Tech 2.0 for Thursday, April 18, 2013
Twitter has launched an application that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter said in a blog post that the app, called (hashtag)music, will be available for download from Apple's App store Thursday. A Web version is also expected Thursday. The app uses information from Twitter chatter to find popular tracks as well as new artists. Users who follow musicians can see what artists those musicians follow and listen to songs by them. Twitter says the service will eventually be available on Android devices as well. An announcement about a music app has been expected. "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest tweeted about it last week.
It's coming -- and now you'll have a better idea how much it will cost you to get your hands on Samsung's new flagship phone when it hits the market next week. Some wireless carriers have already begun taking orders for the Galaxy S 4. AT&T says its advance orders will start shipping on April 30. It's says the base model with 16 gigabytes of memory will go for $200 -- if you sign up for a two-year contract. Staples says it will start selling the AT&T model on April 26. Sprint Nextel is taking advance orders, with a $250 price tag for the base model. That price drops by $100 if you switch from another carrier. T-Mobile will take advance orders next week and Verizon says it will sell the phone, but hasn't said when or how much it will sell for.
It’s a new facelift for Facebook -- if you use an iPhone or iPad. The social network has updated the apps for the Apple products to let people keep using its chat feature even when they are doing other things -- like reading friends' updates. Also coming to Apple products: "Chat Heads." That means you will see profile photos of your friends pop up when they send you a message.
It was a game originally released in 1992. But Nintendo is dusting off the concept from its title of two decades ago to be used on its newest, 3D handheld system. Nintendo is bringing a new version of "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" for its 3DS. The new game is set in the world of "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" -- but the title hasn't yet been given a new name. The game stars Link -- a princess-rescuing hero. It's the first all-new game starring Link for the Nintendo 3DS system.
Twitter Music launches, will be available starting today at https://t.co/dNNjuWN10z
Twitter Music launches, will be available starting today at https://t.co/dNNjuWN10z and as a separate app - @GMA http://t.co/lJ95EifsMv
Twitter #music: a new way to discover music and emerging artists. http://t.co/746Sy1iN5T
Confirmed: The U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be quad-core, not octa-core http://t.co/naOs72xnGv
Samsung confirms the Galaxy S4 will launch with all 7 carriers in the US this month http://t.co/r9vDfcHUa6
I cannot describe how awesome the #Facebook update for iOS is! STICKERS in chat, like NEVER before. #awestruck #mindblown
Facebook Launches Open Graph Mobile, Updated iOS SDK With Improved Login And Sharing http://t.co/GvcOLbs6MC
Watch videos from the 3DS software showcase including footage from the Zelda Link to the Past sequel http://t.co/zdGse8Qx5g
We hope you're ready to go back to Hyrule because a new Legend of Zelda game is coming to the 3DS! http://t.co/J0SFc8z9wx
A new Zelda game that takes place in the world from A Link to the Past is coming to #3DS this year. #NintendoDirectNA http://t.co/fVhZSUltBx