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Apple Completes Acquisition of Shazam, World’s Most Popular Music Recognition App

The app will soon offer its experience ad-free for all users so everyone can enjoy the best of Shazam without interruption, said Apple

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Apple on Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Shazam, one of the world’s most popular music recognition mobile apps.

Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world and users identify songs using the Shazam app over 20 million times each day.

“Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favourite app for music fans everywhere,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s Vice President of Apple Music.

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Shazam lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music playing around them. Flickr Commons

According to earlier media reports, Apple struck a deal with Shazam for a likely sum of nearly $400 million.

Shazam lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music playing around them.

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The app will soon offer its experience ad-free for all users so everyone can enjoy the best of Shazam without interruption, said Apple.

Built by Shazam Entertainment Ltd, a British app development company, Shazam helps people discover, interact with and share video, audio or printed content across devices. (IANS)

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iOS 12.0.1 Software Update By Apple Causing New Issues

Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones and Apple Watch at an event in California earlier in September

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Even though Apple first update to iOS 12 has cured the iPhone charging problem, iOS version 12.0.1 is causing users to complain about frequently broken calls, network and signal connectivity problems and battery life issues, the media reported.

“Since upgrading, owners of both new and old iPhones are finding their phones either don’t make or receive calls. Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and battery-related issues are again surfacing on an iOS generation which Apple has promoted as being all about efficiency, stability and speed,” Forbes reported on Friday.

The iPhone-maker released iOS 12.0.1 as a software update with bug fixes for user complaints regarding their devices not getting charged when connected to a lightning cable, not displaying subtitles in video apps and making Bluetooth unavailable.

Apple has also reportedly addressed the users regarding their complaints about iMessage delivering personal messages to wrong and multiple people since the roll out of iOS 12.

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Apple’s iOS 12.0.1 software update causing new issues: Report.

“Apple has been telling users that iMessage accidentally sending messages to wrong people is actually a feature for iOS 12 and that it is happening because Apple is now organising all contacts by Apple ID, so if family members or friends share an ID now all these messages are shared simultaneously with everyone who has that ID,” the report added.

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The iPhone-maker had also recently released a minor update for the WatchOS 5 to fix the charging issue and activity-related problems that some users noted.

Apple officially introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones and Apple Watch at an event in California earlier in September. (IANS)

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