Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Apple Music And Beats 1 Radio Now Live In Over 100 Countries Worldwide

Apple Music and Beats 1, the Cupertino company’s subscription-based music streaming and the 24/7 radio service respectively, are now officially live in over a 100 countries around the world. What does it offer, how much will it cost? We have all the details in one place.

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All Music In One Place

In addition to having access to music you don’t own, users will be able to carry their entire iTunes library to Apple Music. “First, we identify all the tracks in your personal collection and compare them to the Apple Music library to see if we have copies. If we do, we make them instantly available in iCloud across all your devices,” says Apple, though if no matching music is found, the track will be uploaded from iTunes on your computer.


Connect is being touted as a powerful tool, one which ‘connects’ big artists / bands, or even new and upcoming ones, with the public or loyal fans. Upcoming artists will be able to promote their music to a larger audience, and established artists will be able to keep their fans in the loop with candid backstage shots, videos and more.


Artists will have their own profiles that fans and users will be able to visit, and consequently comment on those videos or photos, and maybe receive a reply in return. The content is up for sharing with your friends via social media as well.

Siri Integration

Siri has now been given a better range of controls for Apple Music, which can help you out with an array of requests. The voice assistant can now be asked to play hit songs from a particular year, queue up tracks, or even add any album or song to your library, making this integration an extremely valuable one from a user’s point of view.


Apple Music will learn your preferences and will suggest your great tracks, artists and playlists accordingly. When you start fresh, just pick your genres, favorite bands, and the rest will take off from there.

Beats 1

Beats 1

Nothing like the iTunes Radio you’ve come to know and love, Beats 1 is a free 24-hour radio service which broadcasts live from Apple’s studios in Los Angeles, New York, and London to over 100 countries across the globe. The service will include guest interviews and other talk shows based on music. The curated playlists for each genre have been further refined by renowned artists and DJs. Even better, if you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can tune into ad-free stations and even skip an unlimited number of songs.

3-Month Trial

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Yup you read that right! All the goodies discussed above â€" including access to over 30 million songs â€" can be had absolutely free for the first three months. Apple is offering you the chance to play around with the service for free right now, hoping that once the experience grows on you, a subscription would not feel out of order.

Membership Plans

Call it subscription or membership, the point here is â€" you’re paying to stick around. Apple says, depending on the need, there’s a membership plan for everyone.

  • Single Membership ($9.99/month): As is obvious from the name itself, this membership will be exclusive to just one Apple ID, and will give you an all-access pass for the Apple Music experience.
  • Family Membership ($14.99/month): This particular plan allows you to share Apple Music access with up to six other users on their devices through Family Sharing. Access to the service is, of course, unlimited.

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Existing Beats Music subscribers will be able to move their subscription to Apple Music, including all created or subscribed playlists, along with any albums saved.

Supported Platforms

Apple Music is supported on a range of devices.

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running iOS 8.4.
  • Apple Watch (provided your iPhone is running iOS 8.4).
  • Mac with the latest iTunes 12.1.2 installed.
  • Windows PC with the latest iTunes 12.1.2 installed.
  • Android and Apple TV support in fall 2015.

Availability In Your Country?

There are over 100 countries where Apple Music has been launched, including Africa, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

The full list of supported countries are as follows:

apple music supported countries

All set to take the plunge into the world of Apple Music? Then download the iOS 8.4 update for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch here:  Download iOS 8.4 Final IPSW Links For iPhone And iPad .

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How To Jailbreak iOS 8.4 With TaiG On Mac OS X

This guide will help you jailbreak iOS 8.4 using TaiG jailbreak tool on Mac OS X. As you might already know, the TaiG tool is not available for OS X yet. The team behind the newly released jailbreak tool are catering to Windows users only â€" for now. But there’s a way around it by means of virtualizing Windows 10 Insider Preview on your Mac, and the process is quite simple and straightforward.


First and foremost, let’s get a list of the compatible devices out of the way. TaiG v2.2, which is built on top of the same exploits used within the previous tool, is compatible with the following devices:

  • The iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4s.
  • The iPad Air 2, iPad Air 1, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 1, iPad 4, iPad 3 and the iPad 2.
  • iPod touch fifth-generation.

Step 1: First and foremost, download and install the trial version of Parallels Desktop 10 for your Mac from here [1] . It offers free trial and supports Windows 10 Insider Preview from the get-go. As we mentioned in one of our previous guides as well, Windows 10 Insider Preview is absolutely free to download and install, and so is free trial of Parallels Desktop 10. In our tests, this combination works the best if jailbreak is what you need to achieve using your Mac.

Step 2: Once Parallels Desktop 10 is done installing, launch it and select the ‘Windows 10 Insider Preview’ option on the main window and follow the on-screen steps. This will download and install Windows 10 Insider Preview ‘virtually’ on your Mac. Depending on the speed of your computer and your Internet connection as well, this could take a while. Be patient.


Step 3: Once your Windows 10 Insider Preview Virtual Machine is up and running, install iTunes on it by heading over to: apple.com/itunes.

Step 4: Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to your Mac, and follow our guide posted here to jailbreak your device on iOS 8.4 inside Windows VM on Mac:  Jailbreak iOS 8.4 Using TaiG v2.2 On iPhone, iPad [How-To Tutorial] .


Once done, you will have Cydia icon on your home screen, all set to install your favorite jailbreak tweaks and packages.


Here’s our video tutorial showing the process detailed above in action:

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Apple releases iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music and Beats 1 integration

Apple releases iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music and Beats 1 integration

iTunes 12 icon

In addition to releasing the latest iOS 8.4 software update for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and posting the new  OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update for the Mac, Apple has now issued a brand new version of iTunes for Mac and Windows PCs with built-in support for the new Apple Music on-demand subscription music service, Beats 1 global Internet radio and more.

You must install iOS 8.4 on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to enjoy Apple Music. iTunes 12.2 is required to enjoy Apple Music and Beats 1 radio streaming on your Mac or Windows computer.

