Category Archives: App Attack

ANO’s Top 11 Zombie Movies

(Please excuse my tardiness.) On behalf of the ghouls and ghosts at A Nerd Occurrence, here are eleven zombie movies we believe are worth your consideration. The choices were culled from many other top zombie movie lists, with some other choices thrown in to keep things interesting. We have a few passionate zombie movie fans and some more casual horror fans, so it should be a good mix for everyone. Let’s start with a good summary of the genre from one of our experts, sift through some honorable mentions, and then get to the meat of the matter.

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App Attack: Spotify is good, but it’s not the best


At the beginning of this month I wrote an article about the differences between Rdio, Rhapsody, Naptser and MOG, and weighed in why I thought Rdio was the best music subscription service available at the time. Last Thursday, Spotify finally opened it’s doors in the U.S. and I was lucky enough to get an invite code on day one. After spending some time with Spotify since then, I can confidently say that in the battle of music streaming service supremacy, it most definitely is not the victor. Read the rest of this entry

App Attack: MOG vs Napster vs Rdio vs Rhapsody

One of the biggest advantages and disadvantages of owning a smartphone is access to music. The advantage being that you no longer have to carry an mp3 player with you in order to listen to your music on the go. The disadvantage, your smartphone typically has less memory than an mp3 player, and you have to share that space with apps, photos and movies.

Services such as Amazon’s Cloud Player or Google’s Music Beta are an extremely helpful way to access all of your music at any moment, but only if you’re willing to wait for the insanely long time it takes to upload all of your music to the cloud. However, if you don’t have the patience, or (and this is important), you don’t mind not owning music you’re paying to listen to, then subscription based music services, such as Mog, Napster, Rdio or Rhapsody, may be just the ticket. But which to choose?

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If you're the kind of person who judges an app by it's icon, then here's a little something for you!

Each service offers a free iPhone and Android app, which will cost you $10 a month to use. Each service allows you to stream music on their website, and a few of the services offers a desktop app for Windows (Rhapsody and Rdio) and OS X (Rdio). In addition, Rdio is available on the Roku and Sonos, and Naspter can be found on select Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. In terms of library size, each services offers millions of songs and are constantly updating their libraries.

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