Tag Archives: Music

Stringer for iPhone shuffles your music in style

Stringer is a new iPhone app that aims to improve the experience of listening to shuffled music. If you’re like me, you enjoy shuffling your iTunes library but occasionally you’ll want a little more control over what is coming up next than the iOS Music app offers. That’s where Stringer comes in. I’ll let Seth Clifford of Derby (the app’s development…

Apple: We’re keeping Beats Music technology, phasing out the brand

An early version of iTunes Radio 2.0? With news that Apple was going to shut down Beats Music, some imagined that Apple was going to leave the streaming music service completely. But, according to Re/code, Apple is staying in the streaming game. The news about Beats Music’s demise likely came from misunderstanding just how much of Beats Music was…

Beats Music app featured in App Store as an ‘Apple App’

If you’ve purchased a device running iOS in the past few years, you’ll remember that when you first open the App Store, you’re prompted with a box that asks if you want to download all of Apple’s apps. The apps, which don’t come pre-installed but are a fundamental part of iOS, include GarageBand, iPhoto, Podcasts and more. The apps have always been apps…

Rormix App Review: The best way to discover emerging music videos

Music videos are making a comeback. That much is clear in the success of platforms like YouTube and Vevo who showcase music videos from the world’s biggest artists. It’s also evidenced through established artists’ attempts to do something different with the medium to gain some press — Pharell’s recent 24-hour music video for “Happy” being one example,…

Greatly Enhance the Music App with Aria Tweak

One of the 3 original “tentpole” features of the original iPhone was the iPod capability. Over its 7 years of life it has seen a major redesign, it’s gone through a name change from iPod to Music, and gained a few new features like iTunes Radio. While it has evolved, it hasn’t had any major feature upgrades, and many third party apps offer a better design…

Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel create doo-wop music using an iPad

Last night, Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel came together to create doo-wop music on an iPad! Jimmy Fallon produced an iPad Air during his interview with Billy Joel. Together they used a looping app to create a four-part harmony, singing the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Adding layer after the layer, the two produced fantastic version of the song, with the…

Best music discovery apps: Band of the Day, Rormix, Soundwave and more!

iOS devices can be great tools for music fans. It’s amazing that we can carry thousands of songs in our pockets to listen to any time and have instant access to apps like Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and so many other options for listening to music on the go. As a huge music fan, my iPhone in particular is heavily used as a music player. But the…

iOS 8 to feature standalone iTunes Radio app to boost usage [Rumor]

Apple is considering including a standalone iTune Radio in iOS to boost the service’s usage, reports Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac citing sources briefed on the plans. iTunes Radio first arrived as a feature within the Music app on iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. It is suggested that this may have deterred growth of the service despite iTunes Radio…

Beats Music launched, looks to compete with Spotify

If you’re an avid music listener, then you’ve likely heard of the major names in the streaming music industry, such as Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes Radio. These are all pretty big players in the music industry, and have essentially changed the way we listen to music. I, personally, no longer buy music, but rather listen to it for free via Spotify, and…