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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

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, that is why I have decided to make a roundup of the most popular posts of the past seven days. I think you should take a look.


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Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers to Become Head of iTunes Radio?



According to the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal, Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will become the head of iTunes Radio. This indicates that the guys from Cupertino are seriously planning to develop both music streaming services without giving preference to one. That is why the experts say that we won’t see the brands merging in the near future.


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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. 14:53

Apple to Acquire Swell Radio Soon?



Looks like Beats Electronics wasn’t the only music-related company the guys from Cupertino planned to purchase this year. According to the latest report from Re/code, Apple is currently considering the possibility of buying the firm behind the music streaming application called Swell Radio. The price of acquisition is $30 million.


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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. 0:21

EqualizerEverywhere: Jailbreak Tweak for Music Lovers



A new jailbreak tweak for all those who like listening to music using their iPhone has been recently released on Cydia. It enables an equalizer on your device and allows to create presets for different music types stored on your iPhone. This tweak is called EqualizerEverywhere and I must admit, it is very intuitive and easy-to-use.


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Monday, July 28th, 2014. 1:05

Bluetooth wireless audio Creative T30 Wireless



It is always hard to choose good stereo system for home or office use. With growing popularity of smart devices, like iPhone or iPad, most users demand wireless features, for example, bluetooth support. Today we will take a look at Creative T30 Wireless - 2.0 Wireless Speakers with NFC. While the quality of this device is quite good, the price is attractive as well. You can get one for about $200.


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