iTunes Radio Announced
As rumored here in the previous installment of Tech Trends, Apple’s iRadio, or more accurately iTunes Radio, made its debut last week during the company’s annual programmer conference.
Much like Pandora, Apple’s iTunes Radio service will stream music to a variety of devices at no charge to the user. All 26+ million songs currently in the iTunes catalog will be available for streaming from the advertising supported service. Subscribers to the $24.99/year iTunes Match service will get their music ad-free.
The iTunes Radio service should work with any iTunes compatible device, including laptop and desktop PCs, as well as just about every iPod, iPhone, iPad, and computing device sold by Apple over the last several years.
Rumors of the next iPhone and other mobile devices were just a bit too early. Any iHardware debuts will likely take place this fall, in plenty of time for holiday gift-giving.
Tablets Get Tough
If you’re afraid that a typical tablet device won’t survive in your truck, and money is no object, the Getac Z710 was made just for you. Tipping the dollar scales at a hefty $2,299.00, the Android-based Z710 is literally explosion proof.
While “explosion proof” means that the pricey tablet won’t cause an explosion when used around flammables, the unit’s rugged construction will fare much better than its plastic cousins should an explosion, or just a really bad day, occur.
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