Tag Archives: apple

Major record label reportedly bans “exclusive” deals with Apple Music and other services

Apple’s practice of locking down long-term exclusive deals with artists has reportedly drawn ire from Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s biggest major label. Frank Ocean’s recent exclusive deal with Apple was a wakeup call for the industry, with UMG set to curtail its practice of supplying Apple Music and other services with longterm exclusives. […]

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Report: Deutsche Telekom to lure customers with 6 months of Apple Music for free

German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom is reportedly planning to lure prospective customers into the fold by enticing them with six free months of Apple Music, about a $60 value. German-language blog iPhone-ticker.de reported Wednesday that Deutsche Telekom is set to announce the offer at IFA in Berlin, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show that runs September […]

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A fascinating look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning work at Apple

Respected journalist Steven Levy has scored another nice exclusive with a new write-up over at Backchannel, a Wired Media Group property, giving us a rare inside look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning work at Apple. The article contains a lot of gems, with company executives Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller and Siri leads Tom Gruber and Alex Acero […]

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Twelve South launches BookBook and SurfacePad cases for 9.7? iPad Pro

Premium accessory maker Twelve South today added a new 9.7″ iPad Pro-optimized member to its vintage-style Book Book cases, three months following Book Book for 12.9-inch iPad Pro that debuted in early-summer. The company also said that customers can now pick up Surface Pad covers for their 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The new Book Book for the 9.7-inch […]

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Apple customers spend an estimated $1 per day

A lot has been said about Apple’s various services like the iTunes and App Stores, Apple Pay, Apple Music, Apple Care and others now making more money than its Mac business. In the June quarter, for example, the Services category shot up 20 percent year-over-year, raking in nearly $6 billion in quarterly revenue and making Services the second largest […]

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Obviously fake iPhone 6SE packaging photos are circulating around the Internet

Some reputable outlets are running supposed photographs of the supposed packaging for Apple’s supposed ‘iPhone 6SE’ smartphone—despite the fact that the images have been identified as poorly faked Photoshop mockups. The understandable excitement around those obviously doctored shots stems from a very sketchy post by German blog Apfelpage.de. Earlier in the summer, that...

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Facebook testing autoplaying videos with sound

What could be worse than those pesky autoplaying videos on Facebook? Autoplaying videos that begin playing audio automatically as you scroll past them in your News Feed, but of course! And that’s precisely what Facebook is currently experimenting with, according to Mashable. At the moment, the company is currently testing two methods of getting users to watch […]

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This just made my day: Oceanhorn 2 is in development—and it looks awesome!

Inspired by Nintendo’s wildly popular Legend of Zelda console game series, Oceanhorn by Cornfox & Bros is one of the best-looking, most satisfying RPG-based action adventure games “for the rest of us” that I’ve had a blast playing on my iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Ever since completing the game, I’ve been rooting for Oceanhorn’s developers to make […]

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Apple taps Primax Electronics for some of dual-lens camera modules for iPhone 7 Plus line

Citing a report in the Chinese-language Economic Daily News, Asian trade publication DigiTimes reported this morning that Taiwanese supplier Primax Electronics will manufacture some of the dual-lens camera modules for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 Plus flagship smartphone model. The supplier recently increased its camera module capacity by ten percent, boosting output to twelve million CMOS...

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