Tag Archives: Sony

Sony Launch Cloud Based Music Service For Android

15 Jun

Sony have released an App for Android Phones beating the iCloud and Spotify in the US to provide their Qriocity Music Unlimited service to Android phone users.

There are two levels to subscribe to giving you access to a library of over seven million songs from all four major US labels.

Firstly for $3.99 per month, the Basic package provides ad-free  music streaming, a scan and match service for your existing music library (including iTunes) so you can then playback your music on other “Music Unlimited” devices.

For $9.99 per month, the Premium plan includes all features of the Basic package along with the ability to create playlists, universal song playback rights (listen to any song you want any time), and access additional radio channels.

Impressed?  Let us know.  Slight hitch for everyone else…no idea when this will be available outside the US.

MB

Someone Really Does Not Like Sony

3 Jun

There are various reports that Sony has been hacked again.  Not this time the Playstation Network but Sony Pictures.  LulxSec are said to have “easily” hacked Sony and have said they wanted to in effect teach them a lesson rather than make any gain.

They say they are not however responsible for the previous hack.

Are you worried?

MB

Playstation 4?

23 May

Uncovered these pretty cool snaps of a concept for the Playstation 4 which you may like if you have not already seen them.

The anniversaries of the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 are coming up again and they are now getting pretty old in gaming standards despite the ultra successful face lifts of the PS3 Slim and the slicker newer version of the Xbox 360 with upped spec including built in Wi-Fi.  But as Nintendo are now moving forwards with the Wii 2 (Project Cafe) to be unveiled next month, are we soon going to see a new Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox.

Well these concept pictures for a PS4 will wet your appetite as we wait to see.

Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

MB

Playstation Apology…Is Sony proposition enough and what about wider problems with the PSN security breach?

18 May

If you read across the web yesterday as an PSN customer, there was some good news of free games and free access (depending on your own account) as an apology for the desperate PSN security breaches and subsequent down time of the service.

I guess Sony really have no choic but we just wonder if any of the security breach itself has caused PSN users problems with their personal details being hacked. Anyone suffered identity fraud as a result and so on? If so, what do Sony have to do for these poor customers and can it indeed be proved that the PSN security breach was the cause. Lets hope Sony play a good hand on these instances too.

I guess another question is that if you accept the apology package, will that also stop you pursuing Sony if you subsequently have security problems as a result of your information being stolen? Ie. you are opting to let Sony off by accepting the package? Be good to hear from Sony in this regard and your own thoughts. Hopefully Sony or someone can report back on this. And in the end, lets hope PSN customers have had no problems.

Lets me know your thoughts on the packages on offer as an apology and if you have had security problems as a result and your reaction to all of this.

MB