If you have been reading you know that I have tried MOG (bought out by Beats), Beats, and now I am using Rdio. Beats continued to have problems and lots of annoying issues. I won’t list their problems here, but frankly it wasn’t worth it. I manually moved over my music to Rdio and I love it. The pricing is the same at $10, but it does so many things that Beats didn’t do. It also has some very nice surprises and features that I hadn’t seen on a music streaming service before.
1. I did a random search for a Neil Diamond song “Love on the Rocks” and it showed a video of that song in the window. What a nice touch that was.
2. It shows a very nice layout of music and graphics. It is more intutive and has a great design. Easier for people to learn.
3. It has real suggestions of new music, instead of the lame beats suggestion of just suggesting albums you have in your library. What were they thinking?
Anyway, go try Rdio and see what you think if Beats isn’t doing it for you.
Update: I’ve been using it and the music search/suggestions are excellent. Also the chart I had earlier was wrong. They don’t have 192 Bit streaming, but 256 bit streaming. It sounds just as good as beats/MOG to me. Also the customer service responds faster, and responds. Beats customer service failed to respond to me the last time I emailed them. They have songs that Beats didn’t have. I am really excited to see how its streaming reliability is walking around.
iOS 8.0.1 kill the Touch ID and cell service on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus? Here’s how to fix it! | iMore. I had a friend this happened to. She followed the instructions on the link above and it allowed her to fix her iPhone. I wonder why Apple dropped the ball on this one?
White-Hat Hackers Create A Service To Save Files Hacked By CryptoLocker Malware – StumbleUpon. I had a friend who got bitten by Cryptolocker but fortunately he used an online backup service so he is just stuck restoring his files. He is lucky. Many people don’t do online backup so they would have been stuck.
CLUE and You: How Insurers Size You Up | Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. I didn’t have a clue about this service. There seems to be a reporting bureau for everything.
After watching the show WWYD I am more inclined to stand up and say something when I see an injustice. I had the opportunity to put that to the test with a new lunch place I visited. It had great food and service and I was enjoying my lunch at a table when one of the managers said very meanly to one of the employees “I told you not to touch the invoices! Don’t do it again.” I was just trying to enjoy my lunch when this emotional scene unfolded. I could see that the worker was embarrassed and quiet.
So this caused me to flashback to a time in my past when my first job was working at a fast food restaurant. My ignorant boss also yelled at me in front of people and I remember how embarrassed I was. She used to say “I never graduated high school, and look at me now! I’m a shift manager and making twice as much as you that did graduate high school.” What can you say to that? Anyway, I snapped back to the present and made a decision.
I asked to speak to the manager and explained that yelling at an employee is front of others was bad enough, but you don’t do that in front of customers as well. I said that I had worked in fast food and that yelling never helped me do any better. He agreed with me and apologized and said he would handle the situation. If we take care that everyone is respected, what a world this will be!