GottaBeFunded: gTar is an iPhone Powered Guitar Tutor

gTar

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

Turntable.fm Android app

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 […]

SRS iWOW Universal Improves the Sound of Smartphones and Tablets

SRS iWOW Universal

Smartphones and tablets are great for listening to music, but the sound quality isn’t always that great. The SRS iWOW wants to help by boosting the sound that comes out of any mobile device. According to The Gadgeteer, the SRS iWOW Universal is a small device that plugs into the 3.5mm headphone jack of any […]

Spotify for iPad is Finally Here

Spotify for iPad

Spotify users no longer have to rely on the iPhone app to use the music streaming service on their iPad. The new Spotify iPad app is a Universal app, so users that already had the iPhone app on their iPad just need to update it to get the new UI. The iPad Spotify app looks […]

Spotify for iPad Is ‘In The Works’

Spotify for iPad Is 'In The Works'

There had been speculation that the Spotify for iPad application could be announced today at an event in New York City. That did not happen but the company’s CEO Daniel Ek did confirm that the application is ‘in the works.’ Ek’s comments, according to Engadget, were made in response to a question about the company’s […]

Is the Tupac Coachella Hologram the Future of Concerts?

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For a second, I thought that one of the greatest hip hop artists of all-time had come back to life. There I was at day three of the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, watching two artists that I grew up listening to (sorry, Mom), Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, when all of a sudden, a […]

Spotify for iPad Leaks, Coming Next Week?

Spotify for iPad

It appears that Spotify might be gearing up to release an iPad version of its mobile software as a photo of what purportedly is the upcoming app has leaked out. The photo, leaked by Swedish technology consultant Statigram, courtesy of 9to5Mac, depicts what appears to be a Spotify for iPad application in the wild. The […]

Figure for iPhone is An Addictive Musical Treat

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Figure for iPhone sounds like a math app, but it’s the most addictive music app on the iPhone. Figure can’t compete with GarageBand on features, but when it comes to fun and simplicity the Figure app is a clear winner. Figure for iPhone is an affordable 99 cents, and offers an endless music making experience. […]

Spotify for Android Getting a Much Needed Update

Spotify for Android Getting a Huge Update

Spotify for Android has not been updated since November 2011, leaving owners of Spotify Premium accounts with Android devices wondering when the company will release some much needed changes to the application. Well, it appears that the gears are in motion as the company is said to be hard at work on a major update […]

HTC + MOG = Awesome Smartphone MP3 Player

Will HTC Buy MOG

Rumor has it that HTC is about to acquire music service MOG, if they haven’t already. Neither company will confirm this, but as TechCrunch points out, this wouldn’t be an unusual move for HTC, especially given their acquisition of Beats Audio and how much prominence audio is getting on their new phones. HTC is on […]

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 to Battle iPod touch in U.S.

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 Coming to U.S. to Battle iPod touch

At last year’s IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung announced a device called the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6, a portable music player that uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread as its operating system. It’s an intriguing device and one that is squarely aimed at Apple’s iPod touch. Well, for those interested in the United States, Samsung has […]

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.

Apple Highlights Albums That Are Mastered For iTunes

Apple Mastered for iTunes

Listen to anyone involved in making music, specifically someone involved in engineering music, and they’ll tell you that iTunes has resulted in poor sounding music. Music files just can’t get the same fidelity as a CD or vinyl record. Well, Apple has taken a step to remedy this problem and introduced a platform called Mastered […]

Google Working on Wireless Home Entertainment System for 2012?

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google is hard at work on a wireless home entertainment system that will allow owners to stream music wirelessly throughout the house among other things. In addition, it appears that the entertainment system is going to roll out with Google-branding attached to it.  The company is […]

Google Music Sale Offers Romantic Songs for Valentine’s

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Remember the days of mixed tapes and CDs? Well, Google is hoping those days are long gone and the outfit is hoping that you’ll be turning digital once February 14 rolls around as Google is now offering a sale on romantic albums just in time for Valentine’s. The sale isn’t quite as steep as Google’s […]

ION Audio Guitar Apprentice Turns iPad Into Usable Guitar

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ION Audio, makers of interesting iPad accessories like the iCade gaming joystick dock, announced the Guitar Apprentice, a new attachment for your iPad that turns it into a useable guitar. Along with a forthcoming app, Guitar Apprentice will let you play the guitar and even give you lessons. Combined with other apps or games, it […]

Sony Walkman Z1000 Android PMP Headed to U.S.

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After announcing that it would absorb Ericsson’s interest in Sony Ericsson and bring smartphones in-house, Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that its portable media player, the Walkman Z1000, will be headed to the U.S. market. Essentially, the PMP is a connected media player that runs Android Gingerbread and […]