Before we all take a mid-week day off here in the United States for eating hamburgers and hot dogs, drinking beer and watching stuff explode in the night sky, the tech world is busy grinding out plenty of news for this lazy Tuesday. And hey, you don't want to miss a single scrap of news, right? Without further ado, let's dive right into today's news for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
It seems as if the new iPad’s potential “TemperatureGate” is flaring up and burning even hotter than this morning (okay, enough with the bad puns), but Apple is all like, “Dude, we don’t know what you’re talking about.” Between you and us, it sounds like another one of these non-issues that will wind up becoming a class action lawsuit. Yawn… new Apple product, new headaches, we guess. Thankfully there’s more going on today than just warmed-up iPads, so here’s the rest of the news for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Happy Leap Day! It will be another four years before we see this bizarre extension of February again, so be sure to live it to the fullest, especially if you happen to be one of those poor saps whose birthday happens to fall on that fateful square on the calendar. So what kind of tech news happens on a mid-week Leap Day? As it turns out, plenty -- so read on and get all of the news for Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
For everyone who cares about music, it’s the burning question -- when will iTunes finally move into the cloud? While we wait to see if that’ll ever happen, several competitors are diving into iTunes’ gaping void by providing services that let you both stream music and sync it to your iDevices. In fact, these subscription-based, on-demand music services are the latest evolution in digital music. And while they bring their own strengths and weaknesses, they’re still more alike than different. Each service lets you stream music to your Mac or iOS device, buy tracks, sync tracks to an iOS device for offline playback, and create playlists or enjoy custom radio stations. This means success comes down to execution. A streaming service demands a greater investment of time for users than a simple download store, so it better be a nice place to visit -- and have exactly what you want to hear.
Streaming music service MOG has launched a mobile application that will enable iPhone and Android users to access over 8 million songs over 3G and WiFi. While the service won't enable users to download music and store it internally, there is a subscription fee of $9.99 a month that gives access to all content, anytime, and a free 3-day trial for newcomers.