Software that saves iTunes audio streams now available for Mac
DoubleTwist has announced the release of its AirPlay Recorder for Mac. Able to capture iTunes Radio streams for offline play, DoubleTwist offers a download for OS X users, as it has for capturing Google Music and other streaming services on Android devices. By selecting the app as an AirPlay device, the software starts recording when a song or station is played. The application download is free, but only records ten songs --the full version of AirPlay Recorder is $10.
Claims 13M track catalog, personalized stations
DoubleTwist is throwing its hat into the personalized streaming music market with the launch of Magic Radio. Differing from the usual method of creating a station from a single song, employed by such services as Pandora, Magic Radio uses existing playlists, favorite genres, keywords, and mood to personalize stations as much as possible.
DoubleTwist supports Google Music, offers new app
DoubleTwist has announced through its blog that its Android Player app (Free, Google Play) has been updated to include support for Google Music. DoubleTwist users will now see offline Google Music tracks appear in their library as well. Version 1.7.3 also includes a range of additional fixes and improvements.
doubleTwist gets major revamp
The team at doubleTwist have released a major update for their music playing app for Android. The new version of the app brings a major overhaul to the user interface as well as a host of new features. Among them is a 'premium' equalizer, however, this function will only work with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices.
Feature works via DLNA
DoubleTwist has updated its self-titled Android app with new capabilities for streaming content to game consoles. Users can now stream photos, videos and music from their Android handset to an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 over a local Wi-Fi network.
New offering titled AirSync
DoubleTwist has released an upgrade to its Android app, which is now capable of wirelessly syncing content with a computer. The new feature, labeled AirSync, allows an Android device to connect directly with the DoubleTwist desktop client to transfer files such as music, photos and videos over a local Wi-Fi network.
doubleTwist on Android
A long-standing gap in Android features may have been addressed today as doubleTwist has launched its first app for phones themselves, doubleTwist Player. The app improves on Android's basic player with support for both audio and video but borrows some cues from the iPhone, including its overall look as well as support for podcasts. It more crucially brings in direct syncing with software: the doubleTwist desktop app will sync podcasts and iTunes playlists, and it has its own two-way sync for ratings and other data.
T-Mobile myTouch, Cliq, Behold II get doubleTwist
T-Mobile today confirmed early talk and said that it will make doubleTwist the official sync app for all its Android phones. The G1, Motorola Cliq and Samsung Behold II, as well as both the Fender LE and regular myTouch 3G handsets, will all use the software to find and load media from a Mac or a Windows PC. It can automatically recognize any unprotected content and playlists in iTunes, and it will automatically convert files into the most common formats Android will recognize.
myTouch 3G Fender Edition official for Jan 20
T-Mobile as part of a confirmation of the myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition's January 20th ship date also confirmed that the phone will get Android 2.1 as an upgrade in the spring. In a unique spin, it will also come with a preloaded installer for doubleTwist to sync music from iTunes and other sources on a Mac or PC.
Best known for his DeCSS routine that bypassed DVD encryption, Jon Lech Johansen and his startup company doubleTwist today launched a new utility they hope will all but eliminate the restrictions that normally block transferring music and videos between devices. Just referred to as doubleTwist Desktop, the app is designed to share and sync media regardless of the format and uses intelligent converters to produce more universal formats out of sometimes proprietary files.