iPod Music Downloads – Free or Cheap Download Is Better?

iPod music downloads are available to music lovers either for free or at a cost. It can be perplexing to users as to why some sites could offer music downloads for free while some charges a fee. Let's dwell a little deeper into the world of online iPod music and find out if it is better to download free music or pay for your iPod music downloads.

When talking about free iPod music downloads, we are referring to downloading music files directly from sources such as Kazaa or LimeWire. These sites are essentially file sharing networks or what we term as peer-to-peer (P2P) networks where the music files are shared.

Now, there are some concerns associated with downloading free music from these networks. One potential problem could have been the legality of the iPod music downloads. There could be instances where copyrighted music is uploaded and shared. This is in direct violation of copyright laws. Users could be toe the line when downloading these copyrighted music files. While this may be true, there are millions of files that are uploaded by amateur musicians and singers who use these sites as a platform to share their music and songs and to launch their careers. These files are completely legal to download. In fact, talent scouting people do scour these sites in search of the next Big Thing.

There are a host of other shortcomings you may have to deal with if you are considering if you should get some iPod music downloads from these specific sites. The security and protection from attacks of adware, spyware and viruses, or rather the lack of it when downloading the iPod music files is a cause for concern. The downloading speeds could be incredibly slow and the audio quality of the songs and music can be exceptionally poor. Some users have also complained that the songs are incomplete. You would not want to trade your precious time to download such iPod music that is not worth listening to. So it looks that there is some truth in the saying, "There are not any Free Lunch in this world."

On the flipside of the industry is another group of iPod music downloads sites that have recently emerged. These sites offer users memberships to access millions of music and music video download files. It's not free definitely, but you would be surprised to know that the price of lifetime memberships costs less than what you would be paying for a full-length music video DVD at some stores. Word has spread among the music music community that the problems discussed earlier about downloading iPod music files are non-existent at these download sites. It makes sense now why increasing numbers of people are turning to these sites to satisfy their iPod music hunger. Learn more at my blog about which are the iPod music sites that are fast gaining status as top sites for iPod music downloads.

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Does Your Website Follow "The Iron Law of Marketing?"

Many websites unwittingly ignore 'The Iron Law' of Marketing. They begin by explaining features about the company, eg how long they've been in business, what their plans look like, etc. The truth is that most visitors to your website could not give a hoot about the features of your company! What they primarily care about is WIIFM.

WIIFM stands for 'What's In It For Me'. It's 'The Iron Law of Marketing'. Without visitors to your website can quickly see what your business can do for them, the chances are that they'll be gone quickly, typically in seconds. Once they're gone, they're gone – probably never to return.

WIIFM – 'What's in it for me'. Are we really so self-centred? Well, yes, I'm afraid that we are. Please do not feel guilty – it's just the way we're hard-wired. Sure, farther down the line, we care about others. But, first and foremost, we're concerned about how we survive and thrive. That's simple evolutionary common sense.

If you want your visitor to stay on your website, you need to heed 'The Iron Law of Marketing'. You need to give your visitors WIIFM – 'What's in it for me'. But the paradox is this: the 'me' should not be you (ie your promises, etc). It should be them – your visitors.

You need to put yourself in your visitors' shoes and address what they're interested in, what they might want, how you may be able to help them.

Most companies are concerned to get 'targeted traffic' (ie potential clients to their sites) through SEO (search engine optimization) and other clever stuff. And this is important – very important indeed.

But if most of your prospective clients leave your website in a few seconds, is not that just a little bit silly? (And we've all done it, me too!) Is not that rather like filling a bucket with water … which just runs out of all the holes in the bottom?

It's not rocket science! We simply need to show visitors to our websites the benefits of doing business with us. And we need to do it in a fun, interesting manner.

If possible, we should pack our websites with 'FREE gifts', so that visitors derive immediate benefit. One of the most valuable gifts is FREE information which you give to your visitors and which will help them.

I'm amazed when I see websites created and run by people ten times more clever than me … yet doomed to failure because they broke 'The Iron Law of Marketing' – WIIFM, 'What's In It For Me'.

