July 26, 2016 in bliss
You might have noticed there has been no releases of bliss for a few weeks, or at least certainly longer than I would prefer! I tend to prefer releasing small incremental improvements of bliss, encouraging early feedback for new features, and tend to plan work to achieve that.
However, there are some sorts of features that are difficult to "salami slice" in this way. And what I'm working on at the moment is one such feature: a complete reset of the bliss UI.
July 19, 2016 in album art
Mercedes COMAND is the in-vehicle control and information system installed across the Mercedes-Benz range. From COMAND you can navigate with GPS, make and receive phone calls and, of course, play music from your music collection. Pertinently, COMAND has a screen built into the dashboard that has got slowly larger and larger down the years. This is a great place to display album artwork to help you navigate your music collection.
July 12, 2016 in digital music
... wait a minute, stop! No cheap 80s New Wave references here. This week's topic is about gold music libraries; what they are, and why they are a useful way of thinking about how you store your music collection.
July 05, 2016 in digital music
The video is produced by Dutch audiophile and writer Hans Beekhuyzen, explaining the basics of music metadata management.
I think it's a great primer on the subject, with some good tips and warnings about common problems. Before I " stick my oar in", here's the video for you to enjoy:
June 28, 2016 in digital music
SYNC is the Ford Motor Company's in-vehicle entertainment system which allows all manner of in car functions; playing music, hands free telephone calls and so on. It's been around for almost a decade and has gone through three main revisions; we now have SYNC 3 which is being deployed in a large proportion of Ford cars (over half of the US fleet) from the end of 2016 onwards.