“Google Play Music” has free radio stations, and will store any music you upload for playback on any device. They start you out with a free trial subscription for their premium service, but you can continue listening for free if you choose to play music from their free stations. We thought they were excellent.
An incensed reader wrote to complain about The Huffington Post’s requirement that you have a Facebook account before you can comment on their news articles. Well, it’s their business and no one has to use their site. But if you want to comment and you don’t do Facebook, here’s a workaround:
Yahoo.com/Tech has stories put together by former New York Times columnist David Pogue. We watched an amusing short video titled: “Elders React to Google Glass.” And we read about a New York state law that levies a $500 fine for taking “selfies” with arms around tigers. Apparently this has become a problem in New York; thank heavens the legislators are on top of it.
AP Mobile brings in the latest news and videos from the Associated Press. It’s free for iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Categories include world and local news, technology, health, science, show biz, “oddities,” business, sports and travel, etc. You can save items for later viewing.
Google “Currents” is a free magazine app for Android devices, iPads and iPhones. It starts you out with six covers showing on the screen, and you get 180 more by tapping a button. There’s a “share” button for emailing or posting to Facebook. W
Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad-only publication, The Daily, launched today. It’s been criticized for day-old “news” stories and sub-par writing. But we like it for one big reason: The offline content. Our Internet connection is very slow, shared in an apartment building full of students. But with this app, the content is still there when you’re not in range of a Wi-Fi connection and don’t have the 3G version of the iPad, as long as you went online for a bit first to give the stories a chance to download. This could change the way we feel about the iPad, which so far is getting use only when we’re traveling. Sure, there are other apps for saving offline content, but we […]
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange gave a rare interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Wikileaks, Assange said, is a conduit for information for other journalists (the New York Times recently published some of its leaks). If someone in the State Department knows of wrong doing and has no way of getting the information out to the public, Wikileaks can help, he said. As an example, he said 15,000 civilian deaths in Iraq went unreported. Assange refuted the idea that he is doing anything illegal. Military personnel can go to jail for sharing classified documents, but not publishers. In the last 50 years, none have, he said. Click here for interview.