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Skype for Linux gets an update after almost 15 months

Proving how much it cares about those people who use its app on Linux, Skype has released version 2.2 for Linux. Don't run towards the champagne though, as this is still a beta version, and, as its minor revision number implies, isn't the much-awaited big new version that achieves feature parity with its Windows and Mac brethren. It's only been what, almost 15 months since the last Skype...

Grooveshark gets kicked out of the Android Market

Google has removed Grooveshark from the Android Market. The move, which comes many months after Apple kicked the music app from its App Store, has to do with (what else?) accusations from several top music labels that Grooveshark violates copyright law. It's unclear whether Google plans to also remotely remove the app from Android smartphones on which it's already been installed, something that...

A sneak peek at the next version of Android Market and Music app

Update: Tech From 10 seems to be offline -- but we have lots of images and a hands-on review if you want to see what the new Music app is like. In what is probably a bit of a big-G whoopsie, the folks at Tech From 10 woke up to find a new, test version of Android Market installed on their Galaxy S. Visually, the new version is almost identical. The carousel of featured apps has been updated...

Add playback hotkeys to Amazon Cloud Player with a Chrome extension

Sure, Amazon's Cloud Player works -- as long as you're in the U.S. or willing to do some tinkering -- but it's fairly simplistic at the moment. There are plenty of features missing which we'd like to see added -- but since Cloud Player is a Web app we don't have to wait for Amazon! Google Chrome users, for example, can add playback hotkeys with an extension called keyMazony. Once...

HTML5 MP3 player lets you listen to your music library inside your browser

While this slick little HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features of your favorite desktop media application, it's still a very cool demonstration of what a Web app can do with access to local resources -- like MP3 and OGG files. Just fire up http://antimatter15.github.com/player/player.html in your HTML5-compatible browser and browse to the topmost folder in your music...

Songbird 1.1 for Android brings lock-screen widget and Honeycomb support

The Mozilla-powered rapidly iterating media player for Android, Songbird, just got updated to version 1.1, bringing with it both bug fixes and new features. Top of the list is Android 3.0 Honeycomb support, so now you can get Songbird on your Honeycomb tablet. Also included is a new lock-screen widget that allows you to control music playback right from the lock-screen. Speaking of widgets, the...

Amazon Cloud Player review: functional, not mind blowing, and still US-only

It's hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society -- which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions -- is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We are, of course, talking about Amazon's two latest offerings, both of which are only available in the United States. Last week it was the excellent...

Amazon Cloud Player streams music from your free Cloud Drive to Android and the desktop

Amazon has just launched its free Amazon Cloud Player for both Android and the Web, plus an accompanying digital locker service, Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon has beaten both Apple and Google to the punch with a digital locker music streaming service for Amazon.com customers, and it can be yours for free, right now. The Amazon Cloud Player allows you to stream music stored on your free Amazon...

Volumouse 2 goes 64-bit, adds per-application volume control

Nir Sofer (of NirSoft) makes loads of useful little Windows utilities. One of our favorites, Volumouse, has a new beta available and it offers some nice improvements over its predecessor. To start, Volumouse beta 2 adds support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 per-application volume settings. There's also a new "send hotkeys" feature which lets you use the mouse wheel to fire off custom...

Google Music being tested internally, beta soon?

One day soon, we may actually get to spend some hands-on time with the oft-delayed Google Music service. According to CNET, Google is currently testing the service internally. Unfortunately for the rest of us, until Google works out all the licensing details with the major record labels, there's not really any chance of us being able to set up our own cloud-based music lockers on Google...

Miro 4 will add mobile device sync and home network media sharing

Miro, the open source cross-platform app that lets you easily watch and subscribe to online video and audio content, is set to add a couple of nifty features in its upcoming new major version, Miro 4. Miro 4 will come with mobile device sync capabilities. This will allow for automatic transfers of downloaded media to mobile phones, tablets, or even external hard drives. And while it's at...

Rhapsody app for Windows Phone 7 now available in Zune Marketplace

Rhapsody continues strengthening its position as a go-to music streaming service in the U.S. In the wake of offering an extended 60-day trial of its services, Rhapsody has now launched a Windows Phone 7 app. It's very similar to the Rhapsody apps for other mobile OSes, with the obvious exception of a Metroesque interface. You can search for and stream songs, access your playlists, and browse...

Mobile torrenting: how to manage and stream downloads from your phone

While exciting progress is being made in the realm of high-speed mobile data, it will be a long time indeed before wireless operators can catch up with wired bandwidth and ubiquity. For the time being, mass data transfer will be one of the few things that will stay within the realm of home and office computing, on DSL and Cable connections. Still, just because you run your BitTorrent client on...

DropVox for iOS lets you record voice memos straight to Dropbox

DropVox for iOS is a neat app that only aims to do one simple thing, and does it very well. It lets you record voice memos on your iDevice, and instantly uploads them to your Dropbox cloud storage. DropVox records using the M4A extension. Using the app is as simple as it should be. Upon first launch, you link it to your Dropbox account, after which you just start recording whenever you feel...

Songbird media player for Android exits beta, adds Facebook Like and scrobbling support

Less than two weeks after releasing the third beta of its Android app, Songbird has announced that it has now gone stable. Songbird 1.0 is available for download form the Android Market and it's packing plenty of slick features, like: Matching widget with album art Flickr photo-stream and Facebook 'Like' on the go! Playlist creation and editing Set track as your...