Find the True Bit Rate of MP3, Audio Files

Many software programs provide the incorrect bit rate of audio files. For example, iTunes will display the current bit rate of a file, but the file may have been previously compressed down to a much lower value. This misleading process is known as upscaling. Enter Spek Spek helps analyze your audio files by showing their […]

Apple (alt)ernatives – VLC over QuickTime (and iTunes)

I’m starting a new blog series called Apple (alt)ernatives, where I’ll feature better options to Apple products and software. This week, let’s take a look at media players. Instead of QuickTime and iTunes, use VLC Media Player. It supports countless file types, offers many more options, has built-in conversion software, and … it’s free! So, […]