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Top 4 Free Vocal Removers: Eliminate Vocals From Your Favorite Songs

Have you ever listened to a song and wished that you could remove the vocals? The art of eliminating the human voice from music tracks is notoriously difficult to do – but it can be done. It isn’t always possible to totally remove voice from a song because of varying factors, such as compression, stereo image separation, frequency spectrum, etc. However, with some experimentation, good quality audio, and a little bit of luck, you can achieve satisfactory results.

1. Winamp Plugin: AnalogX Vocal Remover

If you use the Winamp software media player for playing your music collection, then AnalogX Vocal Remover can be installed in your plugins folder to remove vocals. Once installed, simply go to OptionsPreferencesDSP/effect to choose the plugin. The interface is very easy to use as there’s just a slider bar to control the amount of audio processing.

2. Wavosaur

As well as being a good audio editor, Wavosaur can also be used to remove vocals from songs. Once you have imported your audio file into Wavosaur, you can use the Voice Remover tool to automatically process the file. As with all voice removal software, the results you get will depend on various factors such as the type of music, how compressed it is, and the quality of the audio source.

3. Audacity VST Plugin: Center Pan Remover

Center Pan Remover is a Nyquist plugin for the very popular Audacity audio editor. This plugin works best on audio files where the vocals are near to the center of the stereo field. Center Pan Remover automates the process of splitting the stereo image and track inversion. Simply copy the plugin into the Audacity plugins folder to see the option in Audacity’s effects menu.

4. Karaoke Anything

Karaoke Anything is an audio player that does a decent job of removing vocals from music tracks. It can be used for MP3 files or entire audio CDs. The interface is user-friendly and you can use a slider bar to control the amount of audio processing. Unfortunately Karaoke Anything isn’t capable of saving what you hear. However, if you want a basic audio player for MP3 files and audio CDs that can remove vocals, then Karaoke Anything is a good tool to keep in your digital audio toolbox.


Mobile Master V7.5.6 Build 3160 ICL Serial

Mobile Master is a Cell phone and handset manager for Windows and synchronizes with a few mouse clicks your contacts and appointments between the handset and your computer. Edit and synchronize calendar entries (appointments and tasks). Send, read, archive SMS Note: the SMS Servant is included in the Mobile Master installation but requires an extra license. Logo-Editor, modify ring tone. Copy Station for transmitting your address book easily from one phone to the other. Mobile Master Agent: reach always the important functions easily and start
e.g. Mobile Master automatically as soon as your mobile phone is connected to the PC.
• One click synchronization solution for your mobile phone, edit all you phones data with the computer. Synchronization of contacts and the calendar, Many filter possibilities, AddIns for Outlook, Lotus Notes, Palm Desktop and Thunderbird
• Mobile Master synchronizes or just copies all data with/to your mobile phone.
Synchronize with: Outlook, Lotus Notes, Novell Groupwise, Palm Desktop, Thunderbird, Tobit David, Eudora, The Bat, Outlook Express, Googlecalendar, Windows contacts and calendar, iTunes
• new cell phone: Mobile Master copies the phone/address book from your old to your new one regardless the manufacturer of the phones new phone number, appointment or note: type it in with your PC and send it easily to the cell phone.
• Many import and export filters, e.g. one click to export to excel or open office. Can import e.g. vcf file with more than one contact and that has unicode format
• Connection with the phone: serial or USB cable, infrared or Bluetooth, up to COM Port 300 supported.

