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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:23:34 +0000When you buy an MP3 on Google Play from your Android phone, Google prevents competing apps and 3rd party developers from accessing the file using technical and legal means. It can only be played in Google’s Play Music app. If you thought DRM was dead, think again. Google Play Music limits the number of devices […]
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 07:40:41 +0000MagicPlay is an open cross-platform audio streaming standard (think “HTTP for music”) that supports synchronized streaming to multiple speakers (like Sonos). For more details, see this Verge story. In the near future you’ll be able to buy WiFi speakers, TVs and other products that come with MagicPlay support out of the box. If you want […]
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:06:15 +0000A decade ago, four young men changed the way the world works. They did this not with laws or guns or money but with software: they had radical, disruptive ideas, which they turned into code, which they released on the Internet for free. These four men, not one of whom finished college, laid the foundations […]
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:24:12 +0000Earlier this week, CNET ran an article critical of the permission model of the Android Market. Google’s response to the criticism was that “each Android app must get users’ permission to access sensitive information”. While this is technically true, one should not need a PhD in Computer Science to use a smartphone. How is a […]
Sun, 11 Apr 2010 06:58:38 +0000In defending recent changes to the iPhone SDK agreement, Steve Jobs made a general argument about platforms: We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform. Since iTunes for Windows uses non-native APIs such as CoreFoundation and CoreGraphics, Steve Jobs […]
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 23:25:23 +0000Here’s a new YouTube video we released recently
Mon, 25 Jan 2010 02:44:01 +0000Unlike the locked down and user-hostile iPhone, the Google Nexus One is not SIM-locked (even when bought subsidized) and ships with a bootloader that can be unlocked to enable custom firmware flashing. More importantly, you can use the Nexus One to make calls that last longer than 10 seconds The Nexus One ships with a […]
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 17:17:42 +0000David Pogue in his Nexus One review last week: The Nexus doesn’t come with any iTunes-style companion software, either. Enterprising techies know about the free DoubleTwist program for Mac or Windows, which simulates iTunes for the purposes of loading up your phone with music, photos and videos. This week, Walt Mossberg in a follow-up to […]
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 07:29:57 +0000We released a new version of doubleTwist for Mac OS X today (v1.0b15 r2806, release notes). When you connect an Android phone like the Google Nexus One, doubleTwist now presents instructions on how to mount the phone. We’ve also put the mounting instructions up at Mount Android (requires Chrome, Safari or Firefox).
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 21:57:26 +0000The Verizon Droid is launching today. The latest versions of doubleTwist for Windows and Mac OS X include support for the Droid. Sync your iTunes playlists to the Droid using doubleTwist! Download iTunes Droid Sync and get all your playlists and videos on your Droid.