What’s new in iTunes 12.2

iTunes 12.2 brings support for listening to Beats 1 live Internet radio programming, as well as for streaming songs through Apple Music.

You will notice a brand new For You section which lets you browse songs Apple thinks you’ll love, based on your taste and past listening history. In addition to For You, another section labeled New provides a curated selection of new song and album releases.

Lastly, there’s a Connect section where you can check out additional materials artists may post for music lovers to enjoy, such as lyrics, photo galleries, behind-the-scene videos, additional recordings and more.

The three new sections are also available on iOS 8.4’s revamped Music app.

iTunes 12.2 changelog

Apple has provided the following description of new features in iTunes 12.2:

  • For Youâ€"Get playlist and album recommendations you’ll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you listen, the better For You gets.
  • Newâ€"Discover the best new music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities like exercising, or find great handcrafted playlists in a wide variety of genres. With Apple Music, you’ll always have the perfect soundtrack for any occasion.
  • Connectâ€"A single place to connect with your favorite artists. See thoughts, photos, music, and videos shared from your favorite artists. You can comment on or love anything an artist has posted, and the artist can respond to you directly.
  • Beats 1â€"Tune in to Beats 1, broadcast live from cities around the globe. Enjoy music, interviews, exclusive radio shows, and the best of what’s going on in the world of music. Beats 1â€"worldwide and always on.
  • Apple Music Radioâ€"Radio has been completely redesigned. Play from Featured Stations, where our music experts hand select every song you hear. Or, start a new station from any artist or song. In addition, it’s now easy to quickly return to your favorite stations with Recently Played.
  • My Musicâ€"Find all your music in one place, including iTunes purchases, music you’ve imported from CD, and now songs from Apple Music.
  • iTunes Storeâ€"The iTunes Store is still the best place to buy your favorite music, one song or album at a time.

Apple Music is free to try for three months.

Following the trial period, your credit card on file will be charged $9.99 per month to continue enjoying features like unlimited streaming with offline playback and more.

A $14.99 tier for families up to six is available, too.

If you’re going to check out Apple Music, read Cody’s tutorial which explains how to disable the auto-renewal option to avoid charges after your free trial.

How to update iTunes for Mac

First open iTunes on your Mac.

If an update prompt doesn’t show up automatically, choose iTunes > Check for Updates in the application’s menu bar. Follow the prompts to upgrade your copy of iTunes for Mac to the latest version.

Tip: You can also check for an update to iTunes using OS X’s Software Update mechanism. Simply choose App Store in the Finder’s Apple menu, or open Mac App Store from the Dock, and click the Updates tab.

How to update iTunes for Windows

Open iTunes on your Windows PC.

Now select Help > Check for Updates in the menu bar. You’ll be prompted to install the latest version of iTunes so follow the on-screen instructions from that point onward.

Tip: If you don’t see the menu bar, press the Control + B combination on your keyboard.

iTunes system requirements

On OS X, iTunes requires a Mac with an Intel Core processor, OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later, 400MB of free disk space and broadband Internet connection to use iTunes Store.

On Windows PCs, minimum system requirements include a PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor, 512MB of RAM, Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later, 400MB of available disk space and broadband Internet connection to use iTunes Store.

32-bit editions of iTunes support Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. 64-bit editions of iTunes are available for Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Where to download iTunes from?

You can download iTunes straight from Apple here [1] .

How do you like Apple Music and Beats 1 integration in iTunes 12.2?

Share your early impressions with fellow readers down in the comment section.

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19 of the best iOS apps from June 2015

June was a busy month for new and updated iOS apps, from pure productivity and money-saving to new photo tools to make the most of your camera.

Oh, there’s an almost irritatingly addictive new game in here too.

We’ve pulled it altogether into one handy list, so all you need to do is click your way through.


Pushbullet rolled out an update this month that brought a streamlined workflow and tweaked interface to its Android, iOS, Windows and browser apps.

With an increased focus on messaging and simplified management of pushes, Pushbullet is now more useful than ever.

PortalIt’s still free, too.

For Android users, there’s also an all new app from Pushbullet called Portal, which allows you to send batches of large files to different devices across a Wi-Fi connection.

➤ Pushbullet [1]


IFTTT’s Do apps got pretty notable updates across iOS and Android this month , which include a floating button for direct access from the home screen and a whole host of new channels and recipes [2] specifically for controlling Android functionality.

On iOS, Do apps no longer have a three recipe limit, so you can add as many shortcuts as you want to the Do Button, Do Camera and Do Note apps. There’s also a new Snapchat-like feature for the Do camera app that allows you to preview your photo and add text to the image or apply filters before sending it.


There’s extended Apple Watch support for Do apps too, so you can now use the glance feature to quickly view and trigger recipes.

➤ IFTTT [3]


If you want to instill a good understanding of money and financial nous in your children, arguably one way to do that is through an app like PennyOwl .

The app, which launched this month for Android and iOS devices, uses age-appropriate content in a newsfeed-style layout to teach children about saving.

While parents retain control of how much money kids can spend and how much should be put aside, PennyOwl provides a level of autonomy by giving them a store from which to buy apps, toys and games. It also provides monetization for the otherwise free service.

➤ PennyOwl [4]

BBC Newsbeat

Sticking with the theme of ‘responsible young adults’, the Beeb launched its Newsbeat apps this month on Android and iOS .

The app uses a card-based interface to show news from around the world, as well as updates on social trends, entertainment, gaming, student life and more.

It even caches each day’s content for offline use, including the videos and other embedded media.

➤ Newsbeat [5]


Calendar apps aren’t exactly rare for iOS devices, but Moleskin’s Timepage app is a beautifully minimalist example that’s worth checking out .

The main agenda view takes a timeline approach, and while it doesn’t sync directly with your native iOS calendar app, all you need to do is connect up your iCloud, Exchange or Gmail accounts to pull in all your information.

It’s not perfect, but as our review concluded, it’s among the best available right now if you like an uncomplicated feel to your calendar.

