Details about the long rumoured Google music streaming service are slowly being revealed as Android Police are reporting that it will be called the Youtube Music Key. It isn’t the most interesting of names, but it will bring some changes to how Google handles music; which includes the Google Play Music service. It will also provide more than just music, as the integration with Youtube will allow for the streaming of concerts and a few other features.
If you are into concerts, then you might have attended or at least were aware of MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 that took place in Sunway Lagoon last weekend. However, if you somehow missed the show or just want to relive the concert once again, here’s a good news for you: you can do so starting from 20 August at 830pm through MTV Asia (Astro channel 713).
That’s not all though. You will also able to enjoy the show with enhanced audio output, provided that you have the right set of equipment.
Online music streaming service Guvera has announced its availability in Malaysia. Guvera was founded back in 2008 by founders Claes Loberg, Brad Christensen and Darren Herft with a goal to provide people access to tons of music online the legal way that award royalties to the artists and record labels responsible for producing it. Songs in Guvera are distributed DRM-free MP3 downloads either in 256kbs and 320kps format.
Bungie Studios has announced that characters from the Destiny Beta will not be carried over to the full release. While the information is currently stored in the Bungie cloud servers, the game will end up changing too much after the beta test to allow these characters to exist. In other Destiny news, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will be releasing the theme song for the game as a single after its launch.
Bose corp. has filed a law suit against Beats Electronics for infringing on several patents. The legal action appears to stem from the claim that the active noise cancellation found in Beats products is based on Bose’s own technology that has been available for consumers since the year 2000. Why Bose chose to wait so long before moving to protect their intellectual property is in question; although many assume that it has something to do with the impending acquisition of Beats by Apple.
If you’re using desktop-only Premium plan for Deezer, be prepared to feel very special because Deezer has officially removed that option for new users. New users subscribing for Deezer may only pick the free option or a Premium+ plan, a paid ad-free version for both web and mobile.
There might be no short of portable audio players in the market these days but for the audiophiles crowd, their choices are usually quite limited. It is understandable though since there are not much products out there that are able to deliver the level of audio quality that this particular group of users demanded.
So, this is where the Calyx M High-Resolution Audio Player comes into the picture.
UPDATE (1 July, 949PM): The new 16GB iPod Touch model with iSight rear camera is now available at Apple Malaysia’s online store. Availability and pricing info for the model has been added to this article.
Yesterday, Apple has announced that the company has reduced the pricing for its 5th generation iPod Touch with 32GB and 64GB storage. It wasn’t implemented immediately for Apple Malaysia’s online store but it turns out that customers don’t have to wait long for that to happen as the new price for the device has finally been revealed at the store.
If you are in the market for premium audio products from brands such as Beats by Dr Dre, Monster, Sol Republic, and V-Moda, here’s a good news for you. Hwee Seng Electronics which is the Malaysian distributor for audio brands that we just mentioned above is having a warehouse sale throughout this weekend.
Even though the glory days of iPod might have diminished since iPhone came into the picture, it seems like Apple still has not fully forgotten about the media player. Today, the Cupertino giant has announced that it is releasing a new version for its 5th generation iPod Touch 16GB model.
Rumours that Youtube is set to launch a new music subscription service are picking up as the video streaming site has confirmed that it will block videos by indie labels that are holding out against its royalty deal. Several independent labels have apparently found the royalty rates to be far too low, and are attempting to negotiate for a better deal.