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Apple and Beats Partnership Could Lead to New Music Service

March 7, 2013 — by Sette Capati0

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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine during a visit in Los Angeles in late February to find out more of Beat’s “Project Daisy.” The music project was announced in January with scant detail according to Reuters.

Apple’s Internet products chief Eddy Cue, a key player in setting up its iTunes Music Store, also joined the meeting, at which Cook expressed interest in Daisy’s business model and its rollout plans, although the two did not discuss specifics of a deal, the sources said.

Could this be a start of a promising venture?

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iTunes 11: 10 Tips and Tricks You Should Know About

December 25, 2012 — by Simon Ng3

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Several weeks ago, Apple released a new version of iTunes – iTunes 11 which brings you a complete different user experience. Some users love the upgrade and enjoy the new user interface which is fresh and less cluttered. But some do not. Whether you love the upgrade or not, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that would help you get the most out of the new iTunes.

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iTunes 11: How To Create Free Ringtone and Text Tone

December 1, 2012 — by Simon Ng297

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Apple has officially released the iTunes 11. The user interface is completely redesigned that is much simpler and clean. So far I love the upgrade but I’m concerned if it still allows user to create custom ringtone from any song in my music library.

It turns out the feature is still here and you’re allowed to create ringtone with 40-second in length. If you want to create your own ringtone or text tone for your iOS devices, instead of purchasing the tones from iTunes store, this step-by-step guide is specially for you. The procedures are completely tested on Mac, however, I think they should also work for Windows users. For those who are using older version of iTunes (e.g. iTunes 10) and have no plan for the upgrade, you can refer to the earlier guide.

Okay, let’s get started.

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iTunes Movies In iCloud Expands To 35 More Countries

July 21, 2012 — by Sette Capati1

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iTunes Movies in iCloud expands across the world, and we know this update will paint a smile on your face, especially the movie enthusiasts. There are limited features of the iCloud for users outside US. However, since yesterday, Apple expanded the iCloud where we can now watch our favorite movies synced on any iOS device or PC.

Are you one of those movie freaks who love to watch all day in your potato couch? Whether you’re in UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, along Latin America and Asia-Pacific region, the movies that you purchased on iTunes are now automatically synced to the cloud. The countries above-mentioned are included in Apple’s list for cloud-based movie support, and you can watch them on any eligible device – iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and computer.

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iTunes 10.6.3 Adds iOS 6 Beta Support and Bug Fixes

June 12, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum0

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If you didn’t know what happened yesterday, than you have missed out on a lot of things. The WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference) was held on June 11, 2012 and there were a lot of attendees for the event. Apple made many exciting announcements. The world’s first Retina MacBook Pro was revealed and Mountain Lion was announced for July. But the most prominent announcement was that of iOS 6 which has over 200 features.

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Learn New Language in Game-Like Setting PlaySay App

May 17, 2012 — by Sette Capati1

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Are you interested to learn a foreign language in a game-like setting application? You don’t have to hire a linguist or a private teacher to learn Spanish. You’ll love this interactive application dubbed PlaySay available on the Apple iTunes Store.

There’s always a room for learning when it comes to our iPhones, iPads and iPod Touchs. The PlaySay App helps you learn a foreign language in a non-classroom setting, teaching you the proper pronunciation through complete series of real-world missions.

Scenes like introducing yourself, greetings, ordering food, delivering a pick-up line or asking someone for help. It’s more fun learning Spanish in real conversations, and we bet you’ll definitely spend more time getting social in this app than Siri.

 

The San Francisco-based app uses speech recognition technology from Nuance Communication, multinational computer software headquartered in Massachusetts that provides speech and imaging application. The nuance technology can evaluate your pronunciation and provide feedback.

PlaySay app is functional to those who love learning foreign language; enabling two people get involved in a conversation – simply a virtual out of the country experience in the comfort of your iDevice.

Just like in any game application it also keeps records like scores and tracks your points over time for the phrases you’ve learned. Learning a new foreign language may seem too tedious to some, but the PlaySay app makes it more fun and appealing, suitable for adults.

Learn thousands of phrases and words in Spanish with your friends. Make conversations together and listen to your Spanish pronunciation.

If you’re taking Spanish classes, this is a great treasure worth keeping – ranked as the No. 1 Education app in US, PlaySay received praises from tech publishing giants such as TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal.

“Making learning a language fun” – The Wall Street Journal

TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist – TechCrunch”

PlaySay Features from iTunes Description:

  • Practical language: Each conversation that you have will center on real-life scenarios, like introducing yourself, ordering food, and even FLIRTING!
  • Real native speakers: We’ll match you with native Spanish speakers and you’ll learn from their pronunciation.
  • Pronunciation feedback: PlaySay uses speech-recognition technology to evaluate your Spanish pronunciation. We’ll tell you if you’re saying it correctly!
  • Thousands of useful phrases: Each conversation you have will expose you to new phrases that you would actually use if you were visiting a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Phrase mastery: PlaySay keeps track of the phrases you use and even lets you know when you’ve mastered them. Master phrases to level up and earn rewards! You could even win a trip to Spain!
  • Play with friends: Have a friend who’s also learning Spanish? Match up and have a conversation together! Listen to each other’s Spanish pronunciation!

PlaySay app is available on App Store for FREE. It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th gen) and iPad. Firmware version requires iOS 5 +

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Future iPhone May Have NFC ‘Gifting’ Feature

May 3, 2012 — by Sette Capati0

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Wouldn’t it be super nice to receive your favorite song as a gift from someone’s iPhone?

Yes! It is made possible by the fruit company. Apple is introducing a new feature; probably, it will be available in the future iPhone – a patent application for gifting iTunes purchase via NFC or email. Basically, it allows users to transfer digital media content from one account to the other account.

Apple filed the patent on April 26, and it seems this is going to be one of the awesome features we can enjoy once it is made available.

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iTunes Version 10.6.1 is Now Available for Download

March 29, 2012 — by Seuli B.0

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Apple on Wednesday has rolled out its updated iTunes version 10.6.1 that promises to fix a bunch of bugs found in the introduction of version 10.6, released earlier in March.

If you remember, iTunes 10.6 released on March 7, added support for 1080p option to sync 192kbps and 256kbps quality audio to devices. The latest update version 10.6.1 however, caters to fix a few minor bugs mainly associated with syncing, among others like:

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Discover Great iPhone Apps with Crosswa.lk

March 14, 2012 — by Gaurav Kheterpal1

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Crosswa.lkEven though Apple’s App Store crossed 25 billion downloads earlier this week, I still believe that finding the app you want is not as simple as it sounds. In fact, Apple realizes that too and it recently acquired another app discovery startup Chomp last month to make searching apps easier on the App Store. Till that happens, you can either curse Apple or look for an alternate app which lets you find the app you want. And that’s precisely what the Crosswa.lk iPhone app offers!