Friday, July 3, 2015

iPhone 6s May Have 12 MP Camera and 4K Video Recording

According to multiple rumors around the internet, the iPhone 6s will have a new camera. This camera will take photos in 12 MP. Current iPhones have an 8 MP camera. It will also have a 4K video camera, 4 times better than current iPhones. Finally, it will be able to take slow-motion video in 240 fps. Hopefully, we will see this in the real iPhone 6s. These are very impressive specs.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Replay Beats 1 Songs

If you missed out on a part of Beats 1, you can replay it. It should be noted that commentary is not replayed, only the songs. This can be useful if you don't like the commentary. To do this, open the Music app and tap the "Radio" tab. Without tapping the "Listen Now" button, tap on the Beats 1 station. Select one of the shows and the date of the show that you would like to listen to. You will be shown a playlist. You can pick the entire playlist or an individual song to listen to. I hope this helps!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How To Disable Automatic Renewal for Apple Music

Most people need a way to disable automatic renewal for Apple Music so they don't have to pay for a subscription. To do this, you'll need an iOS device running iOS 8.4 and an active trial to Apple Music. In any tab in the Music app, tap the top-left button to show your account settings. Tap "View Apple ID" and sign in to your iTunes account. Tap on "Manage." Select "Apple Music Membership" and turn off "Automatic Renewal." That's it! I hope this helps!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Apple Music and Beats 1 Released

Today, Apple Music was released. Here are some quick impressions. I'm no music critic, and I probably have no credibility for this post, but I do know one thing. This is a unique idea by Apple. It builds on where iTunes Ping failed. I like the idea of a global radio station (Beats 1) with live DJs. I only wish my car had Apple CarPlay so that I could easily listen to this in the car. I can't really critique the music selection for reasons mentioned earlier. I hope anyone curious about it gets the opportunity to try it out. They probably will as Apple is making this as universal as possible with versions for PC and Android.

Monday, June 29, 2015

iPhone Was Released 8 Years Ago

Eight years ago, the device that would change the way millions of people live would be released. June 29, 2007 was the day. The original iPhone had no Apple App Store and was exclusive to AT&T. However, this device was unique and gave has-been giants Blackberry, Nokia, and Sony a run for their money. Below is a gif that shows the evolution of the iPhone. My, how times have changed. It should be noted that the anniversary falls on the eve of the premiere of Apple Music.

Image Credit: Engadget

Sunday, June 28, 2015

iOS 8.4 and Apple Music Premiere

This Tuesday, iOS 8.4 and Apple Music will be released. iOS 8.4 allows for Apple Music, so be sure to update. The update will be available at 8 AM PDT. Apple Music will premiere at 9 AM PDT. Personally, I'm excited to hear the very first broadcast of Beats 1. It's a radio broadcast that streams 24/7 from hosts around the globe. Be sure to listen for the very first broadcast. Apple Music is available in the music app.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

iOS 9 Low Power Mode

In iOS 9, Apple will introduce Low Power mode. This allows iOS devices to extend battery life by about three hours. This is done by disabling mail fetch, motion effects, Background App Refresh, and lower CPU use. When enabled, it is indicated by a yellow battery icon. iOS 9 will release this fall along with the next iPhone.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Customize An Apple Watch Band

If you've ever wanted to go outside of the bands that Apple sells, you could try this out. Casetify, the case making company, is at it again. In their traditional style, they will customize an Apple Watch band with any image. They're waterproof. You can upload an image and even add a filter. They cost $70 from Casetify's website.

Image Credit: MacRumors

Thursday, June 25, 2015

'Freedom' by Pharrell Will Be Exclusive To Apple Music

With the release of Apple Music coming soon, Pharrell Williams has announced that his single '
"Freedom" will be exclusive to Apple Music. This comes after hearings of Apple talking with artists on publishing their music on Apple Music. What else will this spawn in the future? Apple Music will be available with a number of updates on June 30th.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kenwood Aftermarket System Now Shipping

If you're like me, you're freaking out about how the car you want probably won't support Apple CarPlay by the end of the year. If that doesn't work out, you can always buy an aftermarket system. While this isn't the best option, it will get the job done. Kenwood has started shipping their aftermarket system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They start at $900. It may be something to consider.