Music Stories June 19

A new medical study suggests that children who listen to portable music players are three times more likely to suffer hearing loss than those who don’t …

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Music Stories May 23

I’ve written many times that the integrated ecosystem offered by Apple is one of the company’s greatest strengths. The Handoff feature is a great example of that integration. It’s really handy to be able to do start reading something in Safari on my Mac, and then continue reading it on my iPhone, for example.

Handoff works with most Apple apps: Mail, Maps, Safari, Reminders, Calendar, Contacts, Pages, Numbers and Keynote – but not Music. That’s what I’d like to fix …

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Music Stories January 25

Former White Stripes frontman Jack White has become the latest artist to announce a ban on the use of phones at his gigs, saying that he wants fans to focus on enjoying the experience.

No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed.

We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON.

The ban will be enforced by requiring audience members to lock their phones into a case …

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Music Stories December 22, 2017

12 days of free Tidal HiFi service is a good opportunity to try out lossless streaming

If you’ve ever wondered how well a lossless streaming music service works, and whether you’d hear the difference, Tidal is giving you a chance to find out – without handing over credit card details …

Music Stories December 19, 2017

Plex Labs, an incubator designed to support passion projects, has just announced its first product. Plexamp is a desktop music player for both macOS and Windows that aims to combine powerful features with a small footprint and minimalist interface.

The company said that the project began over a beer …

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Music Stories August 29, 2017

Apple has long recognized the importance of the student market, using education discounts to try to pull them into the company’s ecosystem with hardware purchases, and adding a student discount for Apple Music last year.

Apple knows that if you bring people on board as students, they have huge potential lifetime value once they leave college. Amazon Music Unlimited seems now to be realizing the same thing, with a student deal that matches the Apple one – and going even further for Prime Student members …

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