6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Rumor Has It: Watch out, Pandora: Here comes iRadio

About Video Transcript

Rumor Has It: Watch out, Pandora: Here comes iRadio

3:57 /

Apple's AirDrop may finally come to an iOS device near you, an analyst teaches Eric how to be a good employee, and iRadio rumors might finally be put to rest -- soon.

KARYNE: Hey, I�m Karyne Levy. ERIC: And I'm Eric Franklin. KARYNE: Welcome to Rumor Has It! The show where we round up the week's biggest tech rumors. ERIC: And vote on what sounds likely and what's probably BS. KARYNE: And remember: you can vote on all the rumors! Keep your eye out for the poll in the interactive player, if you're watching on CNET. KARYNE: First up, 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple's AirDrop feature is coming to iOS. Currently, AirDrop lets OS 10 users quickly and efficiently share files between computers. According to anonymous sources, AirDrop will be embedded in the iOS 7 share menu. It's possible that it could allow for sharing to Macs, though right now, it's focused on sharing between iOS devices. ERIC: The sources also said that Apple has tried to bring it to iOS in the past but has backed out at the last moment. Probably because AirDrop is one of the dumbest names anyone's ever heard and because it reminds me that THIS atrocity was ever made. KARYNE: You have something against Operation Dumbo Drop? That like the cutest movie ever. ERIC: Have you even seen it? KARYNE: Well, no. ERIC: You realize that movie's simply a cash in on the Dumbo name and oversimplifies the horrors of the Vietnam War, right? KARYNE: But it has elephants or something. Right? KARYNE: Next up, according to analyst Michael Pachter, the Xbox One is going to cost $399, and the PS4 will cost $349. ERIC: Where did he get this information? KARYNE: Pretty much out of nowhere. He based the estimates on the cost of materials needed to build the consoles. He also took into account the prices the current- gen models sold for when they were released: the Xbox 360 premium edition debuted at $399 in 2005, and the 60GB PlayStation 3 initially sold for $599. ERIC: So he basically took Y, added R, divided that by Q, and came up with F. I guess we'll see if his crazy math works at E3 on Monday. KARYNE: And if that math does work out, then he just justified his employment! ERIC: Huh. Glad I don't ever have to do that. KARYNE: �.. ERIC: What? ERIC: And lastly, rumors are persisting that Apple is just about to announce its Pandora competitor, iRadio, at WWDC next week. On Sunday, it was announced that Apple struck a licensing deal with both Warner Music Group and its publishing arm, Warner Chappell. KARYNE: Sources say that iRadio would function a lot like Pandora, would integrate with iTunes, and would allow you to purchase songs directly from the app and allow you to do crazy things like rewind from the middle of a song! ERIC: And lastly, rumors are persisting that Apple is just about to announce its Pandora competitor, iRadio, at WWDC next week. On Sunday, it was announced that Apple struck a licensing deal with both Warner Music Group and its publishing arm, Warner Chappell. KARYNE: Sources say that iRadio would function a lot like Pandora, would integrate with iTunes, and would allow you to purchase songs directly from the app and allow you to do crazy things like rewind from the middle of a song! ERIC: And the Council's verdict is a unanimous YES. They agree that iRadio will be announced at WWDC next week. KARYNE: That�s our show everyone. Be sure to check out CNET on Monday for all our WWDC and E3 coverage, where a lot of these rumors will be put to rest. ERIC: And tune in next week when we have fresh new rumors.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

McLaren P1: Harbinger of the hybrid supercar revolution (CNET On Cars, Episode 58)
23:31 January 30, 2015
McLaren P1 on the track and on the street, CNET Style. How engines get their names and what it means. Also: CNET's Top 5 cars of last...
Play video
Boost's ZTE Speed is a 4.5-inch, low-priced Android
1:07 January 30, 2015
Featuring a 5-megapixel camera, a quad-core CPU, and a 4.5-inch display, the ZTE Speed is one of Boost's prepaid bargain Androids.
Play video
The LaCie Mirror is perfect for narcissists
2:14 January 30, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo totally likes what he sees when looking at the one-of-a-kind LaCie Mirror portable drive. And that's because (you...
Play video
Rid your Android quick settings menu of oddball toggles
1:17 January 30, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to fix one of the most annoying features in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Play video
Beats Pill XL: Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price
1:25 January 30, 2015
We weren't such big fans of Beats' original Pill, but the company's jumbo-sized model is well designed and performs much better.
Play video
Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'
2:50 January 30, 2015
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet...
Play video
Testing out 'Insane Mode' in the Tesla P85D, Ep. 190
4:28 January 30, 2015
This week we get all nostalgic with the Prynt smartphone case that makes your iPhone work like a Polaroid camera, we learn some scary...
Play video
Nvidia G-Sync is a smooth move for PC games
3:01 January 30, 2015
The right graphics card and a G-Sync monitor can make games look better.
Play video