By adding at least 256MB more of PC2700 memory or maxing out the system to the 1GB limit would definitely increase performance. A larger, faster hard drive to store more stuff also could be added. Look for hard drives featuring 7200RPM.
Apple has unveiled its new music offerings featuring high-quality songs free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions. The new songs - which come from the EMI Music catalog - cost $1.29 and they are available in iTunes' AAC format. iTunes users have a choice to purchase the songs for 99 cents with DRM or pay extra for songs without DRM. Read more here.
Skype, a popular communications service, now allows its users the convenience of sending PayPal payments via their Skype client. Read more here.
In honor of the PlayStation Portable's (PSP) second anniversary, Sony has announced a price drop for the popular gaming system to $169.99. Read more here.
Anyone familiar with the PSP knows the unit's capabilities exceed far beyond what Sony originally had designed it for. The PSP has built-in wireless features and a Web browser that helps its user surf the Net and game on the go. And it also has the homebrew crowd with its software creations that have turned the PSP into the ultimate portable Swiss-Army knife tool.
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