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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grab Some Wallpaper For Your Zune

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Content Creation & Management" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/...nds/default.htm

Need a hot new background for your newly 3.0'd Zune? Microsoft is now offering 94—count 'em—ninety-four professionally designed backgrounds for your downloading pleasure, all perfectly sized to your Zune's 3:4 screen proportion, and all come in high-quality 480x640 resolution, perfect for outputting to a TV or just showing off on-the-go (Zune device native resolution is 240x320). While most of these designs have been around since the 2.5 update, there's a whole bunch of new ones Microsoft has thrown in the mix to celebrare the 3.0 launch. Take a look, try them out, and see what works. Remember: You Make it You.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Podcast Playlists?

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Talk" @ 12:45 AM

As if the ability to resume podcasts and even send them wirelessly wasn't enough, the 2.5 firmware update also features the ability to watch your podcasts in sequence: when you end one episode of your podcast, it'll automatically advance to the next unplayed episode in the series. This is a change from what used to happen in the device (and still does in the software) in that instead of booting you out of the Now Playing screen and into your last menu screen at the end of an episode, it will now perform the logical action and keep the music/videos playing. This a nice little feature for things like news shows and music podcasts. You can exit out of the loop any time by pressing the back button.

Oh and just as a postscript, I wanted to note that the timing of this could be totally wrong (it may have been a feature since v2), but I've only noticed the video sequencing since the 2.5 update. Any other neat podcasting or general tricks? Let us know in the comments!

EDIT: Clarified play order sequence. It will play the next unplayed episode in reverse-chronological order (plays from the top of the list down).


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Unsubscribe From Podcasts, Right On Your Zune!

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Talk" @ 10:00 PM

http://www.zuneboards.com/content/view/256/2/

I guess bufixes weren't all yesterday's firmware update included; reader Nick points out and Zune Boards confirms that a certain oft-requested feature has finally been added—you can now unsubscribe from podcasts right from your device. This is great for discovering podcasts and getting rid of the ones you don't like. Users with the 2.3 firmware update can check it out by playing a podcast and bringing up the menu by pressing the center button on the Zune30 or pressing down on the Zune Pad on the 4, 8, or 80. To unsubscribe, simply select "unsubscribe." Nice, right?

EDIT (12/20/07): A ZuneBoards commenter noticed that using "play all" while looking at an artist no longer sorts the list alphabetically by song title. Now, songs are played in alphabetical order by album title, then track number. Neat.


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