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Mashups

by Barbara J. Feldman January 31, 2006

What started as music trend, is now a popular Internet genre: a mashup is a mix of two (or more) tools to make a new one. For example, JackTracker is a Google Map that tracks the whereabouts of the television character Jack Bauer from the Fox show 24. To keep up with all the newest […]

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Copy From iPod to Computer

by Barbara J. Feldman January 10, 2006

One feature glaringly missing from the iPod is the ability to copy songs from the device to your computer, as iTunes only works in the opposite direction: from computer to iPod. If your computer crashes without a backup of your music files, you will need software such as iPod Access to recover your songs. iPod […]

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Google Music

by Barbara J. Feldman December 26, 2005

Google has added a new feature to its popular search engine called Google Music, which can be accessed by entering a musician’s name into any Google search box, or directly at http://www.google.com/musicsearch . If you start at the standard Google search box and enter a musician or band name that Google knows about, you’ll see […]

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iPod Video Formats

by Barbara J. Feldman November 29, 2005

Apple’s fifth-generation video iPod supports three video formats: MPEG-4, H264, and M4V (the copy-protected format used for videos sold through iTunes.) To convert a your own videos to an iPod format, you can use QuickTime Pro,

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Adding Album Cover Art to iTunes

by Barbara J. Feldman September 21, 2005

The newest Apple iPods have color screens for displaying album cover art. To add cover art to your existing iTunes library, open iTunes and select an entire album (using the shift or control key to select multiple songs) and then right click to open the “Get Info” dialog box. Next open a browser window with […]

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BitTorrent

by Barbara J. Feldman June 7, 2005

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) software tool that distributes download bandwidth among those who are downloading. The problem with offering large files from your website is that a surge in traffic can crash your web server. BitTorrent rewards those that share their bandwidth by using cooperative distribution, also known as swarming downloads. With the rise […]

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