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How to determine if your streaming music's audio quality is worth paying for

A lot of music streaming services boast different bit rates to make their service more appealing than the next. Spotify, Beats Music, and others even boast up to 320 kbps over cellular. It eats a heck of a lot of data but for audiophiles, good audio quality while streaming music is a must. Unfortunately in my experience, mileage greatly varies from what's actually advertised. So if you're curious what your service really is streaming over cellular, here's how to find out right from your iPhone!

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How to watch the 2014 Super Bowl live on your iPhone or iPad

Super Bowl 48 is upon us and for the first time ever, FOX is offering ways for you to watch it live, no cable subscription required! So if you can't sit in front of the TV this Sunday with your friends and family, you can tune in on your iPhone or iPad and catch up with all the action when the Broncos and the Seahawks take the field. Here's how!

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Spotify vs Beats Music vs Slacker vs Rdio vs Google Play Music: On-demand streaming music service showdown!

On-demand music streaming services are made for the hardcore music lovers and audiophiles. Not only should they get to know our tastes and preferences over time, on-demand services are also tasked with letting us have more control over what we listen to, when we listen to it. Streaming radio may be fine for some but if you want to listen to an entire album all the way through or be able to play music offline, you want on-demand streaming.

Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music, Google Play All Access, and Slacker are the best on-demand services currently available with full iPhone support. Now the question becomes, which one is the best if any? And more importantly, which one is right for you?

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Why iTunes Radio is not a replacement for services like Rdio, Spotify, and Beats Music

I recently reviewed Beats Music and the feedback made me realize that a lot of people are confused about the differences between it, similar services like Spotify and Rdio, and iTunes Radio. They're really not the same, and it really matters. Here's why!

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Beats Music review: So good I may finally ditch Rdio!

Now that Beats Music is finally available, it has a lot of folks wondering how it stacks up to the likes of existing services and whether it's worth making the switch. I've been taking a look at what Beats Music has to offer for the exact same reason. I've completely set aside my main streaming services, Rdio and Songza, in order to give it a fair chance. And after a few days, my decision has become harder than ever.

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Musi lets you build an entire streaming music library, completely for free

Musi for iPhone is a streaming music app that lets you build a music library that costs you literally nothing, with the help of YouTube. When you search through Musi, it's basically like searching YouTube for music. The only difference is that Musi only streams the audio portion.

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#CESlive: The latest from Slingbox

Our own Derek Kessler and John P. of GeekBeat are on the floor at CES 2014 talking to Brian Jaquet from Slingbox about what new products we can expect from them this year. Slingbox streams your HD programs to virtually any smartphone or tablet. Slingbox is entering the new year with SlingPlayer 3.0 for iPad, which is already available to customers.

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Rdio updated with proper support for iOS 7, finally!

Rdio already looked great on iOS 7 to begin with, except for some basic design elements such as the keyboard interface. These minor annoyances have finally been addressed in the 2.5.4 update along with a new look for profile pages, a sleep timer option, and some other visual tweaks and enhancements.

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Giving iTunes Radio a second chance

iOS 7 brought with it the introduction of iTunes Radio. This left me hoping I could cancel a few of my streaming subscriptions and replace them with it . My initial impressions of iTunes Radio for iOS left me skeptical to say the least. Since then I've looped back around and given it a second chance. While it's far from perfect, I have come to find that it's a great companion to my daily driver, which is Rdio. Here's why:

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iTunes Radio for iOS review

Apple launched iTunes Radio for both iPhone and iPad as part of the Music app in iOS 7. iTunes Radio is Apple's attempt at giving us a streaming music service that's already bundled with the Music app we already know and use every day.

Considering iTunes is one of the largest music collections in the world, it makes perfect sense. Even better, for iTunes Match subscribers, the service is completely free with not one single ad. For those that don't subscribe to iTunes Match, it's still free, just ad supported. It's a compelling option either way but does it live up to the hype?

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