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New Apple Technology May Block Cameras On Dancefloors

We all know the phones on the dancefloor conversation: should you? shouldn’t you? where? why? all of that… Well, everyone’s favorite multi-national behemoth Apple seems to know this conversation too and has now been awarded a patent that, theoretically, will be able to block mobile phone camera within certain spaces. Basically, using the iPhones infrared sensor (see diagram below), participating venues would be able to transmit data points, making iPhone cameras shut off when pointed at the stage. The patent has been circling around Apple since 2011 and, at time of writing, there has been no announcement to implement the ... Read more

YouTube’s Streaming Service To Charge iOS Users An ‘Apple Tax’

YouTube is getting into the competitive market of paid music and video streaming services with their new YouTube Red app. For ten bucks a month, you can watch YouTube wherever you want (online or offline) and without advertisements. Most importany of all, Red subscribers will be able to actually see more content than non-paying viewers. News has also just come out that because of Apple’s taking 30% of all in-app purchases, YouTube has raised the monthly fee for iOS users to $12,99 instead of $9,99. It seems a tad unfair to actually let the user pay for Apple and YouTube’s nitpicking. YouTube ... Read more

Artist Records Entire Album At An Apple Store

Even though the story has already gone viral in the last week and it involves a rapper, we still think this is a story we just had to run with. If you’d spice it up here and there, the story reads as the script for feelgood movie of the year. It starts rather tragic. Prince Harvey, a NY rapper pursuing his big break, moved into his friend’s apartment, as he was moving to LA himself. Harvey was unaware of the fact that his friend owed serious amounts of money to the landlord, who decided to change the locks of the ... Read more

DJs And Music Collectors Warned Not To Download iTunes 12.2

iTunes has been somewhat of a mothership for organizing your digital music collection. Especially for DJs it’s been a trusted tool to catalog, label and of course find those thousands and thousands of tracks you’ve gathered over the years. It’s a shame then that the latest iTunes update, version 12.2, is showing some nightmarish glitches on your tags, artwork and more. “Arctic Monkeys’ album art is displayed while Elliot Smith is listed as the artist. Meanwhile, when I clicked on The Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing,” an Arctic Monkeys song played.”  – Mashable contributor According to various blogs it comes ... Read more

Why Apple’s Swift Reaction Is More Than A Business Decision

Last Sunday Taylor Swift sent an open letter to Apple Music, Apple’s recently announced music streaming service, to call upon them a change in their approach regarding the no-payment policy during the service’s three month free trial-period (which every subscriber will be granted). The company was scrutinized by both indie labels and artists after the no payment policy, which would be a heavy financial blow for smaller labels and beginning artists. See also: Indie Labels Threatening To Drop Out Of Apple Music Catalog In her open letter, Swift made her appeal by hitting Apple where it hurts: “I’m sure you ... Read more

Indie Labels Threatening To Drop Out Of Apple Music Catalog

A mere day after Apple Music was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook, an AM contract was leaked to the press which showed that the company would not be paying royalty percentages on plays from the standard three-month trial period that is granted to each subscription to the service. In reaction to this news, indie labels are now criticizing Apple en masse, with gaps in the Apple Music catalog as a possible consequence. From reading the different interviews with label execs over the last week, the opposition against Apple’s new music streaming service seems to be growing. Alison Wenham, CEO ... Read more

Leaked Contract: Apple Music Pays No Royalties For Free Account Plays

Apple’s brand new music streaming service Apple Music will allegedly not be paying artists, labels and publishers a dime for plays coming from free trial accounts, a leaked Apple contract states. Furthermore, the document has shed light on the fact that Apple apparently pays less royalties from their turnover than Spotify. See also: So Should Apple Music Be Spotify’s Biggest Fear Now? Digital Music News was able to get their hands on the contract for Apple’s new streaming service and found out about the news that will probably not fall too great with the artists whose music is featured in the ... Read more

So Should Apple Music Be Spotify’s Biggest Fear Now?

At Apple’s lavish World Wide Development Conference yesterday, the tech giant’s very own music streaming service was announced: Apple Music. The streaming service will be available from June 30th for all Apple users, while Microsoft and Android users will have to wait until fall; a subscription will cost you roughly ten bucks a month.    Apple’s obligatory blockbuster intro film The service promises a full, 360 music experience where users will not only be able to listen to the vast album catalog, but can also check out music videos, lyrics, and interact with artists in a number of ways via ... Read more

Killed Off iPod Classic Is Now Worth Four Times Its Value

Apple products have been top-selling Christmas gifts for years. Especially the iPod must have been lying under everybody’s Christmas tree at some point since its introduction in 2001. After countless other versions that surfaced afterwards, the classic model is probably still the most notable and recognizable. So it was a bitter pill to swallow for some when Apple announced it was to discontinue production of the model back in October. However, after merely a month has passed, second-hand iPod classics are being sold vigorously across the web, at insane prices. Back in 2013, Stuff magazine already advised people to stock ... Read more