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Top 10 Pervasive Tech Myths That Are Only Wasting Your Time

Ever been told that you should fully discharge your battery to prolong its life? Or that jailbreaking your phone is illegal? Or that you should wait for the newest Intel processor because it’s going to be “so much faster”? These are tech myths we hear all the time, and likely spread to our friends — but most are just a waste of your time (and in some cases, they can actually harm your gadgets). Here are some of the worst offenders.


Apple's Lossless Codec Is Now Open Source

Apple’s not known for being particularly open — well, not since the Apple II days when Steve Wozniak had an active say in matters, anyway. It opened up one thing today, however, taking its lossless ALAC codec open source.


How To: Rip Your Music Like A Pro

For most people, dropping a CD into their disc drive and clicking “Import” in iTunes is good enough. For music freaks, though, it’s not—and with good reason. Here’s how to digitise your tunes, the right way.


Samsung YP-R1 PMP Plays Your Torrented Episodes Of 30 Rock

We’re loving Samsung’s new line of PMPs, and as lifelong haters of forced video conversion, we’re especially glad that Samsung’s been throwing us torrent-using pirates a bone with great codec support and a 2.7-inch touchscreen in its new YP-R1 PMP.


How To: Manage An All-Lossless Music Library With iTunes

Do you love music? Have a giant hard drive? Maybe two? I’m guessing that might be the case, and here’s what you should do: give up lossy audio compression for good for pristine lossless files.