We've got a little something for everyone to close out the week in style! Could Christian Bale go from Batman to Steve Jobs? Will Office for iPad finally make its debut next week? Will Google succeed with its new Android Wear initiative? No, silly, we've already covered all of those this week, so read on for a dose of more fresh news...
Today Neil Young revealed his Toblerone-shaped "PonoPlayer," which he hopes will launch a successful counterattack against (of all things) Apple's iPod. It seems Mr. Young has missed all the memos about the device's "declining business," in the words of Apple CEO Tim Cook, particularly in the wake of the emergence of integrated devices like the iPhone and iPad.
iTunes has always been that featured-filled music-management software that has left us wanting just a bit more. It can be a little finnicky at times, and with iOS 6 creeping up on the horizon, it may be high time to get your bearings with iTunes before it's too late. If you managed to get stumped by iTunes sometimes, or just need a helpful push in the right direction, here are ten quick tips for getting more out of iTunes.
If you’ve been avoiding Harry Potter books until you could beam them onto your Kindle, Amazon has some good news for you -- assuming you’re paying $79 per year for their Prime service, that is. Today’s update is chock full of Potter Kindle news, Proview settlement rumors, iOS 5.1 jailbreak progress and much more, so let’s dive right into this Thursday, May 10, 2012 edition.
iTunes Match won’t look at music with low bitrates, which can include tracks ripped using a variable bit rate setting. What do you do if iTunes says a track is ineligible and you would rather not spend all day trying to find the original CD? The answer’s simple: cheat!
Americans have yet to be able to enjoy the spoils of Spotify, a European music streaming service that’s wildly popular across the pond. If the company wasn’t gunning for Apple before, they certainly are now -- with a new music download store, iPod syncing and mobile apps for free users.
Records are cool, but listening to them on the bus is a bit cumbersome. But you don’t need a fancy USB turntable to convert your analog favorites into iPod-friendly digital files, just a cable from your local electronics store. Reviews Editor Ray Aguilera shows you how.
As widely rumored over the last few days, Amazon has officially launched their cloud-based music storage service, appropriately enough titled Amazon Cloud Player. Unfortunately, the service leaves iOS users behind (for now), concentrating on the web and Android-based devices.
Buying music has always involved tough decisions. Rolling Stones or
Beatles? CD or LP? The mall or the indie record store with the cute
cashier? These questions have plagued music fans for decades, but the
iTunes Store changed everything. Thanks to its convenience, huge
catalog, and iPod-friendliness, iTunes now sells more music in the
United States than any other retailer, either online or
brick-and-mortar. But choices remain. iTunes competitors have sprung up
all over the Internet, clamoring for your dollars.