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Photo Snap

Photo Snap will Find, Display, Edit, Print, Organize, and E-Mail Images and Pictures. You can also find and play multimedia files,...

9 hours ago By Accessory Software

Music industry negotiating over 24-bit downloads

For hi-fi fans, the most depressing aspect of the digital music revolution has been the reduction in sound quality. Just when we were hoping to get better-than-CD quality sound from disc formats such as Sony's Super Audio CD (SACD) or DVD-Audio, we were hit with the double whammy of low bit-rate MP3 files and, sometimes worse, the UK's low bit-rate DAB digital radio.

February 22, 2011 by

Holiday Gift Guide 2008: MP3 players

I rarely see people carrying portable CD players anymore as it is much more convenient (size of players, amount of music, battery life) to burn your music to digital format or simply buy it online and download it to your PC/Mac. Many MP3 players support video too, but I'll focus on just MP3/music capability in this guide. Even though the Apple iPod is the leader in the MP3 category there are still many other solutions available that you may want to consider this holiday season, including products from Microsoft, SanDisk, Sony, Slacker, Creative, and more. It is actually a bit surprising how many other models of MP3 players there still are on the market, but it really is tough to compete with the iPod and Zune players now that even their prices are dropping significantly.

November 22, 2008 by

David Allen chats with Merlin Mann about GTD

David Allen of Getting Things Done fame has been offering a series of audio recordings (on CD and in podcast form) to subscribers ot his GTD Connect premium service. One of the discussion areas is TechTalk - a forum for David to discuss with GTD geeks about what's new in the technology space and how it intersects with the practice of GTD. He recently released an installment featuring his long-time technology advisor Eric Mack, Robert Peake, and Merlin Mann of 43Folders. If you're a subscriber, this is a great chat and well worth listening to online or on your PC or MP3 player. If you're not a subscriber, fear not. Merlin just announced he will be releasing a series of podcasts titled Productive Talk that he recorded with David while visiting the David Allen Company's world headquarters in lovely Ojai, California.

October 9, 2006 by


How well organized is your iTunes Library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix...

14 hours ago By Tagtraum Industries

What electronics is popular among teenagers

Game consoles, cell phones, portable CD players, and portable MP3 players round out the teens' top five most-wanted consumer electronics gifts. Teens age 12-17 were surveyed as part of CEA's annual holiday shopping consumer research.

November 6, 2003 by

Free YouTube Downloader

Would you like to watch your favorite videos from YouTube whenever and wherever you please? With this download manager you can save...

1 day ago By HOW


Tuesday 15/10/2002A close personal friend is having trouble. His MP3 collection is edging upwards towards the 15GB mark, and while he has long lusted after a portable player that'll let him take his complete CD collection around with him, he is a Windows user and thus debarred from the magical snuffbox of iPod.

October 18, 2002 by

The week in review: High-tech piracy

An Xbox chip allows illegally copied game to be played and pirated versions of Eminem's new CD were online in MP3 format before ever hitting stores. What will be the next target for digital pirates?

May 31, 2002 by

Americans are Net music download kings

Almost a fourth of Americans have downloaded digital music and listened to online radio, according to a new report by Ipsos-Reid. The international research firm said 50 million Americans, or 23 percent of the U.S. population, age 12 and over have downloaded songs or an MP3 file off the Web. In its latest study, titled "Tempo: Keeping Pace with Online Music Distribution," Ipsos-Reid reported that 27 percent of Americans listened to online radio, 21 percent streamed audio, and 37 percent listened to a pre-recorded music CD in a CD-ROM drive. Although young Americans continue to dominate online music's audience, Ipsos-Reid found that older Americans are starting to experiment with digital music. The research firm said 35 percent of adults age 25 to 34 have downloaded music, while two-fifths of 12- to 24- year-olds have downloaded music or MP3 files. --Gwendolyn Mariano, Special to ZDNet News

February 1, 2002 by

Zenith launches new DVD players

Zenith introduced new consumer electronics devices Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Among the devices were two new DVD players, one single-tray model for $160 that will be available in April, and a disc-changing model for $300 that will be released in August. Both can play MP3 files on discs and are compatible with DVDs, CDs and CD-rewritable discs. Another $250 DVD player expected out in April will include a VCR and will play MP3 files on discs. Zenith has also released its $900 portable DVD player with a 7-inch liquid-crystal display. --Richard Shim, ZDNet News

January 10, 2002 by

MP3 format sings a new tune

MP3Pro, an upgraded version of the MP3 music format, is being released today. A new file creator will produce near-CD quality music on half the disk space.

June 14, 2001 by

Patent suit flames CD burner

A cloud is forming over CD-burning company Roxio's planned spinoff next week in the form of a lawsuit filed Thursday by Gracenote, an online music service. Roxio, a subsidiary of Adaptec, sells software that allows people to burn CDs from MP3 music files or other data.

May 10, 2001 by

Tuesday's Mac Product Watch

Today's lineup includes PhotoParade Maker, a new application for creating digital photo albums; the 2000 edition of Kiplinger Taxcut; Version 2.0 of StimpSoft's animated desktop solar system; and a tweak to Aladdin Tuner 3, an Internet radio tuner and CD/MP3 player.

February 27, 2001 by

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