“Internet Explorer” could quite possibly be two of the most polarizing words in the last two decades. Throughout its many editions (there have been 11 versions of Explorer to date), the browser has been a source of both convenience and frustration for many consumers. While quite a few individuals have fond memories of Internet Explorer because of the fact that it conveniently came with any Microsoft computer and got the job done efficiently, just as many people immediately ditch it for the faster and more acclaimed Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera browsers.
On June 30th, amidst a flurry of both hype and controversy, Apple launched their belated answer to Spotify and other streaming services: Apple Music. Subscribers to the service are given a free three-month trial period, followed by a monthly payment of US$9.99. Available on both PC and portable IOS devices, Apple Music allows users to play music of their choosing via online streaming as well as being able to store their songs for offline enjoyment. The service also includes the popular voice-command application Siri for song requests and other specialized preferences; there’s also a content-sharing blog feature known as Connect, meant as a platform between the artists and their fans.