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Mega Update to Naturespace — You Can Now Relax Even More!

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We blogged earlier about a relaxation app called Naturespace. It is an app to help you relax, featuring some soothing music and sounds. Well, a couple of days ago, this app got a huge upgrade, featuring even more sounds. Here’s the description from the developer.

 

Description

Welcome to Naturespace Holographic Audio, creators of the finest 3-D audio recordings of nature, now on Windows 8! The sonic accuracy of our recordings are so convincingly real that they create an immediate positive impact on your state of mind. Under headphones, the 3-D experience quickly engages the mind and triggers a lasting physiological sense of safety, peace, and tranquility. Over speakers, it creates highly detailed ambiences that elevate the mood in any indoor space. From the calmest of evenings to the most intense thunderstorms, our spatially accurate recordings will transport you like no other.

Naturespace is unique. It’s not just about nature’s sound, it’s about nature’s space. All 3 dimensions (including height) are accurately reproduced, providing the listener with a true “being there” experience under headphones. The impact that spatially accurate outdoor sound has on the brain is astounding; it is immensely relaxing and entertaining. Whether you take a 5 minute vacation to a gentle evening by a lake, or an extended stay underneath a powerful thunderstorm, Naturespace provides the brain with the sense of openness and vastness that is so important to a balanced state of well-being. Naturespace is a spectacular catalyst for creative visualization and imaginative exploration. Just put on your headphones, and close your eyes. You’ll see!

We are a dedicated team of audio engineers and artists with a unique vision and a singular goal: to change the way the world listens to sound. We invite you to experience our work and welcome your feedback. For the latest information and to connect with us directly, please visit our Facebook page!

Features

    • Includes 17 pristine holographic spaces
    • Extremely long tracks are seamlessly looped for endless hours of listening
    • 30 additional spaces available for purchase, allowing you to customize your library based on what you enjoy
    • Beautiful and elegant user-interface designed exclusively for Windows 8

You can download it from here.

Download from Windows Store: Naturespace: Relax Meditate Escape Sleep

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App Update — Download YouTube Videos as Audio (MP3)

Today I want to share with you an app we blogged about earlier in 2012. This originally was an YouTube downloader app. Now, it has been updated to support turning even offline videos to mp3 audio format. Furthermore, the update now includes a more touch friendly layout of YouTube. Originally, it only was a wrapper to the YouTube website.

This app can be very useful if you want to download a YouTube video as audio to listen to offline. This is very useful if you want to listen to a Podcast on your, say, mp3 player. The audio download size is much smaller than a lengthy video (which podcasts tend to be). This app is also handy if you want to download audio files or music that is under creative commons or under public domain. Although this app allows you to download any YouTube video, do keep in mind the copyright laws. Please do not download music videos or movies that you do not have permission to download. Continue reading

Naturespace – Let Yourself Relax a Bit

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There always comes a time when we deserve to just sit back, take off our shoes, and forget everything for a while. Relaxation is essential, and we have a Windows 8 app just for that! This app plays various soothing music and sounds that will help you relax your mind. It is even useful to play in the background while you work. Yes, the sounds continue to play even when you switch away from the app.

I will let you know that there is a bug in the app that causes the volume to be reduced automatically occasionally. However, you can go back to the app and change the volume back to the level you like. But, still, it is an annoyance. The number of relaxing tracks are limited for now, but the developer promised more tracks will land with a future update. There will be an in-app store that will allow users to accuire more tracks. However, that feature isn’t implemented yet.

I’ll leave you with the official app description from the Windows Store. Enjoy!

Description

Welcome to the world of Naturespace Holographic Audio, creators of the finest 3-D recordings of nature’s most beautiful moments, delivered on Windows 8! The sonic accuracy of our recordings are so convincingly real that they create an immediate positive impact on your state of mind. The 3-D experience under headphones quickly engages the mind and triggers a lasting physiological sense of safety, peace, and tranquility.

Naturespace Holographic Audio is the world leader in 3-D sound recordings for headphones and immersive, highly detailed listening over speakers. From the calmest of evenings to the most intense thunderstorms, our spatially accurate recordings will transport you like no other. We are proud to offer you a complimentary Windows 8 preview into a world of sound like you have never heard before.
Naturespace is unique. It’s not just about nature’s sound, it’s about nature’s space. All 3 dimensions (including height) are accurately reproduced, providing the listener with a true “being there” experience under headphones. The impact that spatially accurate outdoor sound has on the brain is astounding; it is immensely relaxing and entertaining. Whether you take a 5 minute vacation to a gentle evening by a lake, or an extended stay underneath a powerful thunderstorm, Naturespace provides the brain with the sense of openness and vastness that is so important to a balanced state of well-being. Naturespace is a spectacular catalyst for creative visualization and imaginative exploration. Just put on your headphones, and close your eyes. You’ll see.

We hope you enjoy the free consumer preview of our app. In the next few months Naturespace will continue to grow on Windows 8. Please watch for updates including our vast catalog which will become available for purchase inside the app very soon.

Features

  • First 3-D      audio app designed specifically for Windows 8
  • The most      efficient way to relax, meditate, escape or sleep
  • Seven free      audio tracks
  • Vast in-app      catalog of over 80 unique tracks available soon

Beautiful and elegant user-interface

Here are some more screenshots!

Download from Windows Store: Naturespace: Relax Meditate Escape Sleep

Apple Increasing Song Previews To 90 Seconds

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Two months ago, there were rumors that Apple would be doubling the length of song previews in iTunes, which would benefit users and potentially lead to more sales. Today, Apple announced that they would be tripling the length of the previews to 90 seconds, which is more than enough time to get a good feel for a song, and aid in your purchasing decision.

`We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the length of music previews from 30 seconds to 90 seconds on the iTunes Store in the United States. We believe that giving potential customers more time to listen to your music will lead to more purchases.`

The change should be happening “very soon”, and may coincide with iOS 4.2’s release. (You know Apple, they like to keep things tidy!) There’s no word on when (or if) the change will be made in other countries, but hopefully Apple is working on it.