A decade after entering the field, Sonos leads the multi-room audio market, thanks in large measure to software controllers that make its hardware exceedingly easy for consumers to install and operate. Now the company is preparing to ship its first from-the-ground-up redesign of those controllers. Most Sonos users will be happy with the changes.
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Some detractors criticised iOS 6's Music app for its reliance on album art. Cover art dominated its Playlists, Artists, Albums, Composers, and Genres screens, while its Songs screen eschewed any sort of art. The iOS 7 version takes a different approach.
Radiohead front man Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich took to Twitter yesterday to rail against Spotify and announce that they would be removing some of their music from the popular a la carte music streaming service as part of a "small meaningless rebellion."
Spotify has a lot of things going for it, but the experience of using it isn't necessarily among them. The company has moved to address some of those shortcomings with an update that primarily affects iPhone and iPod touch users. Oh, and there's a new icon to go along with it.