Zune comes to Xbox

With the 2010 fall Xbox update, it looks like Microsoft is finally bringing the Zune music experience to Xbox

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Zune HD Screen Flicker

Some have noticed that the Zune HD has a screen flickering issue while browsing content over WiFi.   I originally thought my Zune might be defective, but from the number of users who have reported the issue, it might just be normal with the OLED screen.  It really doesn’t seem to be a problem, and…

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WiFi network issues with the Zune HD

One of the anticipated features of the Zune HD was the inclusion of the built in web browser, which I thought might be nice for casual web browsing.   While I have both a Blackberry Bold and a HTC Touch Pro handy,  I liked the screen interface of the Zune HD better for reading sites…

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Microsofts Xbox-Zune DRM puzzle

With Microsoft’s new expanded “Games on Demand” ability coming to the Xbox 360,  it appears more people are complaining about the “locked in” feeling as compared to physical media.  This problem already exists for downloading DRM movies, and music, but is now going to start increasing impact to games. With physical assets, it’s pretty simple…

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Z2K9: The Day the Zune 30 Died…

It appears that today,  at midnight,  Zune30’s froze, rebooted, and appear locked up.   I have 2 30gb which are showing this issue, but my 80gb Zune is doing just fine. The issue appears to have been resolved as per below.

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Zune 3.0: Major Update

Well it looks like Zune 3.0 is dropping the fall update for release on September 16th, and it definitely looks feature rich! The one big feature I have been asking for, which is the ability to subscribe to an artist and have it download any new content on the marketplace is finally here.  No more…

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120gb Zune on the way

Well look what Long found here.  Just this weekend I was complaining (quietly…to myself…) that I was running out of room on my 80gb Zune, so maybe this is a sign.  I tend to listen to live DJ sets which can be 2-6 hours long, which as you can imagine can take up a large…

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Share your Zune Pass-not your Social

I love the Microsoft Zune Pass, since to me it’s the most economical way to discover and enjoy music.  Currently with a single Zune pass for $15 a month, you can connect 3 computers, and 3 Zune devices, with unlimited downloads of music.  It allows you to have separate music libraries on multiple profiles on…

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XNA 3.0 CTP and Zune on x64

This morning I was excited to see a tweet that the XNA games studio 3.0 CTP is out.  With the tweet, came the reminder to make sure you read the accompanying README information. So after folloing the link to the download site, I find this in the readme: 1.1.1. Zune Development Is Not Supported on…

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Transcode media for Zune

One of the features that made the original Zune stand out from the iPod product line, was the ability to transcode your media in your collection to a lower bit rate when syncing to your portable Zune device.  This made it simple to have Lossless copies in your media collection kept on your PC, which…

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