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Your favorite music app sounds better than you think

Image: Alex Cranz / Gizmodo Chances are you’ve signed up for at least a streaming service—But are you getting the most out of the best music quality on offer? Quickly auditing your apps can boost both streaming and download speeds, so you’re always assured of the highest fidelity sound flowing from your expensive headphones to […]

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New Apple Music App for Your Own Backup Group

Apple’s Music Memos brings group instant backup to the app Apple’s new music memos deliver instant bass and drums in an app for guitarists and pianists. Jefferson Graham presents the revolutionary app. USA TODAY MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif .– Everyone wants their own backing band, right? Apple’s new Music Memos app, released Wednesday, can do just […]

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YouTube’s music app could control all streaming services

Streaming music is an incredibly crowded lot. There is Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora. There is Rdio, Rhapsody and Deezer. Amazon launches a music streaming service when you sign up for Prime. But you know who is really killing him with music, a business almost so obvious you wouldn’t even know? Youtube. Think about it. […]

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Forget GarageBand, SoundTrap is a music app for everyone

The past week has been dominated by Apple Music news, but how about making songs rather than just listening to them? GarageBand is awesome software – unlike its perennially frustrating cousin iTunes – that makes songwriting on iOS and OS X really easy. But the problem is, it’s an Apple-only affair. Soundtrap is a new […]

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How much data is your music streaming app consuming?

A reader, Chris, wrote to us yesterday with a really good question about streaming music services: “… what I want to know is how do they compare in terms of data usage? How does Google’s compression compare to Pandora, or Spotify, or the Amazon player? Funky playlists and piped music are fine, but how much […]

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Meet Max Mathews, inventor of the first music app

When we jam to fast beats like Lady Gaga or Daft Punk, it’s hard to believe that 50 years ago it took hours for a computer to record seconds of music. Max Mathews would know. The former Bell Labs researcher wrote the first computer sound generation program, called MUSIC, in 1957. He claims that digital […]