iTunes Radio is only six months old but it's already snagged third place among people in the US who listen to streaming music services, at least based on a recent survey.
Polling more than 2,000 people in the US, Edison Research found that 8 percent listened to iTunes Radio in the past month. That compares with 6 percent overall for Spotify and 9 percent for iHeartRadio, according to a Statista chart chewing over the survey results.
Pandora is still by far the dominant streaming music service in the US with a 31 percent share based on the survey.… Read more
Samsung is taking on Apple's iTunes Radio, as well as Pandora, Spotify, and a host of other companies in the competitive streaming music business, but it picked an innocuous name to do it.
Milk Music, launched Friday and available now in the Google Play store, is Samsung's latest foray into a music service, this time a streaming radio offering.
It's free to download and free to listen to, and importantly, unlike iTunes Radio, it doesn't have ads.
But the company is entering a competitive field. Streaming is the music industry's area of greatest growth, but … Read more
The next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system is expected to come out sooner rather than later, and there was some talk that Apple would align its release with the its concert at the South By Southwest festival.
The company is holding its iTunes Festival -- featuring the likes of Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull -- starting March 11 in Austin, Texas. Apple will stream the performances to iOS devices via an app, but Daring Fireball's Jon Gruber wrote earlier this week that someone had told him … Read more
Like a Disney princess waking from an evil witch's spell, Walt Disney Studios is finally releasing its digital-rights-locker project KeyChest from its deep slumber.
On Tuesday, the media powerhouse launched a cloud-based movie app -- descriptively called Disney Movies Anywhere -- based on KeyChest, an alternative to consortia like UltraViolet that has languished for years.
KeyChest was built as a place to store and access all your Disney media, and with the new app, Disney has connected it with Apple's iTunes, another longtime holdout from UltraViolet.
The app -- which lists more than 400 live-action and animated films … Read more
Apple will be heading to the SXSW next month, marking the first time the company will create an iTunes Festival event in the US.
Starting on March 11 and running through March 15, Apple will host five live iTunes Festival events at SXSW. The company plans to have several popular artists perform, including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Keith Urban, and others. Apple says that it will make announcements on new additions to the festival in the coming weeks.
Apple has been holding iTunes Festivals in London for some time. So far, over 400 artists have performed at the festivals and Apple … Read more
The AirPlay Recorder app was released last month for Android and now has come to OS X. It allows you to record a stream from iTunes Radio, saving songs for offline use. DoubleTwist AirPlay Recorder for Mac can be downloaded directly from the developer's site. You can try out the free version of the app, but it lets you record only the first 10 seconds of a song. The full version of AirPlay Recorder costs $9.99 and lets you record entire tracks. You'll need Mac OS X 10.7.3 or higher to run the app.
When … Read more
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As an added benefit, if you care about it, the lower your car the more aerodynamic it becomes, which means you might actually start seeing more miles to the ever more expensive gallon of fuel. Those ultra-efficient versions most manufacturers have on … Read more
When building your iTunes library, you may have developed a number of duplicate items, some of which are simply higher quality versions of previous songs; or perhaps you imported a song and then ripped or purchased the entire album, containing the original song.
Regardless of the means, if you have duplicate items in your iTunes library, you can sometimes run into frustrating behaviors such as iTunes playing the song twice in succession, or it simply appearing more frequently in automatically-generated playlists.
To manage such duplicates, Apple includes a "Show Duplicates" feature in the iTunes View menu; however, if … Read more
TuNe for Mac displays currently playing song notifications in iTunes, which include the song's title, artist, and album artwork and last for a few seconds before fading out. While the premise is good, the execution isn't perfect: The app's features are broken into three separate apps, which take unnecessary space. Moreover, if you're using a newer version of OS X that supports Notification Center, you will find the app obsolete since iTunes already notifies you of the next song whenever it's minimized or the mini player is active.
Unlike traditional apps, TuNe for Mac features … Read more