You’re already enjoying the freedom of storing and listening to your music collection on almost any device, regardless of brand, through MyMusicCloud, so why not free your photos and videos too? This week, our parent company, Triplay Inc., launched a super new storage app called MyDigipack.

MyDigipack stores all your important photos and home videos together in one place. Upload your son’s graduation video from your Android phone, or those wild iPad photos from your trip to the Bonnaroo music fest. But, wait, don’t these devices use different operating systems?

Fuhgeddaboutit! Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry  … Whatever operating system your electronics use, the MyDigipack apps will import and store your favorite memories together in the cloud. Right now, Android app users can import their pics and videos from any device – smartphone, computer, tablet or smartwatch — and view the most recent 1,000 uploads for FREE instantly.

iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia users can upload their files for FREE too, and view them anytime they want through the MyDigipack.com website. Over the coming weeks as the buildout completes, they’ll also be able to see and share media through their non-Android phones and tablets.

So here’s what you get:

  • Automatic file importing and syncing into the MyDigipack cloud from any device, any OS
  • Free unlimited storage for photos and videos (up to 100 mb per file)
  • Free access to view and share your most recent 1,000 files through the MyDigipack.com website and Android app
  • Ability to see your media on Android smartphones, computers, tablets and smartwatches now, and, coming soon, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry devices
  • Connectivity to up to 5 gadgets
  • Easy sharing with friends and family across social media

Want more access across even more gear? To revel in all your memories on up to 10 devices with 500 mb per video, simply upgrade to the unlimited $49.99 / year plan. That’s the same cost as buying just 1 latte a month.

MyDigipack is just the newest way Triplay is keeping you connected to the cool stuff you love without restrictions.

“We’re focused on making MyDigipack available on more devices than any other personal cloud app in the world,” says Triplay CEO Tamir Koch. “It’s our mission to support more and more smart devices and platforms as they come – from phones and tablets to smartwatches and cars.”

Stop wishing your pics and videos weren’t scattered across phones, tablets, and computers. Enjoy them all together with MyDigipack.com.

 

Know someone who can’t resist busting a move in your living room to “The Fox” by Ylvis? Or who loves to blast their music while playing Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien?

Get ready to blow their minds. Several fun new synchronized music and dance videogames were unveiled last week at this summer’s annual video game-a-palooza, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as “E3.” Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo and all the big videogame console producers were there showing off their upcoming fall and holiday titles. Some of them are even available for smartphones. Here’s what’s happening in the music and dance games category:

Dance Central SpotlightThe super-popular dance-along videogame series is releasing its newest installment this fall. Dance Central Spotlight includes 10 new songs, like Pharrell’s “Happy” and Kid Ink’s “Show Me,” along with eight choreographed dance routines for each. Each week, the console downloads more popular songs. Available September 2014 only on the Xbox One from Harmonix.

Just Dance 2015 & Just Dance Now – Much like Dance Central, Just Dance 2015is the newest motion-sensor-driven videogame to combine popular music with choreography and competition. It includes popular features like the massive multiplayer World Dance Floor, video snippet creator Autodance and singalong Karaoke. New songs for October 2014 include “Happy” by Pharrell, “Problem” by Ariana Grande Ft. Iggy Azalea, “The Fox” by Ylvis and “I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX. Plus, Just Dance is going mobile with the Just Dance Now app. Smartphone users will also be able to download theapp on their iPhone®, iPod touch® or Android™ device; visitJustDanceNow.com on any Internet-connected screen; and get ready to jam as soon as your phone syncs up. Available October 2014 on all platforms from Ubisoft.

Record Run – This rhythm-running app game combines fun sidewalk obstacles to run and jump over with songs from your own smartphone music library. Pick your rock-and-roll avatar and gather virtual vinyl records to unlock backstage passes and more prizes (fees apply). Available for free here for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones from Harmonix.

Watch “The Fox” on Just Dance 2015

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull nearly got stuck below stage Thursday night while performing live before millions at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremonies in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and even if you don’t know a goal from a guava pastelito, we think you’ll get a *kick* out of the video.

