Q. Can you please tell me a cost-effective way to send out 7,000 faxes to a list of numbers I have on the computer? I would also need information on phone lines or a cable line that could handle this task and your idea as to what it would cost. I'm expecting to use Microsoft Access as a database.
A. A PC-based system isn't the best way to go for you. You should probably look at Web-based fax services. We like efax.com. For $9.95 per month, you get a fax number that forwards to your e-mail address. Outgoing pages, which you forward via e-mail, cost 10 cents. For other vendors, take a look at a Web fax FAQ: www.savetz.com/fax/cani.
Q. I download music strictly for working out -- specifically for running. This means that I'm always looking for songs that are a certain speed, say 150-160 beats per minute. It's difficult to find them. I'm wondering if it's possible to speed up some of the songs that I have that are just a little too slow to run to. I just need to speed them up a little, not to munchkin speed.
A. What you're looking for is a pretty standard function of programs for DJs, software that changes the tempo of music without, as you describe it, the "munchkin" effect. They use it to fade one song into another, and a number of MP3 programs for DJs have this function. You might check DJ Mix Pro 2.5, (http://djmixpro.com/beatlock.html), AtomMixMP3 (www.atomixmp3.com) or any of the other DJ-oriented MP3 programs at MP3.com.
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