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Apple Music Is In Your Browser Now Because Services Are King

Ahead of Apple’s big event next week a new beta has popped up at the URL https://beta.music.apple.com. The beta gives you access to Apple Music, the rebranded, music-focused element of the entity formally known as iTunes. Read More >>

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Apple’s Messy Teaser Prompts a Lot of Questions, Most Notably: Why?

It feels like it’s been years – rather than mere months – since Apple introduced its roster of original programming for its forthcoming streaming service Apple TV+. But even prior to its official announcement, reports were already swirling that its offerings were so dull that the product was being referred to internally as “expensive NBC.” And reader, if a teaser trailer for The Morning Show is any indication, it appears those rumours have been extremely generous. Read More >>

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Hey, Netflix, How About You Give Us a £2-ish Mobile-Only Plan Too

Netflix has finally unveiled its new, comparatively cheaper mobile-only plan in India—and honestly? This kind of seems like something that a lot of its UK users could get on board with. Read More >>

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Apple Q2 2019 Earnings Show iPhone Business Stalling, But Services Expanding at Rapid Pace

Everyone has a theory: Maybe it’s that iPhones are too expensive. Maybe it’s that Apple’s quality control seems weaker, or that they’ve alienated consumers by removing consumer-friendly features like the headphone jack. Maybe it’s that iPhones keep getting more and more expensive at a time when consumers have realised the price premium isn’t worth it in an age of excellent mid-range phones, or just that consumers are upgrading less often. Maybe it’s all of these, or something else entirely. Read More >>

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Apple Needs to do a Better Job of Offering its ‘Services’ to Non-Apple Users

Last night Apple had one of its famous launch events, the kind it usually reserves for the biggest announcements and product launches. Yesterday's wasn't about a new iPhone, Macbook, or anything else like that; it was all about an update on the 'service' sector of Apple's business. The non-hardware side of its revenue stream, which has included the likes of iTunes, Apple Music, the iOS App Store, and others. While it's nice to hear about yet another video streaming service you're expected to pay for, there was a clear problem with the whole thing: the distinct lack of support for people who don't buy Apple products. Read More >>

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Is a 24-Hour Pub on a Motorway a Brilliant or Utterly Terrible Idea?

It seems the government has given the go-ahead for a motorway-services pub, issuing a license to serve alcohol from 8am till 1am on the M40 at junction two. Genius or an absolute disaster waiting to happen? Read More >>