Often it just needs a change in focus and some alterations for your website to be much more successful. If you disregard WIIFM, it will become your worst enemy. If you take heed, it will become your best friend. …

Artist – The Template Site Does Not Take the Place of a Genuine Website

I think I'm talking about complex stuff, trying to stay away from the obvious, but stating the obvious at times anyway. I just had a conversation with an artist. I'm finding that resisting the obvious is really all that is required right now. Yikes!

You need to be on the net, and not on what I call a template site. (I will, for the rest of this article, call such a site a "temsit", "tempsit", "temmie", "templesit", or "tpltsite". ) That should not be your all-all-end-all presence. Please … do not … try to solve your net problem … by getting one of these. What is a temsit? Well, it looks like a template because everyone else has got one. A web host says, "Come to me, my pretties. Come one, come all, and I will sell for an incredibly inexpensive site – and lookie here: I will also practically create the site for you. pictures. "

Artist, if you want something like that, do not pay – not one dime. Get a blog on WordPress or Blogger. Go now … and get a blog. That is all you need. I guarantee you this will be as easy, cost a lot less, and do what a tempsit would do for you – and more. Art on a blog is more prestigious. The tempsit art website looks unprofessional. I'm sorry to say that, but it is true. And what gets me is that a lot of the artists that do this thing, they think they've solved their problem and that the tpltsite looks great.

Compare the temmie to a gallery site or to an artist site that is not such a site – in other words, the artist either created the site or paid someone to webmaster the site. If you look at the tempsit and compare it to the genuine website, you may notice, besides the obvious, that the artist's temsit looks like an awful lot of other sites, that the website has a lot more pictures on it, and the pictures are larger. Yes, this is because you get LESS bandwidth. You get less space to put your pictures and display them properly. Your pics are small on the temmie.

Artist, your temmie looks bad. Someone's got to tell you. I'm sorry to have to be the bearer of this bad news. Do not blame me for being honest.

Templesit companies, please do not get angry with me. I know you have a purpose, an important one at that. You are, in effect, a social site. You are simply a social site that the artist pays for. That's completely okay. In fact, that's great.

So let me be clear: I do not want to dissuade you from creating what I call a templesit. What I want to steer you away from: Thinking you have a presence on the web because you have a template site. A tmplsit can create traffic to your blog or website. But a temmie is …

Ringing One Ear – Tinnitus Causes and Treatment

Ringing one ear, or unilateral tinnitus is also identified with other names such as tinnitus in one ear or buzzing in one ear. There is also the bilateral ringing in ears which means that the buzzing sound is heard in both ears. In unilateral ringing in the ear, the victim hears the disturbing noise only on one ear – usually the left ear. The distressing sound or noise is usually hissing, buzzing, roaring or ticking in nature.

Both ringing in one ear and bilateral tinnitus are subjective in nature, and normally, only the patient hears the distressing sound. If a second person must hear the sound, a medical gadget such as stethoscope is used. This is usually the case when the physician is trying to diagnose and identify cases of tinnitus in the affected person. But in the pulsating type of tinnitus, a nearby person hears the noise also; however, this is rarely occurring.

Why Does Ringing in One Ear Occur?

Ringing one ear, as well as other type of tinnitus could be caused by either serious or mild factors. For instance, impacted ear wax can result to tinnitus as simple as it may seem. This is why a lot of people are usually checked first for impacted ear wax when they complain of being affected by ringing in the ear. In a condition of impacted ear wax, it is best to see a medical practitioner for its removal. Acute ear infections could also result to tinnitus, alongside with the medication being administered to the infection. A typical example of such medications is antibiotics. The reason is that such drugs, which also include anti-depressants, anti-malarial, ibuprofen and others, may likely be ototoxic.

Also, the condition can rise from an unusually low level of serotonin activity. A lot of medications numbering over two hundred and sixty have been reported to cause ear ringing as a result of their side effects. But in several cases, there is no identifiable underlying physical cause of the condition. Ear ringing could also result from side-effects of certain oral medications like aspirin. However, the most common cause of tinnitus is otologic disorders.

