Google announced a music subscription service today called Google Play Music All Access. It provides unlimited access to music for $9.99/month (or $7.99/month if you sign up for the free trial before June 30th.)
The Google Play Music Android app has been updated to reflect the All Access subscription service, but also provides an entire UI overhaul that is very slick. It's simplified and much...
Earlier in the still-ongoing Google I/O keynote, Google announced Google Play Music All Access, a new subscription service aimed at providing any music you want for a monthly fee of $9.99 ($7.99 if you try the free trial before June 30th). The service will be available on both mobile devices and the web. The web version just went live for US users (internationla is coming 'soon') is asking us to...
We're at Google I/O, where they just announced improvements to their Google+ Sign-In API, which is cross platform sign-in. What does that mean? If you find a cool website that you like (they demoed it with Fancy), you can sign in with Google+. If you do, you will automatically be asked if you would like to install the app on your Android device. If you say yes, the app will download and log you...
Google Fiber has been expanding to more locales recently and Gladstone, Missouri is the next stop. The Gladstone Missouri City Council approved the plan to bring Google Fiber to the town, it's just a matter of time before Google makes it a reality. No official timetable yet, but for all of you in Gladstone, I am incredibly jealous!
Source: Google Fiber Blog
16GB version to cost $200 with a new agreement, $650 if bought outright
Great news for all of you on Verizon, the Samsung Galaxy S4 (read our review!) release date has been moved up to May 23rd from May 30th. The news comes from a Tweet from Ken Muche, who works for Big Red. Last month, we received confirmation that Samsung's new flagship device would not be released until the end of May. This...
Channels will start at a 99 cent monthly subscription and have a 14-day trial period
YouTube made a big announcement today: paid subscriptions for certain channels. It had been rumored for some time that YouTube was readying some sort of paid model and today that becomes reality. This is the beginning of a pilot program that will likely see many more premium channels in the future.
So how does...
I’m a huge music fan and I tend to enjoy all genres. If you’re not fond of much of the music today that is too often full of auto-tune and artificial sound, I have a recommendation for you. The Head and the Heart is a band that originated in Seattle and boasts many different styles, specifically folk, rock and Americana. I discovered them a few years back after they released their self titled...
US Cellular has announced this morning that it will now have a presence in select Sam's Club stores across the country and offer postpaid plans and devices.
You will be able to find US Cellular in certain Sam's Club stores now in the following states:
Back in January, T-Mobile announced a partnership with Major League Baseball that would enable the carrier to control on-field communications. It has now furthered that deal by allowing T-Mobile customers to download MLB At Bat for free and enjoy it for the full 2013 season.
We covered some of our favorite baseball apps at the beginning of the season and MLB At Bat remains near the top. They...
Amazon brings their tablet-optimized experience to shoppers outside the US
When Amazon launched their Amazon Mobile version that had been optimized for tablets, it was only available in the United States. This, of course, frustrated many who live elsewhere who wanted to access the app, because it's pretty well done. Over the past few months, Amazon has been making it available in more locales...
RadioShack is ready and waiting to give you your Galaxy S4 this coming Saturday
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available for purchase for Sprint and AT&T at RadioShack this Saturday, April 27th. The highly anticipated device has been garnering a lot of attention recently now that we've finally received solid release dates.
RadioShack has also announced that it will offer accessories for the...
Google has announced that the third city to gain access to its Google Fiber service will be Provo, Utah. The announcement comes just a week after the second city, Austin, was announced. In case you're wondering, Provo is the third largest city in Utah and about 43 miles south of Salt Lake City.
In the blog post, Google says that they've agreed to purchase iProvo, a fiber-optic network that has...
The boys of summer are back - here's how to best follow Major League Baseball on your Android smartphone
The 2013 Major League Baseball season is upon us. The first game was played Sunday night and the remainder of the games started Monday afternoon. It’s the beginning of a long season, but one beloved by so many across the country. It remains America’s pastime and provides an incredible...
Google has announced today that Android founder and longtime leader Andy Rubin will be leaving the Android team to explore a "new chapter at Google." Larry Page posted the announcement on Google's Official Blog, which delved into how much Android has grown since its inception and under Rubin. Google says that Sundar Pichai, who currently leads Chrome, will take over. Sundar will continue to work...
Sprint has begun the rollout of Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Enhancements will include:
Smooth transitions enable effortless movement
Expandable, actionable notifications
Widgets that resize automatically
The update is being pushed wirelessly and has just begun to rollout. If you have a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 from Sprint and...
Google Play gift cards appear to be finally available in the United Kingdom, as they've been spotted in Tesco. We first got wind back in December of the UK redemption page going live, but no other news about the cards. Then, just a couple of days ago, we were given the gift card denominations that would be available, but still no physical items. Finally, they have been spotted in one of the most...
Developers will be thrilled to hear that Airpush and Apsalar have announced a partnership at MWC that will bring better in-app analytics to Android. Airpush is a mobile ad network and Apsalar is a leader in Mobile Engagement Management solutions.
Airpush will continue to work to get developers paid while Apsalar will provide the ability to measure:
Virgin Mobile USA has announced a new addition to their lineup, the Samsung Galaxy Victory. The Victory is a 4-inch device that has a look not dissimilar to the Nexus One. It boasts a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 5MP rear camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The specs aren't going to blow away die hard Android fans, but for someone who just wants a solid phone for a less...
AT&T announced this morning that it has flipped the switch and turned on LTE in more markets.
Any of you in the following locales will be fortunate to have AT&T LTE soon. The new markets are:
Salinas and Monterey, California
Always good to see the expansion of LTE and...
AT&T announced this morning that it has flipped the switch for LTE in more cities. The high speed 4G network is now available in:
Cecil County, Maryland
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Norfolk, parts of Virginia Beach and Portsmouth, VA
Great news for everybody in these locales who can now experience the faster speeds.