(CBS) - Now you can take Turntable.fm, the addictive music streaming service, on the road with its new iPhone app.
If you're not on Turntable.fm, here's how it works: Users simply pick a music venue to join. There, they can listen to music, discover tunes and chat with other members. Plus, the coolest feature, by far, is playing DJ. During stints in rooms, users take turns DJing. But beware, room residents can vote your songs "lame" and if enough of them say that, the player will skip your song entirely. If you fear bad-music-taste shame, luckily, your Turntable.fm self is represented by a cute avatar of your choosing. Essentially, no one has to know it's you unless you log on with your Facebook account, that is.Continue »
(CBS) - Attention, music fiends, this app will blow your mind.
Smule's MadPad, which is available on iPhones and iPads, is a virtual music instrument that's super easy to use. All you have to do is tap on a grid of audio-video clip samples to create beats and what-not. You can create your own samples too, by the way, or use ones Smule provides right off the bat.Continue »
(CBS) - Ever have such a good secret to tell, it killed you that you couldn't unload it on someone out of fear you'll be outted for being a big mouth? Come September 4, you can blab all you want on an iPhone app called PostSecret.
And the best part is, no one even has to know it's you because you can reveal your secrets anonymously.
Oh yes.Continue »
(CBS) - When Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the coming of iTunes Match at June's Worldwide Developers Conference, there wasn't a single word about a long-awaited streaming-music feature.
For over a year, music industry sources told CNET News that Apple had sought licenses from the four major labels to build a cloud music service that would allow the company to scan a user's hard drive, and then stream their entire music library from Apple's servers back to the user via any web-connected device.
Does this mean what we think it should?
The mobile device, which is set to ship to the U.S. soon-ish (on Friday, Samsung Mobile tweeted that there will be a "big" announcement sometime today), has dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, a full gigabyte of RAM, the latest version of Android (Gingerbread), and front-facing cameras.
It is slim and lightweight, has TouchWiz user interface, and rivals the iPhone 5. "Perhaps the strongest sign of the Samsung Galaxy S II's threat to Apple iPhones is that Apple is aggressively seeking to ban the Android phone around the world for 'slavishly copying' the iPhone," reports PC Magazine.
Already released in South Korea and parts of Europe, the Samsung Galaxy S II has proven to be the fastest-selling smartphone ever.
So what do tech reviewers say about the nifty gadget?Continue »
We reported Thursday that computer giant HP hit the brakes the TouchPad, a computer tablet that has been widely considered a flop by tech journalists. Also on the chopping block were webOS phones.
(CBS) - Some 27,000 angry iPhone users in South Korea have banded together to sue Apple for violating their privacy.
The Associated Press reports, "Each person in the suit is seeking 1 million won ($932) in damages, Kim Hyeong-seok, one of their attorneys, said Wednesday."
(CBS) - Apple's iPhone 5 will be hitting stores Oct. 7, if Internet rumors are to be believed (and when aren't they?).
The site 9to5mac claims that sources tell them that although Apple is still weighing Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 (both Fridays, if you want to take the day off work) as release dates, the company is leaning toward the former, as "pre-mass-production" is "currently moving along nicely."