Apple to acquire Shazam, Galaxy S9 eyes a better iris scannerToday's major tech stories include Apple's acquisition of Shazam, Samsung's plan for a better iris scanner in future phones and Alexa's new alarm clock feature, which lets you wake up to your favorite song.
This is Cnet and hear the stories that matter right now. Apple will acquire Shazam the music recognition app that seems more to be somewhat of a music market place for around $401 million. It's a logical buy for Apple as the company attempts to bolster Apple music's profile. Look for Shazam to ultimately get baked into the Apple music experience Where users can use their phone's microphone to ID music and then stream it through Apple's music service. [MUSIC] Look for Samsung to update their flagship phone's iris scanner to make it more accurate and secure. A report from the Korea Herald says the company is trying to get mobile banking apps to work with the biometric method As a means for authentication. It's also possible the new scanner shows up in more of Samsung's phones. And finally, Alexa can now assign a song to use as a wake up in alarm. Users can program a specific song or just tell the digital assistant the general mood of the music they'd like to have to wake them up. Or the warning though, be careful with the song you choose You just might wind up hating it. [MUSIC] You can stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Store.