– Mobile Master is a handset manager to edit manually or synchronize automatically or on demand
– Quick area for quick and easy access to the main functions
– Comfortable editing of the phone book, calendar and note items
– easy to use user interface
– Setup Wizard for easy configuring
– Copy files, >music, photos
– SMS send, archive
– Copy the address book, calendar from one phone to another
– At least one update per month for the phones and devices
– Copy play lists from iTunes and WinAmp to the phone

Runs on /Synchronizes via: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000

Changes in Version 7.5.6 Build 3160 (18.12.2009):
* New Features:
o Done modifications for Novell Groupwise 8.0.1
o Done modifications for Lotus Notes 8.0.2
o Done modifications for Nokia PC Suite
* Mobile Master Forensic:
o For files now the creation, last modification and last access date and time is retrieved (if possible)
o MD5 checksums can now be calculated
Fixed bugs/solved problems:
o SMS Servant Outlook AddIn: fixed crash with Outlook 2000
o Samsung phones:
– now the call lists of some more devices can be read.
– Fixed the field lenghts for some devices

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iPhone Blogging:Create a Great Blog On Go blogs first rose to popularity it took days hunched in front of a computer to set them up, get to grips with their software, and even longer to wrap your head around their confusing jargon. No longer. Using your iPhone 3GS and a selection of free apps, you can easily create a great blog with nothing but your iPhone. Read on for our easy how-to guide.

What counts as a blog?
The word blog is just “web” and “log” smashed together. Originally it simply meant a place where an individual or organisation posted regular updates on what they’d been up to. But blogs can be about pretty much anything, and needn’t necessarily feature lots of text. Using the iPhone, it’s easy to create a photo blog or video blog with snaps and clips posted straight from your phone to the web.

Even using Twitter to post 140 character updates, or pinging an update to Facebook’s status and notes functions counts as blogging. Ultimately, a blog is what you make it, and with Vodafone’s generous iPhone tariffs it’s easy to post frequently without battering your bank balance.

Why should you be blogging?

To keep in touch
If you’ve got friends and family scattered all over the country, or even the world, sending emails to keep them up-to-date can become a pain. Creating a blog is a great way to open a window into your world without irritating people with lengthy round robin emails.

Set up a family blog and you can easily send photos and videos of what your clan has been up to, as well as text posts sharing news straight from your iPhone 3GS. It takes a lot less time than sitting down to sum everything up in an email, and means your friends and family can check in to see what you’re up to without worrying about time zones or phone bills.

To find people who share your interests
Whether you’re interested in the latest trendy trainers, the Teardrop Explodes or toy cars, blogging is a great way to share your enthusiasm for a subject and get in contact with other like minded folk. Thinking of starting a street style photo blog like The Sartorialist? Use your iPhone 3GS to get snaps of people in great outfits. Want to create a music blog about gigs going on in your area? The iPhone 3GS will help you grab and share photos and video, as well as getting your review online quicker than you can say “why do I always get stuck behind unusually tall people at concerts?”.

To get yourself noticed or promoted
Blogs are a great way of promoting your work. Whether you’re an artist or musician looking for a big break, or an executive with some smart ideas to revolutionise your business, creating a blog to showcase your ideas is a great way to get yourself noticed or promoted.

The great thing about blogging from an iPhone 3GS is that it doesn’t have to take too much time. Found yourself on a train, waiting at an airport or in a gap between meetings? Fire up your favourite iPhone blogging app and use your time creatively. With simple ways to connect your blog to Twitter and Facebook, you can also make sure that your posts are easily shared with your contacts, pushing your ideas out to more people, and teeing yourself up nicely for that annual review.

What to use: 3 great iPhone blogging apps

Tumblr: keeping it simple
Tumblr is one of the simplest blogging sites on the web with easy-to-use menus which automatically format your posts correctly, depending on what’s in them. You can choose to create text, photo, quote, link, chat, audio or video posts. Photos, audio clips and videos can be created in the app using the iPhone 3GS’s built-in voice recorder and camera, or grabbed straight from your iPhone’s picture library.

You can sign up for a Tumblr account through the iPhone app itself, and also post to your blog via email. The big benefit of Tumblr is its simplicity, you don’t need any special skills to start posting. There are several Tumblr blogging apps on the iTunes App Store but the one you want is simply called Tumblr and is free. It’s the official app and has all the features you need to get started.

