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Will Digital Video Formats Change?

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A New App Permissions Bugaboo: What Is The AuthToken Permission?

  Oooh, what a shocker: today’s Amazon Free App of the Day, Pivvot (note: it’s free today only, anyone reading this after 2/1/14 will find it’s no longer free), is being trashed in 1-star reviews by people who are claiming its permissions list proves it’s malware and/or spyware. Some of those hysterical, paranoid types are [… Read More]

Are Those Compact Speakers Any Good?

In a previous DMM post, What’s A Wireless Speaker, I talked about portable Bluetooth speakers: what they are, the basics of how they work, and their pros and cons. In this post, I’m looking at small, portable speakers in general. Many (maybe even most) portable speakers have Bluetooth wireless functionality built in, but that’s not [… Read More]

The Basics of Converting Audio CDs to MP3s

Let me state right up front: as the title of this post says, I’m about to address the BASICS of converting audio CDs to MP3s (also known as “ripping” CDs). While there are lots of software programs and tutorials you can get to provide you with lots of advanced options for organizing, labeling, sorting and converting [… Read More]

You Don’t Need An iPod To Listen To Podcasts

I guess it sorta makes sense that many people think podcasts are only for iPods, since it’s got “pod” right there in the name, but it’s not true. A podcast is just a regular ‘ol MP3 audio file, just the same as an MP3 song or album, and that means any device that’s capable of [… Read More]