Get set for more details on the Apple Watch tonight
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 April, and tonight’s...
March 9, 2015
Blind test claims PonoMusic sounds just like iPhone tunes
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 test: getting people...
February 3, 2015
More than 1bn Android smartphones were shipped in 2014
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 one of the analyses...
February 2, 2015
Apple reports another monster quarter with $18bn profit
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 quarter ever...
January 28, 2015
SoundCloud debuts ‘Collection’ for web and iPhone
SoundCloud has changed a lot over the course of 2014, in terms of its design. The company had one more tweak in store before the end of the year though: a new feature called Collection. “We designed Collection to make...
December 24, 2014
Nicki Minaj has a new branded twerking app. Yes, we’ve tried it.
If, like us, you’ve been eagerly waiting for a time when there’d be an iPhone app to measure just how well you could twerk to the sounds of Nicki Minaj… well, we have good news. US startup AmplifyBuzz has released...
November 24, 2014
Apple will push Beats to every iOS device – but how much will it cost?
The Financial Times is on a roll when it comes to Apple music scoops, from breaking the news on its Beats acquisition to yesterday's report that Apple "plans to push Beats to every iPhone". That's essentially the story:...
November 20, 2014
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...
November 13, 2014
Buddybounce launches iPhone ‘fan club’ app
We’ve been aware of BuddyBounce since 2013, when the startup pitched as part of an EMI Innovation Challenge event that we organised (Bulletin, 18-Feb-13). The pitch then was for “a loyalty and engagement platform...
October 24, 2014
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...
October 21, 2014
Will.I.Am set to unveil his music-playing smartwatch
Will.I.Am’s last venture into hardware was an easily-forgettable iPhone camera accessory, but now he’s coming back with something more interesting: a smartwatch. It’ll be unveiled on Thursday in San Francisco –...
October 15, 2014