Let’s start off with a poll: how many of you use that trick of cupping your hand behind your phone to slightly increase the volume? I find myself doing it just about every time I watch a YouTube video or try to listen to something without headphones. There are some things our phones simply cannot ... Read More »
Songza is the new online radio kid on the block, boasting some stand-out features like ad-free playback and a “concierge” service that can pick your music based on what you might be doing. Having a BBQ, jogging on the trail, or sitting on the porch doing nothing, Songza has the tunes for you (and whatever ... Read More »
The default music player in Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, leaves much to be desired in the way of customization. There are options to change some of the settings for Google Music and playback, but that’s about as far as customizations go. The fine folks behind CyanogenMod are looking to change that, for rooted and ... Read More »
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TechnoDroidVe have gotten their hands on screenshots from the oft-rumored Google Music Store, which we expect Google will launch on November 16 as a sub-store of the Android Market. Though we’ve previously dug up music store icons from deep in the .apk of the Android Market before, TechnoDroidVe have provided the first market ... Read More »
Ever since Google Music Beta was launched, the inability able to purchase music has left us feeling that the service was incomplete — at least when compared to similar offerings by others (most notably Amazon).
So why didn’t Google offer this service from the outset? It is widely believed that Google’s negotiations with record labels ... Read More »
Almost a week ago now, on October 13, the New York Times reported that Google was finishing up talks with record labels in final preparation for the launch of their music store. Today, at Asia D, Google’s Andy Rubin confirmed this.
Although no specific date for when the launch would take place was ... Read More »
Spotify is an online streaming music service similar to Pandora or Slacker Radio that allows you to access Spotify’s 15-million song library. Last week, we mentioned that Spotify was making its way to the United States in the form of an invite-only Beta after two years of wild success in Europe. It turns out ... Read More »
Music Beta by Google was one of the most important announcements at Google I/O, and we have all been waiting impatiently to get our taste of Google’s new toy. The same morning that this long awaited service was unveiled, its official site went up, allowing everyone to request an invitation to ... Read More »
At the risk of sounding like a goober, I’m going to talk today about something I don’t totally understand: mixtape culture. I’m sure those of you in the know will poke fun at me, but for those that don’t, we’ve got nerds like me trying to make sense of it all.
The mixtape has long-since ... Read More »
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