Compared to other music streaming services out there, SoundCloud may have a lot of catching up to do, especially in terms of the volume of its user base. But it does have something that other services might envy -- the ability to let users post remixes and be their own version of a DIY DJ. And it is no surprise that another music streaming giant, Spotify, is eyeing to acquire SoundCloud, according to the Financial Times.
JD Power conducts a yearly survey on paid music streaming services out there, and in this year’s installment, the marketing firm has named Apple Music as the most dominant. Fresh from reaching 17 million in terms of the number of subscribers in September, Apple’s music streaming offering did really well in JD Power’s study, especially in the areas of performance, reliability, content, and ease of use.
Recently this week, Google has officially announced its Google Stations project, with the objective of delivering free Wi-Fi connections inside trains and buses across the globe. The tech giant has actually began this movement (or something like it) last year when it started bringing free Internet service to train and bus stations in India. Moving forward though, Google is envisioning country in the world to have a similar experience.
Apple apparently has plans to transform its HealthKit app bundle into something more than just a tracking tool, but into a complete diagnostic tool that collates fitness and health related information that can be used to provide medical advice. According to Bloomberg, the iPhone maker has been busy assembling a team consisting of health care experts over the last few years.
Apparently so, at least according to mobile market research firm Wave7 Research and then later reported by Fierce Wireless. The fourth biggest wireless carrier in America appeared to have began ending its leasing program for mobile devices that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system as recently as a few days ago.
For some mobile users, Apple’s latest iPhone models -- the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus -- did not really offer much in terms of new features and functionalities. But upon closer inspection, and it certainly helps to look at the bigger picture, there may be more to this year’s iPhone offerings, especially in relation to our expectations for next year’s models.
Google has just debuted a new mobile app offering called Google Trips, and it is designed to help users better plan their vacation trips. What the app (it is made available for Android and iOS mobile users) does is collate data from various sources, including Google’s own Google Maps as well as crowdsourced suggestions and feedback from other users, especially those who have traveled to the places you are planning to visit.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is facing a lawsuit filed against it by three news organizations. Indeed, Vice, the Associated Press and Gannett (parent company of USA Today) are all suing the agency because they want to learn how exactly the government was able to successfully hack into a particular iPhone unit used by one of the suspects involved in the San Bernardino shootings that happened in December of last year.
The biggest wireless carrier in the United States has just announced that users can now view live football games by way of the NFL Mobile app without having to worry about paying any data fees. Verizon Wireless has officially launched zero rate data via the National Football League’s app, which shows live local and nationally broadcasted matches such as Sunday night games and Monday Night football. The Big Red is making the deal available to postpaid subscribers under the wireless carrier’s LTE network.