Tag Archives: Music

iPhone’s “Marimba” ringtone used in new song [Video]

A lot of people set their ringtones to their favorite songs, but have you ever thought about flipping that equation upside down? Hollywood-based band Mars Argo did. They took “Marimba,” the iPhone’s iconic ringtone, and used it as the foundation in their new song “Don’t Call Me.” This is a novel idea and a cool way to pay homage to our favorite…

iTunes controls 75% of digital music market worldwide

iTunes is perhaps the most famous digital music store in the world. Apple’s music service which was launched months before the first iPod, and has rapidly expanded its services since its announcement. According to Asymco’s Horace Dediu, the average iTunes user spends around $12 per year on music, and if you multiply that by 575 million, which is the…

Pink Floyd now available to stream from Spotify

Classic rock artists have long been the hold-outs when it comes to Spotify and other streaming services. Many users rejoiced not too long ago when iTunes finally began to offer the entire Beatles collection, but Spotify has had their own victories recently, including getting the Metallica catalogue to stream. However, Spotify got another major win…

Shazam includes new “Pulse” feature in update

For music lovers, Shazam is one of the must-have apps. The app is famous for being able to listen to a song through the microphone of your device and telling you what song it is, the artist, and where you can buy it. Today, the company behind the popular app has given it an update, with some small updates, and a new “Pulse” feature. In addition to…

iOS 7 first looks & hands on [VID]

I’ve only had the pleasure of using iOS 7 for a few hours now, but I must admit that I’m impressed. The redesign really extends to every level of the operating system – from the smallest detail (like the live clock icon) to the biggest changes (Control Center), everything feels complete, well thought out, and totally uniform. It’s still “iPhone” enough…

WWDC 2013 roundup: iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, new Macs, & more! [VID]

Apple announced a ton of great things at this year’s WWDC keynote address. Our favorite fruit company started off strong by debuting updated MacBook Air models that boast 40% faster graphics and a crazy boost in battery life (9 hours for the 11-inch model and 12 hours for the 13-inch model). The ultra portable laptops are powered by Intel’s 4th-gen…

Apple releases iTunes 11.0.4 features new MiniPlayer, Improved Songs View and Multi-Disc Albums

Apple has just pressed the button and launched iTunes version 11.0.4. The new update features everything you already love about iTunes 11, plus some really cool refinements. Included in the latest “dot” update are a new MiniPlayer, an improved Songs View which allows you to see album artwork while in Songs View. What’s more, Multi-Disc Albums now show up as…