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Do you remember what you used to do before the internet? Whether it's reading a book, hiking, or watching a TV show, you may have to return to those activities. Snapchat and several other services are down for some users today as an apparent and massive Google Cloud outage wreaks havoc with a bunch of popular apps... Read more...
Microsoft is partnering with Spotify to offer four months of the streaming music service's ad-free Premium subscription tier at no cost to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate customers. It is not quite as long as the six months of Spotify Premium that Microsoft gifted to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate customers around this time a year... Read more...
A preliminary investigation into a complaint raised by Spotify over Apple's App Store polices has led the European Commission to issue a 'Statement of Objections' against Apple, saying the company "is in breach of EU competition law." It essentially amounts to an antitrust violation, with Apple having 12 weeks to... Read more...
Apple has long been accused of being anti-competitive, but these accusations may soon be further placed under a microscope. The European Union (EU) is expected to charge Apple over supposed antitrust practices sometime over the next week. The case will likely be based off of the allegations of companies such as... Read more...
When it comes to music, delivering high-quality sound to your ears can make listening experience much more immersive. If you decide to stream music from Spotify, that quality can vary from song to song depending on several factors. To combat this, Spotify will begin offering Premium subscribers the option to upgrade... Read more...
Today, Apple got “into the holiday spirit” by dropping its royalty rate from 30% to 15% for developers who earned less than $1 million in the last year. Epic Games and Spotify, who both reside in the Coalition for App Fairness, were quick to call out this move. They essentially claimed it as a way for Apple to divide... Read more...
As of late, Apple has been under siege for its business practices with respect to the App Store. Now that Apple is creating a bundled subscription service for their products, Spotify is joining the dogpile by denouncing Apple as “anti-competitive.” Yesterday, Apple hosted their online event showcasing a new device... Read more...
For a few extra bucks per month, Spotify is offering a new Premium Duo streaming music tier aimed at couples who live under the same roof, and who may not necessarily share the same tastes in music. It is a welcome addition, particularly if you find yourself wondering why your carefully curated playlist keeps getting... Read more...
Spotify has announced that is it bringing back its Google Home Mini offer, but this time around, the offer is available to more subscribers. Spotify Premium subscribers on Premium Individual and Premium Family master accounts can now get the free Google Home Mini. The caveat is that the giveaway is while supplies... Read more...
We already know the upcoming Pixel 4 series will support motion gestures—Google confirmed the "Motion Sense" feature in a short video teaser, along with facial recognition support to unlock the handsets. Now we have a pretty good idea of what specific apps will work with Motion Sense from the get go. One of them is... Read more...
Apple has had a big week, most notably its famed designer Jony Ive has left the company to join his own design firm. Apple has also announced that its Apple Music service has now passed 60 million subscribers. That number come from Eddy Cue in an interview given this week with a French news site. It appears that... Read more...
Apple is firing back back at Spotify's antitrust claims in the European Union, saying the streaming music service only pays a 15 percent "app tax" in the App Store on around 680,000 premium tier customers. That works out to just 0.5 percent of Spotify's 100 million premium tier subscribers. Back in March, Spotify... Read more...
Spotify is a big name in the streaming audio market and hit 100 million paid subscribers in April. Spotify is also the reason that the EU is set to launch a probe against Apple. Spotify is working on a new social listing feature that will allow users to listen to their favorite music with friends. The feature is... Read more...
The initial roll out of the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 was quite the debacle, and now that the May 2019 Update has arrived, users might understandably be wary of making the leap. For gamers, however, the new Xbox Game Bar that comes with the latest update is a compelling reason to rethink that... Read more...
Spotify is always testing new ways to make its streaming music service more appealing to users. It recently passed the 100 million subscriber mark for its paid premium service. About a year ago, we first heard that Spotify was working on streaming audio gear for the car and this January learned that the in-car... Read more...
Spotify, the largest streaming music player in the world with 100 million premium paid subscribers, is beefing with Apple, which has aspirations of taking the throne. If Spotify is to be unseated, however, it will not be without a fight. Spotify is very much being proactive in its battle with Apple, and has lodged a... Read more...
One of the biggest worldwide streaming services just hit a milestone. Spotify recently reported that they boast 100 million Premium subscribers. These 100 million subscribers are barely half of Spotify’s total listernership. Spotify Premium is a music streaming service that offers offline listening, no ads, and unlimited skips for $9.99 Read more...
Microsoft is working behind the scenes to make its Game Bar a more attractive tool for people who play games on a Windows 10 PC. The improvements are not just visual, but consist of feature additions, as Microsoft fleshes out the Game Bar with enhanced functionality. That includes a couple of interesting features that... Read more...
Good news, music lovers—Spotify is testing a streaming music subscription plan for couples, roommates, best friends, and any other package of two that you can think of (so long as they share the same address). The discounted plan essentially means that a couple does not have to choose between sharing a single plan or... Read more...
Following an antitrust complaint filed by Spotify with the European Commission, Apple has issued a lengthy statement defending its App Store policies, and refuting Spotify's claims that it is being treated unfairly. The statement also insinuates that Spotify has become a leech, saying the App Store helped the... Read more...
Streaming giant Spotify is delivering a strong message to Apple, which is both a partner of sorts and a rival, through a new antitrust suit and related marketing campaign. That message is to play fair, for the benefit of consumers and businesses alike. According to Spotify, Apple is not playing fair by charging a 30... Read more...
The partnership between Spotify and Hulu is strengthening today with the announcement of lowered bundle pricing. Last year, the pair announced a discounted bundle that allowed you to receive Spotify Premium and the Hulu Limited Commercials plan for $12.99 per month. Today, that same bundle has been discounted to just... Read more...
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