What Is Data Hoarding?

For those of you who have watched the popular reality show, Hoarder, seeing a friend or neighbor storing stacks of boxes with trivial items or trash may not be such a surprise. However, hoarding doesn’t only involve physical objects. There are many people who hoard digital items such as movies, comics, tv shows, songs, and applications. These people go by the name “Digital Hoarder”.

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Why Do People Hoard Data?

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The Threat of Steganography plus Malware

Hackers always find new techniques to exploit vulnerabilities and gain profit from them. One of the techniques hackers employ is called steganography or covered writing.

Steganography is the art of embedding information within other information. Computer files often have unused data in it, and steganography is perfect to replace those empty bits with a hidden payload. The hidden information itself can be plain text, ciphertext, images, or even a DLL (Dynamically Load Library).Read the rest

OPUS File Mini-FAQ

Seeing a file with .opus extension in the wild is a rare sight. Files using the OPUS format are everywhere but you just don’t seem to find such files when you browse the web or even when you search through the audio files in your hard drive. What is this file anyway? Do people still use it?

To answer your most burning questions about this file format, we have compiled a short list of common questions about this format plus their answers.… Read the rest

Do MP3 Players Have a Future?

MP3 players are not as popular as they used to be. Ten years ago, all the cool kids have one or two. People were jogging while listening to their iPods, Zunes, or other off-brand players.  You often see people shuffling their playlist in the subways and buses. Now people just use their phones.

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Is there still a market for MP3 players?

Despite the decline in popularity, there’s still a market for standalone MP3 players in the future.… Read the rest

The AIFF Audio Format

Apple AIFF Audio
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The AIFF stands for Audio Interchange File Format. Apple developed this audio format Apple in 1985 as an extension of IFF which had been around three years prior. The IFF itself was developed by Electronics Art and widely used on Amiga systems.

AIFF is kind of Apple’s version of WAV (Waveform Audio Format) files. Both AIFF and WAV are considered CD-quality audio. That’s why many audio engineers prefer working with those two.… Read the rest

Working With An MP3 Converter

MP3 Converter

MP3 is a widely appreciated audio format. It is used, mainly, by casual users because it combines small file size (saving storage) and good audio quality.

Because MP3 is such a common format, Online Convert provides a versatile and free MP3 converter. But what exactly makes an MP3 converter important or practical for you?

We have curated a concise list for you.

What Can An MP3 Converter Do?

The most obvious thing an MP3 converter can do for you is, of course, the conversion or generation of MP3 audio files from other files.… Read the rest

Why & How To Convert M4A To MP3 [Tutorial]

M4A To MP3

 

In your car, at work, during the commute, at home – where do you like to listen to music? Ever since the first Walkman was released in 1979, we could take our music with us everywhere we go. Over time, this became easier and nowadays, we don’t have to bring cassette tapes and CDs with us. Some audio files on your phone are well enough.

But which files are you carrying around with you?… Read the rest

Why Convert From FLAC to MP3?

FLAC to MP3

 

In the past, we have talked a lot about different audio file formats as there are so many for you to use. Each comes with its individual traits that make them either perfect for what you want to do with them – or renders them completely useless.

Today, we will have a look at why you might want to convert your FLAC files to MP3.

 

Convert FLAC To MP3

Before we have a look at why you want to turn your FLAC files into MP3 audio files, let’s have a look at them individually.… Read the rest

Embed Music In Your PowerPoint – Tips & Tricks

A good presentation impresses with more than just written content. Graphs, diagrams, graphics and even videos can provide additional visual aid. Furthermore, transition effects and other animations can bring a presentation to life when used properly and in moderation. But that’s not everything!

In addition to you talking, audio files such as music and sound effects, recordings and other clips can help you to get your point across! In this article, we explain how to insert an audio file to a presentation and how to solve most problems you may encounter!… Read the rest

Will MP3 Prevail?

 

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