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All posts tagged "audio streaming"

  • Apple Music’s opening hours: great sounds, smooth streaming, minor faults

    The wait for Apple Music yesterday was excruciatingly long. Now that it's here, it's not doing badly in its first 24 hours of use. Though it has features one can do without, it's really great in most respects. Much like a marathon, the first few hours have been great, but it's how things pan out in the long run that really matters. At first glance, one of the most impressive things about Apple Music is how it seamlessly integrates with the existing iTunes playlist. iTunes has always simplistic and the arrival of Apple Music to its nest does not ruin...

  • 12 predictions for the web

    IBM Chairman Thomas Watson famously predicted in 1943: "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." In the same decade the magazine Popular Mechanics also weighed in, predicting that "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." Even Microsoft founder Bill Gates predicted in 1981 that for computer memory,"640K ought to be enough for anybody." Computers now come standard with more than 3000 times that....

  • Audio streaming online: Dare to Stream

    Radio “streaming” may draw in a surprising amount of listeners, but the business prospects have yet to evolve. Matthew Buckland considers the current landscape and future prospects of the net’s audio capabilities. Thanks to the world wide web, regional and national South African radio stations have become, in a sense, worldwide broadcasters. Stations like 5FM or Joburg’s 94.7 Highveld Stereo can now be picked up, via the net, anywhere from Khayelitsha to...