Apple Reportedly Close To iRadio Deal With Record Labels

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Apple is close to making a deal with Universal Music Group and Warner Music for its rumored upcoming “iRadio” music streaming service in time for a summer release according to a CNet report. Sources talking to CNet say Apple and the two labels are close to making a deal that see Apple pay the labels […]

Will Apple’s iRadio Streaming Music be iOS 7’s ‘One More Thing’

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Apple may resurrect Steve Jobs’ famous ‘one more thing’ keynote surprise with the launch of iOS 7 with a much anticipated and highly rumored iRadio music streaming service this summer. According to Internet reports, Apple is on track to launching its Internet radio Pandora competitor this summer and the iTunes-operator has been making progress in […]

Apple Music Streaming Talks Stall, Service Potentially Delayed

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Apple’s rumored music streaming service may not come out until summer or later due to a breakdown in talks with music labels. The New York Times reports that Apple ran into issues when negotiating with Sony/ATV. Sony is one of the largest record labels in the world, and it controls the EMI publishing catalog. While […]

Google Launching Streaming YouTube Music Service This Year

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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, […]

Apple Announces 25 Billion Songs Sold Through iTunes

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Today Apple announced that it had sold its 25 billionth song through iTunes, almost a decade after the iTunes Music Store debuted. The 25 billionth song downloaded from iTunes was “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch. To celebrate his downloading the 25 billionth song on iTunes Apple will send Phillip Lüpke from Germany an iTunes […]

iOS 6.1 Hidden Buttons Hint At Apple Radio Feature

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Two unused radio buttons found in jailbroken iPads running iOS 6.1 may hint at Apple’s rumored music streaming service. The two buttons look similar to the radio icon Apple uses on the desktop iTunes app for streaming internet radio stations. No iOS devices currently support internet radio streaming without the use of a third-party app. […]

Nokia Announces Unlimited Music+ Subscription Streaming Service

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In addition to having launched the free ad-free Nokia Mix Radio service, which is a Pandora-like competitor, for its Lumia range of Windows Phone smartphones, Nokia has announced an enhanced version that will come with a monthly subscription cost. Nokia has announced that the service will cost €3.99 in Europe or $3.99 that will give users […]

Zagg Origin Offers Two Speakers in One to iPhone & Android Owners

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At CES 2013 in Las Vegas, accessory maker Zagg introduced a new two-in-one speaker called Origin that combines quality sound with a unique, portable design that’s perfect for taking the party on-the-go. The Zagg Origin is the company’s brand new two-in-one speaker that offers two unique ways for users to listen to music. The first, […]

Apple Could Launch Pandora Competitor in 2013

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Apple’s iRadio online radio service could launch sometime in 2013 according to a prediction from BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield. Late last year rumors picked up regarding a Pandora competitor from Apple. The service would make it easier for users to discover new music through iTunes or their iOS devices. Like Pandora the service would let […]

Apple Delays iTunes 11 Until Late November

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Apple’s newest version of iTunes 11 won’t make its target October release date and will now come out “before the end of November” according to All Things D. The delay announcement comes from Apple Spokesman Tom Neumayr who said “The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time […]

Will HTC Return to Its Roots As an ODM?

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HTC began making its mark in the early Pocket PC days by building quality hardware–then PDAs running Microsoft’s Palm-Sized PC and Pocket PC OSes–for various larger name companies. HTC encountered success when it had designed and manufactured the popular Compaq iPAQ PDA, which was later acquired by HP, and later it had designed and built […]

How to Take Charge of your iPhone Music

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The iPhone is the best way for many users to listen to music. Apple makes it easy to control your music on the iPhone, but all the shortcuts aren’t easy to find. This guide will show iPhone owners how to control music from the iPhone lock screen and multitasking bar to quickly skip tracks or […]

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 […]

Google Nexus Q Revealed As “The First Social Streaming Media Player”

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We already know Google is getting ready to announce the Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O, but the company also has another product to announce: the Nexus Q. Android Police has an image of the new device, which Google claims is “the first social streaming media player.” What exactly that means, we’re not sure. Right now […]

Guitar Link UCG102 Review: Computer or iPad as Amp or Recording Studio

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Behringer’s Guitar Link UCG102 connects a guitar to a computer or an iPad turning them into an amp and recording studio. It connects via USB and sends the audio signal from the guitar to the computer or iPad. The Guitar UCG102Link works well and gives pretty decent sound for amateur situations or for simple recording […]

Microsoft Replaces Zune With Xbox Music

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The rumors were true, Microsoft is killing off Zune in favor of the Xbox brand, with Xbox Music coming later this year. Microsoft announced the new music service during its E3 press conference today, saying the service will be available on Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Users will have access to over 30 […]

Griffin GuitarConnect Pro Review: Record Your Jams with Ease

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The Griffin GuitarConnect Pro interfaces with your Guitar and your iPad or iPhone so you can record your music easily using apps like Apple’s GarageBand. My son Daniel, who’s learning to play guitar, helped me test it out and he loved it. When he gets as good as Jimi Hendrix, I’m sure he’ll steal my […]

GottaBeFunded: gTar is an iPhone Powered Guitar Tutor

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The gTar is a new iPhone music accessory that teaches  guitar fundamentals while doubling as an electronic instrument. The gTar looks like a cross between an electric guitar and an Rock Band guitar with an iPhone dock on the body, just below the strings. When paired with an iPhone, the gTar teaches users how to play songs […]

Flipboard Adds Audio To News Reading

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Popular news reading app Flipboard gains a new component with its latest update: audio. Flipboard announced that its new partnerships with NPR, PRI, and SoundCloud help bring music, podcasts, news segments, “ephemera,” and more to the app. The partnerships bring a new dimension to the app, one that fits perfectly in the app’s experience. The […]

Turntable.fm for Android Launches

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Android users can finally be virtual DJs when they’re on the go thanks to the new Turntable.fm Android app. Turntable.fm, for those who don’t know, is a music service where users are DJs in virtual clubs. Each room can have between one and five DJs, with about 200 listeners. DJs gain points as other users […]