Apple has responded to Spotify’s “public attacks” in a letter from Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell. Spotify recently made the public claim that Apple blocked the update to its latest app for anti-competitive reasons — Spotify is the top streaming rival of Apple Music. Show More Summary
After news broke yesterday of Spotify accusing Apple of attempting to “exclude and diminish” its competition through rather shady business practices, it took Apple less than 24 hours to fire back. “We find it troubling that you are asking...Show More Summary
One of the apps that's getting a redesign in iOS 10 is Apple News, Apple's dedicated news reading app that first came out in 2015 as part of iOS 9. Apple News aggregates stories from several sources into one mobile-friendly format for...Show More Summary
FRIDAY 7.1.16 Music Business News From Around The Web If Apple buys Tidal, will Jay Z get a bigger pay day than Dr Dre did from the Beats acquisition? Updated continuously under our More News tab. ?
Windows 10 subscriptions are not coming (yet), Google names Android N Nougat, Apple bullies Spotify into submission, Amazon announces Prime Day on July 12, and a bonkers man builds a bonkers bazooka. Are Windows 10 Subscriptions Coming? Windows 10 is currently available as a free upgrade to anyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Show More Summary
Apple is exploring the idea of buying competing music streaming service Tidal, The Wall Street Journal reports. The report claims Apple is “exploring the idea” of buying Jay-Z’s streaming service due to Tidal’s connections to such artists as Kanye West and Madonna. Show More Summary
Facebook and Apple are both under the microscope this week because of the power they have over those who build their businesses on their platforms. For Facebook, the issue is a change to its News Feed algorithm that will privilege posts from friends over posts from news publishers (like Business Insider). Show More Summary
Everyone wants to know what Apple is doing next, and the voracious online appetite for news around the iPhone has created an issue for Apple. The geekerati have been talking about vivid OLED screens, curved screens, a new design and style, and are eager to see what Apple has to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first smartphone. Show More Summary
And now, in Apple news that’s less “super-evil and potentially freedom threatening,” and more, “Huh, guess that was inevitable,” The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech giant is in “exploratory talks” with the Jay-Z ownedShow More Summary
The circle is now complete The good news for Apple Campus 2 voyeurs is that a fresh batch of omnipresent drone footage was uploaded by local YouTuber Matthew Roberts. The accompanying bad news is that someday soon we’ll all have to give...Show More Summary
Welcome to “Tech Blabby,” a weekly column that filters tech and gaming news through the cultural lens of Flavorwire. Last week, we looked at Nintendo’s slow, growing embrace of freedom in their own video games, and how freedom is essential to a certain type of successful game. This week, it’s the complete opposite, as we take […]
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has accused Apple, Google, and Amazon of using their size to “snuff out competition.” In a speech delivered yesterday in Washington reported by Re/code, Warren singled out the three tech giants of usingShow More Summary
Spotify has claimed that Apple is blocking the latest update of its iOS music streaming app because it competes with Apple Music, Re/code reports. A letter sent by Spotify to Apple’s general counsel Bruce Sewell accused Apple of “causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers” as a result of its rejection to an update to its iOS app. Show More Summary
Good news, everyone! Remember how we never used to have the technology to be able to just automatically disable the photographic capabilities of the cell phones held by everyone in a giant crowd? No longer: Stereogum reports five years...Show More Summary
One of the hottest topics in regards to the upcoming iPhone 7 is the headphone jack. Some leaks have suggested that the iPhone 7 will ship without the headphone jack, but sources with Japanese Apple news blog Mac Otakarasuggested that change will not happen until a later iPhone model. Personally, [...]
With Apple rumored to be doing away with the headphone jack on its new iPhone, Cirrus Logic is offering a development kit to aid headphone makers looking to simplify the switch to Lightning connectors. The company’s MFi Headset Development...Show More Summary
The man in charge of Apple Music’s original content said he’s trying to make the streaming service akin to “MTV in its Eighties and Nineties heyday,” Rolling Stone reports. Larry Jackson got his big break producing Lana Del Rey for Jimmy...Show More Summary
News It could also implement augmented-reality-like features A simple IR transmitter could eventually be enough to block the iPhone from taking photos or video…
WEDNESDAY 6.29.16 Music Business News From Around The Web When Apple Music execs talk, we listen. But with 15 million subscribers compared to Spotify's 100 million users, should we? Updated continuously under our More News ?
Last week reports were coming out of tech news that Apple was being forced to stop selling iPhones in Beijing due to a pending patent violation claim by a Chinese smartphone company Shenzhen Baili. As it turns out, sales will continue, but we were struck by the role reversal. That's......