Posted on November 24th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We’re thinking of buying one of Audio Technica’s latest turntables as a gift for our young relatives. LPs are so popular again that a rare version of Bob Dylan’s “Freewheelin'” has a starting bid of $100,000 on eBay.
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Posted on February 16th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Music, exercise and driving safety apps.
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Posted on February 8th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Most people who get audio books from Audible.com only listen to one or two, yet pay $25 a month for unlimited access to over 100,000 titles. AudioBooks.com has a much smaller library: just 25,000. But they’ve come out with $15 a month plan for one audio book at a time. If you only want a three month trial membership, Audible, at $7.49 a month, is still the better deal. After that, AudioBooks is cheaper.
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Posted on February 5th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Several years ago, Bob was browsing Amazon’s online music store and ended up putting two dozen classical CDs in the shopping cart. He planned to look the list over again before going to check-out. But Joy surprised him and just bought the whole batch. Yesterday, all of those CDs popped up online, ready to play from any computer, tablet or phone. Amazon’s new “AutoRip,” is a free service that automatically uploads any CD you bought from them, going all the way back to 1998. It puts the contents into your personal “Cloud Player” ready to stream online. We are more than slightly awed by this; just consider the amount of storage they must have. A playlist online is much easier […]
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Posted on February 1st, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
— Motorola has a new smart watch with enough features to keep a fitness buff humming. The “MotoACTV” is a GPS plus music player wrist watch that figures out which songs make you exercise harder and plays those more often. It does its figuring by monitoring your heart rate. It tells you how many calories you burned and your average workout pace. It uses Bluetooth to talk to you through a headset. It can also broadcast FM radio. It’s $250 for the 8 gigabyte version. — You can turn an Apple “Nano” music player into a wristwatch just by adding a strap. We saw some at Amazon for $23. They even had leather ones. If you use a leather strap […]
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Posted on July 23rd, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Spotify.com has free Internet radio that that listeners claim puts Pandora to shame. You can go to the website and get an invitation to sign on, though it’s still hasn’t officially launched. Spotify has been described as a magical version of iTunes where you’ve already bought the whole library.
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Posted on May 18th, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Wolfram Tones” is a free music-making app from Wolfram, maker of the high-end sophisticated calculating program “Mathematica.” You can use it from any computer or gadget that’s connected to the Internet.
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Posted on November 1st, 2010 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Music files, podcasts, audio books and online radio can play through your stereo instead of the speakers on your laptop with the $69 Orb.
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Posted on July 16th, 2010 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
FriendlyMusic.com charges $2 for music that can legally be used with YouTube videos.
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Posted on June 4th, 2010 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Video, music, and photo editing, disc burning and backup tools. A “smart start” button helps us find our way through it all.
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