Month: July 2016

Top 4 studio Album of Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter.

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Katy Perry has released four studio albums, one live album, one extended play (EP), twenty-one singles (two as featured artist), and five promotional singles. Perry has been certified for 83.5 million digital singles and 6 million albums in the United States as of October 2015. She is also the third best selling digital singles artist in the US according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

1. Katy Hudson

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Katy Hudson is the eponymous debut studio album by American singer Katy Hudson, who subsequently adopted the stage name Katy Perry. It was released on February 8, 2001 by Red Hill Records.

 

2. One of the Boys

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One of the Boys is the second studio album by American singer Katy Perry. It was released on June 17, 2008 by Capitol Records.

 

3. Teenage Dream

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Teenage Dream is the third studio album by American singer Katy Perry. It was released on August 24, 2010, through Capitol Records.

 

4. PRISM

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Prism is the fourth studio album by American singer Katy Perry. It was released by Capitol Records on October 18, 2013.

 

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News: Apple releases iTunes 12.4.2 with fix for Apple Music short song playback issue

Apple released iTunes 12.4.2 with a fix for an Apple Music playback bug related to short songs and the app’s “Up Next” feature on Jul 18, 2016. Apple described the issue in its release notes:

This update resolves a playback issue with short Apple Music songs in your Up Next queue

The new iTunes version lands today alongside OS X El Capital 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2 for Apple TV, and watchOS 2.2.2 for Apple Watch.

Apple also released new betas today for developers with iOS 10 beta 3 alongside tvOS 10 beta 3 for Apple TV and watchOS 3 beta 3.

iTunes version 12.4.2 is available to install via the Mac App Store with the OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 update that brings various improvements for stability, compatibility, and security.

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Source from http://9to5mac.com/2016/07/18/itunes-12-4-2-apple-music-short-song-playback/

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Apple Music will no longer add DRM to songs you upload to the cloud

Good news for Apple Music subscribers:

Apple Music will no longer add DRM to songs you upload to the cloud

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Not only is the matching algorithm now better (matching from audio fingerprints instead of metadata), tracks you upload to iTunes from Apple Music will no longer have DRM.

In other words, it will now work exactly the same way as the existing iTunes Match feature.

When Apple Music debuted last year, one of the benefits of the service was that any music already in your iTunes library that you didn’t buy from Apple could be uploaded to the cloud for access later.

Apple would simply match the tracks it could in its library (Amazon and Google both offer similar services). The problem – and what made Apple Music’s matching different from iTunes Match – was that it would attach DRM to any of those uploads.

That might be OK if you stay an Apple Music subscriber forever. (Actually, no, I take that back. It’s never OK to put DRM on non-DRM content that you upload to the cloud.) But it presents problems if you cancel the service because any tracks you download back to your computer now have DRM on them.

The music songs downloaded from Apple Music can only work during the time you subscribe the Apple Music. After you cancel the Apple Music subscription, even you have downloaded the music songs, you can’t play them because of the DRM.

And if you have some downloaded Apple Music files, how to break the DRM from Apple Music software?

First, go to download and install the iTunes Converter on your computer, run it.

If you are a Windows user, view http://macsome.com/MacsomeIC.exe

If you are a Mac user, please download the iTunes Converter for Mac version.

http://macsome.com/iTunesConverter.dmg

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Second, click the button Add, you can choose the different iTunes library to add the audio files to convert.

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And select the file you want to convert, click OK, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.

Third, click Setting button to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.

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Finally, click the Convert button to start converting.

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After the conversion, all the Apple Music songs have been removed DRM.

 

Top 10 Music Albums you must hear 201607

I have collected 201606 the top 10 albums you must hear on the blog, now here are the top 10 music albums you need to hear for 201607.

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Just take a quick look which music album is the best sellers on iTunes Store.

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1. A / B Kaleo

2.  For Evelyn Hannah Georgas

3. Conscious Broods

4. There’s Alot Going On Vic Mensa

5. Indigo River Tiber

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6.  The Mountain Will Fall DJ Shadow

7. Light Upon the Lake Whitney

8. Emotions and Math Margaret Glaspy

9. Welcome to GAZI A.CHAL

10. Tell Me If You Like To (Deluxe) Spring King

Not purchase them from iTunes Store, you can also convert them to MP3 and remove DRM to play the purchased music album on MP3 player.

The conversion process is very simple.

Step 1, Free download the latest version of Macsome iTunes Converter, and install it.

Mac version: http://macsome.com/iTunesConverter.dmg

Windows Version: http://macsome.com/MacsomeIC.exe

Here we took the iTunes Music Converter for Windows for example.

Step 2, After the installation, run the software.

Click Add button to load the music of the album you have purchased.

Step 3. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder.

Step 4. After the settings, you can click “Convert” to start conversion.

Now you can play the converted MP3 music songs anywhere you like without limitations of iTunes.

 

 

News: Apple Music Loses 3 Times More Subscribers a Month Than Spotify

Apple Music has a huge problem.  It’s called ‘churn’…

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Last week, Cowen’s John Blackledge and Tim Arcuri shared some information in a recent report related to streaming churn.  Specifically, on the rate at which Spotify and Apple Music lose subscribers on a monthly basis.  According to Cowen, Apple Music have a subscriber churn rate of 6.4%, which is nearly three times higher than Spotify, whose churn rate is 2.2%.

The news is shocking, especially for those prognosticating that Apple’s streaming service has the potential to outgrow Spotify. But in light of this new information, it’s hard to see this being a possibility.  At last count, Spotify surpassed 30 million paying users, and Apple Music announced half of that, with 15 million paying users.

