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What is Apple Music?

Apple has always been passionate about music and helping the music industry grow. Since the launch of the iPod in 2001 and iTunes in 2003, Apple has realised that music is now in its DNA. Apple’s latest service is being launched on June 30th.

Here is a simple breakdown of what it is and how you will use it…

What is it?

Discover – Apple Music is essentially a music streaming service with unlimited access to listen to any song, album or playlist from all your favourite artists and genres. You have total control of what you listen to and how you organise your songs. By giving Apple a few ideas of which artists and flavours of music you enjoy, Apple Music will suggest new songs and albums from those genres and artists. As you will be streaming the music, it won’t take up any memory on your iPhone or iPad.

Connect – This is a service that allows you to interact with artists as they post new songs, lyrics, photos and videos. An easy way to keep up to date with your favourite artists lives and interacting with them. Connect gives you exclusive access into the their world and what inspires them to create new and inspiration music for you. You will be able to comment and like on their updates as well as share to Facebook and Twitter.

Radio – Beats 1 will be the world’s first 24/7 live radio station broadcasting from LA, New York and London. With brilliant resident DJ’s including Zane Lowe, this live radio station will be playing all your favourite songs and will include artist interviews all live. When you wake up or are going for a run, Beats 1 will always be on and live. The world’s first live 24/7 radio station.

How can I get it?

On June 30th, Apple will release iOS 8.4 for your iPhone and iPad. Simply update your device to the latest software and open the Music App. Once you open the Music app, you will see a brand new and revamped Music player which will prompt you to sign up to Apple Music. You will also be able to sign up via iTunes on your Mac or PC. Once signed up, you’ll be ready to go and explore all the songs and albums you didn’t even know about…

How much will it cost?

The cost of Apple Music will be FREE! Yes for the first 3 months Apple Music will be available to you at no cost. You will be able to use all the cool new features during this free trial period. After the 3 month free trial has finished, you can continue to have unlimited Apple Music access for an affordable £9.99 per month, or £14.99 per month for a family package of up to 6 people.

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Which song will you stream first on Apple Music? Let me know in the comments below…

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How to gift an iPhone App

How to send an iPhone App as a gift

It’s your friend’s birthday, and you know they just bought an iPhone. Don’t want to send them a boring present? Why not send them an iPhone App as a gift?

Follow the below steps on how you can gift someone an iPhone App:

1. Firstly, on your iPhone find the App you want to send to your friend

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on ‘Gift This App’

3. You will then see details of App you chose, and the price it will cost you. Tap ‘Next’

4. Enter the details that is required, such as your name and the recipient’s details

5. Then you need to confirm the details and send to your friend

6. Now your friend will receive an email that explains that you sent them a gift

7. For your friend to obtain their gift, they need to click on the ‘Redeem Now’ button

8. They will then need to sign into iTunes to obtain a code

9. Once signed in, they will receive an iTunes redemption code

10. When that code is entered, the App will begin to download right onto their iPhone

By following this simple guide, you will be able to send an iPhone App as a gift. So, the next time you discover a great new App and want your friend to have it, why not send it to them as a gift. By following this guide, they will be exploring that great App in no time!

Have you sent an iPhone App to a friend? Let me know your comments in the box below:

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