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Digital Music Sales Fell 9%, Streaming Services Saw 54% Growth





While streaming music services are gaining popularity, digital music sales continue to fall. According to the latest statistics published by a research firm Nielsen SoundScan, streaming services, which offer music and music-related video content saw a 54% growth in 2014. As to the amount of digital albums sold through world’s largest online stores, it fell 9% last year.


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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. 19:49

Company Wanted to Block All iTunes Rivals - Former Apple Engineer



According to what former iTunes engineer named Rod Schultz says, Apple's policy is aimed at blocking third-party music services, which are iTunes rivals, and making the company's virtual music store a largest online music repository.


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Saturday, December 13th, 2014. 19:18

Apple's A8 Chip Supports 4K Video Playback?



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the A8 chip found inside of Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is capable of playing 4K video. And that is rather strange, I must admit, as the aforementioned devices have a display resolution of "only" 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels respectively. The support of ultra high-definition video has been discovered by developers who created a popular Mac app called WALTR.


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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. 0:07

Apple to Integrate Beats Music in iOS?



According to the latest report from the Financial Times, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to incorporate the recently-acquired music streaming service called Beats Music in iOS as soon as early next year. Building such an app directly into the mobile operating system will allow to lure new iPhone and iPad customers, make the service more popular and compete with the rivals, for example, with Spotify, on equal terms. Looks like the beginning of 2015 will be full of events.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014. 19:36

Portable Wireless Speaker Creative MUVO 20



With growing popularity of smart devices, like smartphones and tablets, most users demand wireless and mobile features from audio systems. That is why most modern speakers support bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth helped us to get rid of audio cables. But what about power cords? Today we will take a look at Creative MUVO 20 - portable mobile wireless speaker with internal battery.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has come to an end, so looks like I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and talk about these articles right now.


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iTunes Sales Fall 13%, Apple Hurries Up to Rebrand Beats Music



According to what people familiar with the matter claim, iTunes sales have fallen more than 13% this year. Keeping this information in mind, it now becomes clear why the guys from Cupertino have decided to rebrand the Beats Music service and make it a part of the iTunes brand. You see, more and more people prefer listening to music online to downloading separate songs or albums. There are several reasons for that, namely, the rapid development of 3G and 4G networks and the price, of course. It is cheaper to purchase the subscription for the music streaming service than to buy all the songs you like.


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Saturday, October 25th, 2014. 2:27

Apple officially announces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3



 

Today Apple officially announced two new tablets - iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.

iPad Air 2, teblet with 9.7" Retina 2048 x 1536 pixels display, is now 18 percent thinner than the first iPad Air (6.1 mm vs 7.5 mm), has brand new A8X processor that is 40 percent faster. iPad Air 2 is also lighter 437g vs 469g for Wifi model. It's also got a brand new camera out back: an 8MP iSight camera (f/2.4 aperture) that does 1080p video, burstmode, panorama shots, and auto HDR (that takes up a bit less space). iPad Air has Touch ID, the Home button-based security system that enables login via fingerprint. With Touch ID, iPad Air 2 also has Apple Pay, albeit enabled for online purchases only. Front-facing camera is also getting improved, and it's now known as the "Facetime HD" camera.


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iPhone LTE Speed Test: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5s [Video]



Apple claims the iPhone 6 has 'Faster LTE': "With faster LTE — up to 150 Mbps — iPhone 6 users can experience faster download and upload speeds for browsing the web, streaming music, making video calls, and more." During the iPhone 6 keynote, Apple SVP Phil Schiller revealed that these speeds are possible through a technology called carrier aggregation. The new iPhone 6 uses Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE Category 4 modem chip which offers up to 150 Mbps downlink data rates and 50 Mbps uplink data rates. Let's take a look if this is actually any faster than the previous iPhone 5S.

iClarified did a quick test. They have found the spot with the absolute best reception possible. Testing was done late at night, when network usage is lower. The speeds are actually amazing.

iPhone 6 showed 100 Mbps download speed and 35 Mbps upload, while iPhone 5S - 35 Mbps and 15 Mbps respectively.  Impressive, isn't it.

 

 




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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. 16:19

Beats Music to Get New Name in February - Rumors



According to the latest report from Re/code, the guys from Cupertino are planning to launch their revamped streaming music service with a new branding next year. To be more precise, this will happen during the 2015 Grammy Awards in February. Looks like Apple won’t shut or rename the recently-acquired Beats Music service until that time. A piece of good news for all Beats fans, right?


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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. 19:49

Siri Now Recognizes Music Using Shazam



You have probably heard the rumor, according to which Siri was supposed to “learn” to identify music tracks using Shazam functionality. Well, looks like the guys from Cupertino indeed integrated such a useful feature into their virtual assistant and it is now available for all the iOS 8 users.


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Monday, September 22nd, 2014. 1:24

Apple to Launch Apple Pay Loyalty Program Soon?



According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple is thinking about launching a loyalty program for its recently announced Apple Pay service. This program will reportedly allow users to download music, apps or TV shows for free after a successfully completed transaction or a number of transactions. Such rewards can help to promote Apple's payments system and urge people to use it whenever and whenever it is possible.


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Monday, September 15th, 2014. 1:49

More Details About Apple Watch Surface Online



As you probably know, Apple on Tuesday released its new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the long-anticipated wearable device called Apple Watch. I have already told you about the smartwatch, however, some new details surfaced online and I feel I should share these details with you.


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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014. 12:59

Apple Has Recently Launched iTunes Festival 2014 Channel on Apple TV



Ahead of probably the biggest music event of the year, the guys from Cupertino have recently added a new channel to their Apple TV set-top box. This channel allows you to be aware of the latest news connected with the upcoming iTunes Festival. For example, you may take a look at the list of singers and bands that will be performing at Apple's music event or check its schedule.


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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. 22:29

Apple Releases Two New 'Your Verse' Ads [Video]



The guys from Cupertino have recently released two new "Your Verse" iPad ads. The ads are available either on Apple's official YouTube channel or below. Take a look and tell me what you think about these ads.

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014. 19:07