Netflix Movies

Netflix is testing a redesign that users are going to love – see it first right here

By on May 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Netflix is testing a redesign that users are going to love – see it first right here

Netflix is nothing short of a game-changer when it comes to home entertainment. It certainly wasn’t the first service to begin streaming movies and TV shows to our homes, but there’s no question that Netflix led the charge, and continues to lead the charge, in terms of popularizing home streaming and changing the way we consume movies and TV series.

Of course, that hardly means the service is perfect. In fact, there are some things that are flat-out annoying about Netflix. Subscribers will be excited to learn that there are some changes brewing on the company’s website though, and we now have our first look at the upcoming redesign. More →

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Free Music Streaming

New site streams unlimited free Pandora-style radio with no ads using Soundcloud

By on May 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM.

New site streams unlimited free Pandora-style radio with no ads using Soundcloud

Pandora is a great option for people looking to stream endless custom radio stations based on a song or artist of their choice. Of course, not everyone wants to pay $5 a month or deal with the constant advertisements that play in between songs with Pandora’s free streaming option.

Thanks to some handy coding and Soundcloud’s massive catalog of free music, a new website lets users stream all the Pandora-style custom radio they can handle without paying a cent. More →

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Tidal Vs Spotify

Tidal vs. Spotify: Indie hip hop producers release album on both and declare a surprising winner

Tidal vs. Spotify: Indie hip hop producers release album on both and declare a surprising winner

By on May 14, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

Tidal seemed like a service with such promise, but a botched launch caused the iPhone app’s popularity to plummet soon after it was released. Jay-Z’s music service was supposed to be a haven for music fans and artists alike, giving fans access to higher-quality premium tracks while ensuring that artists — independent artists in particular — make more money in the process. Then, to promote Tidal to the world, the service paraded around a bunch of multi-millionaires no one wants to support.

But forget everything you’ve read in the media and forget the fact that even Kanye seems to think the service is doomed, because Tidal now has some support from just the type of people it needs to begin vocally supporting it: Independent artists. More →

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Spotify Premium Discount

With Beats Music relaunch looming, Spotify offers a killer deal with a 97% discount

By on May 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

With Beats Music relaunch looming, Spotify offers a killer deal with a 97% discount

Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a new and improved Beats Music service, and the impact could be felt throughout the industry. In fact, there have been rumblings for months now that Apple is trying to convince music labels to eliminate the free streaming tier on services like Spotify.

It indeed feels as though we’re on the cusp of some serious change in the streaming music market, but Spotify is apparently going to do everything it can to attract new business before Apple unveils its revamped streaming service next month. And to help move things along, the company is now offering a killer deal. More →

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Free Music Streaming

Industry insider says free music streaming from Spotify, YouTube and more may soon vanish

By on April 13, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Industry insider says free music streaming from Spotify, YouTube and more may soon vanish

The music industry is in turmoil right now. Revenue is drying up at an alarming pace and the big names in the industry are doing everything they can to regain the sales that have been lost due to piracy and the advent of music streaming services. How far are music labels willing to take things to reverse this ongoing downward trend? According to one music industry insider who is certainly in a position to know, free streaming tiers from services like Spotify and YouTube may soon be eliminated, forcing users to pay if they want access to new music. More →

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Apple Beats Taylor Swift

Apple’s secret weapon to battle Spotify: Taylor Swift?

By on April 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Apple’s secret weapon to battle Spotify: Taylor Swift?

Because Apple wasn’t able to secure cheaper pricing for its upcoming Beats Music streaming service, the company will instead try to strike exclusive deals with big time artists to help differentiate the service from competitors like Spotify.

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Uber Rush Review

Uber Rush just changed my life

Uber Rush just changed my life

By on April 1, 2015 at 10:41 AM.

On Tuesday, I made a significant breakthrough in my quest to never have to leave my home again. Things like Amazon Prime, Trunk Club and unlimited on-demand entertainment from Netflix and my pay TV provider have played a huge role for years. But now I have found a new service I can rely on to take things to the next level: Uber Rush. More →

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Beats Music Vs Spotify

How Beats Music can dethrone Spotify

By on March 31, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

How Beats Music can dethrone Spotify

When Apple acquired Beats Music for $3 billion last May, it instantly became the company’s most expensive purchase ever. While the dollar amount involved in the deal might have raised some eyebrows, the acquisition target certainly did not.

With streaming music sites like Pandora and Spotify still gaining in popularity, Apple’s need to get into the streaming music business abundantly clear. And given the tepid product that was iTunes Radio, Apple arguably had no other choice but to go big and bring on an established music-brand if it ever wanted to truly compete with the likes of Spotify.

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Google Nearline Pricing

Google just launched a revolutionary new cloud storage service

By on March 12, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Google just launched a revolutionary new cloud storage service

Google is known to push the envelope in almost every market it enters. The not-so-old saying “go big or go home” certainly applies to almost everything Google does, and it often leaves established companies scrambling to catch up when it enters a new market or launches a new product in a market it has already addressed.

The latter is the case with Google’s latest offering, and it stands to shake up the cloud storage market with its new Nearline service. More →

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Uber Vs Gett

Forget Uber, this newer on-demand car service will save you a fortune

By on March 11, 2015 at 12:44 PM.

Forget Uber, this newer on-demand car service will save you a fortune

Technology blogs toss around the word “disruption” so frequently that in most cases, it has lost all meaning. Where Uber is concerned, however, the company’s on-demand car service is nothing short of disruptive. It’s a complete game-changer that has taxi companies up in arms, and for good reason: Uber is better and smarter.

As is always the case with true disruption, plenty of companies are chasing Uber in an effort to get in near the ground floor. Some will flourish and others will ultimately fail, but consumers stand to benefit along the way. Case in point: Gett. More →

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Samsung Ad Video

Video: This is the best ad Samsung has ever made, but you’ll never see it on TV

By on March 11, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

Video: This is the best ad Samsung has ever made, but you’ll never see it on TV

Samsung spends more money on marketing and advertising than any of its competitors, and that includes Apple. In fact, it’s not even close — the company’s budget is in the double-digit billions, which actually tops many of the Samsung’s rivals’ annual revenue.

The ads Samsung’s various agencies around the world come up with vary pretty dramatically in terms of theme and style. Sometimes Samsung focuses on bashing Apple, other times it touts the merits of its own products.

This time, Samsung struck gold with an ad that very well may move you to tears. More →

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App Store Down

Apple services are currently suffering a major outage

By on March 11, 2015 at 7:28 AM.

Apple services are currently suffering a major outage

Multiple Apple services are currently suffering a major outage, according to numerous accounts from users. Users have flocked to Apple’s own support forums and Reddit to discuss the outage, which appears to be impacting several different Apple services including the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Connect, TestFlight and iBooks store.

Additional Apple services may be impacted, as the issue appears to be affecting all services that require a log in. More →

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