Spotify Playing It Cool Before Major Announcement

Spotify Desktop and Mobile Clients GraphicAs the song in Annie Get Your Gun goes, Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better, and it seems as if Swedish streaming music giant Spotify is looking to take some of the limelight away from Apple's iTunes Match and Google Music from the Mountain View behemoth. With Spotify already available as an iTunes app [...]

Apple May Have Blown It When It Decided to Discontinue TV Show Rentals via iTunes

Apple iTunes - The Simpsons Rent / Buy ScreenshotAfter reading the news that Apple decided to "pull the plug" on TV show rentals in iTunes, it left me wondering if this was a brilliant or dumb move on Apple's part. You can say that Apple made a smart move financially by dropping the low margin 99¢ TV show rental offerings that, apparently, people [...]

YouTube is King of Online Video; Netflix Leads in Paid Viewership?

Citi Online Video Watching Survery 2011AllThingsD has posted a graph produced by Citi Investment Research and Analysis which shows that YouTube is the king of online video when it comes to the number of eyeballs it gets on a daily basis (also just recently confirmed by comScore). Surprisingly, Facebook came in second to YouTube in the Citi survey — thanks to users [...]

Amazon Cloud Player Now Supports iOS Devices

Amazon Cloud Player iOS App - Credit: EngadgetDisappointed Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad owners can now cheer the news that Amazon's recently unveiled Cloud Player service has just added support for iOS devices. According to Engadget, Cloud Player works "without a hitch" on the iPad and iPhone 3GS. They report there's "little (if any) lag or time delay" when buffering music [...]

doubleTwist Player Update Brings AirPlay and DLNA Media Streaming Support

doubleTwist PlayerLiving in an iTunes world, but for some reason own an Android smartphone? Well, doubleTwist has just made their doubleTwist Player AirPlay and DLNA compatible. According to the app's Android Market page, users can stream music, videos, and photos to an Apple TV or music and videos to a DLNA receiver device like your Smart [...]

Apple’s AirPlay Private Key Exposed, Hackers Rejoice

Apple Airport Express Music Streaming via AirPlay GraphicApple just got some new unwanted press for its AirPlay technology today — a technology the company hopes to license to third-party software and hardware developers. A hacker has reverse engineered an AirPort Express to gain access to its AirPlay key that allows it to stream music from iTunes to AirPlay compatible devices. [via] To clarify [...]

Apple Adds iTunes ‘Home Sharing’ and Expands AirPlay Functionality in iOS 4.3

Apple iOS 4.3 Home Sharing AirPlay ImprovementsWith all the big news of iPad 2 yesterday it was easy to overlook that Apple also updated iTunes and iOS with some features that our readers will find exciting. It turns out that iTunes now has a Home Sharing feature that allows iOS 4.3 running device owners to tap their computer's iTunes library over [...]

doubleTwist Adds AirTwist DLNA Handset Server Media Streaming to Its Android AirSync App

doubleTwist AirTwist ScreenshotOwn an Android device and still living in an iTunes world? Well then... your favorite Android app, doubleTwist AirSync ($4.99), has just added a new feature that will allow you to stream your handset's synced iTunes media content to an Xbox 360 or PS3. The new feature comes at no charge, if you already have [...]