The app costs $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 as a one-off fee to download, and there’s no free trial.

➤ Timepage [6]


Straw, a polling app for Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices got a significant new feature this month in the form of StrawCast, which allows you to broadcast your polls.

Anyone who has the app installed will be able to see StrawCasts, as well as it being posted on the company’s Twitter feed, and there’s a discovery feed to allow you to find random polls to vote on.

Along with StrawCast, the update also brought new features like the ability to embed polls on websites, make results private and edit polls in real-time.

➤ Straw [7]


Instagram saw a few notable updates in June on both Android and iOS , including the option to find images by location, as well as a few tweaks to image discovery.

Users in the US get an ‘Explore’ page that showcases trending tags and places across the network â€" these include local and global trends, it’s just a shame it’s not a globally available feature right now.

The new section also features a curated selection of accounts, places and topics, organized into collections.

➤ Instagram [8]


If you’re a fan of the live-streaming app Periscope, there’s a good chance that you felt it was missing some stream discovery options â€" and it was.

Now, however, iOS users can view a map of all the live Periscope streams , so you can choose your viewing by location.

The update also made replays of streams instantly playable, rather than having to wait for it to upload once the stream ends.

➤ Periscope [9]


Tinder has a lot to answer for, and not just in terms of dodgy dates with loosely-matched couplings â€" it also brought the swiping gesture to a whole new world of apps.

WantList, a fashion app that lets you quickly and easily add desirable items to your list for later with a quick swipe to the right.

If it’s no good, you can just keep on swiping until you see something you prefer.

➤  WantList [10]


Microsoft’s app for writing full-page stories on the Web, Sway, launched on iOS towards the end of last year, but it was only this month that an iPad version arrived to make use of the additional screen space.

In addition to being optimized for larger screens, the iPad app (and now iPhone too) has a simplfied workflow for adding video and text, and there are new views to let you preview a post before it goes live.

It supports a bunch of new languages now, too.

➤ Sway [11]


Polarr has been known for its no-nonsense Web-based image editing app, but now it has its first native iOS app.

Just like its browser-bsaed offering, Polarr’s iOS app is a gimmick-free experience that’s focused on helping you to create the best possible shots.

With a whole host of features, filters and settings to play around with, Polarr’s new free app is worth checking out if you’re serious about smartphone photography.

➤  Polarr

Skype Qik

If you’re a fan of Skype Qik’s ephemeral messaging apps, then you’ll probably be pleased to hear that the disappearing messages now come with the option of being accompanied by captions, music and photos .

While the app is available for Windows Phone and Android devices too, these new options aren’t yet available.

➤ Skype Qik [12]


If you’re the sort of traveler who prefers to have a hard copy of the photos you take in far-flung lands, then TripPix is a simple way to achieve that goal .

The iPhone app takes between 15 and 30 photos from your Camera Roll (only geo-tagged images can be included) and makes them into a travel book that arrives at your door.

Books are a standard 6 x 6 inches and cost a flat fee of $19.99, which can include up to 51 pages in total, including maps if you choose to include them.

➤ TripPix [13]

Hue Ball

We don’t write about a lot of games on TNW, but when we do you can be sure there’s a good reason.

Hue Ball was a new addition for iOS in June , which stood out due to its addictive mix of bocce [14]  and Bubble Bobble [15] . Tapping the screen shoots a ball upwards from the cannon at the bottom of the screen â€" these balls pop any others that they come into contact with, but ultimately end up stationary.

The idea is to get rid of the balls before they become too large to destroy (they turn into skulls if that happens) and between each wave of difficulty, balls left of the field get reinforced and change color, which is why it’s called Hue.

➤ Hue Ball [16]


If you want yet another way of managing your photos on your iPhone, Slidebox lets you tap and swipe away to your heart’s content .

The premise is pretty simple: swipe up to delete photos you no longer want, or tap the screen to keep them. It also lets you quickly sort photos into (user created) albums.

While auto-tagging and sorting of photos is all the rage, there’s still something to be said for human curation of photos and swiping your way through is a quick way to achieve the same goal.

Slidebox is free and currently only generally available on iOS devices; there is an Android app being privately tested though, so a public launch probably isn’t far away.

➤ Slidebox [17]

Design Shop

Design Shop is an iPhone app aimed at making your online sales on sites like eBay a bit more stlyish .

The app offers a simple way to overlay photos of your items for sale with a variety of professionally produced graphics and templates, for example.

A free version of the app has a watermark. If you want to remove it on an individual photo, it costs 99 cents. However, if you want to unlock the designs behind the paywall, there’s a $2 per month subscription fee.

If you are selling in volume, you may want to consider an annual subscription at $24 per year.

➤ Design Shop [18]


Emoji might be all the rage right now, but do you really need a keyboard dedicated to the non-verbal cues?

Oh you do. In that case, Line’s emoji and sticker keyboard for iOS devices is probably just what you’re looking for.

With 2,000 emoji and stickers to explore, do you really need more words to explain this to you?

➤ Emoji Line [19]


You might not use it every day, but Dot is an interesting take on location apps that lets you place a virtual marker just about anywhere for your friends (and other Dot users, if you choose) to see.

Want to leave a message on that trash can you know your friend walks past every morning? Now you can.

Dots you leave for others can be categorized by adding hashtags, and dots from people you follow appear in different colors.

For now, the app is iOS-only, but the team says it’s working on an Android version too.

➤ Dot [20]


Billed as specifically aimed at ‘the iPhone generation’, MikMak is a shopping app that relies on video ‘minimercials’ to sell products .

Each night at 9PM EST, MikMak showcases a new video with a range of products â€" it could be gadgets to beauty products or other accessories, but all the items cost less than $100.

It might not be how everyone chooses to discover new items, but for the Vine generation, 30-second video clips could be the future.

Kids are notoriously fickle though, so MikMak could also turn out to be a flash in the pan.

➤ MikMak [21]

Want more?

