Monday, December 5, 2016

50% discount for Singapore student plan?

Apple Music for Student Plan
Before the proliferation of streaming — and even the Internet — access to music by students, many of whom surviving on allowance money, was limited.
Ask any 40-year-old now and they'll regale you stories about sliding over a few dollars to a music store clerk in the 80s, and getting a decent cassette with a custom playlist in return. Or just, saving up for weeks to buy a CD. Fast forward to 2016 and streaming has allowed the kind of access they wouldn't have been able to fathom.
Apple Music, taking the first step in Singapore, has announced a discounted plan for students to access Apple Music, costing them only SG$4.98 a month — half the usual cost of SG$9.90. 
This is the newest initiative by the music streaming app, following chief rival app Spotify's announcement of combined family plans (which Apple Music also offers) and special privileges for Singtel subscribers.
With the streaming field more competitive than ever, Apple Music's decision has put them ahead with the demographic group which embraces streaming the most.
However, the discount is only applicable to certain local colleges and universities, which means students in polytechnics, ITEs, junior colleges and primary/secondary schools are not eligible yet. 
Find out more info on Apple Music's student plan here.
Provided by Apple, here's the list of the current crop of schools recognized for the plan:
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

How to share Apple Music files without Apple Music Membership

You know that  With a Family Membership to Apple Music, families of up to six people can enjoy all of the benefits of Apple Music.
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Family Sharing is very good. It makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases without sharing accounts. Pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve kids’ spending right from a parent’s device. Share photos, a family calendar, and more to help keep everyone connected. And with an Apple Music family membership, up to six people can get full access to Apple Music, too.
Think about that, if your family is a large family more than six people? How to use Apple Music sharing better? Two sharing?
Have you ever thought of removing Apple Music's FairPlay DRM and convert them to unprotected MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, and so on.
Macsome iTunes Converter is the tool to deal with the puzzle. What you need to do, is just following the next guide to get the goal.

Quick guide to convert Apple Music files to MP3 and remove DRM.

Step 1: Install Macsome iTunes Converter and run it.
Tips: Download iTunesConverter.dmg by clicking http://www.macsome.com/iTunesConverter.dmg.
Step 2. Load Apple Music files to convert.
Click Add button and choose the Music library and add the files you want to convert.
Step 3. Click Macsome iTunes Converter Menu, and in the drop-down list, choose Preferences, turn to Advanced to set the output format.
Step 4: Click Convert button to start removing DRM from Apple Music.
After the conversion, you can share the converted and unprotected Music files with any family member as you like. All the DRM of the Apple Music files have been removed.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Apple Music student pricing comes to over 20 new countries

Apple today rolled out the student discount tier of Apple Music to over 20 new countries around the globe. As noted by The Financial Post, Apple Music's student discount offering is now available in Canada, Italy, Japan, and 22 other countries. With today's new additions, the tier is available in over 30 countries in total.
Apple Music's student pricing has been available in the United States Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Denmark for a while now, but today's countries are all new.
The student tier of Apple Music allows those enrolled in education to receive a discounted price for the streaming music service. For instance, in the United States the student tier runs just $4.99 per month.
The full list of new countries can be seen below:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
Apple uses a third-party service called UNiDAYS to verify a student’s eligibility for the student tier. The service confirms that a student is enrolled in an accredited university before allowing them to pay the student pricing. Alternatively, students can use their school email address or campus WiFi to automatically be granted access to the student pricing tier.
While Apple Music was rumored to be receiving a price cut across the board a few weeks ago, that hasn't come to fruition and was perceived with skepticism at the time. For now, it seems as if Apple Music’s pricing is set in stone, but at $4.99, the student tier of the service is hard to beat.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How to creat CD from downloaded Apple Music files

Someone maybe find that they can't burn downloaded Apple Music files to CD? Even they are subscribers of Apple Music.
This is  big problem to solve? Here we will talk how to creating CD from downloaded Apple Music with the help of Macsome iTunes Converter, which is all-in-one iTunes Audio files Dealer and helper.
When you want to convert some iTunes Audio files,  use Macsome iTunes Converter.
When you want to convert purchased Audiobooks, use it.
 When you want to remove the FairPlay DRM, use it.

