iOS 8 May Add Beats Music as a Default App in Future Update


*+-As if users needed more apps to put away in an “Unused” folder, it’s said that the Beats Music streaming app might turn into a default app on iOS devices, joining the ranks of Safari, Notes, Mail, and other built-in iOS apps that every iPhone and iPad user gets with their device. According to the […]

New Apple-Owned Beats Headphones Unveiled

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*+-Beats’ most popular pair of headphones is getting the wireless treatment. The company announced today that it will begin selling the Solo2 Wireless, which are essentially identical to the wired Solo2 headphones, but now come with a Bluetooth component. The new wireless headphones offer the same sound quality and overall build as the older wired […]

Black Friday 2014 Beats Headphone Deals Predictions

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*+-If you’re in the market for some new Beats headphones, here’s what we can expect from retail stores as far as big deals go with the newly-acquired company that’s now owned by Apple. Black Friday is right around the corner, and while we still have a couple of weeks left until you can finally take […]

Apple Delivers Beats Deals on All Products

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*+-To further celebrate its acquisition of the Beats by Dre brand, Apple is chopping 10% off of all Beats products throughout this week only. For those who are in the market for a new pair of Beats headphones and are looking for a bit of a discount, you’re in luck. Apple has discounted all of […]

Samsung Level Headphones Arrive to Rival Apple Beats


*+-Today Samsung Electronics announced a new lineup of premium headphones and speakers to compliment the company’s growing range of smartphones and tablets. In what many are calling an attempt to battle Beats Audio, which is now owned by Apple, Samsung Level Headphones have officially debuted. These days most smartphones come bundled with headphones, just like […]

Pandora Founder Talks iTunes Radio, Beats and Future


*+-Apple made waves at last year’s Worldwide Developer Conference when they announced iTunes Radio as part of iOS 7. This year, the company acquired music streaming service and headphone manufacturer Beats Audio. It’s likely that they’ll integrate that technology into their current products, including iTunes Radio. In the Internet radio business, Pandora is the largest […]

AT&T Beats Music Streaming for the Family Arrives for $14.99

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*+-With tons of options readily available in the music space, even on mobile, AT&T and Beats Audio have been working hard at a new solution for the entire family. Being the first carrier to exclusively launch the new Beats Music streaming service all for just $14.99 per account. Created by the same Beats Audio company […]

Creators Confirm Beats Music, Say It’s Coming In January

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*+-It appears that Beats Music is a real thing, and it’s coming to users this January. At least that’s according to a new BeatsMusic website and the information posted to the personal blog of Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers. As is typical with online services these days, BeatsMusic is attempting to build excitement for its […]

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching in the “Next Few Months”


*+-It’s been rumored for ages that Beats would be launching its own music streaming service, and the company confirmed a while back that this is true. However, Beats confirmed today that Beats Music will be launching “within the next few months” in the US. President and COO Luke Wood told The Next Web that the service […]

Beats Exec Confirms Existence of HTC One Max


*+-Beats Electronics President and COO Luke Wood said in an interview that HTC is working on “several new devices” that will launch in the fall, including a “large-format HTC device.” We can only assume that he’s talking about the HTC One Max — HTC’s rumored take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other phablet-style […]

HTC and Beats Break Up, Will Still Remain Friends


*+-Headphone company Beats has bought back the remaining 25% stake that HTC had in its company — some $265 million. This means that Beats is now on its own and has severed ties with HTC. Both companies had a tight relationship, where HTC bought a majority 50.1% stake in Beats back in 2011 in order […]

Will HTC Return to Its Roots As an ODM?


*+-HTC began making its mark in the early Pocket PC days by building quality hardware–then PDAs running Microsoft’s Palm-Sized PC and Pocket PC OSes–for various larger name companies. HTC encountered success when it had designed and manufactured the popular Compaq iPAQ PDA, which was later acquired by HP, and later it had designed and built […]

HTC Sensation XE Brings Beats Audio, 1.5Ghz CPU and Big Battery

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*+-The HTC Sensation XE is the first HTC smartphone to make use of the recent Beats partnership, which includes special software to deliver a premium audio experience. The HTC Sensation XE has a 1.5GHz Qualcom processor, 4.3″ qHD Display with a 960×540 resolution and a 1730mAh battery. There is an 8MP rear camera and a […]

HTC Runnymede Image Features Beats Audio


*+-HTC Runnymede, dubbed HTC’s Android TITAN because of its similarity with the Windows Phone 7 handset, is now pictured in press shots with the Beats Audio logo on the rear. The device features a large 4.7-inch WVGA display–which is even larger than the 4.52-inch displays on the Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S II smartphones–along with […]

Dr. Dre and HTC Partner To Engineer Better Smartphone Sound

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*+-HTC announced this morning that upcoming smartphones will feature enhanced audio thanks to technology from Beats by Dr. Dre. This is the same audio tech which we have seen in many HP notebooks and most recently in the HP TouchPad. HTC has invested a reported $300 million in Beats Audio, forming a partnership that will […]

HTC’s Announcement Will be Regarding Beats Integration


*+-Ahead of HTC’s planned announcement today, this Thursday, in Los Angeles, California, it looks like partner Beats by Dr. Dre has went ahead and made the announcement. HTC’s $300 million investment in the audio and sound company will net the Taiwanese smartphone-maker a 51% investment stake in the company, and would give HTC access to […]

Three Places the iPad Beats a Notebook

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*+-The iPad may not be able to completely replace a notebook, but it is pretty darned amazing at beating out a notebook in several situations. Over the past two weeks I have been testing out notebooks from the 13″ MacBook Air up to a 17″ Alienware M17X, but despite the larger screens full fledged software […]

Apple Targeting Audiophiles with Latest Hire


*+-According to a Twitter message, Apple may have hired Tomlinson Holman, a University of Southern California audio professor and the brains behind sound-house THX. The move would help Apple compete better against other computing and mobile computing brands that have better acoustics integration, like HTC and Nokia smartphones with Dolby sound, Lenovo computers with Dolby […]

HP Topaz webOS Specs and Details Leaked


*+-With HP having already teased that it will launch a webOS-based tablet in the near future, we now have more information about its Topaz codenamed tablet, of which the company has filed for the Touchpad trademark. Along with the hardware specs for the tablet and its ability to sync wirelessly with the cloud, PreCentral has […]