If 19 new and updated apps aren’t enough to satisfy your needs, check out our roundup of the best apps from May  or our post with  65 of the best iOS apps from 2014 too.  Or if you’re an Android user, you can check out our monthly Android roundup .

  1. ^ Pushbullet (itunes.apple.com)
  2. ^ host of new channels and recipes (blog.ifttt.com)
  3. ^ IFTTT (itunes.apple.c om)
  4. ^ PennyOwl (itunes.apple.com)
  5. ^ Newsbeat (itunes.apple.com)
  6. ^ Timepage (itunes.apple.com)
  7. ^ Straw (itunes.apple.com)
  8. ^ Instagram (itunes.apple.com)
  9. ^ Periscope (itunes.apple.com)
  10. ^ WantList (itune s.apple.com)
  11. ^ Sway (itunes.apple.com)
  12. ^ Skype Qik (itunes.apple.com)
  13. ^ TripPix (itunes.apple.com)
  14. ^ bocce (en.wikipedia.org)
  15. ^ Bubble Bobble (en.wikipedia.org)
  16. ^ Hue Ball (itunes.apple.com)
  17. ^ Slidebox (itunes.apple.com)
  18. ^ Design Shop (itunes.apple.com)
  19. ^ Emoji Line (itunes.apple.com)
  20. ^ Dot (itunes.apple.com)
  21. ^ MikMak (itunes.apple.com)

iOS 8.4 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now

Apple has released iOS 8.4, it's biggest update yet to iOS 8 that was first launched alongside the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014.

The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features (like Apple Music), tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system to try and bring you as many of the features as possible to allow you to get as much out of the latest software on your phone without having to upgrade to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Most of these tips are new to iOS 8 , but we've also included some gems from iOS 7 that you might not have found yet. We'll be keeping an eye on things as new updates roll out and if you've got any tips of your own that we've not covered please feel free to add them to the comments below.

Mail for iOS tricks

Mark as Read: In your inbox swipe from left to right to reveal a "Mark As Read" icon. If it's a conversation you will have to do this for as any time as there are unread messages.

More, Flag, Trash: Swiping from right to left reveals quick actions to let you do a number of things. More brings up a secondary menu to let you reply, forward, flag, mark as unread, move to junk, or notify you of future messages in this conversation while Flag and Trash let you do just that.

Quick delete (Trash): If you do a continual swipe from right to left on an email in the inbox it will delete it without you having to swipe and then tap delete (Trash).

Changing the swipe options: You can also change what happens when you swipe left or right in Settings. Go Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Swipe Options and then set your Swipe Left command and your Swipe Right command. Options are limited, but it is something.

Minimise email you are working on: If you are mid composing or replying you can now drag that email to the bottom of the screen so you can still access the rest of your inbox. To do this press ad hold on the title of the email at the top and drag towards the bottom. To get it back, just tap on the parked email.

Reply notifications: If you are waiting for a specific response from an email and don't want to have to keep checking your phone every two minutes you can opt for iOS 8 to notify you. In any message you've received tap on the Flag icon at the bottom left of the screen and then select Notify Me. Confirm your decision and when they reply you'll know about it. To send an email with a notification alert already one it, select the bell icon in the subject line.

Time Zone override: The Time Zone Override when on will let you always show event data and times in the selected time zone. When off, events will display according to the time zone of your current location. If that sounds like something you want go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Time Zone Override and toggle away.

Build out your contacts book: When you get get a mail from someone and they've got a signature, Apple now reads that information and asks you whether you want to add it to a contact. If you don't you can choose to ignore, but if you do, press on the Add to Contacts button at the top of the screen.

Unread emails: Finally you can now see how many unread emails you've got. Go to Mail > Mailboxes > Edit and select Unread.

VIP, Flagged, All Sent, To or CC, Attachments, All Drafts: You can also do the same for a host of other folders to for the first time. Go Mail > Mailboxes > Edit and select which ones you want.

Change Flag style: Yep you can change the Flag Style from flags to circles if that gets you excited. Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Flag Style.

Search: Drag down in your inbox to reveal a search box. You can now search your entire inbox for a keyword rather than just To, From, Subject. You can also limit your search to All mailboxes or the current mailbox you are in. Furthermore you can also limit it to conversation threads.

Mark all as read: You can now mark all as read in Mail. Yay. In a mailbox, or the combined inbox, you just tap "Edit" at the upper right, then tap "Mark All" at the lower left. Then choose "Mark As Read" from the pop-up menu and all your messages should be marked as read.

General iOS 8 tips

Find battery guzzling apps: Apple doesn't specifically tell you which apps are using the most memory, but it does allow you to check which apps have used the most battery over the last 24 hours or 6 days. Go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. Here you'll be able to see if a certain app has been used more than others. That might help change how you use that app.

Standard or Zoomed: On the iPhone 6 and iPhone you can change the display setting from Standard or Zoomed. To switch between the two if you've changed your mind after setup go to Settings > Display > Display Zoom and select Standard or Zoomed.

Set the brightness: It's now moved from Wallpapers & Brightness to Display and Brightness.

Text Size and Bold Text: To change the default text size and whether you want all fonts to be bold to make the easier to read go to Display & Brightness > Bold Text.

Favourite and recent people: Double tap on the home button to reveal the app tray. Above your apps you'll see circles of the people you've recently talked or messaged with. Swipe to the left to reveal your Favourites. Pressing on their face (or icon) reveals shortcuts to call, message, FaceTime, and FaceTime Audio them.

Disable Favourites and contacts showing in App Switcher: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar scroll down and toggle "Show in App Switcher". When you go back to the App Switcher mode they will have gone.

10-day forecast in weather: Go to weather, and on any city swipe up. You now get to see the 10 day forecast as well as additional information like a mini weather forecast for the day, sunrise and sunset times and the chance of rain.

Hey Siri: To get siri working by just shouting at it rather than pressing a button go to Settings > General > Siri > Allow "Hey Siri". A word of note you will need to have it connected to a power source for it to work.

