One great feature we lost in the transition from iTunes to all-you-can-eat streaming services is the smart playlist. When you have 30 million tracks to choose from, queueing up everything you’ve not heard for six months makes less sense. Thankfully, you can bring the feature to Google Play Music with a simple Chrome extension. … [Read more...] about How to Use One of iTunes’ Best Features in Google Play Music
bearing the official-seeming VLC Remote tag, but it cuts off certain features unless you're paying $2.99 for the full version. Peter Baldwin's VLC Remote app works just fine, and does just what you want it to—controls your playback on any machine that has VLC (or a compatible control scheme) running. … [Read more...] about The Best Remote Apps for Your Android
It also wouldn't be the end of the world if this just happened once, when you first connect. But depending on the device, even touching a volume button or receiving a notification can trigger the feature again. With some cans I was testing recently, iTunes would open every single time I touched the headphones. I spent hours trying to figure out how to make it stop, and I came up short, because it's actually impossible to turn this feature off. … [Read more...] about The Worst Mac Feature You Can’t Turn Off
In this case, while Apple’s buyout of Shazam was not found to be anticompetitive, Vestager justified the investigation by saying, “Data is key in the digital economy. We must therefore carefully review transactions which lead to the acquisition of important sets of data, including potentially commercially sensitive ones.” … [Read more...] about EU Officially OKs Apple’s Shazam Acquisition
I guess what I’m looking for is how to handle things in this situation. She’s in a bad place right now, very depressed, sad, and lonely. I don’t want to come across as callous, but I do not have those feelings. After reflecting and looking back, I am genuinely happier now than I have been in a while, and am shocked at how quickly I began to feel this way. Therefore, I am trying to stop any of these contacts and continue to actively encourage her to move and pursue her career dreams, which she claims she doesn’t want to do anymore. I’ve told her it sounds like she’s just afraid of it now, I tried to encourage her that she’s strong and would be happier there. I don’t want to be a dick about this either, I just want to figure out a good way to cut ties or to more clearly communicate why I hope she stops saying those things to me. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. NerdLove: Why Was It So Easy To Get Over My Ex?
Comcast XFINITY TV (Free) - If you're a Comcast XFINITY customer and have a supported set top box, you can control it along with its DVR functionality directly from your iPhone. It has some neat additional features as well, such as browsing TV listings. SlingPlayer Mobile ($30) - Both pricey (for an app) and not exactly a remote, SlingPlayer Mobile is still worth an honorable mention. It lets you control your SlingPlayer remotely and watch your TV right from your iPhone. DVR Remote ($3) - DVD Remote is capable of controlling TiVo Series 3 and TiVo Premier DVRs. It's a pretty straightforward TiVO remote for your iPhone, but has some added bonus features like themes. Advertisement … [Read more...] about The Best Remote Apps for Your iPhone