I have had a while now to experience some of the improved features in Windows 7 more intimately. One of my favorite past times on the PC of course is listening to music. I would describe my collection as mostly Popular music with numerous Rhythm and Blues selections. I do listen Rock and Alternative but not too aggressively. Windows Media Player 12 is not a drastic departure from version 11, it adds nice enhancements that make's engaging with your music more fun. Lets take a look..
Yesterday Zecter Inc. opened up their very interesting cloud storage service called Zumodrive to public beta users. Zumodrive, which has been in private beta for some time, is a cloud based storage service with a few additional tricks up its sleeve. "Cloud Storage that Feels Local" says the their homepage.
SanDisk is teaming up with major recording labels and retailers to sell music on MicroSD cards. The "slotMusic" MicroSD cards will come pre-loaded with DRM-free albums in MP3 format, album art, liner notes and videos on select albums.
Midomi can track down almost any song by listening to your singing or humming and matching your voice to those of its users. Just fire up Midomi.com and sing to your notebook to get started.
The beauty of this system is you can be a horrible singer and still find what you're looking for.
The music industry is serious about stopping illegal music downloads. In the first trial to challenge illegal music downloads, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered $220,000 dollars for sharing 24 songs via Kazaa.
Amazon announced the Beta release of Amazon MP3, a new music download service that features DRM-free tracks and albums. The service can save music fans some money and offers flexibility not found many popular music services.
Apple revamped its entire line of iPods today. The company announced the iPod Touch, an iPhone minus the phone, and updated the Nano, Shuffle and iPod Video. The iPod Touch features the same touchscreen as the iPhone and WiFi for web browsing and purchasing songs wirelessly. All of the iPods, except for the Shuffle, have an extensively redesigned interface.
Apple's launched iTunes PlusÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚ÂDRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding- for $1.29 per song. iTunes Plus is launching with EMIÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s digital catalog of recordings, including singles and albums from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Joss Stone and Pink Floyd.