2 Must Have Music Apps for the iPad mini

Many people will enjoy listening to music on their iPad minis. There are two free music apps that are essential for music lovers. One app provides information about songs playing on the radio and the other allows you to listen to personalized radio stations.

Shazam app for the iPad mini

Ever heard a song on the radio and wondered what it was called? Launch Shazam and point your iPad's microphone at the source of the music. In a few seconds, the song title and artist's name magically appear on your iPad screen.

But wait, there's more:

  • Buy the song at the iTunes Store.

  • Watch related videos on YouTube.

  • Tweet the song on Twitter, if you set up Twitter in Settings.

  • Read a biography, a discography, or lyrics.

  • Take a photo and attach it to the tagged item in Shazam.

  • E-mail a tag to a friend.

Pandora Radio app for the iPad mini

We've long been fans of Pandora on other computers and mobile devices. So we're practically delirious that this custom Internet radio service is available gratis on the iPad. And you can play Pandora music in the background while doing other stuff.

Suppose that you type Beatles. Pandora's instant Beatles station includes performances from John, Paul, George, and Ringo as well as tunes from other acts. And say that you type a song title, such as Have I Told You Lately. Pandora constructs a station with similar music after you tell it whether to base tunes on the Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, or another rendition.

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