Choose a new wallpaper: New wallpapers to be had in the Settings > Wallpaper.

Setting up Do Not Disturb: If you travel a lot to different time zones it's probably a good idea to schedule your iPhone to go into to Do Not Disturb mode. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and then schedule in a time. We've set ours from midnight to 6am. During that time all calls and alerts will be silenced. If you are worried that you might miss an important call you can set the phone to allow calls from Favourites or repeated calls if someone is calling more than once in a three-minute window. You can now in iOS 7 set it so the Do Not Disturb works only when you've got the phone locked or all the time regardless of what you are doing. Handy if you are in the middle of a presentation.

Creating nested folders: It's a glitch, but it does work if you are timely. Create a Nested folder by dragging one app icon on to another one. Then quickly drag that folder into an existing folder. If you are not timely enough, keep trying and you should achieve a nested folder.

Enable Wi-Fi calling on EE: If you are a EE customer in the UK you can enable Wi-Fi calling. To do so go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calls.

More from Safari in iOS 8

DuckDuckGo: If you want to set DuckDuckGo as your default search engine over Google, Yahoo, or Bing, go to Settings > Safari > Search Engine and select the private friendly search engine as the default.

Auto suggesting websites: Like Safari on the desktop you can have the iPhone or iPad Safari recommend suggested search results as you type. It's on as default but if you don't want it, go to Settings > Safari > Search Engine Suggestions and toggle the feature off.

Auto suggesting apps: Likewise as you type in popular app names into the Safari search url box Apple will try and match that with apps you either have or might want. It's on as default, but if you want to turn if off go to Settings > Safari > Spotlight Suggestions.

Getting the website link quickly: Settings > Safari > Quick Search will determine whether Safari offers up website matches or not for you.

Making websites load faster or saving your data: Safari in iOS 8 preloads the first hit of the search result to make loading your choice seem quicker. The downside is that this could use up data. If you want to turn it off go to Settings > Safari > Preload Top Hit and turn it off.

Searching on page: If you are looking for a specific word on a page, simply start typing that word into the URL bar at the top of the page. The results will show you the google search results first but if you scroll down it will show you "On This Page" and let you jump through the mentions of that page.

Scan your credit card: Rather than having to type all your details you can now use the camera to scan your credit card. When it comes to entering the credit card details either press to auto fill if you are already using that feature with Keychain, or press it and then select Use Camera on the next menu you get.

Swipe forwards and backwards: Swiping from off the screen on to the screen from the left of the screen goes back through your browsing history while swiping from the right of Safari goes forward through your browsing history.

Getting Handoff and Continuity to work

Enabling Handoff between iOS 8 devices: Go to General > Handoff & Suggested Apps and then toggle the box.

Accessing Handoff apps: On the Lock Screen press the app icon in the bottom left corner or if you are using the phone already, double tap the Home button and swipe left to reveal the app page to the left of the home screen.

Stopping your iPad ring when someone calls your iPhone: One of the new features of iOS allows you to take calls on all your devices regardless. To stop you feeling like you are in the last scene of lawnmower man where all the phones ring at once go to Settings > Face time and turn iPhone cellular calls ring.

Allowing SMS messages on your Mac: To do this you need to enable the feature on your iPhone. Make sure you are running iOS 8.1 and then go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding. Find your Mac or iPad you want to allow access and pair the two devices with a security code. You’ll now be able to see and send Text messages via the desktop.


No thank you to certain apps: If you don't want apps requesting access to the Health app, turn them off by going to Settings > Privacy > Health

See which apps are giving data to Health: Go into the app and click on the Sources icon at the bottom

iOS 8 Keyboard tricks

Adding Emoji keyboard: Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard. Scroll down and select the Emoji keyboard (it's after the Dutch keyboard) - :)

Picking your Emoji colour: In iOS 8.4 Apple has added a load of new emoji and in particular emoji that has skin tones. To access them go to the emoji keyboard in any app and long press on the one you want to use. If it as alternative options they will show. Apple then lets you set the colour you want to use so you don't have to make a choice every time.

Adding third party keyboards: Install the app and follow the instructions in the app. At some point it will ask you to go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards and add the third-party keyboard.

Accessing additional keyboards beyond Emoji: If you have more than three keyboards installed the keyboard will show a globe icon next to the spacebar. In any app that has a keyboard tap on that globe icon and then again to reveal the next keyboard you've got installed.

Hiding or showing auto suggestions on QuickType keyboard: The new Apple keyboard shows word suggestions on what you type. If you don't use this you can hide it to give you more space on the screen. gently press and hold at the top of the auto-suggest bar and drag it towards the top row of keys. You can bring it back by dragging up from the top of the keyboard if you change your mind.

iOS 8 Messages tips

What time?: See when a message was sent by dragging the message bubble to the left.

More: Pressing and holding on a message will bring up a Copy and More menu. Select more and you can delete messages you don't want to show. Sadly it doesn't delete it at the receivers end though.

Quick photo: If you are talking on iMessage you can press and hold the camera icon to reveal a new menu. Swipe up to take a picture or left to record a video.

Quick Voice message: If you press on the new mic button on the right of the text box you can start recording a verbal message. Lift your finger to stop to reveal a playback button. Once happy either swipe up or tap the arrow to send it or swipe left or tap the x button to cancel.

Details: To see more information about the sender press the word Details at the top right of the screen. It will allow you to send your current location or your constant location.

Mute someone: If someone is constantly badgering you, go into a message from them, press Details, then toggle on the Do Not Disturb button. This works for SMS as well as iMessages.

See attachments: Go into a message from them > Details > and scroll down to reveal all the attachments you've sent them via iMessage.

Delete messages: As before swiping from right to left in the Messages hub and you can quickly delete a conversation.

Delete older messages automatically: Settings > Messages and then scroll down to Message history. Here you can Opt to keep Messages forever, 1 year, or 30 days.

