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Pandora Gives iPad App a Makeover as iTunes Radio Shows Its Face in iOS 7

Pandora Gives iPad App a Makeover as iTunes Radio Shows Its Face in iOS 7

While console gamers called in sick to work today so they could stay home and steal cars in Grand Theft Auto V, Pandora chose to put its nose to the grindstone and revamp its mobile app for the iPad, and perhaps perform a little thievery of its own, such as stealing some thunder away from Apple's iTunes Radio debut in iOS 7.

Some have dubbed iTunes Radio a Pandora killer, but Pandora has no intention of going down without a fight (or at all). Pandora 5.0 for iPad introduces a host of new features while at the same time enhancing and optimizing the streaming music and discovery experience for the larger iPad screen size, the company says.

"We’re on a constant mission to provide our listeners with the best possible listening experience – across all devices – so this new Pandora for iPad app includes a number of updates as a direct response to what our listeners told us they wanted most," Pandora state in a blog post.

Pandora 5.0

Pandora said it significantly upgraded its core functionality in the latest version, such as adding variety to a station with artist suggestions and viewing station details. Listeners can now explore more about the artist or album that is currently playing, giving them deeper music discovery and exploration, as well as easily purchase tracks from iTunes through enriched artist pages.

The streaming music service also enhanced the social side of things. You can share a song or station on Facebook and Twitter, and it's also bringing its Music Feed service over to the iPad. Music Feed is already available on the web, iPhone, iPod, and Android phones, but it's new to the iPad.

Pandora 5.0 for iPad is available now.
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I had Pandora but never used it anymore I find that youtube (using another app player though like Jasmine is a superior experience to the youtube app) and podcasts offer better sound quality over pandora and allow you to listen to what you want while pandora is a good way to possibly discover new music.

I updated to ios7 several hours ago and.... I HATE it!!! The icons use colors that are much too bright and not professional looking at all, even with the new ability to change font size the default font is far skinnier than the old one making it harder to read in any size espeically with a lot of light like when I am under the sun, the lettering on the keyboard has the same skinny letters making it harder to see and type, my txt messages look like I am ready a 4 year olds disney comic book,backgrounds images no longer scale correctly for some reason when i resize/scale an image it snaps back to a larger size than I would like, and I hate the opaque background on the bottom launch bar because with many of the brighter backgrounds it all just blends in a weird way.The email client looks horrible it looks like that feature safari had before where it would delete all graphics and show you a plain text readout of the webpage thats what it looks like. Only feature I like is the new way of switching tabs in safari. As for the new way of "multitasking" I like the visual look but it offers less security for example if I open up my photos at any point, when i double click the home button and multitasking is brought up there is the photos app complete with a preview of the page which clearly shows a page of some of the pictures I have, a BIG no no for me.

I have no idea what Apple was thinking but this new OS really turns their yet unreleased new phones into shitastic childish toys.

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OHHH and "limit ad tracking" is off by default >:|

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