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    Microsoft updates Zune with new social aspects

    So you thought M/S might do something good for a change? Think again after you read below. They are thinking about putting copyright checkinjg patch in this new item to track bit torrent, etc. Ha-ha. Just what everyone needs.

    Microsoft updates Zune with new social aspects

    7 May 2008 13:05 by Dave "Davedough" Horvath
    Trying everything in its power to catch up to the market leading Apple iPod, Microsoft has released a new update for their Zune player that attempts to bring more social aspects into music file sharing. The portable media player received yesterday an update that allows users to download the last nine songs played by their friends as well as up to nine songs flagged by their friends as favorites.

    This update to the Zune software that synchronizes the player with a person's music library on the PC and Microsoft's own Zune Marketplace is a clear indication that Microsoft hopes to snag a bit of that market share away from Apple. They feel that building a social network with these media players will attract more customers to their side of the fence. Last November, Microsoft launched the website Zune Social where users could browse each other's playlists and share opinions on the songs and bands contained. This update is the next step in that evolution.

    In order for users to trade songs with one another, they need to subscribe to Microsoft's mobile music service called Zune Pass. This service costs $14.99 per month and allows the user to download any of the 3.5 million songs in Microsoft's library to their Zune. A contrasting payment policy when viewed against Apple's $.99 per track option.

    Of course many researchers believe that Apple's dominance in the portable media player market is far too strong for any real competition to be formed. Only time will tell if Microsoft's new direction takes away any of Apple's 71% market share.


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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    This is why Im happy with Creative Zens. I hate this stupid Apple/Microsoft product war.



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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    I guess I'm missing it ... what's the problem here?


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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    A secondary story says M/S more than likely will eventually track all software for copyright protection. If you download Heroes from bit torrent from your buddies, their big whistle blows and you are in trouble. If you stick to buying music off the internet through their service no problem. Just depends on how you use the device. It may turn out to be a Gestapo reporting device....Go Zen.


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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    A secondary story says M/S more than likely will eventually track all software for copyright protection. If you download Heroes from bit torrent from your buddies, their big whistle blows and you are in trouble. If you stick to buying music off the internet through their service no problem. Just depends on how you use the device. It may turn out to be a Gestapo reporting device....Go Zen.
    Link????


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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    Someone just let me know when to take all of my illegally downloaded music out of my iTunes...


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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    This is why Im happy with Creative Zens. I hate this stupid Apple/Microsoft product war.
    Exactly. I have had my Zen for about 2 weeks now and couldn't be happier.



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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Exactly. I have had my Zen for about 2 weeks now and couldn't be happier.
    How much? Can you use it directly with i-tunes no matter what the song format is in? Can you safely run with it?



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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefan_80 View Post
    How much? Can you use it directly with i-tunes no matter what the song format is in? Can you safely run with it?

    Prices vary on size. ZEN ZEN4GBBK - MP3 Players - Credit card-sized media player

    It plays itunes format. Not sure if it works with the itunes software however. I would think running is fine since it uses flash memory.



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    Re: Giant RIPPING Noise from Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Prices vary on size. ZEN ZEN4GBBK - MP3 Players - Credit card-sized media player

    It plays itunes format. Not sure if it works with the itunes software however. I would think running is fine since it uses flash memory.
    It doesn't work with the itunes software but does play itunes music. I got my 16 GB for $180. I got an arm strap and works well while I lift. I couldn't tell you about running. I only run when chased.



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