Apple Music features artist pages and social integration
The official release date of the new Apple Music streaming service from Tim Cook and co. is June 8 and the service will most likely go live across the planet at the end of the month. Thanks to the new iOS 8.4 beta which has been seeded to developers this week, we can get an insider’s peek at what the company is planning for the new Apple Music streaming service. It is apparent that the company wants to make Apple Music a comprehensive service that isn’t just radio and isn’t just playlist. Apple Music will be an aggregator, a publisher and a social network, all at the same time.
That doesn’t mean that the average Joe will get an Apple Music profile, it means that all the artists that will be publishing their music on Apple Music will have their own profile. The new service will be similar to what Ping was back in the day. Artists will be able to host their own social network pages within Apple Music and will be able to share information with their followers. Artists will be able to share music, concert details, public appearances and everything else straight from the Apple Music app. At the same time, the app will be integrated with other social networks such as Twitter so that updates can be sent out on all the platform of the artist’s choosing.
We still don’t know what the Apple Music streaming service subscription price will be, but mostly people are betting on about $10 per month and that’s seems fair. There will also be a free option, although limitations of a free Apple Music subscription haven’t been disclosed. iTunes Radio and iTunes Match will still be part of the music =related Apple service catalogue, so iOS users will be able to choose their favorite.
Apple Music will be released on multiple platforms, including Android, Mac and iOS, although a Windows version might also be in the works, but that’s just a rumor at this point. The app will integrate with social media and networking on every platform, so that each user of Apple Music can have access to all the features and all the information that artists publish. Thanks to the iOS 8.4 beta that leaked information about the Apple Music app, we can already imagine what kind of things we will be able to do within the app.
For one, you will be able to choose whether to follow artist activity and you can toggle that setting on and off in the Apple Music restrictions settings. In the same settings menu you will be able to decide whether you get updates from the iTunes store and the iBooks store, as well. Those of you who have extensive Beats libraries will be able to port them to the new Apple Music app, so you won’t lose all your music because of the new app. The layout of Apple Music will be different and focused on a user-friendly interface for both user and publisher.
We will find out more at the Worldwide Developers Conference that Apple is hosting on Monday, June 8 where the company will not only be introducing Apple Music, but it will also be releasing iOS 8.4 to the public, OS X 10.11 and detailing the new Apple TV features which have been in the works in the past few weeks. We will report back to you guys once we get all the details of the new Apple Music streaming service that wants to take down Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer and Beatport, all at the same time.
From what we can understand right now and what we’ve pieced together from leaks and iOS 8.4 music app demonstrations, the new Apple Music streaming service will focus a lot more on the user’s ability to curate their own content, all the while giving the possibility of sharing content between users and between artist and user. The social integration that Apple plans to put into the new music streaming service aims to connect all kinds of platforms into one and bring features from Soundcloud, Rdio, Spotify and even BBC Radio One under one comprehensive roof.
Google appeared as a car manufacturer
Google has recently used CES as a platform to present its philosophy of “Better Together,” the notion that all devices should get along with one another. Typically, this entails making announcements regarding new Cast compatibility and features like Fast Pair. The business revealed that it is collaborating with Spotify to incorporate the Connect streaming capability into the Android UI at CES 2023. Additionally, it showed a sneak peek at an audio handoff tool that would recommend various devices to shift your music to based on your preferences and location.
However, CES is a significant vehicle event, and Google also sells items for cars. Additionally, it said today that the Polestar 3 would receive its higher-resolution maps, and it debuted the most recent Android Auto user interface for the first time since it was revealed at I/O 2022.
Two vehicles, a Volvo EX90 with Google preinstalled and a BMW i7 with the new Android Auto experience, were at the Google stand in the trailer lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We had never seen the Volvo before, and we’ll be posting a separate hands-on on that experience shortly. The new Android Auto is the main topic of this article and video.
