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Cloud Music Sniper brings your Google Music library to any music player

Android Central

There is absolutely no doubt that Google Music is a fantastic service to have, if slightly limiting at times. The music stored in your cloud locker is only ever available to the official Google Music app which is frustrating for some. Oh for a world where Poweramp or Winamp could access all that music. Well that world is now, and Cloud Music Sniper can bring your music to your chosen music app. 

The previous incarnation was known as Google Music Sniper, but was suspended due to its name. The new version requires no root, and works by ‘sniping’ your offline synced music content and storing it in a new directory. This directory is then available to your alternative music player. The music is actually available to be taken off your device and used on your desktop computer. To the user it is as simple as firing up the app and following some on screen instructions. 

Cloud Music Sniper is still in the early stages, and the developers are known for constantly updating their apps, so there should be plenty more to come. If this sounds like something for you, it’ll run you for $1.99/¬£1.26 in the Android Market. Download links can be found after the break. 

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There is absolutely no doubt that Google Music is a fantastic service to have, if slightly limiting at times. The music stored in your cloud locker is only ever available to the official Google Music app which is frustrating for some. Oh for a world where Poweramp or Winamp could access all that mus …

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Apple offers free books to iOS developpers


Apple just put six free books online about iOS programming.

You’ll need the new iBooks 1.2 as they contain inline images.
Grab them while you can in the iBookstore by searching for “apple developer”

Enjoy…



Don’t hang the DJ Рyet

If you grew up with music in the 80’s then chances are that this¬†announcement¬†is waaaaay cooler than the¬†Beatles¬†on iTunes.

Finally you can get 7 Smiths albums on iTunes.

So, How soon is Now? Well definitely not too soon. Happy listening…


Meet my MacBook Air

Let me share some thoughts in this first post from my new MacBook Air 11″.

I got the baseline model yesterday:

  • Screen: 11″
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • SSD: 128GB

What I like

Sleep – Wakeup

One other thing is the almost instant wake-up from sleep. Open, close, open, close, it’s just there as soon as you open it. Veeeeery handy, when some distraction comes along, even the briefest, just close it, and 40 secons later, reopen it and go on instantly. It’s magic, as some might say…

Keyboard

A full size, Mac keyboard on a portable device this size, do I need to say more…

Battery Life

Pretty decent, I get 4h30 out of it with WIFI and full brightness. Nice…

What I don’t like

Keyboard

No keyboard backlight, seems silly, but you get soooo used to it…

Real world performance

Being a little scared off by the 1.4 GHz processor¬†I immediately started throwing the same stuff at it that I’m using on my MacBook Pro 15″ i7 (with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD – my workhorse for professional use).

And I find it really usable. I’d even say astonishingly usable.

Of course it’s lacking some RAM to do some serious VMWare Fusion (4 GB would be nice if you order on the Apple Store), but a Win7 image just boots and handles nicely.

But that’s probably not the point in owning this little gem, is it?

On the other side I was able to play a nice little arrangement (11 audio tracks, 4 midi tracks, loads of effects)¬†in Propellerheads Record/Reason without any hiccups/dropouts which in itself is incredible (and probably due to the lightning fast SSD). So I’ll be definitely¬†using the MacBook Air for¬†making¬†music (for mixdown and mastering I’ll go to the MacBook Pro though).

Conclusion

I’m impressed, that even the base model (you could get a bigger processor and more RAM) performs that well.

I did not expect any miracles, but this thing really threw me off. And it will be a really nice complement where the 15″ MacBook Pro is too big (train, plane, …) and where the iPad just doesn’t cut it.

So I somehow think of it as an “iPad for media creation”, compared to media consumption on the original iPad.

The conclusion in two words: LOVE IT!