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Yamaha R-N303 Stereo Receiver Brings Modern Technologies to Hi-Fi Category

By Robert Archer · February 22, 2018 • The newly announced Yamaha R-N303 Network Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver balances the desires of homeowners that want to combine legacy technologies, including CD players and turntables, and today's whole-house, digital audio functionality.

Apple Music Set to Bring Streaming & Downloaded Audio Together at WWDC

By Jordan O'Brien · May 18, 2016 • Apple is reportedly planning an overhaul of its increasingly popular Apple Music app for WWDC this June. The end-to-end update may include a new design, easier-to-use interface and new features.

Marantz NA6005 Network Audio Player Provides Wallet-Friendly Digital Audio Streaming

By Robert Archer · January 19, 2015 • The NA6005 Network Audio Player from Marantz is capable of playing DSD2.8MHz, DSD5.6MHz, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC, 24-bit/192kHz WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless audio files, and it offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless options for $649.

Sonic Studio Updates Amarra Music Software to v3.0

By Robert Archer · June 5, 2014 • Sonic Studio's latest version of its Amarra software allows music lovers to play DSD and high-resolution audio files on their computers as part of digital, computer-based audio systems.

iTunes Rumored to Launch High-Res Audio Service

By Robert Archer · April 15, 2014 • A decline in digital music sales may push Apple to offer high-resolution audio (HRA) through iTunes.

The Changing Face of Apple iTunes: Apps Surpassing Music

By Jason Knott · August 8, 2013 • Among the 67 million U.S. iTunes users, they will download 35 free apps and 8 paid apps in 2013. Also, 35% will download apps while only 29% will download music from iTunes this year.

What Do Apple’s iTunes Radio, iOS7 Mean to Integrators?

By Robert Archer · June 12, 2013 • Apple's updated popular mobile operating system (OS) and a new iTunes entertainment option are open invitations for integrators to solicit service contracts and conduct network updates for their clients.

iTunes Dominates Download Market & Streaming Audio Grows

By Robert Archer · October 10, 2012 • A study done by The NPD Group finds that Apple’s iTunes service accounted for about two-thirds of the download music sales, and in the streaming market Pandora’s free service represents half all Internet users during the second quarter of 2012.

Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) HTX2 stand alone remote app

By Robert Archer · June 19, 2012 • New Orleans-based HAI has a new app available in the iTunes App store that allows HAI product owners to control their A/V gear through their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Warner Bros. 1080p Movies Available on iTunes

By Rachel Cericola · May 8, 2012 • Warner Bros. has made popular titles such as Batman Begins and The Dark Knight available in 1080p on iTunes. Warner Bros. says more 1080p titles will be added to iTunes.

Dynamic Range Day: Inside the Loudness War

By Robert Archer · March 16, 2012 • Happy Dynamic Range Day! Founder Ian Shepherd, a U.K.-based mastering engineer, is trying to end the Loudness Wars and restore the dynamics missing from today's compressed music.

Apple’s Innovations Over the Years

By Steve Crowe · March 7, 2012 • Apple has had devices that flopped. But it's had more that have forever changed how consumers interact. We look at the iPad and other innovative products over Apple's 30-plus-year history.

Apple’s Mastered for iTunes: Is it Legit?

By Robert Archer · February 28, 2012 • Apple's Mastered for iTunes is pure marketing hype. It's time for Apple to get serious about offering high-resolution downloads from iTunes.

Audiofile Engineering Quiztones for Mac

By Robert Archer · December 15, 2011 • Audiophile Engineering's Quiztones learning app provides audio engineers and audiophiles an easy to use way to hone their listening skills, and now the Minneapolis-based company has released a version for Mac.

Comparing Amazon, Hulu Plus, iTunes, Netflix, Vudu

By Julie Jacobson · December 14, 2011 • Which video streaming service provides the best bang for the buck? Compare price, selection, audio quality, video quality, supported devices and more.

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