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Jack Jennings · Jun 29, 2015

Apple Music Will Increase iTunes Match to 100,000 Songs

The battle for music streaming subscription dominance is starting to really heat up, with Apple planning their next offensive in line with the release of iOS9 later in the year. A major draw for these kind of services is the ability to have your current music library uploaded and copies of the tracks available to be streamed on the go.   Today Eddy Cue, an Apple Exec has released some details on how iTunes Match will integrate with the soon to be released...

Jack Jennings · Jun 10, 2015

Audio-Focused APIs Mark Promising Direction for Android

Aside from Android, I've maintained a healthy interest in writing and producing music over the years, and unfortunately I've never quite found a compelling use for my smartphone as part of my audio set-up. Annoyingly for me, Apple have always had a bit of a head start here, or more rather an increased focus on the world of music production, which makes sense considering how ubiquitous Macs are in studios and after Apple’s purchase of the Logic DAW way back...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 20, 2015

Apple Appeal & My Voyage to The Store of Oz

Given that there are no proper Apple Stores in my South American country, I haven’t had the opportunity to experience what many say is one of the cleanest shopping experiences you can have. I’ve been coming back and forth to America for a couple of years now, and on this visit I finally had a reason to step into Apple territory to actually purchase an Apple product. I am an Android guy through and through, and I didn’t go there...

Mathew Brack · Mar 12, 2015

Huawei Watch Price: A Lesson in Context

Rumors have emerged that the highly anticipated Huawei watch will cost somewhere around $1000. While many people referred to this as unreasonable for a smart watch, this may actually not be the case, once you realize just what you would be getting for your money. Further reports have stated that the device will come in several variations: the first costing $370 and coming with a black or silver finish and a stainless steel band. The second variant will cost $424 and...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 4, 2015

Apple Plans Music Service that Might Hit Android

Android users have their fair share of music streaming applications, from Spotifiy to Grooveshark all the way to Google's own Play Music service. Apple's iTunes online music store has been one of the major players in music distribution ever since it came out in April 2003. While the shift to a digital service was undoubtedly rough for the discography of big industries (and at its time, very controversial with sites like Napster increasing illicit sharing services), the switch to music streaming...