Microsoft Is Giving Away a Ton of Free Music You Might Actually Want

Like free things? Microsoft is giving away 100 albums until December 15, in MP3 form. You just to download Microsoft's Music Deals app (on a Windows machine running 8.1), and the albums are yours for the taking. » 12/11/14 10:10am 12/11/14 10:10am

Amazon Cloud Player Will Upgrade All the Horrible Quality MP3s You…

Amazon's Cloud Player has always been able to take your crappy old MP3s and stream them to any device with access to the S3 cloud, but now Amazon has an added perk for users: they'll upgrade any low bitrate files you upload to 256kbps quality. » 7/31/12 2:02pm 7/31/12 2:02pm

A Borg Implant Lets This Beanie Play MP3s—Resistance Is Futile

Even with touchscreen-friendly gloves, operating your smartphone on the snowy slopes is impractical and downright dangerous. You need a hands-free MP3 solution like this teched-up beanie that simply requires you to submit to the Borg collective. » 1/02/12 6:40pm 1/02/12 6:40pm

Everything You Need to Know About Using iTunes Match

We've known about iTunes Match for a while, but it just went live today. The $25/year music service promises to not only store your iTunes purchases in the cloud, but to back up your non-iTunes tracks as well. So how does it work exactly? » 11/14/11 6:31pm 11/14/11 6:31pm

Amazon Goes Round Two with Lady Gaga's Monstrous Little Deal

When Amazon tried to give the world Lady Gaga's Little Monsters album for just a buck, what did it get in return? A giant customer service headache. But today, like Rocky Balboa before them, they're climbing back into the ring. » 5/26/11 8:40am 5/26/11 8:40am

Google Music Might Not Let You Store Copyright-Infringing Music In the…

At a Q&A following the Google IO keynote, a Google exec said something potentially chilling about digital locker service in Google Music: "We will respond to requests by rights holders who feel their rights have been violated." » 5/10/11 2:33pm 5/10/11 2:33pm

What Is Amazon Cloud Drive?

Amazon's taken a leap into the cloud, and they're taking your music with them. But what exactly is Amazon Cloud Drive? And more importantly: how do you use it? » 3/29/11 9:32am 3/29/11 9:32am

Calm Down, Apple Isn't Starting a Real Streaming Music Service

For a long time now, many have speculated Apple might start their own "all you can eat" streaming music service to compete against the likes of Rdio, MOG and Rhapsody. But anonymous industry sources are telling the Financial Times that Apple has no plans to "cannibalize" their iTunes download service, and that the… » 2/25/11 4:07pm 2/25/11 4:07pm

Your iTunes Might Sound Almost Twice as Nice Soon

According to CNN, Apple and other digital download services are in talks with record labels to up music files from 16-bit to pristine, high-fidelity 24-bit. But while Macs can handle 24-bit music already, iPods and iPhones would need to be retooled to accommodate the sweet sounds. Soon please! [CNN] » 2/22/11 11:29am 2/22/11 11:29am

Nokia Kills Off Ovi Music Service You Didn't Know Existed

Nokia's stab at an iTunes competitor, Ovi Music Unlimited, has spun its last track in most major markets. The subscription service never really took off here in the US, despite support from the Big Four record labels, and folded for a plethora of reasons: » 1/17/11 11:30am 1/17/11 11:30am

Why I Ditched iTunes For Amazon MP3s

Confession: I still buy my music online instead of torrenting it. And after years of enduring an unfulfilling relationship with iTunes, last month I finally broke things off. I headed over to Amazon. I haven't looked back yet. » 12/28/10 3:20pm 12/28/10 3:20pm

Griffin iTrip Universal Puts Your MP3s On the Radio

These days, there's a better than decent chance that your car can play MP3s on its own just fine, thank you very much. But for those of us not blessed with Sync or similar, the Griffin iTrip does the trick. » 12/16/10 7:40pm 12/16/10 7:40pm

This Is What Touching Your MP3s Looks Like

Digital versus analog is a bitter war with no winner, and shouldn't be fought in the first place. Listen to your music how you please. But the C60 project aims to please both sides—physical cards trigger digital songs. » 12/10/10 4:40pm 12/10/10 4:40pm

Judge Slashes "Unconstitutionally Excessive" File Sharing Fine By 90%

Last summer, a Boston University graduate student was ordered to pay $670,000 in damages for illegally downloading 30 songs. Yesterday, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner said that was ludicrous and reduced it to $67,000. Thank God. » 7/10/10 6:00pm 7/10/10 6:00pm

Apple Grabs "iTunes Live" Trademark

Start up the speculation machine, for Apple has filed a trademark for "iTunes Live" and that could mean the long-rumored live music sessions are headed to the service soon. » 5/09/10 4:49pm 5/09/10 4:49pm

Lifechanger: My Big Fat Music Collection

According to iTunes, I have 22,880 items in my music collection. That adds up to 70.9 days worth of music, taking up 145.26 GB of hard drive space. And thank God for it. » 3/16/10 5:00pm 3/16/10 5:00pm

DACport USB Amp and Digital to Analog Converter for Audiophiles On the…

If you're serious about your music and are looking for a portable DAC that will keep your digital audio sounding crystal clear even when you're out and about, the USB-powered DACport might be just the ticket. » 1/30/10 8:04pm 1/30/10 8:04pm