Suddenly, this horse race is taking on an entirely different dimension.  Both streaming services are adding, on average, one million paying users per month.  But some simple math calculating churn shows how difficult it will be for Apple to catch up to Spotify.  If these churn rates are indeed correct, it could prove impossible.

Meanwhile, Apple has been working on securing as many artist exclusives as possible, all part of a strategy to sway customers from Spotify and other competing streaming services.  Considering the churn stats, that might be working in terms of getting people to sign up, but not when it comes to keeping people around.

And what about lingering chatter of an Apple acquisition of Tidal?  If this is indeed the case, then Apple Music may have a chance to rule the music streaming market.  But without a Tidal takeover, the chances of Apple Music catching up to Spotify now seem very slim, at least without radically new growth strategies implemented.

Source from: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/07/06/apple-music-loses-3-times-users-month-spotify/

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What is new about iOS 10 beta 2

iOS 10 beta 2 was released earlier today, and it comes with a plethora of new, often subtle, tweaks and changes. We already told you about many of the updates found in this latest iOS 10 beta, but now allow us to show you even more of the changes and tweaks via our hands-on video walkthrough.

Lock/Home screen

  • New update notification after new iOS install
  • Lock screen adds new unlocked animation
  • A new ‘Rest Finger to Unlock’ option in Accessibility settings
  • Reduce White Point percentage in Accessibility settings
  • Folders now show badges per apps when 3D Touched
  • Subtle new Siri animation
  • Keyboard click sound back to classic sound
  • Time wheels make new sound
  • New folder animations with more blurred folders
  • Auto Lock now under Display and Brightness settings
  • New wallpaper at bottom of list in Wallpaper settings

Notification Center/Widgets

  • ‘Missed’ is now labeled ‘Recent’
  • The Weather Channel credit makes a comeback
  • Access widgets from Notification Center on Home screen
  • Third-party widgets now resize properly
  • New Spotlight animation
  • Rich notifications now available for non-3D Touch devices

Control Center

  • Subtler bounce effect when invoking Control Center
  • “AirPlay Screen” is rebranded as AirPlay
  • New white Apple TV and Speaker icons in AirPlay list
  • Tweaked HomeKit icons in Control Center
  • 3D Touch on Quick Launch shortcuts yield tweaked language and icons
  • AirDrop in Control Center now displays “Receiving off”

Apps

  • HomeKit app icon looks like Home app icon in Settings
  • Apple News can now be hidden
  • Mail features a new filter icon instead of funnel
  • App Store Split View now works on the iPad
  • Feedback app added
  • Long pressing the “All Tabs” button in Safari yields “New Tab” option
  • Show parked location switch in Maps app Settings
  • New Organ Donation changes found in Health app
  • Bedtime interface changes in stock Clock app
  • New Checklist 3D Touch Shortcut for Notes app
  • New Today 3D Touch icon for Health

Watch app

  • New ‘Featured Complications’ section
  • Smart and Random Autofill sync options for Music
  • Background App Refresh toggles
  • Use Previous Duration option in Breathe app preferences

Apple Music

  • ‘Downloaded Music’ replaced with permanent ‘Downloads’
  • Shuffle from Songs
  • Connect Posts now appear below For You content
  • AirPlay/Bluetooth headphones and speakers available in Now Playing
  • Tap Artist name to reveal artist catalog
  • Playlists now show in search results
  • Dynamic text now affects the Music app

Messages

  • Delete iMessage apps
  • iMessage App Store
  • New handwriting keyboard button on iPad
  • New Low Quality Image Mode toggle in Settings
  • New Digital Touch sketch layout

Of course, there will likely be other new features that are discovered in the coming days. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any interesting new findings. In the meantime, tell us, what’s your favorite new iOS 10 beta 2 feature or change?

Source from http://9to5mac.com/2016/07/06/50-new-ios-10-beta-2-features-video/

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News: Apple Music has one huge weakness in its fight against Spotify


Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify. Photo source: Andrew Burton, Getty

Apple Music’s big problem is that its new subscribers just don’t stick around, according to new research by Cowen.

Though Apple Music still lags behind Spotify’s 30 million paying subscribers, it has recently picked up some growth momentum and is sitting at 15 million paid users. But its issue might not but picking up new subscribers, but rather keeping them.

In a note last week, Cowen’s John Blackledge and Tim Arcuri wrote that Apple Music’s subscriber churn rate of 6.4% per month is almost three times that of Spotify. That means that even though Cowen’s survey suggests that Apple Music will add nearly as many paid subscribers as Spotify in the next year, roughly three-quarters of those could quit the service, the analysts write.

This could be one reason Apple might be sniffing around an acquisition of Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service. Tidal has relatively small user base of three million, but has secured a series of high-profile exclusive releases because of Jay Z’s personal relationships, and the equity some artists have in the company. Apple has gotten its own exclusive windows on album releases, such as with Drake, but the combined force of Jay Z and Apple’s current dealmaker, legendary music exec Jimmy Iovine, could give them a more comprehensive slate.

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For “exclusives” to stop people from canceling their Apple Music subscriptions, they have to feel like there isn’t significant downtime between one and the other, that there is a steady stream of releases they don’t want to miss. Apple Music is not there yet, but it could be a potent weapon against Spotify if it were to team up with Tidal.

The analysts also note that Apple Music is just now entering its second year of operation, and that new subscription businesses generally experience higher churn rates. That said, having almost three times the cancellation rate of your biggest competitor might say something about the value people think they actually get from the service.

Source from http://nordic.businessinsider.com/apple-music-has-much-higher-churn-than-spotify-2016-7

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