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Apple reportedly launching streaming early 2013

Apple are finally looking to enter the streaming music marketplace with a Pandora-style service. Bloomberg has reported that the company has set a goal of launching a streaming radio service in the first quarter of 2013.

According to the report, the deal could be complete as soon as mid-November, with ad revenue sharing being a primary point of discussion at the moment.

It is rumored apple is negotiating for include auto-generated playlists of what listeners have heard and the ability to buy tracks as music streams.

Stay tuned for more news on this service.

Via: The Verge


We heard last month that Apple was finally looking to enter the streaming music marketplace with a Pandora-style service, and now Bloomberg is reporting that the company has intensified negotiations with the goal of launching a streaming radio service in the first quarter of 2013. According to the report, the deal could be complete as soon as mid-November, with ad revenue sharing being a primary point of discussion at the moment. Rumored features Apple is negotiating for include auto-generated playlists of what listeners have heard and the ability to buy tracks as "music streams" — while this particular feature wasn't explained in any more detail, it could be a new way of purchasing access to music without needing to download a specific file. While it's not clear yet exactly what form this service will take, it appears Apple is seeking licensing pacts with labels that give them more flexibility than its current à la carte sales deals. With Microsoft's recently revamped Xbox Music service and its free, ad-supported streaming music, there's little doubt Apple wants to have a response ready as soon as it can.


Could this be Apple’s new iPhone connector? Except for the fact that French site Nowhereelse has a terribly poor reputation, I don’t see why not.

These parts seem to be real and not photo-shopped.

They seem to have eight contacts on each side, which will be enough for everything you need—video, audio, control, power and Apple’s secret magic unicorn protocol.

Nowhereelse has been publishing photos of various iPhone 5 parts. [Nowhereelse]

Via: Gizmodo


The new iPhone may have a dual-core processor instead of a quad-core processor as its battery gets leaked, revealing only a minor capacity increase. A reliable source 9to5Mac has revealed they have a couple of snaps showing the battery which is set to be inside the iPhone 5.


The new iPhone may have a dual-core processor instead of a quad-core processor as its battery gets leaked, revealing only a minor capacity increase. A reliable source 9to5Mac has revealed they have a couple of snaps showing the battery which is set to be inside the iPhone 5.

According to the snaps, the capacity of the new iPhone battery will be 1,440mAh, only a small increase on the 1,430mAh pack found in the iPhone 4S – which itself only witnessed a 10mAh increase from the iPhone 4.

The new iPhone is rumoured to have a larger, 4-inch display, so that means more pixels to power for the battery and perhaps Apple is going to play it safe with a dual-core processor, instead of risking potential embarrassment with a quad-core.

From: 9to5Mac


A new version of the Google Search app for iPad and iPhone allows users to make voice requests and commands, similar to the Apple’s Siri App. This soon-to-be released update, mirrors the voice search functionality in Android 4.1 Jelly bean, will be able to respond to various questions by opening the relevant content within Google Search.

This new update will give the user a voice response, like Siri, and a written response too.

This update will allow users to ask questions such as; ‘what’s the weather like tomorrow?’ or ‘when is Ben Affleck’s birthday?’ the user will also be able to ask mathematics questions.

This app also allows the user to give commands such as ‘Play the theme tune from The A-Team’ and a YouTube clip will open and start playing, like Siri.

Stay tuned for more updates

Via: TechRadar


Now TV has arrived in the Apple App store, with the subscription-free service now available to people with iPads and iPhones via 3G and WiFi.

This app was launched earlier in the month, and has now is out on the Apple devices after going through the approval process.

This app is a non-subscription option for those who want Sky’s content, and it launcher with just movies with entertainment and sport to follow at a later date.

There is an option for customers who can buy £15 all your eat service or they can opt for a pay per play movie priced from 99p and £3.49.

There is a 30 day trial available for free which will give people a way to trial the service and see if the Sky Movies Pass lives up to their expectations.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Via: TechRadar


Images of the new iPhone 5 have been leaked onto the worldwide web, these images show a fully assembled iPhone 5.

We have currently seen images showing parts of the iPhone 5 and videos which reveals the back-plate of the iPhone but not yet have seen all the pieces put together.

The new image come from a Chinese repair shop iLab factory, which claims to have got hold of completed iPhone 5 case.

The handset features in the shots sports same styling as we have seen on previous image leaks, the image also shows the smaller dock connector on the bottom of the device, the bottom of the device also includes the speaker grilles and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The headphone jack is normally on the top on the previous versions of the iPhone’s.

The phone also seems to have bigger 4-inch screen. The front facing camerais repositioned on top of the speaker. The back-plate of the iPhone 5 seems to be a two-tone glass and metal combo, as seen on previous rumours.

Stay tuned for more updates.

From iLabFactory Via TechRadar


A court has given Apple a stay of apology, ruling that Apple does not have to publicly post that Samsung does not infringe on iPad patent immediately.

Although this has not reversed its controversial decision to make Apple publicly concede that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad, the court is allowing Apple to appeal, with no action required until after a hearing in October.

Judge Colin Birss had ruled that Apple must put a notice up for six months in the UK explaining that Samsung did not infringe on its patents relating to the iPad.

Stay tuned for more updates on this case.

Via: Techradar


An update to the iTunes U app has brought a number of improvements and ability for unverified teachers to create private courses.

A teacher can now sidestep Apple’s verification process when creating a private course, but it won’t appear in the main iTunes U collection. The limit for each teacher is 12 courses with up to 50 students each and a total size of 20GB.

Teacher will still need to gain verification to release their courses to the public and available to all people.

Via: Techradar


Sky has announced that its next update for the Sky+ app on the iPad will the device into a remote, and also allow people to view their planner on the tablet without interrupting what is on the television.

The Sky+ app on iPad will bring key new functionality when it arrives ‘later this summer’ including the much vaunted ability to use your tablet as a remote control for your Sky box.

Sky said “The popular Sky+ app on iPad will enable Sky customers to use their iPad as a remote control, allowing them to pause and rewind content by swiping their iPad screen.”.

TV controlling feature may not be used on a ordinary Sky box, it may be only available to the box that is connected to the broadband.

The update will only be released for the iPad at the moment.

Stay tuned for more updates on Sky+ update.

Via: Techradar


According to a published report, Apple appears to have mostly scrubber its site of any download links to the Windows version of Safari in time for today’s Safari 6 release.

5.1.7 version of Safari can still be downloaded after a little bit of searching through Apple’s support pages and other forum/download links.

Speculation as to why Apple’s nixed the references includes the possibility the Apple does not want to devote resources to a Windows port.

As the Safari 6 is more tied into the OS X operating system with features such as password pane apple has chosen the right time to cut of the download links for Windows.

Stay tuned for more updates

Via: TechCrunch

Apple’s latest desktop OS has now been released with OS X Mountain Lion available from the Mac App Store.

This is available to Mac users as an upgrade. The cost of this upgrade is $19.99 (£13.99), but if you bought your Mac computer on or after June 11, the upgrade will be free.

This update does not feature a lot of major updates, but integrates iOS functionality such as reminder, notification etc. that you can currently find on Apple’s mobile devices.

This upgrade allows users to use the iCloud feature that is used on the other OS devices. This allows the users to sync between there apple products easily.

Stay tuned for more updates




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