Tag Archive: Swift


Swift grew, er, really fast in 2015

Swift, the programming language that creates apps for all of Apple’s hardware, had a pretty happy 2015, according to a report from job site Freelancers.com. The data comes from 1,429,842 “good” projects — that is, “those which have been filtered for spam, advertising, self promotion, reposts, or that are otherwise unlikely to be filled,” the […]

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Taylor Swift treadmill tragedy pays off for Drake

Drake’s apparently making bank off of a recent Apple Music ad featuring Taylor Swift faceplanting onto a treadmill. The video launched less than a week ago on April 1, and since it went live, iTunes sales of Drake’s song “Jumpman,” which features prominently in the spot, have more than quadrupled, Billboard reports. And the playlist […]

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Taylor Swift channels Drake in new Apple Music ad

Taylor Swift hates doing cardio in the singer’s first ever appearance in an Apple ad that reveals the country-turned-pop star has a soft spot for hip-hop icons Drake and Future. The latest ad for Apple Music pits Taylor against one of the most ferocious machines in the gym: the dread treadmill. Taylor says her hilarious […]

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Apple’s Swift programming language goes open source

Swift, the fast growing computer programming language created by Apple, is officially going open source starting today. Apple unveiled Swift at WWDC in 2014 with a promise to make it open source in the future. Now that the language has become one of the fastest adopted languages in history, the company announced this morning that the […]

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Taylor Swift rips up contract that was ripping off photographers

The Bad Blood between singer Taylor Swift and concert photographers is history – unless she writes a song about it. Swift’s legal team has agreed to revise the photography contact for her 1989 World Tour after a widely reported backlash…Read more ›

Photographers add Foo Fighters to their Taylor Swift contract battle

Taylor Swift’s bold rant against Apple over royalties continues to echo in the ears of photographers. A quick recap . . . Swift used her Tumblr page to chide Apple for initially not paying musicians during the trial period of…Read more ›

Apple means culture: Taylor Swift, hot new patents, and Siri’s response to 9/11

Another week flying by here at Cult of Mac headquarters, and we’ve got a ton of great stories to share with you in the latest issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Taylor Swift made waves with her calling out the…Read more ›

Swift schools Apple, Macbook’s missing feature, and more on The CultCast

This week: the cool features in the new iOS 9 and El Capitan betas; Taylor Swift starts a royalty battle with Apple; the ridiculously low payouts artists get from music streaming; the new Macbook’s big missing feature; and the magic…Read more ›

Taylor Swift is bringing ‘1989’ to Apple Music

After waging a war against Apple Music in the name of indie artists, Taylor Swift has finally decided that she will let fans stream her newest album, 1989, on Apple Music when the service launches last week. Swift announced her…Read more ›

Taylor Swift responds to criticism that she’s as bad as Apple

Taylor Swift, who made Apple blink this week by criticizing the company for initially denying musicians royalties during the free trial period of its new streaming service, now has her gaze square on the photographer who implied her stance is…Read more ›