Automatically deleting audio or video messages: Apple by default sets it so once you've sent an audio message it will delete from your iPhone or iPad after two minutes. If you want to keep the message go to Settings > Messages and scroll down to Audio Messages or Video Messages sections and toggle the Expire setting.

Raise to listen to audio messages: It's on by default but you can turn off the ability to listen and reply to incoming audio messages by raising your phone. To turn it off go to Settings > Messages and toggle Raise to Listen.

Blue vs green: Blue is for iMessages, green is for SMS messages

Send iMessage as SMS: If you are having trouble sending your iMessages (over data) you can opt to have iOS 8 revert to sending the message as a SMS instead. Go to Settings > Messages and tick the relevant box.

iOS 8 iCloud tips

Turn on iCloud Drive: Go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive. Here you can control which apps have access to your iCloud drive and whether or not they can use Cellular / Mobile Data.

Manage your Storage: Settings > iCloud > Storage. From here you can see how much storage you have, how much you have left, and whether you want to buy any more.

Family Sharing: Rather than have your iTunes account on all your family's iPhones and iPads you can now set up Family Sharing for up to 5 people. Go to Settings > iCloud > and follow the set up procedure.

Secure iCloud Keychain Access: Go to Settings > iCloud > Keychain and select the Approve with Security Code to add an extra layer of protection to your passwords.

Send last location so you can find it even when the phone is dead: Apple's added a cool hidden feature that will automatically send the last know location to Apple when your battery is critically low. Even if the battery dies as you've lost the phone behind the back of the sofa you can still at least have some idea where it got to.

iOS 8 Notifications tricks

Quick Reply: When a notification comes in depending on whether its enabled by the developer you can reply there and then without having to open the specific app. To do this pull down the notification to reveal the actions you can take. iMessages for example let you reply there and then.

Delete notifications from the Lock screen: If it's a notification from an app simply swipe from right to left and then press the x button.

Delete or Mark as read: Without even opening your phone you can also delete or mark as read emails. Swipe from right to left to reveal both options.

iOS 8 Photos tips

Time-Lapse something: A new setting in the camera app for iOS 8 is the ability to create a time-lapse video with little to no effort. To do this swipe sideways in the camera app to reveal the Time-Lapse mode. Once you've worked out what you are going to film press the red record button. Don't for get it speeds everything up so you should film for at least 30 seconds to see the effects.

Slow-Mo at 240 fps or 120 fps: The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus allow to now record at 240 fps in Slow-Mo mode. If that's too slow you can revert back to the 120 fps first introduced in iOS 7. Do to this tap on the 240 fps icon when in Slow-Mo mode.

Record video at 60 fps: If you've got the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus Apple offers you the chance to record 1080p at 60fps but turns it off by default. To turn it on go to Settings > Photos & Camera > Record Video at 60 FPS and turn it on. To switch between 30 fps and 60 fps click on the icon in video mode when you go to record.

AE/AF Lock: To change the exposure or the focus of your shot, tap anywhere on the screen and it will change instantly. To lock that exposure or focus (great for dramatic panoramas) press and hold on the screen until the square box "locks in".

Changing exposure on the fly: Once you've found your focus point (the big yellow square) in the Camera app press on the small sun icon and swipe up or down to change the exposure setting. Up to make it brighter, down to make it darker.

Activating Timer mode: In the Camera app there is no a small stop watching looking icon next to the button that lets you switch cameras from front to rear. press it and then select whether you want it on, 3s or 10s. Once on when you take a picture you will get a count down on screen so you can see when its about to snap the shot.

Burst Mode: Users can snap photos in Burst mode by either holding their finger on the shutter or on the volume key to take a burst of photos as the action happens. Once you've taken a Burst of photos you can then choose your favourite one, although iOS 7 will try to do this for you. To select the one you want, press Favourites, and then select the one you want to use. The one Apple has chosen is represented by a grey circle underneath. To delete a photo Burst go to Photos select the photo Burst (it will look like it has two further images stacked behind it) and press on the delete key. It will ask you whether you want to delete all photos from this Burst, click on the red words "Delete Photos".

Photo tips for iOS 8

Editing photos: Find the photo you want and press the Edit button. Here you can press on the wand (as before) to auto enhance your photo or press on the icon that looks like a volume knob with dots around it. The later will bring up three new sub menus: Light, Color, B&W with various granular settings within them. If you select Light you can then gesture left or right to make the picture lighter or darker.

Straightening your photos: You can now quickly and easily straighten your photos. To do so select the cropping tool in Photos > Edit and then move the dial that appears on screen.

Search Photo albums: Go to the Photos app and press on the magnifying glass. Immediate suggestions include narrowing your image results by Nearby, One Year Ago, and Favourites however you can type in lots of different searches like places or months. All the shots I've taken in March in London please.

Upload Photo Bursts: Settings > iCloud > Photos > Upload Burst Photos. Doing this will back up all the photos in the burst rather than just the favourite one.

Favourite your favourite photos: If you've got photos that you want to mark to show others quickly later rather than searching or scrolling for them you can favourite them instead. To do this simply find the image you want to favourite and press the heart button. To find them quickly to into the Photos app and press on the Albums icon at the bottom right in the Moments view. Then select Favourites.

Better viewing Shared activity: Turn the phone or iPad sideways. It looks nicer.

Quickly finding a photo in Years: To quickly scan the hundreds of images you've taken over a year simply press and hold your finger on the screen and run it over the images you've got. Like scanning through a YouTube video, moving your finger will reveal a quick thumbnail of the pictures you've taken.

See where you took a photo: In the Moments page in Photos tap on the location of where the collection of photos was taken and you'll be able to see on a map where in the world you were when you took it.

Hide a photo: Find the photo you want to hide from Moments, Collections and Years, and do a long press on the photo itself. When the option comes up to hide, select that option and then confirm your choice. The phone is still available by Albums.

