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To date, Sonos owners have had to use iOS to stream music directly from a mobile device. They'll have a little more choice as of today: Sonos has updated its Android app to support direct streaming. If a device has a local audio library, the controller software can send tracks, albums, playlists a...

July 23rd 2013 at 11:21am 0 Comments
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If you've been thinking of adding speakers around the house but are loath to run wires, Pure's Jongo system is now available in North America, joining the likes of Sonos' Play:3 in the wireless multi-room sound game. For now, it consists of the $129 Jongo A2, a WiFi- and Bluetooth-equipped bridge...

June 12th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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There's been a Sword of Damocles looming for months over Spotify's free tier: after a reprieve, some listeners past the six-month trial phase have been capped at five plays per track. Spotify must not want to kill the joy of a favorite album, as it's lifting that cap for UK members. Like most of t...

March 19th 2013 at 8:58am 0 Comments
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Spotify gave its Android app a very overdue interface overhaul last year. The iOS version wasn't in quite as dire straits, but we'd still call today's redesign a long-needed modernization that pulls out some of the clutter. Its 0.6 update mostly brings in useful concepts from the Android version,...

February 27th 2013 at 9:02am 0 Comments
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When the iPad is seemingly tailor-made for books of all kinds, you'd think Audible would leap on the opportunity to produce an optimized audiobook app -- it wasn't quite so eager, as customers have since discovered. Apple tablet owners won't have to perpetually lean on the stock music app for thei...

February 20th 2013 at 12:33pm 0 Comments
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After launching the service across the pond just a few short days ago, Nokia's now ready to make Music+ available for the US -- confirming to us today its availability on Yankee soil. To recap, the paid subscription service ramps up the free app's offerings with higher quality audio, unlimited off...

February 19th 2013 at 4:11pm 0 Comments
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Ask a Sonos listener about flaws in the Controller app and you'll often hear about three sticking points: favorites buried in separate sections, the absence of an official Android widget and an iOS version that still isn't optimized for the iPhone 5. As of Tuesday, the company is cleaning house by...

February 12th 2013 at 4:53am 0 Comments