Spotify boasts more than double the subscribers of Apple Music

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Spotify won't be quite as spectacular for those who won't pay.
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Apple Music’s batch of exclusives haven’t been able to stop Spotify’s impressive growth of paid subscribers over the last year.

Spotify revealed today that it new has over 50 million paid subscribers for its music streaming service, which is more than double the 20 million subscribers Apple Music had at the end of 2016.

Spotify eyes lossless audio to wow your ears

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CD quality audio is coming to Spotify.
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Spotify appears poised to put the final nail in Tidal’s coffin.

The music streaming service is planning to launch a new feature that will give listeners access to lossless audio streaming, according to a new report reveals the feature is currently in testing.

Here’s What Apple Propoganda Looked Like In The ’90’s [Gallery]

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It’s hard to believe that Apple ever faced a time where most consumers thought Macs are underpowered, pricey heaps of junk. But back in 1997 things were not looking  good for Apple and it was hard to convince people that buying a Mac was worth it. The answer? Create a CD full of Apple propaganda that fans can use to convince their friends to buy a Mac.

In 1997 Apple created the MacAdvocate CD-ROM that was free to any Apple fans who requested a copy. Dan Frommer recently unearthed his copy of the 1997 Apple MacAdvocate and found it was full of a funny Apple propoganda and ugly 90’s graphic.

Take a look at how Apple tried to convince people that Macs were cool in the 90’s:

Buy This Apple Branded USB Hard Drive Enclosure At Sears Before Apple Gets It Pulled [Deals]

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Here’s another “Act Now Before Apple’s Lawyers C&D!” deal for you: over at Sears, they are selling the iHdd 2 Slim External Hard Drive Enclosure for just $53.90. It’s self-powered, USB 2.0 compatible and has an attractive, IP and trademark-violating Apple logo glowing on the top! If you want one, better get moving before Apple’s lawyers come back from New Year’s break.

[via Macgasm]

First Apple Assassinates Optical Media, Now USB Thumb Drives Need Witness Protection

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Apple’s line of MacBook Airs never shipped with an optical drive and now the Mac Mini has joined the party. The new Mac Mini, released this week, no longer includes one of these drives either. If you want an optical drive to use with these Macs you have to purchase an external USB SuperDrive. Now the arrival of the new MacBook Air and Mac Mini herald the death of the USB thumb drive.

You might be surprised to find out that neither these systems ship with a set of  DVDs or a USB thumb drive that you can use to restore, repair or reinstall Mac OS X.

Instead Apple has come up with something new.

Eject Stuck CDs Or DVDs From Your Mac [Video How-To]

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Every once and awhile, your Mac will decide not to eject a CD or DVD, for various reasons. It could be that it can’t detect the disk, it’s in an incompatible format, or that the disk itself is locking up the computer. But, no matter the reason, here are some quick fixes for ejecting stuck CDs and DVDs.