NotifyMusic displays a banner notification each time a song changes on your device

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2017

NotifyMusic is a new free jailbreak tweak by gilshahar7 that will present you with a banner notification any time a currently playing song on the device changes.

The banner shows common metadata about the song, including the name of the song, the artist, and even a small preview of the album artwork; it also shows you what app is playing the media. Read More

 

NoClose prevents you from accidentally force-quitting apps that are currently playing media

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 18, 2017

Sometimes when force-quitting apps from your App Switcher, you end up closing an app that’s playing media in the background by accident. This forces you to re-open the app and re-play the song you were just listening to from the beginning… all over again.

If you do this quite often, then you probably have App Switcher OCD and are clearing your App Switcher more often than you need to, but that’s beside the point; a new free jailbreak tweak called NoClose by Skylerk99 can help prevent you from accidentally force-quitting apps that are playing media in the background by prompting you beforehand. Read More

 

Mitsuha adds a wave animation to the Now Playing screen in the iOS 9 Music app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 17, 2017

Although many people are using the Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak these days, some remained on iOS 9.3.3 with the Pangu jailbreak. If you’re one of these people, then you’ll be happy to know that developers are still making tweaks specifically for your firmware.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Mitsuha by c0ldra1n is just one example, and this tweak will improve the look and feel of your Music app by providing a sleek ‘Jell-O’ wave effect in the Now Playing interface any time music is playing. Read More

 

MusicMark saves your place in the Music app when you respring or force-quit the app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

When you’re in the middle of listening to media via Apple’s Music app and you end up having to force-quit the app or respring your device for any reason, you’ll notice that the app never remembers your place in the song when you get the Music app up and running again.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MusicMark by iOS developer Tony Kraft fixes this by forcing the Music app to remember your place in a song whenever you respring or force-quit the Music app, effectively allowing you to resume where you left off. Read More

 

Apple Music gaining new TV & Movies section

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Apple Music appears to be at the heart of the Cupertino company’s strategy for original television shows, with a new section headlined “TV & Movies” being added to desktop iTunes and the Music app on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as revealed in the promotional trailer for ”Planet of the Apps”.

As you know, Apple is making a deeper push into producing its own stable of original TV shows, with an unscripted reality TV show called “Planet of the Apps” and a spinoff series based on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” scheduled to air this spring on Apple Music, the company’s subscription music service. Read More

 

Apple’s Carpool Karaoke spinoff is coming in April, watch the second clip now

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Apple wants original content and its SVP Eddy Cue is in charge of making that happen. Cue sat down last night for an interview with Peter Kafka of Recode, discussing a range of topics at the publication’s Code Media conference.

Ben Winston, one of the producers of Apple’s upcoming Carpool Karaoke spinoff, appeared onstage as a surprise guest and played a new promotional clip for the show—just 24 hours after Apple released the first Carpool Karaoke trailer on YouTube. Read More

 

Beats 1 Radio goes live in Singapore

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Apple’s global 24/7 Internet radio station, Beats 1 Radio, has gone live in Singapore on Tuesday. As first reported by Mashable, the online radio station has arrived to Singapore almost two years after Apple’s streaming music service first launched in the country. Beats 1 Radio debuted in 100+ countries. The online show does not require an Apple Music subscription to listen to and is being aired live from Los Angeles, New York and London, with an anchor DJ producing the show in each city. Read More

 

This tweak prevents Spotify radio stations from playing songs you’ve Liked in the past

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 14, 2017

Anyone who uses Spotify to listen to their favorite music might be able to benefit from a new free jailbreak tweak called SpotStationNoLikedSongsPlz by HiDaN, as it helps to diversify what you hear on a regular basis from Spotify-based radio stations.

It’s intended to work in tandem with the free Spotify Music app by preventing the radio stations in the app from queuing songs that you’ve already liked in the past. Read More

 

Watch Apple’s star-laden trailer for Apple Music’s upcoming Carpool Karaoke show

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 13, 2017

Apple during last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony aired a trailer for its upcoming Carpool Karaoke spinoff, saying it’s coming soon without committing to a specific air date for the show. It will be exclusively distributed to Apple Music members.

The show will feature unlikely celebrity pairings, like Metallica and game show host Billy Eichner or wrestler John Cena and cager Shaquile O’Neal. Read More

 

All BeatsX purchases come with three free months of Apple Music

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 9, 2017

Apple’s W1-equipped BeatsX earphones with a new flexible neckband design should be available to purchase this Friday in Black or White along with a pair of new color options: Gray and Blue. A few hands-on videos have gone live ahead of the official launch.

Comparing BeatsX to AirPods, YouTuber Jonathan Morrison has discovered that all purchases of BeatsX come with a code that customers can redeem for three free months of Apple Music (on top of Apple Music’s existing three-month free trial). Read More

 
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