IKEA And Sonos To Unveil Their SYMFONISK Speakers Next Month

Last year IKEA announced that they would be teaming up with Sonos to create a set of smart speakers. IKEA had previously dabbled in Bluetooth speakers, but this would mark the first time the company would be launching a set of smart speakers, and the good news is that we might be able to get a glimpse of it next month.


Apple’s Suppliers Are Gearing Up For iPad, AirPods Production

According to the rumors, Apple is working on a new set of AirPods and also a bunch of new iPads. We’re not sure when they might be announced, but it could be relatively soon because according to a report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors), it seems that Apple’s suppliers have started to gear up for production of those devices.


Tidal’s iOS App Gains Support For Masters Audio

The problem with music streaming is that in terms of quality, it might not be on the same level compared to lossless audio files. This is to be expected since such files can be too big to stream efficiently on the internet, plus usually not that many people can tell the difference anyway as such audio will require higher-end hardware to truly appreciate.


Music Streaming Services Are Fighting Royalties Increase

Royalties are one of the several ways that musicians earn money through their music. This is why it was a big deal when Apple initially refused to pay musicians royalties during the three month trial period of Apple Music. This essentially meant that musicians had to work for “free” during those three months.


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Steinway’s Spirio R Grand Piano Can Record Your Live Performances

These days thanks to recording equipment being more affordable and accessible, along with there being various software options to consider, the ability to record and produce high quality music in the comfort of your bedroom is more than possible. However it seems that Steinway & Sons wants to make it even more convenient.


Google Duo Audio Calls Now Rolling Out To Google Home Devices

Google Duo is the company’s answer to video calls. Previously Google had largely relied on Hangouts for video and audio calls, but with Hangouts now focused more on enterprise users, those who wanted to make video or audio calls over the internet had to use Duo (as one of the many alternatives).


AirPods 2 Will Charge To Full In 15 Minutes

Given the size of the AirPods, it means that their included batteries are pretty small which also means that charging them to full won’t take as long compared to a phone, tablet, or laptop. According to Apple’s current speeds, it will take the AirPods 15 minutes of charging to add an extra 3 hours of battery life, which is pretty decent.


Ultimate Ears Will Let Users Custom-Design Their Boom 3 Speakers

Ultimate Ears’ Boom 3 speakers come in a variety of color and design options for users to choose from. For the most part they are pretty funky in terms of design and with the variety offered, there should be something for everyone. However if you’re interested in creating one that’s truly unique, you’re in luck.


CDs, Vinyls Are Reportedly Outselling Music Downloads

When digital music was first introduced, it was heralded as being the next standard in terms of music. It made sense because other physical formats of music such as CDs and vinyl not only consume resources when producing them, but they also take up space and it can be annoying to have to keep changing them out when you want new songs.


‘Bug’ Caused Apple Music To Appear On Google Home’s App

The other day we reported that it looked as though Apple Music integration could soon be finding its way into Google Home. This is thanks to a sighting in the Google Home app in which it listed Apple Music as being available, although at that time it did not seem to work. This led to speculation that Apple Music could be coming soon to Google Home.


Popular Music App TikTok Hit With $5.7 Million Fine Over Privacy Violations

TikTok is one of the more popular social media apps in the market right now. For those unfamiliar, basically it’s a music app where users film themselves lip-syncing, dancing, or acting out to various songs or sound bytes. It has gained massive popularity where the company behind TikTok actually bought out its competitor, Music.ly.


Apple Music Integration Could Be Coming To Google Home

The problem with Apple’s walled garden approach is that it makes it hard to buy outside products and accessories. Take for example speaker systems such as Sonos where at the start, Apple Music was not supported (it is now). While you could stream it through Bluetooth, it wasn’t integrated the same way as other services such as Spotify.


Lenovo ThinkPad And Yoga Noise-Cancelling Headphones Announced

Which brands come to mind when you think of headphones? Bose? Sennheiser? Beats? Master & Dynamic? Sony? Those are some of the more popular brands in the market today, but following in the footsteps of Microsoft, it seems that Lenovo has decided to launch their own brand of headphones as well.


Apple’s HomePod Managed To Sell 1.6 Million Units Over The Holidays

According to a report from earlier this month, it was suggested that Apple’s HomePod commanded about 6% of the US smart speaker market. Clearly this is less than ideal as it means that the rest of the market is dominated by pretty much the likes of Amazon and Google with their Echo and Google Home devices.