Keep on rockin' in the free versionPay back a friend with Bump, preview the new Photoshop, and enjoy unlimited free Spotify streaming -- while it lasts.
It's Thursday, March 29th 2012. I'm Bridget Carey on cnet.com and it's time to get Loaded. American Spotify lovers can continue to rock on with free music. The streaming music service announced it will continue to offer Free version with advertisements for users to listen to unlimited music each month. This limitless streaming was supposed to just last 6 months and be cut off in January as a way to get new users hooked. The plan was to later limit the Free to just 10 hours a month. But Spotify said it plans to keep the free offering going for an undefined amount of time. There's a new way to send cash to a friend. The makers of Bump have released the Bump Pay for Apple devices. So let's say you owe a friend money for lunch. Each person opens up the app, fills in his or her PayPal account e-mail and password and with a bump of the phones, one phone can transfer money to another. Users can choose how secure they want that app to be, either it'll remember the user's PayPal password or require it to be entered for every transaction. Bump only works with PayPal but it has said it may add other payment services in the future. If you want to try out Photoshop, now is the time. Adobe Labs is offering a free download of its latest Photoshop program CS6. It's the beta version for preview but already has surpassed a half a million downloads. You can find it on download.com or the Adobe Labs website. Normally, this software's starting price is $700 and sure, it's a marketing ploy to get people hungry to upgrade to the full version but Adobe hasn't released a free preview since 2007. Apple's CEO Tim Cook paid a visit to a Foxconn factory in China where iPhones are manufactured amid criticism of the working conditions in its factories. It's unclear how long Cook's trip to China will last but he has toured a new constructed facility in China that employs 120 thousand people and Apple said in a statement that Cook is meeting with government officials and there are reports that he's been visiting the offices of China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier. Amazon Kindle Fire owners will be seeing some improvements in a new software update. One new feature in the tablet lets users select passages and quotes from e-books and share them with friends. It also changed its video rental rules. Now, the rental period starts as soon as you start playing a video instead of when you download the video. And all documents stored on the Fire will get an automatic backup to the Amazon Cloud drive. And in other Amazon news, James Cameron isn't the only one making a splash in deep exploration. Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos said his team of seafloor explorers have found the Apollo 11 rockets that Neil Armstrong used on his trip to the moon 40 years ago and now he's planning on bringing those rockets to dry land to be put in a museum. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Bridget Carey for cnet.com and you've just been Loaded.