Apple Wants Music Labels To Cut Prices For Beats Music

Beats Music

Apple acquired Beats Music and Beats Audio in a deal which was worth $3.2 billion, one of the reasons for the purchase was for the Beats Music streaming service.

Now according to a recent report by re/code, Apple is looking to get the music labels to cut the prices it charges Beats Audio for music streaming, which would then allow Apple to offer the service at a lower price.

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Unlocking Sony Xperia Z3 Bootloader Reduces Camera Peformance

Sony Xperia Z3

If you want to unlock the bootloader on your Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, then you may want to bear in mind that doing so will reduce the camera quality on the handset.

Sony has confirmed that unlocking the bootloader on the Xperia Z3 will reduce the quality of photos taken with the device. The reason for this is that the handset comes with some advanced camera features that are protected by DRM.

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Android L Running On A Galaxy S5 (Video)

Android L

Google is expected to launch Android L or Android Lollipop on the 1st of November, the company is also expected to unveil two new Android L devices this month, the Google Nexus 6 and the Google Nexus 9.

The guys from Sammobile have managed to get their hands on an early Android L build for the Samsung Galaxy S5, and have put together a video showing the new OS running on the handset.

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Pixx.io box Personal Cloud Storage Box (video)

Personal Cloud Storage

If you would prefer your treasured photos, documents and media under your own control and not located on a remote cloud storage service managed by another company. You might be interested in a new personal cloud storage solution called the pixx.io box.

The pixx.io box has been specifically designed to provide users with a powerful mini server and personal cloud storage box that comes complete with embedded media management software.

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Evernote Unveils New Workspace, Context, Work Chat Features And More

Evernote

During this week’s Evernote conference the team behind the cloud archiving and note taking service has unveiled a wealth of new features, enhancements and tweaks that it has made to its Evernote service for users to enjoy.

New features include Work Chat a collaborative workspace which has been designed for your entire workday, allowing users to easily discuss work from any mobile device or desktop computer.

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Flipboard Launches On Windows Phone

flipboard windows phone

Flipboard has been an incredibly popular app on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform, and now the company is launching their app on Windows Phone.

The company launched Flipboard on Windows Phone with the launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 830 smartphone, and now the app is available to other Windows Phone devices.

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Tesco Hudl 2 Tablet Launched For £129 (Video)

Tesco Hudl 2

The Tesco Hudl tablet has been popular for the company, they managed to sell 750,000 units of the original device, and now they have launched its successor, the Tesco Hudl 2 tablet.

The Tesco Hudl 2 tablet will retail for £129, and the device comes with some decent specifications, considering its budget price tag.

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Apple Watch Supply May Be Limited At Launch

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch will launch some time in early 2015, Apple has yet to give an exact date, although we recently heard that this new smartwatch would go into production in January.

Now according to a recent report, supply of the Apple Watch may be limited at launch, the news apparently comes from Apple’s supply chain.

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Cyanogen Refuses Google’s Buyout Offer

Cyanogen

It has been reported this week that Cyanogen the company that builds and distributes smartphone software CyanogenMod, based on Google’s Android mobile operating system, has refused an offer by Google to acquire it.

In a report over on The Information website the Cyanogen team explained that they refused to be bought by Google to help keep the Android ‘open’.

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Lexus Create Oculus Rift Powered Test Drive Simulator For Lexus RC F (video)

Oculus Rift

Car manufacturer Lexus has unveiled a new virtual reality simulator they have created using the awesome Oculus Rift VR headset to provide users with a VR experience to test drive the new Lexus RC F automobile.

Using the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 which is currently available for developers to purchase, Lexus has created the simulator as part of the launch Lexus RC and RC F.

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Raspberry Pi STB Pi-STICK And Pi-STB-HDD Launch On Kickstarter (video)

Raspberry Pi

Building on the technology used in the previous RPI set-top box, the team responsible for the development have this month launched a new Kickstarter campaign for their latest creation in the form of the Raspberry Pi powered STB and Raspberry HDMI Stick.

As you might guess from their names, the devices are equipped with a BCM2835 SoC 700MHz ARM11 CPU + GPU supported by 512 MB of RAM in the shape of the awesome Raspberry Pi single board mini PC.

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