Best Streaming Music Service

Two new streaming music services are coming, and they might be better than Spotify or Apple Music

September 12th at 10:31 AM

Two new streaming music services are coming, and they might be better than Spotify or Apple Music

Apple was the latest big company to dive head-first into the streaming music market, shaking things up and reportedly pulling subscribers away from some of its smaller rivals in the process. But Apple Music, Spotify and the rest of the current crop of on demand music services will seemingly soon have some new competition that could pose a serious threat — which, ultimately, is good news for consumers. More →

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Apple Music Subscription Gift Card

Apple Music is now cheaper than Spotify

September 5th at 11:23 AM

Apple Music is now cheaper than Spotify

Just in time for the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple has introduced a new 12-month Apple Music subscription gift card for $99. This brings the monthly cost down to $8.25 — an 18% discount off the standard $9.99 monthly cost — making the service more affordable than its top rival Spotify. All in all, you’ll end up saving about $20 annually by purchasing a gift card rather than subscribing through the app, so it’s a no-brainer if you’re committed to Apple Music.

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Prime Day 2016 Deals

This Prime Day deal gives you free home phone service for life

July 12th at 8:10 AM

This Prime Day deal gives you free home phone service for life

There are two kinds of deals when it comes to Prime Day or any other type of shopping event. There are regular deals that offer a discount on a product, and then there are gifts that keep on giving, so to speak. Instead of buying Product A for $50 instead of $60, you buy Product A for $50 instead of $60 and you gain access to a free or discounted service as a result.

Such is the case with Amazon’s big Prime Day deal on the Ooma Telo with Wireless and Bluetooth Adapter. More →

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Song Lyrics

Meet your favorite new Google search feature

Meet your favorite new Google search feature

June 28th at 8:51 AM

Wait, what on Earth did Drake just mumble in that new single? And what the heck is Rhianna saying in the hook on her new song? Is that Fetty Wap track even English? There’s a reason lyrics sites like Genius have exploded in popularity over the past few years — fans have no idea what anyone is saying anymore. There are dozens of apps and services that offer lyrics for millions upon millions of songs, and soon you won’t have to use any of them ever again. Why? Because song lyrics will appear right within your search results on Google.com and inside Google’s mobile search apps for iOS and Android. More →

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Netflix Price Increase 2016

You’re about to start paying more for Netflix

June 23rd at 9:29 AM

You’re about to start paying more for Netflix

Back in April, Netflix started the countdown to let longtime subscribers know that they were about to start paying more for their service. The price hike would increase subscription fees paid by older customers to match the company’s newer, more expensive plans. At that time, a survey found that a whopping 80% of Netflix subscribers had no idea that prices were about to increase. With that in mind, Netflix is making sure that it breaks the bad news a bit sooner this time. But just in case you missed the news, let this serve as another warning: The next round of longtime Netflix subscribers will see their prices increase next month. More →

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In-flight Wi-Fi Speed Comparison

In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a whole lot better

June 6th at 11:00 PM

In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a whole lot better

In-flight Wi-Fi is almost worse than having no Wi-Fi at all: sure, you can look at all those funny memes, but they only load one line at a time. The slow speeds are mostly due to the limited technology being used. namely ground stations scattered all across the country.

But thanks to a new agreement signed between Viasat and American Airlines, fast internet could be coming to every single passenger on future American flights.

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Netflix VPN Blocking

45,000 people are demanding that Netflix do something it definitely won’t do

45,000 people are demanding that Netflix do something it definitely won’t do

May 13th at 9:06 AM

Netflix is one of the most universally adored services out there. Where as most companies have as many outspoken critics as they do fans, heaps of praise are constantly shoveled Netflix’s way by customers. Since it’s so rare to see users upset with the company, it’s definitely a change of pace when nearly 45,000 people band together and demand that Netflix change one of its policies — but that’s exactly what happened earlier this week.  More →

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Adobe Flash Windows Zero-Day Fix

Act surprised: There’s a new zero-day Flash exploit you need to fix right now

May 11th at 7:10 PM

Act surprised: There’s a new zero-day Flash exploit you need to fix right now

Flash zero-day vulnerabilities are a dime a dozen these days, so you won’t be surprised to learn there’s another one  in the wild. Microsoft and Adobe have independently found two distinct zero-day vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer and Flash, respectively, which means it’s time to update Windows and Flash. Apparently, exploits exist for both that allow for remote code execution. More →

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Is Apple ID Down

Apple sites hit with widespread outage

May 11th at 7:23 AM

Apple sites hit with widespread outage

Whatever you do, don’t forgot your Apple ID password right now because if you’re being impacted by widespread outages affecting Apple users around the world, you won’t be able to recover or reset it.

Users on Apple’s support forum, on social media and elsewhere have been complaining of widespread service outages or interruptions impacting the Apple ID website as well as Apple’s iForgot site, which allows users to reset forgotten passwords. Oddly, users are reporting a wide range of different problems rather than just a straight outage. Apple has not yet acknowledged any issues with its services. More →

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iOS 10 Apple Music

The one thing Apple never gets right

May 6th at 2:46 PM

The one thing Apple never gets right

No one can see the future but when it comes to Apple, some things are becoming surprisingly safe bets. For example, when Apple releases a new iPhone we can safely assume that it will be one of the most powerful and well-designed smartphones the world has ever seen. But on the flip side of the coin, it’s becoming equally safe to assume that any new service-based products Apple introduces are going to take a bit of time to mature.

That’s putting it mildly, to say the least. Another way to put it would be to say that Apple’s new software-based products are often a total mess at first, and it looks like we’ll soon see the company reel things in with its latest launch. More →

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Apple Music Student Subscription

Apple Music is now 50% cheaper for students

May 6th at 9:17 AM

Apple Music is now 50% cheaper for students

Apple Music might not be any better than rival services like Spotify, but there’s little question that it’s better integrated into the iOS platform and that’s where Apple has an edge. Rumor also has it that the Apple Music app is about to get a big overhaul that will be unveiled next month during Apple’s big WWDC event in mid-June. This is big news for several reasons, but mainly because iOS device users have voiced serious concerns about the app’s functionality and usability.

The company doesn’t always get things right the first time when it comes to apps and web services, but Apple almost always comes around eventually so we’re definitely looking forward to a reimagined Apple Music experience. In the meantime, Apple is sweetening the deal a bit ahead of its big redo: If you’re a student, you can now subscribe to Apple Music for half price. More →

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