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by Xander , posted May 10, 2013 at 9:49AM

Spotify or Pandora, which is better (infographic)Unlike the mainstream media's take that the chief competition for music streaming service, Spotify, is Apple's iTunes, music aficionados and mobile music listeners are far more frequently looking to distinguish between Spotify and Pandora. On the surface, Spotify allows you to use its service like both iTunes and Pandora; you can add songs to a queue, create playlists, and play a suggestive 'radio' for all playlists, to offer Pandora-like discovery.

Check out the infographic after the jump (courtesy of The Music Bed), for a more nuanced look at how the music subscription services stack-up.

 


Tags: iTunes, Spotify, Music Streaming Services

by Xander , posted Apr 24, 2013 at 7:33PM

Amazon cloud serices vs Microsoft Windows AzureAccording to ZDNet, "Microsoft announced on April 16 that its Linux and Windows Server virtual machines (VMs) on Windows Azure are now generally available and ready for deployment." The article goes on to note that Microsoft pledged to "match Amazon Web Services on price for all "commodity" services, including compute, storage and bandwidth. As part of this pledge, Microsoft is reducing its general-availability pricing on VMs and cloud services by between 21 to 33 percent."

To read the head-to-head matchup, continue on to ZDNet's article: Amazon versus Microsoft


Tags: cloud server comparison, virtual machines, Amazon, Microsoft, windows Server

by Xander , posted Apr 18, 2013 at 6:48PM

Dropbox vs Google Drive Store Head-to-Head Comparison graphicBusiness Insider has posted a head-to-head review of the two current leaders in consumer cloud storage: Dropbox vs Google Drive

BI positions the two as having similar models and cost structures, "both Drive and Dropbox feature similar drag-and-drop syncing, and offer a certain amount of free storage, and then force you to pay for additional storage."

The publication determines, "it's a close call between Dropbox and Drive, but Drive ultimately comes out victorious. Drive is much cheaper than Dropbox, offers more functionality online, and supports a unique set of file types."

To read the full Head-to-Head cloud storage comparison, follow the link to
Business Insider.


Tags: web service comparison, Cloud Storage head-to-head, Dropbox versus Google Drive

by Xander , posted Apr 18, 2013 at 6:15PM

Windows Blue IE 11 versus Google Chrome Browser comparison graphicWinbeta.org describes the development path Windows Blue (IE11), the update to Windows 8 and Windows RT, took to match up with Google's increasingly popular alternative:

Perhaps with WebGL support in Internet Explorer 11, we may see the software giant's favorite little browser go head to head with Google's Chrome browser. While Microsoft may have thought it was a security risk to use WebGL, it seems that the company is changing its mind after seeing Chrome dominate in market share. The internet is shifting towards a more 3D and immersive experience, so having WebGL support is a do or die moment for Internet Explorer."

To read more, continue on to
winbeta.org.


Tags: Browser comparison, Windows Blue vs Google Chrome, Compared, Head-to-Head

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