Apple Music Controls

Should You Ditch Spotify? Apple Music’s New Features Explained

By about 39 mins ago.

Should You Ditch Spotify? Apple Music’s New Features Explained

With Apple Music now out of the bag, Chris Johnston of The Guardian recently penned a piece detailing just the myriad of new listening options users can now dive into and enjoy. Without question, Apple Music is Apple’s most ambitious music project to date, and in turn, there’s a completely new UI to learn.

Somewhat strangely, Apple hasn’t really put out an easy to digest cheat sheet laying out how to navigate Apple Music. Thankfully, Johnston steps in and fills in some of these blanks.

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Eminem Beats 1 Interview

Listen to Zane Lowe’s Full Beats 1 Interview With Eminem Right Here

By about 1 hour ago.

Listen to Zane Lowe’s Full Beats 1 Interview With Eminem Right Here

As if the idea of launching a 24/7 live radio station alongside Apple Music wasn’t a big enough deal for Apple, the company had to secure an interview with Eminem as well during the first week of Beats 1 being on the air. In a baffling twist, Stephen Colbert managed to get his own ridiculous Eminem interview online first, but Zane Lowe’s is still worth a listen.

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Apple Music Cellular Data Cap

Will Apple Music Eat Through Your Data Cap?

By about 3 hours ago.

Will Apple Music Eat Through Your Data Cap?

To stream Apple Music over cellular data or not to stream Apple Music over cellular data… that is the question. iPhone users who are on unlimited data plans, or don’t really care about data overages, might not be interested in how much data Apple Music consumes on a 3G or 4G connection. But this will be an important detail for many prospective Apple Music subscribers, and it might help them choose between becoming a paying customer or sticking to streaming Beats 1 and other radio stations that are available free of charge. More →

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The BGR Show: Episode 16 – Apple Music Is Our Generation’s Moon Landing

By about 3 hours ago.

The BGR Show: Episode 16 – Apple Music Is Our Generation’s Moon Landing

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, I’m joined by Zachary Epstein the Third. Apple Music is finally here — and we’re loving it.

Quick note: I thoroughly apologize for my microphone audio. When we were recording, it used my iMac microphone and not my Neumann, and I am embarrassed. This isn’t an accurate representation of the podcast experience for The BGR Show, and I hope you can one day forgive me for this egregious error. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free for a Limited Time

8 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free for a Limited Time

By about 3 hours ago.

We’re coming up on a holiday weekend and while the fireworks won’t start until Friday night, the celebration has already begun here at BGR. We’re getting the party started with a great list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time, but hurry and grab them to ensure that you don’t miss anything.

There are also still a few paid iOS apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check those out as well. More →

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Apple Secrecy

This Story Perfectly Illustrates How Insanely Secretive Apple Was Under Steve Jobs

By about 5 hours ago.

This Story Perfectly Illustrates How Insanely Secretive Apple Was Under Steve Jobs

The Apple of 2015 is a brand new Apple, with a culture that appears to be vastly different from how it was just a few short years ago. We’re not saying it’s any better or worse, but it’s clearly different. Steve Jobs’s Apple appeared from the outside to be all business all the time, and countless accounts we’ve read mirror that sentiment. Today, Apple executives are quite literally dancing in the streets.

It would be hard to argue that either approach is a bad one. Jobs’s Apple grew from the brink of bankruptcy to the top of the world, and Cook’s Apple has continued to grow, with a market cap that now sits at more than $720 billion.

Sometimes we forget how closed and secretive Jobs’s Apple really was though, and now a new story illustrates it perfectly. More →

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iPhone 6s Plus Camera Specs Features

iPhone 6s – Leaked Foxconn Document Reveals Major New Camera Features

By about 5 hours ago.

iPhone 6s – Leaked Foxconn Document Reveals Major New Camera Features

Two new iPhones will be released this fall — the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — and an increasing number of reports have recently hit the web, sharing alleged photos of next-gen iPhone parts and new hardware details.

After some leaked pictures emerged earlier this week showing purported iPhone 6s components, a new report from Taiwan offers additional details about the next-gen iPhones, focusing (no pun intended) on camera specs. More →

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iCloud Service Outage

Several of Apple’s iCloud Services Are Currently ‘Unavailable for Some Users’

By on July 1, 2015 at 3:12 PM.

Several of Apple’s iCloud Services Are Currently ‘Unavailable for Some Users’

Starting shortly before noon ET on Wednesday, July 1st, Apple began to report outages for several of its major services.

According to the ‘System Status’ page on Apple’s website, iCloud Drive, My Photo Stream, iWork for iCloud, Backup & Restore, iPhoto Journals, iMessage attachments, Mail Drop and iMovie Theater have all been experiencing issues during this period. More →

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iPhone Evolution

iPhone vs. iPhone: A Look At How Far We’ve Come

By on July 1, 2015 at 2:51 PM.

iPhone vs. iPhone: A Look At How Far We’ve Come

Apple’s iPhone was first released eight years ago this week, and we’ve spent quite a bit of time looking back. The device toppled industry leaders like Nokia and BlackBerry, which both failed to respond when Apple changed what users expected from their smartphones. Microsoft, fortunate that its core business lied elsewhere, is still floundering in its efforts to adapt to the new mobile landscape.

Apple’s iPhone is responsible for more than 90% of the smartphone industry’s profit each quarter, and each model remains the best-selling handset in its class by a wide margin. Now, it’s time to take a look at how far we’ve come. More →

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iOS Security Flaws

Protect Yourself From Hackers – Update to iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 Right Now

By on July 1, 2015 at 2:01 PM.

Protect Yourself From Hackers – Update to iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 Right Now

If Apple Music and Beats 1 weren’t enough motivation for you to update your iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds to iOS 8.4, maybe the dozens of security flaws Apple patched will do the trick. Beyond the new features and enhancements in Apple’s latest mobile software update, the company has detailed numerous bugs, flaws and exploits that have been addressed in iOS 8.4.

The company has also addresses several big security flaws in OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, which was released for Mac computers on Tuesday as well. More →

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Steve Jobs Aaron Sorkin Movie Trailer

The First Trailer for the New Steve Jobs Is Here… and It Looks Absolutely Horrendous

By on July 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM.

The First Trailer for the New Steve Jobs Is Here… and It Looks Absolutely Horrendous

A new Steve Jobs movie is coming out this year and while it won’t be the first one, it’s the first that is based on the official Steve Jobs biography. After releasing a short sneak peak at it last month, Universal is now back with an extended trailer, one that tells you what you can expect from it. More →

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