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The history of the album-app: creativity galore but commercially tough

As long as there have been app stores for smartphone and tablets, there have been musicians and developers exploring the potential for albums to be delivered as apps. Many of these projects have been creative and technologically...
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Apple unveils new iPhone SE four-inch smartphone

Apple Music didn’t get a mention at last night’s Apple press event, where the company focused more on its new devices. They include the iPhone SE, a smaller smartphone with a four-inch screen, which will be the more...
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Lang Lang teams up with Tido for classical music app

Pianist Lang Lang has been app-savvy for some time now: for a while he made a splash at his concerts by encoring with Smule’s Magic Piano app running on an iPad. Now he’s launching his own app in partnership with startup...
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Apple debuts new iPhones and iPad Pro… and a Pencil

Besides its new Apple TV and related music announcements, what else did Apple reveal last night at its event in San Francisco? There are new iPhones: the 6s and 6s Plus, with better cameras, processors and a “3D Touch”...
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Apple Music: ‘millions’ of listeners but also FTC interest

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 few nuggets. “Millions...
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Apple still top in tablets, but overall sales are falling

Global tablet shipments fell 5.9% year-on-year to 47.1m units in the first quarter of 2015, according to research firm IDC. It’s the second consecutive quarter to record such a decline. Apple accounted for 26.8% of those...
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Apple made more money in China last quarter than the recorded music industry did in 2014

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 its business. The...
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IDC predicts ‘massive deceleration’ in tablet shipments

More tablets will ship in 2014 than did in 2013, but the growth is a lot less than last year. Research firm IDC claims that year-on-year growth in tablet shipments will be just 7.2% this year, compared to 52.5% in 2013 –...
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American Express launches Taylor Swift Experience app

Have you watched Taylor Swift’s new music video, for her single ‘Blank Space’ yet? If so, you may have noticed the ad at the end for what looks like a brand new Taylor Swift tablet app. So what’s the app? Well, it’s...
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Apple’s latest monster quarter: $42.1bn revenues and $8.5bn net profit

Apple reported its latest quarterly financials last night, and as results go they were pretty stonking. The company's revenues rose 12.3% year-on-year to $42.1bn for the quarter, while its net profit rose 13.3% to $8.5bn. In...
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U2 and Apple’s ‘new format’ for music is likely just an app

Lots of excitement and no little mockery yesterday at news that U2 and Apple are working on a mysterious new digital music format. “An audiovisual interactive format for music that can’t be pirated and will bring...
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Beats Music launches an Apple TV app

While the iPhone and iPad-owning world was trying to download Apple’s iOS 8 software update last night, the company was also quietly pushing out the latest update for its set-top boxes. The update included a new app:...