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iTunes turns 13 (and still needs work)

iTunes is celebrating its 13th birthday. You'd think in 13 years Apple would have improved iTunes more than they have, but of course they haven't. Quartz has a history lesson on iTunes and why it's still awful.

Enter the iTunes Music Store, unveiled with a proud flourish by a beaming Steve Jobs. It was a digital jukebox, a music distribution game-changer, a record store to end all record stores—and it did, in fact, kill off a great number of those. The addition of the online store to the iTunes media player (which debuted in 2001) completely altered the way people bought, sold, and made music around the globe.

Android App Pick #204 - myTuner FM Radio

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we kick back, relax and put on some music. While the app streams music, it's not a regular service like Spotify. This app is a little more old-school and much more regional. myTuner RM Radio is our pick and it's a fantastic app that serves up your favorite FM station from around the world.

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Enjoy!

WTU Episode #366 - Amazon Prime is as Big as Pokemon Go

We have just posted up Episode #366 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Nintendo stock goes up thanks to Go!, Amazon Prime day is the biggest ever and in case you missed it, Pokemon Go is a big deal. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the links below.

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The Best Smartphone for Every Need

We all know that there isn't that one perfect smartphone that will fit everybodys needs so Gizmodo has come up with a list of what they think is the best smartphone based on your needs. Best phone for Android purists? They've got it. Best Apple phone? They break that down as well. Check out the full list over here if you just cant figure out what phone would suit you best.

“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.

That’s fine. It comes with the territory, really. I write about all kinds of technology all day, every day, but none so much as smartphones. I’ve reviewed many of the major ones released in the past year, from the dirt-cheap to the metal and glossy. They all have something to add in their own way, but only a handful really stand out.

And as you’d imagine, the answer is complicated.

Facebook Takes Flight

Mark Zuckerberg announced a while back that he intended on bringing the internet to the world via drones. That time has come and Facebook has taken to the skies with solar-powered planes that will bring the internet (and Facebook) to the world. This is a really nifty idea, and one that has more merit in my opinion that Google's balloons. It will be interesting to see if they try and roll this out of if this project ends up as only a proof-of-concept.

As the Sun rose over the desert, a crane lifted Aquila onto the dolly structure that would propel it into the sky. The drone has a tremendous wingspan: 141 feet, compared to a Boeing 737’s 113 feet. And yet Facebook engineered Aquila to be as light as possible to permit ultra-long flights. Built with carbon fiber, the latest iteration of the drone weighs around 900 pounds - about half as much as a Smart car.

Source: TheVerge

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