Monday, October 26, 2009

Grab Music from MP3 blogs using Peel

The MP3 blogs are a great boon for music lovers! These blogs are a great way to download songs ,discover new music and encourages struggling and new artists to make a name for themselves.
Well,you love the MP3 blogs,but then,you do not want to go to those blogs everyday to download the music .So what do you do? Download a program called Peel .

What is Peel? Peel is a cool Mac-only program that allows  you to grab the MP3s from MP3 blogs, lets you preview and download the files as well. You can also add them to iTunes and subscribe to blogs for songs. It’s like an RSS reader just for MP3s.

First,you have to  subscribe to MP3 blogs and Peel will check out the songs in the blog for you! You can listen to them by using the play/pause button at the top of the window just like in iTunes or by double clicking the file . If you want the file, you can download the song by clicking the download  arrow icon. You can even visit the website of the blog by launching your browser from within Peel.

Adding Files to iTunes

The songs can be automatically added to iTunes when you download them or you can download the songs  to your desktop or documents folder  and then add them maually to
It’s simple to use and costs $14.95.There is a trial period of 25 days.
You can download Peel from here.( )

Note: Sorry PC users, Peel is a Mac-only program.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Create Three Columns to Blogger Footer Section

Yes, the default Blogger template has only one column footer, but then, you would have noticed that many blogs and websites have  three columns footer. The advantages are that :

    * You will have more space for additional widgets and gadgets.
    * If you position all the bigger gadgets at the footer section, the main content will load faster.

It's a breeze to apply  three columns footer to your Blogger template!

Just follow these 5 simple steps:

Go to Layout > Edit HTML . Back-up your existing blog. Check out these tutorials if you are unsure of the procedure.

Remove all widgets and gadgets from the footer section. You can even drag and drop those widgets from the footer section to the sidebars. You can put it back at the footer after you are done.

Step 3:
First, locate <b:section class='footer' id='footer'/>
Replace the entire line with the following code-

<div id='footer-column-container'>

        <div id='footer2' style='width: 30%; float: left; margin:0; text-align: left;'>

            <b:section class='footer-column' id='col1' preferred='yes' style='float:left;'/>

        <div id='footer3' style='width: 40%; float: left; margin:0; text-align: left;'>
            <b:section class='footer-column' id='col2' preferred='yes' style='float:left;'/>

        <div id='footer4' style='width: 30%; float: right; margin:0; text-align: left;'>

            <b:section class='footer-column' id='col3' preferred='yes' style='float:right;'/>

<div style='clear:both;'/>
<hr align='center' color='#5d5d54' width='90%'/></p>
<div id='footer-bottom' style='text-align: center; padding: 10px; text-transform: lowercase;'>

<b:section class='footer' id='col-bottom' preferred='yes'>
<b:widget id='Text2' locked='false' title='' type='Text'/>

<div style='clear:both;'/>


Preview and Save the template.

Step 4.
Next,you have to add a small code again to hold all the footer columns, so that the widgets don't get pushed beneath each other when you add them later. Go to Edit HTML again and search for </b:skin> tag.
Immediately before </b:skin> tag add the following lines of code:

#footer-column-container {

.footer-column {
padding: 10px;

Step 5:
Finally, click the  Save Template button to save the whole modified code. 

That’s it! Done! Now, your blog has three columns in the footer section! Have fun adding more widgets to your blog! :)

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Top 4 Music Download Services

There are many MP3 music download sites available on the net where you can download MP3 music for your iPod and MP3 players. But then, the following are the top 4 music download service sites for your ipod/iphone.

 1.     iTunes Store

Itunes store is still the best. The iTunes Store has the largest collection of music, TV shows, movies, or podcasts and continues to add cool new features like iTunes Movie Rentals  and the integration of the store with the iPod / iPhone

2. AmazonMP3

A new entry to this category, AmazonMP3 gives iTunes a real challenge. It has music downloads for any device and the music downloads instantly and automatically to iTunes and Windows Media player. You have to install their Amazon MP3 Downloader before your first purchase and makes downloading songs fast and easy. Above all they have a free song a day offer which you can download for free!

