Tag Archives: music

The Organelle is a music computer that can do almost anything

Not long ago, “portable” was basically a synonym for “toy” when it came to keyboards and synthesizers. Sure, a classic Casio like the VL-1 is not without its charms. But it’s not exactly a serious musical instrument. That’s changed a lot in recent years, partially due to miniaturization and clever engineering but mostly thanks to the relentless march forward of computing power. ... Read More »

Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means current teaching methods may ... Read More »

Apple Music is now playing on Amazon Echo speakers with Alexa

At the end of November Amazon announced that Apple Music would soon be supported by its Echo smart speakers with the Alexa virtual assistant built-in. Today the integration has finally gone live, around two weeks after the initial reveal. The rollout has started in the US through the Alexa app on Android and iOS. Over there you can connect your ... Read More »

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Smartwatches With Maps, Music, Garmin Pay, Pulse Ox Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Fenix 5 Plus range finally has Garmin Pay and music storage Prices range from $699.99 to $1,149 Fenix 5 Plus models have space for 500 songs Garmin has announced major updates to its Fenix line of smartwatches. On the heels of unveiling new features to the Vivoactive 3 in the form of the Vivoactive 3 Music, the company is now ... Read More »

Google Home Will Now Let You Wake Up to Your Favourite Music

HIGHLIGHTS New feature wakes you up to your favourite songs or radio station You can also choose music from streaming services like Spotify or Pandora Assistant will help you keep up with TV shows Google is rolling out a new feature to Google Home devices that will let you set the music of your choice as an alarm to wake you up in ... Read More »

Jimmy Iovine to Leave Apple Music in August: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Iovine joined Apple in 2014 after it bought Beat Electronics Iovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records His departure is reportedly timed to his Apple shares fully vesting Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is said to leave Apple’s music streaming service in August, the Billboard magazine reported on Thursday, citing sources. Iovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records, a rap ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With Universal Music Group, Promises Personalised Music Features

HIGHLIGHTS Universal Music Group (UMG) tied up with YouTube recently UMG called the Facebook deal its latest success Facebook promised more personalised music features alongside Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new ... Read More »

How to transfer music to an iPhone without using iTunes

*Representative image For some reason, there is this weird notion about using iTunes. People automatically assume that it is difficult to use even before giving it a shot. Once you get used to it, you’ll know it is one of the most convenient media players out there that actually organises your files. But having said that, iTunes is also one ... Read More »

Sony’s music recognition app TrackID shutting down in mid-September

TrackID has been a staple of Sony phones – well, Sony Ericsson at the time – since 2005 but it will not carry on into 2018. In a surprise move, the company has decided to shut down the music recognition service on September 15. With the app, your TrackID history will be lost too. And it sounds like the Backup ... Read More »

Google Play Music Offering 120-Day Free Subscription to New Subscribers

HIGHLIGHTS Contrary to earlier, Google Play Music is now offering 120-day free trial It includes offline downloading and listening to music online However, there will be advertisements inside the Play Music app Google is offering a four-month free subscription on its music streaming service Google Play Music for new subscribers, allowing users to scan up to 50,000 songs from their ... Read More »