Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour Collaboration with Apple Music

An early Christmas present for Taylor Swift fans: This is a highly awaited collaboration, involving the biggest tech company and one of the biggest music artists in the world. The streaming of the collaboration was established as a great opportunity for Apple to outdo its streaming competitors, such as Spotify.

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The 2 hour World Tour documentary features behind-the-scenes footage, interview segments and a number of guest stars including Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez and Mick Jagger.

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The number one advantage of the collaboration is Apple’s benefit of providing exclusive content for its users, allowing it to surpass YouTube in the video department. It also comes at the ideal time of year, further increasing Christmas sales (which are already soaring), and encourages more users to subscribe with Apple Music. The actual video documentary is free; however it requires a subscription to Apple Music.

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Although this is an explosive collaboration for both sides, the premiere of the 1989 World Tour Live on Sunday did not have an incredibly successful start –due to a number of technical issues being reported by users.

Subscribers of Apple Music reported problems with locating, loading the documentary and crashing issues. The Apple interface was also criticised by users for being too complex, and many also reported problems with locating the exclusive documentary –despite Taylor Swift ‘taking over’ the Apple Music library display.

Despite the initial drawbacks of the streaming, it is undoubtedly a major success for the renowned duo, and a great strategic step for Apple to strengthen relationships with artists and labels, and paint a brighter future for Apple Music.

Lenovo Flex 2 14” dual-mode Laptop Review

Lenovo Flex 2

 

The Lenovo Flex 2 14” is a flexible and affordable notebook, with its main feature being the dual-mode option, which enhances your user experience whether gaming, socialising or working! It is superbly practical whether for business, home or travelling, and is currently available at Laptop Outlet for only £349.99 (with a special offer which includes BullGuard Antivirus).  

 

Main Specifications:

  • Multimode – 300 degree folding design
  • HD Display
  • AccuType Keyboard
  • Lenovo Veriface Pro
  • Stereo Speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2
  • 720p HD webcam
  • 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI-out, LAN port
  • 2-in-1 card reader(SD/MMC)
  • Up to 6 hours of battery time.

 

 

Design/Surface

The Flex 2’s have a wide range of colour options for users to choose from, in order to personalise your user experience.

It features a thin and light design, as well as a good sturdy surface, perfect to use portably.

Lenovo says: “Thin and light laptops usually bear a hefty price tag, but the affordable Flex 2 is only 22.4mm (0.87″) thick and weighs in at just 1.9kg (4.2 lbs)”

 

Dual-mode/ Multi-touch

The Lenovo Flex 2 features a unique design adapting to your needs. The classic laptop mode is perfect for working, and the stand mode is a welcome feature with entertainment, web chatting or when using the touchscreen. The stand-mode option is similar to the Lenovo Yoga, however the Lenovo Flex 2 is also possible to use in tent-mode which is very useful for those who prefer touchscreen.

Lenovo says: “Interact with your Flex 2 by using simple, intuitive gestures directly on the 14″ 10-point multi-touch display — optimized for Windows 8.1”.

 

Touchpad

The touchscreen featured in the Lenovo Flex 2 has good gliding capabilities, and is exact in the peripheral areas, offering ease and comfort for users The Multi-touch gestures also allow a responsive gaming experience that means best among gaming laptops. The firm hinges used mean that the touchscreen to be used in classic laptop mode.

Lenovo says: “Optimized for Windows 8.1, the intuitive, easy-to-use touchpad features simple scroll, zoom, and rotate functions”.

 

Display

The high display resolution of 1920×1080 pixels is a key advantage of the affordable 14” Lenovo Flex 2. It also features an impressive 88% brightness distribution, which is similar to more expensive devices such as the ASUS Transformer Book T300LA.

Working in bright outdoor environments can be problematic however, due to slight reflections in the display

 

Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 2 14” features an AccuType Keyboard with finger-friendly curved keys and an ergonomic spacebar, which make typing quick and easy.

Lenovo says: “The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors”.

 

Performance

The Lenovo Flex 2 14” dual-mode laptop is powered by an Intel Core i3-4030U/ 1.90 GHz Processor with integrated graphics and 4GB RAM. The performance is impressive considering the affordable price of the notebook, making it accessible for all users.

 

Overall, the Lenovo Flex 2 14” is an all-round impressive device, it is the best laptop to buy if you want to work in different modes, as it is perfect for all types of activity. It has a number of striking features, as well as an affordable price point, so it is the perfect multimode laptop for anyone.