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Rdio upgrades entire catalog to AAC and 320kbs streaming

The streaming service has converted all of its 30 million-strong catalog to AAC format, offering different quality bitrates up to 320kbps for users to choose from.

By October 16, 2014


Does it still make sense to buy music?

Why deal with all the hassles of buying and maintaining a music library when you can get nearly everything you want online, sometimes even for free?

By April 11, 2013


AAC audio without the Apple

Take a look at a selection of non-iPod MP3 players that support the AAC audio format.

By October 6, 2010


Does it still make sense to buy CDs?

Now that DRM is a thing of the past, MP3 downloads are cheap, and streaming options are everywhere, do CDs still have a place in the world?

By February 14, 2012


Leaner, less power-hungry PS3 debuts in Japan

Sony lifts the curtain on a hardware revision of the PS3 "slim" with several improvements.

By June 20, 2011


Component video is missing or crippled on 2011 Blu-ray players: Here's why

Many 2011 Blu-ray players will lack component video outputs and even if they have them, they'll be limited to standard-definition signals, thanks to outdated copyright protection rules.

By March 17, 2011


Blu-ray set to hobble component outputs with standard-def picture

It's soon going to be much more difficult to use the Blu-ray player you paid for to do the things you thought it could do when you bought it. We're outraged, and here's why.

By January 31, 2011


iPod alternatives for iTunes Plus AAC

Think the iPod is the only MP3 player that can handle the iTunes Plus music format? Think again. Donald Bell shows off six iPod alternatives that work with iTunes DRM-free AAC files.

By January 21, 2009


How to convert AAC to MP3

These two step-by-step guides will show you how to convert AAC files into MP3 format. Includes one how-to for the budget conscious, and another for the lazy.

By November 13, 2008


How to convert AAC to MP3 the easy way

Using screen shots and text, this step-by-step tutorial will show you how to convert your AAC files to MP3s without spending your valuable time filling in ID3 tag info.

5 Images By November 13, 2008