Whatever it might be that Apple has planned for Lala--the much-mourned music streaming property that the Cupertino-based behemoth acquired and woefully shut down back in May--they're playing it close to their chest.
While you wait for what we're all hoping will be the awesome power to stream our entire music iTunes music library from the cloud, let Mac|Life show you how anyone with a MobileMe account can start streaming their tunes for free right now. While you won't be able to listen to a playlist you've hashed together, the ability it groove to individual audio files streamed to your iOS device on the cheap is a great first step. Let's get started!
It was inevitably going to happen, and now that your friends and neighbors are walking around looking to sink their rotting teeth into some braiiiiiins you have to get out of here. Wait, what are you reading this for? Run away!
(Actually, keep reading, otherwise you'll never know how to utilize all those Apple products you hoarded into your bag to help save your life.)
This week, we'll be taking a look at using Apple's Voice Control on the iPhone and iPod touch while listening to music. This feature was introduced on the iPhone 3GS and recent iPod touch models, works on the iPhone 4, and can be used with the included Apple earbuds with a remote and mic, or any other compatible earbuds and headphones. Get ready to start telling your iPhone or iPod touch what to do, but be prepared to listen once in a while because the device might have something to say back. Sorry iPad users, you'll have to sit out on this one--again.
It was only a matter of time before someone made this idea a reality. According to iPodNN, Sprint is preparing a case to fit both a Mi-Fi device and an iPod touch in a single design. The device, called the ZTE Peel would allow the iPod touch and surrounding devices to connect via Wi-Fi to the mobile hotspot.
Today’s Game Time is a short one, as all gamers should be playing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. But between Zerg rushes and Firebat flamewars, we’ve got you covered with some seriously fun games. This week we’ve got Zombies, Aliens, and Governments.
Changes in the recently released beta of iOS 4.1 could shine light on Apple's plan for FaceTime on other iOS devices like the iPod touch or the iPad, with it potentially making a debut on the Mac platform. Boy Genius Reports that you are now able to link FaceTime with an email address in the new beta firmware, potentially allowing non-phone devices to connect to iPhone 4 devices for FaceTime chats.
Everyone’s favorite Taiwanese tech rumor website is at it again, this time stirring up the recent camera-enabled iPod touch theories again, as well as proposing that a new MacBook Air is also cooking in Apple’s labs for the second half of this year.
What is Apple going to do with this 3x3cm touch screen? Well, hopefully build another super sweet iDevice. Tw.apple.pro posted a few images of an Apple-branded touch screen, though the screen itself seems a bit tiny. From what we can infer, the screen might be used for a future iPod of some sort, like an iPod touch nano.
It’s been quite a year for Apple so far, but now that the dust has settled on the iPad and is starting to do the same on the iPhone 4, the rumors turn to September and what may come with the next generation of the iPod touch.
If you thought Pandora was your only option for a multitasking, background playing music app, you're seriously going to love this news. Both Last.fm and Spotify have announced that their app updates include iOS 4 support and background listening.