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Top 5 ways to enjoy Halloween with iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

Looking for some last minute ways to get your Halloween gruesome on? To zone out with zombies, lose your head with horsemen, read about vampires that burst ever-so-properly into flame, and otherwise get more monstrous this weekend? Well, since you have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you're covered! From App Store to iTunes Store to iBookstore, and with a hellish dose of Netflix and Amazon thrown in, you'll never go brain-hungry again.

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A duet with Siri on the iPhone 4S [video]

Jonathan Mann has put together a duet with none other than iPhone 4S assistant Siri. Jonathan is a musician and songwriter who is currently writing one song a day and has been doing it for over 1000 days.

This song is all about Siri, in fact it is a full on duet, with Siri taking its part in the lyrics. Check it out in the video below and let us know what you think. Will Siri just be an assistant forever or do you see a career in the music business?

Source: YouTube via Daring Fireball

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iTribute [Sunday Fun Video]

The folks at Timeflies have made a unique tribute to the late Steve Jobs for one of their Tuesday songs.

All of this was shot on an iPad 2 and edited using iMovie, recorded, mixed, and mastered on an iMac. The beat was made using samples from OSX and iOS - everything on a Tuesday.

Check it out, below.

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Spotify now open to the masses

Just two months after hitting the US in an invite-only beta, Spotify is now open to to the public and is offering users 6 months worth of unlimited streaming under the free account.

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Kazaa music streaming app now available in the App Store

When I hear the word Kazaa it conjures up images from the past of peer-peer file sharing.  Now the company behind Kazaa, Atrinsic, Inc has released a totally legal iPhone music streaming app to challenge Spotify etc.

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GetGlue update brings new UI and better social check-in integration

GetGlue, the social network for checking into your favorite TV shows, movies and music, has just updated their iPhone and iPad app to version 2.5.2 bringing all new features and a revamped UI to let users check-in to their favorite TV shows just in time for the Fall TV season!

Check-in to what you are watching, reading and listening to. Connect with friends, discover new favorites, and unlock FREE stickers and discounts. Join more than 1.5 million other users who are sharing 9 million check-ins per month.

  • Interesting Conversations: See your friends and everyone else's conversations about shows you watch - in real-time!
  • Friend Leaderboards: Who is the biggest fan? Check out the leader board to see how you stack up against your friends.
  • New Check-in Flow: Check-in faster and get more out of every check-in - stats, friends, specials, and of course, stickers!

GetGlue is available for free for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Google Music now available for iPhone and iPad as an HTML 5 web app

Google has announced via twitter that it now has an HTML 5 iOS optimized web app for its Google Music service. Google Music is currently a beta only service available solely in the U.S. If you already have an account, you can try it out and get access to all your content in this well designed web app. The web app works on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 4.

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iTunes Match and why streaming vs downloading won't matter

Apple released iTunes Match, their iCloud-powered music locker service, into beta yesterday and immediately -- and rightly -- it's been Zapruder-ed by every eyeball online, especially when it comes to whether it downloads music, streams it, or both. And confusion and conflation have followed.

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BlackBerry getting new music sharing service... iOS still has Ping

Microsoft offers subscription music via their Zune service, and now another iPhone and iPad rival, RIM's BlackBerry, might be joining the party. Kevin from CrackBerry.com has the scoop:

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90 second iTunes previews starting to roll out internationally

IThe new, longer 90 second iTunes music previews seem to be finally rolling out internationally. They aren't available on all songs yet, and it seems hit in miss in my testing in the Canadian iTunes Store, so whether you'll get them or not, but at least some songs are going the full 90 seconds.

After a November 2010 notification to record labels Apple originally switched to 90 second previews in the US back in December of last year. Why it took that email so long to reach beyond American borders is unknown, as is how long it will take to fully roll out now that it has begun.

In an effort to crowd source this, let us know if you're seeing the 90 second previews, what country you're in, and whether or not the 90 second previews are everywhere or just on a few songs.

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