Teens Love iPhone and Apple Watch, But Not Apple Music and Apple TV+

The iPhone continues to be overwhelmingly popular with teens, according to Piper Sandler’s biannual teen survey. 85 percent of U.S. teens surveyed own an ‌iPhone‌, and 86 percent plan to purchase an ‌iPhone‌ as their next smartphone. While the ‌iPhone‌ is still the most popular smartphone among teens, ownership is down from the October 2023 … Read more

Apple Updates App Store Guidelines to Permit Game Emulators, Website Links in EU Music Apps

Apple today updated its App Store guidelines to comply with an anti-steering mandate levied by the European Commission. Music streaming apps like Spotify are now permitted to include a link or buy button that leads to a website with information about alternative music purchasing options, though this is only permitted in the European Economic Area. … Read more

OpenAI’s Sora just made its first music video and it’s like a psychedelic trip

OpenAI recently published a music video for the song Worldweight by August Kamp made entirely by their text-to-video engine, Sora. You can check out the whole thing on the company’s official YouTube channel and it’s pretty trippy, to say the least. Worldweight consists of a series of short clips in a wide 8:3 aspect ratio … Read more

YouTube Music for Android gets a redesigned comments section

Last updated: April 3rd, 2024 at 14:44 UTC+02:00 In September 2023, Google added a comments section to YouTube Music. It hasn’t even been a year since then and the company is now updating the comments section in the YouTube Music app for Android and iOS with a new design (via 9To5Google). Up until now, when … Read more

YouTube Music for Android gets a redesigned share sheet

Last updated: April 1st, 2024 at 12:11 UTC+02:00 Google is updating the YouTube Music app for Android with a redesigned share sheet, which looks more organized/sophisticated and takes up much less space on the display compared to the older one (via 9To5Google). The new share sheet design is the same as the one found in … Read more

Samsung Music Frame has been launched in South Korea

Last updated: March 28th, 2024 at 09:36 UTC+01:00 Earlier this year, Samsung announced its first one-of-a-kind wireless speaker called the Music Frame at CES 2024. It can be used as a standalone wireless speaker or paired with a Samsung TV or a combination of a Samsung TV and a Samsung soundbar. After launching it in … Read more

Philips Hue Sync TV App for Samsung TVs Gets Subscription Option and Music Mode

Philips Hue parent company Signify today announced an expanded relationship with Samsung, bringing the Philips Hue Sync TV app to additional countries, adding a Music Mode, and introducing a monthly subscription option. As of last year, Samsung TV owners have been able to download a Philips Hue Sync app that allows Samsung smart TVs to … Read more

The Blipblox myTRACKS groovebox is a complete music production studio for kids

Back when I was a kid (puts on old man glasses) we had the Casio SK-1. We’d spend all day making samples of burps and turning them into stupid little songs, but that’s about as far as it went. You couldn’t layer tracks or anything. Modern children, however, are about to get an actual full-featured … Read more

You can now pre-order Samsung’s next-gen 2024 TVs and funky Music Frame speaker

When Samsung listed the European prices for its new 2024 range of OLED and QLED TVs, we were a bit disappointed to report that a number of models were getting price hikes. As we wrote last month, there were “major jumps in some cases, well above Eurozone inflation rates”.  We also noted that some of … Read more