New Changes to Zune Music Pass in the US

On October 3rd, in the US, we will be introducing a new, lower priced version of Zune Music Pass at $9.99 per month. The plan will provide unlimited, on-demand access to more than 14 million songs and tens of thousands of music videos. Unlike the current Zune Music Pass offering, it will not include 10…


Zune and Zune Pass expand to international markets – hello Windows Phone 7

REDMOND, Wash. — Sep. 20, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the further international expansion of Zune, its digital entertainment service. This fall, Zune will expand its music and video footprint and bring the free Zune software, Zune Marketplace online store, Zune Pass1 music subscription service and enhanced features on to new markets, providing…


Treasures for Sale – Kindle, Zune HD, Archos, Clear 4G+ USB Stick, phones and more

I have a number of treasures for sale.  Everything is used but in great condition.  They are for sale on my section of my wife’s ecommerce costume selling site called Over the Top Costumes.  I have some other items I’ll be posting later, but in the meantime here are some of the premium goodies. Regarding…


Acer AspireRevo 3610 ATOM 330 Dual Core – first impressions

Yesterday afternoon I received the Acer AspireRevo 3610-U9012. It’s classified as a consumer desktop or nettop but HDTV and media center enthusiasts like myself are looking at this device for a different purpose.  In fact, I want the Revo for one purpose and only one purpose.  To replace my TiVo Series 3 with a small…


The Engadget Show with guest Steve Ballmer – now available for viewing

This is a pretty interesting show.  Josh interviews Steve Ballmer about Microsoft and the projects we are working on.  I’ve only watched the first 10 minutes but I thought you might enjoy it so here’s the embedded player and video.


How about a new PMP for Christmas?

Every year a new crop of Portable Media Players (PMP) comes out and tempts you to spend your hard earned cash on one.  This year is no different and most of the major makers have tipped their hand and have their product in the channel, or will very soon. Archos The Archos 5 Internet Tablet…


Revisiting using a Zune with a MacBook Pro

One of the first things I did when I got my Mac back in late 2007 was to see if the USB connection capabilities worked in Fusion.  But that was about eighteen months ago and nearly the entire world has “rev’d” since then. So let the updates begin…  OS X is at v10.5.7.  I updated…


Zune HD Announced

See the Press Release details at  Zune HD is the next iteration of the Zune device family and brings a new level of listening and viewing experiences to the portable media player category. Zune HD comes with a built-in HD Radio receiver so users can listen to higher-quality sound than traditional radio on the…


Blue Zune 120 now available

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We are giving away a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p

Right now I am installing Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p.  I’ll add all of the drivers, service packs and fixes, verify it works properly on my network, etc. Then we are going to give it away on or about December 19th, 2008.  Just call me Keith “Santa Claus” Combs.  Matt’s the…