YouTube Music App?

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We all love YouTube but do we love its new music app? So far people’s views cover the spectrum of excellent to not so great. Some are quite optimistic, New YouTube Music could be bigger than Spotify while others do not see the hype YouTube Music Is Breathtakingly Pointless

The app is free and $9.99 a month to use ad-free.

Users can access other apps on their device while enjoying music playing in the background from the YouTube Music app.

The great thing about YouTube is that users can access not-so-well-known artists in its database which is always a plus for music lovers and might be one of the major differences that give the YouTube Music app its edge.

Adele: Just the Music

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It seems singer Adele is taking a page out of songwriter Sia’s book with her rejection of saturated celebrity endorsements. Sia: Why She Doesn’t Show Her Face Unlike Sia, we will continue to see Adele’s face as we always have, but only when it comes to her music. We won’t be seeing her as the new face of any cosmetics or other brands. Adele wants live performances and touring to be her focal point, and could make millions with this approach all on her own. Her new single, Hello, debuted and remains at No. 1 proving she does not need any extra frills to make her mark and maintain her market or appeal.

Adele Focuses On The Music And Here’s What It Could Mean For Her Earnings

Apple Music App for Androids

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Apple Music, newcomer to streaming services, broadened the horizons and landed on Android devices Monday.

Apple Music Comes To Android As An Emissary

This is not the first time Apple has made its apps available for Android. In September, with the release of iOS 9, Apple introduced an app in the Google Play Store, Move to iOS, for the first time allowing Android users to switch their photos, messages, and contacts helping users make the switch from Android seamlessly, and later released, Beats Pill+, which allowed the phone to function as a remote control to users’ Beats Pill speaker.

To access the Apple Music app, Android devices must be updated to Android 4.3 and up. Users also need an Apple Id which can be set up on icloud.com.

While Android users get access to over 30 million songs in the Apple Music library, the app does not play their Android music files.

The design is similar to iOS with many pages looking exactly the same but the app uses an Android layout.

GMA’s Robin Roberts Hospitalized

Robin Roberts (right) stands alongside Carrie Underwood on set of Good Morning America. Roberts is home resting after treatment of infection.

New York viewers might have noticed Good Morning America anchorwoman Robin Roberts hasn’t been on set this week. Roberts revealed Thursday she was recently hospitalized after vacationing in Key West, Florida.

“Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days,” said the 52-year-old journalist on her Facebook page. “Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off ‘opportunistic infections.'”

Roberts who publicly battled breast cancer in 2007 and underwent a bone marrow transplant in September is in good spirits.

“I’m feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week. I’ll be back on GMA next week . . . as my sweet momma would say: ‘Good Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise!’ Miss you and bless you.”

Tune into Good Morning America every morning beginning at 7 a.m.

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Tech Beat

Sports is becoming real big business for both cable and satellite providers. Viewers now have specific channels for each of the three major sports leagues, NBA TV, The NFL Network, and MLB TV. There are also many  sports news channels, Fox Sports, and different variations of ESPN which are also available online.

http://www.newtechnologytv.com/index.php?itemid=685 As the way things are now it might be better to just stay home and watch the game on high definition. With the abundant sources of information it can be a more enjoyable experience than watching a game couped up in smelly Madison Square Garden or other older New York City sports venues. Maybe that’s why they have recently built new ones? Then there are those who can afford court side or field level seats in a recession, so those issues don’t really matter to them.

Satellite providers now give viewers an option to watch multiple games at once (about four to six games on one screen). You can also get in depth information about the sports program you are viewing by pressing specific buttons on your remote.

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As Americans switch to digital television, cable providers seem to be losing the battle among service providers. The prices for high definition channels are cheaper with satellite service providers, like Dish Network.

If Americans are going to pay for expensive television sets, it seems they want the high definition channels also. Why pay for expensive service after emptying your wallet for an expensive television set? The advantage that satellite has over cable service providers is that the cable lines that are laid underground, do not have the capacity alone to carry the high definition service,so the equipment or tech fees are included in the overall price of cable service. Since satellite provider’s channels are shown through data transmission, they do not have the issues that cable has when it comes to extra equipment. index.php?itemid=686

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With the emergence of websites like Hulu.com, Tvshack.net, Alluc.org, Onclickvideos.com, and Surfthechannel.com, that provide online viewing of full movies, television shows or videos, cable televison has now become a luxury. This is a timely article from the New York Times because of the switching of broadcast airwaves from analog to digital in June, new-yorkers-cutting-back-on-cable-tv-service.  Those who do not have a cable provider will have to buy a converter switch for their television sets, or purchase an expensive digital telvision, dtvanswers.com. Now people seem to want to get the  most out of their dollar due to the strain of the economy. These websites are an inexpensive alternative to paying for cable service or paying to download movies and videos.