This article is in regards to the XMPCR, which is a $50 device you connect to your PC via USB port and allows you to beam XM satellite radio on your computer via the Line-In jack on your sound card.
So, rather than using the stock software that came with the device, developers have been creating replacement programs, like the extremely cool Xtreme PCR (which will soon be updated so you can control the PCR across a network with roaming profiles for favorite artists and such), which has been encouraged by XM.
Well, someone came along and create a shareware program called TimeTrax, which allows you to not only record songs and save them to your hard drive like Total Recorder, but to save songs individually as mp3 files complete with proper tag information. You can also use it to 'time shift' the music, just like it was a Tivo or whitebox.
Well, didn't take long (probably less than a week) before the TimeTrax author drew the ire of the corporate terrorists, who not only want to put this guy out of business, but also word is that they are going to discontinue selling the PCR, which is ironic because XM is about to release a non-PC receiver with similar time shifting features (albeit with much less control).
Anyway, I'm just posting this to say that if anybody has been thinking about getting one of these, better get one while they last I have used TimeTrax myself and can tell you that it works exactly as advertised.