Tag Archive: Playing


How to Disable Spotify Playing Videos to Music on iPhone, iPad, Android

Wondering how to stop Spotify from playing music videos automatically? You’re probably not alone. Fortunately it’s easy to turn the visual loop and music video feature off with Spotify on iPhone, iPad, and Android. The latest versions of Spotify on iPhone, iPad, and Android default to automatically playing short clips of music videos with many … Read More

How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing

If you want a podcast to automatically stop playing after a designated period of time, the little-known Sleep Timer feature in Podcasts for iPhone or iPad is for you. Much like the name implies, Sleep Timer will play a podcast until a specified time completes, or when the current episode is done playing, and then … Read More

Podcasts Playing Too Fast on iPhone? Here’s the Fix

Have you ever noticed your podcast is suddenly playing too fast on an iPhone, and everyone sounds like they’re talking super fast after drinking way too much coffee, or the voices pitch higher like chipmunks? No you aren’t going crazy, and you’re almost certainly not alone! But don’t sweat it, if a podcast is suddenly … Read More

How to Mute Tabs in Chrome Playing Audio / Video

Want to mute audio blasting from a browser tab in Google Chrome? Of course you do! Few things are more annoying when browsing the web than autoplaying video and autoplaying audio that starts when you load a web page. Rather than frantically trying to locate the offending media source of blasting, a better approach is … Read More

How to Show Tabs Playing Audio in Safari for Mac

Have you ever restored the Safari browser only to have dozens of tabs and browser windows open, one or several of which are playing audio, and you then need to hunt down which browser tab is playing sound? This scenario happens fairly often to those of us who spend a lot of time in web … Read More

Rdio marches to death playing the high notes

Rdio made the date of its demise official this morning. The streaming music service as we know it will cease to exist on December 22 — just six days from today — at 5 p.m. Pacific time. Rdio sent around an email to its users to let them know the specifics of the shutdown. “Rdio is being […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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How to Stop Messages Sound Effects Playing in Mac OS X

With Messages app on the Mac now able to send and receive SMS texts messages alongside iMessages from the iPhone, amongst other configured chat protocols, it’s easy to stay in touch, but it’s also easy get overwhelmed or annoyed by the sound of incoming messages while you’re trying to do other work on the computer. … Read More

Want a shot at playing Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie?

  Always dreamed of playing Apple’s lovable cofounder Steve Wozniak on-screen, but think you missed out on the chance when Hollywood comedian Seth Rogen was cast in the role for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle Steve Jobs biopic? Well, there may…Read more ›

7 retro-inspired iOS games you should’ve been playing yesterday

Everyone gamer over a certain age has a fondness for the 8- and 16-bit titles they grew up on. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that developers born in the 1980s are now creating nostalgia-infused iOS games harking back…Read more ›

These cute penguins love playing iPad games

We all know that cats love playing with iPads. It turns out they’re not the only ones: the penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California love playing with iPads so much it can help them get…Read more ›