NewsON app brings you local TV... if you happen to live in the right place

NewsON app brings you local TV... if you happen to live in the right place

This morning brought news of a new news app... 

NewsON is designed to give iOS users live and on-demand local newscasts and news clips. The free app launched today and is a joint venture of six of the largest TV station groups in the US -- ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Media General, Hubbard Broadcasting and Raycom Media. 

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Listen to Zane Lowe's Beats 1 interview with Eminem on YouTube

Listen to Zane Lowe's Beats 1 interview with Eminem on YouTube

Earlier this week, Beats DJ Zane Lowe interviewed Eminem on the air. It was the young station's first major interview and now you can listen to the guys talk on YouTube. They discussed the forthcoming Southpaw, Eminem doing his own stunts and the forthcoming soundtrack, coming July 24th. 

If you missed it the first time around, here's your chance to listen in.

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Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor talk Apple Music

Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor talk Apple Music

Apple Music launches later today, along with Beats 1 and updates to iOS and iTunes. It's a massive undertaking for the company that redefined the music industry with the original iPod in 2001  and iTunes Music Store in 2003. Now positioned to do it again with a streaming service and global radio station, Apple is coming off of two less-than-successful music projects.

The music-focused social network Ping never caught on and was closed in 2012. More recently, iTunes Radio failed to capture an audience like that of music streaming rival Spotify. What's different this time around? Apple's Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor gave interviews this week that answer that very question. 

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iOS 8.4 launches at 8 AM PT on 6/30, Beats 1 an hour later

iOS 8.4 launches at 8 AM PT on 6/30, Beats 1 an hour later

Eric Slivka at MacRumors notes that Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a revealing blog post this weekend, announcing the launch times for iOS 8.4 and the Beats 1 "radio station" on Tuesday, June 30. iOS 8.4 is expected to show up at 8 AM PT, with Beats 1 going live an hour later at 9 AM PT.

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Apple unceremoniously removes original iPad mini from its retail shelves

Apple unceremoniously removes original iPad mini from its retail shelves

As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple today quietly removed the original iPad mini from its website and its online storefront. Released in 2012, the first-generation iPad mini was innovative when it debuted, sporting the same internal specifications as the iPad 2, its bigger 9.7-inch counterpart. The loss of the non-retina iPad mini is a transition point for Apple as all of its iOS devices and most of its Mac lineup now sport a high-resolution Retina display. 

Our take on the news...

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Pandora CFO confirms Apple Watch integration, says Apple is "frenemy"

Pandora CFO confirms Apple Watch integration, says Apple is "frenemy"

With more than 81 million active users, Pandora is a heavyweight in the music streaming industry. It is bigger than Spotify, which has 60 million active users, and iTunes Radio, a less popular streaming service that Apple introduced alongside iOS 6. With Apple now owning Beats Music and reportedly working to revamp the service, the competition in the streaming music business is now more intense than it has ever been.  

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Amazon Cloud Drive launches new $60 Unlimited Everything and $12 Unlimited Photos plans

Amazon Cloud Drive launches new $60 Unlimited Everything and $12 Unlimited Photos plans

Amazon today announced that it was expanding its Cloud Drive service to include two new unlimited plans. The new Unlimited Photos provides unlimited photo storage and 5GB of video and file storage for $11.99 per year. The Unlimited Everything plans is a step up, allowing users to store an infinite number of photos, videos, music and documents for $60 a year. 

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Security firm finds small percentage of iOS apps still vulnerable to FREAK exploit

Security firm finds small percentage of iOS apps still vulnerable to FREAK exploit

Security company FireEye recently examined iOS and Android apps to determine whether they are vulnerable to the recently publicized FREAK attack. Using a man-in-the attack, a hacker can intercept these HTTPS connections and force the vulnerable clients to use a weakened form of encryption. Once compromised, the hacker can access the sensitive data being transmitted via HTTPS.

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