WordPress: the web workhorse
Wordpress is the powerhouse behind tonnes of your favourite sites, including Electricpig. It’s a good option for creating a blog, since it’s constantly adding features to give you flexibility and power. It’s more adaptable than Tumblr, letting you fine-tune the design of your blog, or add advanced features for your readers. But while it’s perfect for creating a more professional looking blog, it’s not difficult to use either, it just means that as you learn more, you’ll be able to do more.

The latest version of the WordPress for iPhone app, WordPress 2, lets you post pictures and video directly from the app and also gives you lots of options to tweak the look and feel of your updates, including what size you want the photos to be displayed at (make them smaller for faster uploading).

WordPress 2 on the iPhone 3GS also lets you tinker with advanced features like securing communication between your blog and the iPhone app using SSL. You don’t need to know how to use those features to start with, but the depth of functionality in the WordPress iPhone app means you won’t end up growing out of it. Plus just like the Tumblr app, WordPress 2 is free.

ShoZu: one app to rule them all
If you’re looking to post your blog posts, videos and photos to multiple websites, or are using a blogging platform that doesn’t have a dedicated iPhone app, ShoZu is a great addition to the iPhone 3GS. Rather than being associated with one platform, it gives you the ability to post to over 50 sites including photo sites such as Flickr and Photobucket, and video sites like YouYube and DailyMotion.

ShoZu is also a great way of trying out lots of different blogging platforms. It supports WordPress, Typepad, Blogger and Vox as well as Facebook and Twitter. If you want to be able to store your photos on Flickr or your videos on YouTube and then post them to a blog too, ShoZu makes that really easy to do.

To start using ShoZu, you can simply download the app via 3G or Wi-Fi on your iPhone 3GS or through iTunes on your computer and sign up for a ShoZu account. You can grab a Shozu account online or directly through the app. Once you’ve done that you simply add the services you want to send posts to.

Apple v Microsoft: What they really think of each other

Bill Gates on Apple

“To create a new standard, it takes something that’s not just a little bit different; it takes something that’s really new, and really captures people’s imagination. And the Macintosh – of all the machines I’ve seen – is the only one that meets that standard.” (1984)

“If you say, well, how do you feel about Bill Gates getting rich off some of the ideas that we had … well, you know, the goal is not to be the richest man in the cemetery. It’s not my goal anyway.” (1994)

“Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.” (2008)

“Apple has done a very good job on usability. You have to compliment them on that. But their agenda is not as broad as ours, so perhaps the fact that they focus in and polish those things well – certainly we need to do that as well or better than they do.” (2008)

“There are very things that are on the banned list in our household, but iPods and iPhones are two things we don’t get for our kids.” (Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, 2009)

Steve Jobs on Microsoft

“I guess I am saddened, not by Microsoft’s success – I have no problem with their success, they’ve earned their success for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third rate products.” (1996)

“I wish [Bill Gates] the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.” (1997)

“Our friends up north [Microsoft] spend over $5bn on research and development, and all they seem to do is copy Google and Apple.” (2006)

“Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus’ success in the spreadsheet — basically, the applications business. And over the course of the last 10 years, Microsoft accomplished both of those goals. And now they are completely lost.” (1994)

“Microsoft’s greatest asset is Windows. Their greatest liability is Windows. Windows is so nonobject-oriented that it’s going to be impossible for them to go back and become object-oriented without throwing Windows away, and they can’t do that for years. So they’re going to try to patch things on top, and it’s not going to work.” (1994)

“I think Bill Gates is a good guy. We’re not best friends, but we talk maybe once a month. I think Bill and I have very different value systems. I like Bill very much, and I certainly admire his accomplishments, but the companies we built were very different from each other.” (1994)

Google Gone

Google’s China exit plan will affect more than just Google

Google’s declaration that it would stop censoring its search engine and potentially shut down operations in China following a sophisticated China-based “cyber attack” threw the online world into turmoil.