It has also been said that serious head injuries resulting from accidents can also lead to ringing one ear or general tinnitus. This has been confirmed from certain patients who were able to trace their tinnitus condition to a head injury; as they noted that the condition commenced shortly after the accident. There are other factors associated with tinnitus such as stress, high consumption of alcohol and/or caffeine, salty diet nicotine (these factors are generally known to make the condition more severe).

Treatment Options

Usually, patients respond differently to different treatment options. However, the first thing to do when you have ringing in the ear is to visit a physician for proper diagnosis. On the other hand, there are alternative treatments to tinnitus such as the use of herbs, or embarking on acupuncture treatment.

Discuss with your physician to work out the best treatment …

The History of the Car Computer

The car is a very complicated thing in the modern world, with a whole host of mechanical and electronic systems working together to keep the car running, and to keep its levels of operation at maximum efficiency. The engine control unit is the centerpiece of a car’s electronics, which makes millions of processes each second to make slight adjustments to the actuators depending on the information the central CPU gets from the various number of real-time sensors. This goes alongside the transmission control unit, which ensures that gear changes within automatic cars are most efficient. These car computers not only keep the car running, but minimize the amount of fuel wasted, which keeps efficiency and economy high, whilst helping to protect the environment with minimal emissions.

The cars of today present a marked contrast between now and the early days of the automobile. From the turn of the century when the first commercial automobiles emerged, to the end of the 1960’s, there were obviously no electronic components, and vehicles were designed simply and included simple and robust mechanical control parts and basic methods of control. Back then a better car meant a car with a bigger engine, more speed and more horsepower, and little heed was paid to efficiency, economy, and the environment. However, the issue of the environment, and certainly the issue of economy became more and more pronounced in the 1970’s, with the inclusion of mandates, and the notable fuel crisis of the mid 70’s.

Around the same time, electronic technology was reaching the point where it was physically able to be included in automobiles, alongside the transmission from carburetors to fuel injection, but is wasn’t until the 1980’s that electronics became practical and economic enough to be included. Control over the ignition in the interests of minimizing fuel usage drove car electronics. The first pieces of circuitry used to control spark timings where large pieces of solid state circuitry, and would need replacement every few years. By the middle of the 80’s, the industry would be founded on fuel injection completely controlled by electronics.

Naturally, as commercial electronics boomed in the 80’s and on through the 90’s, becoming smaller, cheaper and more sophisticated, on-board car computers would take on more and more functional responsibilities, sensing more and more data and controlling more and more aspects of the car engine, among other things such as braking and climate control. Indeed it was not long before the computer became the central and integral component in the car.

With the rise of the computer came the potential for customization, with access to a programmable computer providing immense control other a vehicle’s power and other variables.…

How To Build Your Next Web Site In A Few Hours

I've heard lots of woes from people trying to work with their Web site consultants this week. You know the type: they promise that your site is "just about finished" and the pages "just need some tweaking" and yet nothing gets done. I have had to suffer through whiney rants about delays, bad programming decisions, tools that malfunction, missing logins and content wrecks.

Have we reached the point where building a web site is a lot like building a new freeway? It takes far too many people, time, and dollars, upsets the people who have to live near it, and in the end is obsolete by the time the first people try to use it.

I remember the good ole days of the Web, say 12 years ago, when one person (like me) could build a site in an afternoon, without any really specialized tools or knowledge beyond knowing a few tags and reading a Laura Lemay book.

I am coming to the conclusion that we need to return to those simple days where one person can still build their site, without the heavy lifting of a Web Site Designer and a Web Programming Consultant and an Internet Search Specialist and a Web Marketing Person. (Capital letters deliberately intended to reflect the title's self-importance.)

At one site, a simple database was taking months to webify. I ended up talking to the site's graphic designer, who was the only one who had any project management skills and could reign in the wayward development staff. Said staff has trouble configuring something that my high school networking students could do in their sleep. Someone else was complaining to me that their copy of Dreamweaver had started behaving badly, and all I could do was recommend a clean uninstall of every Adobe product on her disk, short of buying a new computer. These are just a couple of the stories I could tell you this week alone.

