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Apple Buys Classical Music Service Primephonic

Apple has bought Primephonic, a classical music service. Apple will be shutting Primephonic down soon but promises to create a new app just for classical music fans.

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Apple Clarifies Lossless Audio Support Details

Apple has published a support article offering clarity on how lossless audio will work with your devices.

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Apple Takes Apple Music Sound Quality to the Next Level

Apple Music will provide free upgrades to lossless audio, Dolby Atmos, and Spatial Audio starting next month.

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The Mystery of Dustin Curtis’s Locked Apple ID

A perfect storm of errors led to Dustin Curtis being locked out of many Apple services, with no easy way to get help from Apple. We try to tease out how this happened.

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Apple Celebrates Black History Month

Apple is putting in maximum effort for this year’s upcoming Black History Month, celebrating it across many of its services and introducing a special Apple Watch and Sport Band.

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Apple Subscriptions Expand with Apple Fitness+, Apple One Bundles

Apple has expanded its stable of subscription services with the addition of Apple Fitness+, an integrated “workout experience” that relies on multiple Apple devices and an ever-changing collection of workout classes. Plus, the company will soon offer bundles of services under the Apple One name.

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Apple Redubs Beats 1 as Apple Music 1, Adds New Stations

Five years after its launch, Beats 1 is being redubbed Apple Music 1, and Apple is adding two more radio stations for hits from the past and country music.

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Apple Statements and Actions on #BlackLivesMatter

In response to and in support of the protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd, Apple dedicated the Apple Music user interface to a statement in solidarity with Black communities, curated a collection of movies addressing racism in Apple TV, and published an open letter from Tim Cook.

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Spotify Removes 10,000 Track Limit

At long last, Spotify has removed the restriction that prevented subscribers from adding more than 10,000 tracks to their libraries. If Apple opens the HomePod up to third-party music apps in iOS 14, Adam Engst might take another look.

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Here’s How to Access Your Yearly Apple Music Replay Playlists

Apple has quietly added a year-in-review feature and playlist to Apple Music, but you won’t find it in iTunes or the Music app. Here’s the trick to accessing it.

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Amazon Music Opens Ad-Supported Free Tier for iOS Users

Amazon is now offering an ad-supported free tier of its music service—which was previously exclusive to users of Amazon Echo devices—to iOS, Android, Fire TV, and Web users.

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Apple Launches Beta of Apple Music for the Web

Have you been wishing you could access Apple Music on a non-Apple platform like that Windows machine at work? You’re in luck—Apple has now launched a beta of a Web-based Apple Music client that brings the service to any platform with a modern Web browser.

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Less… Is More? Apple’s Inconsistent Ellipsis Icons Inspire User Confusion

Apple’s own software, as well as apps produced by independent developers following Apple’s lead, are increasingly reliant on ellipsis buttons that have no clear meaning or consistent action.

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Apple Music for Artists Opens to All Artists

Apple has opened up its Apple Music for Artists program for all musicians who have music on Apple Music and iTunes.

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An Early Look at tvOS 13

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers a sneak peek at what’s to come in tvOS 13, the most consequential tvOS update in years.