Dr. Dre joined Apple as part of the Beats acquisition last year. Dre’s contribution to (aside from branding) is questioned by critics but fans of his work will be pleased to know he announced his first new album in fifteen years, entitled Compton A Soundtrack. The album can be preordered on iTunes now ready for release on August 7th. […]
Photo courtesy of iTunes The critically acclaimed N.W.A. movie Straight Outta Compton comes out in two weeks, and Ice Cube recently let slip that Dr. Dre would be releasing a new album of music inspired by the gangsta rap legends' landmark debut full length today, August 1st. Show More Summary
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Photo by Natalie Kardos Update: The album's official title is Compton A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, and it's out on Aftermath/Interscope. It's available for pre-order on iTunes. Find the album cover and tracklist below. Dr. Dre has announced Compton: The Soundtrack, inspired by his work on Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming N.W.A. Show More Summary
iTunes has an impossible job. What started as a music player has grown into stores for entertainment and apps, into a sync solution for iPods, iPhones, and iPads, and now into full blown subscription streaming service as well. That means iTunes has to handle everything media and device management not only on the Mac but ported to Windows as well. Show More Summary
One Direction surprised everybody with the sudden release of “Drag Me Down” on Friday. The reviews have been mixed. Billboard gave cautious praise to 1D’s new single. “The song hums along with a playful back-and-forth between the guitar...Show More Summary
Apple Music on iOS? Pretty good! Apple Music on your desktop? Pretty widely criticized as a steaming pile of garbage—largely because of the messy iTunes integration. Read more...
This week’s Apple Loop includes the question of the iPod Touch and the iPhone 6C, the leaked front screen of the iPhone 6S, a comparison of pocket-to-picture camera times, Apple's solution to one writer's Apple Music issues, T-Mobile's...Show More Summary
HBO Now is available on more platforms than ever and it's bringing Oscar winners "Birdman" and "The Theory of Everything". Meanwhile, Apple's bringing home the Bacon (Kevin) in "Cop Car" and other first-run movies.
A few days ago, I argued that iTunes was now so clunky it should be nuked from orbit, and suggested standalone apps as a possible way forward. A little over 70% of you agreed with me, including UX designer Andrew Ambrosino, who created some concept images showing how a standalone OS X Music app might look. I […]
Wow, Zayn's absence really is or isn't felt. Left to right: not Zayn, not Zayn, not Zayn, not Zayn. (via Getty) One Direction released "Drag Me Down" on Spotify and iTunes this morning, which I was surprised to find out was a surprise. Show More Summary
Every Friday, the iTunes Store adds new music to its lineup. This week, there's new music from Migos, Lianne La Havas, and Buddy Guy, and discounts on albums produced by Apple Records. This week in new music, there's Yung Rich Nation, the latest album hip-hop group Migos. Show More Summary
Apple Music and iTunes Match include a feature called iCloud Music Library. Here's what you need to know. Apple Music may have lots of great songs in its catalog, interesting DJs on Beats 1, and cool experimentation within Connect—but it also has the albatross in the room, iCloud Music Library. Show More Summary
Want to use iCloud Music Library or just have peace of mind over your music? Here's how to back up your iTunes library. It's never a bad idea to have a full, local backup of important data you wouldn't want lost. My music—at least for me—is one of those must-backup items; I don't want to have to manually re-build or re-buy thousands of tracks. Show More Summary
Some of you have been asking about the knit pencil scarf pattern I had on my old site. I’m happy to share it’s now available in the latest issue of Knitsy. You can get the issue for free in the iTunes app store (click here). You can also find it at My Craft Academy.
If you are having trouble syncing your Apple device — don't worry, we don't judge — after the Windows 10 update, don't worry. With just a few clicks you will be back up and running, and able to sync your device with your computer again. Show More Summary
Looks like One Direction has responded to yesterday's announcement that Zayn Malik has signed to a worldwide recording deal with RCA Records.
Episode 15 of our Stranger week-in-review podcast. (Now available on iTunes.) Seattle City Council member Nick Licata is on the show this week! He talks about what he's learned about the city over the course of five terms (this one being...Show More Summary
Yahoo's Livetext video-messaging app popped up in Hong Kong's iTunes store a few days ago, and now it's rolling out to more locales. The app is the company's effort to provide software similar to its popular Messenger app that's appropriate for how people are chatting these days. Show More Summary
U2’s plan to dump free copies of its Songs Of Innocence album on everyone’s iTunes accounts last year was an undeniable success that annoyed absolutely nobody (mostly), so now that there are literally millions of new U2 fans in the world, the band is celebrating by putting together a pair of new specials with HBO. Show More Summary