Free Videos for Zune: Where to Get Free Videos for your Zune

If you’re like most new Zune owners, you probably want to pack it with music and videos that you like in order for you to use the Zune to its full extent. Putting music is simple, but obtaining videos for your Zune is another story.

You need to consider the fact that you will never be able to play popular video file formats, such as AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, XviD, DivX, and other video file format in your Zune player. Now, where will you find videos for your Zune that will not cost you a lot of money? Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft Zune 80GB – Problems of a Different Kind

Microsoft has a different kind of problem for its 80GB Zune. Normally companies have problems selling their products. Microsoft’s problem is simply that they do not have enough Zune players to match the demand. The Zune was sold out in retail stores as well as online soon after it’s launch on November 13th.

This kind of demand was not something that was expected by Microsoft. As a result of this, their efforts were concentrated on manufacturing the Zune 4GB and 8GB models which are flash based.

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Zune Battery Tips

No matter how you use your Zune player, the battery will eventually die down and you will need to charge it in order for you to keep on enjoying listening to your favorite music as well as watch your favorite videos.

Basically, if you watch videos, the Zune player’s batteries will be able to last about 4 hours. For most people, this is quite inconvenient as you will need to charge it every now and then.

So, here are some tips on how you can make your Zune battery last longer and enjoy it more without having to charge it often. Read the rest of this entry »

Zune Armbands

Are you an active person who loves to exercise every single day? If you are, then you will want to have a Zune player in order to keep you entertained while you exercise. However, you can never help but wonder where exactly you will place your Zune player.

If you are thinking about placing your Zune player on your pants pocket, then you are thinking about the wrong idea. Because of your physical activities, your Zune player will likely fall off and get constantly shaken which can eventually lead to damage.

In order to keep your Zune player secured while doing your daily activities, you might want to get the Zune armband. With this, you can be sure that your Zune will be secured and you can also be sure that you will enjoy the convenience it offers. Read the rest of this entry »

Zune Accessories – What Are Popular Zune Related Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season?

If you have a friend who is as crazy about Zune as you are, then you will see that giving them gifts for the holiday season will not be a problem at all. You will see that there are numerous Zune accessories that you can give them that will not only be great gift ideas but also very useful when it comes to giving the Zune player that extra oomph.

So, here are some of the Zune accessories that are considered to be must-haves for any Zune fanatic. Read the rest of this entry »

A Unified Zune-Xbox, on the Way?

According to J. Allard from Microsoft, the Zune is likely to get more integrated with the XBox. This is a logical step since both are Microsoft products and are served by the same back end software.

In the future envisioned by Allard, people will be able to rent and buy music, movies, games or videos and play them seamlessly on mobile phone, portable media player or on their home entertainment center. To achieve this without problems to the consumer is the goal.
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Play PowerPoint on Zune

Have you ever had a PowerPoint presentation that someone gave you that you would like to view on your Zune? I recently ran into this dilemma.

Powerpoint to Zune I did a quick Google search and found a really cool and inexpensive software that can easily convert PPT to Zune format.

The software is developed by Wondershare which is a terrific company that produces a lot of Zune, iPod and other tech and gadget related software.

You can get a free download of this software at: http://www.software-com.com/wondershare-ppt-to-zune_8799-81.html

Cheap & Used Zune Players: Should You Be Buying Them?

Today, one of the most sought after personal multimedia player is the Zune player. Here, you will be able to store your favorite videos, music, and photos and open them while you are on the go, creating a high quality entertainment for you wherever you are and whenever you want.

However, it is also a fact that not many people can really afford to buy a Zune player. It is quite expensive and it isn’t really very practical for some people to spend money on these things. But today, you will see that there are now cheap and used Zune players available for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

How the Microsoft Zune Scores Over The Apple iPod and Vice Versa

My last post saw strong opinionated comments from iPodders. You are welcome. However just to set the record straight, I would like to mention the ways in which the Zune is superior to the iPod and vice versa.

The iPod is not set up to support subscription music services. The Zune scores in this department. The iPod can only be used to play music that is bought or stolen. With the Zune on the other hand you have access to a huge music library with the Zune Pass. With the Zune Pass you can save hundreds of dollars on music.
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Bluetooth Accessories for Zune: The Fact about Zune and Bluetooth

With all the features that Zune has, it left out one vital thing that would have made it even more popular. It left out the Bluetooth capability. Sad as it may be, the Zune player does not support Bluetooth. So, if you are planning to send audio files from your Zune player to your mobile phone via Bluetooth, you will never be able to do so as Zune uses Wi-Fi to transfer files from one Zune player to another.

