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How to help your favourite song top the charts, listen to it more on Spotify

How to help your favourite song top the charts, listen to it more on Spotify

By 23 June 2014

As hinted in February, the UK singles chart will take into account streaming services from July. Songs popular on Spotify, Deezer, Napster and other subscription services will be part of the overall chart position, as determined by the Official Charts... >>

Pure Jongo S3 review
3.5 out of 5

Pure Jongo S3 review

By 20 January 2014

When the Pure Jongo S3 arrived in the office we didn't quite get the point at first. A battery powered Bluetooth speaker is always handy, but we'd seen enough to know that if we're going to get on with them, they need to have a unique selling point. Where... >>

Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi

Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi

By 6 January 2014

We love Blue Microphones, they are top-notch quality, with quirky designs that give brilliant sound performance for a sensible price. So we're pretty pleased to hear about the company's new "Mo-Fi" concept, which appears to be an attempt to bring hi-fi... >>

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

Google Play Music All Access vs iTunes vs Spotify vs Amazon Cloud Player vs Xbox Music vs Music Unlimited

By 16 May 2013

The arrival of Google Music on UK shores has added to the tumbling pile of digital music service options for people to consider, throw in the just announce All Access setup from Google and you have a Spotify rival to boot. With so many different services... >>

Pandora announces 200m registered users, showing no fear of Apple's upcoming iRadio

Pandora announces 200m registered users, showing no fear of Apple's upcoming iRadio

By 9 April 2013

Leading music-streaming service Pandora has announced that it's reached 200 million registered users in the US since its launch in the summer of 2005. The new figure released by Pandora is pretty staggering, up 100 million from an announcement in July... >>

One billion songs downloaded in UK, Adele most downloaded ever

One billion songs downloaded in UK, Adele most downloaded ever

By 9 April 2013

One billion digital tracks have now been downloaded legally in the UK alone,  the Official Charts Company has revealed. The magic figure was reached on Monday, so it will have risen even more since. It's been 10 years since legal music downloads started... >>

The Vamp adds Bluetooth to any speaker, new or old

The Vamp adds Bluetooth to any speaker, new or old

By 26 March 2013

London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his new "Vamp" product that adds wireless music-streaming capabilities to any speaker. The Vamp hopes to add streaming to your older, but still powerful speakers, by playing... >>

Microsoft's MixShape promises perfect Spotify playlists whatever the mood

Microsoft's MixShape promises perfect Spotify playlists whatever the mood

By 26 March 2013

Microsoft has teamed with Spotify and the Echo Nest to rework the classic art of creating mixtapes, offering a tool to remix Spotify playlists to suit an occasion perfectly or for general listening. The online MixShape software takes an existing Spotify... >>

O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too

O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too

By 19 March 2013

O2 has followed up on its early promise and brought its O2 Tracks application to Windows Phone. Available for free on the Windows Phone store now for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5, the app is powered by MusicQubed and offers all of the songs on... >>

Spotify removes five-play cap on tracks for free UK users

Spotify removes five-play cap on tracks for free UK users

By 19 March 2013

Spotify has removed the cap that limits free users listening to tracks more than five times in the UK. The move, first detailed by the Musically blog, and now confirmed by Spotify itself, means that if you're not a paying customer, you'll be able to enjoy... >>