Music

What is Pandora One?

The Pandora iOS app makes it convenient to stream radio stations tailored to individual tastes or different genres of music. While Pandora is normally free, Pandora users can subscribe to Pandora One for a monthly fee. So what is the difference between Pandora vs. Pandora One?

Pandora One compared to Pandora free
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Shazam Update Adds Support for Rdio

Shazam is often the go-to iOS app when it comes to identifying and tagging music. The free service keeps adding on new ways to share, learn about, and listen to music of all stripes. Since the iOS 7 overhaul, Shazam has receive several updates on iTunes, bringing the current version to 7.2.0.

Shazam 7.2.0 iOS

Rdio fans will notice the latest update has a built-in function to play tagged Shazam tracks as a Rdio playlist. For those who aren't familiar, Rdio blends streaming music with social media, making it possible to learn about new music from friends and followers. Rdio functionality joins other services already on the list in Shazam, including Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, lyrics display and more.

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.

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