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After a partnership with Apple that includes integration in Siri in iOS 8, music identification service Shazam is getting even cosier with Cupertino with a new Mac app available now. The app is free on the Mac App Store, and installs as a menu bar application that runs in the background, listening to the music being played around your computer (or through its speakers) and identifying them via a simple notification while keeping a history of what’s been played. Read More

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