Basically, the Bluetooth technology has taken the world by storm. It provides faster wireless connections and it will also enable a device with Bluetooth to connect to the PC wirelessly. The great thing about Bluetooth is that it will be able to support wireless Bluetooth headsets which mean no more dangling wires. Read the rest of this entry »

Apple iPod Vs Microsoft Zune

The Apple iPod is under attack from a shark called Microsoft. Recently the upgraded Zune player and an approach that targets social networking sites are Microsoft’s new weapons agains the Apple iPod. Microsoft is hitting Apple where it hurts the most. People are puzzled about the hardware and subscription service of the Zune, but Microsoft’s new aim is to be be with their users all their time.

In order to further this strategy, Microsoft has taken over Facebook and other technology companies important to their strategy. The Zune is now marketed by cell phone carriers and the smart card includes the music widget concept.
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Zune 2 Buying Guide: What to Look For In the Second Generation Zune

The Zune player is indeed one of the most popular personal multimedia devices ever released in the market today. With it, you will be able to listen to your favorite music and also view your favorite movies while you are on the go.2nd generation zune

However, if you are considering buying another multimedia device, then you will want to buy the all new Zune 2. The Zune 2 is the second generation Zune. It is packed with all the same features that the previous Zune model has but it has additional features which will increase your enjoyment while you are using the device. Read the rest of this entry »

The New Microsoft Zune Players: Now Here’s a Player!

The new wireless syncing Zunes are something else. They are portable and have a new touch control along with some clever updates.After quite a good deal of effort the dudes from Microsoft have created a great player that is portable. In many respects it rivals Apple’s Click Wheel.
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Zune Update and Some Zune Humor

On Nov 13 2007, the new 80 gb Zune is to be released. In addition, on this day the flash based 4 and 8 gb models are to be released as well. That’s not all old Zunes will be upgraded to new Zune features through a firmware update. The new features are based on user feedback.

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Preorder Your Zune 2 Now Before the Holiday Season!

If you’re one of the millions of people looking to get their hands on the new second generation Zune this holiday season…you’re not alone. It is expected to be one of the top-selling items for the upcoming holiday season.

We here at WiredZune have decided to put together a list of places to preorder your Zune 2 and Save! Here’s our list:

Amazon.com

Wal-Mart:

We will be updating this list as the holiday season progresses. Please check back often!

Zune Video Converter Software

At WiredZune, we’re always looking for cool software and add-ons for your Zune. One type of software that we really feel is a must for Zune owners is Zune video converter software.

Cucusoft Zune Video ConverterThis type of software allows you to convert DVD to Zune, MPEG to Zune, AVI to Zune, WMV to Zune and many more video types to Zune video format.

One of the most popular titles for Zune video converter is the Cucusoft Zune Video Converter Suite. This software combines the power of both video and DVD conversion. It can convert both DVDs and video files to Zune format. Read the rest of this entry »

Zune File Recovery Software

Zune file recovery softwareAs a Zune owner, you surely love carrying around your music, photos and video collection anywhere you go. There is, however, a concern facing many Zune owners. That concern is what happens if their Zune crashes or stops working?

Data loss can happen to Zune. Whether it is accidental deletion, file corruption, formatting or improper handling of Zune data files, data loss can eventually happen. This is why you will want to have software like the Data Doctor’s Zune Data Recovery software. With this software, you will be able to restore your lost Zune files.

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No Zune In Germany?

Stephan Brechtmann, head of “entertainment & devices” at Microsoft Germany, said that they will not compete against Apple iPods as of yet.  The German consumers are not impressed with the coolness of the Zune.  What they want in a Zune is added functionalities beyond what Apple has to offer.  Therefore, Microsoft hopes that the Zune’s ability to swap tracks using wireless technology will slowly sell to the German market.

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Ugliest Tech Products-Zune?

What a surprise to come across an article from MSN about Microsoft Zune being in the top 10 of the ugliest tech products ever created.  I’m positive that the Zune team isn’t at all happy about this because I am not either.  Isn’t great enough that Microsoft Zune came out with an innovated product that is slowly fulfilling the needs of music lovers?  And isn’t great enough that we’re getting all those goodies at an affordable price?  Don’t we all agree that quality is most important in products we look to purchase?  Apparently not everyone agrees!

Where Will The Zune Be In A Few Years?

What are the expectations Microsoft, itself, have for the Zune?  Heck, as a Zune owner, what would you like to see for the Zune in the future?  Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, said that due to the growth in music services and the advances in the Zune, he is hoping to take away the marketshare from Apple.  As great as the Apple already is, Microsoft Zune has entered the market and have already taken some 10%.  So to answer the first question, CEO Steve Ballmer hoped the company would have gained ground in this field by then.  I think what he’s trying to say is that in a few years, he has high hopes that the Zune will be one of the top competitors in the music service biz.