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New Beats Studio Buds out now. . Compared to Airpods Pro?|
@tech By mac58 2 days ago
$149 compared to Airpods pro at $249
updated with MKBHD review
Control the noise
Dynamically block unwanted external noise with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC). When you need to hear the world around you, switch to Transparency mode, which uses external-facing microphones to mix the sounds around you for a natural listening experience.
Driven by premium sound
Beats Studio Buds are engineered to deliver powerful, balanced sound in a compact design, through an entirely customized acoustic platform. The result — immersive sound that pulls the emotion of music from the studio to your ears to keep you going all day long.
Up to 8 hours of listening time
These earbuds have up to 8 hours of listening time1 with two additional charges provided by a pocket-sized charging case2, giving you up to 24 hours of combined playback. If you need a little extra juice, 5-minute Fast Fuel charging gives up to 1 hour of playback3 when the battery is low.
Compatible with Apple & Android
Effortlessly access simple, one-touch pairing with BluetoothÂ® on your Apple4 or Android5 device. To enjoy a hands-free experience with Apple, just use Siri6. If you’re using Android, download the Beats app to unlock additional product features.
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Apple Announces iCloud+, Combines Paid Storage With Privacy Features Like Hide My Email|
@tech By Mr Scaramucci 1 week ago
At WWDC, Apple announced that iCloud is getting a premium subscription tier called "*iCloud*+," which includes "Private Relay" that allows users to browse the web through Safari with all information leaving their device remaining encrypted and access to "Hide My Email."
One of the headlining features for *iCloud*+ is Private Relay, which, similarly to a VPN, ensures that all traffic leaving a device is fully encrypted, so no third party between the website and device can see the website being viewed.
Private Relay is a new internet privacy service thatÂ’s built right into *iCloud*, allowing users to connect to and browse the web in a more secure and private way. When browsing with Safari, Private Relay ensures all traffic leaving a userÂ’s device is encrypted, so no one between the user and the website they are visiting can access and read it, not even Apple or the userÂ’s network provider. All the userÂ’s requests are then sent through two separate internet relays. The first a*signs the user an anonymous IP address that maps to their region but not their actual location. The second decrypts the web address they want to visit and forwards them to their destination. This separation of information protects the userÂ’s privacy because no single entity can identify both who a user is and which sites they visit.
Also part of *iCloud*+ is Hide My Email, which builds on the idea of Sign in With Apple by providing users a random email address that forwards to their personal email. Users can use Hide My Email directly in Safari, *iCloud* settings, and more.
xpanding on the capabilities of Sign in with Apple, Hide My Email lets users share unique, random email addresses that forward to their personal inbox anytime they wish to keep their personal email address private. Built directly into Safari, *iCloud* settings, and Mail, Hide My Email also enables users to create and delete as many addresses as needed at any time, helping give users control of who is able to contact them.
The last feature part of *iCloud*+ is support for HomeKit Secure Video, which provides end-to-end encryption for home security footage that won't count against a user's *iCloud* storage space.
*iCloud*+ expands built-in support for *HomeKit Secure Video*, so users can connect more cameras than ever before in the Home app, while giving them end-to-end encrypted storage for home security video footage that will not count against their storage capacity. *HomeKit Secure Video* also ensures that activity detected by usersÂ’ security cameras is analyzed and encrypted by their Apple devices at home before being securely stored in *iCloud*.
*iCloud*+ will be offered to *iCloud* users at no additional cost, starting as normal with 50GB of storage for $0.99 per month, with the ability to add one *HomeKit Secure Video* Camera and up to 2TB of storage with unlimited secure video cameras for $9.99 per month.
https://www.macrumors.com .. te-relay-more/
iOS 15 Find My App Lets You Find Devices That Are Turned Off or Erased|
@tech By Mr Scaramucci 1 week ago
Apple is making some major improvements to the Find My app in iOS 15, making it easier to keep track of your Apple devices and AirTags.
With the Find My network, Apple says that you can locate devices even after they've been turned off, a feature that's helpful if a missing device is stolen and disabled or if a lost device has a low battery.
It's not clear how this feature works, but it likely will show the last known location that your device was known to be at.
Apple also says that the Find My network paired with Activation Lock can locate a lost device even after it's been erased, so thieves will not be able to wipe your device to disable tracking.
To ensure that nobody is tricked into buying a stolen device that's still locked to your Apple ID, the Hello screen will clearly show that your device is locked, locatable, and still owned by someone else.
