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Will Apple’s $1 billion investment towards video streaming services fuel its next phase of growth?

August 21, 2017
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It seems everyone wants a stake in the video streaming pie! After Disney shocked the world with the announcement of its video streaming service, it is the turn of Apple to throw its hat in the ring. With this announcement, Apple will join the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and a host of […]

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New Apple TV Rumored to Keep its Head in the Clouds

October 4, 2012
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For several months now, Apple fans have been speculating that a television set from the famed company will be launched soon as a new option or upgrade to Apple TV.   Some analysts did predict that Apple entering the TV set industry was a long shot – and sure enough, more reliable resources report that […]

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8 Good Reasons to Buy an Android Tablet Over an iPad

August 31, 2012
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Tablets are extremely appealing due to their portability and their user-friendly nature. However, in spite of the popularity of the iPad, Android tablets are superior to this famous and stylish Apple product. Here are eight significant reasons why an Android tablet is much more likely to meet your needs. 1) There is no need to […]

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Apple shuts down “Ping”, their social media network

June 14, 2012
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With the next release of iTunes, Ping will no longer exist. Apple has decided to pull the plug to its own social media network, which was launched in September 2010. It never really took off and it couldn’t get the Facebook integration it wanted. Back when it launched, Steve Jobs said Facebook had such high […]

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The New Apple TV is Here

April 19, 2012
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Will the new Apple TV take over Blu-ray players? With the recent release of the third generation Apple TV, a wide debate ensues on whether the world is slowly handing itself over from optical discs to digital compression technology. Considering that digital distribution is still on its nascent years, we will undoubtedly find out how […]

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Tips and Tricks for the Diehard Spotify User

March 16, 2012
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If you’re in the majority of Internet users out there, then you probably have a Facebook account by now. And if you’re in the majority of Facebook users, then you have probably linked your Facebook with the free music sharing program called Spotify. What Is Spotify? Spotify is an unlimited music streaming service that lets […]

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Apple to unveil iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud at WWDC

June 1, 2011
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Apple just announced in a press release that it will be unveiling iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud at the next WWDC to begin on Monday June 6th. Steve Jobs himself will, as usual, take the stage at the opening keynote address to make the announcements. Usually Apple doesn’t release such information before […]

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Facebook + Spotify (and how to use Spotify internationally)

May 26, 2011
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Facebook and Spotify teams up to provide a new music service to Facebook users. The new service will probably be named “Facebook Music” or “Spotify on Facebook” and is said to be launched in as soon as just two weeks, according to Forbes. Apparently there’s no money shifting hands in this deal, Facebook doesn’t pay […]

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Apple presents iPad 2 & iOS 4.3 — Yeah, I’m getting one!

March 2, 2011
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To some surprise, Steve Jobs himself took the stage during his medical leave of absence, as he “didn’t want to miss it”, as he said, since they had been working on the product (iPad 2) for awhile. Before the iPad 2 presentation, Steve Jobs explained how 100 million books were downloaded so far from iBooks […]

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My Top 5 Favorite Photography Podcasts (audio/video) – recommended!

February 23, 2011
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I assume you’re reading this article because you already know what podcasts are. In case you don’t, here’s a really quick introduction to podcasts, courtesy of Wikipedia: A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. The word […]

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7 iPad Apps That Can Save You Money

February 19, 2011
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Your iPad is capable of much more than gaming, browsing the web, checking email and staying up to date with everything on the social web. In fact, come to think of it, there’s not much that it can’t do – including helping you to stay on top of your personal finances. Hand picked from the […]

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Mac App Store now open!

January 6, 2011
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The Mac App Store was launched today which now gives you access to tons of apps and games directly on your Mac and not just on your iPhone and iPad. The apps are not the same as the apps in the iOS App Store are developed and designed for use on a Mac, so if […]

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Spotify lost nearly £17 million in 2009 – but still plans on a 2010 US launch!

