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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
Audials One – Record the Internet
Audials One 2017 is the complete solution for capturing radio channel content, songs, and videos from the internet at large. You can choose to listen or watch later whether you have an internet connection or not. It may just change the way you use the internet – forever! Sounds... Read more
Top 10 Best Free Media Players
Enjoy music, movies, TV shows and streaming, like never before. Yes, your PC or Mac has a built-in media player, but there are a whole lot of alternative free media players out there that will take your enjoyment to the next level. The right media player helps you enjoy... Read more
Google Pixel Suffering From Audio Software Issues
The launch of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone were a lengthy and much-anticipated process, but like a few other hardware innovations from the company, this one may be falling a little short of the hype. Namely, a number of users have indicated an audio problem with the phone’s... Read more
Discover and stream music across all your devices with Spotify
There was an advertising campaign not too many years ago for one of the early iterations of the iPhone: a man is casually strolling down the street, listening to what must be an MP3 player, only there’s the sudden sound of a phone ringing! He taps the small device... Read more
Is It Bach, Or Sony’s AI?
If you want your kid to do well in math, experts have long said that studying music may be the way to go. A new artificial intelligence (AI) project from Sony’s Computer Science Laboratories has produced results that pretty much prove the connection between some styles of classical music and... Read more
Move Over IOT, The Internet Of Sound Is Here
Using sound to speak to computers is nothing new. There’s a fascinating story–back in the days when the Commodore computer accessed data by cassette player–about a radio show host for the Finnish Broadcasting Company who used to play code over the air. That way, listeners were able to record... Read more
iOS 8.4 Update Includes Major Bug Fixes, New Music App
Apple has released an over-the-air software update for iOS users. iOS 8.4 includes some major bug fixes, several improvement to iBooks, and the highly anticipated Apple Music app update. You can download and install iOS 8.4 on your Apple device by tapping Settings > Software Update. Crucial bug fixes... Read more
New Improvements to Electronic Piano’s MIDI Interface
There’s no question that great work is being done with computers and technology across every possible field and industry. But some of the most impressive hybridizations in tech and craft are happening in music. Thanks to software like Electronic Piano, more and more artists are able to explore their... Read more
Spotify Updates Help Improve The Music Streaming Exerience
Music streaming services like Spotify have come a long from the days when industry critics pronounced them the death of music. In fact, the opposite has proven to be true: with the abundance of music options and the ability to sample new artists and even new genres without the... Read more
Jay Z Relaunches Tidal Streaming Service
Jay Z’s recently acquired music streaming service Tidal is kickstarting its first major campaign, #TidalForAll. The campaign is focused on artists changing their profile and background image to a turquoise color. “The Tides They Are-A Changing” #TIDALforALL — Mr. Carter (@S_C_) March 30, 2015 Several prominent artists including Beyonce,... Read more
Spotify Pressuring Music Labels To Cut Freemium Model
Several major music labels have publicly attacked Spotify’s freemium model, stating the streaming service should remove or severely limit free streaming to gain more customers. It follows a downturn in iTunes and physical sales, with more music listeners moving over to Spotify, Rdio or Pandora. Figures claim over 20... Read more
Need To Manage Your Music? Try Tag&Rename
Tag&Rename is a utility for Windows created to manage a wide range of popular music formats. This tool allows for quick and easy editing of tag data, for example MP3 ID, Windows media and iTunes tags. If you need to write new or update existing tag data, then this... Read more
Nest Reportedly Moving Into Home Audio
Nest is looking to enter new ground in the ‘Internet of Things’ market, adding a new job post for a leadership position in a new team, Nest Audio. Given Nest’s goals of redefining the appliance to something much better, this job posting probably isn’t a simple sound-bar or speaker... Read more
Pandora To Offer Ad-Free Day Pass
If you like music, (who doesn’t?) there are lots of Internet radio and music streaming services out there that can offer numerous services that vary in price for the type of service you want to receive. There are free services that are usually supported by advertising and there are paid-for... Read more
Apple’s New Music Service: No Free Version Likely
It is doubtful that later on today at the Apple ‘Spring Forward’ event, the world’s most valuable company will launch their much anticipated music streaming service. It is more likely it will be later on in the year at WWDC when they will open up the new service which... Read more