Music lovers now have a way to store all their music with iTunes, even if it wasn't purchased through the online Apple store.
Courtesy of SV411.com, here’s a quick rundown of the latest technology news in Silicon Valley.
The software behind the widely entertaining new feature of the iPhone 4S, Siri, is now being used to find your internet searches. The digital personal assistant uses DARPA-borne technology to analyze the user’s intent and translate it into actions. This same software is now being used by Palo Alto-based search startup Trapit, which uses user input and then goes on a quest from there to discover the newest and most interesting content for users.
Apple has launched iTunes Match, a service that lets Apple host your entire music collection, regardless of source, in the cloud. iTunes Match costs $24.99 per year and replaces any of your lower-quality music imports (from CD or file sharing) with new, 256 Kbps versions free of charge. What Apple doesn’t already have in the iTunes Store is then uploaded to Apple’s servers from your library and stored there for you.