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Xbox Music

12 reasons to use Xbox Music

This week Apple launched their own music streaming service called Apple Music to compete with others like Spotify and other services. One service which is not really known by the public is Microsoft Xbox Music, which is not only a streaming service but also has a bunch of other features as well.

The all-in-one music service

Xbox Music allows you to buy songs and albums or subscribe to Xbox Music Pass for unlimited access all your devices. Xbox Music is the only service that brings you millions of songs to discover, stream, download and own for your tablet, PC, Xbox phone, and the Web. It’s all the music you love, every way you want it

Xbox Music Pass

Xbox Music Pass

With Xbox Music Pass, get unlimited access to millions of songs. Stream or download as much as you like. Listen on your PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, and on the web. The Xbox Music Pass costs $9.99/Month and comes with a 30 days free trial.

Xbox Music Pass Features

Music across all your devices

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Xbox Music works on your PC, tablet, Xbox 360, Xbox One, the web, and your phone, including Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.

Sync all your playlists across your devices

Using the Xbox Music service does sync all your playlists on all your devices over the air. No more syncing devices using cables.

Offline Available

You can not only stream songs to your devices, you can also download them to listen offline. This is perfect when you are on a plane or somewhere where you don’t have internet access.

Stream your own music from OneDrive

Xnox Music OneDrive

With Xbox Music and OneDrive you can stream your own music you already own on every device directly from OneDrive. Just upload your songs to the OneDrive Music folder and they will be available on all your devices.

Xbox Music Webplayer

Xbox Music Web Player

If you are not using your own computer, or you have a device where Xbox Music isn’t installed, you can simply logon to the Xbox Music Web Player to play songs in the web browser. This is perfect when you are the your friends computer and want to play some of your favorite playlists.

Radio Stations

If you like a song or an artists and you want to discover similar music you can simply use the Radio feature, which creates custom stations based on the artists you love.

My Music

Xbox Music not only works with streamed songs, it also manages music on your local devices as well. Easily manage and play all of the music from your collection right in the Xbox Music app, including songs purchased from iTunes or other services, playlists created with Xbox Music, or albums ripped from CD’s.

Xbox Music Store

The Xbox Music Store gives you 24/7 access to one of the largest music catalogs on the planet with over 18 million songs. Buy full albums or just your favorite songs.

Unlimited skipping

With an Xbox Music Pass subscription, enjoy unlimited skipping when listening to radio stations.

Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

Xbox Music Universal App 2

With Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, launches a new cool Universal Windows App for all your Windows devices.

 

 




Xbox 2012 Awesomeness

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Yesterday Microsoft showed a lot of new cool stuff coming to the Xbox brand at the E3 conference. And the best thing voice control coming to Switzerland too.

Check out the new Xbox features like Xbox Smartglass, Xbox Music, Internet Explorer, Nike+ or Xbox Sports.

Xbox Media Briefing Smartglass Highlights

Xbox Sports (ESPN, NHL, UFC, NFL, NBA,…)

Xbox Media Briefing Entertainment Highlights (Bing. Nike+, NBA, NHL, Xbox Music…)

Xbox Media Briefing Highlights (Gaming, Halo 4, Entertainment,…)



My first year with Windows Phone

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Exactly one year ago I got my first Windows Phone. Since then a lot has change and Windows Phone has really improved.

After the first update, called NoDo, I could leave my iPhone 4 behind and change to the HTC 7 Trophy. Of course the hardware was nowhere near the iPhone 4 but the Windows Phone OS was just great. Now one year later there is a lot of good Windows Phone hardware out there and the Windows Phone OS has improved with Mango.

I am sure there will be a lot more great Windows Phone stuff in the future.

Windows Phone HTC TITAN

 

 



Awesome: Huge Windows Phone NYC

Microsofts huge Windows Phone in New York City



My next Phone, the Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone

Today Nokia released their first two Windows Phone devices, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710. I am really looking forward to get a Nokia Lumia 800 as soon as possible. I think this is one of the first phones which can be compared to the iPhone in terms of design (Of course besides the Nokia N9).

Nokia Lumia 800 specs:

  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255
  • 3.7-inch curved AMOLED Gorilla Glass 800 x 480
  • 8 megapixel dual-LED flash
  • Video recording 720p at 30fps
  • Cellular quadband UMTS / HSPA (14.4Mbps) quadband GSM
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Memory 512MB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1,450mAh Battery



Windows Phone Mango for Swisscom Customer

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Yesterday Microsoft started the rollout process for Windows Phone 7.5 Codename Mango. This morning I got the Mango update and a HTC Windows Phone Update for my HTC 7 Trophy (Swisscom branded).

OS Version: 7.10.7720.68
Firmware revison number: 2250.21.40600.166

UPDATE: For those who don’t see a update notification can force the update with a little trick: http://www.wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software

Windows Phone Mango Update