Phones running the Android platform are starting to flood the market with apps of every size, shape, and design. Since these smart phones are newer models they have to be very attractive and above all fun. When it comes to making a phone fun, there is nothing quite like the art of mastering the music playlist. From customized online radio stations to vast libraries, picking up any phone running Android is going to be a handful.
After the case is on and the earplugs are in, the first thing nearly any consumer thinks about is getting there well-constructed iTunes playlist onto their phone. HomePipe is one of the best tethering applications available on the Android Marketplace. This program allows any Android phone to upload, download, and manipulate files off of the home computer. This also includes photos, videos, and even word documents. This program is completely free which gives it a competitive advantage over most of the tethering programs but it can become a bit gummy when accessing larger files, for the average user wishing to access and play their iTunes, it could not be easier. The only problem encountered with this program is handling the home computer firewall, which tends to stop any tethering program without proper authorization before use.
Rhapsody is surely the best application for streaming music that you will have to pay for. The amount of cd’s, artists, and songs on the Rhapsody server is mind-boggling and would take a lifetime to wade through. Users are able to stream, download and manage all types of music for just a small fee. Tech-savvy consumers will want to load up on their accessories such as a good docking bay or some quality headphones for this program. Rhapsody will also pay special attention to the user’s mood and develop radio stations based on their personal taste in music. The one downside of this personalized radio station is the repetition of a single artist. Even after hours of use, the stations tend to play the same artist repeatedly. This is not a bad feature for the obsessive fan, but for everyone else, it is something to consider before throwing cash down on this app.