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Spotify iPad app captured by Mr. Filtercam

Spotify iPad app captured by Mr. Filtercam

Try and use Spotify on your iPad right now. Go on, we’ll wait. Done? Yeah, that was pretty horrible, wasn’t it? Right now you have to scale up the phone app to be able to use the streaming music service, and while we’re still waiting for the elusive iPad app, new photos may indicate what we can look forward to when Spotify does eventually land. It looks pretty swish too.

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Sonos drops own controller for smartphone apps

Sonos drops own controller for smartphone apps

Sonos has decided to discontinue its own controller hardware with sales of the Control CR200 to stop on May 31. The popularity of smartphones and free controller apps on both Android and iPhones for the Sonos networked audio system has led to the inevitable demise of the Sonos dedicated controller hardware.

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Spotify lifts five play limit in certain European countries

Spotify lifts five play limit in certain European countries

If you don’t want to spring for Spotify Premium, $4.99 for unlimited desktop access and $9.99 to add mobile capabilities, you’re stuck with the free version. With that option you have to put up with commercials playing between songs, as well as the dreaded five play limit on songs. Spotify has revealed that they plan to lift this limit for certain European countries, although U.K and U.S users will still be saddled with the restriction for now.

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MOG finally releases Windows desktop app

MOG finally releases Windows desktop app

MOG is finally releasing a native app for Windows desktop users. The popular music streaming service has long had apps for OS X, iOS, and Android, but Windows users have had to rely on accessing the player via the web browser. The announcement comes just as the company is in the spotlight for a possible merge with HTC and Beats Audio.

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HTC and Beats Audio snatch up MOG music streaming service

HTC and Beats Audio snatch up MOG music streaming service

We've been hearing increasingly more reports that HTC was looking to acquire their own music streaming service to complete the package with Beats Audio, and to compete with others such as Spotify. After we reported that HTC was looking to buy MOG yesterday, sources are now confirming the deal has been concluded and Beats Audio has purchased MOG and their music streaming service.

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HTC MOG acquisition tipped

HTC MOG acquisition tipped

It's being reported that HTC has acquired a subscription-based music service called MOG, a decision that would support HTC's desire to start pushing more into the content side of the mobile market. MOG had been unable to compete with the much more popular serivce Spotify and it was assumed that the company was aggressively looking to be acquired by someone to remain relevant.

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Atlantic Technology WA-5030 pumps your sound wirelessly

Atlantic Technology WA-5030 pumps your sound wirelessly

Wires are a pain. You have to run them everywhere, try and hide them effectively, and if not, they clutter up rooms and look out of place. That’s particularly true of sound systems involving multiple speakers. What’s the solution? Wireless, of course. Atlantic Technology may have what you’re looking for in the war on cables.

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Spotify preparing family subscription plans

Spotify preparing family subscription plans

Music streaming service Spotify will be offering family subscription plans sometime in the near future, according to comments made by the company's chief content officer, Ken Parks. This should be a welcome option for Spotify subscribers and will certainly put pressure on the competition for rivals such as Rdio, which already offers family plans.

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Sony Music Unlimited makes way to PlayStation Vita

Sony Music Unlimited makes way to PlayStation Vita

The Sony platform that allows users to stream unlimited music tracks on their PS3 and other devices has now made its way to the PlayStation Vita. The app has two tiers of service - one for users who just want to listen to an "Internet radio" stream of music and a premium tier that lets users search for and download specific songs. It's kind of like Pandora, but with a hint of iTunes.

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