File under Things To Do Because You Can -- make Microsoft's new Surface tablet run a long out of date Mac OS. Dublin-based hacker Steve Troughton-Smith got a copy of Apple's now antique Rhapsody OS running on a Microsoft Surface through a virtualization app. So yeah, this is more like an emulation, but it's not an easy one, and we're always willing to award point for creativity and amalgamations of hardware and software such as nature never intended, and this scores very high in both of those categories. Read More
In a recent press release, Rhapsody has announced that it intends to buy Napster. After the deal goes through, the two will presumably see what Friendster is up to and try to bring back the floppy disk. Kidding aside, the details of the deal are scarce at the moment, but it looks like the deal will go through at the end of November at which point Rhapsody will inherit all three of Napster's users and Napster's current owner, Best Buy, will get a slice of the slightly less dated music service in exchange.
In a statement, the adorably optimistic president of Rhapsody, Jon Irwin, said that he expects the deal to "further extend Rhapsody's lead over our competitors in the growing on-demand music market." And he's probably right. It's not like there is another on-demand music service that people are constantly talking about. More details will doubtless become available in the coming months, so expect all of your favorite websites to poke fun or pass over the story entirely, as they are likely to do.
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MOG Mobile, the much-anticipated mobile application for MOG's streaming music service, is officially available for download at the Android and Apple app stores. For $9.99 a month, the free-to-download app gives users access to a library of more than 8 million songs at standard 64 kbps and high-quality 320 kbps bitrates -- not just for mobile streaming, but for download as well.Read More