Apple Acquires Search Engine Chomp Trends

Apple Acquires Search Engine Chomp

No Comments 27 February 2012

Apple has acquired Chomp Inc., the San Francisco-based company behind a search engine devoted specifically to mobile apps, in a deal reportedly valued at $50 million.

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StagePage Preserves Your Concert Memories for the Ages

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StagePage Preserves Your Concert Memories for the Ages

No Comments 27 February 2012

Lose your ticket stub? Can’t find that old shoebox with your concert mementos? Documenting concerts you’ve attended is now possible with just a few smartphone swipes, so you can relive your favorite moments and keep track of who you saw, what they played, and what you thought about it.

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Freemake Music Box Searches YouTube For You

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Freemake Music Box Searches YouTube For You

No Comments 26 February 2012

At first glance you might think that Freemake Music Box is a librarian/player along the lines of iTunes and Windows Media Player. You’d be wrong. Music Box (free) could care less about what you have on your hard drive. Instead it searches YouTube and presents you with music and music videos that it finds based on the words, name, title, or phrase you type in the search box.

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Beatles Ringtones Come to iTunes

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Beatles Ringtones Come to iTunes

No Comments 26 February 2012

You “Can’t Buy Me Love,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy that track and other songs from John, Paul, George and Ringo as ringtones on iTunes.

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Get This: Tomahawk Media Player

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Get This: Tomahawk Media Player

No Comments 23 February 2012

In order for a technology to take off these days, it has to be simple. Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, Spotify — each can be summed up in a sentence or so and readily understood from the very first time you use it. Tomahawk is more complicated, but if you’re a music fan who listens to music on a laptop or desktop — and has friends who do too — it warrants a try, and possibly a place in your quiver of favorite music apps.

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‘Mastered for iTunes’ Unveiled

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‘Mastered for iTunes’ Unveiled

No Comments 23 February 2012

For audiophiles and music fans alike, Apple just slid something under the door when no one was looking. Head over to the iTunes Store, and you’ll see an entirely new section called Mastered for iTunes.

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Weird, Wonderful Music-Making Apps and Toys

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Weird, Wonderful Music-Making Apps and Toys

No Comments 23 February 2012

A guitar eats an iPad, a tablet becomes a dance-music powerhouse, an iPhone makes like a theremin, and a guitar made of five phones and a cheap speaker cranks out ‘Cracklin’ Rosie.’ And the fun may be just beginning.

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