Spotify Set to Launch in the US on Thursday

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Well, tomorrow is shaping up as potentially an interesting launch day. Conventional wisdom is that Apple will let the Lion out of the cage tomorrow, along with new Mac Mini’s and new Macbooks (but no Mac Pros). It also looks like European music service, Spotify, will also have its invitation only launch tomorrow as well. […]

Locked In and Loving It: How Apple’s Master Plan Paid Off

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Yet another perk for Apple’s using a closed ecosystem is that every purchase users make is a little commitment to their platform. With each iOS user having invested an average of $100 in apps, according to AppleInsider, it’s looking like Apple’s “customer loyalty” is in no danger of falling any time soon. But this “loyalty” […]

WiFi Sync, New Lock Screen UI, and Other Changes in iOS 5, Beta 2

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Users and developers are reporting several new features and changes that went live with the recent release of iOS 5 beta 2 for developers. The update, which is available to registered developers officially and unofficially to hackers and tinkerers, clock in at 817 MB and is not an OTA update at this time, unfortunately. In […]

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┬ápulling┬áthese services together, but if you want to replicate iCloud on […]

Richard Dreyfuss Gives Dramatic Readings of iTunes EULA

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Do you read End User License Agreements? I have to admit I don’t. Lawyers work hard to make sure bases (or posteriors) are covered and of course every now and then someone who has more time on their hands than you or I will read through one and discover something that raises and eyebrow or […]

iTunes Match Cost vs. the Competition

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Apple just announced iCloud, a new online service that provides easy access to all the music users have purchased through iTunes for free. Apple has also announced a service called iTunes Match, which will match the music you have ripped or purchased from other stores and add a high quality version to your iCloud library […]

iBookstore Comes to Desktop iTunes

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Apple has made some changes on the server side to incorporate the iBookstore for iBooks purchases on iTunes on the desktop on Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. Previously, though users can manage EPUB and PDF e-books through iTunes, users cannot access the store for downloading and purchasing new books on the desktop–this task was […]

How to Get the New iTunes in the Cloud Music App Now With iTunes 10.3

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At the WWDC conference Apple announced a collection of new iCloud features that will arrive this fall with iOS 5, but they also announced a few new features that are available today for all users. The iCloud app, music and book features of iTunes in the cloud can be installed on your iOS 4.3 device […]

Apple’s New iCloud Service Will be Almost Free

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Apple announced their new iCloud service at WWDC 2011 confirming the rumors that have swirled for months that a cloud storage and syncing feature will become a free part of Apple’s device ecosystem. iCloud is free unless you want access to a new part of the music portion of the cloud version of iTunes. The […]

iCloud to Cost $25 Annually After Free Promotional Period?

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As was previously believed, Apple could potentially make its iCloud service free initially through promotions, and then the company may charge $25 per year for customers who want to use the cloud-based storage to stream music. The Los Angeles Times reported that Apple has now completed negotiations with all four major music labels to secure […]

HTC Listen on HTC Sensation 4G Picks Up Where Google Music Leaves Off

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The newly launched Google Music cloud streaming service is a good step in the right direction for Google as the company tries to compete with Apple’s iTunes in the content delivery space on mobile devices, but it still lacks a true MP3 download store. That void is being filled by HTC Listen, the second content […]

After Music, Apple Focuses on Movies, TV Shows for iCloud

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After having announced that the iCloud service will be announced at WWDC, Apple is now rumored to be leveraging its rumored cloud storage and streaming service for movies and TV shows in addition to music. The iCloud service has long been rumored as a transition to move iTunes to the cloud. The latest speculation has […]

Will Apple Announce Cloud-Based iTunes Music at WWDC?

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Apple is getting ready to complete deals with most major music labels to bring music to the cloud to rival recent offerings by Google and Amazon. The company had already signed a deal with Warner Music Group last month, according to CNET, and now is getting ready to ink its deal with Universal Music Group […]

Google Aims to Succeed Where Microsoft Has Failed

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Watching the announcements streaming out of Google this week, I could not help but notice a certain trend. There were a slew of accessory devices and gadget applications shown off in what is unofficially being called “Android Everywhere”. They’ve bolstered their offerings with music streaming and movie rentals. They seem intent on breathing new life […]

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 […]

Android Users Now Get AirPlay via DoubleTwist

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If you’re an Android user and feel like you might be missing out when it comes to using Apple’s AirPlay feature to stream your music to another device then you’re in luck. Turns out the popular App DoubleTwist, which allows you to sync and play your iTunes media on your Android device now incorporates a […]