recording

Wed
13
Aug
John Lister's picture

Comcast Customer Service Under Fire Again

Comcast has been embarrassed yet again by a recording of a call to its customer service team. This time, a representative was caught trying to charge a Comcast customer for repairs , despite the company already promising the work would be done free ... of charge. Last month, Comcast came under fire when another customer repeatedly tried to cancel his Comcast service over the telephone. During the recording, which reportedly lasted eighteen minutes, the customer service representative repeatedly badgered the customer and demanded to know why he wanted to cancel his service. The audio recording was ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jun
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Is it OK to Video Record On Duty Police Officers?

A case in New Hampshire has raised an important question in an age when just about everyone has a smartphone equipped with a digital video camera: should people be allowed to video or audio record the actions of on duty police officers? The case in ... question involves New Hampshire woman Carla Gericke, who was arrested and charged with wiretapping in 2010. Gericke was caught recording her friend being questioned by the Weare Police Department during a late-night traffic stop. Woman Never Ordered to Stop Recording Traffic Stop Gericke was actually in a car behind her friend and announced to ... (view more)

Wed
14
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 Review

Update 2011/06/16: We've managed to finagle yet another amazing deal for our readers! Act now and save a whopping 60% off Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 until June 28, 2011 (regular price $39.99 now only $15.99) -- proceeds support our website. This ... fabulous program is used to make CD, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs using your PC and is especially GREAT for beginners / intermediate computer users because it's SUPER EASY to use. A full 30 day money back guarantee is offered if you're not completely delighted! The full review of Burning Studio 9 is below. Details and link to discount offer are at the bottom ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jun
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)

Mon
02
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows Vista Blocks Some Users From Recording Shows

Some users of Windows Vista Media Center have been reportedly blocked from recording some NBC Universal TV shows, receiving error messages that read "restrictions set by the broadcaster and/or originator prohibit recording of this program" instead. ... One person prevented from recording the NBC shows is an IT director in Northern California who says this is indicative of why the current Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes are flawed. DRM schemes affect people who intend to legally consume content, with no intention of stealing the content. People intent on stealing content already have ways ... (view more)

Tue
08
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 Review

I've got some *very* exciting news to share today! The folks over at Ashampoo sent me a friendly email today to announce that the beta version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 -- their flagship, simple-to-use, feature rich CD / DVD recording program -- ... has now been released! 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 their flagship product, the company is offering an extremely generous discount of over 25% off Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 -- but only if you order Burning Studio 7 by ... (view more)

Fri
27
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Ashampoo Burning Studio 7: Free Beta Download!

I've got some *very* exciting news to share today! The folks over at Ashampoo sent me a friendly email today to announce that the beta version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 -- their flagship, simple-to-use, feature rich CD / DVD recording program -- ... is near completion. The final version will be available May 7th, 2007. 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 their flagship product, the company is offering a massive and extremely generous discount of over 50% off Ashampoo ... (view more)

Wed
08
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

PMA Digicam Shootout 2006: Review

I just got back from the 82nd annual Photo Marketing Association (PMA) trade show in Orlando, Florida, and I've got some new hot picks to share. With Kodak claiming that the digital photography market is now in "phase two," the rush to buy one is ... over, now we have to figure out how to track all the digital photos. WiFi is being added to cameras to enable images to be shared and stored in real-time. James Neal, GM for Digital Imaging at Sony boasts how Sony pioneered digital photography with the "first auto-focus body-integral SLR camera in 1985." Sony acquired Minolta's assets when they shut ... (view more)

Wed
14
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Acoustica Spin It Again Review

Synopsis: Got any 'oldies but goodies' stored away on records and tapes? Wish you could port those precious memories over to a more robust medium, like CD or iPod (MP3 player)? With Acoustica Spin It Again -- you can! Dust off your old 33's and ... 45's, because Spin It Again can rip through your old vinyl records and cassettes and convert them to CD or MP3 format in no time flat! Not only can Spin It Again split an entire album recording into individual tracks automatically, but it can also clean the sound by getting rid of click and pop record noise, and by removing the hiss and hum off old ... (view more)

Wed
28
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Convert Tape to CD: Recording in Mono?

Infopackets Reader Dion E. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am trying to convert a tape to CD by transferring the audio to my computer, and then recording it to CD using my CD burner. To convert the tape to CD, I am using an audio cable to go from my ... earphone jack of my tape player to the sound card of my computer. The problem is that my computer is recording the tape audio in 1-channel mono sound (and not stereo!). I am reasonably sure that the original recording is in 2-channel stereo. What should I do? Thanks in anticipation for any help you can offer. " My response: I have a few ... (view more)

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