Tag Archive: Radio


What’s the deal with FM radio chips in phones?

Our smartphones nowadays have access to some advanced functions thanks, of course, to their internal components. Over the past few months and heading into the future, we’ll be focusing much of our time on 5G support.

With how advanced these current devices are it’s a shame that one of the more basic functions isn’t advertised or even widely utilized. That function? The simple FM radio.

Now, with streaming music services and keeping music files on the phone’s storage, you might be  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts app acquired by NPR-led radio group, will continue development

App will remain in development, as will NPR’s own app.

Pocket Casts, one of the best cross-platform podcast apps and my personal favorite, has been acquired by a group of public radio-focused companies headlined by NPR. The group, comprised of NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago and This American Life, is acquiring Pocket Casts in pursuit of synergy — after all, this group comprises some of the most popular podcasts available today, with hits such as This American  [Read More…]

Why are FM Radio chips disabled by default?

FM Radio chips are not only included in most phones nowadays, but they can also even be utilized just by downloading an app. The central questions are, why don’t we hear much about the function and why would we need it today anyway?

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Unlocked Galaxy S9 devices to have FM Radio enabled on next update

The next update coming to unlocked Galaxy S9 devices should bring FM radio accessibility. Carrier locked versions of the device already have the ability to use FM radio.

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How to use Spotify’s radio magic to level up your personal playlists

We never want a good playlist to end, and with Playlist Radio, they never have to.

Spotify prides itself on its playlist prowess. There’s a reason that Spotify’s Home tab is covered in playlists rather than just popular songs and albums like most music apps. A good, long, curated playlist can hit all the right spots even better than Spotify’s radio stations, but if you’re having a little trouble fleshing out your budding playlists, never fear!

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Future Samsung phones will have a working FM radio chip

Coming to residents in the U.S. and Canada via NextRadio.

Between downloading local files and the vast array of streaming services, your options for listening to music while on the go are more abundant than ever before. Now, thanks to a new partnership with NextRadio, future Samsung phones will ship with a working FM chip so you can access and listen to local radio stations.

Most phones have the tech to support FM signals, but they’re unfortunately  [Read More…]

You never know when you might need the $40 Red Cross emergency radio

Never leave home without it.

The American Red Cross FRX3+ emergency weather radio and smartphone charger is down to $ 39.99 on Amazon. While it fluctuates a bit in price, its average street price over the last six months has been around $ 60. It has only dropped below $ 50 once or twice in the last year, and it has never dropped as low as this.

Whether you’re going camping or preparing for the zombie apocalypse,  [Read More…]

Grace Digital announces the Mondo+ radio with built-in Chromecast

Grace Digital – a leading manufacturer of audio equipment that create a bridge between internet radios and home stereo systems – has just launched a new product called the Mondo+. The Mondo+ is a new radio which has Chromecast functionality built-in. The device is quite similar to the original Mondo radio, only that it adds […]

BBC launches its iPlayer Radio app in the U.S.

The BBC has launched its official iPlayer Radio app in the United States. The app allows you to tune in to news, sports, music, and more on your iPhone and iPad.

From BBC reporter Richard Preston on Twitter:

Great news, Americans! The BBC’s iPlayer Radio app is now available in the US! All of the BBC’s radio, all of the time. Links below…

— Rich Preston (@RichPreston) July 21, 2016

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AC editors’ apps of the week: iPlayer Radio, Sensor Sense, FIFA 16 and more

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a  [Read More…]