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 […]

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 […]

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 Music Beta Hands On and First Impressions

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Google launched the Google Music Beta, an online storage space for up to 20,000 songs, web player and Android App, at Google I/O last week. WE just got access to the service and have started to put the cloud music service through its paces. Google Music is currently in an invite only beta, which you […]

Android 3.1 Now Supports Lossless FLAC Audio Format

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In addition to some of the more publicized features of the Android 3.1 OS update announced by Google at I/O and the OS’s support for hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash 10.2 videos, the new version of Honeycomb will also bear support for FLAC. FLAC, which stands for free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio file format, similar […]

Google I/O 2011 Day One Announcement Roundup

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In case you were unaware, Google has been extremely busy during the  first day of their Google I/O event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco announcing everything from a new cloud music service to the company’s latest software. Here is a  rundown of the major announcements that Google made today: Google Music Beta One […]

Google Music Player 3.0 Hits the Android Market

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Google Music Player 3.0 has hit the Android Market which means that the software that will allow Android users to sync up to Google’s new Music Beta service is now available for download. Earlier today at its Google I/O event in San Francisco, Google announced the beta version of its new Music service which will […]

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 […]

Google Music Beta Announced by Invite Only for Now (video)

Google Music Beta

Google is following on the heels of Amazon and beating Apple to the cloud music storage arena with its new Google Music Beta service. For now it is in closed beta requiring an invitation. Users can sign up for an invite now. When they finally get an invite, users can begin to sync their audio […]

Apple Targeting Audiophiles with Latest Hire

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According to a Twitter message, Apple may have hired Tomlinson Holman, a University of Southern California audio professor and the brains behind sound-house THX. The move would help Apple compete better against other computing and mobile computing brands that have better acoustics integration, like HTC and Nokia smartphones with Dolby sound, Lenovo computers with Dolby […]

Apple’s iTunes Digital Cloud Storage Won’t be Free

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Early speculations about Apple’s digital cloud storage plans suggest that the service will launch for free initially, but that the iPhone-maker would eventually charge users a small annual fee for the service much like what it does with its cloud-based Mobile Me offering. According to Billboard, Apple may charge users around $20 a year for […]

Rumor: iTunes for the Desktop to Become Web App

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According to Three Guys and a Podcast, the desktop version of Apple’s iTunes software used to manage, play, and synchronize your multimedia library will soon disappear as a standalone app. The site claims that Apple will be moving iTunes from a standalone software to become an in-browser Web app–which is ironic as Apple had shifted […]

Mougg Provides Free Digital Locker to Store and Stream Music

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Users who are awaiting Apple to announce the rumored iTunes streaming service, which would purported allow users to store their iTunes-purchased content inside Apple’s servers and have the media content be streamable with an Internet connection from the cloud on demand, can now look for towards Mougg for a free solution in the interim as […]

Reggie Watts: Another Great Musical iPhone 4 Performance

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The band Atomic Tom got a lot of attention when its members swapped their instruments for iPhones. Reggie Watts, a musician and comedian, is now in on the iPhone act and put together a nice demonstration of how the iPhone can be used as a performance and content creation device. In a live appearance on […]