Apple Targeting WWDC Launch for Revamped Music Streaming Service

Apple engineers are hard at work on a revamped Beats-based music streaming service, with the company planning to unveil it at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), according to 9to5Mac. Similar to previous years, the event will take place on a Monday, with June 8th being the most likely date. The new iTunes music streaming service is … Continue reading Apple Targeting WWDC Launch for Revamped Music Streaming Service

Facebook Pulling Chat Functionality From Mobile App

As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook will be removing the messaging functionality from its mobile app over the next few days, requiring users to download its Messenger app in order to chat on-the-go. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan … Continue reading Facebook Pulling Chat Functionality From Mobile App

Apple Acquires Book Recommendation Startup BookLamp

Apple confirmed on Friday (via Re/Code) that it had acquired BookLamp, a startup based in Idaho, United States that provided a book recommendation service. The Silicon Valley giant issued the following statement, which it typically gives when it acquires smaller companies: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss … Continue reading Apple Acquires Book Recommendation Startup BookLamp

Free ‘App of the Week': Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rooftop Run

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is the App Store’s free ‘App of the Week’. The app is available for free for one week and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 4.3 or later. #1 App in 80 countries! You can play as Leo, Donnie, Raph, Mikey, or unlockable characters April and Casey Jones … Continue reading Free ‘App of the Week': Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Rooftop Run

Free ‘Single of the Week': The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm

This week’s free Single of the Week on the iTunes Store is “Calm After The Storm” by Dutch band The Common Linnets. Growing up in small cities in The Netherlands, IIse DeLange and Willem Bijkerk loved country sounds – so much so that Bijkerk adopted the stage name Waylon after outlaw country star Waylon Jennings. … Continue reading Free ‘Single of the Week': The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Reportedly Coming Later This Month

More than a month after announcing OS X Yosemite at its annual developers conference, Apple will reportedly release the first public beta of the software later this month, according to 9to5Mac. Apple is planning to release a publicly available beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite later this month, according to sources briefed on the plans. This release … Continue reading OS X Yosemite Public Beta Reportedly Coming Later This Month

Free ‘Single of the Week': 陳惠婷 – 荊棘的冠冕

This week’s free Single of the Week on the iTunes Store is “荊棘的冠冕” by Taiwanese singer 陳惠婷 (Hui Ting Chen). Singer, songwriter, producer and keyboardist Hui Ting Chen first came to attention as one third of Taiwan’s acclaimed indie rockers Tizzy Bac. “Crown of Thorns” introduces Chen’s solo ambitions with a coy stylistic evolution. The … Continue reading Free ‘Single of the Week': 陳惠婷 – 荊棘的冠冕