Apple Unveils T-Rex Emoji and Excision Fans Are Ecstatic

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After patiently waiting for new Apple emoji’s, the wait is almost over. In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple announced the long-overdue addition of some new emojis. The latest smileys and pictograms have been in the works since fall of 2016, when Emojipedia proposed 51 new icons. Apple took the submissions and released the new

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Apple Announces HomePod

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During their presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple revealed its new HomePod smart speaker, and they’re marketing it as more music-focused than its competitors Amazon Echo and Google Home. It features “360º audio” and contains technology that “automatically analyzes the acoustics, adjusts the sound based on the speaker’s location, and steers … More »

Did Apple rip off a Duck Sauce music video for their latest ad?

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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Though, in the case of Apple’s latest commercial, advertising the iPhone’s portrait mode camera feature, its either high homage to Duck Sauce‘s “Its You” music video or highway robbery in plain sight, its hard to tell. Duck Sauce, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden‘s deliciously disco side pairing, dropped the music video for “Its You,” the third single from their lone studio collection Quackin the summer of 2013. The video featured light hearted buffoonery in some Brooklyn barbershop with Alain and Armand fading high and tights behind the buzzers.

Now, it appears the advertising and marketing executives at Apple drew some evident inspiration from Duck Sauce’s salon shakedown, copping the video’s concept for their latest campaign. And while Apple hasn’t pulled a full on Pepsi-style swing and miss with their latest, the similarities are painfully obvious, from the barbershop down to the dance moves. A-Trak took to Twitter describing the commercial as a “carbon copy.”

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Did Apple blatantly steal the concept? All things considered, its hard to say. Perhaps the tech giant just simply appreciates Duck Sauce’s barbershop bustle, and produced a clever, albeit thinly-veiled, take on it sometime later. Or perhaps this new ad is actually more fraudulent than flattering? Not in dispute however is the fact that Duck Sauce’s version is still way better, hands down.

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An Apple Commercial Totally Ripped Off One Of EDM’s Classic Music Videos

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All of you want to make jokes about how crappy android emojis are. Well as a proud android user I can say at least I can use my phone for more than 2 hours at a time, I do not have a broken screen, and my company of choice doesn’t blatantly rip off famous music

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Google Is Finally Redesigning Their Ugly Emojis For Android

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Are the ugly emoji’s one of the few things holding you back from turning to Android? Whether you hate them or love them, Google is finally ditching the ugly blob emoji and redesigning them for the release of Android O. Google will be following the footsteps of Apple in terms of their more circular emoji

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In the digital deluge, what distinguishes one music streaming service from the other?

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Apple Is Getting Sued For Using Jamie XX’s Song In A Commercial, But It’s Complicated

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Apple is being sued for using Jamie XX’s song “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” in an iPhone 6 commercial from June 2015, but it’s not Jamie XX that’s doing the suing.

The track is from Jamie XX’s Grammy-nominated album In Colours, and has already experienced a fair bit of controversy over its sampling of The Persuasions’ 1971 classic “Good Times.” However, Universal did indeed clear the song’s use, which has been freely admitted by Jimmy Hayes of The Persuasions, saying “I was told about it but forgot.”

So, what’s the issue? Well, The Persuasions’ lead singer, Jerome Lawson, believes that Apple and their marketing agency Media Arts Lab, have misappropriated his voice under California’s right of publicity statute.

However, judges in a similar 2006 lawsuit by Debra Laws may have already put the kibosh on Lawson’s own claim when they said the following:

“Although California law recognizes an assertable interest in the publicity associated with one’s voice, we think it is clear that federal copyright law preempts a claim alleging misappropriation of one’s voice when the entirety of the allegedly misappropriated vocal performance is contained within a copyrighted medium.”

But the murky waters don’t end there. Sound recordings weren’t eligible for federal copyright protection before 1972, so Jerome Lawson’s claim isn’t technically covered. Still, two years ago, that didn’t stop a California judge from interpreting state law to cover pre-1972 recordings. At this point it seems like the verdict on Lawson’s claim will come down to who is doing the interpreting, but feel free to check out Hollywood Reporter’s more in-depth look at the suit.

Read the full legal document, here, and check out the commercial in question, below.

 

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Apple Sued Over Use of Jamie XX Song in iPhone Advertisement

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Jerome Lawson, the lead singer of The Persuasions, contends his sampled voice is protected under California law.

Prince Estate Seeks Spotify And Apple Music Deals, Continues Legal Fight With Tidal

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LOS ANGELES - MARCH 19:  Musician Prince performs onstage at the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)When Prince died last April he was obviously one of the most searched artists on streaming services as people looked to mourn his death, but his music is sadly not available on any streaming platforms except Tidal after he struck an exclusive deal with the service two years ago. It seems that is … More »

New Apple Leaks Suggest Next iPhones Will Be Virtually Identical To The 7

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According to new information leaked from Mac Otakara, the 2017 edition of Apple’s iPhone will be disappointingly similar to the recently released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Coming as the 10th anniversary of the product’s initial debut, the company has been expected to take their designs and manufacturing to the next level in celebration. Citing a Taiwan supplier, however, Mac Otakara reports that the line will instead release iPhone 7S and 7S Plus lines rather than continue on to iPhone 8s.

Mac Otakara was the first site to reveal that Apple would be removing the standard headphone jack at the start of 2016, giving them a solid track record when reporting on company leaks. The site predicts that the new iPhones will increase their screen size from 4.7 to 5 inches, and that both models will feature dual cameras aligned vertically.

Despite the leaks, Apple will not finalize its design specifications until the second quarter of 2017, which arrives in April. As Forbes predicts, the iPhone 7S plans might come as a precursor to the actual iPhone 8. If this is the case, Apple will release two sets of new iPhone models in a single year.

 

Source: Forbes

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