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Bandcamp is an invaluable music resource, but you wouldn't know it from their iOS app

Bandcamp is a revolutionary service that has helped break down the barriers for self-released music across every genre of music. If you like music, they have you covered. Utilizing deep fan integration and tags the site allows you to search by genres, country, your friends recommendations, record...

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Apple, Comcast, and net neutrality

Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple may be courting Comcast for a streaming TV service that would deliver content from the cloud to an Apple set-top box. The report notes that Apple's (alleged) plan would be for its video content to get priority treatment from Comcast to the...

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The changing musical landscape: iTunes Radio, declining digital sales, Beyonce and more

In 2013, for the first time since the iTunes Music Store launched in April of 2003, digital music sales experienced a decline. The news comes courtesy of Billboard which reports that digital track sales dropped from 1.34 billion units in 2012 to 1.26 billion units in 2013, a 5.7% decrease overall....

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NFL to stream playoff games to Macs, tablets for first time in history, but blackouts still apply

Despite all of the technology available to us, streaming sporting events is expensive and often difficult. You've got to pay exorbitant subscription fees, make deals with cable providers and/or buy an expensive gaming system. Why can't we just stream a game online once in a while? Well football...

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Here's how to check your Apple TV's Netflix bandwidth using a hidden built-in tool

Having problems with Netflix on Apple TV, or simply want to know how much bandwidth is available to your on-demand movie portal? Well lucky for you: There's a built-in video quality tool that you can use to see exactly how many kilobits per second your Apple TV is dedicating to the content you're...

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Amazon's Lovefilm app finally comes to iPhone

Amazon's streaming offerings in the UK are a whole different world from those in the United States. Its Lovefilm service's selection rivals Netflix for big-name titles, and their interface is easier to use than the one they use stateside. It just had one little quirk; its iOS app was exclusively...

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Rhapsody takes major hit as music services slowly cannibalize each other

I could probably name close to a dozen subscription music services off the top of my head, which means one thing: There are far too many subscription music services. Now, just days since Pandora declared that it would do just fine in the wake of Apple's iTunes Radio debut, longtime music stalwart...

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How a PC and Air Video HD turned my iPad into the ultimate entertainment device

I have a problem: There just isn't enough room on my iPad to hold all of my beloved video content. Ideally, I'd love to have all of my favorite movies and TV shows -- which are currently stored on a Windows desktop -- available on my tablet at a moment's notice, but for a long time I didn't think...

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AT&T U-verse adds live TV streaming on iPad, iPhone to follow

AT&T has added live TV internet streaming to its U-verse iPad app. Now U-verse subscribers can stream 108 television channels when in their home and about 25 channels when outside of it. AT&T's move comes after several carriers began offering similar live streaming features. In-home...

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Rdio teaming up with terrestrial radio giant Cumulus Media for new free ad-supported streaming

The New York Times is reporting that the subscription-based online streaming service Rdio has made a deal with terrestrial broadcast giant Cumulus Media to provide advertising and content. Cumulus, which runs 525 radio stations, will advertise Rdio on its own stations in addition to providing...

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Netflix introducing personalized profiles to Apple TV

With the wide range of selections available on, and suggested by, Netflix, we've all had that embarrassing moment where you fire up the family account and your family discovers the Slumber Party Massacre marathon you had last night. Or Monk. Or whatever embarrasses you. Here's some good news,...

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Are you an iOS developer eyeing the Chromecast? You better ask permission first

Yesterday's announcement of Google's new Chromecast accessory could mean big things for iOS developers who want to throw their content on to the big screen without worrying about wires, but tucked away in Google's developer portal is a rather interesting note regarding the Google Cast API required...

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Report: half of streaming boxes sold are Apple TVs

Apple executives seem to have a thing for referring to the Apple TV as nothing more than an interesting hobby. That little hobby, however, seems to be attracting more and more users with each passing quarter. During Apple's 2012 holiday quarter, for example, the company sold more than 2 million...

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QuikIO improves its media-streaming services in version 3.0

We looked at QuikIO earlier this year, and the file-sharing and media-streaming service has really evolved in the past few months. The company is placing an emphasis on media and is beefing up its streaming features by slimming them down. QuikIO lets you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac so...

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ABC live TV app now requires a cable subscription

You have to pay to play these days. Back in May, we reported that ABC rolled out a new WATCH ABC app that enabled users in New York and Philadelphia to watch free live streaming of ABC channels. Now that July is upon us, those same users must verify, with a username and password, that they are...

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