Judging from our Twitter feed, last night's debut of iTunes Festival SXSW was a rousing success, with Apple executives among the ranks of those attending in Austin. And there are still four more days to go, which is plenty of time to tune into the Vevo website or iOS apps to catch more of the fun. That tidbit and more make up our Tuesday recap...
Oh, the rumor mill is cooking now and Apple's doing a few things in the background to kick things up a notch. We've seen quite a few high quality leaked photos (if they're to be believed, that is; while this gaudy thing above might not be the gold iPhone Apple's supposedly working on, we've got no evidence the other is real either). And we're getting closer to a date announcement. The suspense is killing us!
The Apple TV may not have the wide variety of content available on competing media streamers like Roku, but Cupertino appears to be making up for that shortfall, which could next include music video service Vevo.
We're getting closer and closer to Apple's fall event, which means more rumors are cropping up, leaks are making headlines, claimed leaks are competing for news cycle oxygen, and jockeying for a little time on Apple's hobby TV box thingamajig is becoming more interesting. Did you miss any of that this week? Well, climb aboard, kids, because we're gonna do the news in ten.
Once upon a time, way back in the '80s, a lot of us enjoyed MTV because it delivered nonstop videos to our television screens. Vevo, a music video website, wants to bring some of that magic back, and on Apple TV to boot. As reported by AdAge (via MacRumors), the proposed music app would stream music videos 24/7, interrupted only by ads that are specifically made for TV rather than the Internet.
Twitter is about to spread its wings and fly into a completely different kind of product nest, with a music app that taps into the users you follow to suggest what kind of tunes you might want to listen to.
Okay, it may not be the same without Kurt Loder's deadpan news and all the veejays some of us grew up with, but VEVO TV is likely the closest thing we'll ever get to an always-on music video channel ever again.
Happy End of the World Day! If you're reading this, the predicted Mayan apocalypse did not occur and you can continue enjoying the holiday festivities with one less thing to worry about. However, your intrepid MacLife.com news recap reporter will be taking a much-needed hiatus over the next two weeks, so enjoy this final day of coverage before our return on January 7, 2013 -- and fear not, your diligent editors will have plenty of other fine content rolling out during the break to pass the time with. Happy holidaze, folks!
The appropriately described "Hulu for music videos" finally receives a redesign of its iPad app today. VEVO has just introduced some new features, including increased Facebook integration, iTunes compatibility, and even more ways to learn about your favorite artists.
For those of you about to rock, VEVO salutes you by making their music video streaming service available through a new free app now in the App Store.
If you're jonesing for music video content on the go, but don't feel up to navigating the horrific lip-synced fan tributes and poor quality transfers polluting YouTube to find the real deal, VEVO Mobile's got your back. Offering a hefty catalogue of 20,000 on demand music videos to draw your fix from, VEVO mobile not only allows you to take in the tunes one-by-one, but also enables you to create music video playlists to keep the party going. You can even share/inflict your musical tastes on your friends via Facebook or Twitter.