The end of an era as Winamp shuts down

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It's time to give Winamp some love one last time. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. It's time to say farewell to the music software Winamp because in one month on December 20th, the software will no longer be available to download from winamp.com. Winamp was extremely popular for playing MP3s and digital music in the late '90s and early 2000's. AOL bought Winamp for $80 million in 1999 but overtime, software like iTunes just overshadowed it. The program still had a following. There's even an Android app that has been downloaded more than 10 million times. But regardless of how many people liked using it, AOL is pulling the plug. The software will still work after December 20th but now is your last chance to download a copy. Windows phone users tend to be the last to get popular apps bur finally, some big names are hitting the Windows app store including the traffic app Waze and the photo sharing app Instagram. Vine also arrived last week which shares very short video clips. Instagram has its own video sharing feature but it's not yet on the Windows app. So, not only did Windows users have to wait a few years for Instagram, it doesn't have all the features yet. It's still in beta. Other popular apps that are coming to the Windows phone include the money managing tool Mint, the news magazine app Flipboard and the game Temple Run 2. Pinterest has a brand new tool instead of just collecting links and images on a pin board. You can now tag it to a place on a map to help you plan a trip and highlight interesting spots. These place pins make it easy to make a to-do-list for weekend activities or travel and Pinterest partnered with services like OpenTable, Trulia and Booking.com, to automatically include bits of info on each location. But it seems they may have some first day bugs to fix because I had trouble getting this to work. Microsoft added new features to its SkyDrive cloud storage app for iPads and iPhones. Users can automatically back up their photos that are taken on the iPhone to SkyDrive. This can already be done on Windows but now iPhones get the perk as well. If someone on your holiday shopping list hates Google, then Microsoft has just the gift for them. The Microsoft store is now selling anti-Google gear as part of its latest push of the Scroogled campaign. Stressing that Google is watching you all the time and collecting data on you. There are coffee mugs, shirts, hats and hoodies, but I think you must really have to hate Google to pay Microsoft 25 bucks for that hoodie. And of course, let's just ignore the fact that Microsoft behaves very similar to Google and also looks at user data to make money. That's your tech news update but you can get more details on the show blog CNET.com/update and follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.

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