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Rdio is closing down next week, releases personal archives for subscribers

Rdio is shutting down next week, but before the music service is completely removed from the Internet, they're offering users the chance to login and download an archive of their history with the Rdio.

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Pandora will buy 'key assets' from Rdio for $75 million

Pandora says it will acquire what it calls "several key assets" from the Rdio music streaming service. The price, which includes bringing in a number of Rdio's team members, will be $75 million in cash. Rdio is also planning to file for bankruptcy protection.

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Free Spotify and Rdio users can now add tracks from Shazam to their playlists

Shazam has announced tighter integration with Rdio and Spotify, bringing the ability to add tracks from Shazam to playlists on both services for free users, as well as offering a 48-hour free trial to Rdio Unlimited for users who sign up within Shazam.

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Rdio introduces Rdio Select for $3.99 a month, gives you 25 downloads per day

The team at Rdio is looking to attract new users with a lower priced tier. For $3.99 mobile users will get ad-free music, unlimited skips, and 25 downloads per day.

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Best streaming music apps for iPhone

Picking a music streaming app on your iPhone isn't an easy job, and there isn't a one size fits all option.

Since most music streaming apps all require a paid subscription, it makes the choice even more stressful. What music streaming service you ultimately choose depends on what your musical tastes are, whether you prefer radio style streaming or on-demand, and lots of other factors. While we can't tell you what service is best for you, we can help you narrow down your choices. These are currently the music streaming services that we think offer a superior listening experience on the iPhone!

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How to instantly turn your Shazam tags into an Rdio or Spotify playlist

If you subscribe to either Rdio or Spotify, you can instantly turn all the music you tag through Shazam into a playlist.

Tying your Rdio or Spotify account to Shazam not only creates that playlist for you, it lets you to listen to entire songs right inside the Shazam app as well! You have to have a paid subscription to either Spotify or Rdio in order for this to work. You won't be able to play full songs or listen on-demand if you don't. If you aren't sure about a subscription to either service, both offer free trials you can take advantage of first.

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Rdio update highlights new music, helps you share your favorite tunes with friends

Music service Rdio has updated its app for iPhone and iPad to version 3.1, adding a new radio station for new music and smarter sharing. There are also a number of UI improvements and bug fixes in this update.

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What's on Ally's Yosemite dock right now!

The Mac is still the most important device in my workflow. I depend on it each and every day to get my job done here at iMore. From article ideas to rough drafts to editing photography, my iMac and my MacBook Air are indispensable. Of course, the machine itself isn't what drives my workflow, it's the apps. I've already given you a look at what's on both my iPhone 6 and my iPad Air 2, so here's a look at my Mac dock, and the apps I use on a daily basis!

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Shazam 8.2 gets more personal, now plays full playlists with Spotify and Rdio

Music identification app Shazam has received a major update today to version 8.2. It adds new features to the home screen of the app, a new way to play music, and deeper integration with Spotify and Rdio.

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Rdio refreshes web and mobile apps, highlights free music

Rdio is busy rolling out visual updates across the board. The streaming service has not only revamped the web interface, but also both the Android and iOS apps. The company has also improved personalized features and better highlights its free radio offering. Those who fire up the new apps will be able to witness a refined layout to better connect consumers with Rdio's free services, ensuring everyone knows what's on offer without parting with hard-earned cash.

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