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Rhapsody tries to steal thunder from Shazam with free SongMatch app

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Music subscription service Rhapsody launched a free Android app dubbed SongMatch Wednesday that aims to compete with Shazam’s music recognition app. The app, which can be downloaded from Google Play, allows users to identify any song playing in the background by having their Android phone “listen in” for a few...
Rhapsody tries to steal thunder from Shazam with free SongMatch app
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Apple Announces iPhone 4 with Support for Multitasking

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During a presentation on Apple's Cupertino campus this morning, the company's CEO Steve Jobs just announced the next version of the iPhone operating system: iPhone 4. Apple will release a preview version to developers today and plans to release the OS to consumers in the summer. Among the new features...
Apple Announces iPhone 4 with Support for Multitasking

Nike to open FuelBand API to mix music, movement

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Nike let slip Friday night that it would open up a beta version of an app programming interface (API) for its FuelBand movement tracker. South by Southwest Managers Hack organizer Backplane briefed The Next Web that developers would soon have the option of integrating the FuelBand with their own music...
Nike to open FuelBand API to mix music, movement
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Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

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Myspace officially pulled the plug on the social music service iLike.com today, putting an end to what once was hailed as the most popular social music service (hat tip to hypebot). iLike was one of the first startups to offer a combination of free music streaming and social networking, which...
Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

Yap Music offers the simplicity of Instagram as an iPhone music discovery app

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Music apps and services often feel overbearing because they try to offer a multitude of features simultaneously. On-demand streaming, Pandora-style Internet radio stations, collaborative playlists, social hooks and so on and so forth. In the photography space, Instagram has proven to be incredibly popular because it strips away much of...
Yap Music offers the simplicity of Instagram as an iPhone music discovery app

Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes

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Podcasts were supposed to be a big deal several years ago, but that boom never happened. Now there’s at least anecdotal evidence that the format is actually picking up steam, as creators, listeners and advertisers warm to the format. So why have podcasts disappeared from the new version of iTunes...
Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes

JoyTunes Wants To Teach You To Play Real Instruments With Interactive Video Games

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Today at the LAUNCH Education Conference in Mountain View, an Israeli startup named JoyTunes showed off the work its been doing in an exciting and active space: Instrument-activated video games. Co-founder Yuval Kaminka tells us that 85 percent of the population wishes it had learned to play an instrument but...
JoyTunes Wants To Teach You To Play Real Instruments With Interactive Video Games

9 iOS Music Apps That Are Better Than Anything Apple Can Come Up With (AAPL)

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Apple's built in Music App is fine for normal listening, but what if you want to experience your music in a unique way? With so many choices in Apple's App store it can be difficult to figure out which ones are actually worth it. The following Apps allow you to...
9 iOS Music Apps That Are Better Than Anything Apple Can Come Up With (AAPL)

Apple iPhone OS 4: Everything you need to know in one handy list

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We’re updating as new info comes in, please bear with us.After months of speculation and rumors, Apple’s newest OS has finally arrived. The iPhone OS 4.0, which will release in late June, was announced today.Analysis can come later, but for now here’s what we know.MultitaskingThe OS will support multitasking. Jobs claims...
Apple iPhone OS 4: Everything you need to know in one handy list
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Google launches 32GB Nexus 7 for $249. All models now have HSPA+ data option.

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Google has unveiled an updated version of one of its newest tablets, the Nexus 7. Released on November 13, this device will be available to users with more storage and is more portable than before. While it’s not a significant update, what users will realize is that they can now...
Google launches 32GB Nexus 7 for $249. All models now have HSPA+ data option.

10 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Great British Bake Off, Rounds: Franklin Frog, Racing Post for iPad and more...Our Apps Rush column is going weekly and splitting between iOS and Android - here's today's roundup of the 10 best Android apps from the last week - with a separate post covering games on both platforms.Here's today's...
10 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week
Xbox Music pricing leaks online, mimics Spotify model

Amazon, Big Box Edition

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In some quarters, the news that Amazon is exploring opening brick-and-mortar stores has the same gallows irony as Charles Manson announcing his intention to become a victims’ rights activist. Amazon led the online army that decimated physical retailers, cutting a swath of destruction through independent booksellers, driving Borders and Waldenbooks...
Amazon, Big Box Edition

Twitter music app ready to launch on iOS soon?

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Twitter is set to launch a standalone music app on iOS before the end of this month, according CNET. The app, which is going to be called “Twitter Music,” has been built by the team behind the music discovery site We Are Hunted, which Twitter reportedly acquired late last year....
Twitter music app ready to launch on iOS soon?

Ear candy! The best Windows 8 music apps

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The touch-friendly modern UI at the core of Windows 8 looks and feels like no Windows that's come before, but for music lovers, the question is how does it sound? This early into the life cycle of the Windows Store, the best music apps--as with any other genre--are going...
Ear candy! The best Windows 8 music apps

Bluetooth Update

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About a month ago I posted about Bluetooth vs Airplay and mentioned in the post that I had purchased a Logitech Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Adapter for my home music system. I thought I'd give everyone an update about how that worked out. Bottom line. It's fucking fantastic. I can do...
Bluetooth Update
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Music or Marketing? Artist-Branded Apps Search for a Hit

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When the iPhone welcomed third-party apps four years ago, the music industry, like everyone else, scrambled to find a revenue-generating angle. Band-specific apps began rolling out, highlighting musicians in the App Store. They haven't exactly been smash hits, but this app category still has potential to promote not-so-starving artists. If...
Music or Marketing? Artist-Branded Apps Search for a Hit
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The music industry is set for a marketing revolution as APIs go mainstream

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“This year feels like APIs are becoming a mainstream thing for the [music] industry.” These were the opening lines from Stuart Dredge at the ‘Music apps – beyond the hype‘ evening in London last night. Dredge is the editor-in-chief of business intelligence service The Appside and Music Ally, the hosts of...
The music industry is set for a marketing revolution as APIs go mainstream
Twitter Music app expected to be launched tomorrow

iTunes snub is another nail in the Windows RT coffin

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Windows RT just can't catch a break. Friday's big news-- Apple's refusal to create an iTunes Windows 8 app --was another blow to the beleaguered OS, for even though Microsoft's finger-friendly software are dubbed "Windows 8 apps," they're truly "Windows RT apps." The ARM processors poweringWindows RT tablets can't run...
iTunes snub is another nail in the Windows RT coffin
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