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Broadband Pricing to be Clearer, using 'Labels'

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unveiled a standardized way for broadband providers to give details on pricing and other contract terms. The "consumer broadband labels" resemble, and are based on, the nutritional information labels ... seen on packaged food. The labels were developed with the input of both broadband providers and consumer groups. Although providers won't legally be required to use the labels, it is very much in their interests to do so. Companies which do use the labels will, assuming they have been honest and accurate with the information, ... (view more)

Dennis Faas's picture

Wow! Ashampoo Burning Studio 8!

Update June 2, 2009: REDUCED!!!! Ashampoo Burning Studio 8, only $19.49! -- I've got some *very* exciting news to share today! The folks over at Ashampoo sent me a friendly email this week to announce that the full version of Ashampoo Burning Studio ... 8 -- their flagship, simple-to-use, feature rich CD / DVD recording program -- is finally available! Well, that may not sound too exciting, but read on -- because you won't want to miss this one! Ashampoo: Deal of the Century In order to celebrate the release of this amazing program, the company is offering a massive and extremely generous ... (view more)

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Amazon-Sony Deal Completes MP3 Sweep

Amazon has signed a deal to sell MP3 files from artists on the Sony label without copy protection. It's the first site to sign such deals with all four major record labels (Sony, EMI, Universal and Warner) and is a big step forward in its battle ... with rival iTunes. The agreement means Amazon can now offer songs without digital rights management (DRM) protection. That's where files are 'locked' so that they can only be used on particular computers or players. Some systems only allow the file to work on the computer which downloaded it, while others allow a limited number of machines to play the ... (view more)

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Print Delivery Point Barcodes on Envelopes: MS Word

Many people utilize the Envelopes and Labels feature of MS Word to create their own envelopes. One of the most often overlooked features of this tool, however, is Word’s ability to print delivery point bar codes on your envelopes. The delivery point b ...arcode is used by the sorting machines at the United States Postal Service to help route mail more efficiently. Depending upon what you’re mailing, you can save money on your postage by printing the delivery point barcode on an envelope. To learn more about saving money using this feature, you may visit the US Postal Service website ...ref="/news/1148/print-delivery-point-barcodes-envelopes-ms-word" class="more-link">view more)

Dennis Faas's picture

Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker 2.44 Review

Synopsis: Sick and tired of guessing what songs or files are on your CDs and DVDs? Then stop wondering and start creating with the amazing Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker! With the ease and flexibility of Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker, you can create CD ... and DVD labels for any occasion -- and best of all: Label Maker comes chock-full of custom clipart for holidays and special occasions like Christmas, Valentines, birthdays, vacations, weddings and more! Supports 99% of stock CD labels and CD jewel case templates! Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | ... (view more)

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CD/DVD Label Maker Update

Five months ago, I reviewed Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker . To recap: Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker prints stick-on labels and jewel case inserts for CD and DVD media. [Click here to view Acoustica CD Labeler in action: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3]. One ... of the great features of Label Maker is its ability to import track lists without having to retype the names of each track on a disc. I also like the fact that I can create unique labels using clip art from any graphic file, including my own personal photos. As I pointed out in the original review , Label Maker supports more paper types than any ... (view more)

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Acoustica CD Label Maker Review

I agree with the John Cusack character, Rob Gordon, from the movie High Fidelity: "there's nothing like a well constructed mix tape, or CD!" In the same respect, applying the right finishing touches -- like a colorful label and detailed track list ... -- makes an audio CD complete. What is Acoustica CD Label Maker? Acoustica CD Label Maker is perfect for printing custom label designs for CD and DVD discs and jewel cases. Acoustica CD Label Maker: Features Import art from stock graphics or use your own graphics: A large selection of stock images come bundled with the label maker, ... (view more)

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