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4 Ways to Backup Your Music

If you currently store all your digital music on a computer or portable media player, and haven't backed it up yet, then you run the risk of loosing it. Find out the different ways you can safely store your digital music for disaster recovery by reading our guide on media storage solutions.

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iTunes Store Allowance: Stay in Control of Your Kid's Spending

iTunes Allowance Screen

Did you know that you can restrict how much credit kids can use every month on the iTunes Store? Using your existing iTunes account you can set up an iTunes allowance so they can purchase songs, apps, audiobooks, videos, and more without you worrying about the cost.

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What is FairPlay DRM?

FairPlay is a copy protection system that is used by Apple to encrypt some of the content on its iTunes Store. Thankfully digital music from the iTunes Store no longer comes shackled with FairPlay, but you may still have songs in your library that are DRM'd. To find out more, including how you can convert any copy protected iTunes songs you may have, read this short article on FairPlay.

What is The Analog Hole?

What has the analog hole got to do with digital music you may ask? After all, it has the word 'analog' in it for a start, so what possible link could there be? To find out what it is and how it is exploited to circumvent DRM copy protection, read this short definition article.

Amazon Prime Music Frequently Asked Questions

You may have heard of Amazon Prime Music, but what type of service is it? Has it got something to do with Amazon's MP3 download store or is it a streaming music service? To find out more, we've put together an FAQ article on Amazon Prime Music that explains what this service has to offer and how you can use it.

How to Change, Suspend, or Cancel an iTunes Store Allowance

Setting up an iTunes Store allowance can be useful for controlling how much your kids spend on digital music and other content on the iTunes Store. However, what if you need to change the amount you send to their accounts every month? Or want to cancel altogether? This guide shows you how to use iTunes 11 to change individual allowances including how to suspend or permanently delete ones that are no longer needed.

How to Update or Remove a Credit Card Using iTunes 11

Changing or removing the credit card details linked to your iTunes account is sometimes necessary. You may for example want to change to another credit card, enter a new card, or want to completely remove all payment information to make your iTunes account more secure. What ever the reason, this tutorial will show you how to easily do this using the iTunes software.

Songza Frequently Asked Questions

Songza is a personalized Internet radio service that boasts an intelligent way of using playlists in order to give you the right music at the right time. But, is it any different to the services you may already by using such as Pandora Radio, Slacker Radio, or Rdio? To find out the answer, plus more information on how you can use it, read this Songza frequently asked questions article for the lowdown.

Syncing iTunes Songs to an Android Phone

The iTunes software only supports the syncing of content to an Apple device like the iPhone. So, transferring music from your iTunes library to an Android device might sound like an impossible feat. However, in this tutorial we'll show you how to get your iTunes songs onto your Android phone in no time at all.

How to Recover a Deleted Spotify Playlist

If you have accidentally (or purposefully) deleted one of your Spotify playlists and want it back, then you'd think that the chances of recovery are pretty non-existent. However, there's a way to bring Playlists back from the abyss without having to start from scratch. This tutorial will show you how to use your account to restore playlists (that may have been deleted months ago) so they can be used once again in your Spotify music library.

Audacity Tutorial: How to Change a Song's Speed Without Affecting its Pitch

If you want to learn the lyrics to a new song (or play the music on an instrument), it can be useful to change the speed of a recording. However, simply altering the playback speed of a digital audio file will also affect its pitch. To solve this problem, you need to use a technique called, time stretching. To find out how to do this in Audacity, read this step-by-step tutorial.

What is S/PDIF?

You may have heard of the S/PDIF format. In fact, your computer / laptop might even have this facility. But, what does this acronym stand for? And, is it worth using for listening to your digital music library?

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