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Beatles songs will be available for free streaming on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s streaming service Apple Music on Christmas Eve. According to reports, the popular band has agreed to make their songs available on all popular online music services.
Re/Code reports that the band’s songs will be available on Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, as well as Amazon Prime Music. The only notable absentees on the offer include Pandora and Rdio, which went bankrupt and is now owned by the former. Unlike other music artists, Beatles have been slow in making their songs available on new music services. Legal wrangling has had a hand on the sluggishness.
Apple TV is the latest platform to support 360-degree videos. Thanks to Disney backed VR video service little star, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s revamped set-top box will let users stream 360-degree clips on a dedicated app.
The app has been integrated with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Siri remote to allow users control video angles using the remote’s Trackpad. Some of the well-known brands supported by the 360-degree app include Showtime, Disney, Discovery, and Fusion.
Littlestar was launched in 2014 using funds provided by Disney’s accelerator program. It already has a wide library of 360-degree videos as it continues to accept submissions from users.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface tablet has to be the epitome of luxury in the tablet market and with it comes a string of good ads that are turning out too good not to copy. LG has taken note of Surface marketing, having unveiled an ad similar to the Surface launch ad, for its upcoming devices and appliances.
LG is set to unveil its new premium-tier home appliance and entertainment products at the upcoming CES 2016 Show in Las Vegas. In the teaser video, it highlights a ridiculously thin new TV as well as new washing machines, refrigerators and air purifiers.
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is working on a new system that will allow users to sign in to their Google accounts without passwords. The Password-less system requires one to have a compatible smartphone that is set-up to initiate the login process
With the system, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will simply send a notification to a user’s phone seeking approval for the login process. Once approved, the sign in attempt should be successful. Even with the new system, the search giant is expected to retain its password scheme. Google has invited a number of people to test the new system both on Android and iOS.
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