Apple has released an update to its music identification app Shazam that allows it to integrate with the Apple Music Classical app on the iPhone. The new feature means that users can now identify a piece of classical music using Shazam and open it directly in the Apple Music Classical app. The classical music app was launched in March and offers over five million classical songs, including popular recordings and rare tracks.
Apple's services business is reportedly closing in on one billion paid subscriptions, nearly double the number it had just three years ago, according to CEO Tim Cook. During the company's conference call to discuss its recent financial results for the second quarter, Cook revealed that Apple now has over 975 million active paid subscriptions across its platforms, with the services segment exhibiting steady growth in the second quarter. Services generated $20.9 billion in revenue, up from $19.8 billion in the first quarter.
Google has updated its security app for two-factor authentication to include the ability to sync passcodes across devices. Prior to this update the free Google Authenticator app lacked the capability for synchronization, meaning that users who lost their device also lost access to their two-factor authentication codes. However, Google announced on Monday that this limitation will no longer be an issue.
Sustainability has become a top concern for many companies, and Apple is no exception. As a global technology giant, Apple has taken significant steps to reduce its environmental impact and promote sustainability across its operations. Every year, Apple releases its Environmental Progress Report to share updates on its sustainability efforts and highlight its achievements.
The long awaited ad-supported tier of Netflix has finally come to the Apple TV. Netflix has updated its tvOS app to include its ad-supported subscription tier, which brings a lower-cost option to Netflix viewers. The service is officially named "Basic with Ads" and first arrived on other platforms starting in November 2022.