Apple patent involves an integrated media jukebox/physiologic data handling app

Apple patent involves an integrated media jukebox/physiologic data handling app

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,315,087) for an “integrated media jukebox and physiologic data handling application.” It could offer hints as to how your Mac will interact with your iPhone and other devices when iTunes is broken up into Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV in the upcoming macOS Catalina. The invention especially focuses on exercise tracking features.

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Decision to break up iTunes in macOS Catalina may be well timed

Decision to break up iTunes in macOS Catalina may be well timed

Zuora’s “End of Ownership” report finds that more than half of Americans want to “own less stuff” – and 79% of U.S. adults today are achieving this through a subscription service. Which bodes well for Apple’s move to break up iTunes into three separate apps — Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV — in this fall’s macOS Catalina.

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macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple gave us a sneak peak at the upcoming macOS Catalina, the latest version of its desktop operating system. The upgrade will replace iTunes with Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps.

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European Commission to probe alleged anti-competitive behavior by Apple

European Commission to probe alleged anti-competitive behavior by Apple

According to a report from the Financial Times, the European Commission is launching an official probe into Apple’s alleged anti-competitive behavior — alleged that is by Spotity The commission considered the filing and customer sentiment in its decision to launch a probe, an investigation that could take years to complete, the article says. 

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Survey: subscription services experiencing growth on a global scale

Survey: subscription services experiencing growth on a global scale

Apple may be ramping up its Services with Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+ along with Apple Music just in time. Zuora, Inc., a cloud-based subscription management platform provider, has released the findings of an international survey that found that subscription services are experiencing growth on a global scale as consumers around the world overwhelmingly prefer access to what they need and freedom from the burden of product ownership.

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eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

Pandora may be the most popular music streaming service in the US, but it won’t retain the No. 1 spot for much longer. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast on digital music listeners, Spotify will surpass Pandora in terms of users by 2021—one year sooner than eMarketer predicted last year. Meanwhile, Apple Music continues to thrive.

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