How to Amplify Your iPhone Speaker

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While there are a ton of Bluetooth speakers to choose from that can boost your iPhone’s audio volume and quality, sometimes you just need a quick and dirty method for making your iPhone’s speaker louder. Here are some tricks that you can use. Let’s be real: Bluetooth speakers cost money, and you don’t have $50 […]

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Quit Spotify for Amazon Prime Music

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Amazon surprised the music listening world with an announcement of a new feature in their Amazon Prime subscription called Amazon Prime Music, but it’s not nearly as good as the more popular Spotify or Google Play Music. Since Amazon Prime Music’s not quite ready to compete with the other services, we recommend that music lovers […]

Amazon Prime Music Arrives to Take on Spotify

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Amazon has launched its own music streaming service that looks to take on the likes of Spotify, Rdio and even the new Beats Music, which is now owned by Apple. Amazon Prime Music is baked right into the company’s Prime memberships, so if you already have a membership to Amazon Prime, you get access to […]

5 Great Sounding Wireless Bluetooth Accessories for Music On the Go

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Listening to wireless music using the Bluetooth function on a phone or tablet makes enjoying audio more convenient than using annoying wired headphones or earbuds. That’s why we offered a comprehensive How To on using Bluetooth with iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Now let’s look at some great accessories to enjoy listening to music or […]

How to Listen to Wireless Music on Your Phone or Tablet with Bluetooth

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Music lovers enjoy listening to music on smartphones or tablets, but many hate the annoying cables used to connect earbuds, headphones or external speakers. But using Bluetooth, we can cut the cord while working out, taking a walk or driving. Before switching to wireless, understand that Bluetooth audio drains the battery faster than using built-in […]

How to Use Your Music as an Alarm on iPhone

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If you’re wanting to add a bit of your own style to the iOS 7 alarm clock, you can actually use a favorite song as your alarm clock sound to wake you up in the morning. The default ringtones in iOS 7 are okay and Apple added a large selection of new ones that are […]

2014 Grammy Winning Albums hit Google Play for $1.99

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When it comes to finding awesome music to fill our rooms Google has a great selection as they continue to try and take on iTunes, and today they’ve delivered tons of deals worth checking out. In a similar fashion to past events and award shows, today Google is offering up tons of deals for all […]

5 Best iPhone 5s Speaker Docks

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The Lightning connector that was revealed first on the iPhone 5 in 2012 is finally starting to gain ubiquity. All but two devices that Apple sells currently have the Lightning connector, which means that all the new accessories we’ve been seeing are more than likely equipped with Lightning. We went over some speaker docks about […]

Spotify Reportedly Wanting to Match Music to Your Heart Rate

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If you have a hard time finding the right music to fit the current mood you’re in, Spotify is said to want to fix that. According to The Guardian, the music streaming service is working on a feature that will use sensor’s on the listener’s body or in their smartphone to measure their heart beat and […]

Spotify Greenlights Unlimited Ad-Supported Music Streaming on the Web

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In an effort to stave off the competition, Spotify is upping the ante and has cut the leash off of limited ad-supported web streaming. This means that anyone without a paid Spotify subscription can listen to unlimited ad-supported music through the web interface. UPDATE: Rdio has followed suit and launched free no-limit web streaming as […]

Spotify Free Streaming Comes to iOS

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Spotify has officially outed its free streaming option to iOS users today, joining the ranks of Android that got the feature earlier last month. The new free streaming mode allows users to listen to any artist, playlist on a mobile device, but it has to be in shuffle mode, so it’s technically not on-demand. In the […]

Spotify Now Free on Mobile Devices with New Shuffling Feature

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Spotify announced this morning that it is bringing its streaming service to mobile devices (including tablets) for free. This means you can access your playlists and starred music on your phone or tablet without paying for a subscription, but the only catch is that you have to listen to the music in shuffle mode, so […]

Pandora for iOS Now Comes with Its Very Own Alarm Clock

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Pandora has updated its iOS app for the iPhone to include a new alarm clock feature that allows you to wake up to a specific Pandora station, rather than just default ringtones provided on your phone. Sometimes you miss waking up to your favorite radio stations back when we all used traditional alarm clocks (yeah, […]

How to Use iTunes Radio

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When Apple released iTunes Radio earlier this year, they brought streaming music to iOS and iTunes users. iTunes Radio competes with Rdio, Spotify, Pandora and Google Play All Access Music. While each of those offers a free version, they also let users pay a monthly fee to get ad-free music. Apple’s iTunes Radio comes with […]

Google Play Music for iOS Launches with Limited Access

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Google has finally released its Google Play Music app on iOS today after being available on Android devices for quite a while. The iOS variant looks similar to that of the Android version, and while Google changed a couple of things to make it feel more at home on iOS, it still retains many of […]

Google Play Music Thinks Preachers Like Filthy Lyrics

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The new Google Play Music app added a cool feature, that is cool in theory. There’s a new “I’m feeling lucky radio” link at the top of the main page. The app intends to help users find some music to stream based on their listening habits. The Music app on iOS offers a similar feature […]

Pandora Chromecast Support Available Today

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Pandora and Google have announced that the music streaming service is arriving on Chromecast today. The search giant announced during the Chromecast’s launch back in July that Pandora would be arriving on the HDMI dongle at some point in the future, and finally we’re getting that promise. The update works on both Android devices and […]

Amazon Releases Amazon Cloud Player App for Mac

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Mac owners who use Amazon for their music playing and purchasing will be happy to  know that Amazon has released the Amazon Cloud Player App for the Mac. This desktop client works side by side with Amazon’s Cloud Player service for playing and purchasing music. Amazon had previously released a version for Windows machines. For […]

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching in the “Next Few Months”

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It’s been rumored for ages that Beats would be launching its own music streaming service, and the company confirmed a while back that this is true. However, Beats confirmed today that Beats Music will be launching “within the next few months” in the US. President and COO Luke Wood told The Next Web that the service […]

Google Play Music All Access for iOS Reportedly Launching This Month

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Google Play Music All Access is said to be launching on iOS later this month, according to Engadget, which says that “sources aware of Google’s plans” say that Google is currently testing out the iOS app internally, but still has a few bugs to fix before a public release. However, the app is planned to […]