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How do I access Home Sharing on my iOS device?

Home Sharing makes it possible to share an iTunes library over Wi-Fi. Once the shared library is set up, follow these steps to access the tracks from an iOS device on the same network:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Music and scroll down to Home Sharing
2. Enter the same Apple ID and password used on the computer sharing a library from iTunes
3. Open the Music app
4. Navigate to More -> Shared
5. Select the shared library you wish to access

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Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Album Gets a Release Date, Headed to the App Store in Novmeber

Lady Gaga has announced the official release date for her new app-album. The album entitled ARTPOP, will be released as an iPad, iPhone and computer application on November 11. Gaga describes it as "a musical and visual engineering system that combines art, fashion, and technology with a new interactive worldwide community."

Lady Gaga ARTPOP

This is the first major app/album release since Bjork's Biophilia was released for iOS devices in 2011. The app was designed by Gaga's development team TechHaus, and aims to bring back the album experience by blending fashion and art with music. The launch of the album will be preceded by an "artRAVE", with collaborations from a number of famous artists including Robert Wilson, conceptual sculptor Jeff Koons and performance artist Marina Abramovic. Gaga will also release a new single from the album on August 19.

Stream Millions of Free Songs with HypedMusic on iOS

Looking for a free, legal and advertisement-free way to stream your favorite music on the iPhone or iPod touch? HypedMusic version 1.0 provides just that, with a simple interface that can be synced using a Facebook account (or not). The app makes it possible to create playlists of your favorite tracks.

iOS app Hypedmusic free

You will have to know exactly what you're looking for, since there's no way to browse for artists or songs. Search results are sourced from all over the web, and although sometimes a music server might not work well, available songs play just fine for the most part. Like other music apps, HypedMusic will play your tunes while running in the background.

Spotify Announces Free Radio Play in the US

Spotify has announced that free radio play is coming to the U.S. in a few days. The update was supposed to roll out starting today, but Spotify decided it wasn't quite ready for public consumption. iPhone and iPad users will have access to an unlimited amount of music once the new radio feature is integrated into the iOS app.

iPhone Music

The update offers limitless streaming radio stations and the ability to like your favorite songs so you can easily find them later. Free users will have to deal with advertisements, while Premium users will continue to enjoy an ad-free experience. Spotify is available to download for free in the App Store. It's compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and requires iOS 5.0 or later. A Spotify Premium account is $9.99. Read on for a complete list of upcoming changes.

View Full Track Titles in the iPhone Music App

Ever notice how some song titles are too long to fit on an iPhone or iPod touch display? The iOS Music app simply truncates the text and adds a trailing elipsis at the end. Now thanks to iOS 5 you can actually view all of the track information with this simple tip.

show full track listing

When you're interested in seeing the whole track name, just hold down on the track listing and a black pop-up box will appear. Inside this box will be the complete track title without any abbreviation. Once you lift your finger, the box will remain open until you tap the screen again.

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