Apple Music Now Available On The Mac Via iTunes

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 6.19.37 PM Apple Music arrived earlier today on iOS, with the iOS 8.4 update, and now it’s coming to the desktop via a new version of iTunes. The launch has been going pretty well so far, with only a few hiccups including some early mic testing by Zane Lowe prior to the official launch of the 24-hour Beats 1 radio station. The update went out quickly and consistently, however, and streaming seems… Read More

Apple Updates GarageBand With Force Touch Support And New Virtual Morph Pad

1. GarageBand for Mac v10.1 Hero Apple has a new update available for GarageBand on the Mac, which provides a range of new tools aimed primarily at electronic dance music creators. The update offers an expansion of GarageBand’s Drummer tool, adding 10 new EDM and 10 new Hip Hop virtual drummers to the existing crop of acoustic ‘players.’ There’s also a new ‘Morph Pad Smart Control,’ which is… Read More

St. Vincent’s ‘Mixtape Delivery Service’ Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show

_images_uploads_album_STV_cover_20131208_210932 Apple is planning an eclectic bag of tricks for its Beats 1 radio station, and artist-curated shows are part of that. The first such program debuts tonight at 7 PM PT / 10 AM ET, and it’s St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service, in which St. Vincent solicits and listens to requests for specific mixtapes from fans and then creates them from her own section of tracks. The idea behind… Read More

Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available

apple-music-big Apple has finally entered the streaming music game, with the launch today of Apple Music. The new service is available as a built-in part of its iOS 8.4 Music app for iPhone and iPad devices, and offers a huge catalog of on-demand tracks for streaming playback for just $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a family plan that allows sharing with up to six users. The service is free for three months… Read More

Apple Music Launches With iOS 8.4 At 8 AM PT On June 30

Apple Music Exclusive Apple Music is coming tomorrow, and Apple Music Senior Director and former beats CEO Ian Rogers wants you to be ready, so he has revealed the specifics of when it’ll star rolling out. The official launch time for Apple Music is June 30 at 8 AM PT, per a Rogers’ blog post and Facebook event, at which time iOS 8.4 will be made available for users to update their devices. iOS 8.4… Read More

SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle

screen-rocket UPDATE: The SpaceX rocket seems to have broken apart entirely in what looks like a major mission failure. During the feed, the rocket start smoking and then appeared to come apart altogether about a minute or more into launch. The resupply mission was thankfully unmanned. UPDATE 2: SpaceX just tweeted to announce that the craft did indeed “experience an anomaly on ascent.”… Read More

Apple Watch Lands In Seven New Countries, Coming To Three More July 17

Apple Store Puerta del Sol in Madrid The Apple Watch is expanding beyond the launch group of countries today, shortly after the device first became available for in-store purchase at Apple Retail with a reservation. The international sales expansion includes Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan as of today, and the next group includes the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand starting July 17.… Read More

Molson And Google Built A Beer Fridge That Unlocks Via Voice Translation

Global Beer Fridge 1 Some of you may know that I hail from Canada, the country to the north of most of you that only occasionally enters your consciousness when someone mentions Drake or Bieber. Our nation’s symbolic birthday is July 1, next week, and so some #brands are looking to capitalize. Molson, maker of ‘Canadian’ beer, is one such #brand, but its project involved some real technical… Read More

Google’s Latest Self-Driving Car Prototypes Are Now On Mountain View Streets

google-car Google has an update on the status of its self-driving car project – the latest prototypes of its vehicles are road-ready and already driving in Mountain View. These are the same adorable prototypes that Google showed off in December, and are completely built by Google with self-driving in mind. The driverless cars aren’t without drivers on city streets, however – they… Read More

Taylor Swift Confirms 1989 Will Now Be On Apple Music

Taylor Swift Apple Music Taylor Swift has confirmed on Twitter that after Apple decided to pay artists for music streamed during their Apple Music three month free trial period, she will indeed be offering 1989 (her latest album release) on the streaming service. After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so. — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 25, 2015 Just… Read More