The mobile Amazon Music app for iOS and Android has gained a new Car Mode feature that replaces the app's splashy interface and eye-catching album artwork with a simplified look, custom presets and voice control through the Alexa virtual assistant.
Artificial intelligence is a major focal point for a variety of companies out there. Especially the ones launching "smart" products like smart speakers, and of course services like Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa. So perhaps it's not too surprising to hear that Apple gobbled up the most companies in an effort to build up its own efforts.
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The beta version of Siri first saw the light of day as an iPhone exclusive in October of 2011. Which means we're nearing the 10-year mark for the digital assistant's debut (for Apple's platform). Since then, Apple has touted the many queries the digital assistant has handled, and made improvements in big --and small-- ways.
Siri does an okay job of understanding those who query the digital assistant. However, there is still room for improvement. Especially for those with atypical speech. But Apple, and other tech companies, are working on that.
The base price for Apple Music is $9.99, with variants to choose from depending on certain factors. Other services out there offer a free tier, letting listeners skip paying anything in exchange for listening to some ads here and there. But it looks like Apple Music won't be following that path.
Netflix gets teased a lot for having a lot of content, but "nothing to watch". And some of its originals are panned for, well, not being that great. That isn't to say Netflix hasn't had some successes -- it definitely has. And the streaming service dominates the space right now. So of course Apple should have purchased it years ago.
Some music streaming services out there, like Amazon and Tidal, feature a lossless option. Hi-fi. It's one of the best ways to listen to streaming music, offering up excellent quality and definition. But Spotify, the leader in streaming music services, hasn't been keen to jump on the option. Until now.
Jeff Bezos is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the giant corporation Amazon. But, by the time 2021 wraps up, one of those things will no longer be the case.
Following yesterday's article in the Wall Street Journal newspaper alleging that Amazon was in talks to acquire Wondery, a top-five podcast publisher, the retail giant has confirmed the deal.
Right now, Spotify is the primary way to listen to music when using streaming services in a Tesla, with no alternative options officially supported in the infotainment system. However, a recent software update appears to indicate the company behind the popular electric automobile lineup is working on adding support for other streaming services, including Apple's.
It's been in the works for a while now, but the next big update for Apple's iOS 14 is finally here. Please welcome iOS 14.3 (and iPadOS 14.3).