So in the 15 or so years of the Web we have better tools, but they still suck. Better sites, but they are still annoying with pop-ups and dead-end links and overblown graphic frippery. Better site statistics, but still no insights into who comes where and why they leave our sites. Better traffic, but still a lot of mythology about how the search engines point our way. And speaking of search, why is it that we still can not do better there on deploying good internal site search algorithms?

There is a simple answer: rebel, resist, and reclaim the Web as your own personal place. Avoid the consultantization of the Web. Fire your designers and programmers.

Start afresh with a blogging tool like WordPress or Blogger and build your site around that. Or pick up a couple of widgets and components, or use dabbleDB or Pageflakes or stuff from Google or Yahoo. You do not need a passel of programmers to work this Web.

Since moving over to WordPress and posting these simultaneous to the blog and …

Profitable Internet And Online Business – 7 Ways To Excel At Internet And Online Business

Starting an online business can be difficult, but there are definitely advantages. The best one is probably that you can work from home and set your own hours. And of course, working for yourself means that you have the potential to make a lot more money than you would work for someone else. Before you jump right into the Internet market though, it is helpful to look at the array of profitable Internet and online businesses out there. Then you can decide which one is right for you.

1. Deciding on a service. This all depends on what skills you already have, which ones interest you, and what the market is for them.

2. Deciding on a product. The Internet is attracting more and more buyers, but there are still niche markets and demand is higher for some products than others.

3. Sell someone else's product. This is for people who do not want to worry about finding and stocking their own product. Affiliate marketing often works as a profitable Internet and online business.

4. Another option is to buy a business or franchise. This is basically the same in the virtual world as the "real" one.

5. One profitable Internet and online business opportunity is online investments. This takes a lot of research and some risk.

6. Finding the best market. For some products this will be small and others it will be big.

7. Online auctions are another profitable Internet and online business option. The key to success is finding wholesale products and selling large volumes. …

Power and Your PC

The power coming into a computer is the most critical component, and it may be one of the most overlooked. It is just taken for granted that it will always be there and working properly. A top of the line processor and ultra powerful video card do nothing if a system does not receive the ample, stable power it demands. Having quality components providing and regulating the power supplied to a computer is critical, and this brief overview looks at a few areas worth consideration.

Power Supplies

Computer power supplies take the high (110V or 220V) DC voltages from an electrical outlet and convert it to the various lower AC voltages required for a system to operate. The typical voltages required inside a computer are 3.3V, 5V, and 12V, where the 3.3V and 5V lines are generally used to power circuitry, and the 12V line provides power to run items such as hard drives, optical drives, and cooling fans.

Power supplies are sold in terms of their total power output, in terms of wattage. Choosing the correct power supply means not only finding one that will provide enough power for all of the components connected to the system, but also one that is the correct size physically, has enough connections for typical drives and fans, and if necessary, that also has special connections for things such as Serial ATA drives and modern video cards.

Choosing a power supply with enough power shouldn’t be much of a problem, as having more power than you need is never a bad thing. Just because a power supply is rated for 400W, or perhaps 600W, does not imply that it is drawing that at any given time. It just indicates the total power available to the various lines inside the computer. For those interested in getting a good idea of their minimum power requirements, this Power Wattage Calculator is a convenient reference. In addition to checking out the total wattage of a power supply, looking for strong amperage ratings on the 3.3V, 5V, and 12V lines is also recommended, as power supplies with identical total power ratings may distribute the power to the various lines in different quantities.

Power supplies come in a few different physical sizes, but the most common are designed to fit the standard ATX and micro ATX (mATX) form factor cases. A typical ATX power supply, such as this Echo-Star 680W unit, measures 3.25″ x 6″ x 5.5″ and features two cooling fans to not only cool the power supply, but to also help draw hot air out of the computer. A typical mATX power supply, such as this A-Power 320W unit, measures 2.5″ x 5″ x 4″ and due to the smaller size features just one cooling fan. mATX cases are generally much smaller than ATX cases, and therefore have smaller power supplies, with generally lower power ratings, and fewer connectors.

