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Archive for the ‘Multimedia’ Category



The Filter

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
Is there anything you can tell me about The Filter for iTunes?

A:
I sure can! I heard about this the other day as well and thought it sounded pretty neat. So, let’s all check it out together! Now, of course, this is only for those of you who have an iPod and use the iTunes music library for your playlists. If you fit into that category… Continue reading

Adobe Reads

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Q:
A lot of the documents I read on my computer come through as PDF files, so I use Adobe’s Acrobat Reader quite often. Some of them though, have very small print and I have trouble reading the text. Is there any way to have Adobe read it for me? I know it may be an impossible request, but I figured I would give it a shot.

A:

Adobe Reader 8

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Adobe Reader 8

Breaking news! The Adobe company just recently (like last week recently) released version 8 of its well known Portable Document Format (PDF) reader. So, if you’re a long time Adobe Reader user, you’ll want to check out the latest version, because coming with it are some brand new features that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Let’s learn more about it, shall we?!

One of… Continue reading

Make Your Own Ringtones

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Make Your Own Ringtones

Are you one among the many who own a mobile phone? If so, you may have a particular one that supports MP3 ringtones. You probably didn’t even know that, did you?! Well, even if you did, you may know how to get ringtones from other various places, but what about creating your own? Yes, that’s right. Today, I am going to teach you how to create… Continue reading

Video Games: Good or Bad?

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Video Games: Good or Bad?

That surely is an interesting question, isn’t it? If you’re an avid video game player, I’ve got a fun one for you today! You’ll definitely want to check this one out, so keep on reading!

While it may be disliked by parents, girlfriends and wives around the world, the video game industry is a permanent part of our world. From its humble beginnings in the… Continue reading

iTunes Skips

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Q:
Every once in awhile, my iTunes music skips. It’s fine when I’m listening to the music on my iPod, but if I’m just using my computer, it all skips. What’s going on?

A:
First of all, you’ll want to check and see how much RAM you have on your computer. Depending on how many songs you have in your iTunes library, it is a… Continue reading

Microsoft Zune

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Q:
I heard something about Microsoft releasing a new media player called Zune yesterday. Is this true and if so, what’s the deal with it?

A:
It certainly is true. You’ve probably been reading about it online and hearing it all over the radio. Microsoft has released a new media player that may just be the next big thing. It is called Zune and its official release was… Continue reading

Online Music Update

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Online Music Update

Music lovers and computer aficionados alike, have become savvy researchers of the online music scene. They try to feed their lyrical fix with free downloads or subscription download services. However, these fans (including myself) often gripe that with subscription services, they are facing the same problem as they do in music stores. They feel that even with the brief previews provided at certain retailers, like Barnes and… Continue reading

iTunes 7

Friday, November 10th, 2006

iTunes 7

If you use an iPod, you must be familiar with iTunes, right? Well, for those of you who have been asleep since 2001, iTunes is your sleek, posh glossy music player that makes other media players seem so much older. In fact, the first thing you will probably notice about iTunes is that it looks so good. Well, iTunes has come out with a new version and I’m… Continue reading

Update Roolup 2

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Q:
The other day, I saw something online for an Update Rollup 2. What is this? Please explain!

A:
Surely! That’s no problem. You’re actually not the only one who has called us or written to us about this very topic. It’s very interesting, so come along with me as we check this out!

Do you have the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 program on your computer?… Continue reading

Sync It in WMP

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Sync It in WMP

This tip is going out to all you music lovers out there! We’re going to be using Windows Media Player again, which in case you don’t already know, is a program intended for listening to music, storing music on a computer, ripping and burning CDs and syncing music to an external device, such as an MP3 player or iPod. Music that is already stored on your… Continue reading

WMP 11 Released

Monday, November 6th, 2006

WMP 11 Released

Awhile back, we told you about the beta version of Windows Media Player 11. Well, now I have even better news for you. The complete version has been released and is available for download online now! Microsoft announced the release on Monday (October 30, 2006) after a long awaited time. So, as long as you have Windows XP on your computer, you can start taking… Continue reading

Winamp

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Q:
What is Winamp?

A:
Very good question! Winamp is another of the many multimedia players that are available on the Internet today. We’ve covered most of the others, such as Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc., so I figured this would be a good time to share the world of Winamp with you all as well.

