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Top 10 Free Ways To Discover New Music Online

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Bored with your music and want to discover some new bands or singers? There are two main ways you can do that online. You can use services which create music maps, allowing you to explore artists similar in genre to the artists you already listen to. Or you can use...
Top 10 Free Ways To Discover New Music Online

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Directors Cut brings point-and-poke adventure to Android

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If you're not familiar with the point-and-click classic Broken Sword, then you owe it to yourself to snatch up the Directors Cut of Shadow of the Templars. Originally released in 1996, this title is considered by many to be the pinnacle of genre, one that has fallen out of...
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Directors Cut brings point-and-poke adventure to Android

Authors of Kindle Singles Are Raking in Tens of Thousands of Dollars

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A new genre of electronic publication is proving to be rewarding not just for readers but for authors as well....
Authors of Kindle Singles Are Raking in Tens of Thousands of Dollars

Nokia Music app launched for Windows 8 and RT hardware (video)

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You may know Nokia Music as the resident DJ on many WP8 handsets, and now the app's looking to play sets at some larger venues. It's popped up on the Windows Store for Windows 8 or RT hardware, and looks pretty similar to the WP8 version, albeit formatted for...
Nokia Music app launched for Windows 8 and RT hardware (video)
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Google TV v3 demo video teases better search, mini-guide overlay and tablet control

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During Google I/O this summer the Google TV team promised more features were on the way and now it's posted a "sneak peek" video that shows us a few. As promised, there's second screen integration allowing users to browse live TV and streaming content on the app, then choose...
Google TV v3 demo video teases better search, mini-guide overlay and tablet control

Google Play for Education: Google goes after Apple's K-12 stranglehold with cheap apps, tablets

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Today at its I/O event, Google announced Google Play for Education: A version of the Play store that is aimed and curated for young kids. Applications that are in the Play for Education store are sorted by age and genre. So, users can find math-based applications that are appropriate for their...
Google Play for Education: Google goes after Apple's K-12 stranglehold with cheap apps, tablets
EA shutting down Restaurant City on Facebook, iOS
Better than Nielsen: Twitter breaks down TV behavior by demographics, device, and genre

Pocket releases "Save for Later" API for app developers

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Content-saving app Pocket announced today a new API, which aims to make it easier for developers to put Pocket’s “Save for Later” capabilities in their apps. The new API includes easy integration and access to features available in the Pocket native app including quick authentication, drop-in Objective-C SDK for iOS...
Pocket releases "Save for Later" API for app developers

Apple combats Netflix with Apple TV Genius suggestions for movies and TV shows

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Apple has issued an update to its Apple TV software that ads the Genius feature to its Movie and TV sections, reports Appleinsider. It seems clear that this was always coming, but in practice it makes a ton of sense as a counterpart to Netflix’s recommendation engine. The new sections...
Apple combats Netflix with Apple TV Genius suggestions for movies and TV shows

TuneIn Live update comes to Android, offers category curated content discovery

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There's nothing worse than seeing a handy new update hit your favorite app on the wrong OS. Luckily, time heals all wounds platform fragmentation. TuneIn's Android app has just been updated with TuneIn Live, a content discovery interface introduced on iOS back in February. What this really amounts to...
TuneIn Live update comes to Android, offers category curated content discovery

Step in the time machine as the Ars OpenForum talks retro gaming

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Remember Altered Beast? One advantage of playing video games in 2012 is that users can take their pick across genre, platform (hear our recent podcast on PCs versus consoles), solo games, MMOs, and more. With many decades of games behind them, players can now also select games based on era....
Step in the time machine as the Ars OpenForum talks retro gaming

Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

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You know what doesn’t rock? Missing a concert by your favorite band. Live Nation wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, so today it’s publicly launching Concert Calendar, a Facebook app that pulls in music and comedy gig listings from its Ticketmaster site as well as 75 other ticketers....
Live Nation’s Kick-Ass Concert Calendar Recommends You Gigs From 75 Ticket Sites, Earns You Discounts

Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?

