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Slipknot to Headline Download 2013

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Concerts / Tours, Rock,

SlipknotSlipknot will headline Download 2013.

The "Wait and Bleed" hitmakers will take to the stage at the rock event held at Donington Park in Derbyshire, England, on Friday June 14, 2013. They join Iron Maiden and Rammstein, who will headline the festival on Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 respectively.

"We are extremely honored to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival. This most definitely will be an experience not to be missed. Every time we've played Download we have created memories. It's always good to have the church of the Knot, the altar of the Knot, giving the sermon of the Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot. This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don't b**ch," said Slipknot's percussionist Shawn Crahan, who is also known as Clown.

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Instagram now available for Android

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Software,

Instagram android

Today marks the released of what may, quite possibly, be the most anticipated iOS-only app to hit Android, as Instagram has finally arrived on the Google side of the fence.

Instagram is the massively popular photo-sharing social network that's garnered over 25 million users, and up until this point, it's only been available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. That changes today. Instagram for Android works on any Android device running version 2.2 or higher, as long as they support OpenGL ES 2. Similar to the iOS version, you can share your Instagram posts to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Foursquare. Soon, Flickr will be an option as well.

You can download Instagram for Android right now from Google Play, completely free.


Spotify unleashes music downloads with iPod syncing

iPod Spotify sync

European online music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a new MP3 download service, as well as the ability to sync music on iPods and the Spotify iPhone and Android apps.

With Spotify's download service, users can purchase tracks in bundles. Ten tracks will set you back £7.99, 15 tracks will cost £9.99, 40 tracks will be £25, and 100 tracks will be £50.

"Spotify's new MP3 download service makes it possible to own your playlists in one easy step," the company said in a statement. "By introducing a range of MP3 bundles, we've been able to offer you some of the most competitive prices available—from as little as 50p per song."

Spotify features include the ability to: search, browse, and play millions of tracks; stream over Wi-Fi or 2.5/3G; access offline playlists; on-the-fly sync; a what's new tab; wireless sync of your local files to your phone; and the ability to tag favorites into a special list.

One of the most frequent requests, however, was the abilty to sync that music to Apple's iPod, something Spotify said is now a reality. Just connect an iPod to your computer via USB and it will appear in the "devices" section of the Spotify sidebar. You can then sync MP3s in your Spotify playlists to the iPod.

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Hurt Locker Producers Sue BitTorrent Users

The Hurt Locker

If you happened to download through BitTorrent, you may be receiving a lawsuit from the film’s producers in your mailbox soon.

In one of the largest lawsuits filed against individuals, Voltage Pictures is suing 5,000 internet users who downloaded the Oscar-winning film illegally. While Voltage currently only has the IP numbers of the targeted individuals, they’re working with ISPs to identify the pirates, who will be sent letters demanding that they pay $1,500 for being too cheap to catch the film on Netflix. If the $1,500 isn’t paid, Voltage plans to take the downloader to court at ten times the amount.

Voltage seems particularly keen on collecting their money, as the film has won numerous awards, yet only earned less than $17 million at the box office.

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Free MP3: War Tapes - Dreaming of You

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Rock, Free Music Downloads,

DescriptionArtist: War Tapes
Album: The Continential Divide
Song: Dreaming of You [Download @ Sarathan Records]
Reppin’: LA
WWW: http://myspace.com/wartapes
What?: The foursome includes Neil Popkin (singer/rhythm guitarist, from Boston), his sister Becca Popkin (bassist, also from Boston), Matt Bennett (lead guitar, from Hawaii) and William Mohler (drummer, from SoCal). They’ve been raking in rave reviews since their 2006 live debut, and the early buzz on War Tapes earned airplay on such tastemaker radio stations as BBC Radio 1 and Live 105 in San Francisco, while “Dreaming of You” was aired on NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly (and “The Night Unfolds” for a week in March).


Free MP3:  Gossip – Heavy Cross (BURNS Remix)

DescriptionArtist: B U R N S
Album: B U R N S
Song: Gossip- Heavy Cross (B U R N S Remix) [Download @ RCRD]
Reppin’: UK
WWW: http://myspace.com/thisisburns
What?: B U R N S combines sound hardware from the seventies and eighties with modern music software and samples, B U R N S started to produce hundreds of demos, experimenting as he began to define his signature sound.


Woman Charged Heavily for Downloads

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet, Music,

RIAA logoBack in October of 2007, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was charged with copyright infringement of 24 songs and decided to fight the Recording Industry Association of America and Capitol Records instead of settling. But now a jury has decided that she is guilty and must pay 1.92 million dollars, which comes out to about $80,000 per tune. While it is possible that the RIAA may still settle for less, Ms. Thomas-Rasset is only the first of 20,000 that may be brought to court and is certainly being used to tell us all that her action was a no-no bigtime.

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Opera Mobile 9.7 beta Available

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Internet,

Opera MobileOpera Mobile 9.7 beta is now available for Windows Mobile-based phones. New to the version is faster downloading, compression technology to speed up data transfer and its upgraded Presto 2.2 browser that they say is up to 25% faster. With the add-on Widgets manager and Opera Widgets SDK, favorites can be added with a click, in addition to pre-installed Twitter, Google Translate and other widgets. You can download Mobile 9.7 on the Norway based site.

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The Internet’s Riskiest Search Terms

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Google, Internet,

RingtonesUsing sources such as Google Zeitgeist and Yahoo 2008 Year in Review, McAfee analyzed search terms to come up with list of the 10 riskiest. Shane Keats and team analyzed over 2,600 items and say that hackers look for “crowds” at sites like MySpace or users who are about to take an online action such as downloading an MP3.

1. Word Unscrambler
2. Lyrics
3. MySpace
4. Free Music Downloads
5. Phelps, Weber-Gale, Jones and Lezak Wins 4x 100m Relay
6. Free Music
7. Game Cheats
8. Printable Fill in Puzzles
9. Free Ringtones
10. Solitaire


Farkie - Simplified Downloading

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Movies, Music, Video Games,

Farkie logoFarkie is a simple way to download videos, playlists, Website images, flash games, links and applications. They claim millions of pages that include YouTube and MySpace. Copy and paste an address, click “download,” select a format and a few minutes later, you have your results. The free site also has an online step-by-step tutorial and, as it is still in beta, is looking for feedback on how you use the service.

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