Most of the music players these days all do pretty much the… Continue reading

iPod Navigation

Friday, October 27th, 2006

iPod Navigation

To sum up this article in a few words right here, right now, I would say, “Don’t forget to take your iPod the next time you go on a trip!” No, I’m not saying this because I immensely care about your “on the road” entertainment, but instead I want you to experience your iPod driving you around. Sound confusing? Perfect! Okay, let me go further. Today, I am… Continue reading

MP3 Player Types

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Q:
Can you tell me a little about the different types of MP3 players?

A:
I sure can! People may not know that there are so many different types of MP3 players, but there definitely are. It seems like everything these days have several variations and MP3 players are no exception. I know that iPods have taken over the world (in a way) and that MP3 players aren’t… Continue reading

PDAs and BlackBerrys

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Q:
I know I may be a little behind in the world of technology, but what is a palm pilot and what is a BlackBerry? I see those names written everywhere these days, but I haven’t a clue as to what they are. Please explain!

A:
There’s no doubt you’ve seen those two terms plastered over anything that deals with the media these days. Palm pilots and BlackBerrys… Continue reading

iPod Tricks

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Q:
Can you give me any simple tricks I can do with my iPod? I know there are so many things you can do with them, but I just don’t know how. Any suggestions would be wonderful!

A:
Along with the one up above in the Quick Tip section (deleting songs from your iPod), there are several other things you can do with an iPod. Some of them… Continue reading

Delete Those Songs

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Delete Those Songs

Do you have an iPod? I know we’ve done a few tips on iPods before, but I don’t feel like we’ve really gotten into the meat and potatoes of what you can do with one. I’m sure you know there are various things you can do with this very popular music player, but do you know how to do the little things? For instance, do you know… Continue reading

Get Music on MP3 Player

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Q:
Can you tell me how to actually get my music onto my MP3 player? I’ve been trying for awhile now, but it just doesn’t seem to be working. Please help!

A:
We’ve had several people ask that just this week, so this is perfect timing. I was actually on the phone yesterday with a customer who was having trouble with this. After that, I figured I should… Continue reading

LightScribe Tricks

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Q:
You told us about LightScribe a few weeks ago and I found it very interesting. Are there any other tips or tricks you can give us?

A:
There sure are! I thought the LightScribe software was a really cool concept too and I can see why you want to learn more about it! In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, click on the… Continue reading

Wibree

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Q:
The other day, I came across a new technology called Wibree. Do you know any information on this? If so, can you fill me in?

A:
That’s an excellent question. It’s crazy how fast things get around in the world of technology. The same day you asked this question, our tech support guy, Chad, came over to my office and was telling me all about Wibree. I… Continue reading

Wireless Headphones

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Wireless Headphones

Do you use headphones to listen to music on your stereo or even your MP3 player or iPod? And when you do, don’t you always have to deal with all those cords that connect from the player to your ears. Well, how would you like to go wireless with your headphones? Does that sound good? If so, keep reading to learn more about them!

Wireless headphones work just… Continue reading

Yahoo! Messenger Files

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Yahoo! Messenger Files

Instant messaging is a common method that millions of people use today to communicate with their family and friends. Along with chatting, most of us like to send files and photos to each other. One of the most convenient ways to send and receive files is offered by Yahoo! Messenger. A variety of files, including Word documents, pictures, music files and video clips can be sent over… Continue reading

RealPlayer

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Q:
I’ve heard all about Windows Media Player and the other media players, but can you tell me a little about RealPlayer?

A:
I sure can! We haven’t done much on RealPlayer before, so this is perfect. We’ve mentioned it a few times in other tips we’ve done, but have never gone into a lot of detail about it. As you mentioned in your question, there are several… Continue reading

Windows Photo Story (Part 2)

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Windows Photo Story (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second part of this Photo Story tutorial!

As you may remember from Part 1, we have imported all of our photos into Photo Story, corrected them and added a few effects.

Now, we want to finish the job and get them to the “big screen!”

So, please click Next and you will see this screen:

This is the… Continue reading

Windows Photo Story (Part 1)

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Windows Photo Story (Part 1)

These days, most of us have hundreds of digital photographs lurking on our computers, but we are virtually doing nothing with them and they are being seen by no one.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could jazz them up and put them into a video like slideshow that you could view on your computer or even on your TV? And what if you could… Continue reading

LightScribe

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Q:
I heard of a CD label program called LightScribe the other day. What’s that all about?

A:
I just heard about this too! Chad, our tech support guru, came over to my office and was telling me all about it. He was in here just raving about it and then I heard him go tell everyone else in the office about it. We all thought it seemed… Continue reading

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