The connectors on a power supply also deserve consideration. Most power supplies come with what looks to be …

Apple iPad Review – You Could Get a Free iPad

The Apple iPad has been out for a few months now and it's really starting to gain some popularity. At first it was thought of as just a new tech gadget that people would let collect dust after the novelty off off. But the iPad is showing that may not be the case. Every week that passes brings out a new app with a new way to utilize the iPad. The following is a quick iPad review and I'll also show you how you could get a free iPad.

One of the things that makes the iPad so interesting is that it's almost like a laptop computer. But it kind of is a cross between a Macbook and an iPhone because of the apps. There's no keyboard and there's no phone capabilities but those are the only two things that make this different from an iPhone or a Macbook. It's thin, portable, light weight and it has WiFi built in. You could bluetooth a keyboard to it if you wanted, and you could also get a Skype app for it as well. So it really has no limits and is a lot more like a Macbook and an iPhone than most people think.

Probably the most attractive thing to users is all the apps that are available. There are literally thousands of thousands of apps available for the iPad. You can get any app that's available for the iPhone and there are a few more that are exclusive to the iPad itself. For instance, there is a new app available called MaxiVista. This is a great app because it blurs the lines of compatibility between Macs and PCs. If you have a PC and you run windows this app is compatible. What it does is it allows the user to set it up as a second computer monitor on a PC. This is great for musicians, people who work with spreadsheets or people that trade stocks online for example. The iPad is really starting to show it's potential.

Even though the iPad has only been out for a few months there's already talk of the second generation iPad. This really is not a surprise considering that when the iPhone 3GS first came out there was talks beginning of the next iPhone right away. What is interesting is the fact that the second generation iPad could be out as early as the end of this year. There's rumors that it will be available with smaller OLED screens, which would allow it compete more with the likes of digital readers like the Amazon Kindle (even though it seems to really have dug into the Kindles market already). …

8 Facts About the Best SEO Companies

Any industry, any field, has its leaders. That is also true for IT and all its branches. Thinking about it will, for example, easily highlight a host of facts that will show why certain companies stand out above the competition.

Because it is the job of a good SEO or search engine optimization company to make sure your website ranks among the top ones in terms of hits, the first thing to consider would be: How does my site rate in terms of hits, when compared to other clients’ sites?

An interesting fact seems to indicate that the best or top search results on SERP’S – the results page – receive by far the most hits. Indications are that a small group of clients get up to 80% of hits. That in itself is a great compliment for the company that is able to position his clients to attract so much traffic.

Secondly, you will find that, apart from content that you offer on your site, page titles are the most important aspect of your site. Therefore, if you work with an experienced SEO company, they will make sure they advise you in this regard so that you pay attention to this crucial bit of evidence.

Thirdly, when important facts are considered, another question arises: Does my service know that close to 80% of SEO happens online, with the remainder off-line, in terms of attracting links and positioning the words for the content of my material in a way that visitors will find them easily? Your service should therefore know how to include those words in important spots on the page.

Another of these facts concerns the content your site or pages carry. The SEO company should help you, or advise you at the very least, how to come up with content that searchers are looking for. These links are important in terms of the traffic that is created to your site.

At number five you can add that certain issues such as the topics you offer on your site or blog, become crucial and you will know why it is important to employ the services of a company that understands what the facts are. They should be able to advise you, as the client, that this is an important aspect. Without relevant topics and material that searchers want, you may soon find that there is little traffic to your site.

In the sixth place: An experienced SEO company understands factual indicators. If you are looking for the most important facts you will know that the top activities across the whole spectrum of internet use indicate that search, followed by email, are the top internet functions for most people. You should employ the services of a company that understands that.

Very importantly, at number seven: When you consider the most appropriate indicators, you will find that IT and the internet are constantly changing and what was relevant a few years ago no longer applies, or has lost some of its …