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The Band of the Day iPad app not only helps you discover a new band and great music everyday, it also creates a playlist, “Mix Tape” of other bands just like it you can listen to while you work.
When it comes to apps, design and functionality count. BoD delivers on these levels as well.
After I discovered I love Civil Twilight on BoD, I went straight Rdio to add their album to my collection. If you’re not on Rdio, or any music streaming cloud, you’re missing out. Meant to replace itunes as your source for music, Rdio allows you to have unlimited music (yes, you can add ANYTHING to your collection), include your iTunes library, and sync it across all of your devices for $10 per month. That’s the cost of 1 album! If you need to own the song, you can easily buy it. It took me about 2 months to fully make the switch and understand I don’t need to own music. Now I feel so liberated to explore new bands and make tons of playlists.
Not to worry, Rdio is legit and the artists get paid for every stream. The Wall Street Journal actually just named Rdio as one of the companies that is helping to save the business of music.
So you said you own a Macbook, iPhone, iPad, and Nano. My initial reaction to the iPad was meh. Still kind of feel the same way after I've seen it in action and played with it in the apple store. Now that the new iPhone 4 is coming out, it seems like it's almost more powerful than the iPad. So, what are you thoughts about using all four devices. To me, the iPhone essentially removes the need for a Nano (or any other iPod that has less disc space than an iPhone, in my opinion - and even downgrading in size, I've realized I don't need to have every song ever on my iPod. So, my question is, how do you utilize each of the devices? Do you feel like you have too many now? Do you feel like one is kind of being left behind?
Just curious because I love Apple, but I think the iPhone and a Macbook is essential, but I can probably do without the rest now...
Generally speaking, “The Pad,” as I call it,is not “worth it” - YET! And by your standards it might never be, but it’s a blessing for those of us on the go all day, in and out of meetings, hoping on planes, etc. I also just canceled my cable because I watch more tv on the Pad. Sometimes I take it with me on the elliptical to catch up on the news (written and video). It’s just easier to read the NYTimes and CNN on a bigger screen. I hear Wired just came out with an app that allows you to read the content as it appears in their magazine (pictures too!), but more dynamic. If that’s true, printed publishing is in more trouble than they expected if they don’t swallow their pride and jump on the digital bandwagon sooner. I digress… When Jobs puts a camera on the Pad, enables the new iOS, works out a few of the kinks, and everyone else upgrades their apps, it will be a purchase you will justify because it meets a need for you. For now, it’s cool for those of us who love gadgets, helpful for travelers, and perfect for those of us who watch tv online.