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How to Request Songs on Beats 1 Radio

6:16 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · How-To

Beats 1 has its own request show and you can call in your favorite songs

Apple's Beats 1 Internet radio is offering another feature familiar to traditional radio station listeners: call-in requests. Apple has phone numbers available in several countries, and Beats 1 DJ Travis Mills will host a requests show at 5PM pacific time.

Apple Music Turns to Tumblr for Beats 1 Show Schedule

5:22 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Beats 1 Internet radio schedule gets its own Tumblr page

If you want to stay on top of Beats 1 programming for Apple Music, you can point your Web browser to Tumblr because that's where Apple has their Internet radio station schedule listed. And showing Apple's new found love of social networks, you can find Apple Music on Twitter and Instagram, too.

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Apple really is embracing social platforms, and that's really clear with Apple Music's presence on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.

Apple Music Officially Launches with iOS 8.4 Release

11:52 AM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Music officially launches with Internet radio, streaming music

Apple officially launched Apple Music Tuesday morning when it released iOS 8.4 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple Music is Apple's new streaming music service that also includes an Internet radio station and social platform where artists can share with fans.

Early Apple Music Reviews: It’s OK

10:52 AM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Ape Music early reviews are mixed

The early Apple Music reviews are out, and while they're positive, they don't call Apple's new streaming music service the be-all-end-all. The few who got early access are all saying Apple Music is OK.

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First impressions don't tell the whole story, but they do mean a lot. In the case of Apple Music, it means the early reviewers weren't blown away by Apple's efforts. If that opinion holds up over time, we'll see if "OK" is good enough to keep Apple's streaming music service alive.

Chill Out with the iPhone Controlled Cool Connect Air Conditioner

9:40 AM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

When we write about cool stuff it typically isn't literally cool, but Frigidaire is changing that with their new Cool Connect Room Air Conditioner (Amazon - $299.99) This window mounted air conditioner is great for apartments and small spaces that don't have a cooling system, plus it connects to your WiFi network so you can control it from your iPhone locally or over the Internet. You can set schedules, remotely monitor its operation, and more. The Cool Connect can keep a 350 square foot space cool and costs US$349

Apple Music Coming to Sonos Later this Year

11:25 AM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Sonos to get Apple Music support by the end of the year

Apple has confirmed its Apple Music streaming service will be coming to Sonos players, but it won't be there for Tuesday's official launch. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers said Sonos support is "coming soon," and now Apple has confirmed that means before the end of the year.

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Apple wants its new streaming music service to be a success, so it isn't a big surprise to hear they're working on Sonos compatibility. It's interesting that whatever Apple has done to Beats Music to turn it into Apple Music is breaking Sonos compatibility.