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Spotify Is Getting A Darker Look On The Mac

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Spotify has dragged behind Rdio in terms of aesthetic attractiveness for quite some time. It still has a long way to go, but Spotify’s desktop app is getting a facelift in the form of an update that’s slowly rolling out to users on the Mac and Windows.

As you can see, the design is much darker to compliment its mobile counterpart. It doesn’t look like any new features are included, but it should hopefully be easier to navigate.

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Spotify Brings Free Streaming To Android & iOS With New ‘Shuffle’ Feature

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As expected, Spotify has today announced a new music streaming service for Android and iOS that won’t cost you a penny to enjoy. It’s not traditional Spotify streaming as you know it, though; the new “Shuffle” feature lets you pick an album or artist then delivers tracks in a random order.

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WSJ: You’ll Soon Be Able To Listen To Spotify On Your Mobile For Free

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While Spotify can be used without a paid subscription on your desktop, you need to sign up to Spotify Premium at $9.99 a month to enjoy it on mobile. But that could be about to change, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Spotify is planning a new ad-supported version of its music streaming service for mobile devices.

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Music Streaming Service Deezer Coming To The U.S. Next Year

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Chances are you’ve already picked your preferred music streaming service by now, but you’ll have another to consider next year when French startup Deezer make its debut in the United States.

The company has avoided the U.S. up until now, citing too much competition, with Spotify, Rdio, Google Play Music All Access, and many others already offering subscription-based music streaming services there. But having already amassed over 5 million paying customers in 185 countries worldwide, it’s ready to do battle with the big guns.

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Music Streaming Service Deezer Launches Native Mac App

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Music streaming service Deezer has today announced that it now has more than 5 million paid subscribers worldwide, and it’s launching a new native Mac app that will improve the Deezer experience on your desktop. The app will sync with your existing iTunes library, and it will allow you to store music locally for offline access.

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Spotify For iOS Now Features Artist Tour Details, Improved Search & More

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Spotify for iOS has today been handed another new update with several nice improvements. In addition to adding artist tour details, it brings a much-improved search function, support for the Japanese language, and lots of bug fixes.

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Spotify Finally Updated For iOS 7

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Great track. Awesome playlist.

The Spotify app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has finally been updated to support iOS 7. There are some subtle interface changes that better fit iOS 7’s new design guidelines, but it’s not quite the overhaul you may have been expecting.

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Controls+ Brings iOS 7’s Control Center To Your Mac

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I don’t know about you, but I love Control Center in iOS 7. I don’t know how I managed without it before (or why it took Apple so long to introduce it). And I’d love to see a similar feature brought to the Mac that would allow me to control my music, adjust the brightness of my display, and toggle things like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for Apple to create it, because it’s already here, thanks to Controls+ for Mac.

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Samsung Unveils $400 Shape M7 Wireless Speaker

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Samsung has today unveiled Shape M7, a $400 wireless speaker that hopes to compete with the Sonos. It connects to your smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC, and there’s a handy companion app that makes setup easy on Android and iOS devices.

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Rdio To Launch Free Streaming Service By End Of The Year

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Before Apple is able to officially unveil its free new iTunes Radio feature, popular music-streaming service Rdio has revealed that it has struck a deal with Cumulus Media and plans to bring a free version of its service to the market.

The new deal will give Rdio users access to Cumulus’ 525 radio stations which will strip out localized traffic and weather details as well as be used to create playlists and other programs based on the stations and their syndicated shows, explains the New York Times:

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