A few days ago, Apple enabled the ability for users to re-download purchased TV shows, as well as stream them to the Apple TV. Now, AppAdvice is alleging that this move is evidence for Apple's plans to launch a new re-downloading and streaming service dubbed iTunes Replay.
Since users already have the ability to re-download past music and video purchases, this seems like an inevitable next step for Apple. The feature would give all users access to movies, music and television shows they purchased as far back as January 1, 2009, as well as streaming abilities for the Apple TV and any iOS devices.
Sharing music was easier in the days of boom boxes and giant hi-fis that filled a room with sound. Now our music -- and devices -- are more portable, which is awesome, but if you want to share your tunes with a buddy you're stuck sharing headphones or using a splitter (which keeps you tethered together) or listen via your device’s tiny built-in speaker. With MyStream, you can use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to play the same songs on two devices.
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, a number of Apple's competitors must be blushing in the wake of WWDC 2011. With Cupertino's unveiling of iMessages -- a service that may sound all too familiar to users of RIM's BlackBerry messaging service -- and a number of system tweaks for iOS that mimic the features offered by a number of apps available via the Cydia App Store, it appears that Apple is paying close attention to what their business rivals have been doing.
As stoked as we are to see these great perks coming to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall, we feel there's a few more tricks that Apple could learn from the other guys. Here are five of our favorites.
While other tech companies have opted to pass right on by the wishes of the music publishing world, Apple has opted to take the other path and obtain deals with the four big music labels before going live with their rumored cloud based streaming service. The latest report has Apple close to signing a deal with the fourth, however advises that last minute obstacles can always crop up.
Quick, what’s the hottest, must-have ticket in tech? No, it’s not Android, Thunderbolt, or even Google TV. It’s Spotify, the streaming music service that split the licensing atom to release virtually all the planet’s tunes –– over 13 million tracks and counting –– to users anywhere. Well, not quite anywhere. Since Spotify launched in 2008, it’s been available in only a handful of lucky European countries, and despite frequent rumors of an imminent American launch, we’re still waiting to be freed from the tyranny of managing downloads and backup solutions.
Featuring over eight million songs, a large community of enthusiastic music lovers, and a glut of social media tools to help you share the music you love with the world, Rdio is one of the most solid, enjoyable music streaming services currently available to consumers in the United States and Canada. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s about time that you did. To get you started, we’ve put together a list of ten of our favorite tips to help you hit the ground running.
Spring time is almost here, which means it's time to thaw out those limbs, put away the big puffy jackets and bring out the music! Yes, like a cheesy Disney song, spring time means frolicking through the meadow with forest animals and belting out to your heart's content. And while we're not advocating that you go out and make a fool of yourself, we are featuring three free apps this week that'll help you make music, discover it, and just enjoy the fact that the sun is finally shining!
While we’re all waiting (im)patiently all year for Apple to leverage their Lala acquisition into a streaming version of iTunes, Swedish music service Spotify has quickly become a favorite overseas, since Cupertino hasn’t allowed it into the U.S. App Store yet. But what if the delay could be tied to Apple’s desire to acquire the service outright?