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Apple Music app ported to Android, because you can’t listen to your favorite tunes otherwise

Apple is finally opening up to cross-platform commitments and, although it is just doing it to bait potential customers into joining “ the proverbial dark side”, it managed to bring Apple Music to the Google Play store.

Why do we need such a thing? Well, there are people out there who still like to keep an open mind to both OS and what they have to offer and they may have a Mac paired with an Android phone.

 

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If you are familiar with Beats Music, you will definitely not have a hard time with Apple Music, the new and improved version. The app is streaming over 30 million songs and it also includes curated playlists. It also offers users access to music purchases via iTunes. That is an important feature because it marks the first time Apple has gone through the trouble of making an Android-specific way of getting iTunes music without having to go through a third-party. The app is even somewhat changed design-wise for the Android users.

 

Apple Music is in beta at the moment, but it will be official soon. It is already available on the Google Play Store, but you cannot watch music videos yet. You will also need a Mac or an iPhone to upgrade your subscription to a family plan if you want one. Some early users are reporting stability issues, and the mediocre star rating currently on the Google Play Store could be an attack from Android fans. The subscription will cost you $9.99 a month for one user and $14.9 per month for one family plan. In order to see if you want to commit to Apple Music, you can try the app for 30 days for free. Keep in mind that the app only works on Android 4.3 and above.

Apple Music
Apple Music
Developer: Apple Inc.
Price: Free
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YouTube Gaming launches tomorrow! Twitch’s competitor goes live

YouTube Gaming is getting launched in just a few hours. Google has been testing its newest service for months now and it appears that it is keeping its word of launching it sometime in 2015. This is supposed to be a Twitch competitor after all. All regions that have access to YouTube will have access to the streaming feature.

 

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This service is one of the first serious competitors to Amazon-owned hit Twitch. Google wanted to buy the original service, but that deal fell through and Amazon swooped in and got it for themselves.

 

YouTube Gaming could change the face of streaming because it will allow users to store their sessions indefinitely, which cannot be said by Twitch, where streams get deleted after some time. Some Twitch streamers even upload their sessions to YouTube for archival purposes and post-viewing. This could make things much easier for them, depending on how things go.

 

The Gaming service will be available worldwide but the mobile apps will be available in the US and UK at first. The Android app will go live tomorrow.

 

Source: AndroidPolice

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Pushbullet update brings improved UI and other nifty functionalities

Pushbullet updated to v14 and it presents an improved UI, among other changes. The app now presents an improved push and a card-based UI and a fully optimized layout for tablets.

Pushbullet screenshot,s ource Google Play Store
Pushbullet screenshot,source Google Play Store

Among the updates are an improved Tasker integration, the option of including multiple accounts and push to all devices. It has become easier to add friends and there is an easy to use notification mirroring enable/disable list, plus an improved widget.

Pushbullet screenshot,s ource Google Play Store
Pushbullet screenshot,source Google Play Store

Pushbullet has a new and improved interface with additional functionality. The update is live in the Google Play store and you can download it anytime. Those who want to try this app can do so free of charge.