As investors studiously looked over the ticker tape, speculation was rising as to who would snatch up Google’s ad revenues if the search giant pulled out of the country.

Domestic competitor Baidu has been touted as the most likely to grab the larger part of Google’s current 30% market share, consolidating its leading position in the domestic search market. Other companies in the running include Tencent’s search engine, SoSo.

Google’s motives for threatening to pull out of the world’s biggest internet market by user numbers – 338 million according to Analysys International’s estimates – have repeatedly come into question. In particular, the company’s insistence that its decision to go public with the whole affair was based solely on censorship issues has prompted commentators at home and abroad to suggest that Google has nothing much to lose by leaving.

But while street estimates put Google’s China revenue at a few hundred million dollars, or just 2% of the company’s total annual revenue, Google’s short-term objective was not to win the market but to win market share. And it has fought hard for its 30% share, often in difficult situations: Google has come under fire in Beijing’s numerous campaigns to rid the internet of pornography and other content deemed sensitive by the state censors.

In addition, Google’s search operation is not the company’s sole interest in China. China Mobile is heavily promoting OPhone handsets running Google’s Android operating system as it rolls out its 3G network. While there has been little indication that China Mobile’s OPhones will be caught up in the current storm, Google has meanwhile delayed the launch of two Android-based phones developed with Motorola and Samsung for China Unicom, the country’s second-largest carrier.

Google’s squaring off with China’s censors could have repercussions for other foreign internet firms operating in China; Yahoo received a slap on the wrist from its domestic partner.

Yahoo has not itself threatened to pull out of China, but has sided squarely with Google. Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a 40% stake, called Yahoo’s reaction “reckless,” but it was an understandable public-relations move given Yahoo’s earlier dalliance with censors. In 2004 it emerged that Yahoo China had handed authorities the email account information of mainland journalist Shi Tao. Shi later received a 10-year prison sentence for leaking government information based on data the state squeezed from Yahoo.

Google’s decision to publicly question the price of commercial gain in China was a bold one regardless of true motive or outcome. Beijing’s relative silence to date indicates the government is treading lightly as support for Google grows at home and abroad. The wider impact of the move on both domestic and foreign technology firms operating in China may take some time to emerge.

Google’s e-library on fire

Even as it has been fighting China on Internet openness, Google is embroiled in a litigation in which publishers and authors from around the world,including India, have accused it of violating copyright in its quest to create the world’s largest online library.

Joining a global campaign against the latest version of Global Book Settlement (GBS 2.0), Indian Repographic Rights Organisation (IRRO), which is the official copyright society for Indian authors and publishers, and Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) filed their objections at a New York district court on Thursday, the deadline for doing so.

GBS 2.0 gives Google copyright immunity to distribute millions of books online, in exchange for sharing the revenue it generates with the rights holders. With the introduction this week, Apple’s iPad Tablet expected to enhance the popularity of digital books, GBS 2.0, which gives a first mover advantage to Google, is being vehemently opposed by the search giant’s rivals such as Microsoft, Amazon and Yahoo!.

The deal has divided opinion among copyright owners as some of authors and publishers have welcomed it as a fresh stream of revenue. One of the most controversial aspects of GBS 2.0 is “opt out”, a mechanism which puts the onus on copyright owners to keep their books out of the purview of this Google innovation. As IRRO’s statement put it, “This implies that if a person is silent, he is deemed to have consented to an agreement.”

According to IRRO, Indian authors, without any representation of their interests, would be affected by the secret negotiations that a few US-based publishers have had with Google. While GBS 2.0 is ostensibly limited to books published in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, the deal would impact the rest of the world too as any author published in any of the four named countries would be covered by it.

In the keenly contested US litigation, the detractors of the Google deal gained strength when the governments of Germany and France filed objections. The US government is due to disclose its stand to the court by February 4.