How To Protect Yourself From The Dangers Of Free Downloads

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People had always loved free stuff even before the rise of the internet. Now, there are so many free stuff flying around on the interwebs for you to grab at no cost. Or is it really?

“There ain’t  no such thing as a free lunch”

This adage as true when it was first coined as it is now. You either pay stuff with your money, your time, or something intangible that you just don’t realize.… Read the rest

Will MP3 Prevail?

 

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Experts have been saying that MP3 is on its last legs for years. And yet, MP3 remains the de-facto standard when it comes to music files format. Even with the advent of higher-quality encodings such as AAC and FLAC, people still run to MP3 when they want to download their favorite songs.

Will MP3 Prevail?

Very likely, yes. People who enjoy listening to music are mostly not die-hard audiophiles.… Read the rest

Writing Your First eBook Draft

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So, you’ve set your mind on making your first eBook, huh? Understandable. The market share for eBooks in the US alone is keeping going up by the year. New writers better plunge themselves into the eBook publishing sooner than later.

That said, have you completed your first draft yet? If it’s still somewhere in your head don’t worry. That’s normal. Many fresh writers have experienced the same thing.… Read the rest

What Are TAR, GZ, and BZ2?

What kind of files have .tar, .gz, and .bz2 extensions?

If you’re someone who loves downloading software from the internet, you will most likely have encountered files with .tgz, .tar.gz, or even .tar.bz2. Still wondering what those files are? Well, read on and you will learn more about them.

What are TAR, GZ, and BZ2 anyway?

TAR is short for Tape Archive. It’s a common file format to use in the Unix/Linux world when you need to package source codes.… Read the rest

Best Music File Format for Car Audio

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Many people enjoy listening to music while driving. When most of car head units are equipped with CD player, listening to high-quality music was a breeze. That era is behind us now. Most people these days store their favorite music on their phones or USB flash drive and that leaves them wanting more. The question they often ask is …

 

“What is the best music file format for car audio?”

Most people save their music as MP3, but only a few are aware that MP3’s quality depends a lot on the bit rate.… Read the rest

eBook Publishing Tips – Get It Right From Day One

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Publishing an eBook is a great way to get your work to public eyes as the shift towards full digital publishing is getting clearer by the day. The lower cost of publishing an eBook compared to a printed one has indeed attracted many writers, but is it simpler to do?

Here we’ll discuss some tips that can help first-time publishers to get things right from the get-go.

 

How Long Should Your First eBook Be?

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Getting The Best Out Of JPEGs

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Go visit any website. The pictures used there are most likely JPEGs. Indeed, JPEGs have been the go-to web image format for web developers and even common folks. But, is there a way for getting the best out of JPEGs? How do you make sure you’re not compromising loading speed and quality?

Get to know your camera

Different camera brands have different Out of Camera (OOC) JPEG flavors.… Read the rest