Good morning everyone and welcome to 60 Second Social! Back in March of this year I started a new website, ‘Technologi Tab’ where I wrote about general technology news that I found interesting. What I soon discovered was that while I was enjoying it and having fun, it was not what I wanted to specifically write about.
Shazam has linked out to Rdio for a while now, but the tune-identification app would boot you out to access a full track.
With a recent update though, the software now streams songs it identifies from Rdio’s library from within, so long as you have a subscription.
Those who have yet to pay up will still get a preview, but selecting the aforementioned repository from the listening options will only prompt you to download its app.
Those who do shell out the monthly fee need only to link the two apps in order to take advantage. Shazamed tracks are automatically sorted inside their own playlist for later access, while an “Add to Playlist” button lets you chose more appropriate destinations.
While the iOS version is available now, folks who carry Android devices can expect it to arrive “in the next few days.”
In just a few months time the FCC is expected to enact new rules that would allow ISP’s to provide “fast lanes” for companies who could afford to cough up the dough.
Apple’s stores are highly distinctive, so much so that other companies have taken a similar approach to their own store layouts. Germany’s patent office rejected a patent application that was made by Apple last year for it’s stores, despite admitting that the retail layout was “an essential aspect of (its) business.”
Amazon UK has launched a dedicated store that features various wearable devices across categories like activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses, wearable cameras and more.
With over a 100 different products already listed, Amazon’s wearable technology store currently offers the largest selection of wearable devices.
The store features several guides on the different kinds of wearable devices available for purchase, including device compatibility information and user reviews. There is also a “coming soon” section that highlights upcoming devices in this segment.
Products currently listed on the store include smartwatches from mainstream vendors, like LG’s G Watch, along with other wearable devices from brands like Pebble, Jawbone, Fitbit, Garmin and others.
What are you waiting for? Head on over to Amazon’s Wearable Technology Store and browse the latest in the world of wearables.
Apple has hired the sales director for Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer. The man was apparently hired to help launch Apple’s long-rumored iWatch, thought by many to be coming this fall.
The unnamed executive left TAG Heuer last week Jean-Claude Biver, head of watch brands for TAG Heuer’s parent company LVMH, believes that this has to do with how Apple will market the watch, according to CNBC:
Apple’s plans to hire Swiss watch experts are an attempt to market its product as “Swiss made”, which senior luxury goods analyst at Bernstein, Mario Ortelli, said is a label that is synonymous with quality when it comes to watches.
Apple, along with other tech companies, is said to have been trying to hire Swiss watchmakers and watch executives for wearable projects. How would you feel about a “Swiss-made” iWatch? Leave your thoughts with us below in the comments.
Google thinks it’s finally time for smartwatches. Its Android Wear collaboration with LG goes on pre-order today in 12 countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Germany, South Korea and Japan.
The G Watch might only be a wearable, but inside beats the heart of a smartphone… processor. Behind the 1.65-inch (280 x 280) IPS display, there’s a substantial Snapdragon 400 chip — the same Qualcomm processor found inside the Galaxy S4 Mini. Below, we’ve got the whole spec rundown, and we’re told the G Watch will be available for $229.
Social media, not only is it becoming a great way to get to your customers if you are a business, it is quickly becoming the way to get to your customers online. Here are my top 5 favourite social media campaigns to date, true displays of social media genius which have reached out and touched customers and caught attention over the world.
AppleCare is a great programme on offer for customers to extend their warranty and cover their device for a longer time period then the one year you get with your device on purchase. It could possible be getting better…