Your Technology Aug. 23, 1999

TEMPTING TUNES RealNetworks is making it harder than ever to resist the allure of digital music. Last week it announced a $30 version of its popular RealJukebox music player and recorder (available at real.com) which lets people make exact digital replicas of songs from their CDs in the MP3 format, with no degradation of sound quality--an MP3 first. With a 10-band graphic equalizer, users can fine-tune playback; new "skins" (colorful covers) can also be superimposed on the user interface so it looks as spiffy as the music sounds.

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