capitan WWDC 2015

Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote event kicked off with announcement about the next major software version for the Mac, called OS X El Capitan. The upcoming software update unlike Yosemite will not bring any major visual changes to the operating system however, just like with the release of Snow Leopard, Apple is focussing on experience and performance with the release of … Read More

WWDC 2015 Live Keynote Event – iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music and more

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Apple’s WWDC 2015 live keynote event is here. Apple is expected to announce the next major software update for iPhone and iPad – iOS 9, for Mac – OS X 10.11 and launch the all new Apple Music streaming service. The live keynote event will kickoff at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. It will begin at 10:00 AM Pacific … Read More

Apple’s music plans leaked ahead of WWDC 2015 Live Event

Apple Music WWDC 2015

Apple’s annual worldwide developers conference is about to go live in less than 60 minutes from now and details about the company’s plan for the music category are already out. Sony Music CEO Dough Morris, during an interview at the Midem Music Industry Festival in Cannes,  “confirmed” Apple Music launch at todays WWDC 2015 live keynote event. Although, no other … Read More

iPhone 6S tech specs expected to include major enhancements

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Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6S is expected to include major under the hood enhancements according to a new note issued to investors by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his note Kuo outlines 11 predictions relating to the next iPhone 6S. The next-gen iPhone will retain 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screen sizes with no flagship model being offered in 4 inch screen size. While the … Read More

Apple’s “iPad Pro” touch panel to include silver nanowire material

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If you’ve been following the rumour mill closely, you’ll know what “iPad Pro” is all about. Many reports and leaks strongly suggest that Apple is working on a larger version of the iPad dubbed as the “iPad Pro” which will feature 12.9 inch display and ship with a stylus. According to a new report, published by Korea IT News, Apple has … Read More