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Zune

A digital music and video service from Microsoft for Windows PCs, Windows Phones and Xbox. Introduced in 2006, the Zune brand referred to the entire system, including a physical hardware player, software and music store. In late 2011, the hardware was dropped, but the software remained as the organizer and synchronizer for Windows Phone. Zune functionality was incorporated into Windows Phone just like the iPod was built into iPhones (see Zune software).

Zune Hardware
Launched more than five years after the iPod, the 30GB hard disk-based player included Wi-Fi, FM radio and a 3" screen. Supported audio formats were MP3, WMA and unprotected AAC, as well as H.264, MPEG-4 and WMV video. Various smaller and larger models followed with hard disks up to 120GB and flash storage up to 64GB. In 2009, the last model featured a touchscreen and HD Radio (see Zune HD).
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Professor Stephen Zunes provides a scathing critique of Morocco as an occupying force in the Western Sahara.
An analyst for the Institute for Policy Studies, Zunes (politics and international studies, U.
While there are more than 220- 230 million iPods out there, Microsoft has been able to sell only 5 million Zunes.
With wireless capabilities, the Zune can sync with your PC, share music with other Zunes, and access its online store, Zune Marketplace, so you can buy music anytime.
Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and chair of Middle Eastern studies at the University of San Francisco, is critical of Obama's running mate, recalling that Biden was "one of the leading congressional supporters of US militarization of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, of strict economic sanctions against Cuba, and of Israeli occupation policies".
They can share files wirelessly with other Zunes or by using a USB with XBOX 360.
Or they can break the law and download illegal software to convert their music to an open, widely supported format such as MP3, allowing their music to be played on any music player, including iPods and Zunes.
According to Amazon its MP3-only strategy means that all music bought from the store will be DRM-free and can be played on almost all devices, including PCs, Macs, iPods, Zens and Zunes, and can be burned to CD for personal use.
MUSIC BIZ ZUNES FORWARD (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles)
Zunes and Rai clearly outline the Anglo-American polices within those countries' domestic frames of reference, highlighting both continuities and inconsistencies, as well as leaders' repeated mendacity in portraying the impacts of sanctions to their own constituents.
We're making terrorists faster than we're killing them," says Stephen Zunes, chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco and author of Tinderbox: U.
By Stephen Zunes published by Zed Books ISBN 184277 259 7 price 9.