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Windows Media Player: Mini Mode

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Windows Media Player: Mini Mode

Did you know that the Windows Media Player program has an interesting option that allows you to open files in the Mini Player mode instead of the full window view? Well, now you do! The Mini Player mode is especially useful for opening music files you don’t really need to see in full size. Let’s learn a little more about it, shall we?!

To set… Continue reading

Downloading YouTube Videos

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Downloading YouTube Videos

As you may recall, a few days ago, we covered downloading YouTube videos using a service called KeepVid. Well, today, I’m going to make downloading YouTube videos even easier! By using a bookmarklet, you can download videos right from YouTube, with no need to go to another Web site. The videos are saved in an MP4 format, which is perfect for iPods and Sony PSPs… Continue reading

iTunes Plus

Monday, January 26th, 2009

iTunes Plus

I’ve always been a fan of iTunes, but one downfall of the iTunes Store is the licensing restrictions placed on the music (Digital Rights Management or DRM) that stops you from using your music in various ways. I don’t know about you, but where I live, it’s illegal to try to get around the DRM rules. So, when Apple announced a new service in the iTunes Store, I… Continue reading

KeepVid

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

KeepVid

You’ve all probably wondered how you can download the videos you find on YouTube to your hard drive so that you can use them for other projects, such as PowerPoint presentations or video montages. Or, perhaps you’d like to take them with you to places where you might not have access to the Internet. While there are many ways to do that, most focus on extensions or add ons… Continue reading

HandBrake

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

HandBrake

I have lots and lots of movies and I’d like to put them on my iPod, but unfortunately, iPods only accept the MPEG-4 (MP4) video format. So, I went searching for something else to use and I came across HandBrake. It’s a great piece of software that “format shifts” your video files so that they’re converted into the MP4 format for use on your iPod. How cool is that?!… Continue reading

New Release: Winamp 5.541

Monday, October 20th, 2008

New Release: Winamp 5.541

As you may know, Winamp has always prided itself on being a free service and because of that, it has a steady, loyal following. And version 5 is no different, so let’s check it out!

Winamp version 5.541 looks good with a completely new interface and it comes with comprehensive file support. The audio support also includes CDA, MIDI, MP1/2/3/4, AAC, OGG, WAV, AIF… Continue reading

Google Video

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Google Video

While we all know that YouTube is the king of all upload video Web sites, you’ve probably heard about some others out there as well, such as Dailymotion and AOL Video. Since there’s so much useful content on those sites, have you ever wished there was a simple search engine for all of them? You know, like a Google option just for videos!

Well, Google Video is the… Continue reading

New Greasemonkey Script: Video Embed

Monday, October 6th, 2008

New Greasemonkey Script: Video Embed

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about a good Greasemonkey script, but I have a great one for you today! It seems as if the YouTube craze has taken over, doesn’t it? Every blog and Web site you go to has at least a few videos on it. Some Web sites even have an embedded video player, which is really helpful, but I’m… Continue reading

iTunes 8: New Features

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

iTunes 8: New Features

As you probably already know, iTunes 8 is the most recent and advanced version of Apple’s media management and playback software. iTunes 8 includes a new Genius recommendation engine, new visualizers, a new grid view and new terms and conditions. The Genius engine recommends other songs you might enjoy, based on a song you’ve selected in iTunes. If you have a diverse range of music in… Continue reading

New Release: iTunes 8

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

New Release: iTunes 8

Did you know a new version of iTunes was just recently released? Yep, iTunes 8 is now out and it is available for download. So, if you’ve bought an iPod lately or you’re planning to, this tip is a must read for you!

First of all, you can download iTunes 8 by going to www.itunes.com. Just click on the box that says iTunes 8

Just Released: New iPod Range

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Just Released: New iPod Range

I can already hear you saying, “Yesss!” Lucky for all of us, another great range of iPods have hit the shelves. But, apart from a few design changes, Apple’s new iPods aren’t too much to get excited about. Here’s what Steve Jobs had to say about the situation. Trust me, it’s a must read!

iPod Nano

I know, they sort of look like… Continue reading

Managing Vista Wireless Networks

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Managing Vista Wireless Networks

Have you ever experienced any of the following problems with wireless Internet in Windows Vista?

  • Being repeatedly disconnected from a hotspot.

  • Automatically connecting to a hotspot you didn’t want to connect to.

  • Not being able to connect to the wireless hotspot you would

SHOUTcast

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

SHOUTcast

If you’re a radio fanatic or even just a fan, you’re going to love SHOUTcast! SHOUTcast allows you to listen to any radio station found on the Internet. If that sounds good to you, here’s how you can get it!

