will be launching it’s new Mac software and home page this week. The software now allows Mac users to utilize the Internet service to find their favorite songs from the radio, according to company spokesperson Erin Crum.
The eMarker device, a US$19.95 gadget about the size of a lucky rabbit’s foot, links to a key chain or fits in a pocket or purse. When you hear a song you want to eMark — wherever you are, such as in the car, at home or in the office, just press the button on the device. You then connect the eMarker to a computer through a USB connection and the Web site is launched through your Internet browser. eMarker.com will then display the eMarked songs by matching the time the song was played to your favorite station, Crum said. According to the folks at eMarker, here’s how it works:
The eMarker remembers the exact time you heard a song you liked. Since the eMarker.com Web site has all the information about what songs were played on a variety of stations, it can tell you what was playing on your favorite stations at that time. When you register your eMarker, you let the folks at eMarker.com know which stations you normally listen to.
You can use it anywhere (at home, in your car, at the office, etc.) as long as you’re listening to a station that’s covered by eMarker. The company covers around 1,000 stations all over the US.
When you plug the eMarker into your Mac, the Web site will show you which songs were played on your favorite radio station. You can eMark up to 10 songs. If your eMarker device becomes full, just upload the eMarks by plugging your eMarker into the cradle and upload your eMarks into your account. After that, your eMarker will be empty so that you can eMark 10 more of your new favorite tunes. You can save up to 500 songs in your personal eMarker page on the eMarker Web site.
Beyond the “minimal cost” of the terminal itself, the service is free. You can also listen to song clips, find out more about the artist or album, and even buy the album from an online retailer. Soon you’ll also be able to read the latest music news and search the eMarker music library for new songs and new artists free of charge, the company said.