Artist A G Cook Composed a Song From Apple Product Sounds

The snapping of AirPod cases, the resounding ring from a 1998 iMac, the scrolling sound from an iPod wheel and other beeps and clicks; these make up the instrumentals of artist and producer A G Cook’s latest song, “Start Up.” From a garage, Cook recorded and blended together various sounds from Apple products released over the last 45 years. As a result, he composed a …

Apple Has Discontinued the iPod Nano and Shuffle

Ever since the iPhone’s birth, the trusty iPod has taken a hit—selling less and less over the years. It should come as no surprise to tech enthusiasts that Apple has decided to discontinue the two cheaper iPods: the Shuffle and the Nano. The two models have been a little ignored by the tech giant—being skipped over for updates (the Nano hasn’t been redesigned since 2012; …

The Death of the MP3

A file type that all but destroyed the music industry as it had existed for decades, the MP3 has reached the end of its life. Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in the late ’80s as a means to transmit sound information in small packages, MP3s then became a valid means to store information—until Fraunhofer started to give away a software that consumers …