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Tech Review: Apple Music vs. Spotify

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With music streaming services steadily gaining popularity, Apple has created Apple Music, an addition to their previous music radio and iTunes services, as a way to compete with the other streaming services, mainly Spotify. I am new to music streaming (I like to listen to music when I am walking or driving so I create playlists), however it does come in handy when I want to listen to a specific song or artist. Usually, I would use Pandora or Songza, but not knowing if you will like the next song and dealing with skip limits can get annoying. With Spotify and Apple Music being so similar, which should you get?

You should get Apple Music if:

  • you have an Apple device (the Andriod version is coming this fall)
  • you like the idea of sharing this service with your family (Apple Music has cloud sharing for an extra fee)
  • you don’t have a lot of storage on your Apple device for music
  • you like to create your own playlists

You should get Spotify if:

  • you don’t want to pay for premium (Spotify has a free option, but there are ads)
  • you are a student (there is a discount)
  • you have been using Spotify in the past and don’t see a reason to switch it up
  • you don’t mind having your music on shuffle

Other than that, the two services are pretty much the same. They both are $10, they both give access to a huge music library, and (soon) they are both available on all devices.

Have you tried Apple Music or Spotify? Which one did you like better? Did I miss any of the features?

Don’t forget to read my previous post!

2014 Recap: The Best Commercials of 2014

Are you guys excited for 2015!? I am! I have so many things that I am looking forward to: increasing my online presence, meeting new people, and overall building my brand. What do you have in store for 2015, and what are you looking forward to?

Since I want to get into the advertising business, I thought a fun way to wrap up the year would be to discuss what I thought the best commercials of the year were.

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Freebie Friday: Free mobile wallpaper download

I’ve been practicing my photoshop skills and have been making wallpapers for my electronic devices and I thought I would share them with you. Also, if you have any requests for a wallpaper (like if you have a favorite quote or a favorite color, leave it in the comments below. ┬áThe first one is the larger size, for larger phones, then the bottom one is for phones with smaller screens.

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Tech Tuesday: Anker Keyboard Case

Anker keyboard with text

Recently I purchased an iPad mini because I needed a portable device that was bigger than my phone, but smaller than my heavy laptop. Last year at school, I noticed that sometimes I would have an hour or so between classes that I could use to knock out some homework, but the computers at the library would always be taken and I didn’t want to carry my laptop all over campus. Since then, I’ve been searching for the best tablet for me and ended up getting the iPad mini. I also purchased a wireless keyboard to type on, so I got one from Anker and I decided to do a review on it.

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