Chrome extension turns YouTube into your own personal radio station

There is no shortage of Internet radio services. From freeware like Pandora and Rdio to premium services like Spotify and Google Music, you can listen to all the songs you want, when you want them. Streamus allows you to search for songs by tapping into the world's largest music database, YouTube.

Just download and install the extension and start listening to your favorite tune. You can search directly from the Omnibox (the address/search... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Windows , Google , video , Mac , Chrome , music , extension , Windows software , YouTube , streaming , radio

Jet Set Radio goes mobile, fittingly enough

Jet Set Radio, the cult classic Dreamcast title from 2000, is now available for iOS and Android, following its HD rerelease on PSN, XBLA, and Windows.

Easily one of the most creative, as well as subversive, video games ever conceived, gameplay consists mainly of "grinding" (aggressive inline skating) across a colorful neo-Tokyo, tagging walls, and recruiting new members, who then become playable characters, to your gang, the GGs -- all while while evading police, rival... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: iPhone , Android , iOS , iPad , games , mobile , radio

Slacker Radio now streaming lifestyle advice

Popular streaming radio service Slacker Radio today launched a new category of stations that offers a different sort of listening experience to its users: lifestyle. Debuting as part of a partnership between Slacker and ABC Radio, the new stations offer curated talk radio content that includes advice and other stories dealing with the lifestyle interests of both men and women.

Related stories Slacker Radio announces live ESPN streams and more at CES Slacker brings back the slow jams Slacker Radio app... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: iPhone , Android , apps , iOS , iPad , music , streaming , audio , radio , Media now playing on Android

After rocking the eardrums of countless listeners on the Web and iOS, fan-favorite music-streaming app has made its way onto the Android platform.

Related stories As expected, licenses songs from major labels How to get started with for iPhone Hey DJ, Play it Loud!

So far, for Android appears very much like its iOS counterpart, with its hypnotic, head-bobbing avatars, slick buttons, and familiar interface. It makes it easy to listen to tunes in one room... Read More »

Tags: Android , apps , music , streaming , radio , player

Slacker brings back the slow jams

Streaming radio site Slacker Radio has a brand-new station that might get its more softhearted listeners in the mood for some love-making.

The new DJ-curated "Old School R&B" station takes you back in time with some of the silkiest hits from artists like Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Etta James. But '80s babies (like me), don't fret, because the station also extends into our golden era with more-contemporary, yet still decidedly old-school, crooners like Mint Condition, Boyz... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: apps , music , Windows software , streaming , radio , Media

Handy weather apps for iOS

Across the United States, people are experiencing some of the hottest weather of the year. Many cities are topping out in the hundreds, and some are even getting close to 110. Even a quick glance at the current weather map tells the story: It is hot just about everywhere and if you don't have air conditioning or a body of water nearby, you're probably not feeling too happy about the sunny weather.

This week's collection of apps are all about checking... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , apps , iOS , iPod , iPhoneappsweek , Touch , iPad , Windows software , radio , screen

Rdio hits Windows

Rdio, the popular on-demand music-streaming service with apps already available on most major platforms (Download: Mac | iPhone | Android), has just invaded Windows desktops. Now, desktop listeners can access their Rdio accounts without having to fire up a browser or log in. The new native app offers all of Rdio's basic listening and social discovery features, plus a couple of nice conveniences that you're sure to appreciate.

First, the new app can be controlled via media keys... Read More »

Tags: Windows , apps , music , Windows software , streaming , audio , radio

mSpot for Android adds Radio Spotter

Starting today, users of the mSpot app for Android get to enjoy Radio Spotter Beta, a new release that adds streaming radio to the app's usual cloud music service. Previously, mSpot was all about uploading, storing, and playing music that you already own. But now, with Radio Spotter Beta, users can mix in some spontaneity and variety via Internet Radio stations, mSpot Stations, Personal Stations (based on a song or artist of your choosing), or the innovative Suggested Stations.... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Android , apps , music , Windows software , Cloud , radio , player

New Slacker Premium merges radio with on-demand

Slacker Radio, the popular streaming radio site and mobile application (iPhone | Android | BlackBerry), has just launched a third tier of service, bringing yet another layer of listening options to its music-hungry users. Dubbed Slacker Premium Radio, the new tier is the first to merge the ease and unpredictability of programmed radio stations with the power of an on-demand music service. Slacker's menu, dramatically bolstered by this new Premium offering, now appears to... Read More »

Tags: Android , apps , iOS , music , streaming , radio

Rdio offering direct carrier billing through Verizon

Rdio, the subscription-based social music service, today announced the addition of its Rdio app to the Verizon V Cast Apps storefront. Available only to customers with select Android devices, the app is one of the first in Verizon's app store to offer subscriptions via direct carrier billing.

While the service remains the same, the new option to lump your monthly subscription fee in with your Verizon Wireless bill is sure to entice at least a handful of new subscribers.... Read More »

Tags: Android , apps , music , social , radio