12 Results for

ALAC

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Apple's lossless audio format goes open source

Apple's lossless encoder and decoder has gone open source, 7 years after it was introduced to let users rip CD-quality music into files that could be archived.

By Oct. 28, 2011

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What's up with Neil Young's Pono high-resolution music system?

We've heard about Pono for years, and now the promised 2014 launch has been postponed.

By Oct. 19, 2013

Editors' Take

PonoPlayer

After years of speculation, Neil Young's Pono device has finally appeared on Kickstarter, but what makes it different from a smartphone? CNET takes a closer look at this device and tells you what you need to know.

By Mar. 13, 2014

MSRP: $399.00

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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By Oct. 18, 2012

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FiiO's nifty $200 portable high-resolution music player is a knockout

The Audiophiliac spends some quality time with FiiO's little X3, an awesome 192kHz/24-bit music player/headphone amplifier; it also sounds sweet with MP3s.

By Sep. 7, 2013

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Streaming-audio app Play-Fi takes on Sonos and AirPlay

Play-Fi is the newest home streaming standard and could give Sonos and AirPlay a run for their money, promising wider manufacturer support and hi-res playback.

By Sep. 24, 2013

Review

Phorus PS1 Speaker

With lackluster sound quality, limited app support, and unreliable connectivity, there's little reason to choose the Phorus PS1 wireless audio speaker over the superior Sonos Play:1.

By Oct. 22, 2013

2.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 22, 2013
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iPhone OS 2.2.1 Released: Undocumented Fixes

Apple has released iPhone OS 2.2.1, a minor update to the device's firmware and operating system. Apple's release notes state only that the update increases the stability of Safari and resolves a problem in which images saved from Mail do not display corr

By Jan. 27, 2009

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iTunes Match vs. Amazon Cloud Player: What's the better option?

CNET's Donald Bell compares Apple's iTunes Match cloud music service to Amazon's Cloud Player, recently updated with scan and match song identification and a paid tier with a 250,000-song limit.

By Aug. 2, 2012

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The 404 935: Where vampire power sucks (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 podcast: ALAC codec goes open source, HP pivots PC unit AGAIN, McRib McFibs, jailbroken iPhone 4S, pirates hit Modern Warfare 3, and behold: the podcast revolution!

By Oct. 28, 2011