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Music and Sound

Downloads are where you transfer files from a website and then store them on your computer and portable music player. 

Advantages

  • The ease with which they can be obtained
  • The ability to just download the tracks you want
  • You can still burn the tracks to a CD 
  • The ease with which they can be loaded onto portable players

Disadvantages

  • Viruses could be introduced
  • Many people use file sharing sites to avoid having to pay for the download
  • People who download files illegally could be cut off from the internet by their internet service providers
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Online Radio

Many people like to listen to the radio whilst working on their computer. You can listen to the radio online using the internet and there is a huge choice of stations. 

Advantages

  • The quality of the sound is good and there is no aerial to adjust
  • You can listen to radio stations from around the world
  • You can listen to programs you missed

Disadvantages

  • You need a broadband connection
  • The service is not completely reliable
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Mobile Phones

More uses are being found for mobile phones all the time.

Services available through mobile phones:

  • Send and recieve text messages and emails and make phone calls
  • Take digital photographs or take short video clips
  • Surf the internet
  • Watch live TV
  • Download and listen to music, download and play games
  • Send picture messages
  • Play videos 
  • GPS (use your phone as a satellite navigation system) 
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Mobile Phones cont.

Advantages

You can be contacted in case of an emergency

Plans can be changed at the last minute

Parents prefer children to have a mobile with them as they feel it is safer

Easier to keep in contact with people and quick

Disadvantages

Health issues associated with mobile phones because of the rays (cancer, etc. )

Older people sometimes have difficulties with using the devices

Can cause accidents (driving whilst on the phone) 

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