Ford Sync Gains Amazon Cloud Player Support in AppLink

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When Ford introduced the Fiesta for the 2011 model year, it introduced a new feature to the Ford Sync platform: AppLink.  AppLink is a technology that allows you to connect the phone to the car and access advanced controls for certain apps. The apps that support AppLink on your phone can be controlled by the […]

Amazon MP3 Store Now Selling Songs Straight to Your iPhone

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Today Amazon announced that its MP3 store is now optimized for the iPhone, giving iOS users an alternative to Apple’s iTunes Music Store. The new Amazon MP3 store is a HTML5 website that lets users browse the online retailer’s large selection of digital music from any browser on the iPhone. The mobile website can do […]

Amazon Cloud Player Gets Scan And Match to Take on iTunes Match

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Amazon is taking a shot at Apple’s iTunes Match with its latest licensing agreement for Cloud Player. Today Amazon announced that it now offers a scan and match service for the Cloud Player. For $24.99 a year users can scan their entire music library and have Amazon match their songs in the Cloud Player. Users […]

Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone Finally Arrives

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Amazon’s Cloud Player is finally available on the iPhone, nearly a year after it debuted on Android. iPhone users can finally access all of their music stored in the Amazon Cloud Drive without having to download and import it to iTunes first. The free app lets users stream any song they previously purchased on Amazon, […]

Rumble in the Clouds: Amazon Sweetens Their Cloud Player Pot

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Amazon responded today to the challenge that Apple’s upcoming iCloud is sure to pose. Amazon announced that their Cloud Player (which launched a couple of months back) will now offer unlimited music storage, provided you buy a $20/yr. plan. The retail giant also announced a web app for their Cloud Player, which can be run in Safari […]

How to Get an iCloud Experience on Android

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While the new iCloud service from Apple is garnering attention for the ability to use the cloud to keep your devices in sync with apps, music, documents and more, it’s not the first time these features are available. Apple has done a good job of pulling these services together, but if you want to replicate iCloud on […]

iPhone to Android Switch Part Two – Playing Media

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When I bought an Android phone my first thought was how good it would be for playing music. I’ve been using iPods for years and my foray into iOS began with the iPod Touch the spring before the iPhone 3GS was released. I assumed that Android would not be as good as iOS for playing […]

Apple To Place Second to Amazon in Race for Cloud Music Storage

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Let’s call it short memories. The Interweb is jumping up and down this afternoon reporting and re-reporting a Reuters story that Apple will beat Google to the punch in terms of offering a cloud based music streaming service. At least that’s what the headlines and the leads all say. Scroll down the story a bit […]

Amazon’s Cloud Player and Storage Goes Live

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And here we go. Amazon has beat others to the punch by taking the wraps off of its cloud storage service and a media player. Called Amazon Cloud Drive, consumers get a free 5GB of storage and up to 20GB if you purchase an mp3 from Amazon’s music store. The service rolls out with a […]