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MacRumors
Jun 18, 2013, 12:22 AM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/06/shazam.pngJust a couple of weeks after rebuilding its iPad app (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/23/shazam-for-ipad-rebuilt-as-universal-app-with-background-auto-tagging-and-more/) as a universal app, Shazam has released another update, this time adding a music discovery feature called Pulse, a new-look tab bar, and more.

Pulse allows users on both iPad and iPhone to see and sample music that is being tagged the most by Shazam users in real time. Other improvements include the ability to easily delete Favorite tags from the iPad edition and a new tab bar with more information.New look tab bar:

-Settings is now located on the top left of the home screen

-When a Friend tags, they appear in the tab bar

-Chart updates are displayed in the tab barShazam (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shazam/id284993459?mt=8#) is a universal app that is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shazam/id284993459?mt=8#)]

Shazam users that want an ad-free experience can upgrade from within Shazam or can download Shazam Encore (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shazam-encore/id337288863?mt=8#) for $6.99. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shazam-encore/id337288863?mt=8#)]

Article Link: Shazam App Updated with Music Discovery, New-Look Tab Bar and More (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/18/shazam-app-updated-with-music-discovery-new-look-tab-bar-and-more/)



YeahBuddy
Jun 18, 2013, 12:29 AM
9to5Mac discovered hidden settings in iOS 7 (http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/17/hidden-settings-show-apple-tested-gesture-folder-enhancements-for-ios-7/) and this is what we get from MacRumors. :rolleyes:

ifij775
Jun 18, 2013, 04:46 AM
I'm surprised Apple hasn't bought Shazam and integrated it into iTunes/Siri

M-O
Jun 18, 2013, 06:06 AM
I'm surprised Apple hasn't bought Shazam and integrated it into iTunes/Siri

or opened the Siri APIs to the developers of Shazam...

pnoyblazed
Jun 18, 2013, 08:04 AM
had more success tagging songs via Soundhound than Shazam

newagemac
Jun 18, 2013, 09:16 AM
Shazam is one of the first apps I ever downloaded when I got my first iPhone and 5 years later its still one of my favorite apps. I don't use it a lot, but whenever I need it I am still amazed at how useful smartphones can be.

ProVideo
Jun 18, 2013, 09:48 AM
Instead of these useless features, it would be nice if they put in a way to export one's tag history.

had more success tagging songs via Soundhound than Shazam

I use Shazam mainly, but if a song comes up unknown I then try it in Soundhound. It's seems to be a 50/50 chance that Soundhound will know it instead. In my experience, Soundhound seems to get songs completely wrong though. I'm guessing that has to do with the ability to guess songs from humming. Sometimes I will play the song for it, and it gives a result that is obviously wrong. If I try it again a few seconds later, it will then sometimes come back with the right one. There seems to be no ideal app solution.

Because of these issues, I have both apps together on my phone. They both are horrible for classical music too unless it's a piece and recording that has been in a well known film soundtrack.

litmag01
Jun 18, 2013, 11:23 AM
They both are horrible for classical music too unless it's a piece and recording that has been in a well known film soundtrack.

I whish it were better for classical music, too. I wonder if the problem is in their database or lack of aggregate tagging? My guess would be the database, due to the immense number of remakes of the same pieces.

HoopTrundler
Jun 18, 2013, 06:00 PM
I'm surprised Apple hasn't bought Shazam and integrated it into iTunes/Siri

Maybe they tried to, but the owners of Shazam weren't interested.

8ate8
Jun 19, 2013, 02:35 PM
I still prefer Sound Hound (had it since it was Midomi). Have had better luck tagging songs.