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HOLLYWOOD — Mary Maisonet is a typical iTunes consumer. She uses it often to download songs, but not as much as she used to.
There are more options now, says Maisonet, of Hoboken, N.J., such as free online radio services Pandora and iHeartRadio, music-listening on YouTube and on-demand services including Spotify and Rhapsody that let you listen to millions of complete songs for a monthly fee.
Maisonet had once used iTunes as her primary source for listening to and acquiring new music. But as Apple prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Music Store on Sunday, it sees a radically different music landscape not as predicated on downloads.
Ten years ago, record stores were in full force (although hurting) and music downloading was something young folks did at pirate
NEW YORK — The brand new Q10 smartphone is your Back to the Future BlackBerry. It’s got the kind of physical Qwerty keyboard that BlackBerry loyalists were so enamored with on prior generation handsets. It’s also a touch-screen device preloaded with BlackBerry 10, the new, more modern mobile operating system. The phone arrives first in the United Kingdom this month, with the U.S. launch slated by the end of May,. ATT, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Wireless all plan to sell it; my test unit is from ATT. BlackBerry says it is priced to cost around $249 in the U.S. with a contract.
Putting aside for a moment this hybrid’s standing against myriad rivals in the congested smartphone space — and the throwback physical
NEW YORK — You get the impression that Samsung is auditioning for a Las Vegas magic act. When it comes to the brand new Galaxy S4, the South Korean electronics giant seemingly has an endless bag of parlor tricks. The smartphone is the highly anticipated successor to the Galaxy S III and I like it a lot, even if some of the new features come off as “look what we can do” as opposed to “look how we can make your experience better.”
Want to answer a call or skip a song with the wave of your hand? Go right ahead. Want to pause a video by looking away from the screen? You can do that, too. Did someone walk in front of your family just as you were
LOS ANGELES — If you’re like most computer owners, Ismail Jadun wants to make sure you’re no April fool this weekend — back up your data!
Jadun, a 24-year-old college student from Youngstown, Ohio, created World Backup Day in 2011 when he and others started talking on the Reddit Web community about how insane it was that most folks rarely back up their precious stuff.
“It was close to April 1,” he says. “I thought it would be kind of funny to have a World Backup Day before April Fool’s. You know … back up before someone plays a prank on you.”
So he bought the worldbackupday domain, where he beats the drum for paying attention to our ever-expanding collection of photos, music, video
7:58 p.m.: And that’s a wrap. Interestingly, no details on a launch date, compatible wireless carriers or price.
7:56 p.m.: The S4 will include built-in health software that can track heart rate, body fat or other fitness needs.
7:55 p.m.: Bidan talking about Smart Scroll and Pause, which automatically pauses video when you turn away, and restarts when you look back at the screen. Users can tilt the screen up or down to scroll through text. There’s also a separate feature allowing users to answer the phone by waving their hand over the screen.
7:52 p.m.: Group Play also supports multiplayer games, which sounds very promising.