U.S. Court Says No Garage Sales for Digital Content


U.S. District Court Judge Richard Sullivan delivered a ruling that favored Capitol Records in a case against MP3 digital music re-seller ReDigi. The case may be used as precedent in the future for other digital contents, including e-books, digital magazines, digital movies, digital TV shows, and apps. In his ruling Judge Sullivan says that it […]

Google Launching Streaming YouTube Music Service This Year


Google is said to be prepping a music streaming service under its YouTube brand for launch later this year. According to a report on Fortune, the YouTube streaming service will be separate, but complementary to, Google’s own Play Music service. YouTube music would be positioned as a streaming subscription service that’s intended to compete against Spotify, […]

Pandora Places a Cap on Streaming


Internet music streaming service Pandora will be capping the streaming capabilities of its growing arsenal of free users down to 40 hours a month. Doing away with unlimited ad-supported streaming for free, non-paying subscribers, Pandora is citing increasing music royalty and licensing fees as reasons for its decision. According to the company, many users will […]

Apple Shutting Down Sites That Sell Access to iOS 6 Beta


Apple doesn’t want non-developers using the iOS 6 beta, and to prevent them from doing so, the company is cracking down on sites that sell access to the betas. According to MacStories, Apple shut down a number of popular iOS beta activation websites in recent weeks. The shut downs come shortly after an article on Wired […]

Cloud Music Sniper App For Android Review

Cloud Music Sniper Settings

Google Music is a great service, but many prefer other Android music players. Cloud Music Sniper can make offline Google Music tracks available to your favorite music apps in a few minutes. But it needs work to justify the price.

Hulu Starts Blocking the HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad

If your device doesn’t fall under Hulu’s agreements with studios, there is generally no soup for you. Translation: Hulu’s website is blocked on most tablets, and when you head to its website, you are greeted by a black screen that informs you that your platform is not supported. You get an apology for the inconvenience […]

The Web vs Apps


In the board rooms and staff offices of many a publishing concern there is an ongoing debate here in the Age of the Tablet. Should we create an App, or can we just rely on the web to disseminate, and hopefully monetize content? It is a worthwhile debate to have because, as we all know, […]

Apple Hiring for the Cloud, New Services Coming?


Apple recently posted a job listing for a Cloud Systems Software Engineer, which may be indicative of the company’s speculated plans to expand and create cloud-based services beyond what is found in today’s Mobile Me offering. According to the listing, the engineer would join a small team in creating ‘the future of cloud services’ at Apple’s […]

Apple Orders More Storage for Data Center, Cloud-Based Services to Come?


Apple has just placed an order for 12 petabytes of storage from Isilon Systems. Speculation is that the vast amount of storage will be for Apple’s North Carolina data center, which will be the home to new cloud-based storage options for iTunes as well as for social networking integration for iPhone and Mobile Me accounts. […]

President Obama warns of iPad, media misinformation, and stuff


President Obama took a big crap on the iPad at some school in Virginia yesterday. Or at least that’s the impression I got skimming headlines today. Something about media being a distraction or something like that. I don’t know. All I read was “iPad” and was hooked.

Pandora Needs Some Help

If you’re a fan of Internet Radio or streaming music, or just a fan of Pandora (I’m a fan of all three) then you might want to heed a call from Pandora for some help. Pandora (and other companies that fall into this category) find themselves caught in a real squeeze play and, of course, […]

Are PMPs Heading to MID Land?

I’m saying yes. Steve ““Chippy” Paine has been looking over investor presentations and points out that Portable Media Player (PMP) manufacturer, Archos, sees PMPs morphing into MIDs over the next two years. That only makes sense to me, simply because I continue to see much of the small mobile device push focusing on consuming media. […]

VLC Media Player 0.9.2 Released

I use the open source VLC Media Player on just about all my machines from the iMac to a Tablet. It will run just about any video source you can throw at it, without having to download any codecs or jump through hoops. I find it a suitable alternative to any other player. VideoLAN just […]

3M Pocket Video Projector Due Sept 30

We’ve talked about the coming of pocket sized mobile video projectors before and it looks like 3M will be the first to get the small wonders onto store shelves and into customers hands. Word is it will begin shipping on September 30. The MPro110 has both VGA and composite input but no speaker. Cost is […]