Apps News Updates/Software

Shazam offers Google Play Music streaming and song purchase integration

Shazam, the identifying songs app, can now make acquiring music rather simple. It appears that the company is now adding Google Play Music to its app’s list of supported streaming services and it is fully integrating it and giving it top placement altogether.

Shazam’s latest version shows Google’s music store along with Spotify, Beats Music and Rdio and makes streaming rather easy with the drop-down arrow comfortably situated next to the play button. You can see the change right now and you can even buy a song that you like very much with a simple tap on the screen.

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Deals News

T-Mobile quadruples Simple Starter data plan to 2 GB for $5 extra a month

T-Mobile is quadrupling its data plan for $5 extra per month starting September 3rd. Sprint and T-Mobile are always in a war of prices, services and quality and this time T-Mobile is trying to get ahead on all aspects by enlarging its Simple Starter Plan Data allotment… at a price, of course!

For $5 extra a month, customers will get an upgrade from 500 MB to 2 GB of LTE data. This limited-time offer will debut on September 3rd and it does not interfere with the Simple Choice Plan, which is supposed to remain the same.

Why would you choose a $50 plan when you can pay $45 for twice the LTE data?

The answer is rather simple: with the Simple Choice Plan, you get unlimited data with the reduced speeds after 1 GB and unlimited music streaming from certain music services that don’t count against the plan. With the Simple Starter, the data service gets cut off after you finished your allocated 2 GB of data and you cannot access free music and tethering.

Sprint has just introduced a $60 plan with unlimited data and T-Mobile reached out to its clients with a similar offer. We shall see which proves to be the more popular offer. 

Source: T Mobile

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Spotify for Android

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While I have a bunch of music on my phone one does get tired of listening to the same ol’ thing every so often, so recently I have tried out streaming and radio apps. I tried some that stream from a server like subsonic etc and ones like Spotify that stream from a third-party service. Since this post is about Spotify lets talk about that 🙂

So far Spotify is pretty awesome, I didn’t go for the premium element yet but maybe i will take the plunge some day. The radio part only works in the US but since im here why not…. The stations have some new and some old songs but the idea is you thumbs up or down songs you hear and it gets used to your song styles over time and you will get more of what you like and less of the rest…. “US users can listen to radio for free. Discover and save music on the go! If your station plays a song you really like, save it with a single tap. Unlimited songs and stations – listen forever!”

Spotify Premium features

  • Instant access to millions of songs
  • Stream online
  • Listen offline – no mobile connection needed
  • Share music with your friends
  • Star your favourite tracks
  • Wirelessly sync your own music to your Android
  • Create and sync playlists
  • Send the music you’re enjoying direct to & Facebook


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Ultimate server app for Android

Got an android tablet or phone you aren’t using? or are using but feel it can serve other purposes while not doing whatever you are forcing it to do against its will? well check Ultimate server app, a *FREE* app out that turns your android device into a server type of your choice!


– Add a Dynamic DNS Updater using the local or public IP of your device
– Start/Stop servers automatically when connected/disconnected from a specified WIFI network, or on boot, or directly when the app starts
– Set a custom name and port per server
– No rooted device is needed
– Set a WIFI lock, keep the device alive and/or keep the device fully awake (including the screen)
– Optionally save all the server data to the sdcard to prevent removal during upgrades
– View all IP addresses of your device, including the public IP
– Automatically email and clear the log when the maximum amount is reached
– Verbose log (filter, email, etc)