There’s so much going on right now – it was almost impossible to narrow it down to five stories this week! (Don’t you worry… you’ll be getting a Comic-Con recap next week.) Today, we’re talking about Apple stepping up its music streaming game, Facebook icons joining the rest of the 21st century, Amazon’s upcoming sale, and so much more! Let’s get started…
iOs 8.4 Changing The Music Game
Ok, we’re a few days behind on updating our iPhones. But… considering it was a holiday weekend, we hope you’ll understand. Apple Music is trying to push Spotify and Pandora out of the spotlight, and… it may work. Who can turn down a three month free trial? Music isn’t the only thing that’s changed on the new update – check out the ten things you need to know about the iOs 8.4 update.
Black Friday in July
Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday the only way it knows how: pushing unsuspecting people into signing up for Amazon Prime. Get your credit cards out and get ready to celebrate Prime Day on July 15. This huge sale is only for Amazon Prime members. Is it a ploy to get us to sign up for the program? Yes. Are we going to fall for it? Absolutely! Free shipping AND great deals. You can count us in.
Sprint and T-Mobile Get Sassy On Social Media
I’m all for believing in your brand, but did the CEOs really need to duke it out over Twitter? I think not. The only good thing that came out of this little online spat was watching the CEO of a multibillion dollar company say “You mad bro?” Word to the wise: save the petty words for when you meet in a dive bar. That’s the only place this kind of nonsense belongs.
Women Take A Step Ahead On Facebook
Considering our president is a woman, we obviously support the more female-prominent friends and group icons. The small design edit isn’t going to change the world, but we can still appreciate the nod to equal rights. We’re just left wondering who designed the initial icons with women so much smaller (and even a design flaw on the group icon).
A View From The Top
The winners were announced for Dronestagram‘s 2nd Annual Drone Aerial Photography Contest this week. More than 5,000 entries from both professional and amateur photographers captured some of the most beautiful bird’s-eye shots we’ve ever seen. Pictures include an army of Where’s Waldo impersonators to an island we wish we were sun bathing on this very moment, and many more that you don’t want to miss. Click the link to take a look for yourself!