Early Apple Music Reviews: It’s OK

10:52 AM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · 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.

Apple to Announce Q3 Results July 21st

8:00 PM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · · News

Apple Logo with Stock Graph

Apple on Monday scheduled its fiscal 3rd quarter earnings announcement for July 21st. The company will release its earnings report after the closing bell, and then hold its conference call with analysts at 5:00 PM EDT/2:00 PM PDT.    Apple will stream that call to the public.

Apple Music Coming to Sonos Later this Year

11:25 AM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · · 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.

Apple Music: What You Need to Know

9:45 AM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · · News

Here's what you need to know about Apple Music

Apple Music is set to launch on Tuesday, June 30, and that means we're getting a new way to listen to music on our iPhone, iPads, Macs, and more. It also means there are new questions about just exactly what Apple Music gets us, so we rounded up some answers for you.

Apple’s Tim Cook Praises SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

6:24 PM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · News

Apple CEO Tim Cook praises SCOTUS marriage equal rights ruling

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly praised Friday's United States Supreme Court decision that ruled state laws banning same sex marriage is unconstitutional, calling the ruling a victory. Mr. Cook shared his thoughts on Twitter, which is becoming a common place for Apple executives to share their thoughts and opinions.

Music Just Isn’t Worth What It Used to Be

6:05 PM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · News

Music Just Isn't Worth What It Used to Be

How much is music worth? That question has been pushed to the foreground by Apple Music, Taylor Swift, and new cries that Apple is undervaluing artists. Bryan Chaffin says this battle has been brewing for a long time, and he doesn't think some artists will be happy where it leads.

Apple Backtracks, Reinstates Some Apps Using Confederate Symbols

2:28 PM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · News

Apple Backtracks, Reinstates Some Apps Using Confederate Symbols

Apple pulled all apps from the App Store with Confederate symbols such as the Battle Flag of the Confederacy Friday morning. Almost immediately, though, the company began backtracking by working with developers to reinstate apps that use such symbols for "educational or historical uses."