Caught somewhere between the melee of traditional radio and online music piracy lies Internet radio. There’s such a broad spectrum of radio stations now operating online from small hobby DJs broadcasting only a few hours a week to commercial operations live 24 hours a day.
Unfortunately, the entertainment industry has lurched towards ‘On Demand’ over the past few years. Paid services such as Netflix and widespread torrenting has left what could have been Generation Z’s version of old school pirate radio lying by the wayside.
However, Internet radio lives on. It is particularly prevalent among niche interests and alternative music scenes which simply aren’t covered by commercial organisations. Thousands of stations broadcast on their own dedicated websites and streaming services – often converting live shows into podcasts for those who forgot to tune in.
Radio Maximus is a new piece of Windows Software that offers a more powerful listening experience as well as tools to find, organise and store Internet radio stations and podcasts. There are dozens of competitors so I was interested to see what Radio Maximus could do differently – and what it could do better.
BitTorrent is an increasingly popular method of file sharing. Although it can be used for malicious purposes, it remains one of the fastest ways to transfer large files over the internet. Of course, in order to have a good experience while using the BitTorrent technology, it’s important to use a good client.
uTorrent is one of the most popular BitTorrent clients on the web and is raved about by just about anyone who has any experience with it.
Does it live up to its popularity? Let’s take a look and find out!
In this era of perpetual connectivity, it’s not hyperbole to say that a browser is the most important application on a phone. As a Windows phone user, I am not a big fan of IE as I find it just plain for my taste. As always, I was on the look out for a better browser for my Windows Phone.
I came across Beyond Browser in the Marketplace. Beyond browser is a web browser that is specifically designed for Windows Phone and the ratings weren’t bad either. Should you take the plunge as well? Let’s find out!
I really wanted to know what the fuss with the cloud was all about. And since we’re at the Windows portion of AppStorm, we’re taking a look today at SkyDrive, Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Drive and Apple’s iCloud.
But instead of trying the desktop app, I wanted to try out the mobile version because creating a usable, functional mobile app is that much more harder than creating one for the desktop. So let’s get started!
Google is one of my favorite web companies because of all the incredible free apps they offer. They are my go-to for email, calendar and photos, and now they are my first choice for online file storage.
After many months of its rumored existence, Google Drive was finally launched on April 24, 2012. Now that it’s been a little over a month, it’s time to see how Google Drive stacks up against its competitors.
Passwords remain a necessary evil. Necessary because almost every web site you want to use wants you to create an account and log in. Evil because anyone that gets your password can login to the site as you.
The problem is that a password must be easy for you to remember, but hard for someone else to guess or crack. Is Roboform the answer?
Back in December there was a brief flurry of excitement when a pre-release version of Facebook Messenger for Windows was leaked. Sadly the appearance of the software was short-lived and it wasn’t long before it disappeared again.
Three short months later, the app has been officially unveiled, and for anyone who just can’t get enough of the world’s most popular social network, it’s a seriously useful addition to the desktop.
The ability to communicate with each other is one of those areas that got revolutionized in the past few decades. Looking past email, instant messaging, or IMing, was definitely one of those things that was cool when I was growing up.
But are the IM clients from the last era any relevant now? Today, I’d like to take a look at Yahoo messenger.