Music & Videos http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12354/more en Chromecast, One Year Later http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/chromecast-one-year-later <div class="field-deck"> Google-focused but inexpensive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lost amid the huge list in my most recent What I Use article is a product I'm surprised no one commented on: Google's Chromecast. Like Chromebook, Chromecast was something that launched in a fairly half-assed state. But it's improved over time, and while I still think more expensive competing solutions like Roku 3 are better living room solutions overall, Chromecast earns a spot on the list for one very important reason: It's the only inexpensive living room device that works with Google's ever-improving Play services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/chromecast-one-year-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/chromecast-one-year-later#comments Android Chromebook ChromeOS Google Play Mobile devices Hardware Music & Videos Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:18:00 +0000 41561 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft is Not Dropping Xbox Music or Xbox Video http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-not-dropping-xbox-music-or-xbox-video <div class="field-deck"> Good, because Xbox Music in particular is excellent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Another curious Microsoft executive misstatement this week raised questions about the future of Microsoft's Xbox Music and Xbox Video services. But Joe Belfiore responded to the rumors on Twitter with some good news: The firm has no plans to drop Xbox Music or Xbox Video.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-not-dropping-xbox-music-or-xbox-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-not-dropping-xbox-music-or-xbox-video#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Xbox Video Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 41531 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Updates Xbox Music, Xbox Video for Windows Phone 8.1 http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-updates-xbox-music-xbox-video-windows-phone-81 <div class="field-deck"> Better, but still not great </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft just updated the Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8.1, which shouldn't come as much surprise since both have been updated repeatedly since the OS RTM'd back in April. These latest updates pretty much fall into the "bug fixes and improvements" category, but Microsoft has also provided a more detailed peek at what's new.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-updates-xbox-music-xbox-video-windows-phone-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-updates-xbox-music-xbox-video-windows-phone-81#comments Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Xbox Video Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 41331 at http://winsupersite.com Video Tuner for Windows Phone 8.1 http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/video-tuner-windows-phone-81 <div class="field-deck"> An excellent video editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Mobile (formerly Nokia) announced a new app called Video Tuner for Windows Phone 8.1 today that should be interesting for budding videographers: It lets you edit videos right on your handset, instead of downloading to your PC and editing from there, and do so with a powerful array of tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/video-tuner-windows-phone-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/video-tuner-windows-phone-81#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Music & Videos Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 40941 at http://winsupersite.com Amazon Counters Apple's Beats Buy with New Streaming Music Service http://winsupersite.com/amazon-counters-apples-beats-buy-new-streaming-music-service <div class="node-body link-body">Perhaps spurred by Apple's mammoth $3 billion purchase of Beats, online retailing giant Amazon.com pulled the pin a bit too early on its own music streaming service, Prime Music. As its name suggests, Prime Music is free to members of Amazon's Prime subscription service, joining a number of other similar perks. But the service itself is lackluster, with far fewer songs and supported music labels than competing services.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/amazon-music-hero.jpg?1402581173" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/amazon-counters-apples-beats-buy-new-streaming-music-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music & Videos Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:52:00 +0000 40091 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 Updated for 4th Time http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-updated-4th-time <div class="field-deck"> The poster child for rapid release </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Tuesday delivered the fourth update to the Xbox Music app in Windows Phone 8.1, making improvements in several key areas. The update also changes the behavior of the app's live tile, which now matches your theme's accent color (instead of being green) and, if enabled, background image transparency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-updated-4th-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-updated-4th-time#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:51:00 +0000 40051 at http://winsupersite.com 45 New Entertainment Apps Coming to Xbox One and 360 in 2014 http://winsupersite.com/xbox-one/45-new-entertainment-apps-coming-xbox-one-and-360-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Filling in the gaps </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, Microsoft announced that 45 new entertainment apps—including eagerly awaited options like HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, and Comedy Central—will launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360 globally throughout 2014. The timing is interesting, given that Microsoft's E3 press conference is less than a week away. But it's clearly very good news.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-one/45-new-entertainment-apps-coming-xbox-one-and-360-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-one/45-new-entertainment-apps-coming-xbox-one-and-360-2014#comments Xbox 360 Xbox One Music & Videos Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:56:00 +0000 39791 at http://winsupersite.com Apple Buys Beats for $3 Billion http://winsupersite.com/apple-buys-beats-3-billion <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Apple on Tuesday announced a blockbuster deal to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that will also see Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young join the firm. The Beats acquisition is the biggest in Apple's history, by far, and the first time the firm has allowed the acquired firm to continue using its own brand.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/cue-iovine-hero.jpg?1401370054" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/apple-buys-beats-3-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Music & Videos Thu, 29 May 2014 13:25:00 +0000 39551 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 Updated Again http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-updated-again <div class="field-deck"> Nothing major, but a few nice changes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has delivered the third in a long series of promised updates to Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1. This is another minor bump that adds the ability to navigate to the next song from Now Playing by swiping up on the album art, plus a few other small fixes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-updated-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-updated-again#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Sat, 24 May 2014 16:03:00 +0000 39431 at http://winsupersite.com "Field Guide Books" Update http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/field-guide-books-update <div class="field-deck"> Slowing moving forward </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With my Windows Phone 8 Field Guide off to Amazon and other e-book publishers, it's time to turn my attention to the other books I've got in the pipeline. There's Windows 8.1 Field Guide, of course, which will be published soon, but also Xbox Music Field Guide and the coming Windows Phone 8.1 Field Guide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/field-guide-books-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/field-guide-books-update#comments Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT Sat, 17 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 39161 at http://winsupersite.com