This was one of those long-running open secrets, but now it's finally happening: Google has added podcast support to its Google Play Music service. And, Google being Google, they are of course doing it in their own quirky way.
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Amazon Prime is an amazing bundling deal that combines the physical with digital subscription perks. And this week, Amazon took an aggressive step to better compete with standalone subscription services, offering a new variety of Prime offerings by the month.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Kangaroo releases Mobile Desktop Pro, Microsoft Groove app is now "truly universal," the Minecraft generation, Google Play Podcasts is finally happening, Google launches Live Cases for Nexus 5X and 6P, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: evidence of updated Xbox One emerges, sort of, Skype for Business Updated on Android and iOS, Spotify declares war on Sweden, HTC's New Android phone supports Apple's AirPlay, and you'll be able to get your USB-C cables tested.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Titanfall 2 trailer arrives, Microsoft is adding a QR code to the BSOD, developers are already running Linux GUI apps in Windows 10 using Bash, another take on streaming music and revenues, Kindle Oasis leaks.
Audible---the world's leading source of audiobook and spoken audio entertainment---this week launched a beta version of a new Channels feature which provides members with free access to ad-free podcasts, news, comedy, and exclusive shows.
Roku announced today that it is accepting pre-orders for its new Roku Streaming Stick, which provides 8 times the processing power of its predecessor, Roku OS 7.1 with numerous new features, and a private listening feature that works with your smart phone. Best of all, it's as cheap as ever, at just $50.
Tech tidbits from around the web: watch the new Star Wars movie with BB-8, Google Calendar gets reminders on the web, Google updates its Play logos, and NeXT's Avie Tevanian pops up again.
Tech tidbits from around the web: On the way to San Francisco, Xbox One's growing backwards compatibility library, what was lost when Microsoft restarted work on Gears 4, coming Groove Music improvements, and more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: a new Office 2016 Insider Preview build is now available, Microsoft launches Office 365 Connectors, Audible launches an online magazine, Steam is now selling the Atari Vault, Sony to bring PlayStation games to Android, iOS, Apple Music gets a widget on Android, more.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft allegedly working on "total update" for File Explorer in Windows 10, BLU says it is working with Microsoft on getting the Win JR LTE on Windows 10 Mobile, Starbucks is coming to Windows 10 soon, and much more.
The Recording Industry Association of America reported this week that revenues from streaming music services surpassed those of both digital downloads and physical media for the first time in 2015, ushering in a new age for the music industry.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft throws a bone to MixRadio users, Microsoft offers big discounts on tons of Xbox One and 360 games, Vizio P-Series is the First Google Cast-compatible TV, some interesting details about iPhone and iPad sales, RIP Andy Grove.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: No 512 MB Windows phones will get Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, Action Center improvements are coming to Windows 10, a look at the $79 Endless Mini PC, Spotify strikes deal with music industry, more.