Apple Music Wants To Become Your Go-To Music Streaming ServiceThe biggest announcement of the day was Apple’s new streaming service, Apple Music. While many saw this coming... (remember that $3 billion Beats acquisition last year?) Spotify is years ahead with a loyal and budget conscious fanbase that refuse to lose. Apple is releasing Apple Music for Android to give itself as wide an audience as possible while taking aim at Google Play consumers too. With its Beats 1 radio station, Apple is also going after Pandora’s radio audience and any other streaming service out there - Tidal included. (I'll admit, I was a huge fan of Beats Music - so I'll be especially interested to see what Beats 1 radio brings to the already crowded streaming table.)
Apple Music Connect Could Be The Next SoundCloud(Avid SoundCloud user) Drake made a special appearance to highlight the “Apple Music Connect” feature including the launch of ocial music discovery. Soundcloud has been ahead of is competitors at connecting fans with artists, and it’s always been more of a social network/streaming service hybrid. Which is exactly what Connect is trying to be.
Apple Notes Update May Change The Way You WorkNotes has always been fairly light on features, but its revamp today puts it in closer competition with third-party organization apps like Evernote. Now you can draw sketches, make checklists, and add photos, maps, and websites into Notes. All things you can do on Evernote.
Read All Your Favorite Books, Articles And More With Apple NewsApple News has taken a few notes from competitor, Flipboard. Just like Flipboard, you can pick a list of publishers or topics to follow, and Apple News will provide a customized news reader. Apple News is “the best mobile reading experience ever,” according to Susan Bailey and with upcoming freebies like New York Times articles and more - it could change the way you consume daily news soon.
Are You Using Your Wallet Or Smartphone To Buy Your Next Purchase?Apple introduced a robust Apple Pay expansion: It’s coming to the UK, it’s partnering with Pinterest for a new “buyable pin” program, and it’s partnering with Square on a payment reader. Apple also renamed Passbook “Wallet,” and are clearly on the way to replacing your vegan leather wallet with your smartphone - wallet could very well change the way you make purchases forever.
The Next Apple Update Could Have Your iPhone Predict Your Next MoveSiri wants to be the assistant you've always wanted and with a little help from Apple, it's making its intelligent search even better with proactive assistance on iOS 9. This means Apple devices will now anticipate what you’re looking for based on context and make predictions about what you want based on your past behavior. Siri will be able to set appointments and with an API for search, the proactive assistance feature will be able to pull information from contacts and apps on your device too.
New Yorkers - This Next Update Is For US! Apple Maps Finally Gets It Right!Apple has a horrible track record with Maps, but its new public transit feature should appeal to commuters without cars. Instead of routing people to third-party apps, the iOS 9 version of Maps will provide public transit directions. Talk about a subway savior! Move over Google Maps - I think Apple may finally get it right!
Apple Wants To Help You Ditch Android For GoodIt's no surprise that Apple wants to get people to stop using Android, but yesterday's announcement of 'Move to iOS' has just made it easier than ever. Available this Fall - ‘Move to iOS’ is an app designed to help people switching from Android to Apple. The app transfers contacts, message history, photos and videos, bookmarks, email, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books from Android to Apple, and suggests third-party apps to re-add. With Apple Music being the biggest announcement of the day, it's clear that music lovers everywhere are looking at their platform choices differently. Are you a Spotify or Tidal user? Would you consider Apple Music? Have any of these announcements made you more/less confident in Apple products? Share your thoughts below.
“The Chrysler brand is honored to be part of this epic event that details the history of Motown, celebrates the music of its time and shares with the world how the city of Detroit serves as a source of inspiration. It’s extraordinary events such as these that helped to define the values of the Chrysler brand.” - Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler Group LLC.Thursday night, as a guest of the Chrysler brand - I had the pleasure of enjoying a luxury evening filled with ground travel in the 2013 Chrysler 300, attending a very special preview of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL as well as the celebrity-filled after party event and Liberty Theater. The preview event, held at the Nederlander Theater hosted MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL producer Kevin McCollum, director Charles Randolph-Wright, Smokey Robinson and Mr. Berry Gordy himself gracing the Nederlander stage to share their enthusiastic joy regarding the show and anticipation of it's release next year. The cast performed select numbers from the musical which included original Motown hits like "Dancing In The Streets", "Ball Of Confusion" and "You're All I Need". This intimate event was host to many of the Motown music family & friends including Aretha Franklin, Jesse Jackson, Star Jones, Gayle King, Al Sharpton and more.
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL opens on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street) on April 14, 2013 following preview performances beginning March 11, 2013. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America forever. This amazing show charts Motown founder and Detroit native Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross and The Supremes, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. In addition to the story of the music, it also shares intimate stories behind the music such as the budding romance between Diana Ross & Berry Gordy as well as how his music shattered barriers and shaped a nation. If you've ever enjoyed the made for tv movies such at "The Temptations" or "Jacksons: The American Dream" then you'll absolutely enjoy the music, dancing and story of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL on Broaday.
- Contract cancellation fees - yup, they'll suck for you...
- Unlimited calling & data plans - yup, they'll continue to suck for you...
- That whole 4G thing? Who are we kidding, that'll definitely suck for you...
The cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta
These women live on budgets that are larger than life...or are on the "fake it, til you make it program..." in any event, we have seen our fair share of Louboutins to Louis Vuittons on this show that's if you paid attention beyond the backbites and catfights.
The cast of VH1's Love and Hip Hop
Their men may be ballers, but have we seen enough fashion on this show to make it a candidate for most fashionable reality tv? We'll have to stay tuned to this show and watch how it develops...
VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race
Don't get it twisted, these dudes have been consistent in serving fierce since day one! With a little bit of ducktape and Dior, these gals have made strong strides to finish this race as the most fashionable on reality TV.
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