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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts

One of the major announcements at Apple's iPhone 6 launch last week was the band U2 giving iTunes users around the world a free copy of their new album, Songs of Innocence. The internet went into meltdown, with many people expressing displeasure and even outrage that a band they disliked would give them a free…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple releases tool to remove free U2 album from iTunes accounts
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Apple kills off the iPod Classic

As all the celebrating and frothing at the mouth was taking place last night as Apple announced iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch, nary a tear was shed as the tech giant quietly put the iPod Classic to death. Yes, the device that was launched 13 years ago – in October of 2001 – with its revolutionary…

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Spotify to give you uninterrupted streaming in exchange for watching adverts

Spotify is introducing video adverts for non-premium subscribers, and will reward you for watching them all the way through. According to WP Central, Spotify video ads comes in two forms: First there's straight up videos, which will play back on the Spotify desktop client. These will be clever enough to stop playing back if you're…

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James O'MalleySpotify to give you uninterrupted streaming in exchange for watching adverts
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Sonos Vinyl player is where the high-tech meets history

Sonos, the wireless home audio system that lets you play music in all of the rooms of your house feels pretty high tech: It is entirely wireless and can stream audio from your own library or a myriad of streaming services... but what if you're a vinyl junkie? That's right - no longer are vinyls…

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James O'MalleySonos Vinyl player is where the high-tech meets history
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Sonos update enables the removal of the wifi “Bridge”

Sonos has today started rolling out a software update to its devices that will let you users remove the wifi bridge from their home audio setup. Crucially, this also means that future customers will be able to buy the wireless sound system without the added hardware expense. Previously to make a Sonos system talk to…

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Spotify now free on Windows Phone

Music streaming service Spotify is now free on the Windows Phone app, after unveiling an ad-supported and shuffle-mode which came to iOS and Android earlier this year. Previously, Windows Phone users were only able to stream via the Spotify app with a premium subscription, which includes ad-free mobile and offline listening. Now, Windows Phone streams…

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Stuart O'ConnorSpotify now free on Windows Phone
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Online music videos to get age rating in UK

In further proof that he has absolutely no understanding of how the internet works, UK prime minister David Cameron has announced that music videos on YouTube and other websites will be given age ratings from October to stop children seeing “graphic content”. Cameron said that new filters will replicate rules that exist offline for media…

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Stuart O'ConnorOnline music videos to get age rating in UK
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Shazam brings music ID powers to Mac

Shazam is bringing its media identification software to the desktop with an app for the Mac. Previously only available on smartphones, Shazam is now available for free in Apple’s Mac App Store. As with the Android or iOS version, Shazam for Mac identifies songs playing in the background of your home, office, coffee shop, or…

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Is Google trying to buy Spotify? Here’s why a deal would be great for both companies.

Interesting rumours are doing the rounds suggesting that Google might be attempting to acquire music streaming service Spotify. Such a deal could massively upset the music and tech industries. TechRadar reports that Google was on the cusp of making the deal, before deciding that the $4-5bn price was simply too high. To put that into…

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James O'MalleyIs Google trying to buy Spotify? Here’s why a deal would be great for both companies.