Posts tagged with: Spotify
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    Spotify has proven that even though music streaming wasn't popular a couple of years ago, it is now. The company has gained a significant amount of customer base in Europe, and it is clearly just getting started. Offering free ad-based music on smartphones is probably one of the coolest updates the company has offered lately, but Windows Phone users were deprived of this feature until now. Spotify has just updated its application for Windows Phone, and among the updates, you can now stream music for free. Yes, free involves a couple of ads here and there, you won't be able to sync your ...

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    Spotify has proven to be one of the better solutions for music streaming in the market. We've seen the significant dent that it's making to iTunes in Europe, and just recently we've also seen how the company has revamped the UI in order to make it more elegant across platforms. Today the changes to the application continue, and it's definitely worth your time to upgrade. Spotify has just pushed a security update for Android users, and has also offered an update for iOS customers which now gives you a "make available off-line" toggle on your songs. Instead of having to go through every ...

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    Surely Apple re-invented digital music, and the whole market behind it with the iPod and iTunes, but exactly how long did you think its success would last. The company was reluctant to adopt music subscription services for years, mainly because Steve Jobs never believed in it. Obviously those times were different, data speeds were as well, and now that Apple launched iTunes Radio, it's clear that there is some pressure. Spotify has just confirmed that it is approaching 10 million paid subscribers, and out of these 1 million were gained in the past four months with its recent partnerships ...

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    Even though a lot of famous technology gurus, Steve Jobs included, considered that the whole concept of music streaming would never work as according to him, people want to "own their music", lately the reality is different. Obviously at the time when Jobs said this, we didn't even have 3G data speeds to make it possible, nor even smartphones. Today music streaming is a big thing, and if you're guessing who owns it, the answers aren't shocking. New statistics for 2014 claim that Pandora still owns music streaming, which is logical given the fact that it's one of the first services to focus ...

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    The sensors on our phones are getting better all the time; lately, the big thing has been implementing low-power systems to monitor these sensors, gathering more data than ever without simultaneously killing your phone's battery. We've also seen wearable technology introduce more ways to capture sensor data than ever before, like those smart socks that map the details of your stride. But with all this information at our disposal, what exactly can we do with it? Developers are interested in tapping-in to it order to make their own apps smarter, like an idea to have Spotify generate ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Click this link to join the hangout! . Topic We've been supporters of new platforms and startups for quite some time, and it is also the case of our friends at Jolla. We've seen them and their new little platform several times throughout 2013, and now we have our own Jolla phone in our review labs so we can dissect it. Would you grab one? The world's first 2K smartphone has been announced by Vivo with the Xplay 3S. 2560 x 1440 resolution is what some of you rock on your 27-inch iMacs or PC monitors, but the Vivo-phone brings that to a six-inch display. Evolution? Gimmick? Useful feature? ...

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    Sometimes there's so much news you need to call in the Reserves just to handle it all, and that's just what we've done this week. Between Google's surprise announcement of an unlikely pair of additions to the Google Play Store; Microsoft's rumored offer to pay Samsung to keep making Windows Phones; and a boatload of reviews, we're in over our heads this week - so we've brought in four team members to do the news justice. Sorry, no listener mail this week - but in its place you get a consolation prize: you get to know what curious fate befell that Lumia 2520 we were tinkering with a while ...

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    Last week, rumors turned their attention to streaming music service Spotify, with the claim that a big announcement was coming up, one that would change how smartphone and tablet users would be able to access its content. Supposedly, Spotify was looking to rethink its business model and make things free for mobile users. We were told that the official statement would arrive sometime this week, and sure enough, today Spotify has confirmed its new free mobile experience. That means you can listen to playlists, search for artists, and listen to all the music you'd like, without having to pay ...

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    Spotify is just one of the many ways to consume streaming music on  your mobile (and not only), but, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the company is planning an ad-supported free service for mobile devices. It will be announced next week, claim anonymous sources who have spoken to TechCrunch about the matter. Until now, those who wanted to enjoy streaming music on their mobile devices, provided by Spotify, had to pay a monthly fee of $10 (while computer users were able to enjoy free, ad-supported content -- with the ability to remove ads for $5). According to WSJ's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Unpacked event which is already scheduled for IFA in Berlin, and where we expect to see the Samsun Galaxy Note III. The HTC One Max is up next as we finally see the device in leaked photos. LG's G2 event is just days away and we have a leaked user manual, which reveals a couple of things from the final product. Spotify takes the spotlight next as the company is launching a new Browser feature that brings you curated playlists. We end today's news talking about how the Obama administration has vetoed the ITC ban on the iPhone 4 and ...

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    If you're a Spotify user, you either love or you hate playlists. It is annoying for some that you can't really classify an album without having to create one, but on the other hand, it's one of the coolest things in the world when you get to share a specific playlist with your friends. Whether it's your favorite running music, or the fact that you're like some of us, and have compiled all the songs from the "MTV Party To Go" albums that we bought in the 90s, there are some major benefits to the system, and this just got better. As it turns out, Spotify is now implementing a new system ...

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    Back in the days when dumbphones reigned supreme and Napster duplicates like LimeWire still existed, Apple changed the entire landscape of downloadable music. It did this through its potent combination of iTunes music management software and the explosively popular iPod, along with an unbeatable pricing scheme of 99 cents for (most) music tracks. This combination of convenience and savvy pricing made buying music almost as painless as stealing it - and it thrust Apple headfirst into the content business. Today, the company aims to capitalize on its longstanding dominance of the mobile ...

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    We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's right: I'm talking about dead technology. It makes sense, then, that a man going by the twitter handle DeadTechnology is here to help us dust off those fond memories. In his inaugural visit to the Pocketnow Weekly, our own Adam Doud pulls back the veil of public apathy secrecy surrounding the phenomenon of the "webOS meetup," a regular ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possible new AMOLED technology coming to the Galaxy S 4. Later we go through some more Samsung though this time we talk about how Samsung and Apple might adopt wireless charging for their next devices. Apple is next as they seem interested in music streaming, but under their rules. Then we talk about the HTC One, though sadly the news aren't good. We end today's show talking about how AT&T misses the point about carrier unlocks. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Galaxy S IV Could Employ New AMOLED Material - Samsung and ...

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