Google Play Music gets smarter music recommendations
November 14, 2016 – 08:34 | No Comment
Google Play Music gets smarter music recommendations

Google Play Music (Android, iOS) is being revamped to deliver more intelligent context-sensitive playlists and recommendations.
The system now takes account of your location, what you’re likely to be doing and why you might be listening …

Generate soothing ambient soundscapes with Halotea Free
November 12, 2016 – 13:05 | No Comment
Generate soothing ambient soundscapes with Halotea Free

If you like some background noise while working on your PC then it can be tempting to play music, stream video, maybe just turn on the TV. But that can be distracting, and you might …

Nero 2017 adds HEVC support, 4K templates/ effects, 256-bit encryption
October 5, 2016 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Nero 2017 adds HEVC support, 4K templates/ effects, 256-bit encryption
Nero 2017 adds HEVC support, 4K templates/ effects, 256-bit encryption

Nero AG has unveiled its 2017 multimedia range, including Nero 2017 Platinum ($129.95), Nero 2017 Classic ($99.95), Nero Burning ROM 2017 ($49.95) and Nero Video 2017 ($49.95).
Top-of-the-range Nero 2017 Platinum gets support for playing, editing …

DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update
August 26, 2016 – 14:59 | Comments Off on DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update
DarkAudacity gives Audacity’s classic audio editor a UI update

DarkAudacity, a mildly redesigned branch of the classic open-source audio editor Audacity, has been released for Windows.
The package has no big technical changes or enhancements, and instead focuses on revamping the interface to simplify operations …

Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013
August 13, 2016 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013
Audio editor Wavosaur gets first update since 2013

Windows audio editor Wavosaur (and 64-bit edition) has just been updated to version 1.2, its first release for almost three years.
One handy new feature is real-time spectrum analysis. Click Tools > Spectrum Analysis, Display > …

VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 | Comments Off on VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements

VideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming …

View and edit music file tags with AudioShell
June 13, 2016 – 05:47 | Comments Off on View and edit music file tags with AudioShell
View and edit music file tags with AudioShell

AudioShell is a Windows Explorer extension which enables viewing and editing of ID3 and other tags.
You may be able to do some of this already, depending on your Windows version and other software you might …

Convert video, audio and images with File Converter
May 12, 2016 – 04:26 | Comments Off on Convert video, audio and images with File Converter
Convert video, audio and images with File Converter

File Converter is a lightweight tool for converting video, audio and image files from Explorer’s right-click menu.
There’s no system tray icon to get in your way, no bulky interface to navigate. Just right-click your selected …

AirFoil 5.0 adds multiple Bluetooth speaker support, speaker groups
February 19, 2016 – 09:22 | Comments Off on AirFoil 5.0 adds multiple Bluetooth speaker support, speaker groups
AirFoil 5.0 adds multiple Bluetooth speaker support, speaker groups

Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil for Windows 5.0 and Airfoil for Mac 5.0, a major new version of its tool for streaming audio from computers to supported networked devices, including AirPlay hardware such as Apple …

PDF Multitool 6.20 extracts audio, video from PDFs
January 28, 2016 – 06:10 | Comments Off on PDF Multitool 6.20 extracts audio, video from PDFs
PDF Multitool 6.20 extracts audio, video from PDFs

ByteScout’s do-everything freeware PDF Multitool has been updated to 6.20 with new options for extracting embedded audio and video from PDFs.
Smarter text extraction means the program does a better job of auto-detecting document tables and …

Automatically set your PC’s volume levels with SoundVolumeView
November 24, 2015 – 04:49 | Comments Off on Automatically set your PC’s volume levels with SoundVolumeView
Automatically set your PC’s volume levels with SoundVolumeView

Changing your baseline volume level in Windows is easy – click the speaker icon, spin the mouse wheel – but if you want to adjust the volume of some other device then it quickly gets …