Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One: – all 41 albums in a boxed set
The ridiculously expensive $300 Bob-Dylan-every-album-he-ever released just got a $116 price drop on Amazon.com
You may have all or most of the Bob Dylan albums in the new but Columbia Records is hoping they can entice you to part with $180 to get them all in one box set. Pre-sales must have been dismal for the November 5, 2013 release since the set is being discounted $116. Over at Bob Dylan.com you can still pay the full price. Continue reading →
We didn’t have to wait long for Roland to come through with 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for Windows 8.1
Roland Corporation U.S. is pleased to announce that new Windows® 8 USB drivers are available for a whole range of Roland products including audio interfaces, MIDI interfaces, MIDI keyboard controllers and more. Drivers for Roland’s extensive range of gear are released in concert with operating system updates. This gives musicians the immediate access they need to keep their creative visions flowing through Roland’s leading electronic musical products.
Roland understands the importance of keeping pace with technology, and by forging strong links with Microsoft and Apple, engineering teams are able to build and test new drivers alongside beta OS releases. Starting with the original MPU-40 in 1984, Roland has nearly thirty years of experience creating interfaces for computer music applications and continues to elevate the musical possibilities for musicians all over the world.
New 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 drivers are available for these Roland products. Here’s the link – Roland Windows 8.1
The bootlegged version of Bob Dylan and The Band on The Basement Tapes, called “The Great White Wonder, started the bootleg phenomenon in 1969. Since then, Columbia has released 10 official albums of Bob Dylan bootlegs. Updates are noted below.Continue reading →
Three years ago Warner Music restricted Canadians from watching “Bed of Rose” by Faith Hill but it’s online since the labels have learned to embrace streaming music.
When I wrote Warner Music Hates Fans in Canada, they had blocked Canadians from seeing YouTube videos by Warner Music artists. Now if you want to hear the song, just stream it on Spotify or Xbox Music.
In the meantime, Warner and most of the other labels have signed deals that pay them royalties when we watch their videos on YouTube or stream them on Spotify and Xbox Music. Continue reading →
One year after Windows 8, a major update arrives to cement Microsoft’s position as the leading operating system developer and fix user concerns
Windows 8.1 will improve the Start screen, return the missed Start button, add Internet Explorer 11, integrate a richer Bing Search into the operating system and apps, add multi-tasking and embed SkyDrive for the cloud everywhere.
The update is free at the Microsoft Store or by checking Windows Update. I would back up first since there is a major change to SkyDrive in 8.1. The default setting keeps your files only on the cloud. Continue reading →
Bing Search creates a rich media experience extends infinitely to the right, demonstrated by Kieran Snyder, Group Program Manager in the Bing User Experience team (Photo Microsoft)
Bing for Windows 8.1 creates a whole new experience for web searches, unlike any other. The Bing Product Manager gives an insiders look at how Bing will impact Windows 8.1
Blogging Windows - My name is Kieran Snyder, and I’m a Group Program Manager in the Bing User Experience team. I’m excited to tell you a little bit about our work with the Windows team to build what is one of the coolest and most visible improvements to Windows 8, and highlight a few of my favorite things, now that it will be broadly available to everyone tomorrow. Continue reading →