Vevo TV now streams music 24/7 to mobile devices, the web, Xbox and Roku


Vevo, long known as a source of music videos on YouTube, has just launched its own, standalone music video service called Vevo TV. The streaming music channel is on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it’ll feed your craving for the latest Adele, Rhianna and/or Bieber videos on your TV, PC, or mobile device.

At launch, apps are available for Android, iOS and Windows Phones, in addition to Xbox and Roku. Naturally, PC owners can go to to watch it on the web as well.

Programming comes in hour-long musical genre-themed chunks that are curated by Vevo staff, and the service is currently available in the US and Canada. Want to check out this next-gen MTV for yourself? Head on down to the source below.

doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service


Remember doubleTwist? (Probably almost as well as you remember India.Arie and Nikka Costa, but more on that later.) The player made a bit of a name for itself in the pre-Play Music days — based as much on the default Android music app’s shortcomings as its own strengths. Over the years, as the need for a third-party media manager has waned, doubleTwist has fought to remain relevant by piling on features.

To its own detriment, however, many of them remain premium options, like the ability to download missing album art for $5. The latest offering to bring some much appreciated functionality attached to a rather undesirable price tag is Magic Radio. This is doubleTwist’s attempt to take on Pandora with a streaming music discovery service that’s supposed to help you find the music “you love.” For $4 a month…

HTC One review (2013)


One. In literal terms, it’s a number. To HTC, however, it’s a branding strategy — the foundation upon which the entire company is now based. Just take one look at the One lineup and you’ll easily understand this is the manufacturer’s pride and joy. There’s a very good reason for that: in a crowded smartphone market, HTC is the underdog to titans like Samsung and Apple. The company needs to stand out if it even wants the chance to prove itself to consumers.

Last year’s One X marked a solid start, and while it didn’t pick up the momentum CEO Peter Chou would’ve liked, the follow-up model — simply called the One — takes HTC’s design and imaging chops to the next level, bringing a new UltraPixel camera sensor, among other top-shelf specs. But will it catch the eye of potential smartphone buyers, in light of another key product announcement? We’d say it’s got more than a fighting chance.