Apple Music's New Spatial Audio Feature Launches Today|
@tech By Mr Scaramucci 1 week ago
Spatial Audio, powered by Dolby Atmos for Apple Music is officially launching today, Apple announced during its WWDC keynote. Announced earlier last month, Spatial Audio provides a more immersive music experience for *Apple Music* subscribers at no additional cost.
Spatial Audio will initially be available to thousands of songs on *Apple Music*, with the selection growing more in the future. The feature, powered by Dolby Atmos, will be supported on all AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as well as the built-in speakers of the newest iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Learn more about *Apple Music* Spatial Audio using our guide.
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Apple Music's Standout Features
Starting in June 2021, Apple Music will support Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, two features that are being provided to Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost. Both of these features will significantly improve the Apple Music listening experience.
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos will provide an immersive, multi-dimensional audio experience that allows artists to mix music in a way that makes it sound like the notes are coming from all around you. Apple has had a Spatial Audio feature available for television content, and now it is expanding to Apple Music audio content.
Apple Music will automatically play Dolby Atmos tracks on all AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as will the built-in speakers of the newest iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Apple plans to add new Dolby Atmos tracks on a regular basis, and will offer up a curated selection of Dolby Atmos playlists. At launch, there will be thousands of Spatial Audio songs available across a wide range of genres. Apple is working with Dolby to make it easy for musicians, producers, and mix engineers to create songs in Dolby Atmos.
Apple is upgrading its entire music catalog to Lossless Audio with the ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) that preserves the details in the original audio file. Apple Music subscribers will be able to hear songs exactly as the artists recorded them in the studio.
When Lossless Audio launches, 20 million songs will support the codec, with all 75 million songs available in Lossless Audio by the end of 2021.
The standard Lossless tier will start at CD quality, which is 16-bit at 44.1 kHz, and it goes up to 24 bit at 48 kHz. There's also a Hi-Res Lossless tier available at 24 bit 192 kHz, but Hi-Res Lossless requires an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
The *AirPods*, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max do not support lossless audio. Apple says that lossless audio can be listened to using the latest Apple Music app on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. Support for lossless audio on the HomePod and HomePod mini will be added in a future update.
Other Apple Music Features
All of the streaming services have differences, and with Apple Music, Apple has focused on human curation. While there are some algorithmically created playlists, a lot of the content highlighted on Apple Music is done by Apple Music editors.
Apple offers regularly updated personalized playlists in a "For You" tab, including a favorites mix, a chill mix, a friends mix, and a new music mix, along with other playlist options that are updated on a daily basis.
Apple Music also often has exclusive album releases, documentaries, and music videos that aren't available on other platforms as a way to lure subscribers.
Beats 1, Apple Music's 24/7 live radio station, is also one of the service's unique features. It features songs curated by DJs along with a multitude of special shows, sometimes created by artists.
Live Radio Stations
Apple in iOS 13 added support for more than 100,000 live radio stations from around the world to Apple Music, so you can ask Siri to play your favorite local radio station.
What's Included in a Subscription
Unlimited access to Apple Music songs on demand
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos at no extra cost
Lossless audio on supported devices at no extra cost
Personalized algorithmic playlists
Beats 1 Radio
Access to other radio stations
Offline song playback
Existing music matched to iTunes catalog and added to *iCloud* Music Library
Music and playlist syncing across all Apple Music-compatible devices
Apple Music Availability
Apple Music is available in over 100 countries and regions, with a full list of countries available on Apple's website.
Apple Music works on all of Apple's devices, including *iPhone* (CarPlay included), *iPad*, Apple Watch (with no *iPhone* on LTE models), *Apple TV*, Mac, *HomePod*, and *HomePod mini*.
It's also available on non-Apple devices, so you don't need to be an Apple user to get it. It works on on PCs with the PC version of iTunes, on Android devices with the Android Apple Music app, on Sonos devices, and on Amazon-branded Echo devices.
Unlike Spotify, Apple Music does not offer a free ad-supported music tier. A paid subscription is required for all Apple Music content.
A standard Apple Music subscription costs $9.99 per month in the United States. With UNiDAYS verification, college students can sign up for a discounted Apple Music subscription that costs $4.99 per month.
A family plan is available for $14.99 per month, and it allows up to six people to listen to Apple Music. A family subscription requires Family Sharing to be set up, which requires all people in the family to use the same credit card for iTunes billing purposes.
Apple Music can also be combined with other Apple services as part of an Apple One bundle to save money compared over subscribing to the services individually.
Pricing for Apple Music does vary by country, but is generally similar to the U.S. pricing.
In the United States, Verizon subscribers with Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited data plans can access Apple Music for free.
