01/05/2014, The format of music has been evolving over the years, from wax cylinders back in the day, to the CD format, and now the digital format, but could the digital format be peaking? Well according to a report from Billboard, it would seem as though digital music sales have seen a slight dip in 2013, which is a pretty big deal considering that this is the first time that digital […]
10/05/2012, Complicated legal systems and copyright laws put aside, on a basic level it makes sense to think that if you were to purchase an item, it would be yours to do as you see fit which includes reselling it, right? That’s pretty much how websites such as eBay and Craigslist work where people put up second hand (and brand new) items for sale. However when it comes to digital goods, […]
05/31/2012, Life is all about firsts, isn’t it? The first son, the first daughter, the first kiss, the first car, the first wife…all right, let’s not go there, but you get the picture. Digital music sales, for all intents and purposes, has been lagging behind CD sales all this time – until 2012, that is. For the first time in history, digital music sales have finally overtaken revenues from CDs as […]
05/30/2012, Moving on with the times, the word ‘grill’ no longer means a piece of equipment that you use to cook meat in a certain way, and neither does it signify a verb. In fact, ‘grills’ these days can be referred to what rappers wear on their teeth – which is basically a gold or platinum piece of jewellery. I suppose it has something to do with the kind of wealth […]
04/05/2012, Audio files come in many different formats, but it looks like Canadian musician, Neil Young, is looking to shake things up a bit with audio formats of his own. This was revealed by Rolling Stone who discovered a series of trademarks filed by Young for potential names of a new audio format that the musician is creating. Given that Young is one of the legendary musicians of our time, it’s […]
02/08/2012, Back in the days where music did not make the jump to the digital format in a widespread manner, you could sell your old CDs to another person to raise some money for another cause, but with the advent of MP3 files, is it possible to sell an MP3 file to another? There is a truly unique website which allows one to sell pre-loved digital music files, and recently had […]
10/24/2011, Previously we had reported on a piece of news that suggested that Google was working on an music store of their own. This was later confirmed by Andy Rubin himself several days later, where he suggested that this won’t be just any ordinary music store, but there will be a unique “twist” to the entire affair. As to its availability, all he had to say was that it was coming […]
10/13/2011, Google might want to further expand their cloud music service that currently sports some rather limited capabilities, where the Internet search giant is negotiating with major record labels in order to expand that service, in addition to opening an MP3 store which will possibly compete with Apple and Amazon – although the success of it might have results that aren’t exactly going to increase the bottom line of Google’s revenues.
10/12/2011, I have yet to meet a person who found Kung Fu Panda to be a turn off, so it either is one universally appealing cartoon character, or I do not know enough people – I suspect it is the latter, but I digress. If you happen to be a fan of Kung Fu Panda, then you would definitely be pleased to hear (pun not intended as you can soon tell) […]
09/09/2011, Bose and Apple seem to go hand in hand, with Apple retail stores and its online store displaying many of Bose’s products that range from earphones to headphones and computer speakers. As harmonious as their relationship may seem, it looks like Bose may have plans to take on Apple’s AirPlay and Sonos in terms of wireless streaming of music to speakers.
08/24/2011, Sandisk is introducing the Sansa Clip Zip, an uber-small “sub $50″ MP3 player that has 4GB ($49.99) or 8GB ($69.99), which can be further extended with a microSD card (32GB). When fully loaded on the storage side, it can contain 8000 songs, which is *a lot*, especially if you paid for all these MP3s The Sansa Clip Zip has a 1.1″ color screen that powers the user interface. This is […]
08/09/2011, Bad news for folks who purchase their MP3s from Wal-Mart. The world’s largest retailer chain will stop its MP3 business by the end of this month, August 29th. The company didn’t give a reason for ending the sales of MP3s other than saying it was a “business decision.” Wal-Mart’s MP3 business began back in 2003 when the company decided to compete against Apple’s iTunes. Since then the number of competitors […]
07/19/2011, There are so many external speaker solutions available on the market at the moment to let you blast pump up the volume of your iPod when you’re listening to music, but how many of them actually let you listen to music while you’re chilling out in a swimming pool? The WATER ROCKER from ION lets you do just that. It is made up of two components – a transmitter and […]
07/12/2011, The thing about portable media players is that they tend to rely on the use of headphones/earphones, which is great when used in loud and noisy environments, but it could potentially damage your hearing, especially if you’re the type that likes to listen to their music super loud.