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September 4, 2010

iOS 4.2 … Let’s get the party started!

BY THE APPLE GIRLThis is Apple making Google work harder!

iOS 4.2 brings  iPad up to date with the iPhone and iPod touch software. Now that you used your iPad to create documents, you can also use it to print them wirelessly on iOS4.2.

The most exciting feature for me is Airplay. Airplay lets you play media from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to anywhere in your house – wirelessly!

You can now stream your music over Wi-Fi to Apple TV and Airport Express. I can hear some groaners already! Don’t own an Airport express or Apple TV? No problem! Apple brings music streaming to some big third party audio makers including Denon,  Marantz, Bowers & Wilkins, JBL and iHome. I’m loving it. GoogleChic, should I advice you to buy an iPhone before you throw your holiday party? I am sure you don’t want to be fumbling the playlist on your computer after a few drinks!

Now for some bad news! You can’t get your hands on these updates until November. While we are talking about music, have you tried Ping yet? Ping has topped more than a million users in less than 48 hours. GoogleChic, let’s talk about Google’s Buzz success  vs. Ping’s? 😉  Ouch, do we only see Buzz’s 8.5 million dollar privacy suit dent?

BY THE GOOGLE CHICGoogle is already hard at work with Gingerbread; Android 3.0.

Mum is the word when it comes to Gingerbread, but supposedly it’s a overhaul of the UI and you would need to meet the minimum hardware requirements to run it (1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM 3.5 inch display). I wonder what Google has in store for us but I have a feeling that it’ll surpass Apple’s iOS 4.2.

As for Bing, opps! I mean Ping, it looks like it’s a big DUD. There are a million users because every Tom, Dick and Harry went and got an account. However, it sounds like a lot of people are frustrated that it’s hard to find your friends and can only display songs you like if you’ve purchased it in iTunes.

P.S AppleGirl, after a few drinks I don’t think it matters what playlist you’re looking at. Whether it’s on the computer or your iPhone, it should all look pretty confusing by then 🙂

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August 31, 2010

Google to compete with iTunes?

BY THE APPLE GIRL

Rumors are flying around that Google is in search for a Google music head. Many sources cite that Eric Shmidt is attempting licensing deals with record companies. So, is Google planning a rival to Apple iTunes?

I think that by the time Google comes out with its music store, iTunes will be way ahead in the horizon with a cloud based iTunes store or an iTunes store with social networking features! Come Sept 1 with Apple’s special event, Schmidt might want to rethink his strategy!

Another Google failure coming up! Too little , too late! GoogleChic, I am sure you disagree! 😉


BY THE GOOGLE CHIC

Too little, too late, really? What happens now when you google a song that you’re interested in? Google search returns youtube results along with the most relevant results.

AppleGirl, remember awhile back when you were making fun of Chrome OS? I recall that in the Chrome OS demo (cloud based OS by the way) when you searched for a song, you could stream the song directly from the search page. Now put that together with Google’s powerful engine to recommend songs based on your preferences, search criteria and the ability to instantly buy the song. Sounds pretty cool to me. Yes, a Google music store will benefit Android users but I think it goes beyond that and benefits web users as well. It looks like Google is trying to bring it up a notch!

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