Turn on iCloud Photo Library: To turn on the new iCloud Photo Library feature that will mean all your photos are automatically uploaded and backed up to the iCloud go to Settings > Photos & Camera and then toggle the iCloud Photo Library option. To get more info on what it does and how to take advantage of it read our Apple iCloud Photo Library explained: What is it and how does it work? feature.

Apple Watch companion tips

You can't delete it: Don't panic, you aren't going mad, you actually can't delete the new Apple Watch Companion app even if you aren't planning on buying the Apple smartwatch.

Watch Apple Watch videos: At the moment the Apple Watch app doesn't do much because the watch isn't available, but you can watch a series of promotional videos about the new watch from within the app so you can see what it is all about. Everything from short videos about the materials used to how it works is detailed.

Apple Watch App store: When the Apple Watch App store does go live you'll be able to search for all the apps that will work with your watch.

Hiding the Watch App: As we've said, you can't delete it but you can hide it alongside other non-deleteable apps like Stocks. Simple put them all in the same folder and then forget about them

Apple Music tips

Find your Apple Music account: Every main screen in Apple Music has a profile symbol in the upper left-hand corner. Tap it to access account-related settings.

Add more music you like: After setting up Apple Music, you can still specify which genres and artists you like. Go to your account, then go to "Choose Artists For You", and feel free to tap, double tap, or hold down on more bubbles.

Unfollow artists in Connect: Apple Music has you automatically follow artists (the ones you liked during setup) in Connect, the social network aspect of the service. To unfollow artists, go to the Following area of your account. You will then see an options to turn off the auto feature as well as unfollow artists.

Claim your unique username: While in your account, make sure to claim your nickname/display name. It'll appear whenever you comment on something that an artist shares in Connect, such as a video. You can also add a profile picture from your camera roll.

Use Siri with Apple Music: Siri integration is built into Apple Music, so you can tell her to play a specific song, album, or a playlist. Just tap the home button on your iOS device, wait for Siri to pop up, and ask away. Say, for instance, "Play some Kanye West". She can even line up what you want to hear next, play the top track from the day you were born, and stream a playlist or a station similar to an artist you like.

Save music for offline playback: Apple Music lets you download copies of any available songs, albums, or playlists you want to your devices. It's helpful if you're going to be out of range. Just go to a song or album, then tap the "..." symbol to see options, and select "make available offline". There's no limit to what you can keep offline or for how long.

Like tracks from the lockscreen: Apple wants you to like songs in so it can better recommend music. But you can still do this when not Apple Music. Just tap the favourite/heart icon from the iPhone's lock screen when a song is playing.

Browse recent searches: Every main screen in Apple Music has a search button at the top. If you tap in it to search, you can also browse all your recent searches. You just have to also tap the clock icon in the search bar.

Cancel your Apple Music membership: Go to your account, then select View Apple ID, and sscroll down to Manage under Subscriptions. You can then turn off automatic renewel and subsequently cancel your membership. This can also be done from your iTunes Account Settings on your PC or Mac.

Read more:  Apple Music is finally live: 10 tips you need to know

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Springtomize 3 For iOS 8.4 Released

The popular jailbreak tweak Springtomize 3 has just been updated with full support for iOS 8.4, and it is immediately available to download right now from the Cydia store.

Ask any seasoned jailbreaker about their list of favorite tweaks and apps from Cydia, Springtomize will more often than not make it into the list. The reason for it is simple â€" the amount of customization, freedom and power Springtomize 3 offers is second to none.

Springtomize 3 main

For those who still don’t know what Springtomize is all about: Springtomize jailbreak tweak allows users to alter and customize just about any part of iOS, From the Home Screen, Lock Screen, dock to Control Center, folders, status bar and much more, there’s very little that Springtomize can’t do. There are a bunch of options to choose from. In short: Springtomize 3 is the one tweak to rule them all in the customization department.

Where users previously had to download a number of tweaks to get the setup they wanted, Springtomize is now that one solution they need to tweak iOS any which way they like.


The package has now been updated on Cydia to fully support the recently released TaiG iOS 8.4 jailbreak, ensuring that users get the latest and greatest customization options out there in the jailbreak world, regardless of the version of iOS they may be running.

If you already own Springtomize 3, you will get the update for iOS 8.4 for free. If you’re a first-time buyer, then you will have to stump out $2.99 to get the ball rolling, and trust us, you won’t regret this buy one bit.


The tweak is available to download directly from the BigBoss repo in Cydia and currently supports all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running iOS 8.4.

For tutorials on how to jailbreak iOS 8.4, check out:

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How to jailbreak iOS 8.4 with TaiG 2.2.0

Jailbreak iOS 8.4 taiG2.2.0

TaiG 2.2.0 was just released about an hour ago, and it brings with it support for iOS 8.4. Like previous versions of TaiG’s tool, this version is Windows-only, so you’ll need to use a Windows machine or a virtual Machine.

We’ve created a full video walkthrough and tutorial to show you how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.1.3-iOS 8.4 using TaiG 2.2.0. It’s an extremely easy jailbreak that only takes a few minutes if the directions are followed closely.

Note: this tool requires Windows or a virtual machine running windows . You must have iTunes installed (latest version is fine) for this to work.

Be sure to have Find My iPhone, passcode lock, and location services disabled prior to starting. Enter Airplane mode as well. It’s also best if you use a fresh iOS install, and you reboot before starting. Also, ensure that iTunes can recognize your device before running the TaiG too!

Step 1: Download TaiG 2.2.0 from our downloads page ; save and extract it to your desktop

Step 2: Connect your iOS 8.4 device to your computer

Step 3: Launch TaiG 2.2.0

Step 4: Uncheck the 3K assistant checkbox

Step 5: Click Start to begin the jailbreak

Once the jailbreak completes, launch Cydia to start the Cydia initialization process. The great thing about TaiG 2.2.0 and iOS 8.4 is that the current version of Cydia Substrate works out of the box, so there are no weird workarounds or waits to endure until you can use your favorite tweaks. That said, some tweaks will need to be updated and enabled before you can enjoy them.