While singing the soccer tournament’s theme, “We Are One (Ole Ola),” the superstar duo was supposed to emerge from below stage on a motorized platform. But the electric riser they were standing on had other plans – or maybe it was just grooving to the beat. Halfway up it stopped, reversed, started to descend and then froze, stranding Jennifer and Pitbull about mid-stage inside the set, which resembled a giant unpeeled orange. 

Being the pros they are, they recovered, and Jennifer and Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte (dressed in blue) awkwardly jumped around in spike heels while Pitbull rapped, wearing what appeared to be his grandfather’s pants. But the night’s goofups weren’t over.

 Throughout “We Are One,” the Latin sensations encountered sound and microphone problems. Did they handle the situation with grace, or did these mega-stars lose face? Watch the video below and tell us.

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull perform at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony …

Hey, music fans, do you love playing your music collection on your iPad? If so, we’ve got some great news for you. We’ve been hard at work upgrading our MyMusicCloud iPad app, and the new, improved version is now available to download.

Our new iPad music app looks more like the easy-to-use web version with many more cool new features.  You can …

  • Swipe to create new music playlists or edit existing ones
  • See brand-new album and artist recommendations personalized to what you already like
  • Review your Most Played and Recently Played or Purchased songs
  • Instantly pull up song lyrics and learn more about artists on our biography pages

As always, you can play and pause songs across PCs, laptops, and smartphones regardless of brand (even smart watches too), access your uploaded music library anywhere, post what you’re listening to on Facebook, and store all your music for free (play more than 250 songs for less than $4 / month or just $40 / year). Download the iPad app now here.

Shed those winter layers and celebrate the return of warm-weather temps with some fresh new summer music. Whether you’re into bad girls (Miranda Lambert, Lana Del Rey), bad boys (50 Cent, Jack White, Robin Thicke) or just want some fun tunes to bliss out to, our Summer 2014 Music Guide has just what the lifeguard ordered. So raise your red Solo cups and prepare to download these soon-to-be hits …

May 27

Mariah Carey (Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse) Can Mimi reclaim her pop throne from adorable rival Ariana Grande? Nas, Miguel, Wale, and Fabolous give her a boost.

Cher Lloyd (Sorry I’m Late) More irresistible vocals like “I Wish” from Britain’s playful pop princess.

Robin & Royksopp (Do It Again) A five-song “mini-album” from the dance queen and the Norwegian super duo.

This Wild Life (Clouded) Hypnotic acoustics and winking lyrics from the clever, new Calif. duo.

June 3

50 Cent (Animal Ambition) The unstoppable rapper returns with his trademark swagger and new friends like Kidd Kidd.

Lucy Hale (Road Between) The country pop debut from TV’s
“Pretty little Liars” cutie.

Miranda Lambert (Platinum) Country’s naughty blonde recruits some fun pals for her latest hitmaker — “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” features Little Big Town, “All That’s Left” includes the Time Jumpers, and her naughty duet with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad,” just premiered at the Billboard Music Awards.

Echo & the Bunnymen (Meteorites) New comfort music for fans of the ’80s alt-rock band.

Sia (1000 Forms of Fear) After writing for Rihanna ( “Diamonds”), Ne-Yo (“Let Me Love You”) and Britney Spears (“Perfume”), Sia shows off her pop chops.

June 10

Chrissie Hynde (Stockholm) Still cool after all these years, The Pretenders’ iconic babe updates her instrumental sound in this smooth solo project.

First Aid Kit (Stay Gold) If you dig Haim or the Dixie Chicks, you’ll adore this twangy Swedish folk girl duo.

Jack White (Lazaretto) Vinyl geeks are raving about the album’s hologram but you’ll have to wait and see if White’s raw rock and vocals hold up.

June 17

Deadmau5 (While 1<2) Double your dubstep pleasure with these 25 new tracks from the incendiary DJ.

Jennifer Lopez (A.K.A.) J.Lo brings out the star power with songs featuring French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Nas, Pitbull and Rick Ross.