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Netflix got into the HBO business with a bang in February when it launched “House of Cards”. The much-hyped miniseries had a big budget, big names in front of the camera and behind it, and a Big Idea — binge viewing! — that generated even more buzz for the launch....
Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?
Down on the farm again with Hay Day

Move the Box provides a sedate, logical take on the Match 3 puzzle genre

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Move the Box is a new iOS game from independent developer Bitchin’ Games. It’s available in both a “Lite” and a “Pro” version, though both are currently available on the App Store for free. The Pro version is currently sitting at the top of the Free App and Free Games...
Move the Box provides a sedate, logical take on the Match 3 puzzle genre
Review: Vessel's inventive, liquidy puzzles marred by technical frustrations

Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

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Songza, the New York-based music streaming service, has recently hit the 6 million download benchmark, and the startup is celebrating the occasion by launching enhanced UI and functionality updates to its iOS app. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Songza distinguishes itself within the music streaming space with its eye...
Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

5 Common Mistakes Aspiring Travel Photographers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

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Later this week we will be launching a brand new dPS eBook on the topic of Travel Photography – written by travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich. This post, written by Mitchell, is the first part of a short series introducing some of the mistakes many new travel photographers make. As you...
5 Common Mistakes Aspiring Travel Photographers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Share as you upload: Cloudup simplifies sending files on web and mobile

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Dropbox and Google Drive work quite well for sharing files with friends and family, but a whole other genre of apps exist for people who need to share files even faster. CloudApp and Droplr are two notable entries, which let you share files by dragging them into a menu...
Share as you upload: Cloudup simplifies sending files on web and mobile

Viddy hits 26M users, consistently registering over 500K a day

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On April 16th, I wrote an article about how popular video sharing app Viddy had hit 6.5M users. Less than a month later, the company tells me that it’s starting to consistently sign up over 500K new users a day, and currently boasts a userbase of 26M. That’s pretty impressive...
Viddy hits 26M users, consistently registering over 500K a day

Pandora stock takes a beating on Apple music service rumor

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Following a report that Apple was starting its own subscription music service, shares of Pandora Music, Inc have plummeted more than 16 percent, with most of the losses happening overnight following the wide distribution of the rumor. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been in negotiations with record...
Pandora stock takes a beating on Apple music service rumor
'On The Record': how the internet changed heavy metal

Seevl surfaces new music on YouTube, based on artists' relationships and friends' recommendations

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Last August we brought you a neat plugin for Google Chrome called ContexTube, which was built on a platform called Seevl. It worked like this – as you’re watching YouTube videos, the extension throws up a sidebar on the right that pulls in information about the band or group that you’re...
Seevl surfaces new music on YouTube, based on artists' relationships and friends' recommendations

Talking Covers: A look inside the minds of book cover designers and authors

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All forms of design serve to communicate meaning in some way, but every genre has to be handled differently, case by case. And so, just like how packaging and product design live in different worlds than the Web, book cover design involves a unique challenge: summing up thousands of words...
Talking Covers: A look inside the minds of book cover designers and authors

Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth

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Live Holdem Poker Pro developer Dragonplay announced a $14 million first round of funding today led by Accel Partners. The money will go toward acquiring smaller developers to work on more card, board game and slot titles for Android, iOS and Facebook. Dragonplay’s Live Holdem Poker Pro is currently the...
Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth
Blip launches studio focused on branded content

Larry Sanger Tells FBI Wikipedia Distributes "Child Pornography"

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Taco Cowboy writes with news that Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has reported to the FBI what he says is child pornography on Wikipedia, including links (redacted in the letter just linked) to entries about pedophilia and the genre of manga known as lolicon. The Register has up an...
Larry Sanger Tells FBI Wikipedia Distributes "Child Pornography"
NimbleBit fans are giving Zynga’s Dream Heights a bad rap in app store reviews
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