Apple Music Review

Acclaimed Music Industry Critic Lists 7 Reasons Apple Music Is Doomed to Fail

By on July 3, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Acclaimed Music Industry Critic Lists 7 Reasons Apple Music Is Doomed to Fail

Bob Lefsetz is one of the most well-known and well-respected music industry critics in the business. He has worked with and consulted for major labels for years, and he pens a regular newsletter covering every aspect of the industry. With the launch of Apple Music earlier this week, Lefsetz has given the new service plenty of attention recently, as you might expect.

But while many people are bullish on Apple’s new streaming music service, Lefsetz says it looks doomed to fail. More →

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Apple Music Playlists

Apple Music Has a Huge Flaw That Needs to be Fixed ASAP

By on July 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Apple Music Has a Huge Flaw That Needs to be Fixed ASAP

Apple’s foray into the world of subscription music streaming got underway earlier this week with the release of Apple Music. An ambitious effort, to say the least, Apple is betting that the allure of on-demand streaming coupled with curated playlists will be enough to attract upwards of 100 million subscribers.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps That Are Free Downloads Right Now

9 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps That Are Free Downloads Right Now

By on July 3, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

With the Fourth of July just one day away, we’re celebrating early with a great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Friday’s list is packed with nine great iOS apps, and they’re normally all paid downloads. For a limited time, however, each and every one is free.

As always, there are also still a few freebies in yesterday’s post covering iOS apps on sale, so be sure to grab them before these sales end. More →

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16GB iPhone 6s Storage Rumors

Huge Leak: iPhone 6s Might Not Fix the Worst Thing About the iPhone 6

By on July 3, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

Huge Leak: iPhone 6s Might Not Fix the Worst Thing About the iPhone 6

One of the things many iPhone users criticized Apple for after the iPhone 6 was unveiled last year was the company’s decision to keep 16GB as the base storage option for the handset, especially in light of the increased storage needs of iOS 8. Many believed Apple would switch gears this year, and bump the memory of the entry-level iPhone 6s to 32GB, but that might not happen after all. More →

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Apple Car Development

Apple’s Secretive Car Program is Causing Problems Within the Company

By on July 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Apple’s Secretive Car Program is Causing Problems Within the Company

It’s sure been a while since we’ve heard anything regarding Apple’s alleged car plans. Earlier this year, if you recall, The Wall Street Journal reported that Tim Cook had authorized the creation of a 1,000 person team tasked with exploring the development of an electric vehicle capable of competing with Tesla.

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Apple Music Vs Spotify

Apple Music vs Spotify: A Visual Comparison

By on July 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM.

Apple Music vs Spotify: A Visual Comparison

After months of anticipation, Apple Music is finally out in the wild. Thus far, initial reviews of Apple’s foray into the streaming music business have been largely positive, aside from a few expected software glitches that will hopefully be ironed out in the coming days.

Of course, Apple Music is entering an already saturated market currently dominated by Spotify. What’s more, Spotify, in addition to being beloved by millions of users, has a multi-year head start on Apple Music.

All of this begs the question: How does Apple Music compare to Spotify?

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Apple Music Offline Listening

How to Use Apple Music Without Eating Up All Your Data

By on July 2, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How to Use Apple Music Without Eating Up All Your Data

One of the best features of any music streaming service is the ability to save songs, albums and playlists for offline listening. Like any other streaming music service, Apple Music can certainly eat through a good amount of data if you use it often.

With the launch of Apple Music, plenty of three-month free trial subscribers are anxious to test everything out, but rather than fiddle around with the controls, let us explain exactly how to save music to listen offline. More →

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How To Fix iPhone Problems

How to Fix 7 of the Most Common Problems with the iPhone

By on July 2, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

How to Fix 7 of the Most Common Problems with the iPhone

Apple’s iPhone lineup is powered by iOS, which is known for a number of things. While a few buggy initial launches might lead you to believe otherwise, iOS is actually one of the most stable widely available software platforms in the world. But stable though it may be, there are still some common problems that can be incredibly bothersome if they affect your iPhone, so we do our best to show you how to fix your phone and enjoy smooth sailing whenever possible. More →

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Apple Music Controls

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

By on July 2, 2015 at 1:39 PM.

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 on July 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

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 on July 2, 2015 at 11:36 AM.

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 on July 2, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

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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