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Bluetooth speakers are super-handy when you want to listen to music while you’re out and about. Unfortunately, most Bluetooth speakers are just little blocks of easy-to-destroy plastic. If you’re looking for something heftier, Instructables user ASCAS shows us how to build a rugged Bluetooth speaker.
iOS: Noon Pacific, an awesome service for discovering new music every week, just took the wraps off of a new mobile app that lets you take those weekly playlists with you, wherever you go.
Apple’s iTunes Radio — free streaming radio stations that can learn from your existing iTunes music purchasing habits — launched in Australia earlier this week. It’s a clever idea, but despite Apple’s reputation for obsessing over detail, there are some rough edges which could be smoothed off to make iTunes Radio a more pleasant experience.
Windows: MediaMonkey, one of our favourite media players for Windows, updated to version 4.1 today, bringing a bunch of long-awaited features — especially for syncing Android and iOS devices.
Dear Lifehacker, I know the norm nowadays is to simply carry large amounts of music on your phone for every occasion, but there are times when I’d much prefer to just have a dedicated MP3 player and save my phone’s battery and memory for other things. What are the best options out there for dedicated MP3 players that are easy to use and reasonably priced?