As discs slowly succumb to the portable drive, rippers and burners have been forced to diversify. Merely ripping and burning well will lead to crashing and burning badly: customers want to see something tech-relevant. Corel's DVD Copy 6 focuses heavily on file format conversion, and for $50 it offers a wide range of source and target compatibility including iPods and PSPs.
Sony, recognizing that not everyone is ready for Blu-ray or HD-DVD, announced three new CD/DVD burners today. The 840 series of multiformat drives includes two external models--one a slim drive designed for portability--and an internal model.
The DRU-840A (internal) and DRX-840U (external) offer the same burn speeds:
20X DVD+/-R 12X DVD+/-R DL 12X DVD+RW 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
The DRU-840A is an ATAPI (EIDE) drive, while the DRX-840U is connected via USB 2.0 (or USB 1.1, with slower write speeds). Both drives come with Nero 7 Express for disc authoring and mastering. … Read more
FeedBurner has announced that both its Stats PRO and MyBrand services will be free from now on. This news is coming a little over a month after Google acquired FeedBurner at the end of May. I will admit that I was a little skeptical when Google bought FeedBurner as to how it would affect the actual service, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.
FeedBurner is a service for blog or Web site owners to keep track of who is subscribing to their RSS feeds. Users who sign up their blogs can keep track of readership statistics, along with where their content is being syndicated or linked to. FeedBurner also offers its services to Podcast creators, helping them keep track of how many people are subscribing to their shows.
In addition to a free service, FeedBurner also offers a pro version that gives more extensive statistics and is aimed primarily at advertisers and content owners who need a really detailed outline of … Read more