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SoundHound relaunches app, optimized for iPhone 6, with Beats Music integration

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SoundHound announced a relaunch of its popular music-recognition app, which the company calls "the most significant visual change to the app." The design is optimized for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and of course is fine in earlier iPhones, and Android phones. We tested the new SoundHound version 6.3 in both environments.

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Spotify’s Sort Your Music app uses data to explore, restructure playlists

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Review by Anna Washenko

Data is the big buzzword of the moment, and a new web app from Spotify is putting a slice of that information trove in the hands of listeners. The web app is called Sort Your Music. It lets you look at any playlist in Spotify, then shuffle the order based on the various musical traits.

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iHeartRadio enhances station discovery and music browsing in overhauled desktop app

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iHeartRadio re-launched its mobile apps in June, and today brings a new version of its web browser experience. We tested the experience, and found it significantly cleaner and more conducive to exploring stations and discovering music. The key change of the new desktop site is a blurring of lines between type of station, and an increased dedication to providing the user with desired sounds regardless of originating platform.

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