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It feels like we've been talking about Spotify's lossless streaming option for years, because we have. The leader in streaming music has gotten by with the same compressed tunes since its inception, even as some competitors have started offering lossless music. A new report claims Spotify's... Read more...
Your TV's built-in speakers might get the job done but they'll never match the fidelity of dedicated speakers and bone crunching bass of a discrete subwoofer. The problem is, home theater speaker systems can be a bit of bear to set up. That's where soundbars come into play. To that end, LG is rolling out its new... Read more...
Amazon isnt going to let Spotify have all the glory in the AI playlist generating space, as the company officially launches its own AI playlist effort dubbed Maestro. The new feature is now available to Amazon Music customers across all tiers and plans in the United States participating in the beta program on... Read more...
Spotify is continuing to integrate AI into its service with the rollout of its new AI Playlist feature. It will initially be available as a beta to Spotify premium users located in the United Kingdom and Australia. The company says that with AI Playlist in beta, you can effortlessly turn your most... Read more...
Epic Games is getting some powerful new allies in its years long legal battle with Apple, as several technology companies including Silicon Valley giants Microsoft and Meta join the fray. The companies filed an amicus brief in support of Epics Games in federal court a few days after Epic Games filed a motion asking... Read more...
The European Unions DMA, which officially goes into effect today, requires Apple to permit third party app stores, such as Epic Games Store, on its platform. Epic had planned to bring the Epic Games Store and Fortnite to iOS devices in Europe under the DMA rules. However, in what Epic calls a serious violation of the... Read more...
The European Commission took a huge bite out of Apples income in a recent decision, as it fined the Cupertino-based company 1.84 billion Euro ($1.9 billion USD) for disregarding competition from streaming rivals, such as Spotify, on its App Store. The ruling is the first against Apple for breaching EU rules... Read more...
Apple and Microsoft dodged a big bullet, as the European Commission found the duo to not be designated as gatekeepers. The decision closed four market investigations that were first launched in September of last year following the passage of the Digital Markets Act. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) was a landmark... Read more...
Apple has maintained an iron grip on iPhone apps since it first rolled out the App Store in 2008, but the EU aims to change that. The European Union's Digital Markets Act (DMA) is forcing Apple to open up iOS software, but it's doing so in possibly the most obnoxious way it can. Some major tech firms, including... Read more...
One would think that Apple being forced by the European Union (EU) to support sideloading apps and outside payment systems for its App Store would be music to Spotify's ears. Alas, one would be wrong. That's because even though Apple is legally required to comply, it's doing so in a way that is drawing ire from... Read more...
Apples upcoming iOS 18, codenamed Crystal, is being billed as the biggest update in the history of the iconic iPhone. This report comes in the midst of the tech titan having to make major changes to its App Store in Europe and the onslaught of AI advancements from competitors. Apple analyst Mark Bloomberg believes... Read more...
While Netflix is enjoying skyrocketing revenue, the company says it will be doing away with its cheapest ad-free plan. The streaming giant says it will begin its plan to remove the Netflix Basic subscription tier in the UK and Canada first, and then it will be taking it from there. In a shareholder memo, the... Read more...
When the Apple Vision Pro went up for preorder on January 19th at an eye-watering $3,499, we knew it would not be an easy road ahead for Apple. Of course, the technology is rather cool, and the Vision Pro could bring a lot of advances to the augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) markets, but at the same time... Read more...
Ford just made a tour de forceshow of its latest Sync in-car infotainment in a Lincoln Nautilus. Besides sporting an edge-to-edge panoramic display controlled by a central 11-inch touchscreen, the system is the first time Sync will be based on Google's Android OS with graphics powered by Epic's Unreal engine. In... Read more...
Mark Gurman and Ashley Carman of Bloomberg are reporting that YouTube and Spotify wont be making apps tailored for the Apple Vision Pro. It marks another big loss of app support for the upcoming headset after Netflix made a similar announcement. It only adds to all the uncertainty surrounding the launch of the... Read more...
Over the past few months, AI has surged onto the market and devices of all sorts, like Microsofts push onto Windows with Copilot. As such, it is no surprise that AI is one of the hot topics of CES2024, but so far, not much has particularly stood out as an appealing consumer product. However, that may have changed with... Read more...
Several Android users who installed the latest Spotify beta (version 8.9.2.169) report that the app keeps crashing on their devices. One only need look on X (formerly Twitter) to see a rash of complaints related to the issue, the timing of which coincides with the calendar flipping over to 2024. Hopefully the... Read more...
With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, you might have some Amazon gift cards to pick up self-chosen gifts. If this is the case and you want to improve the tech in your vehicle, Amazon has some great deals on head units and dash-mounted displays, which enable access to Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay... Read more...
Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are long gone, there are still some stellar deals available as we approach the holidays at a terrifyingly blistering pace. Chief among these are audio peripherals from soundbars to earbuds and that which is in between, any of which could make for a great gift that will last a long... Read more...
While Spotify fills everyones Twitter/X timeline with users posting their most played songs of 2023, the company announced it will be laying off 1,500 workers ahead of Christmas. The number equates to a not-insignificant 17% of Spotifys total workforce, and follows layoffs of 600 employees in January... Read more...
Best Buy thinks that Taylor Swift and "funflation" are both bad for business. Why is that? Because potential consumers would rather spend money on watching her concerts than buy big ticket consumer electronics, according to Best Buy CEO Corie Barry. The CEO blames the whole "funflation" phenomenonwhere consumers... Read more...
In a galaxy far, far away, a sale of immeasurable savings took place. Well, not so far away, but great savings during Amazon Prime Days can be had on Amazon Echo Dots, Fire tablets, and Kindle Readers. Amazon Darth Vader Echo Dot Bundle Star Wars fans will be enamored with this Darth Vader Echo Dot that has... Read more...
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