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Radio is a technology that has evolved a great deal, and it doesn’t seem to show any sign of disappearing. It’s very convenient to just turn on the radio and get a continuous stream of music for hours, without having to choose anything yourself. It’s very practical, and a brilliant wat to find new music!

However, local radio stations aren’t usually very good. Sometimes you want to listen to a station that plays a certain genre, or a specific talk show that isn’t aired on your local radio stations. That’s where online radio comes in.

There’s an amazing number of online radio stations out there, and plenty of variety to choose from. But of course, you’ll need something to listen to those stations. Today, we present you some of our favorite software picks for radio listening and recording.


Just under a year ago, we published a review of Snowtape, an internet radio player for OS X. I was incredibly impressed with the polish of the interface, functionality, and the range of features available.

Today we’re pleased to give you a sneak preview of what to expect in Snowtape 2.0 – the second major release of this app. Complete with a brand new icon and a major batch of new features, it’s a release not to be missed if you’re a fan of internet radio. Read on for more information!


Thanks to everyone who entered our Snowtape competition. It’s a great application, and if you’d like to find out more about it you can read our recent review.

I really enjoyed reading all your favourite artists – you have a phenomenally wide taste in music! Five random comments have been chosen, and the lucky winners of a Snowtape license are:

  1. Varun Dogra
  2. Wes Hinshaw
  3. Bartek Jablonski
  4. Nathaniel (for this comment)
  5. Class

Congratulations – we’ll be in touch soon! If you’d like to be notified when our next competition kicks off, be sure to follow us on Twitter or subscribe via RSS!

Although iTunes has offered a selection of internet radio stations for several years, this is one area of the application that hasn’t seen a great deal of recent development. Snowtape aims to take the baton, and offer a full-featured internet radio experience on the Mac.

The software makes it easy to find a station that plays a particular type of music, establish a “favourites” list, record and edit tracks, export music to iTunes, and automatically discover album artwork. I’ll be delving a little deeper into Snowtape and exploring what the app is capable of.


Today we’ll be giving away five copies of Snowtape, an application that will be fully reviewed next week. Snowtape is the perfect solution for recording audio from various Internet radio stations, automatically tagging each file with appropriate information and album artwork. Perfect for quickly filling your iPod with interesting new music.

If you’d like to win a copy, simply leave a comment on this post letting us know who your favourite music artist is. Be honest – we won’t judge you!

The competition will run for one week, and we’ll announce the winners on Friday 23rd October. Good luck!