Downloads Articles

Napster Versus iTunes

Napster, once the most recognizable names in music downloading, is preparing to challenge the current music download king Apple’s iTunes.

Legal Online Music Downloads Booming

The Internet music business appears to be booming. After overcoming the “Napster” stigma, online music stores have seen a dramatic increase in customers and sales/downloads.

Firefox Downloads: 14 million and counting

Asa Dotzler, mozilla.org Staff Member/Driver, has posted a graph and write-up of the Firefox web browser download numbers.

Apple Blocks Real Media From iPod, Tops 200 Million Downloads

In a move that will undoubtedly take the rivalry to another level, Apple has indicated that the next generation of iPods will “actively block” attempts by Real Networks to make their format playable on Apple’s wunderkind of a tech toy. This heated relationship stems from a development that Real introduced in July that would allow Real format audio files to be played on iPods.

Google Software Downloads On One Page

The Google Blog team has just made Christmas easier. They announced a new page on Google where all of the Google software downloads are neatly available for download from a single web page.

Lots of Google Desktop Downloads

John Battelle has data from the Majestic group that demonstrates more than 1.3 million unique users visited the Google Desktop download page.

Adware – Are Downloads Safe?

Developers offering downloads are paying the price for the malformed truths that have been put forth regarding downloads. While not a political campaign the smears are ever present in the adware arena.

Writing Benefit-Driven Web Copy 4 Steps to More Sales
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You’ve identified the benefits you offer your customers, but how do you turn a list of benefits into engaging web copy which converts visitors into customers?

Gaining Financial Insights with the ROCE Tree Part 2

Structure of the ROCE tree

This type of analysis is called a ROCE Tree as it is often represented in the shape of a tree:

HTML Client for Web Services using DHTML Behavior

In this example we will access a Web Service created in C# from an HTML client. The client does not use .Net Framework directly and instead accesses the Web Service functionality using the DHTML behavior.

Tips to Protect Your Downloads or Products

1. Upload robots.txt file in to your root directory and include the folder name where you set your downloads.

10 Things You Can Do TODAY to Boost Traffic to Your Website

Are you twiddling your thumbs and wondering what you might do today to bring more visitors to your website? If so, then twiddle no more!

CDRW software and Windows XP

Hi Carey,

I just bought an EMachine that has a CDRW, but it didn’t come with software like Roxio. I know that XP has built in software, but it isn’t user friendly. When I tried to load my Roxio platinum I encounterd the problem you addressed on your site where the recorder disappears.

Is there a solution to the problem? A different piece of software that would work with xp? I’m at a loss.


File Transfer Complications

Hello Carey,

On my older computer there was an accessory titled cardfile. I am getting my son a computer with the newest version of windows, which doesn’t carry cardfile. I have a lot of info stored on this program and I have tried to copy this to a diskette, but, it comes up in a different format. Could you help.

Linda Gonzales

Talking to the outside world in Excel 2003

Being able to code C# with Excel 2003 is great fun but now its time for something a bit more useful.

This next code sample shows how to connect to the internet inside of Excel. The idea is when the workbook opens the code behind the workbook searches for quotes on NASDAQ and then populates the spreadsheet with the data. You can imagine you could have a spreadsheet full of data which is retrieved from data sources on company servers and internet sources etc. As you can see coding for excel in C# allows you to leverage your C# skills and re-use them in the world of Excel spreadsheets.

Nimda Worm – How it Spreads and Prevention

These are the days of attacks – virus attacks, terrorist attacks, social, political, religious attacks.

The latest worm to hit the Net is the Nimda worm, which is ADMIN spelled backwards. Most of the targets are (but of course!), IIS-servers and Outlook Express users.

5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Digital Downloads

A couple of days ago, I was searching for a popular eBook online. Now I’m not going to tell you the name of this eBook for reasons you’ll understand in the next few minutes.

The Advantages of Using FrontPage

Ever since I’ve been doing SEO work, I’ve always griped and complained about FrontPage and all the extraneous code it puts in the section of the page, etc.

Then recently, I had the opportunity to visit with a group of advanced search engine optimizers, and I was shocked to find that many of them use FrontPage and love it.

10 Ways To Increase Your Free eBook Downloads!

1. Anticipate the objections your visitors might have about your free ebook offer. You should research your target audience’s needs and wants.