Apple Releases Its Second Android App for Beats Speaker
Apple has made available a new Android app called Beats Pill+. The app has the distinction of being Apple's second-ever for the Android platform, following the Move to iOS app released earlier this year. Beats Pill+ is a companion app for the Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker. It lets Pill+ owners manage the speaker's battery, control who can access it, rename the speaker, and link up multiple speakers for stereo playback. Apple owns Beats Audio. The Beats Pill+ app is free to download from the Google Play Store. Apple Music, which Apple promised to release for Android this year, is still MIA.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Apple Releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2
May 29, 2018
Apple today made iOS 11.4 available to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The most significant new feature of iOS 11.4 is AirPlay 2, a more advanced version of Apple's wireless audio technology.
Microsoft's New Photos Companion App Acts Like AirDrop, But for Windows PCs
Feb 15, 2018
Microsoft's garage team has released a new application that lets Android and iOS users easily transfer photos from their phone to their Windows 10 PC. Photos Companion works in coordination with the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10 PCs.
Qualcomm's Broadcast Audio and TrueWireless Stereo Promise to Make Bluetooth Buds Way Better
Feb 21, 2018
Qualcomm today introduced two improvements to audio technology that should improve the experience of listening to music wirelessly. First, Broadast Audio will let people stream Bluetooth to more devices.
Google Pairs Its Home Speakers with Your Bluetooth Speakers
Mar 28, 2018
Google today said any of its Google Home speakers can now connect to other Bluetooth speakers in your house so you can control your music via voice commands and spread tunes around your home. Using the Google Home app, people can pair Bluetooth speakers directly with a Google Home, Google Home Mini, or Google Home Max.