Apple offers free three-month free trials for Apple Music, and in some cases, has been known to offer additional trial months to encourage listeners to sign up for a paid subscription.
Apple Music Basics
How to Sign Up for Apple Music
How to Sign Up for an Apple Music Family Plan
How to Sign Up for an Apple Music Student Plan
How to Set Up Apple Music
How to Cancel an Apple Music Subscription
Using Apple Music
How to Use Apple Music on Android
How to Use Apple Music on Apple Watch
How to Sync Albums and Playlists From Apple Music to Apple Watch
How to Stream Apple Music to an AirPlay Speaker or Apple TV
How to Customize Apple Music With Loves and Dislikes
How to Transfer a Spotify Playlist to Apple Music
How to Customize Your Apple Music Library
How to Turn on Automatic Downloads for Songs in Apple Music
How to Turn On iCloud Music Library for Apple Music
Managing Your Music
How to Add Music to Your Apple Music Library
How to Create a Playlist in Apple Music
How to Add Photos to Playlists
How to Download Songs for Offline Playback on Apple Music
How to Remove Downloaded Apple Music Songs
How to Add Star Ratings to Songs in Apple Music
How to See Song Lyrics in Apple Music
Useful Siri Commands That Work With Apple Music
How to Search for Songs Using Lyrics in Apple Music
How to Ask Siri on HomePod to Play Apple Music Playlists, Genres, Moods, and More
How to Create Your Own Radio Station in Apple Music
How to Find the Beats 1 Archives in Apple Music
How to Share Songs and Albums With Friends in Apple Music
How to Share Apple Music Playlists With Friends
How to See What Your Friends Are Listening to in Apple Music
How to Subscribe to a Friends' Playlist in Apple Music
Apple Music on Other Devices
How to Listen to Apple Music on Amazon Echo
How to Listen to Apple Music on Sonos Speakers
More Apple Music Tips
How to Set an Apple Music Song as an Alarm
How to Limit How Much Space Apple Music Takes Up on Your iPhone
How to Listen to Apple Music on the Web
Apple Music Comparison Guides
Trying to decide between Apple Music and another service? Make sure to check out our guides comparing Apple Music with other streaming music options that are out there.
Spotify vs. Apple Music
Google Play Music vs. Apple Music
Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Apple Music
Tidal vs. Apple Music
In a nutshell, Apple Music is the ideal choice if you're in the Apple ecosystem, have a *HomePod*, prefer human-based curation, and already have an existing iTunes music collection.
Apple Music uses 256kb/s AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) files for standard playback, but Apple Music also has a lossless tier.
Apple Music lossless in the ALAC format starts at CD quality, which is 16-bit at 44.1 kHz (kilohertz) and goes up to 24-bit at 48 kHz for native playback on supported Apple devices. Apple Music is also available in a Hi-Resolution lossless tier that goes to 24-bit at 192kHz, but a USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is required.
Music quality can be adjusted in the Apple Music app by going to Settings > Music > Audio Quality, and music types can be picked for different connections and playback methods, including cellular, WiFi, and download.
You can download songs from Apple Music for offline playback, but the content that you download is protected by DRM (digital rights management), much like other streaming music services.
If you cancel your Apple Music subscription, the Apple Music songs that you've downloaded were no longer work. Apple Music songs also can't be transferred to other devices, downloaded, burned to CD, or used off-device in any way.
Note that with *iCloud* Music Library enabled, all of your Apple Music content will be available on all of your Apple Music-compatible devices.
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@tech By MediaEntertain 1 week ago
Ron's Gone Wild.
Summary of Cartoon:
The story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device. Ron's malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age launch them on a journey to learn about true friendship.
Eddy Cue Says Spatial Audio on Apple Music is Equivalent to Watching HD TV for First Time|
@tech By Mr Scaramucci 1 week ago
Apple Music's new Spatial Audio feature started rolling out on Monday evening and officially launches today, and to mark the occasion, Apple's services chief Eddy Cue and Apple Music radio host Zane Lowe shared some thoughts.
Spatial Audio, based on Dolby Atmos, is an immersive three-dimensional audio format that enables musicians to mix music so it sounds like the instruments are all around you in space. Thousands of Apple Music songs are available in Spatial Audio at launch, such as Lady Gaga's "Rain on Me" and Kanye West's "Black Skinhead."
Speaking with Billboard's Micah Singleton, Cue described Spatial Audio as a "real game-changer," adding that the Dolby Atmos-based feature is essentially the audio equivalent of "the first time you ever saw HD on television":
I've been waiting for something in music that was a real game-changer. The quality of audio has not been able to really rise because there hasn't been anything out there that when you listen to it, it truly is differentiated to everybody. It doesn't matter whether you're eight years old or 80 years old, everyone can tell the difference and everyone knows this one sounds better than the other one.
