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Archive for the ‘Multimedia’ Category



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

Windows Movie Maker (Part 3)

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Windows Movie Maker (Part 3)

Well, we have done well so far, haven’t we?!

After yesterday’s article, we’ve got our film into our computer, we’ve edited it, added some transitions, put a title and some credits in and generally made it into a minor masterpiece.

All we have to do now is decide how we are going to show it to our eager audience! (They are eager, aren’t they?!)… Continue reading

Windows Movie Maker (Part 2)

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Windows Movie Maker (Part 2)

From yesterday’s article, you should now have your video and your sound track uploaded to your computer. If you don’t, check out the article and come back to this one when you’re done. If you do have that done, you can move on to the second (and most exciting) stage with me. What is that, you ask? It’s the editing of the movie… Continue reading

Windows Movie Maker (Part 1)

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Windows Movie Maker (Part 1)

I’m sure you are familiar with the scenario: you are visiting your family or friends or maybe even your neighbors and suddenly, you hear those immortal words, “Okay, let me show you our movies from last year’s holiday!” You are probably too polite to say anything out loud, but inwardly you are already groaning and preparing yourself to be bored out of your mind! You… Continue reading

APE Files

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

APE Files

I got an e-mail from someone the other day asking how they could play .ape files on their computer. I thought that was very interesting and I decided to do a little research on it. It turns out this type of file goes along with an audio compressor called Monkey’s Audio. (Get it? Ape and monkey. I thought it was rather humorous!)

Anyway, .ape files are not as… Continue reading

More About Bluetooth

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Q:
You’ve gone over some Bluetooth basics, but you still haven’t really told us how we can get it, what devices it works on, how much it costs, etc. Can you give some more information?

A:
That’s a fair question. I wasn’t really able to find any information on this until now. I

CD-R and CD-RW

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Q:
What is the difference between CD-R and CD-RW?

A:
I thought that we had already done a tip on this subject, but after doing some research for it, I couldn’t find anything. We have one for DVDs, which is pretty similar, but I thought I would go ahead and answer the CD part of it for you. Good thing you asked!

Both the CD-R and CD-RW CDs… Continue reading

Last.FM

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Last.FM

Here’s a little fun fact about me: I am obsessed with music. In fact, if iTunes was a real store, they would be reserving a parking space for me and rolling out red carpets, considering the amount of music I buy from them. In spite of all this, I still find it quite a challenge to find good new music. Yes, there is MTV and there’s Virgin radio, but… Continue reading

CD Burn Failure

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Q:
I keep trying to burn a CD on my computer, but it keeps failing. What could be causing this and is there anything I can do to fix it?

A:
This is a very good question and I’ve gotten several of the same in the past week. Ever since we ran the article on burning CDs with the Windows Media Player program, I’ve been hearing… Continue reading

CD Burning With WMP 10

Friday, August 25th, 2006

CD Burning With WMP 10

Do you have the Windows Media Player (WMP) program downloaded on your computer? Do you have a CD burner either installed inside your computer or as an external device? If so, did you know that you can burn CDs any time you want with just those two things? Well, if you didn’t, you know now and I’m going to go over the procedure with you… Continue reading

IM Forwarding

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Last week, I told you all about using your cell phone as your very own personalized instant messenger. I told you that if you have instant messaging and text messaging enabled on your cell phone, you can chat with anyone who is using a computer with it. But, what if you don’t have the chat features on your phone? Is there any way you can

Online Music

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Online Music

We haven’t updated you on free online music in awhile, so I thought I would go ahead and do that today. I’m sure you all know that free online music is hard to come by these days, but lucky for all of us, there are a few places you can still use to access it. Of course, there are more Web sites that make you pay to get… Continue reading

ID3 Tags

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Q:
Can you explain to me what ID3 tags are? I saw them mentioned in one of your tips yesterday, but I’m not sure exactly how they work.

A:
That’s a perfect question! They were mentioned yesterday in the article about Foobar2000, the up and coming media player. ID3 tags are a little confusing to understand at first, so I will try to explain them to you the… Continue reading

Foobar2000

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Foobar2000

Do you remember all of those Nokia phones that hit the market in the late 90s? Everyone had one of those, didn’t they? Well, you know what that reminds me of? It reminds me of Winamp and Windows Media Player. Everyone seems to have those too. Well, just like the Nokia phones, bigger and better things have come along since then. This is not to say that these two… Continue reading

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