Those rumors about Twitter Music launching last weekend at Coachella didn't quite pan out (unless you were a celebrity, apparently), but the real thing is finally landing Thursday in the form of web and iPhone apps.
A vocal MacLife.com reader took us to task on Wednesday for reporting a well-sourced rumor about UI changes that may be coming with iOS 7, which is believed to be behind schedule as well. That got us thinking about coverage of Apple rumors here, which we tend to shy away from in all but the most high-profile cases that are backed up with reliable sources. (Not always possible, but we try!) So we'll throw it out to the readers: Want a rumor or two here and there with your news coverage, or should we stick to the basics and leave the wild speculation up to sites dedicated to such coverage? Make your voice heard in the comments, folks!
Developers are starting to update their apps for the new iPad’s Retina Display, which both AT&T and Verizon have now announced will be available in their own retail stores this Friday. Can you feel the excitement? If not, chances are you decided to sit out the new iPad -- or maybe you just don’t get that excited over objects made of glass and metal. In that case, sit back and read up on what else might be happening this Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Featuring over eight million songs, a large community of enthusiastic music lovers, and a glut of social media tools to help you share the music you love with the world, Rdio is one of the most solid, enjoyable music streaming services currently available to consumers in the United States and Canada. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s about time that you did. To get you started, we’ve put together a list of ten of our favorite tips to help you hit the ground running.
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.
Increasingly popular and super-awesome social music streaming service Rdio announced today the release of their newly updated Mac app, hot on the heels of a revamped iPhone app. The app is free to download, though you need to have a paid subscription to Rdio to take proper advantage of it.