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Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Tim Cook: “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love”

Today the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, said that the Constitution requires that same-sex couple be allowed to marry. The decision effectively makes gay marriage legal nationwide, as states can no longer reserve the right to marry only for heterosexual couples. And the tech world’s most prominent gay CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken out. In a series of …

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Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to Touch Arcade, various civil war games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all Hunted Cow’s Civil War series have been …

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Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple to Pay 0.247 Cents Per Stream During Apple Music Free Trial?

Apple is set to pay labels 0.2 cents per stream during its Apple Music free trial period, which is set to kick off on June 30 and last up the three months. According to the New York Times, Apple worked out a royalty structure just a day after its decision to pay artists anything at all for music streamed during …

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Apple Music Scores Some Major Indie Love

Apple Music Scores Some Major Indie Love

It looks like Apple and independent music labels are going to get along after all. Following Apple’s big 180 regarding the payment of artists during Apple Music’s free trial period, the company has inked a couple of big deals and gained the blessing of a major indie rep. Billboard reports that Apple has struck deals with two of the biggest …

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Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

To some people Google Play Music, Google’s subscription music streaming service, may have gotten lost in a sea of other offerings. But now, just a week before Apple launches its new music streaming platform, Google is reminding you about its own service and sweetening things a bit. Starting today on the web and soon on iOS and Android, Google is …

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Apple Will Pay Artists During Apple Music Trial Period, and They Can Thank Taylor Swift

Apple Will Pay Artists During Apple Music Trial Period, and They Can Thank Taylor Swift

Artists who thought they weren’t going to get paid during Apple Music’s three-month trial period can thank Taylor Swift, as Apple has responded to her complaints by doing a complete about-face on its policy. When Apple announced Apple Music recently, many artists (especially indie) were upset to learn that the service wasn’t planning on paying artists, producers, or writers during …

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Apple Watch 2 Rumors Point to FaceTime Camera

Apple Watch 2 Rumors Point to FaceTime Camera

After enjoying online ordering-only status since its launch, the Apple Watch finally arrived in stores this week. Apple just released its first wearable device a couple of months ago, but the rumors are already flying about the next version of the device. 9to5Mac quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim that Apple is already spinning up ideas …

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Apple’s New iOS 9 Requires 6-Digit Passcodes

If you use TouchID to unlock your iPhone and iPad, the idea of typing in a passcode seems quite Stone Age – but plenty of iOS users still punch in a four-digit passcode every time they unlock their devices. That’s about the change. The new iOS set to debut this fall, iOS 9, is changing your passcode from four digits …

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Apple Unveils New News App For iOS 9 [WWDC]

Apple unveiled a new News app for iPhone and iPad today at WWDC. It replaces News Stand and is simply called “News”. It’s essentially an alternative to news readers like Flipboard, and Apple wants to include all publications big and small in it. The app will be included with iOS 9, which is due out this fall. It follows over …

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Apple Music Unveiled At WWDC

As expected, Apple unveiled its new music service today, aptly called Apple Music. It’s even going to be available for Android. The app includes a streaming music service as well as a live radio station and a way for people to connect with artists. It makes use of the iTunes library of music as well as music users have ripped …

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Apple Pay Gets Discover, Square, UK Launch [WWDC]

As you may know, Apple unveiled iOS 9 today, and that includes some updates to Apple Pay. For one, Discover will come on board starting in the fall, at which point Apple Pay will work with all major credit card networks. Also coming on board is Square, which will launch a new reader that accepts Apple Pay. Next month, Apple …

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Apple’s iOS 9 Brings New Focus On Siri And Search [WWDC]

Apple unveiled iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Much of the focus on the new OS was related to search and Siri. Apple is clearly getting more serious about competing with Google. According to Apple, Siri serves over a billion requests per week, and it’s gotten 40% more accurate over the last year. It’s also 40% faster …

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