November 23, 2010
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The swedish music streaming company, Spotify, just released their financial results for 2009 which shows a loss of £16.66 million, around $26 million. Sales, administration and distribution accounts for about £27.7 million but Spotify couldn’t get their revenue above £11.3 million for the year. Music Ally estimates that Spotify had 7 million users across Europe […]

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How the web has changed the way we buy music – Infographic

October 14, 2010
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The music industry is always changing, from the original LP records first introduced in 1926 (that were as big as 16 inches in diameter) to now being able to download the world of music straight to your phone. Since people discovered downloading music through the internet the music industry has changed dramatically. It’s now at […]

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Apple’s iPad apps updated: Pages, Keynote & Numbers

September 23, 2010
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The three productivity apps from Apple for the iPad has been updated today, that’s Pages, Keynotes and Numbers. I’ve had the chance to work a little bit in all of them (before the update today) and they’re pretty cool, considering what it is they actually do. What’s new… Pages – new in 1.2 – Copy […]

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Sony introduces super-slim Walkman S750 with noise cancelling tech

September 15, 2010
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Sony is busy at the moment, yesterday introducing a new speaker dock for iPhone/iPod, the RDP-X50iP, and today they’re giving us a brand new Walkman music player, the S750. This colourful video MP3 player lets you enjoy your music, videos and podcasts in unmistakeable style. Key features of the WALKMAN S750 are: Superb Walkman sound […]

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Ready for iPhone iOS 4.1 update tomorrow?

September 6, 2010
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Well, you don’t have to do anything, really. It’s just a matter of hitting that “Update”-button in your shiny new iTunes 10 and you’re good to go. But now that you’re here anyway, let me just real quick highlight some of the new things you can look forward to trying out sometime during tomorrow once […]

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iTunes Ping reaches 1 million users in 2 days

September 6, 2010
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Apple introduced Ping as part of iTunes 10 on September 1st, explaining how Ping is a social media network that’s all about music. You can follow updates from both your friends and from your favorite music artists and keep up-to-date with more than 17,000 concert listings. According to Apple, 1/3 of the users who downloaded […]

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iTunes 10: Left navigation gray and dull, close/minimize/maximize buttons vertical?! [How-to fix]

September 2, 2010
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iTunes 10 was announced and launched yesterday at the Apple music event and I’ve been playing around with it a little bit for today. The first thing I noticed was how the left navigation sidebar now looks gray and dull. The colored icons are gone and replaced with color-less gray icons. Next after, I noticed […]

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Wrapup: Apple Music Event September 1st – iOS, iPods, AppleTV, AirPlay

September 1, 2010
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Steve Jobs and Apple just wrapped up their September 1st music event in San Francisco, showing us the next two updates to iOS, new iPods, new AppleTV, new iTunes, new AirPlay (previously AirTunes) and a new social media site called Ping. Here’s a complete overview of all that has happened in the 1.5 hour long […]

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iFlicks: Easy Video Conversion on Mac with Metadata Support [Review]

July 11, 2010
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iFlicks is a neat little application that I found while searching for an alternative to VideoMonkey which is still a bit too buggy for my taste. Basically, I’ve had it with the monkey and I wouldn’t mind paying a small fee for an app that just works. iFlicks is such an app. It was designed […]

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It’s iOS 4.0 Day – Are You Ready? [iPhone/iPod Touch]

June 21, 2010
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Today is June 21st and that means iOS 4.0 will be released by Apple to the masses. iOS 4 0s the new name for “iPhone OS 4”. iPhone 1st gen. and iPod Touch 1st gen. will not work with iOS 4, iPhone 3G will work but it will not have multitasking. All other iPhones and […]

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iTunes App Store: 13 New Countries Added

February 21, 2010
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TUAW reports today that Apple announced through iPhone Developer News that the iTunes App Store is now available in 13 more countries: “You can now distribute your apps to more customers with the addition of App Store support in Armenia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia, and Uganda.” If you’re […]

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iPhone Free Week: Warm-up To My “iPhone Replaced By Tattoo”-Experiment

November 22, 2009
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In my last post I introduced you to my little experiment of replacing my beloved iPhone 3GS with a HTC Tattoo running the Android operating system. Now I’d just like to touch some of the things that “switchers”, with a Mac, might come accross, especially when switching from an iPhone to an Android based phone. […]

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