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Apple’s Acquisition Of Shazam Under Investigation By The EU

04/23/2018, Late last year Apple announced that they would be acquiring music recognition app Shazam. Given that Shazam is already integrated into iOS via Siri, we suppose this acquisition made sense. It also seemed like a relatively straightforward acquisition but...

Apple Seeking Regulatory Approval For Shazam Acquisition

03/15/2018, Last year Apple announced their plans to acquire Shazam which seemed like a pretty straightforward deal, however they did run into some trouble with the EU whereby some countries felt that Apple acquisition could have “adverse effects” on the...

Shazam For iOS Updated With New Interface, Real-Time Lyric Syncing

02/19/2018, While music-recognition app Shazam was good at doing what it was designed to do, its user interface generally left quite a bit to be desired where it felt cluttered and sometimes a bit confusing. However the good news for Shazam users is that it looks...


EU To Look Into Apple’s Acquisition Of Shazam

02/06/2018, Late last year following the rumors, Apple announced that they would be acquiring song recognition service Shazam. Apple and Shazam have worked together in the past, where way back in 2014, Apple integrated Shazam into iOS where users could use Siri to...

Cortana Unable To Recognize Songs Anymore

01/04/2018, Cortana has many features and song recognition used to be one of them. You could ask Microsoft’s digital personal assistant to listen to a song and let you know who it was from. That’s no longer going to be possible, though, as the closure of...

Shazam For iOS Updated With Offline Mode

12/19/2017, In order for music identifying apps like Shazam to work, you will need an internet connection. This is because the music/TV show that is being recognized has to be matched against a database which obviously isn’t stored on the phones of all users. This...

Apple Confirms Acquisition Of Music Recognition Service Shazam

12/11/2017, The other day it was rumored that Apple could be looking to acquire music recognition service Shazam. As it turns out the rumors were true because Apple has since confirmed the acquisition to the folks at 9to5Mac. As expected they did not dive into the...

Apple Reportedly Looking To Acquire Shazam

12/08/2017, Shazam was one of the first music recognition apps available for smartphones back in the day, and its functionality has since expanded where it can also recognize TV shows. Apple has also integrated the app and its functionality into iOS, where users can...

Shazam Finds Its Way Onto Samsung’s Smart TVs In Latest Update

08/17/2017, If you’re trying to figure out a song that’s playing on radio or a TV show that’s being shown on the screen, Shazam is a pretty awesome tool that gets the job done. Of course this usually will rely on you using your smartphone, but it seems that if...

Shazam For Android Gets App Shortcuts For Faster Song Recognition

01/27/2017, If you’re someone who relies on Shazam pretty often to help identify songs being played in public or on radio, you know that sometimes the app can be a bit slow in launching which means that there are occasions when you miss out on the song completely....

Shazam Will Issue Mac Update To Disable Always-On Microphone

11/15/2016, Shazam is an incredibly useful app when you’re trying to identify songs. The fact that it made its way onto computers like the Mac makes it even more useful. Unfortunately it has been recently discovered by former NSA hacker Patrick Wardle that for the...

Shazam Brings Video Channels To Its App

10/13/2016, You normally wouldn’t associate Shazam with video because most people know it has a service that you use when you want to identify a song that’s playing in the background. Shazam is still one of the best services for that, but it has evolved...

Shazam Now Works In iMessage

10/10/2016, iMessage is used by hundreds of millions of people around the globe to stay in touch with their friends and family. Apple continues to make it even better by offering new features and enabling third-parties to bake their services right inside the app. The...

Shazam Lite Launched, Needs Less Storage And Data

10/06/2016, Shazam has launched a Lite version of its app today for Android devices. It’s quite similar to the Facebook and Messenger Lite apps in that it has been designed with emerging market users in mind. The Shazam Lite app is only available for Android...