Back on Track

Epitaph Records steer their ship on the good course through choppy waters, with the release of the Punk-O-Rama Vol. 8 double album, now on EMusic or cheap as chips in your friendly local record shop.

Adobe finally make a solid, decent Reader, with drag-n-drop installation if you download the full installer for OS X. The Text Select tool is massively improved, you can Save As Text, and there's Speak Aloud and Automatic Scrolling if you like that sort of thing. The whole thing feels much faster too.

Native Instruments deserve a Nobel prize for services to music, just for the new release of their Reaktor sound synthesis software.