24 Prince albums now available on Apple Music, including brand new compilation

24 Prince albums now available on Apple Music, including brand new compilation | 9to5Mac:

Prince’s Warner Brothers catalog hit Apple Music early last year, but that left many of his albums missing. That’s been corrected today, thanks to an agreement between the Prince’s Estate and Sony Legacy Recordings …

NordVPN Variety reports that 23 albums issued between 1995 and 2010 have been issued in the first round, with more to follow. There’s also a brand new compilation album.

The full list of newly available albums is:

The Gold Experience (1995) (“The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” greyed out, partial album streaming only; album unavailable for download)
Chaos and Disorder (1996)
Emancipation (1996)
Crystal Ball (1998)
The Truth (1998)
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999)
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (2001)
The Rainbow Children (2001)
One Nite Alone… (2002)
One Nite Alone…Live! (2002)
One Nite Alone…Live – The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over (Up Late with Prince & The NPG) (2002)
Xpectation (2003)
N.E.W.S. (2003)
C-Note (2004)
Musicology (2004)
The Chocolate Invasion (Trax from the NPG Music Club: Volume 1) (2004)
The Slaughterhouse (Trax from the NPG Music Club: Volume 2) (2004)
3121 (2006)
Planet Earth (2007)
Indigo Nights (2008)
LOtUSFLOW3R (2009)
MPLSoUND (2009)
20Ten (2010)
Prince Anthology: 1995-2010

iOS 12 may not ship with Group FaceTime at launch

iOS 12 may not ship with Group FaceTime at launch | 9to5Mac:

This is a disappointing development: Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac appears to be delayed and won’t be ready in time for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave launch next month. Group FaceTime expands video calling from one-on-one calls to up to 32 participants, but customers will have to wait a little longer to use it this fall.

FaceTime’s delay echoes AirPlay’s release with iOS 11 — originally announced as part of iOS 11, the released nearly a year later in iOS 11.4 — but hopefully Group FaceTime doesn’t come with such an extended delay.

Shame. Hopefully it won’t be delayed as long as iMessages in the Cloud was as well as AirPlay 2.

UK streaming service NOW TV testing new tvOS app for Apple TV

UK streaming service NOW TV testing new tvOS app for Apple TV | 9to5Mac:

UK video streaming service NOW TV has confirmed that it’s testing a new version of its tvOS app for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. The current version of NOW TV on tvOS is a ported app from the third-generation Apple TV days that doesn’t integrate with modern features like the TV app.

9to5Mac Happy Hour NOW TV hasn’t shared what changes are in store for its new tvOS app, but it is recruiting testers for a version created specifically for the latest Apple TV streaming boxes. The service recently started looking for early adopters to try the new tvOS app:

Fantastic! Since I cut the cord, I have been waiting for NOW TV to improve it’s Apple TV app to perhaps integrate with the tvOS app.

Instapaper returns to Europe after GDPR blackout, relaunches Premium plan

Instapaper returns to Europe after GDPR blackout, relaunches Premium plan | 9to5Mac:

A few weeks ago Instapaper announced that it was taking the service solo and leaving Pinterest. As part of its new independence, the read-it-later service is reintroducing its Instapaper Premium subscription service to keep the lights turned on. Instapaper is also returning to the European Union after months of being offline for EU users due to GDPR compliance issues.