Eric BEAUME

Shazam For Mac Is Always Listening For Tunes, Which Means Your Microphone Is Always On

Are you comfortable having your computer’s microphone on constantly? Shazam, a program that identifies the sound in songs, commercials, and TV shows for you, is always listening through your computer’s microphone in the program’s version for Mac computers. Is that a good or bad thing? It doesn’t necessarily mean that the app is listening in on you 24/7, but the idea may make you kind of uneasy. [More]

Shazam Now Shows Music Videos When You Scan Songs

Shazam Now Shows Music Videos When You Scan Songs

We’ve likely all been there, jamming out in the car (from the passenger seat, of course) but unable to put our fingers on the song’s singer or the name of the tune itself. To ease your mind, you pull out your phone and open Shazam. Now, not only will you have all the relevant information about the song, you’ll also have a whole list of other tracks to listen to and watch.  [More]

Facebook Can Now ID What You’re Listening To Or Watching On TV

Facebook Can Now ID What You’re Listening To Or Watching On TV

Do you want all your Facebook friends to know exactly which song you’re listening to whenever you post something online? How about which TV show you’ve got on in the background? What’s that — you do want to tell the world these things, but you don’t feel like going through the onerous task of having to type this info out? Then the newest feature for Facebook’s mobile apps is up your over-sharing alley. [More]

Shazam Finally Becomes A Useful App By Also Becoming Slightly Terrifying

Shazam Finally Becomes A Useful App By Also Becoming Slightly Terrifying

I’ve always been a bit perplexed by Shazam, the app that listens to music and other media and (hopefully) identifies it. That alone can be useful, especially when you’re out somewhere and trying to figure out the name of a song playing in the background, or the artist performing said song. Problem is, it always took so darn long for Shazam to start up that it rarely had the time to listen to a sufficient portion of the tune I desperately needed to name. Now the makers of Shazam have figured out a way to speed up that process — by always having the app listening to your every sound, even when the phone is locked. [More]