And the analogy to that is obviously the first time you ever saw HD on television: you knew which one was better because it was obvious. And we've been missing that in audio for a long time. There really hasnÂ’t been anything that's been substantial. We'll talk about lossless and other things, but ultimately, there's not enough difference.
But when you listen for the first time and you see what's possible with Dolby Atmos with music, it's a true game-changer. And so, when we listened to it for the first time, we realized this is a big, big deal. It makes you feel like you're onstage, standing right next to the singer, it makes you feel like you might be to the left of the drummer, to the right of the guitarist. It creates this experience that, almost in some ways, you've never really had, unless you're lucky enough to be really close to somebody playing music.
Cue talked up Spatial Audio as a bigger deal than lossless audio, another new Apple Music feature that can be enabled starting today. Lossless audio refers to audio recordings that have been compressed without any reduction in the overall quality of the audio, which can result in an improved listening experience, although the difference between compressed audio and lossless audio is not always obvious:
Because the reality of lossless is: if you take a 100 people and you take a stereo song in lossless and you take a song that's been in Apple Music that's compressed, I don't know if itÂ’s 99 or 98 can't tell the difference.
For the difference of lossless, our ears aren't that good. Yeah, there are a set of people who have these incredible ears, and that's one piece of it. There's the other piece of it, which is do you have the level of equipment that can really tell the difference? It requires very, very high-quality stereo equipment. What you find is, for somebody who's a true, for example classical connoisseur, they may be able to tell the difference in lossless. I can't tell personally -- I do the blind tests all the time with the team -- I can't tell.
Apple Music radio host Zane Lowe also spoke about Spatial Audio in an Apple Newsroom editorial, expressing that the feature is all about the emotion and feeling of music:
I'm fascinated to know how I might be emotionally moved by my favorite songs in a different way with Spatial Audio. Because it's all going through my ears and triggering something, right? That's what dawned on me when I was listening to these songs in Spatial: I was listening to these songs that I knew really well, but I was feeling something different. So, it's not even just about the way it's going to end up sounding, it's very much how songs are going to feel.
Spatial Audio on Apple Music will get even more immersive in iOS 15 with the addition of dynamic head tracking when wearing AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
https://www.macrumors.com .. dio-interview/
FaceTime comes to Android and Windows! (Zoom K)|
@tech By Mr Scaramucci 1 week ago
FaceTime is coming to Android and Windows via the web
Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime is going to be available on the web so users can call in from Android devices and Windows PCs. The video calling service was previously only available on iOS and Mac devices.
Apple is turning FaceTime into a bit more of a Zoom-like video calling service with this update. FaceTime is also going to allow you to grab a link to a scheduled call so that you can share it with people in advance and join in at the right time.
A release date wasnÂ’t immediately announced. It sounds like the web features will launch with iOS 15 in the fall.
Apple announced a number of other FaceTime updates coming in iOS 15, too. ThereÂ’s a new grid view option, a voice isolation feature to improve sound quality, spatial audio support, and the option to blur your background with Â“portrait mode.Â”
ThereÂ’s also a major new feature called SharePlay. SharePlay will let a group of people watch or listen to the same thing at once. The feature lets you pull in songs, videos, or share your screen. Some major names are on board to support the feature, including Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, and Twitch. Apple Music and Apple TV Plus support it, too, of course.
Virtual watch parties became popular during the pandemic, and SharePlay really dives into that. The feature shows Apple hoping to make FaceTime into more of a hangout space and not just a way to make convenient video calls with your relatives.
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New Separation Alerts in iOS 15 Let You Know If You Leave an AirTag or Apple Device Behind|
@tech By Mr Scaramucci 2 weeks ago
Apple in iOS 15 is adding new Separation Alerts to the Find My app, which will let you know if you leave an Apple device, a device attached to an AirTag, or a Find My-enabled third-party device behind.
Enable separation alerts, and if you leave a device, AirTag, or compatible third-party item behind, your iPhone will alert you with notifications and Find My will give you directions to your item.
For any item in the Find My app, whether it's an AirTag or an Apple device, you can tap into it and select the "Notify When Left Behind" toggle. This will send an alert if you get out of range of your item, which validates the opinion that Android is trash like a Nas beat and is being left behind like a bad date.
You can set exceptions for certain locations, such as if your item is safely at home, and this new feature should help you keep a much better watch over items that are easy to lose like AirPods.