Month: September 2009

5 ways to listen to music on the iPhone without using iTunes

iTunes is the default music playback application that comes with your iPhone and music playback is one the major features of today’s iPhones. Here are five other ways to listen to music without using iTunes: 1. Pandora: Pandora is a web based streaming audio application that is based on the Music Genome Project and is available as a free app for the iPhone. You can listen to specific stations and rate and vote for the music that is being played. You can use Pandora when in a Wi-Fi zone as well as over 3G. 2. AOL Radio: The AOL Radio free iPhone app is ideal for those who are more accustomed to traditional radio. You can listen to any number of stations that are categorized in to genres and use the Locals feature to listen to stations near your area and mark stations as your favorite. 3. Soma FM: is another app that allows you to listen to streaming radio stations. However this app is not free. With Soma FM you can bookmark certain songs to purchase later, which is great if you come across a new song you would like to have. 4. NPR News: If you are the kind of person who loves being up to date on things and wants to listen to news the NPR News, free iPhone app will be great for you. It...

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Opera 10 Faster With New Features

In the first week of September, Opera announced the launch of their new browser, Opera 10 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Opera is one of those browsers that introduce new features before they become mainstream; such as tabbed browsing and displaying visual bookmarks. Unfortunately, credit for these and many more inventions go to other browsers. However the new Opera 10 offers less drama in terms of brand new features seen for the first time or a new interface. The new program improves on its predecessor’s performance but has little else. So what are the new features that have been incorporated? One useful feature is that Opera has incorporated system wide spellchecking on all platforms, which means Windows users do not need to install plug-ins for this feature. The Speed Dial page is also more customizable allowing users to choose from a 2×2 grid up to 5×5 grids and select a custom background image. Opera 10 also provides a nifty thumbnail-tab feature. If you drag the bottom of the tab downwards, all the open tabs will show dynamically sized thumbnails. You can also have the thumbnail tabs on the right hand side of your screen, which is extremely useful for widescreen laptops and computers. As you add more thumbnails, the row is squeezed horizontally or vertically displaying all your tabs. Speed tests confirm that Opera 10 is the...

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Multiple Carriers Could Get iPhone In 2010

Apple is considering bringing the iPhone to multiple carriers as soon as summer 2010 in a bid to maximize market penetration of it’s flagship product. Analysts have pointed at the recent success and dramatic increase in sales in regions and countries that offer the iPhone on multiple carriers, as opposed to the US, where the device is still exclusively offered on only one carrier. Aside from the market penetration numbers in other regions, sources state that Apple and AT&T are experiencing a few rough patches in their relationship, including coverage issues, feature support and controversy over app approvals. Also this news comes at a time when the FCC is reviewing exclusive contracts between wireless providers and handset makers to verify if they unjustly favor technology companies over consumers. Apple’s contract with AT&T wireless ends in summer 2010 and some experts have speculated that Apple may be looking at Verizon Wireless, the largest carrier in the US. However, since Verizon’s current infrastructure is not supported by the iPhone, it remains to be seen whether Apple will wait until it transitions it’s network to 4G, which may take several years or redesign the iPhone to work with Verizon’s current...

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