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Friday, September 23, 2011

Get a NASA Ringtone for Your Phone, Be It Android or iPhone or ...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/nasa...+Alley+Insider)

"Space geeks take note -- NASA has just released several audio samples of famous moments in space history for use as ringtones on your smartphone."

Head on over to this site and see the list of all the ringtones available, including sounds from shuttle missions as well as Apollo and Mercury missions. Once you get the one you like, they also offer a handy walk through guide for putting them on your iPhone. If you have an Android, the best way to do it is to get the NASA Android app here.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Amazon Cloud Player: Unlimited Music Storage (As Long As You Pay)

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 09:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5818783/amazo...space-for-music

"If you're a paying member of Amazon Cloud Drive, you've been enjoying free music storage for Amazon MP3 purchases. Now when you upload any MP3 or AAC music, however, that won't count against your storage either."

Well that's one way to keep up with what Google Music is offering. Though I won't be renewing my free year of the 20 GB storage plan with Amazon. I'll keep storing my Amazon MP3 purchases there but the overall playback experience is quite lacking in my opinion. Besides, Google is giving me storage space for free. This is nice though for those who pay for the larger storage plans. Any paying Cloud Drive costumers out there?


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Google Music Launches And Brings With It An Updated Music App

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 06:00 PM

http://androinica.com/2011/05/googl...ic-for-android/

"Google Music lives. After keeping android phone owners on the edge of their keyboards for nearly a year, Google has finally confirmed that its cloud-based music streaming service will launch soon in the United States."

It's here!! It's here!! Google has officially launched its online music service... sort of. First of all you need to head over to music.google.com to signup and await your letter of acceptance. At the moment you can't buy music or anything but you can upload up to 20,000 of your favorite tracks and stream/sync them to all of your Android devices. Once the big G finalizes their deals with record labels we should be able to purchase our tunes and store them in the same place. If the prices compare favorably to the Amazon mp3 store I'll for sure be switching. Any one got their invite yet? I'm still waiting.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Amazon Cloud Player And Cloud Drive: Keep Your Music And Everything Else In Amazon's Cloud

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_lin..._rd_i=163856011

Well, ain't that a kick in the teeth? Look who managed to get their cloud based music service out the door first. I am very excited about this as I get all my music from Amazon already. Now I can also leave a copy in the cloud at no additional cost. The service works very well so far. I purchased an album from my phone just to see how it works. The purchase went through as normal but pretty much skipped the download phase. This option can be changed though to just download your music as you did before but why? I discovered that music you buy through the Amazon MP3 store does NOT count towards your 5GB of storage space! So I will have all my purchases saved into the cloud from now on. It's just one button press to download it to your phone like it used to. Once purchased the tracks can be played through your Android device in the Amazon MP3 app or from any computer using a web browser. It is also worth noting if you buy an album from the Amazon store before the end of this year you will get your storage space upgraded to 20GB for one year from the date of purchase. For FREE!

Other than buying music from Amazon you can upload any of your already purchased music or any music you've ripped into Cloud Player. This, of course, does count against your total storage space. I really wish I could retroactively upload all the music I've already purchased from Amazon into that "doesn't count against my storage space" location. One really neat thing though is that Amazon allows you to use your storage space to upload any type of file you want. They provide a nice web interface much like Dropbox where you can upload files from your hard drive. They call this Cloud Drive. While there are no sync features as with Dropbox the upgraded storage plans are about half the price. Something you may want to consider if you need a big chunk of cloud storage. This is pretty much a no-brainer for anyone who already uses Amazon for their music needs but is it enough to sway people away from iTunes or from what ever magical music service Google has up their sleeves?


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Winamp For Android Hits 1.0: That Poor Llama

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 04:00 PM

http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2...-and-streaming/

"With the bump to version 1, Winamp for Android introduces a bunch of cool new features. Most notably is the ability to download and stream MP3s from Spinner, but there's also a new Featured SHOUTcast Stations area and extensive UI changes throughout."

Back in the late 90's I found a way to pull the music off of my CDs to the hard drive of my computer. It was the coolest thing! Unfortunately, it was some weird format that windows wouldn't play so I had to find a third party player to help me out. Enter Winamp. *magical flash forward sound*

I can't say that I've been a Winamp user all these years. I moved on long ago. Though I must admit when the first beta was released for Android I jumped right on it. Over the course of the beta period Winamp for Android has gone through some pretty major changes. The UI has been tweaked yet again, WiFi sync has been beefed up, and it now supports free mp3 streaming and downloads though Spinner. All in all a very nice update. Any of you guys out there hardcore Winamp users?


Friday, February 18, 2011

Google Music Service To Launch With Honeycomb?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technolog...petitor-android

"Google is to launch a music service to compete with Apple's iTunes music store as part of a forthcoming upgrade to its Android mobile operating system, according to Sanjay Jha, chief executive of Motorola Mobility, which will soon launch one of the first machines able to run the software."

We heard a bit of buzz about Google Music a few weeks ago and now it appears that Mr. Sanjay Jha has given us a bit more to chew on. According to Jha, Google's Honeycomb version of Android will include "video and music services". If we assume that Honeycomb will officially launch with the Xoom and bring with it the launch of Google's music service this rumor will line up nicely with the previous timeline we heard. I can't wait to see what Google brings us on the music front.

Tags: music, store, mp3, google

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