Shazam

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This just doesn't get old: hold your phone to the air to grab the song playing at the supermarket and have it identified in a few seconds. We live in a privileged age.

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From The App Developer: When you hear a song and wonder what it is, Shazam is there with the answer. Hold your iPhone to the music and within seconds we'll tell you the artist and track name.

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DISCUSSION

Very cool and free, but you said it would identify humming. It doesn't. At all. You lied. Gizmodo lied to me :(

I've got some songs stuck in my head and thought I would finally know what they are. Oh well, at least now I can possibly grab them the next time they're played somewhere.

From the help file: Shazam identifies recorded music. We can't identify singing, humming or live performances.