The redesigned interface will support larger screen sizes and have a split screen layout, as we discovered at I/O. Google has eliminated the status bar and inserted a row of shortcut keys below it, along with some indication icons in a small area to the top left. When we were in the car, the Spotify app was located on the left panel, and we could access a list of suggested playlists by swiping in from the right side.
Alerts that you won’t have time to respond to while driving are likewise stored in this left pane. For instance, you can swipe right on a notification to move it to the dock, where it will wait until you’re ready to deal with it.
Check out the video up top for more of our experience with the updated Android Auto in the BMW i7! And be sure to pay attention this week as there will be a ton of news at CES 2023.
Apple Mini-LED Display Supplier Reports Decreasing Demand As Rumors Suggest a Switch to OLED in the Next Few Years
One of Apple’s top mini-LED suppliers claims that while the company plans to switch to OLED displays for its iPad and MacBook line in the upcoming years, demand for displays in consumer products is declining while demand for mini-LED in other applications is increasing.
According to a recent report from DigiTimes, the demand for mini-LED displays for consumer electronics devices is declining, but it is anticipated that demand for mini-LED displays for dashboards and vehicle displays will increase in 2023. Epistar, which has been supplying mini-LED displays to Apple for some time, is one company that has made this claim.
The creation of particular kinds of OLED screens that Apple intends to utilize in next iPad Pro models, according to a report published last week, is now Samsung’s top priority. The first iPad Pro with an OLED panel, which Apple is rumored to introduce in 2024, has prompted mini-LED vendors to consider alternate applications for their screens, according to DigiTimes.
In 2024, Apple is also expected to release a 13-inch MacBook Air with an OLED display in addition to an OLED iPad Pro. According to reputable display analyst Ross Young, Apple is exploring adopting an OLED panel in a planned update to the iPhone SE but is torn between employing an LCD or OLED display.
Apple Provides 10 Practical iPhone Tricks
In an effort to assist customers get the most out of their devices and teach new iPhone users some features and tips they may not have previously known about, Apple recently provided ten helpful tips and techniques for iPhone users.
Apple revealed ten tips and techniques for the new features in iOS 16 in a video on its Apple Support channel, including the ability to choose and lift subjects out of images and the newly revamped and customisable Lock Screen. As people get used to their new iPhones, the short film, which is barely six minutes long, was posted on Christmas Day.
- If you tap and hold on a subject inside of a photo in the Photos app on iOS 16, you can lift the subject from the photo and place it into another app.
- The new Lock Screen on iOS 16 allows users to customize different elements, including the color and style of the time and date, add widgets, and more.
- Within Settings -> Wi-Fi, you can select a saved Wi-Fi access point to discover and copy and paste its password.
- If you often write the same thing time and time again, such as your email or address, you can create a text replacement within Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement.
- If you’re running low on battery or want to save some battery life when you won’t have access to a charger, you can add the Low Power Mode toggle to Control Center for easy access. Head into Settings -> Control Center and add it to the list of Included Controls.
- If you want to share or move multiple photos into another app, simply tap and hold on a photo, move it away, and proceed to tap on the other photos. You’ll then be able to drag and drop all of the photos into other apps or places in iOS.
- If you want to quickly open the camera, tap and hold on the Camera shortcut in the bottom right-hand corner of your iPhone’s Lock Screen.
- With iOS 15 and later, you can now use Live Text to automatically translate text in the camera app or inside of a photo. In the camera app, point the camera to some text and tap on the Live Text that appears in the right-hand corner, then select translate in the options shown. This can also work for photos already taken in the Photos app.
- Using the Notes app, you can easily scan a piece of paper and create a digital copy of it. The Notes app will automatically properly crop and edit the image so the document appears legible with no glare.
- If you’re curious about what your first photo is in your photo library, you can easily discover it with one tap. In the Photos app, simply tap on the top edge of your iPhone to jump to the first photo in any specific library, album, or search result.
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