Lana Del Rey (Ultraviolence) The grande dame modestly declares her album “is beautiful – it’s so wrong and exquisite. It is absolutely gorgeous – darker than the first.”

 

Sam Smith (Lonely Hour) The solo album from the Brit behind the catchy hooks on Disclosure’s “Latch” and Naughty Boys’ “La La La.”

June 23

Ed Sheeran (x) For those who adore redheads and the single “Sing.”

June 30

Trey Songz (Trigga) Can he still roll with Jay-Z and Drake or will this album send the R&B hunk back to horror schlock like Texas Chainsaw 3D?

July 1

Robin Thicke (Title TBA) Hear the handsome, wandering-eyed crooner behind “Blurred Lines” try to win his wife back with singles like “Get Her Back.”

Play your favorite summer music on the road, the lake or under the stars with our MyMusicCloud smartphone app – anywhere on any device. And check back for more album release dates later this summer in our upcoming “Part 2: Summer Music Guide.”

The late, great Michael Jackson made a big comeback this week when he appeared at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards singing his recently released song “Slave to the Rhythm.”

Of course, it wasn’t really the King of Pop boogeying across the stage in a gold jacket and red pants, but kind of a Franken-Jackson — a hologram created by grafting images of his head onto a dance impersonator’s body, which were smoothed out by a computer.

Meanwhile, at a small high school talent show in Turlock, California, a junior named Brett Nichols nabbed first place for his spot-on impersonation of MJ dancing to “Billie Jean” in the school gym. Nichols’ hip-thrusting and moonwalking is so impressive, he received a congratulatory tweet from the Jackson estate and his video has earned more than 7 million page views, according to the Turlock City News.

And then there are the dueling performances of longtime pop rivals Usher and Justin Timberlake, who both recently danced to Jackson’s newly released single “Love Never Felt So Good” (from the posthumous Xscape album out now). Timberlake stars in the music video, but Usher did a pretty flawless dance impersonation at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1.

So watch the videos below and tell us, who do you think does the best Michael Jackson impersonation?

Michael Jackson hologram performs “Slave to the Rhythm”

High-school talent show winner does “Billie Jean”

Usher performs at the iHeartRadio Awards

Justin Timberlake in “Love Never Felt So Good”

If you’re like us, you’re always looking out for fresh music and easy, no-hassle ways to find it. With the help of Lifehacker.com and the Midem international music conference, we’ve collected four websites that can introduce you to great new artists. These four music hacks, or shortcuts, can help you find new songs from you favorite TV shows, sleep better, and even spy on your friends’ music playlists. Here’s how to …

Find That Tune:  Loved an ambient tune you heard on TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy” or an old ’70s number from Anchorman 2? The clever website Tunefind helps you track down the name and artist of that cool song you heard on your favorite movie or TV show. (Source: Lifehacker)

Go to Sleep:  What’s the most soothing music to fall asleep to?Well, it should have 90 beats per minute, a 4/4 beat, piano and strings, and narrow note sequences that scale from low to high. So says psychologist Dave Elliot of the University of Cumbria. He found that songs with these patterns were the most calming to volunteers in anxiety studies. Try his theory out with this gentle, lyric-free 1-hour YouTube mix. (Source: Lifehacker)

Spy on Your Facebook Friends’ Music: Want to know what your friends are listening to without scanning all their Facebook walls? Plug your FB credentials into Jubal, by Cédric S. It plays the music videos posted recently by your Facebook friends in a continuous stream with nifty bios of the artists in the right hand corner. Vote by clicking the heart (love) or skull (kill) icons below the video and Jubal collects and represents your preferences as a visual tag cloud.  (Source: Hacker League)

Preview a New Band: How many times has a friend asked, “Hey, have you heard of [insert obscure band name here]?” Instead of racking your brains, just enter the band’s name on This Is My Jam and it’ll suggest the most ear-friendly song to listen to. (There’s even a hipster feature that recommends a much lesser-known track). (Source: Music Ally)

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