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AOL’s new PLAY app for iPhone and Moosic from 8BitBall

A couple of new music apps have come out recently to assist you with your music requirements. The new PLAY application for the iPhone has been released by AOL, this app lets you share what you’re listening to using Facebook and Twitter and gives you the opportunity to view what others are sharing in a stream view. Moosic released last month by 8BitBall allows you to use the accelerometer on the iPhone to detect movement to control music playback. You can tilt your iPhone to the right to skip to the next song and tilting it to the left will bring you back to the start of the current song.

The new PLAY app is an “Instagram for music” according to TechCrunch. Offering various free music streaming options this music sharing and exploration app is available free on iTunes. Play your music using this great custom music player with an extensive collection of free songs and CD’s updated regularly. Gain access to over 47,000 SHOUTcast radio stations and follow friends sharing views using the app through Facebook, Twitter and Searching. Get notifications when a friend follows, likes or leaves you a comment and listen to previews of your friends’ music posts with the option of purchasing those songs you want through iTunes. Using this app, you can play music already stored on your iPhone or iPod Touch. In a couple of articles by Marianne Schultz on AppShopper, it is reported how these new applications contain great features to use for your music specifications. Although it is has been said that browsing music shared by others is not quite the same as viewing pictures on a sharing service like Instagram, the music version takes more time taking into account not everyone shares the same music interests. However, with that in mind a friend may obtain music that you feel has opened you eyes to a new world of music.

Moosic by 8BitBall is available for $0.99 on the iTunes App Store and is ideal for controlling music playback by tilting your device. This app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and allows you to also use remote control functions on the headphones to skip to the next song, rewind, and more. You can also enable functions that will pause music when you tilt the top of your iPhone down and resume playback when you tilt the top of the iPhone up. Another great feature is the option to use the iPhone’s proximity sensor to turn the screen off and on to save the battery life and if you wanted to place your iPhone face down on a table or just put it away. Containing all the basic needs of a music player this app could also start up if you are mobile or rushing around. With an easy way to play songs and shuffle through albums this should be far easier to use than trying to find the buttons on your headphones.

Both of these recently released apps have great features for those of you that require certain specifications to your music players. The features contained on the PLAY and Moosic app are ideal and can only enhance your device, whether they will stand the test of time is another matter with great new ideas and feedback continuously making you think that is another good idea. For more information on AOL’s PLAY and Moosic by 8BitBall, head over to AppShopper.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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