3. eMusic 

EMusic has been in this space for a long time and offers DRM-free music at good prices. They are the  first service to sell audiobooks in MP3 in 2007. You can listen and download a free track every day. Their music is  guaranteed to work on any MP3 Player including the iPod and Zune. Their eMusic discovery toolbar makes it easy for you to go to any category on their site- free music, streaming radio, browse music etc.

4. Napster  

Napster was once the rage of the digital, free-music revolution. This subscription-based legal file-sharing service, also offers an MP3 store a la iTunes and AmazonMP3.They offer a Napster To Go subscription which allows you to transfer unlimited music to music-enabled cell phones as well.Unfortunately, iPod and Zune players are not compatible with Napster To Go. But then,Napster To Go tracks can be downloaded on up to 3 PCs and transferred to 3 portable music players or phones.And while Napster offers a similar catalog to those other popular sites, its user interface is difficult and it has no features to tempt users away from the market leaders.

For more details check out their websites! Have fun downloading mp3 and adding up your music collection!
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

iTunes 9’s Home Sharing Feature

ITunes 9 offers a new feature called Home Sharing. Home Sharing allows you to share the songs and movies that you buy, with up to five authorized computers in your house. But then, all the five machines must be on the same home network and tied to the same iTunes account. This keeps you and your family from sharing music but it doesn't support sharing between home and office computers. Still, this is way better than what we had!

You can drag songs from one library to another and new purchases can also be automatically copied across multiple machines. This solves the problem of needing to make all your iTunes buys on a single piece of hardware. Now you will also be able to store your collections on the larger hard drive and copy, to and from your laptop or wherever, as you wish!

 Moreover, itunes9 also makes it possible for you to arrange your iPhone's home application menu screens with applications you use most often.

Thus, in terms of convenience, Home Sharing is a great boon for current iTunes users! Enjoy iTunes9! Read more Entry>>

Monday, October 5, 2009

Create iTunes Account Without a Credit Card

ITunes  is the program that Apple offers, for you to buy and store your songs, podcasts, movies and audio books. It allows you to synch with your iPod and iPhone as well. Thus,it is a good idea to have an account with the itunes store.

If you do not want to use your credit card to create an account in iTunes store, fine..don’t! But then, Apple requires you to have some form of payment on hand while creating an iTunes account because Apple would want to bill you for any commercial content you may buy. Even though you can download loads of free content at the iTunes Store, you can buy content as well! Thus you do need an account.

If you don’t have a credit card or do not want to use your credit card , you can use a PayPal account. You can choose to have your purchases billed to that account instead .You can register for free here and create an account with just your email id.You will be able to do all your transactions through PayPal.

Can you create an iTunes account with an iTunes Gift Card? Well, no. That’s because, iTunes Store doesn’t prevent you from buying content worth more than the value of your gift card and it would want to bill you for the extra amount. However, you can add a gift card to your iTunes account.

So, create a PayPal account and go about purchasing stuff from iTunes without using your credit card!
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Apple debuts iTunes 9

Apple has release of the latest version of its media management and sales program, iTunes Version 9. ITunes 9 has added support for iTunes LP, a redesigned iTunes Store, new iPods, integration with social networking systems like Facebook and Twitter, and more.

Itunes 9’s new features include:
  • A redesigned iTunes Store
  • Allows Facebook and Twitter integration so that users can post media links to those social media services
  • Syncing options for iPod and iPhone have been improved.
  • Upgraded management of movies and App Store programs on the desktop as well and not just on the iPhone or iPod
  • You can re-arrange the iPhone or iPod touch homescreen from the desktop and on the device too.
  • An add on to the iTunes Genius feature  called Genius Mixes  to create great playlists
  • Simple and easy method of sharing media between computers in the same house.
  • Extras content for movies from the iTunes Store
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