July 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

What is a smartwatch for, really? It’s nice to have something on your wrist that tells the time, but many of the much-hyped ‘smart’ features aren’t proving that appealing beyond the earliest adopters....

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been nearly three years since the last time Apple released a new iPod touch device: the fifth-generation model came out in September 2012. Has the device (and, indeed, the iPod category) been abandoned?...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Streaming music service MixRadio – originally launched by Nokia, then sold to Microsoft, which sold it on to Line – is finally expanding beyond Windows Phone. The service launches today for Android...

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April 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Apple’s quarterly financial results last night were a now-familiar tale of massive revenues and profits, although the performance of the company’s iPad tablet remains the one less positive aspect of...

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March 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is holding its ‘Spring Forward’ press event in San Francisco tonight, with its Apple Watch smartwatch expected to dominate the launch. Announced last year, the device is due to go on sale in...

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February 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plenty has been written about Neil Young’s PonoMusic and its promises of audio so good fans will hear the difference. But will they? Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue has been testing the theory with a blind...

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February 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week’s financial results from Apple and Samsung were the cue for analysts and research firms to push out their estimates for smartphone shipments and market share in 2014. Strategy Analytics is...

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January 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Even by its own standards, Apple’s latest quarterly financials are startling. In the final three months of 2014, the company generated $74.6bn of revenues and posted a profit of $18bn – the most profitable...

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