apple musicLike all streaming services, there is DRM involved. This makes sense because it prevents piracy and also ensures that artists are paid properly, like if you were to cancel your subscription, it makes sense that you would no longer be able to access the songs on the platform anymore.

However given that there has been some confusion about DRM regarding Apple Music, the folks at iMore have published a report that clarifies the issue. Apple Music is confusing given that there is iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library. Both are the same in terms of their functionality in which music is scanned and matched against Apple’s catalogue, and those that aren’t matched are uploaded onto Apple’s servers instead. Read full post →Apple Music Is Not Adding DRM To Songs You Already Own

eminemGiven that Apple currently has industry veterans such as Trent Reznor, Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine working behind the scenes, it isn’t surprising that these guys along with Apple’s branding and reputation are able to pull off some exclusives. If you’re a fan of Eminem, you might be interested to learn that the rapper has debuted his latest music video, Phenomenal, exclusively on Apple Music.

Is this surprising? Hardly, given Eminem and Dr. Dre’s close working relationship. In fact Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” album was also another Apple Music launch where previously it was unavailable for digital streaming on any platform. Musician Pharrell also released an exclusive single for the music platform, and even Taylor Swift made her 1989 album available on Apple Music, making it the first streaming platform that will be able to stream the album. Read full post →Eminem Debuts “Phenomenal” Music Video Exclusively On Apple Music

nexus-5-review--018The LG G4 is the latest handset from LG and if the rumors are to be believed, LG will also be manufacturing 2016’s Nexus handset (or at least one of them). Presumably this will be based on the LG G4 but apparently that is not the case. According to a report from AndroidPIT, they have heard from their sources that LG has been confirmed to be building one of the Nexus handsets for 2016.

Interestingly enough it seems that the Nexus built by LG will not be based on the LG G4, leaving us to wonder what phone will it be based on then? Well according to their source, it will be based on an unreleased prototype meaning that this will be a Nexus whose design is not based on any of LG’s existing handsets. Read full post →LG “Confirmed” To Be Building 2016’s Nexus

oneplus headsetLast week we reported that one of the launch features of the upcoming OnePlus Two is that it would be launched in VR. It will be launched normally, of course, but as an added perk it will also launch in VR which we have to admit sounds like a pretty awesome idea. Now best of all is that OnePlus will be supplying the VR headsets themselves.

The good news is that if you wanted to experience the launch in VR, you’re in luck as OnePlus has recently put up its VR headsets on its website for ordering and shipping. It should be noted that the headset is actually a Google Cardboard and it will be free as all users will need to do is pay for the shipping themselves. Read full post →OnePlus VR Headset Now Available For Order & Shipping

It is safe to say that the HTC One M9 isn’t as well-received as HTC would like it to be. The phone has been found in the past to run hotter than other brands, and its camera also leaves a lot to be desired. However given those shortcomings, the HTC One M9 does pack pretty impressive hardware under its hood, but will it be good enough to beat out the competition?

Well HTC decided to find out by taking the phone to the streets and conducting blind tests with strangers, although given that these are ads shot and produced by HTC, we’re suppose in some ways it could come off as biased. The tests are meant to show off the speed, sound quality, and camera skills. Read full post →HTC Conducts Their Own Blind Smartphone Test In Series Of Ads

Oppo-Mirror-5s-2Oppo is a brand out of China who just like Xiaomi, have been known to create cheap and affordable handsets for the masses. The company has recently announced the latest addition to their portfolio in the form of the Oppo Mirror 5s. The company has announced previous Oppo Mirror smartphones in the past, so basically this is the latest one.

It does not exactly have the best specs or the specs necessary to take on the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC, and etc., but like we said price is probably its main selling point. In terms of hardware, the Oppo Mirror 5s will sport a 5-inch display with a 720p HD resolution. Not the highest out there but like we said, it’s probably done to keep its price down. Read full post →Oppo Mirror 5s Mid-Range Smartphone Announced

chrome 1bnLast week we reported that Hangouts for Android had managed to hit 1 billion preinstalls. This is impressive in the sense that it shows how many Android devices are out there, but at the same time we suppose it is “cheating” given that all Android phones come with Hangouts preinstalled, but the same cannot be said for Chrome.

Chrome for Android has recently hit 1 billion installs and is now part of an exclusive club in which only a handful of apps are able to boast that claim. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that unlike other Google apps and services that come preinstalled on Android phones, Chrome did not start out as being a preinstalled app. Read full post →Chrome for Android Hits 1 Billion Installs

iPad-air-review-5If the rumors are to be believed, the iPad Pro is expected to be announced later this year and it looks like Apple could already be lining up their suppliers for some of its components. According to a report out of Taiwan, word on the street has it that Apple has chosen Sharp and Samsung to provide the displays of its rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Now Sharp and Samsung are names you’re probably familiar with as both companies have supplied displays for various Apple products in the past. However missing from that list is LG who has supplied iPad displays to the Cupertino company, but the reports suggest that due to yield issues, LG was not chosen. Read full post →Sharp, Samsung Rumored To Supply iPad Pro’s Display Panels

iphone 6s logicEarlier this week photos of the iPhone 6S chassis was leaked, and now thanks to the folks at 9to5Mac, it seems that they have managed to get their hands on new photos. This time the photos are that of the innards of the iPhone 6S which you can see in the image above. Now upon first glance the component of the iPhone 6S appears to be identical to the iPhone 6.

However upon closer inspection, there appears to be some changes which is in line with the chassis photos which suggested that there could be a slight redesign in the internal components of the handset. According to 9to5Mac’s findings, one of the changes they noticed was an updated NFC chip. Read full post →Possible iPhone 6S Component Hints At Updated NFC, 16GB Storage

asus gtx 980iGiven how big some GPUs can get with the extra fans and heatsinks, they can also be quite heavy as well. Plus with the way they are mounted on your computer’s motherboard, we wouldn’t be surprised if there are some gamers who might be worried about it potentially bending due to the weight and position while it is mounted in their case.

Well if that is one of your concerns, or maybe you’d just rather not worry about it completely, you’re in luck as ASUS has recently taken the wraps off their latest GPU – the Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti which actually comes with what the company calls a GPU fortifier which is essentially a reinforced backplate that supposedly prevents the card from bending over time. Read full post →ASUS Unveils Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU With Reinforced Backplate