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Mon
17
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Would You Buy Neil Young's High-Res Music Player?

Legendary singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young believes his "Pono" digital music player is the next 'must-have' gadget. Young says that people who use the iPod and most other digital music players aren't hearing music the way it was intended to ... be heard. That's also why he firmly believes there will be great demand for Pono. Unlike the iPod and similar devices, Pono is built with audiophiles in mind. The major difference is that Pono is able to play music using a high-resolution "lossless" audio format, called FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). By ... (view more)

Wed
23
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Apple, HDTV Black Friday Deals Revealed Early

Excitement is already ramping up for Black Friday, the year's most intense shopping event. Already we're seeing some leaked advertisements for various consumer items, with discounts on Apple products -- like the iPad , iPod , iMac, MacBook Air and ... MacBook Pro -- generating the most attention. Black Friday kicks off later this week and for most Americans marks the official beginning of the 2011 holiday season. For years now retailers and manufacturers alike have sought to generate a retail frenzy by drastically lowering prices on Black Friday. Apple Lowers Price on Most Products So, what deals ... (view more)

Mon
14
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Apple Relaxes Water Damage Policy on iPods

Apple appears to have loosened a policy that previously exempted iPods from warranty cover if they showed signs of water damage. But it's unclear if the change will apply to more expensive devices. iPod Hardware Contains Liquid Sensors Although it's ... a clearly-stated part of Apple's user guides and conditions of sale that the company disclaims any responsibility for damage caused by liquid, most people do not realize that doesn't simply apply to cases where the damage is very visible. Instead, all the company's portable devices have a tiny liquid contact indicator: in the iPod it's at the ... (view more)

Thu
24
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'Sync Your iPod Without iTunes', and 'Prime95 26.1 Beta'

Sync Your iPod Without iTunes There has always been one universal constant for purchasers of an iPod -- that they would be using Apple's iTunes to sync it. Apple's iTunes has been downloaded millions of times and is adored by many, but what if ... you're looking for an alternative? http://www.makeuseof.com Prime95 26.1 Beta For overclockers, Prime95 has a feature called "Torture Test" that allows maximum stress testing on the CPU and RAM. There are several options allowing the stress test to focus on the memory, processor, or a balance of both. Usually Prime95 will detect an error ... (view more)

Thu
31
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Apple iPod Hearing Loss Case Dismissed, Court Rules

Is Apple to blame for hearing loss as a result of listening to one's iPod too loud? No, says a federal appeals court. The decision came this week and upholds the original dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed Apple's popular digital media device and ... the headsets sold along with it were defective and could cause permanent hearing loss -- without warning of such a possibility. Original Suits Filed in 2006 The original suit was filed by a disgruntled Louisiana iPod buyer and then supported by a similar claim in California in 2006. Unfortunately for the plaintiffs, judges found that neither ... (view more)

Tue
29
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Zune HD Puts iPod to 'Shame,' Experts Say

Microsoft has struggled to make room for itself in the digital media market since the days of iPod -- but now critics are today calling Microsoft's Zune HD the "best portable media player released by any vendor." Early Revisions Lackluster Released ... in time for Christmas 2006, few techies found the Zune hanging in their stockings. Despite wireless capabilities that allowed one user to swap tunes with a friend, the Zune's drab colors (black and brown, mostly) and few other features failed to shake the Apple tree. Experts: Zune HD Put iPod to "shame" But now it seems, Microsoft may ... (view more)

Tue
08
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Sony Walkman More Popular than iPod in Japan

Think Apple's iPod is the quintessential tech product for the modern age? Arguably, the iPod is the tech world's most in-demand product -- and has been virtually uncontested in North America for the last ten years -- but not in Japan, where the Sony ... Walkman currently holds top spot as the highest-selling MP3 player. The Apple iPod is a ubiquitous device. It's recognized in places where many Western products, like a laptop or PlayStation, are not. It's also very popular in the land of the rising sun, where for the last four years it has been the most powerful force in MP3 playback technology. ... (view more)

Tue
04
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Apple Accused Of Exploding iPod Cover-up

A British newspaper claims Apple ordered a customer whose iPod exploded to keep quiet about it. The Times says the company refused to refund the customer unless they signed a confidentiality agreement. Ken Stanborough one day found his daughter's ... iPod overheating to the point when he could no longer hold it. He threw it from his back door and within 30 seconds it exploded and flew "10 feet in the air." He contacted both the retailer where he bought the device, Argos, and Apple itself. Eventually he received a letter from Apple offering him a full refund but denying any liability. The letter ... (view more)

Tue
10
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

U2 Trades Apple for RIM with 360 Degrees Tour

It's "A Beautiful Day" for Research in Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker which recently pried rock/pop superstars U2 from the clenched fists of competitor Apple. The band, which has been with Apple since 2004, will partner with RIM to promote its ... upcoming U2 360 Degrees Tour. It was almost five years ago now that world-renowned U2 lead singer Bono and guitarist The Edge stood next to Apple's ubiquitous Steve Jobs in order to promote the tech company's Special Edition U2 iPod. At the time, Apple, U2, and studio Universal Music Group (UMG) promised the triumvirate would deliver "innovative ... (view more)

Tue
16
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

iPods To Feature Live Audio Recording

In a recent InfoPackets article ( iPod Tiny Projector Unveiled: Optoma Pico ) an addition was introduced to the iPod that allowed the device to double as a miniaturized pocket projector. Now a new addition from Alesis, a major manufacturer of ... electronic musical instruments, will transform the iPod into a live digital stereo recorder. The Alesis ProTrack will allow users to record live audio from anywhere in the world. The ProTrack boasts two built-in condenser microphones fixed in XY stereo configuration for stereo field recording. (Source: futuremusic.com ) ProTrack also offers users a pair ... (view more)

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