digitalSoup Episode 138 Apple Killing iTunes

Updated: Aug 1, 2021

We’ve got a hilarious and newsworthy show this week, including some Apple and Spotify news and a debate over which 90’s Rock Band we’d rather have as a babysitter!

WWDC 2019 Rumors Include Apple Killing Off iTunes

As we record, WWDC is set to run this week(as we listen it will have just wrapped up) and while there will likely be no new phone or tablet announcements it sounds like a number of apps may be set to allow Apple to kill off the iTunes software.

Spotify To Allow Collaborative Listening?

Based on this article from Engadget, it seems like a collaborative listening and playlist functionality could be coming to the music streaming platform.

The North Face, Genius Marketing or Serious Faux Paus?

In a move reminiscent of the stand Burger King once pulled, the popular outdoor clothing company North Face did a little Wikipedia hijacking to promote their gear. Bad form or genius marketing plan?

Big Movie Trailer Announcements

In the last week or so we have seen some pretty epic trailer’s drop, including Rambo : Last Blood AND Terminator : Dark Fate. But does anyone really care at this point?

A Game Of Thrones Finale Twist

Ok, look. We know the internet has lost it’s collective minds, whining about how terrible the final season of the epic fantasy show they all loved ended. BUT, the twist has not been revealed that your beloved author Railroad Martin was behind the final twist all along. Suck it internet.

Speaking of Game of Thrones …

Fender Guitars Custom shop gathered a handful of pretty awesome guitar players to do a sweet guitar cover of the famous theme music. Artists include Game Of Thrones creator Dan Weiss, Tom Morello of Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Brad Paisley, and Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi. It’s pretty awesome so do yourself a favor and watch it.

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