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Latest Audio Opinion

  • Opinion: Yahoo's making sitcoms? Here are 6 sure-fire comedy pitches

    Forget about TV networks like NBC and CBS. Binge-watching original programming on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu? Yesterday's news. No, when it comes to seeking out entertainment, the forward-thinking TV viewer living on the bleeding edge of technology will fire up their web browser and surf over to Yahoo and its smorgasbord of original programming.

  • Opinion: Google bakes Chromecast-style Sonos support into Play Music

    On Thursday morning, Sonos and Google announced a duet made in streaming music heaven: Deep, intertwined Google Play Music and Sonos home audio equipment integration.

  • Opinion: HBO Go a no-show for Game of Thrones premiere

    HBO Go has now suffered back-to-back outages for major events, as servers crashed during the Game of Thrones premiere on Sunday night.

  • Opinion: Songza's new weather-based playlists will have you singing in the rain

    Streaming music service Songza has always tried to pick the right songs for your mood, but until now it hasn't been able to factor in the weather.

  • Opinion: Netflix hacks up a sleep detector to pause while you snooze

    Falling asleep to a movie on Netflix is a wonderful feeling, but one that can turn to frustration the next day as you try to figure out where you left off.

  • Opinion: The Oscars will be streaming, but big restrictions apply

    ABC will live stream the Academy Awards for the first time on March 2, but plenty of viewers will be left out of the festivities.

  • Opinion: How to stream the Olympic Winter Games

    The XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, kicks off on Thursday, and you'll surely want to tune in for some of the action. Skeleton toboggans? Check. Jamaican bobsled team? Yeah mon. And did you see the Norwegian men's curling team's uniforms? I'm so there.

  • Opinion: Auto-tune your karaoke sessions with Singtrix

    Karaoke is incredibly fun--if you can sing. Actually, it's fun either way, but the vocally challenged among us (myself included) could use a little push to get up on stage. And since you can't hog the mic all night, wouldn't it be nice if other people's crooning magically sounded better too?

  • Opinion: How to buy the right sound bar to go with your TV

    Your HDTV has crappy speakers. Don't feel bad, they all do. There's only so much they can do in that thin enclosure with a tiny bezel around the screen. It's easy to get great sound in your living room, though. All you have to do is buy a receiver, a center channel speaker, a subwoofer, front and surround speakers. Then you take a bunch of speaker wire, and run it from your receiver...

  • Opinion: Sonar X3's third fix is the charm

    Sonar X3 is a high-end audio recording application that's recently experienced what's known in the software business as an Oracle-style release. That's when you take the customer's money, ship them what is essentially a buggy beta, then strive to fix things and update them as fast as you can. This was the MO for Oracle (and others less well-known) for years early on, hence the name.

  • Opinion: Can this music app boost your brain power? Neuroscientists aren't so sure

    We're all familiar with the 3 o'clock slump: the time toward the end of the workday when your mind gets fuzzy, and concentrating is nearly impossible. While some people reach for another cup of coffee to combat fatigue and avoid another Buzzfeed black hole, other people believe that there's a better, caffeine-free way to boost concentration: music.

  • Opinion: Rename iTunes Radio stations and find missing podcasts

    With a new iOS version and new iPhone hardware comes an updated version of iTunes. This week's column covers a problem with missing podcasts in iTunes 11.1 and explains how to change the names of iTunes Radio stations. And because the best way to keep your iTunes library organized is to make sure your tags are correct--if they're not consistent, you'll have trouble finding music and other content when you want to play something--I also address a number of questions about tags.

  • Opinion: 4 ways Amazon can fix its crummy Cloud Player

    The biggest failing of Apple's iTunes Match is its 25,000-track limit. (It has others, to be sure.) Apple gives you no control over which tracks you store in the cloud, nor does it offer an option to pay more for additional storage. If you're a music fan with a large library, you have to perform a frustrating dance to create a secondary iTunes library, or simply remove items from your main library, to get under the limit.

  • Opinion: Restoring a "bricked" Apple TV

    Reader Drew Isaacs is unhappy with the latest Apple TV update. He writes:

  • Opinion: 3DGo streams 3D movies you might actually want to watch

    I admit it--I own a 3DTV. Well, to be more accurate, I bought a Samsung HDTV with the right blend of features and price that just happened to also have 3D support. But like many people who've made such a purchase, I haven't even taken the glasses out of the box.

  • Opinion: Sort artists by last name and find missing digital booklets

    This week's column is a grab bag, where I look at a number of interesting questions about Genius, sorting albums by an artist's last name, finding digital booklets in your iTunes library, and more.

  • Opinion: Better 3D TV and best premium headphones

    The future is bright for our eyes and ears, as the BBC improves the quality of its 3D broadcasts and premium headphones are tuned for sound.

  • Opinion: Of cross-fades and combined tracks

    In this week's column, I look at a few very different topics. One common question I get is about the iTunes Store and sending gifts to other countries; another concerns joining two music files to make one; and I also explain how you can cross-fade songs on an iOS device.

  • Opinion: Make Windows Media Player the default audio player in Windows 8

    Like many Windows 8 users, I spend most of my time using Desktop mode, which affords me a more Windows 7-like experience.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Gently down the stream

    Apple's radio scheme is good money, iOS 7's colors have historical precedent, and Cupertino's latest ad campaign gets a knock from some expected corners. The remainders for Thursday, June 27, 2013 are but a dream.

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