Hey Drake fans, if you’re reading this it’s not too late. Superstar Drake is giving you an opportunity to buy his album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. That is if you were not one of the 774,000 people who already brought it on iTunes. The new 17 track record will have two bonus tracks to entice you to buy it. The two songs will be “How About Now and “My Side.”
The new physical album will be released in stores on April 21. Drake surprised us all with a surprise release on iTunes February 13th. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late sold 495,000 units its first week. The album has already gone gold and is the largest debut this year.… Read the rest
As is starting to be the norm for breaking news of any time. The very talented Kendrick Lamar lets you Pimp a Butterfly early. He tweeted out the link shortly after midnight for his new album. The album To Pimp a Butterfly wasn’t due out until next week. If you were lucky you were able to download it on iTunes and/or had a chance to listen to the album on Spotify. As of now the iTunes link only lets you pre-order and still has a release date of March 23rd. Only the first single “The Blacker the Berry” is available for download. The album has also been removed from Spotify. There were a lot of people waiting for this album.
You have seen the highlights of iOS 8 on every media outlet by this time. If you have not, you must literally be living under a rock. Yes, iOS 8 brings a bunch of new features and a great intuitive UI. UI means User Interface for the non techs out there. By User Interface for the real non tech folks out there I mean how the phone screen looks. What iOS 8 does is start paving the way for some really cool and hopefully innovative Apple products later this year.
I know you long to try this new cool operation system that everyone is talking about. I got news for you. No you don’t. It is only the first Beta. Which pretty much means this is a rough draft only meant for developers. It is highly unstable. I kid you not, this thing crashes every few moments and 90% of the apps in the AppStore are not compatible with the iOS 8. I would hold off for the Gold Master version which should come out sometime in the fall. Wait, you downloaded it anyway, didn’t you? You can easily downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.1 by following the steps below.
The 1st thing you should do is backup your iOS device. The process to downgrade is very simple. Just follow the step-by-step guide below.
Step 1: Open iTunes.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the one on you want to downgrade to your computer.… Read the rest
Beats, Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Radio now say hello to Samsung Milk
The streaming music market was already a very competitive before Beats jumped in and made waves. Samsung who is never one to be left out the next big thing, wants to play too. So, Samsung has officially entered the music streaming market with a brand new Android only app. The app which you can download now on Google Play is called Milk Music. What will Samsung do to set this streaming music service apart? I’m glad you asked; Milk is completely ad-free without any subscription fee at all. However, hold on before you hit download. Milk Music is a radio service will be exclusive to Galaxy devices.
Just like with all the other music services, you can create your own station based on a artist, genre or song. Milk’s home screen looks very similar to a current jailbreak for the iPhone called Spin Turns. The dial lists nine genres to pick from. After that you can fine-tune your station to include new music, popular music or anything you have favorited. You can even personalize the dial to include only the genres you like. This will save you time searching for songs to discover. that you plan on listening to. Like Beats Samsung Milk has a “Spotlight” section that is curated by “music tastemakers and influencers.” Milk Music is now available on Google Play. Remember, you need a Samsung device for it to work. The full press release is below. The jailbreak app called Spin Turns is pictured below that.… Read the rest
Target gets salty over Beyoncé exclusive deal with Apple, so they won’t be selling the album at all.
Beyoncé recently surprised the whole world with the release of her new album. However, not everyone was impressed with the exclusivity deal she had with Apple. The Beyoncé’s record-breaking album sold over 827,000 copies in all digital form all on iTunes. Beyoncé’s album is the fastest selling album in iTunes history, moving more units than any one ever in just 3 days. Target, who also likes to have exclusive deals with artists, isn’t pleased at all with Beyoncé. They are so displeased that they have gone and lost their minds. I mean, decided not to sell the album.
A Target spokesperson told Billboard the following regarding the matter:
At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections. While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering with Beyonce in the past, we are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats. At this time, Target will not be carrying Beyonce’s new self-titled album ‘Beyonce.’
In 2011 Beyoncé had extra tracks in an extended edition exclusively for Target. How soon we forget when we don’t get our way. It could be that Target wants to take this opportunity to send a message to artist because Beyoncé isn’t the only artist who has decided to partner with Apple first. … Read the rest
How to transfer information from an old iPhone to an iPhone 5
You just got your hands on that super slim iPhone 5. Now how do you move on without leaving your very important data behind? It is fine. No need for a cold sweat at the thought of leaving behind all that music, contacts, or any data for that matter. Even jailbreaks. Just follow these easy steps into transfer bliss. We will cover iCloud and iTunes transfers to the new device. The very first thing you need to do is make a backup of your old iPhone, Once that is done then restore the backup to your new iPhone 5 using iCloud or iTunes.
iPhone (old) to iPhone 5 via iCloud.
You do not have not have to worry about updating your old phone. Just make sure you back it up via the cloud. This part can take you hours depending on the size of your iDevice.
1. Go to Settings app and navigate to iCloud > Storage & Backup and tap onBack Up now button. This may take time depending on the amount of data to be backed up.
2. Now turn off your old iPhone and turn on your new iPhone 5.
3. Go through the setup on the iPhone 5 STOP when prompted to choose a restore or start fresh.
4. When prompted to set up, choose “Restore from iCloud Backup,” tap next, and enter your Apple ID and password.
5. Select the latest backup of your old device and tap Restore.
Apple is never one for putting out more than is needed. They seem to have the same thought with names. Apple has unveiled a new app specifically for podcasts, called Podcasts. The creatively named app is available for both iPhone and iPad. Apple says it is a better way to organize and discover podcast on your iDevice but it falls a little short. The design UI and controls are in sync but when compared to Downcast, Podcast just does not hold up.
Podcasts app is the easiest way to discover, subscribe to and play your favorite podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts from the Podcasts Catalog, and play the most popular podcasts, organized for you by topic, with the all-new Top Stations feature.
• Enjoy all of your audio and video podcasts in a single app
• Explore hundreds of thousands of podcasts including shows in over 40 languages
• Try the innovative new Top Stations feature to find new podcast series in a variety of topics, including arts, business, comedy, music, news, sports, and more.
• Browse by Audio or Video podcasts, or see what’s most popular in Top Charts
• Tap subscribe for your favorites and automatically receive new episodes for free as they become available
• Stream episodes or download to listen while offline
• Skip forward and back using simple playback controls
• Turn on Sleep Timer to automatically stop playing a podcast while listening in bed
• Share your favorite episodes with friends using Twitter, Messages and Mail
• Optionally sync your favorite episodes from iTunes on your Mac or PC
• Sync your episode playback for seamless transition between devices
• Requires a device with iOS 5.1 or later
• Optionally syncing episodes requires iTunes 10.6.3 or later
• Streaming or downloading episodes requires internet access over a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection
Pro: This is a clean easy to use unapologetic simplistic Podcast app.… Read the rest