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Interoperability Interrupted: The Beeper Mini Shutdown

In a surprising twist to the tech narrative, Apple‘s recent move to shut down Beeper Mini has sparked a wave of controversy. Beeper Mini, known for its groundbreaking ability to bring iMessage to Android devices, faced an abrupt end at Apple’s hands. Additionally, this development has not only disappointed tech enthusiasts but also caught the attention of the US government. The situation escalates as four US representatives, in a rare show of bipartisan unity, have urged the Department of Justice to investigate whether Apple’s actions violate antitrust laws. This move by Apple, described as a “gatekeeper” in a Department of Commerce report, raises questions about competition and consumer choice.

Political Pressure and Antitrust Implications

The political sphere is abuzz with the recent developments around Beeper Mini. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee, and Representatives Jerrold Nadler and Ken Buck have taken a unified stance, showcasing bipartisan concern. Their letter to the Assistant Attorney General highlights fears of reduced competition and innovation, potentially stifling future investment in interoperable messaging services. The letter also references Apple’s own admission of using iMessage to tether users to its ecosystem, hinting at a larger strategy of market control. Further, this political intervention signals a shift towards scrutinizing Apple’s dominance and its impact on market dynamics.

The Future of iMessage and Market Dynamics

Furthermore, while the immediate future of Beeper Mini remains uncertain, the repercussions of this shutdown extend far beyond a single app. This incident has opened a Pandora’s box of questions surrounding Apple’s control over its services and its impact on market competition. The investigation, if pursued, could shed light on how Apple manages its services and the broader implications for tech industry dynamics. As we await further developments, this scenario underscores the delicate balance between innovation, market control, and the role of regulatory oversight in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Lastly, as we continue to monitor this unfolding story, the implications of Apple’s decision and the government’s response could have far-reaching effects on the tech industry and consumer choices. In conclusion, stay tuned to EDMTunes for more updates on this and other tech-related developments in the music and festival scene.

[H/T] – 9To5Google

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Title: Apple’s Beeper Mini Blockade: A Catalyst for Antitrust Scrutiny
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Published Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 15:23:45 +0000

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ASW Releasing New Album Mixed By Carl Cox, Featuring 25 Tracks From Their Label

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One of the lead labels for artists specializing in live performances, ASW released an exceptional album showcasing some of its most notorious releases. Mixed by none other than the great Carl Cox, the new LP released by the label created by the English DJ Christopher Coe is an exhibition of unique, underground talent. Titled ‘ASW Is Live Mixed By Carl Cox’, this one is certain to become an industry favorite.

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Nowadays, compilation albums are one of the most popular ways labels promote their work and identity. Taking several songs from your catalog and grouping them for one strong release is most definitely the way to go. It helps both in marketing terms and when it comes to the impact the release can have inside the scene.

ASW Highlights The Uniqueness Of Live Performance

The Awesome Soundwave catalog is certainly one of the unique proposals we’ve heard of recently. Artists included in this compilation belong to a wide range. From afrohouse act Digital Afrika to experimental electronic house artist Stimming. From the legendary and prolific Robert Babicz to the spiritual explorer and player of modded toys Giorgia Anjiuli, and from the French superstar Vitalic to the underground live concept artist Hybrasil. These are some of the examples of the stuff you can find on this unique release. Artists known not only for their underground style and persona but for their mastery of live performing.

On this new album, you can find different sounds, genres, and the same quality in every single one of them. Listening to Carl’s mix of 25 tracks from 25 artists highlights the range of talent and diversity of output from the Awesome Soundwave family. Certainly, a strong, well-thought-out, and quality-crafted release.

ASW is Live mixed by Carl Cox is out April 26 on Awesome Soundwave.

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Published Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 17:35:43 +0000

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Bio-Music: New Bionic Arm Allows Plant To Play Instruments

Today on inventions that feel extremely surrealistic: Bionic and the Wires invented a machine that allows a living plant to “play” a musical instrument. The group will debut their performance featuring the “bionic robot arm” and a plant this weekend at the city’s Castlehead Viaduct venue on 20th April.

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Bionic and the Wires, led by Manchester based Andy Kidd on the keyboard and Jon Ross on the plants via the robot arm, combines botanical rhythms with atmospheric textures and soundscapes created by synthesizers. The art encourages “new ways of thinking about the natural world”.

