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Three Great Pieces of Software for Making Music on Windows
Easily accessible computer software for making music has given us the power to be more creative than ever before. Nowadays these types of programs go so much further than just offering standard sound editing options. We can manipulate and get the most out of our tunes in ways that... Read more
The Most Popular Media Player Downloads on FileHippo
Media Players are among the most popular software downloads for FileHippo, but which are the highest rated? From movies to music, more and more people are consuming media through their laptops, tablets, and phones. But what software is being used to do so? And with so many to choose... Read more
Here Are Four Great Pieces Of Audio Recording Software For Mac
There’s Mac audio recording software for everyone at FileHippo. Following on from our recent article about four brilliant pieces of audio recording software for Windows PCs, we thought it only fair that we produce a companion piece for all you Mac users out there. We know you’re a highly... Read more
Four Brilliant Pieces Of Audio Recording Software For Windows
With so many options for audio recording software out there, it’s hard to know which to choose. We’ve picked four of our favourites to help you decide. Audio recording software has many applications, ranging from the creation of new and adapted music or the collection of songs, through to... Read more
KMPlayer Review: Brilliant Versatile Lightweight Media Player 
Perfect for advanced users who want something different from the crowd, and a good choice for novices as well.   It would be easy to paint the latest release of KMPlayer from Pandora as just another free ad-supported media player, and that’s because in many ways that’s exactly what it is. But it’s also... Read more
SoundTap Audio Recorder Review: Record All Audio On Your Computer
This brilliant little audio recorder is a gem of a piece of software and is completely free for non-commercial users. SoundTap Audio Recorder is a tool that lets you freely record just about any audio played through your Windows computer into mp3 or wav files. Put simply, if it’s... Read more
Downloads Rule, But Is Physical Media Really Dead?
The ability to download software and other media has undoubtedly changed the way those products are consumed. But are the days of physical media really over for good? Almost every type of media we humans enjoy consuming has now been digitised and are available – either for free or... Read more
Audials One 2018: Evolution Not Revolution, But Still Great
Audials One 2018 is still the complete solution for capturing radio channel content, songs, and videos from the internet at large. Read our review to find out why. It pretty much works in exactly the same way as last year’s version, but better. Audials One 2018 is a real... Read more
MediaMonkey: A Media Manager For Hardcore Lovers Of Music 
We review the powerful media manager that’s great for organising serious music collections.  MediaMonkey is without doubt one of the most powerful free media players around, but the interface and overwhelming number of options and features may not be accessible enough for some.  That said, MediaMonkey is a) free and b) has more things going... Read more
Norway Switches Off FM Radio And Goes Digital
Move from analog to digital radio, making the Scandinavian country the first to shut down all national FM radio broadcasts. Norway’s government have been planning the FM switch off for several years, but the actual physical switch only began in January of this year. The move to Digital Audio... Read more
Google Pixel Buds To Surpass AirPods In Connectivity
The race between the two tech giants for seamless headphone pairing continues. Apple and Google have both taken on the wireless headphone space with a Bluetooth-connected feature on their latest phones, but both products have similarities and striking differences. In the race to get rid of the wire–although Google’s... Read more
Unleash your inner club superstar with VirtualDJ
We review the most used DJ software on the planet. One of the best things about new software and technology innovation is that it allows anyone to conduct basic level enhancements. While nothing will ever replace a highly-skilled, talented graphic artist, for example, the abundance of Photoshop-like alternatives means... Read more
GOM Player Plus – the all-purpose video player from GOM Labs
We review GOM Player Plus – the media player built specifically for 64bit computers. While most off-the-shelf tech purchases will include some form of media player with its operating system, that’s not always the case. More importantly, for a growing number of tech users, that pre-packaged option isn’t going... Read more
TunesGo – A Real Alternative To iTunes
Managing your media files, across all your devices, just got a whole lot easier and a whole lot more manageable, with TunesGo. Traditionally anyone looking to manage all their music, video and media files across all their devices, from their laptop or their PC to their iPhone or Android device... Read more
Top 5 Music Players And Managers
Manage your audio files and optimize your music.  You buy a track here and there, and when you’re feeling fancy, maybe even a whole album. Then of course there’s so many great podcasts stream and download… And so you carry on, minding your own business, steadily amassing an enviable... Read more
Zoom Player Max
We review the media player aimed at both novice and power users. IMHO, one of the greatest technological advances for the casual computer user has been the ability to locate new software online, download it, customize it, and then move on to the next great new title if this... Read more
Stream Ripping is ‘Fastest Growing’ and ‘Most Aggressive’ Form Of Music Piracy
New research highlights issues and igonorance of the law. According to new research carried out by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and PRS For Music, Stream-ripping is now the “most aggressive” and “fastest-growing” form of music piracy. For those not in the know, “Stream-Ripping” is the term that commonly refers... Read more
Apple Launches VA Music Speaker HomePod
HomePod combines Apple Music and natural voice interaction with Siri. As consumers, we can argue that a lot of the “new” technology launched in competitive retail isn’t really all that new. Certainly some eye-opening innovations come along every few years – many of us still remember the first time we held... Read more