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Whyd iOS review

Dubbed "the human Pandora," Whyd lets you listen to music on demand from YouTube, SoundCloud, MP3.com, and Vimeo. Connect with like-minded music fans and listen to their favorite tunes, or create your own playlist via the Whyd Button on the main site.

Pros

Your music selection on demand: Creating your own playlist is a breeze. Use the Whyd Button (a type of bookmark), the Firefox add-on, or the Chrome extension to queue up songs from most popular music sites and add selections to your iPhone app. You can create and add tracks to playlists from your picks … Read more

TuneIn Radio review

TuneIn Radio turns your device into the ultimate radio, making it easy for you to listen to almost any station in the world. This highly polished app will impress you not only with its functionality, but also with its beautiful, streamlined interface, good overall performance and streaming quality, huge selection of available stations and podcasts, and powerful search feature.

Pros

Over 100,000 stations and 2 million podcasts: Few other radio apps out there can compare with TuneIn Radio when it comes to the sheer number of listening options available. This app brings to your device every imaginable type of … Read more

Free Online Radio review

Free Online Radio lets you stream programs from radio stations that originate in 48 European countries and the U.S. Whether you're anxious to hear a station that you used to listen to when you lived somewhere else, or you just want to see what options are out there, this app opens the door to all sorts of listening possibilities.

With an intuitive and streamlined interface, Free Online Radio is a snap to use. Just select a country from the list of 49 options, and then browse through the list of available stations from that country. Tap a station … Read more

TuneIn Radio review

TuneIn Radio provides access to countless radio stations from all over the world, searchable by location, category, or program type. Listen to whatever's playing live, or access tons of archived episodes of your favorite shows and podcasts to stay entertained all day long.

Pros

Tons of options: No matter what you're interested in listening to, you're sure to find plenty of stations playing it in this app. You can search for a specific station, browse local options, or look up a specific program and listen to previously aired episodes.

Favorites: Since there are so many stations available, … Read more

Pandora Radio review

Pandora Radio lets you create your own stations with the kind of music you like and even gives you the option of listening ad-free for a small fee. And you can create as many different stations as you want, so you'll always have just the right station to match your mood.

Pros

Free listening: This app gives you the freedom to listen to a wide variety of songs by numerous artists for free. There are commercials every few songs, but they aren't long and generally only come one or two at a time, unlike commercials on actual radio … Read more

Apple Maps may be heading in better direction

CNET Update rounds up the rumors:

In this episode of Update:

- Hold on to hope that Apple Maps will improve in iOS 8.

- Get a warning about the password-free period for in-app purchases on iOS 7.1. (Google is hit with a lawsuit over the same issue.)

- Find new incentives to join Amazon Prime with reports of Amazon's upcoming music-streaming service and a video-streaming box.

- Watch for Google to create a game system after its acquisition of Green Throttle.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every … Read more

Amazon said to be adding a music-streaming service

Amazon is said to be looking to create its own version of Apple's popular iTunes Radio. According to The Wall Street Journal, the e-commerce giant has reportedly been in talks with major record labels to create its own music-streaming service.

The service would reportedly be available to Amazon Prime customers -- who pay $79 per year for free two-day shipping and Amazon's video-streaming service. The music service is said to be like iTunes Radio that plays music based on user preferences, rather than a subscription service like Spotify that gives users unlimited music access.

Amazon would limit how … Read more

New HTC One sees double with two rear cameras

CNET Update is double the fun:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn the purpose of the two backside cameras on the new HTC One, according to a flier published by GSM Arena.

- Keep up with the streaming radio race to see which services are more popular in the U.S.

- Pair a Jawbone Up24 fitness bracelet with an Android phone for the first time.

- Update the original Kindle Paperwhite to get the software perks of the second-generation model.

- Broadcast your Titanfall battle (or any other game) with the Twitch app for Xbox One.

CNET Update … Read more

iTunes Radio passes Spotify for 3rd in streaming music

iTunes Radio is only six months old but it's already snagged third place among people in the US who listen to streaming music services, at least based on a recent survey.

Polling more than 2,000 people in the US, Edison Research found that 8 percent listened to iTunes Radio in the past month. That compares with 6 percent overall for Spotify and 9 percent for iHeartRadio, according to a Statista chart chewing over the survey results.

Pandora is still by far the dominant streaming music service in the US with a 31 percent share based on the survey.… Read more

Samsung's answer to Apple's iTunes Radio: Milk Music

Samsung is taking on Apple's iTunes Radio, as well as Pandora, Spotify, and a host of other companies in the competitive streaming music business, but it picked an innocuous name to do it.

Milk Music, launched Friday and available now in the Google Play store, is Samsung's latest foray into a music service, this time a streaming radio offering.

It's free to download and free to listen to, and importantly, unlike iTunes Radio, it doesn't have ads.

But the company is entering a competitive field. Streaming is the music industry's area of greatest growth, but … Read more