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The service will be shut down in an apparent "acqui-hire," suggesting that the file-sharing specialist Dropbox may be getting ready to tune up a music streaming service.
New & Noteworthy: dvMatte; Audiogalaxy settlement;
If you've got a sizable music collection at home or at work, the odds are that you've wanted access to it elsewhere. Syncing MP3 players can be a hassle, and few can handle the storage requirements for a big library. Audiogalaxy is a free service that can stream your music from your library to any Web-enabled device. Here's how to use it.
The file-sharing service acquires a startup that lets users send messages, share files, and search previous posts.
It's not clear whether Dropbox acquired Endorse for its talent or for its couponlike service (which, given Dropbox's cloud-storage focus, perhaps seems unlikely).
If you use Dropbox on the Web but you don't fancy the way it navigates between folders, here's a quick tip to make it a lot easier.
There are legions of media management tools out there, but not all of them can handle massive collections that rise into tens of thousands of files. If you're finding gaps, lags in file discovery or other problems, you may need to use tools and tricks designed to handle your digital hoard.
The stock music player on Android devices is serviceable at best, but there are much better choices--most for free.
This is the current model, the one with the built-in cameras and Retina display. However, it lacks the one-year warranty you get with Apple refurbs.
There are plenty of options for recycling your old smartphone when you upgrade, but it's easy to hang onto it and turn it into a terrific portable media player.