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Apple Releases Update to Apple Music App for Android Users





Apple has released an update to the Apple Music app for Android users. The update contains fixes for the music playback and playlists issues as well as a number of minor stability and performance enhancements. If you use Apple Music on your Android phone or tablet, you can install the latest version using the software update option on your device. The current version of the application is 0.9.11, it is compatible with Android 4.3 or higher.

WHAT'S NEW

This update resolves a playback issue where songs skip over the first two seconds of music. It also fixes an issue where albums added to a playlist appear in an unexpected order.

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Saturday, July 9th, 2016. 16:29

Beats 1 Radio Celebrates 1st Anniversary [Video]



Apple has posted a new video celebrating the first Beats 1 anniversary. In case you don’t know, Beats 1 is Apple’s online radio launched in 2015 alongside the streaming music service called Apple Music. The short video is based on interviews with famous artists and highlights the most interesting things that happened in its studios over the last 12 months. Check out the video below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.


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Friday, July 1st, 2016. 13:52

Apple Executive Explains Why iMessage Won’t Come to Android



One of Apple executives has recently explained why the company hasn’t brought iMessage to Android. In a comment to tech journalist Walt Mossberg, this person revealed that there are two reasons for not expanding the messaging service to rival platforms.


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Friday, June 17th, 2016. 11:08

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.

Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS and show updates for iTunes, Apple Pay as well as a number of other interesting things. Apart from that, there are several posts about the upcoming iPhone 7 and the revamped 13-inch MacBook Pro and the specs of these devices.


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Sunday, June 12th, 2016. 19:39

Apple to Announce iMessage for Android at WWDC?



Among other announcements scheduled for the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, namely, iOS 10, OS X 10.12 codenamed “Fuji”, new versions of watchOS and tvOS, Apple may also unveil iMessage for Android. The rumor comes from MacDailyNews reporters who cite insiders familiar with Apple plans. Even if we don’t see the announcement at WWDC, Apple’s messenger for Android will be released to public later this year, sources add.


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Friday, June 10th, 2016. 17:46

Apple Watch to Take 40% of High-End Smartwatch Market Share by 2020



According to the latest report from Business Insider, by 2020, the Apple Watch may occupy about 40% of the luxury smartwatch market. In other words, in four years, nearly the half of wearable devices sold across the globe and costing more than $350 may be Apple Watch units. The information comes from a reliable source, so I think we can rely on the figures we have just seen.


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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. 20:38

Apple Updates Apple Music App for Android



Apple has recently updated the Apple Music app for Android users. The updated version now lets users play music videos on their non-Apple handsets and supports family membership plans of the streaming music service. The ability to watch videos on Apple Music was a feature requested by thousands of users, so it’s nice Apple has finally added it.


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Friday, April 29th, 2016. 17:58

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the recent bugs found in iOS 9.3 and the fixes for these bugs. Apart from that, there are some posts that deal with the 4-inch iPhone SE and its internal components as well as with the rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7.


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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. 23:32

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Analysts Call iOS 9.3 Most Stable Version in Years



According to the latest report from a research firm Apteligent, Apple’s iOS 9.3, which was released on March 21st and contained three major bugs affecting thousands of users all over the world, is the most stable version of the mobile operating system over the last couple of years. The experts claim that iOS 9.3 has the lowest crash rate in comparison with iOS 8, iOS 9 and iOS 9.2. In case you don’t know, a crash rate reflects the possibility of a software glitch or any other problem with the operating system.


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Thursday, March 31st, 2016. 14:16

iPhone SE Is Popular Among Former Android Users



According to the latest report from Slice Intelligence, the smaller 4-inch iPhone SE lures more Android switchers than the flagship iPhone 6s released in 2015. The figures shared by the analysts are based on the reports about SE pre-orders, so I guess we can trust what we see.

As noted by the experts, about 35% of early iPhone SE adopters purchased an iPhone online in the course of past two years. Nearly 16% of new owners of the 4-inch device are former Android users. If to compare these figures with those of the iPhone 6s, we’ll see that former Android owners made only 10% here.

Apple hasn’t yet announced the exact number of iPhone SE units pre-ordered in the first-wave launch countries. However, the company is expected to do this at a special conference call dedicated to the financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on April 25th.




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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. 17:21

Apple Dominates the U.S. Smartphone Market, Samsung's Catching Up



According to the latest report shared by a research firm Parks Associates, Apple’s iPhone still dominates the U.S. smartphone market, however, Samsung is catching up.


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Thursday, February 11th, 2016. 17:36

Apple Became Top Smartphone Vendor in the USA and China in 2015



According to the latest report from a research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in 2015, Apple became the top smartphone vendor in the United States of America and China. New devices, namely, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, allowed to beat the rivals and become the leader of such important markets. Strong demand for both handsets generated record-breaking revenue as well.


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Thursday, January 28th, 2016. 11:22

Microsoft's Keyboard for iOS Will Support One-Handed Typing Mode



An image showing what appears to be Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iOS has been recently shared by The Verge reporters. The image lets us take a look at the iOS device with the new keyboard running in the one-handed typing mode.


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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016. 12:59

Apple Denies Rumor About Development of App for iPhone to Android Switchers



Earlier this week, a rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that Apple was developing a special tool for Android switchers. The tool was supposed to be used to transfer contacts, messages, music, videos etc. from a compatible iPhone to an Android phone. The rumor was shared by The Telegraph and became quite popular among the reporters writing tech news.

In reality, Apple doesn’t plan to develop any tools for people switching from iPhones to Android devices. Apple spokesperson denied the rumor and claimed the company is focused only on those who switch from Google’s Android to iOS. This is the usual practice for large smartphone manufacturers.


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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016. 11:33

Apple Music Now Has 10 Million Subscribers



According to the latest report from Financial Times, Apple Music now has more than 10 million active subscribers. This number includes users of all popular platforms, including iOS, Mac, PC, Android and Apple TV. Such result allowed Apple’s streaming music service to become the second largest in the world. The leader of the market is Spotify with 75 million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers.


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Monday, January 11th, 2016. 23:51