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Apple in Talks with Russian Labels to Launch Apple Music in This Country





As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on a new streaming music service. It will be reportedly called Apple Music. Its announcement may take place as soon as in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.


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Thursday, May 21st, 2015. 18:27

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, that is why I’ve made up a list of the most interesting articles of the last seven days, which I want to share with you. Let’s not waste time and take a look at this list right now.


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Sunday, May 17th, 2015. 16:12

Apple's New Streaming Music Service Will Be Called Apple Music?



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the long-awaited Apple's streaming music service based on Beats Music functionality will be called Apple Music and feature a deep social integration for artists. In fact, they will get an opportunity to share their music, photos, videos and posts with their fans. Similar feature called Ping was once added to iTunes. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have decided that an opportunity to follow the page of the favourite artist will allow to lure more customers and make the streaming service more popular.


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Thursday, May 14th, 2015. 19:20

Apple Releases Third OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta to Developers



As you probably know, Apple on Monday released the third iOS 8.4 beta with a brand new Music app and a number of important improvements and bug fixes to developers and the members of public testing program. Apart from the iOS beta, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded the third OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta with a bunch of stability enhancements and bug fixes to developers for testing. The release took place two weeks after the release OS X 10.10.4 Beta 2. The very first version of Yosemite 10.10.4 was released in April.


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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015. 19:37

Apple Releases Third iOS 8.4 Beta to Developers, Second Beta to Public Testers



Apple on Monday released the third beta of iOS 8.4 to developers for testing and the second beta of its newest mobile operating system to the members of public beta testing program. The release came two weeks after the release of iOS 8.4 Beta 2 and nearly a month after the debut of the very first testing version. According to what the guys from Cupertino say, the latest beta contains a number of improvements and bug fixes.


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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015. 0:31

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past several days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.


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Sunday, May 10th, 2015. 16:34

Apple to Launch Its New Music Service in Many Countries This June?



Following the report about Apple’s problems with reaching agreement with music labels ahead of the debut of the widely-rumored Beats-based streaming music service, a new rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that the service will be launched in a number of countries in late June. Moreover, alongside the revamped subscription-based music service, the guys from Cupertino will reportedly launch an updated version of iTunes Radio. The exact number of first-wave countries remains unknown, however, reliable insiders claim this will be a ‘long list’.


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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. 23:25

Apple Hasn't Yet Reached Licensing Agreement with Music Labels Ahead of Launch of Its New Music Service



This year's Worldwide Developer Conference is expected to be very interesting and full of events. As you already know, the guys from Cupertino will officially unveil the next-generation Apple TV with a redesigned remote control, A8 processor inside and the support of Siri and its own App Store. Earlier it was reported that Apple is also planning to announce the redesigned Beats-based streaming music service, which may be integrated directly into iOS 9. According to the latest report from Billboard, the debut of the new music service may take place a bit later as Apple hasn't yet reached the agreements with music labels, which are required for the launch of Beats-based service this summer. Some sources believe Apple will manage to reach the licensing agreements by June, others say it is impossible.


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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. 23:13

iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 81% - Apple



According to the latest report published by the guys from Cupertino, iOS adoption rate has recently reached 81%. This number indicates that most of the iPhone and iPad users have already upgraded to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. If to compare this number to the one, which was published by Apple on April 13th, we may see a 2% increase in the number of active iOS 8 users. The data about iOS adoption is based on the App Store statistics, which means it is pretty reliable.


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Friday, May 1st, 2015. 0:57

Apple Releases Second iOS 8.4 Beta to Developers for Testing



Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 8.4 to developers for testing. The release came less than two weeks after the release of the very first iOS 8.4 beta, which could boast of a completely redesigned Music app with lots of new tweaks as well as a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. According to the release notes, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system features only some minor stability enhancements. As to the new features, the developers haven't yet noticed any. I will let you know if they find anything new.


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Monday, April 27th, 2015. 22:59

Apple Releases First iOS 8.4 Beta with All-New Music App



Apple on Tuesday seeded the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers for testing. The release took place just five days after the official release of iOS 8.3 to users worldwide. The most-recent version of Apple’s mobile operating system can boast of several minor improvements and one easily-noticeable feature, which is a revamped Music app, which is not only working faster, but also has a completely new design.

Below you may take a look at the short video created by MacRumors reporters showing the redesigned Music app as well as at the list of its improvements.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at them right now.


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Sunday, March 29th, 2015. 16:09

New Rumors About Apple's Beats-Based Streaming Music Service Appear Online



As you probably know, Apple is currently working on its new streaming music service, which is based on the Beats Music functionality and which is expected to be embedded either to iOS 8.4 or iOS 9. According to the latest report released by The New York Times reporters, Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine are playing major roles in the development of the service. The reporters believe that in terms of functionality and usability this Apple’s creation will be quite similar to Beats Music and that it will be priced $9.99 per month, just like the rival services.


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Thursday, March 26th, 2015. 19:13

Siri Now Can Make Calls Using Speakerphone



With the release of iOS 8.3 beta, the guys from Cupertino have slightly improved the functionality of the build-in voice assistant. According to what reliable sources write, Siri now can make calls via speakerphone every time user asks for that using the “Hey Siri” command. Strangely enough, such a simple feature was missing in iOS 8 - 8.2. It’s good Apple discovered this and found a solution to the problem.


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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015. 14:01

Apple Watch to Boast of 2GB of Memory for Music and 75MB for Photos



According to what people familiar with the matter write, the recently-released Apple Watch can indeed boast of 8GB of internal storage. However, only 2GB will be available to store music and 75MB - to store photos on the wearable device. The multimedia content can be synced using the companion app for the iPhone. After user sends the songs and images he wants to his Apple Watch, he will get an opportunity to access them even when the connection with the smartphone is lost.


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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 14:31