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Why Do Some CDs Rip More Slowly than Others?

I’m ripping some CDs today. I got a set of eight CDs by Bill Nelson, The Practice of Everyday Life (, Amazon UK). I’m using a brand new CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive, the Pioneer BDR-XD05. (, Amazon UK) The first CD started ripping at about 5x, and ended around 10x. (The first CD drives could read data […]

iTunes Features That Have Been Retired

iTunes has been around for just over 14 years, and has seen its share of improvements, enhancements, and added features. But some of the features added to iTunes don’t last. I took a look at iTunes’ history to find those marquee features that were added to the app, but that didn’t last very long. Some […]

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