This Week’s Chitter Chatter – Apple Music, Windows 10 and the New Moto X

Apple-music (1)Let’s start this week with Apple’s eagerly awaited music streaming service, thought to be called ‘Apple Music’, which is anticipated to be launched at the end of June. Apple will be holding their Worldwide Developers Conference in a couple of weeks time where they are expected to announce the full details of their Music service. Apple Music is expected to be based on Beats Music and a revamped Music app.  It is likely to be released soon on iOS with an Android version also in the pipeline. As well as music streaming, Apple Music will enable music artists to post their own samples and tracks and share music content from other artists. Apple Music users will be able to comment and like music tracks and samples via their iTunes accounts.  We’ll bring you more information once Apple Music is officially announced on the 8th June.

From one giant of the tech world to another, and Microsoft have confirmed that there will be seven different editions of their forthcoming Windows 10 operating system. The reasoning behind such a comprehensive choice of operating systems is to ensure that they are tailored to meet the needs of the diverse range of Microsoft users. The seven editions of Windows 10 include Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 loT. The availability of seven different Windows 10 operating systems will accommodate the requirements of a whole range of users from individual desktop users to small businesses, schools to large companies. Windows 10 is set to be launched later this year, watch this space for more news over the next few months.

From upcoming operating systems to upcoming smartphones, and information has appeared online regarding the Moto X 3rd generation smartphone. The 2015 edition of the Moto X smartphone looks very likely to impress if the leaked reports are true. There’s speculation that it will include a 5.2-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and a minimum of 32GB of built-in storage. Also tipped for the new Moto X is a 16-megapixel camera on the rear, a front-facing 5-megapixel camera and a whopping 3280mAh battery. The Moto X is expected to run on the new Android Lollipop 5.1.1 operating system, watch this space for the latest news.

And finally, the new Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone is now available from EE and is one of the first handsets to feature WiFi Calling. EE has the exclusive Cyan colour option for the Lumia 640 which boasts a 5-inch LCD screen, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 8GB of onboard expandable storage up to a maximum of 128GB. The Microsoft Lumia 640 runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and there are some fantastic deals to be had.