One of the nifty features of the Moto X is the fact that the phone is “always listening”, meaning that you will be able to speak to it and command it even when it is locked. This is versus Android 4.4 KitKat in which the phone needs to be unlocked before one can voice activate “OK Google”. These are some pretty cool Android functions and if you were hoping the iPhone would get something similar, well, for now Shazam’s latest update for the iPhone is probably the closest we will be getting. The app has recently been updated with a feature called Auto Shazam. This is a feature that has been available for the iPad but has only recently made its way onto the iPhone.
When the feature has been activated, you can close the app and even lock your phone and the app will still be able to listen out for songs, and if you enable push notifications, it will notify you when new songs have been identified. Great for driving and you want to know what songs were playing on the radio, or at the club when you’d rather dancing than be Shazam-ing. The update is currently available for download and the app itself is free, so hit up the iTunes App Store for more details.
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