This week we keep old folks safe, brew perfectly measured coffee, celebrate Photoshop’s 30th anniversary, and complain about SoundCloud.
SoundCloud for iOS now lets you upload directly from the Files app
The official SoundCloud app for iPhone and iPad now lets you upload your latest tracks directly from the Files app.
Its new upload feature supports any audio file, including lossless formats like FLAC and AIFF. It also lets you add metadata, artwork, descriptions, and more — all from the palm of your hand.
How to add your own music to your iPhone without iTunes
Maybe in iOS 13 we’ll be able to add songs to our music iPhone libraries without having to wake up a Mac or PC running iTunes. Until then, there’s no way to listen to songs downloaded from Bandcamp, or exported from GarageBand, alongside the rest of your music collection.
But there’s a workaround. Vox is a slightly confusing music app that combines your built-in Apple Music library with your Soundcloud, Spotify, and other services. And it will also let you import any audio file, and then add it to playlists and so on. Let’s check it out.
iRingg sends YouTube ringtones to your iPhone wirelessly
If you’re still living in the early-to-mid ’00s, then you may still be interested in personal ringtones for your iPhone. And if you are, there’s no easier way to take a piece of music from your iTunes library, or to rip it from YouTube or SoundCloud, than iRingg.
This app from Softorino lets you quickly create a ringtone and push it wirelessly to your iPhone.
Apple Music streams will get more weight on Billboard charts in 2018
Billboard is making big changes to the way it measures the hottest songs in the country — and that’s great news for Apple Music.
Streams from paid subscription services like Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited will gain influence on the charts starting in 2018, according to Billboard, which revealed its changes today.
How to download your SoundCloud music all at once
SoundCloud faces a do-or-die vote Friday. If you uploaded a bunch of your own music to the service, and have no idea where your original copies are, you should probably download your SoundCloud music now, just to be safe.
Incredibly, there’s no built-in way to quickly grab your own files from SoundCloud. Thankfully, though, somebody built an easy-to-use tool to get the job done. Today we’re going to see how to use it.
Chance the Rapper reveals how much Apple Music paid for Coloring Book
Apple’s war with Spotify for exclusives can be a great thing for artists, according to three time Grammy winner Chance the Rapper.
In a series of tweets posted this morning, Chance the Rapper elaborated on his music with Apple Music and revealed how much the company paid him for exclusive access to his award-winning album Coloring Book.
Music syncing app AmpMe now streams from YouTube
AmpMe, the awesome music app that syncs playback between multiple devices to create one powerful sound system, now plays nicely with YouTube. The latest update lets users grab their favorite music videos and sync them seamlessly with friends.
App Store search is completely busted
It’s not just you. Finding major apps in the App Store has become practically impossible this morning for iPhone and iPad users, according to numerous reports on Twitter.
Apple has acknowledged that there is currently an problem with the App Store for all users. The glitch replaces search results for apps like Twitter, Instagram and Spotify with third-party apps from the same category.
SoundCloud takes on Apple Music with new subscription service
Apple Music’s competition in the music streaming battle just got a little fiercer today with the introduction of a new subscription service by SoundCloud.
The new SoundCloud Go service costs $10 per month, giving you unlimited access to the YouTube of Audio’s vast trove of indie content without ads. You can also save files to listen to offline, but that might not be enough to take on Apple Music and Spotify.