Are you still using Apple Music?

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Apple Music has officially been available for two months now, and in that time it’s had a few ups and downs. Despite some pesky, persisting bugs, Apple Music has quickly gained 11 million subscribers and counting during the trial period, which ends in October. But are you still using it?

With a new iPhone on the way, it’s likely that many more people will sign up for the service in the coming weeks. But what do you, the early adopter think of Apple Music after giving it a go? Are you all-in with Apple’s streaming music offering? Did you give up and go back to Spotify? Do you love Beats 1? Have you given up music entirely because of the bugs?

Answer the poll below and let us you what you really think in the comments.

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Yes, the Moto 360 does work with the iPhone

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Today, Google revealed that its Android Wear platform will now work with the iPhone, a big step for the nascent wearables world. However, that step doesn’t come without a few caveats, namely that it only applies to new Android Wear models, such as the LG Watch Urbane, Huawei Watch, and Asus ZenWatch 2. According to Google, the reasoning behind this decision was to ensure that buyers could use the watch with an iPhone right out of the box, and not have to worry about compatibility issues.

This of course leaves a lot of existing Android Wear owners that were hoping to pair the devices with an iPhone in the lurch, as Google is officially not supporting the Moto 360, LG G Watch, LG G Watch R, Samsung Gear Live, Asus ZenWatch, or Sony…

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is launching on March 18th

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When Sony announced Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End‘s delay into 2016, all we knew was that it was expected to launch sometime in the spring. Today, we finally have a proper date: the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be available on March 18th. A Thief’s End will be the first game in the series designed for the PS4, and it’s arguably the biggest exclusive the PS4 has at the moment. The game will once again see Nathan Drake embarking on all kinds of Indiana Jones-esque adventure, only this time with better graphics. But if you can’t wait until March, there’s at least some Drake on the way, with the upcoming October 9th release of The Nathan Drake Collection, a remaster of the original PS3 trilogy. In the meantime, be sure to check out our…

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The Best Times To Get A Grip On Your Startup’s IP

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protectidea What’s a tech startup’s most valuable asset? It’s not the seed money. It’s not the workspace. And it’s definitely not the espresso machine or Ping Pong table. The priceless heart of a promising startup is its intellectual property (IP) — the disruptive idea, the brilliant invention, the genius breakthrough. This hot commodity needs to be protected by… Read More

Apple TV 4 Will Retail Under $200 Starting In October: Report

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Apple TV Though there has been quite a bit said about the forthcoming Apple TV 4, price is still a yet-to-be-determined factor. But 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has sources who say the new box, reportedly powered by an A8 chip, will retail for under $200 (either $149 or $199). The Apple TV is set to be unveiled alongside the next-gen iPhones at a September 9 event, according to sources.… Read More

Sling’s Streaming TV Service For Cord Cutters Now Runs On Amazon Tablets

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sling-tv Sling TV, the Dish-owned live TV service aimed at cord cutters – or those who never wanted to sign up for a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription in the first place – is today available on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, including the Amazon Fire HD and HDX devices. This rounds out Sling’s already extensive device footprint, which also includes support for Amazon Fire TV… Read More

This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: The Number 8

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tcbtc-square TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast is back this week, on video, with a special guest, and no John Biggs. All that is fun, aside from the lack of Biggs. Jason Rowley, the person who actually got me into bitcoin originally was on hand, taking us through a meeting that he and I had with a member of the Chinese mining community about the future of bitcoin. All told, we had a fun time. If… Read More

Fall 2015 game preview: our 31 most anticipated games of the season

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You need a new video game.

Maybe it’s the first cool weekend of fall and you want an excuse to spend an entire afternoon on the couch. Maybe the first month of school has you feeling low. Maybe it’s almost Christmas and you forgot to buy your niece a gift that will guarantee your title as Coolest Relative. Or maybe you haven’t played a game in years — because of social stigma, disinterest, or lack of time — and now you’re reconsidering this medium that once brought you so much joy.

Whatever the case, now is a perfect time to buy this new game because we live in a bountiful time. Picking games this season is like picking apples at the local orchard. The bad news is that there are a hell of a lot of apples to choose from, and oh no,…

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Google reportedly kills plan to let retailers send notifications in Maps

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Google’s already got a plan in motion for taking on Apple’s iBeacon technology, which helps developers offer notifications and other alerts specific to your precise location — beyond what Wi-Fi or GPS can do alone. But according to Fortune, at one point Google had an even more ambitious program in the works.

The feature, designed to work inside Google Maps, would’ve been called Google Here and was slated to launch with some big-name partners including Starbucks. Fortune says that Here would serve up a notification “within five seconds” of a user entering any partner location; you can imagine many of those would be retail stores.

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Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

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In a nondescript conference room at Google’s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product manager for Wear, how he’d managed to get Android watches working with iOS and how much they could do with an iPhone. Then my first notification came in on my newly paired Huawei Watch and my carefully laid plans evaporated.

“Um. Did something just happen with Sundar Pichai?” I asked. “Wait, what?” was the response. Oh, you know, he’s your new CEO now. Shall we go on with the interview?

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Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme tropical storms on unprepared coasts

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Cities along the Persian Gulf rarely need to worry about the threat of major tropical storms — but a new study says they should start to. Princeton researchers writing in Nature Climate Change say that warming temperatures are increasing the likelihood of extreme tropical storms in certain regions across the globe. Catastrophic weather events are much more likely to strike Tampa, Florida; Cairns, Australia; and the Persian Gulf by the end of the century, the study authors write. And a direct hit, they say, could decimate these areas.

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