What do you think? Are you jailbroken on iOS 8.4 yet?

TaiG 2.2.0 Jailbreak tool for iOS 8.4 released

TaiG iOS 8.4 Jailbreak

As expected, TaiG team has released TaiG 2.2.0 jailbreak to jailbreak iOS 8.4 , which was just released by Apple few hours back.

Last week TaiG team had released the TaiG 2.x jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 8.3 â€" iOS 8.1.3 . There were some concerns that Apple would patch the vulnerabilities in iOS 8.4.

But earlier today, TaiG team had confirmed that iOS 8.4 does not patch the exploits used by them in TaiG 2.x jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 8.3 â€" iOS 8.1.3.

TaiG 2.2.0 can now be used to jailbreak iOS 8.4, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3.

The TaiG jailbreak supports the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

TaiG jailbreak is currently available only for Windows. For now, Mac users will have to run Windows in a virtual machine to use the TaiG jailbreak.

You can download the latest version from our TaiG download page . If you need help you can follow our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using the TaiG 2.2.0 jailbreak.

➤  How to Jailbreak iOS 8.4 using TaiG 2.2.0 Jailbreak

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TaiG releases an iOS 8.4 jailbreak

TaiG 8.4 Tool

As expected, TaiG has released an update to its jailbreak tool for iOS 8.4. Just a while ago, PP released a jailbreak tool , which TaiG claims uses its code. For those of you who didn’t want to bother with the PP tool for this reason, you’ll be glad to know that TaiG’s updated 2.2.0 jailbreak is now available for iOS 8.4 users.

Here is the change log for TaiG 2.2.0, which isn’t much outside of the acknowledged iOS 8.4 support.

  • TaiG released the original jailbreak tool V2.2.0. It supports all iDevices running iOS 8.1.3-8.4.

The tool, which is Windows-only, can be downloaded right now from our downloads page . Stay tuned for more info.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.4 using TaiG 2.2.0 Jailbreak

TaiG iOS 8.4 Jailbreak

The  TaiG team has just released a new version (v2.2.0) of their popular jailbreak tool for to jailbreak iOS 8.4 .

The TaiG jailbreak tool is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • iPad mini 1 (1st generation iPad mini), iPad mini 2 (Retina iPad mini), iPad mini 3
  • iPod touch 5th generation

Important points before we proceed:

  • TaiG jailbreak is available for Windows. For now, Mac users will have to run Windows in a virtual machine to use the TaiG jailbreak. We’ll let you know as soon as TaiG for Mac is released. So don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan page [1] , follow us on Twitter [2] , add us to your circles on Google+ [3] , subscribe to our RSS feed [4] , our  Daily Newsletter  or subscribe to our all-new push notifications on your Mac in Safari for the latest updates on the iOS 8.3 jailbreak.
  • TaiG jailbreak is an untethered jailbreak.
  • TaiG jailbreak tool can jailbreak iOS 8.4, 8.3, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3.
  • Please take a backup of your device using Use iCloud or iTunes to back up any and all personal information that you need to keep safe. The jailbreak has been reported to be working in most cases, but on the off chance something goes wrong, it’s a good idea to have an escape plan.
  • Disable any Anti-virus programs or firewalls temporarily that could prevent TaiG Jailbreak from connecting to the internet.

Step 1: Before you start, please take a backup of your device, preferably using iTunes.

Step 2: Download the latest version of TaiG jailbreak from our  TaiG Jailbreak download  page on your computer, and unzip the zip file.

Step 3: Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 4: Temporarily Disable Passcode from Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 5: Also temporarily turn off Find my iPhone from Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.

Step 6: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right click on the TaiG exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 7: TaiG will take some time to detect your device. Once you confirm that it is showing the correct firmware version, deselect the 3K Assistant 2.3.0 (TaiG’s App Store), just below Cydia 1.1.18.

Step 8: Click on the green Start button to proceed. You will see the circular progress bar.

Step 9: After the jailbreak is complete, your device will reboot automatically, and you should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen. The TaiG jailbreak tool will also tell you that the “Jailbreak Succeeded!”

iOS 8.4 PP Jailbreak - Home screen

Please don’t forget to re-enable the passcode and Find My iPhone feature after successfully jailbreaking your device.

If the jailbreak process fails then check our post on how to fix some of the common problems with TaiG jailbreak.

➤ How to fix some of the common problems with TaiG Jailbreak

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SoundHound for iOS now plays nice with Apple Music and Beats 1

SoundHound Apple Music iPhone screenshot 001

SoundHound [1] , an audio recognition service, today announced [2] a refresh for its iPhone and iPad application with Apple Music integration, a new Beats 1 Radio row within song pages and other enhancements.

With Apple Music and Beats 1 integration, users can stream music discovered through SoundHound on Apple Music and enjoy the ability to listen to the streaming radio broadcast provided by Beats 1.

These new features will go live in over a hundred Apple Music countries via a free update to Soundhound’s iOS app, which will be rolling out later today.

“SoundHound users are the most savvy and engaged music consumers in the world, and we know they will be delighted to have seamless access to Apple Music,” said Katie McMahon, Vice President and General Manager with SoundHound.

To stream SoundHound songs through Apple Music, tap the new button labeled “Apple Music â€" Listen Now” on the home screen or within individual song pages.

Apple Music integration works with Apple’s free three-month trial.

You can stream music on Apple Music that you discovered through SoundHound’s music identification feature, personalized History, Top Charts and Music Maps. It’s interesting that SoundHound is now promoting Beats 1, Apple’s new global radio station that streams live programming anchored by celebrity DJs.

You’ll notice a new “Beats 1 Radio” row within song pages, which allows you to listen to the streaming radio broadcast on Beats 1 free of charge.

SoundHound for Apple Watch screenshot 001

The 37-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later.

The app is optimized for the iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes and includes a WatchKit component with a glance and an Apple Watch app that puts live lyrics on your wrist, among other features.

Grab SoundHound free in the App Store [3] .

Source: SoundHound [4]

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