Apple Music First Look: Spotify, Who?
iTunes Radio was a false start, but Apple is attacking streaming full force with the all-new Apple Music service. Does it live up to the hype? Find out in our hands-on first look...
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are certainly the highlights of Samsung’s smartphone lineup right now, but they’re just two of dozens of handsets the company makes. There are plenty more to come as well, and one in particular has been getting a bit of buzz among Android fans as leaks trickled out.
In one month, I Am Chris Farley will open in select theaters around the country. I Am Chris Farley is a documentary celebrating the life of one of SNL’s brightest stars, a comedian who was tragically taken from us far too soon.
According to BuzzFeed, the documentary will include home videos from Farley’s childhood and early performances as well as clips from SNL and interviews with celebrities and family members that knew and loved him. More →
People went crazy over the deal we found a while back for an Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger that was just $11 on Amazon with a coupon code. Some smartphones that include compatibility with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology don’t actually ship with compatible chargers, so this was a great way to snag one without paying full price.
But what happens when you need to charge your phone in your car? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. More →
In today’s increasingly voyeuristic society, there’s an understandable fascination with how those with rather generous bank accounts tend to live their lives. Indeed, the popularity of Television shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills underscores the immense interest in how the more fortunate amongst us spend their time.
For a while now, a Tumblr account titled Rich Kids of Instagram has been documenting how kids who know a thing or two about living the good life are spending their time. And with summer now in full swing, these well-to-do kids are taking their extravagant lifestyle to even more extreme heights.
It is not an exaggeration at all to call iOS 8.4 Apple’s most important iOS update so far. How can an incremental update be so critical? The answer is simple: Apple Music. Digital music consumption has been shifting from downloads to streaming for years now, and Apple has essentially been a no-show — and that includes iTunes Radio. With Apple Music, however, Apple is finally willing to admit that the traditional iTunes model is on its way out and streaming is here to stay.
We ran a post about 10 brilliant life hacks earlier this month, and people absolutely loved it. And why wouldn’t they? These simple little tips can truly be game-changers for people, offering ridiculously simple solutions for annoying tasks. And the best part about a good life hack is the fact that you always have the same reaction when you first learn about it: Why didn’t I think of that?
If you’re a Chris Pratt fan, you’re undoubtedly going to love his amazing impersonation of Jason Statham that hit Saturday Night Live’s YouTube channel a few days ago. The three-minute sketch never made it into the SNL episode starring Pratt because it had to be cut for time, but it found a second life online. More →
Apple’s iOS platform has grown a tremendous amount over the past eight years. Jailbreaking used to be a necessity for power users looking to get the most out of their smartphones, but now that Apple has added so much new functionality to iOS, jailbreaking simply isn’t necessary for most users. As a result, most iPhone owners don’t bother with jailbreaks these days.
So, you’re not sure whether the eggs you have in the fridge, which may or may not have passed their expiration date, are still OK to eat. What do you do? Well, there’s a very simple lifehack you should remember because it will always help to ensure you’re safe. More →
The music industry is in ruins. As we’ve gravitated over the last 10 years to purchasing, and now streaming, single songs as opposed to albums, record labels have taken a huge hit in revenue. But I actually still buy music. And I buy it on iTunes. I just like having something locally stored on my computers and devices so it’s always there. If you don’t have cell or Wi-Fi service, you still have your full music collection at your fingertips.
But over the past couple of years, my usage of streaming services has grown. First Pandora, then Spotify. I didn’t mess around with any of the junky ones with whatever horrible names you can think of. I did, however, sign up for a Beats Music subscription and I fell in love with two things about it: curated playlists from different brands and artists, and playlists for different activities. It made for an incredible listening, discovery and rediscovery experience.
The term “game-changer” isn’t always a meaningless buzzword, despite its overuse across every corner of the technology industry. There are, in fact, companies that truly have changed the game, and there is little question that Netflix can be counted among them. It wasn’t the first site to offer streaming movies and TV shows, but it certainly popularized the practice of streaming your entertainment rather than watching it on TV. It has also had a profound impact on the pay TV industry, helping prompt a growing number of people to cancel their cable and satellite TV packages in favor of web-based viewing.
Now, a new study shows that Netflix may have had an even more profound impact on pay TV than most people realize. More →
The U.S. Supreme Court’s major ruling on Friday was celebrated all over the Internet and around the country, as gay couples everywhere were finally told they have the right to get married. However, many others who oppose same-sex marriage showed their anger, including one couple that wasn’t shy in making their feelings known.
The couple decided to fire their liberal wedding photographer, as they didn’t like his open views on same-sex marriage that he posted on Facebook. However, the photo studio was quick to issue an appropriate response.. and it was soon picked up by the media. More →