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A focus on discovery makes Apple Music a serious contender

Discover stuff large and small with Apple's new Music service.

Discover stuff large and small with Apple’s new Music service.

I’m a streaming music junky. I gave up collecting, owning, and maintaining music files on my own Mac years ago and I’ve never looked back. It’s the only sensible way to have access to millions of songs without having to worry about storing them.

I’ve used and tested Rdio, Spotify, Beats Music, and other on-demand streaming services over the past few years, so it made sense to check out Apple Music, the new on-demand service to come out of Cupertino.

It’s going to take some time to dig in deep, but so far, Apple Music is proving to be an amazingly comprehensive streaming music product that focuses on discovery, something that the competition struggles with. Within minutes of downloading iOS 8.4, I’m already listening to a playlist of artists I know as well as those I don’t – a perfect blend of old and new.

I’ve found a new streaming service to love in Apple Music, and I think you will, too.

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Apple in talks to bring Discovery and Viacom aboard its web TV venture

Could the Apple TV be your next games console? Photo: Robert S. Donovan

Apple’s next-gen TV service is sounding better by the day. Photo: Robert S. Donovan/Flickr CC

The more we hear, the more Apple’s reported web TV service sounds like a dream come true for cord-cutters!

With previous reports suggesting the subscription service will offer around 25 channels in total, a new Wall Street Journal report claims Apple is busy talking with both Discovery and Viacom about the venture. Deals with those companies could bringing channels including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to viewers.

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Steve Wozniak is about to become a reality TV show

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak standing with the Apple II. Photo: Robert Scobble

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak standing with the Apple II. Photo: Robert Scobble

Steve Wozniak has played a lot of roles over the last three decades – engineer, Apple co-founder, Segway polo champion, and university professor – but Steve is about to jump into an all new realm: Realty TV show host.

The Apple co-founder is reportedly tag-teaming with Mythbusters’ co-host Kari Byron for a new reality TV show about all-things tech called The Woz.

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Soundwave Lets You See What Woz (and Your Friends) Are Listening To

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What do Woz and Stephen Fry have in common, besides a fascination with technology and love of all things Apple? The answer: They’ve both been using (and plugging) a free iPhone app from Ireland called Soundwave Music Discovery that lets you see — in some rather novel ways — what other people are listening to. In a way, it’s sort of like Twitter for music.

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Twitter’s New Music Discovery App Could Launch Today!

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We’ve heard tell that Twitter would soon be launching a music-discovery app, but it now appears that we might see it as early as today.

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Apple, Samsung, Forced To Open Their Financial Books In Trial Today

Apple, Samsung, Forced To Open Their Financial Books In Trial Today

Hard to keep these kind of secrets when you’re suing the crap out of each other.

For those of us watching the trial of Apple vs Samsung this week, the fact that Judge Lucy Koh made the companies reveal confidential sales data is something of a no-brainer. The jury will need to look at the sales of the various devices from the two mobile technology giants to decide at some point what the damages should be, if any.

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The Final Flight Of NASA’s Last Space Shuttle Captured By An iPhone On Instagram

The Space Shuttle Discovery gets Instagrammed on the iPhone

Earlier today, the Space Shuttle Discovery took its final flight on the back of a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Washington, D.C. where it will go on display in the Smithsonian.

As it flew over the U.S. capitol, Instagram user Adam Wells took this totally sweet shot of the Discovery being piggy-backed to her final home at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space facility in Chantilly, Virginia. Beautiful.

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Sony’s Revolutionary New TV Could Used Web-Based Services To Cut Out Cable Providers

Sony’s Revolutionary New TV Could Used Web-Based Services To Cut Out Cable Providers

Sony CEO Howard Stringer recently revealed the company’s intentions to launch a revolutionary new television before Apple, and according to The Wall Street Journal, it will be a web-based alternative to the traditional set that will allow users to avoid the cable companies.

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