music

Tue
05
Sep
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Is Demand for the iPod Slowing?

Recently, CNET News produced a story examining the stalled popularity of the iPod. According to the article's author, a lack of hardware updates to the iPod has led to a current state of tech purgatory, a place where Apple might see its digital ... music fanbase slowly decline. Has the iPod bottomed out? We'll look at a few angles in determining the answer to that here. The iPod has seen a few different versions, from the original massive-capacity player, to the half-gig shuffle, to the most recent "Nano." The Nano did revitalize the iPod name, despite CNET News' brushing off of the product. ... (view more)

Tue
15
Aug
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Ashampoo Photo Commander 4: More Than Just a Pretty Picture!

Pictures, videos, music, and audio: computers have become a multimedia powerhouse -- and finding and organizing everything can be quite a daunting task. You know the drill; look for the folders you want, switch between them, hunt for files, pray ... that you have all of the programs you need to open everything, and then bang your head in frustration because you're lost in an overwhelming clutter of windows. What a headache! Wouldn't it be great if you could access all of your pictures, videos, music files, and audio recordings with a single program? Well, now you can! Introducing Ashampoo Photo ... (view more)

Tue
08
Aug
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Kazaa Down, Limewire Next?

The market for free music is thinning faster than a middle-aged hairline. Yeah, bad joke, but for the owners of Kazaa -- and now Limewire -- there is very little to laugh about these days. Just a week after big guns in the music industry forced ... (former) peer-to-peer file sharing giant Kazaa to pay up $100 million and go legal, it appears that the conglomeration is now ready to feast on the ultra-popular Limewire. Hot on the heels of the legal deconstruction of Kazaa, Sony BMG, EMI, Universal Music, and Warner Music Group brought the war to Lime Wire LLC on Friday. In partnership with the MPAA ... (view more)

Sat
29
Jul
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The War Is On! More Details on Zune vs. iPod

As previously noted , Microsoft officially confirmed the existence of its own competitor to Apple's successful iPod portable music machine, Zune, after months of rumors and speculation. One of Microsoft's big features for Zune is reportedly the ... ability to download music and videos wirelessly. (Source: cnn.com ) That means you wouldn't first need to download the music to your PC, and then transfer it to your player. This gives Zune a true "on the go" feel. If the speculation proves accurate, the Zune player could detect what music is on other people's players nearby and automatically download ... (view more)

Mon
24
Jul
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Microsoft Announces its Rival to Apple's iPod: Zune

On Friday July 21, 2006 Microsoft executives confirmed the launch of Zune, a music software and hardware product line that will rival Apple's iPod and iTunes. In early June, Microsoft denied rumors that the company was developing a digital media ... player to compete with Apple's iPod. However, In a statement released Friday, Microsoft general manager of marketing, Chris Stephenson revealed that the "new music and entertainment project [Zune]... will deliver a family of hardware and software products, the first of which will be available this year." (Source: news.com ) What is Zune? Zune's ... (view more)

Sun
18
Dec
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IMRadio for Google Talk

Mercora has a cool offering called IMRadio for Google Talk . You can search, find and listen to the music of thousands of artists in near-CD quality sound. The music is provided by other Mercora users, disk jockeys and artists from all over the ... world through Google Talk. Mercora has a large music catalog that you can search. This will help you build your own music library by adding files, folders and songs that you like to listen to. Then invite your friends to listen to your collection -- you'll have a ton of fun! Read more tech news at SarahInTampa.com! (view more)

Wed
28
Sep
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RipCast Streaming MP3 Audio Ripper Review

Synopsis: Are you tired of searching the net for that one song you forgot the name of? Do you enjoy music that isn't always played on local radio stations? Do you want to see your MP3 collection grow faster then ever, with your favorite type of ... music, and with the *least* amount of effort possible? Introducing RipCast Streaming MP3 Audio Ripper: the easy and safe way to listen and download online music and Internet Radio Broadcasts (and without the worries of Spyware typically associated with filesharing software)! RipCast Streaming MP3 Audio Ripper: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2 ... (view more)

Thu
18
Aug
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Web Radio

Internet radio is a broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. Not every internet "radio station" has a corresponding traditional radio station. Many internet radio stations are completely independent from traditional ("terrestrial") radio ... stations and broadcast only on the Internet. Broadcasting on the Internet is usually referred to as streaming. Because the radio signal is relayed over the Internet, it is possible to access the stations from anywhere in the world -- for example, to listen to an Australian radio station from Europe or America. This makes it a popular service for ... (view more)

Thu
02
Jun
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Acoustica MP3 CD / DVD Burner v4 Review

Synopsis: Confused about burning music CDs? Worry no more! Designed to be super-easy-to-use, Acoustica MP3 CD / DVD Burner is an intuitive music burning program jam packed full of user-friendly features! Not only will Acoustica MP3 Burner burn your ... music in the order you want it, but it will let you edit each song to get rid of silence, extra long applauses or even fade in and out incomplete songs! And because Acoustica MP3 Burner can also boost, equalize, or normalize each song individually, you won't have to constantly adjust the volume dial on your stereo! With Acoustica MP3 CD Burner, you ... (view more)

Fri
29
Apr
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Computer locks up when trying to play a sound through web browser?

Gazette Reader Hanson Q. writes: " Dear Dennis, There are several sites on my computer where I attempt to watch or listen to programs and get an ongoing 'connecting...' message, but with no result. My computer then locks up. This happens with Yahoo ... Music and Music Now Radio (which I receive as part of a premium package from my cable company). However, other sites such as Fox, CNN, etc. connect just fine. I'm stumped. I'm guessing that it may be a registry issue since I've had some past Spyware wars and have a few DLL files missing. I just found this site today and I ... (view more)

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