Getting Winamp

For starters, you’re going to need the Winamp Media Player. To get Winamp, head on over to http://www.winamp.com and click on the Free Download button… Continue reading

Now Available: Foxit Reader 2.3.3201

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Now Available: Foxit Reader 2.3.3201

Before I begin, I just want to apologize for being a little late on this one! I unfortunately just heard about it the other day and even though I’m a little behind, I knew I still had to share the news with all of you. Besides, there are probably a few of you out there who haven’t heard yet either, so we’ll just… Continue reading

iPod Week – Day 5

Friday, August 1st, 2008

iPod Week – Day 5

I’m a little sad to say this is the last day of iPod Week. We’ve had a very fun week together and I hope you learned a lot about the different features and applications you can use with your iPod and iTunes. So, let’s stop wasting time and finish this week with a bang!

Deleting Duplicates

Okay, so many of you may be running out… Continue reading

iPod Week – Day 4

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

iPod Week – Day 4

You’ve probably heard the saying that the kind of music someone listens to can tell a lot about them. And that’s why sharing music is so fun! You get to learn about other peoples’ interests and find people who like the same music as you. Well, today, I’m going to show you a revolutionary way to share music with your friends on the computer. Trust… Continue reading

iPod Week – Day 3

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

iPod Week – Day 3

You’re in for a good one today! I have a hunch you’re going to love the add on I have to show you. I use it all the time. So, without further ado, let’s check it out right now!

Do any of you own a Zune? The Zune media player is Microsoft’s version of the iPod. I own one, as well as, an… Continue reading

iPod Week – Day 2

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

iPod Week – Day 2

Hello! It’s nice to see all of you again! One of the first features new iTunes users pick up on is playlists. Everyone likes to create a playlist of their favorite songs, their workout songs, kid songs and so on. But a feature that is often overlooked is Smart Playlists. To get you to understand the idea behind Smart Playlists, I want you to imagine… Continue reading

iPod Week – Day 1

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

iPod Week – Day 1

Hello everyone! I’m sure there are several of you who own an iPod, right? They are such nifty gadgets that allow you to listen to music, view pictures, watch videos and so much more. Well, if you have one, you’re going to have a great week, because we’re featuring five straight days of fun, interesting and useful iPod tips!

We’re going to start today by… Continue reading

iTunes: Basic Applications and Uses

Friday, July 25th, 2008

iTunes: Basic Applications and Uses

iTunes is one of the most popular programs used by computer users today. And that’s especially true for those who love to listen to music. iTunes helps to store and manage all of your music files in addition to different types of media, including videos and podcasts. Podcasts are radio shows downloaded on the Internet. Not only does iTunes make it easy to access all… Continue reading

Updating Your iPod

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Updating Your iPod

The music program of iTunes, widely used by most computer users today, exists only because of the iPod. As you may know, the iPod is a device that can store all of your music files, video files, podcasts, picture slideshows and much more. The iPod has essentially replaced the CD player and other devices used for music purposes. Instead, the iPod allows you to store a great… Continue reading

DVD Rip

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

DVD Rip

How many of you have a growing DVD collection? If so, how would you like to be able to save or rip those DVDs to your computer? Yep, they would be saved on your hard drive and you could watch them anytime you please. That would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it? Well, you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do today!… Continue reading

Microsoft Silverlight

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Microsoft Silverlight

If you’re on the Web regularly, you have probably heard of Adobe Flash (or Macromedia Flash), Adobe Shockwave (or Macromedia Shockwave) and Microsoft Silverlight. Oh, you’ve never heard of Silverlight? Well, it’s Microsoft’s attempt to rival Adobe in its Flash and Shockwave playing fields. Who knew?!

So, what does that mean for you, the user? Basically, if you don’t have Silverlight, you’ll need to install it… Continue reading

Now Available: Winamp 5.531

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Now Available: Winamp 5.531

I know I’m running a little behind on this, but I still wanted to make sure everyone heard the news. On April 11, 2008, the latest version of the popular Winamp media player (v5.531) was released and it is now available for download. I’m sure all of you avid Winamp users out there have been using it for the last few days, but just… Continue reading

Playing Your Media Safely

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Playing Your Media Safely

If you’ve ever listened to media downloaded or played from a Web site, you may have noticed that the playback was disrupted or somehow controlled. Unfortunately, Web site media can sometimes include extra commands in a script that are designed to control the playback. But I have a quick fix for that! Today, I’m going to show you how to apply a simple feature in Windows… Continue reading

DVD Parental Controls

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

DVD Parental Controls

Most of you probably know that setting parental controls for the Internet limits your children and grandchildren to certain Web sites. But I’m willing to bet that you’ve never heard of setting parental controls for DVDs that are watched using Windows Media Player, am I right? Well, it’s true! You can activate Windows Media Player’s parental control feature to restrict your children from viewing any DVD movies… Continue reading

All About the Winamp Toolbar

Friday, February 29th, 2008

All About the Winamp Toolbar

If you’re an avid Winamp user, I have the perfect tool for you today! It’s the latest Winamp toolbar and I just know you’re going to love it. Now, if you’re not a Winamp user, here’s a brief summary of what Winamp really is. Winamp is one of the world’s largest free MP3 players that is also capable of playing CD audio files, Audiosoft… Continue reading

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