Although delivered a month late, Apple has finally shipped the complete cloud integrated version of iTunes. This includes iTunes Match, a much awaited feature allowing both online streaming of music and â€œupgradingâ€ library content from the iTunes Store. Here’s how to upgrade your old low bit rate MP3 files with high quality 256 bit AAC replacements from Apple’s server.
I’ve been waiting on a Mac Mini to replace my sluggish and crash-prone Firefly/NSLU2 home music and file server, and Apple finally delivered the goods today, after leaving us in the lurch at Macworld 2009! I’ve placed my order for a base-model Mac Mini, and look forward to using Apple’s iPhone Remote with the Airport […]
Amazon.com Widgets Amazon just surprised me with a $5 credit for their mp3 download store, and you can get one too! It turns out that they’re running a promotion through Christmas – spend $25 on music CDs or electronics (in a single order) and you get a $5 credit for mp3 downloads. Sadly, it’s only […]
I know this will sound like an ad, but please don’t take it that way. I love Amazon’s selection of MP3 downloads – they’re DRM-free and uniformly cheaper than iTunes. And the company has a download app that integrates nicely with iTunes (unlike the eternally-borken Emusic manager). I was surprised this morning with an email […]
So yesterday we finished ripping our entire CD collection – we’ve now completed our switch to digital music at home. It’s done. It amuses me to think of the statistics: We have 11,284 tracks stored, including 279 Christmas songs and 549 kids songs! Most songs were ripped using LAME at the VBR3 setting in joint […]