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Music Bleeper Will Clean Up Your Music
In this day and age, it’s getting harder and harder to find clean music. Now, this might not be a problem if you don’t have kids in the house, but if you do, than you know it’s tough to find good music that meets your approval. Your kids like... Read more
U2 Apologizes for Free iTunes Album
Last month I got a neat little unexpected surprise – U2’s new album, Songs of Innocence, for the gigantic price of free. Of course it wasn’t just me who was in on the deal. In fact, every single person with an iTunes account had the new album downloaded into their... Read more
Looking To Change Your Media Player? Checkout Zoom Player
If you are looking for a change to your current media player then Zoom Player may be just what you are looking for.  The application has been designed to be a different style of media player.  Zoom Player both simplifies the playback experience for the common user, while offering... Read more
iPod Classic is Being Discontinued
Apple is making a lot of changes lately, including coming out with the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus as well as the Apple Watch. (I really thought they’d name it the iWatch, but what do I know?) While they have exciting new products soon to be released, they’re also discontinuing... Read more
Garth Brooks Finally Releases His Music Digitally
Country music fans everywhere now have a huge reason to collectively rejoice – Garth Brooks has finally got with the times and released his music digitally! One of the most successful musical artists of all time, Brooks has also been one of the last big-name artists to hold out... Read more
Download The Latest Version Of Frostwire
FrostWire is a BitTorrent client that is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers from all over the globe.  You may remember it from it’s old days when it was formerly a Gnutella client? By using the most recent version of FrostWire, users can enjoy the... Read more
Official UK Music Chart To Now Include Streaming
I remember when I was child, my big sister would go nuts if she was going to miss ‘taping’ the Official Top 40 on a Sunday afternoon.  I guess she wanted to listen to the tape all week until next week’s Official Top 40 was announced.  The sales of... Read more
YouTube Deleting Independent Music Artists From Site
I don’t know about you, but before I subscribed to the musical service Spotify, I would usually always go and preview music on YouTube before I decided to buy it. I was rarely disappointed by Youtube, as as I was almost always able to find just the artist and... Read more
Finally: Headphones Your Kids Can’t Break!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to deal with several cases of broken headphones in my life. It seems that either the plastic ultimately breaks, or that one of the lines gets a short in it and stops working altogether. When that happens, all you can really... Read more
Fumo Ash Tray Rewards You For Your Butt
First off, I am not a smoker, so I’ve never had to deal with an ash tray. I have had to pick up several cigarette butts from the ground while I’ve helped out with various sidewalk cleanup projects, though. Apparently, some people have a problem putting their butts in... Read more
Apple Rumoured To Buy Beats For $3.2 Billion
There is currently a massive deal underway which will see Apple acquiring Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.  Old school Hip-hop artist Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine founded the headphone maker and music-streaming distributor. Both Apple Inc. and Beats Electronics have declined to comment officially on the deal,... Read more
Siri Will Soon Tell You What Song is Playing
I’ll be the first to admit that I use Siri quite a bit. I use her to schedule meetings and appointments, I use her to remind me to do errands and things around the house, and I use her to text people when I am driving. She rarely fails... Read more
iTunes To Start Selling Subscriptions To Beats Music
The latest updated version of the Beats Music iPhone app is now taking new subscriptions utilising the iTunes billing system. The motive for this action is due to the high number of iPhone users, which the service currently has, coupled with the difficulty in getting a new subscriber base... Read more
Album Download Cost Woman £2600
Everybody loves music, but the way we consume our mellifluous sounds has changed over the years.  Long gone are the days of 8-Ttrack tapes and vinyl and even the sale of compact discs are sliding rapidly downhill.  We are firmly fixed in the digital age.  Sure there are still... Read more
Prices Set To Rise For iTunes & App Store Downloads
When the chancellor announced the latest budget for the UK, it was revealed that a previous loophole allowing digital downloads to avoid tax in the UK will now be closed. As a result, when these new laws take effect, it could be that we see an increase in price... Read more
Is iTunes Coming To Android?
As someone who switched from an iPhone 3Gs to a Galaxy S3 and then switched back to an iPhone 5s recently, I can tell you that there is a world of difference when it comes to purchasing and listening to your music. With the iPhones, all I have to... Read more
Pono Music Boasts Amazing Quality For Digital Music
Neil Young’s mission to provide a device that delivers supreme sound quality has finally come to fruition; Pono Music can be available through Kickstarter now for just shy of $400. Pono Music is a bright triangular digital music player that delivers “studio master-quality digital music at the highest audio... Read more
ii Earphones Snap Strap Keep Earphones From Falling Out
In this day and age, a quality pair of earphones (or earbuds, headphones, whatever you want to call them) are essential to get through the day. If you use public transportation to get to work, then there’s a fair chance that you listen to music during your commutes. If... Read more