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Infinite Jukebox: Your favorite song ... forever

It all started with Infinite Gangnam Style. For Music Hack Day Reykjavik, Paul Lamere, Director of Development Platform for the "music intelligence" company The Echo Nest, took Psy's "Gangnam Style" sensation to the next technological level. By breaking down the song into parts and matching similar parts in various patterns, he created a dynamic remix of the song that never ends. For Music Hack Day Boston last weekend, he modified and updated the musical algorithm to... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Windows software , MP3

Freeware Friday: Music to your ears

Over a decade ago, searching for legal ways to get music on the Internet was tiresome and downright tedious. Fast-forward to today and we're left with more music services than we have fingers, all touting free or affordable ways to listen to just about all the songs you could possibly listen to several lifetimes over. Record labels may still be bickering in court, but now is a pretty darn good time to be able to enjoy the freedom of listening... Read More »

Tags: freeware , music , MP3 , Internet Radio

Best apps for Mac

Were you lucky enough to receive a new Mac laptop or desktop this holiday season?

Once you've booted up that shiny new Mac for the first time and have had a chance to look around, check out our Best apps for Mac to get the lowdown on great apps you can download. We feature both free and paid software in our collection and there's something from just about every category.

Whether you want a different browser than Safari, want to discover... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Mac , music , Chat , MP3 , browsers , e-mail , social , desktop , software , DVD

Offbeat music apps for iOS

One of the greatest things about the iPhone (or any smartphone) is that it has music listening capabilities so you can bring your tunes with you anywhere. Also, with tons of music apps in the iTunes App Store, you have even more ways to listen to, edit, mix, and organize your music.

There are many apps in the app store for listening to music, like the popular Pandora Radio that's great for music discovery, or Djay for iPhone that... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , apps , iOS , iPod , iPhoneappsweek , Touch , music , Windows software , MP3

Mix your music and experience an artistic adventure: iPhone apps of the week

The big news this week from the world of Apple was the discovery that iPhones have been tracking users' locations as they go about their daily lives. Apparently, whenever you use Google Maps, or take a picture, or do anything that consults the GPS, your location and a time stamp are recorded in a log file on your iPhone. Apple is not using this information for anything, but it's not surprising many people find this particular previously unknown feature pretty... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iOS , iPod , iPhoneappsweek , Touch , Windows software , MP3

Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player (review)

There's been a lot of talk about storing our media in "the cloud" over the past few years, but not a lot of action.

We've seen start-ups such as mSpot and MP3tunes tackle the music locker idea while options like SugarSync and Dropbox lure users looking for more general file backup solutions. Still, no one yet has been able to push a cloud storage service into the mainstream. With Cloud Drive, Amazon.com is hoping to change that.

The... Read More »

Tags: MP3 , Cloud , Amazon

Rdio for iPhone gets a new look

Rdio, from the makers of Skype (Windows/Mac/iPhone), is a subscription-based music service offering more than 5 million songs as well as added social components that let you connect with friends to share and discover new music. Today, the service announced an updated version of its iPhone app that features an entirely redesigned interface and new options for song recommendations, popular music charts, and new releases. It also offers improved search tools and better syncing controls than... Read More »

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iOS , iPod , Touch , music , MP3

Foobar2000 finally ready for center stage

Foobar2000 has long been a favorite free alternative audio jukebox for the hard-core customization enthusiast, noted for its odd name and utilitarian interface. The program has graduated from garage band status with version 1, which includes some nifty new features that make it more competitive.

The most obvious change is the new context menu structure. It looks far more user-friendly than before, but it's also less customizable. There's also a color-code system for the status bar and playlist view by... Read More »

Tags: freeware , Windows software , MP3 , jukebox