The invention harnesses electrical bio-signals that plants generate by natural processes such as photosynthesis. The sensors attached to the plant leaves capture such pulses. In consequence, electricity transforms into power that moves the robotic arm.

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The machine builds upon precursors by the duo, such as Plantwave. This past bionic robot arm, however, enables the plant to directly “play” musical instruments. These include the steel handpan, drum, and the violin.

Speaking on the new invention, Jon Ross said: “We’ve spent many months researching and developing the new bionic robot arms. It’s exciting to think that with this invention we may have opened up the opportunity for a whole new genre of music. Maybe it’s called bionica!?”

Tickets for the upcoming gig at Castlehead Viaduct are available now. You can secure yours here. What do you think? Is this the right direction to take away power from AI and technology and bring back the sounds of nature? (Source)

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Published Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:35:08 +0000

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Coachella Weekend 1 Saw Decrease in Arrests

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Weekend one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. But nothing could dim the shine of the triumphant sets delivered by Doja Cat and No Doubt. They proved all the doubters wrong and showed that the festival had true headliners after all. However, the latest police arrest reports for Coachella 2024 show a surprising trend – a decrease in the number of arrests compared to previous years. According to a report shared by the Indio Police Department with SFGATE, there were only 81 arrests throughout the weekend, along with 47 parking citations. These numbers mark a significant decline, with arrests down by 20% and parking issues reduced by 43% from the previous year.

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Despite the overall decrease in arrests, the majority of the incidents were still related to drugs. Intoxication accounted for 28 arrests, while possession of drugs for sale resulted in another 28 arrests. Additionally, 18 individuals were arrested for using false identification, most commonly to purchase alcohol. While these numbers may seem high, Officer Guitron from the Indio Police Department highlighted that this year was relatively uneventful in terms of crime at Coachella. However, he did emphasize the ongoing concern of phone theft, urging festival-goers to be vigilant.

One interesting detail from the arrest reports is the mention of recovered phones on the IDP Facebook page. A post revealed that 49 phones had been recovered, although it is unclear how many were lost rather than stolen. Despite the high number of recovered phones, there was only one arrest related to phone theft so far, indicating a potential disconnect between the number of thefts and the arrests made.

Decrease in Arrests

While drug-related arrests still dominated the statistics, it is worth noting that the overall trend of crime at Coachella seems to be stabilizing. Officer Guitron’s assertion that drug citations were no more prevalent than in past years indicates that law enforcement is effectively managing this recurring issue. However, the continued concern over phone theft serves as a reminder for festival-goers to safeguard their belongings and stay vigilant in crowded areas.

As Coachella continues to evolve and attract a diverse crowd of music lovers, it is essential for both attendees and organizers to prioritize safety and security. The decrease in arrests and parking citations at Coachella 2024 is a positive step towards creating a safer environment for all participants. By staying informed about the rules and regulations, respecting fellow attendees, and taking proactive measures to protect personal belongings, festival-goers can contribute to a more enjoyable and trouble-free experience at Coachella.

Addressing Phone Theft Concerns

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One of the persistent challenges faced by attendees at music festivals like Coachella is the threat of phone theft. The recent arrest reports from Coachella 2024 highlight the ongoing concern over stolen phones, despite only one arrest being made in connection to phone theft so far. The recovery of 49 phones, as mentioned in the IDP Facebook post, raises questions about the prevalence of theft versus the effectiveness of law enforcement in addressing these incidents.

As festival-goers navigate the crowded grounds of Coachella, it is crucial to take precautions to prevent phone theft. Simple steps such as keeping phones secure in zipped pockets or bags, avoiding leaving them unattended, and enabling tracking features can help deter potential thieves. Additionally, staying aware of surroundings, reporting suspicious behavior to security personnel, and using password protection on devices can further enhance the security of personal belongings.

While the decrease in overall arrests at Coachella 2024 is a positive development, the issue of phone theft remains a pressing concern that requires continued attention and vigilance. By working together to protect personal belongings, stay informed about safety measures, and support law enforcement efforts, festival attendees can contribute to a safer and more enjoyable experience for all at Coachella and similar events.

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