As anyone who's been following Apple for some time will tell you, Cupertino gives, but they can also take away. Such is the case with this week's iTunes 11 update, which seems to have arrived in tandem with shorter song previews.
Could this spell the end of the "Framily"? CNET reported Tuesday that Sprint is quietly testing less-expensive versions of the more traditional family plans offered by rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, presumably in an effort to share all of that unlimited data with loved ones. And there are plenty of other items of interest for our mid-week recap, so buckle up, click through, and enjoy the ride!
Apple rumors tend to vary wildly between fact and total fiction, but here's one of them we would certainly like to see: a partnership with Shazam to make it even easier to discover music with an iPhone.
In the 1992 feature film Passenger 57, Wesley Snipe's heroic character coined the phrase, "always bet on black" -- a mantra that appears to also be on the minds of Spotify developers with their latest iOS update.
Picked up a Google Chromecast but disappointed how few apps actually support it yet? Your worries are over, my friend, now that the latest Plex for iOS update has arrived and is ready to make that Chromecast sing.
Today Neil Young revealed his Toblerone-shaped "PonoPlayer," which he hopes will launch a successful counterattack against (of all things) Apple's iPod. It seems Mr. Young has missed all the memos about the device's "declining business," in the words of Apple CEO Tim Cook, particularly in the wake of the emergence of integrated devices like the iPhone and iPad.
Late last year, Apple shocked music lovers by being the first to debut a new, unannounced Beyonce album as an iTunes exclusive — and now Cupertino is lobbying executives to provide them with more of the same.
E-tailer Amazon is toying with the idea of raising the price of its annual Prime subscription, but will the company offer customers any additional benefits along with the price hike? A new report claims music streaming could be in the cards.