I don’t usually blog about toys but Shazam has to be one of the cleverest iPhone apps yet. A few years back I was wondering whether digital radio would allow you to hear a song on the radio, not be sure what it was or who it was by, but nevertheless could still purchase it whilst listening to the radio in the car or something.
Shazam is the closest I’ve seen – you play it a track, it recognises it and allows you to link to iTunes to purchase there and then. What’s scary is it works – I tried some tracks off Radio 1 with my tinny laptop speakers and it just worked.
What’s even better is it’s free!