apple music

Apple Music now has 38 million subscribers

Spotify is still a distant leader with 71 million paying users. Apple’s music streaming service has increased its user base by 2 million for a single month. In February 2018, Apple Music had 36 million subscribers, while this month in March, the users reached 38 million. Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Apple Music is growing rapidly over the past three years, but Spotify is still the king. Swedish-based streaming app, Spotify, has the huge number of 159 million users, but only 71 million of them are using the premium version without ads and unlimited streaming. Spotify is one of[…]

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ios 11

Fifth iOS 11.3 Beta available for testing in the public channel

Apple seeds the fifth public beta of iOS 11.3 to developers and regular users. The company yesterday seeded the new iOS 11.3 Beta to developers and public beta testers. IOS 11.3 Beta V comes over a week after the fourth version that brought a number of fixes and performance improvements for iPhone and iPad. It’s available from the Developer Center or as an OTA update for everyone who installed the proper certificate on their device. As a third major update of iOS 11, it includes not only under the hood changes, but also some visible new features and improvements. We’ve[…]

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macbook 2018

Cheaper MacBook with Retina Display arriving this Summer

New reports confirming the 13-inch MacBook. Apple is apparently working on a new, cheaper MacBook that will have a 13-inch display with the Retina technology. It will succeed the current 12-inch model, but it will have a lower price, according to sources familiar with the matter. The 13-inch MacBook may be arriving in June at the WWDC, although Apple rarely uses the developer conference to showcase new products. The laptop should enter mass production by May this year, as test batches have already been produced in the factories. It’s expected to include a 13-inch retina screen with a 2560 x[…]

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Soundgine Review 2018

Soundgine is a no hype, no nonsense, and a no compromise beat selling platform. In short, it’s the best decision in any producers game plan to sell beats online. It’s not an easy feat and there is plenty of competition with its legions of followers. What’s special about Soundgine is it’s sense of design, purpose and achieve selling beats effectively a priority. Not only is Hydra (beat store) a thing of beauty, but has a toolset that promotes sales including its popular subscription mode where beatmakers can make recurring sales along with one-off beat sales. It’s mobile player looks gorgeous[…]

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iphone x plus

Apple may reduce or eliminate the iPhone notch in 2019

Android manufacturers embracing the notch design influenced by iPhone X. Apple is looking to improve, reduce and maybe completely eliminate the sensor notch from the iPhone line up in 2019 or 2020, according to a new report by ET News in Korea. The report reiterates that Apple is planning three new models for 2018 – one with LCD and two with OLED screens, but all to include FaceID, reduced bezels, and probably a smaller notch. Apple’s notch design for iPhone X has faced negative reviews from some media and fans, but it’s now becoming a hot trend among the Android[…]

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Halide camera app

Halide camera app gets new effects and a portrait mode

New features introduced to Halide for iOS Halide, a popular camera app for iPhone users, has just received an update with many new features. Halide 1.7.1 is faster than before, offering some handy new features and improvements for photo enthusiasts. The app now has special effects for portrait photos thanks to smart facial detection, allowing you to create nice-looking photos with blur that resembles of images from dedicated photo cameras with large sensors. The new Portrait mode works in conjunction with a feature called ‘Depth peaking’ which shows you a depth map view while taking a photo with blur effects.[…]

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ios 11

iOS 11.3 Beta 4 available for beta testing

New public iOS beta released for beta testers. Apple is rolling out the fourth beta of iOS 11.3, available for both public testers and developers as an OTA update. This beta version came two weeks after Beta 3 with the fix of the big causing iPhone and iPad devices to crash if they receive an Indian character. New features have not been introduced in Beta 4, although Apple probably fixes many small issues here and there. As a reminder, iOS 11.3 is turning out to be a fairly major update, more significant than iOS 11.1 and 11.2. It will offer[…]

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google maps

Learn 10 iPhone Navigation Apps

There are numerous navigation apps for iPhone and these tips aim to find the best for you. 1) Garmin USA: There were a number of shortcomings in the first iPhone app that Garmin did, although the App Store no longer has that offering. The current Garmin USA sees improvement in quite a few different areas, however. Things it now includes are features like speed limit alerts, lane assist features, 3D landmarks, voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, and offline maps. You can make your own custom routes involving more than one stop. Also, you can utilize Garmin Speak with your Alexa to request[…]

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macbook air 2018

Apple possibly working on a cheaper MacBook Air

KGI Securities: a cheaper version of the MacBook Air may be coming in 2018. Market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has sent out another research note to KGI Securities’ customers. In the report, he encourages investors to look after three new Apple products in 2018: the upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, the new version of AirPods, and a new, cheaper version of the MacBook Air. While we have already heard a number of reports about the first two devices, for the first time we hear today about MacBook Air 2018. Boosted by MacBook Air, it’s expected that the combined MacBook shipments will grow[…]

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iPhone X destroys the Galaxy S9 in performance tests

Benchmark tests show that iPhone X is faster than Samsung Galaxy S9. Fans and media love to compare the flagship devices, putting them in different tests and camera shootouts. Yesterday, we reported on how Samsung may have created the best smartphone camera, but when it comes to the CPU/GPU power, the situation may be different. The benchmarks are usually the best indicator of what to expect from a new device, and how it compares against the competition. Let’s see the results for the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 (and Plus). According to tests by Anand Tech, iPhone X and[…]

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