Cord Cutting 2016 Update

September 21, 2016

In case you haven’t heard the term, cord cutting refers to cancelling your cable/satellite TV service and using an alternative Internet based approach. We’ve done several articles on this subject over the years, but because it’s always changing, it’s time for another update. This all stems from my own experience cutting the cord many years […]


Why Go Digital With Your Media?

July 9, 2014

When I was a teenager we didn’t have CDs. We had records and we had cassette tapes. 8-track came and went and didn’t last very long. You could purchase your music on record or cassette, but I would always purchase records and record them to my own blank cassette tapes and listen to them on […]


Computers, the Internet, and Music

August 26, 2011

When I was a kid, we had records. You had the album, also known as an LP (Long Play), which was a disk about the size of a dinner plate. You played it on a record player. The album could hold about 25 minutes on each side. You also had the 45 or the single. […]


Google Versus Apple

July 14, 2011

Google Versus Apple Apple and Microsoft have been battling it out since the two companies were formed. In the world of computers, Microsoft has been the clear winner for a very long time. However, computers are not the only market where the two companies compete. Two other big areas are portable audio and cell phones. […]



May 27, 2011

If you have a digital camera and you have ever looked at the contents or manually moved pictures from a memory card to your computer, you have no doubt noticed that the pictures are always under a folder called DCIM. Doesn’t matter what brand of camera you have. They all put pictures in a folder […]


How to Load Music Onto Your PC From CD’s

October 8, 2010

Computers are great for music. When you play music on your computer, the music either has to be coming in over the network or Internet, or the music has to already be loaded on your computer. In previous articles we talked about how to play music that is on the web. Today we are going […]


PC’s are Great for Music

June 18, 2010

PC’s are great for music! We’ve already covered in a previous article about playing music off of the internet. But what about music that is actually on your computer? There are several ways music can get onto your computer. If you have CD’s, you can rip your CD’s. Ripping a CD is the process of […]


Can I Cancel Cable TV?

October 19, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I would love to cancel my Cable TV and just use a computer and the internet to get programming. Preferably free. It seems like we are getting closer to that, but how close are we? We’ve done articles in this newsletter about Home Theater PC’s. In case you missed […]


Streaming Versus Downloading Media

September 18, 2009

  When you access music and video over the internet, there are basically 2 ways you can get the content. Some content is streamed to your computer while other content is downloaded. It’s a good idea to understand the difference, so we are going to try and explain it in this article. Actually, you probably […]


Changes at Pandora

July 16, 2009

If you listen to music on, you know what a great service it is. If you have never tried Pandora, it’s unique. You enter an artist or song, and it will play that music, and similar music. Of course, you need a high-speed internet connection. The cool thing about Pandora is that you can […]