Steps to Burn Apple Music files to CD

To Creat CDs from Apple Music files, you need two parts to get it. 
Part 1. Remove the limitation of Apple Music and convert to MP3 or other
Part 2. Use iTunes to burn the converted  MP3 to CD.

Part 1. Remove the limitation of Apple Music and convert to MP3 or other

First of all, free download the latest version of iTunes Converter, install and run it.
Step 1. Click Add button to import the music files from Music library of iTunes.
Add Apple Music to Convert
Step 2. Click iTunes Converter Menu – Preferences – Advanced to set the output audio format, here we use the default one: Same as source.
Apple Music to MP3
Step 3. Click Convert button to start conversion.

Part 2. Use iTunes to burn the converted  MP3 to CD.

Now you can following the iTunes burning guide to burn the convert MP3 files to CD.





Thursday, November 24, 2016

Apple Music will crank up the tunes for users of Ola's ridesharing service in India

 Apple wants to bring Apple Music to as many places as possible, and to help reach that goal, the company has buddied up with Indian ride-hailing service Ola, which will now offer music to passengers as part of the ridesharing experience.





Under the new partnership, Apple Music will be available to passengers through a new service called Ola Play, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
Apple isn’t the only new partner for Ola — the company also partnered with the likes of Sony, Qualcomm, Fynd, and Audio Compass to help beef up its in-car audio offerings.
So how will the system work? According to Ola, passengers will have access to a tablet that will offer a range of infotainment systems, including Apple Music. Alternatively, users can download the Ola Play app and control the infotainment straight from their smartphone.
“Cars were initially built for the driver,” said Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal at a news conference, according to the Los Angeles Times report. “But with ridesharing, the control needs to be there for the passenger, and Ola Play works along that.”
Not only is Ola making other partnerships but this is also Apple’s second deal with a ridesharing service. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a hefty $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese company. According to Cook, the partnership will Apple get some insight into the Chinese market.
It’s largely thought that Apple itself is hoping to make inroads into the automotive industry. While most rumors indicate that the company has ditched plans to release a car of its own, the company may still be working on the underlying self-driving technology that could help cars drive on their own.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Drake Channels Taylor Swift For New Apple Music Ad

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Drake is Taylor Swift's biggest new fan, if Apple Music is to be believed.
Remember Taylor Swift’s Apple Music commercial, when an overzealous T. Swift face-planted while listening to Jumpman by Drake and Future?
The Canadian rapper has returned the favor while listening to Bad Blood in his ad for the streaming music service, which debuted during Sunday's American Music Awards.
With lip syncing that could win any Battle and dance moves that are totally GIF-worthy, Drake shows “no mercy” during his workout.
Naturally, the artist with parody Twitter accounts dedicated to his softer side starts belting out the lyrics when we're reminded how “sad” it is “to think about the good times.”
Whether Swift wanted to get us thinking about if they’re really a couple or not, she shared the ad and her enthusiasm for the promo on Instagram, writing “YES” and using the thumbs up and muscle emojis.
Which should make this struggle easier to deal with, right, Drake?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reliable source shares details about three new iPhone 8 models launching next year

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Apple is expected to introduce a major iPhone redesign next year, according to multiple reports, and a reliable source brings more details about Apple’s future iPhone plans. Specifically, an Apple insider says the company is expected to introduce three iPhone 8 models next year spread across two familiar sizes. 
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions — therefore, the same sizes Apple used for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7.
Kuo, who often comes forward with accurate insights into Apple’s future plans, says that Apple will use both LCD and OLED screens for the 2017 iPhone. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus will have LCD displays. But Apple is also going to introduce a mew 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus version that’ll feature an OLED screen.
Finally, both Plus models will have dual lens rear cameras, but the 4.7-inch 2017 iPhone will still have a single lens main camera.
“We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFTLCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display,” Kuo wrote in a note seen by MacRumors. “We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFTLCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.”
Apple is also rumored to be removing the home button from the iPhone next year and placing the fingerprint sensor under the screen, in what will almost be an all-screen iPhone design. Kuo did not address the iPhone 8’s design in this new report.
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