Items tagged with iPod

SanDisk themselves have publicly stated that no one can "out iPod the iPod," but evidently Sony did just that. According to a recent survey, Sony's own Walkman brand of digital media players outsold Apple's iconic iPod in Japan last week-- a feat that hasn't been accomplished in four years. Calling the victory "rare"... Read more...
V-MODA introduced a new metal headphone with microphone that will be available exclusively at Best Buy. The new Faze headset is universally compatible with all iPhones, iPods, Blackberries, Palm Pres, MP3 players, and computers. It comes with a 2.5mm adapter for use with BlackBerry smartphones and three pairs of black... Read more...
These days, it's hard to find a new vehicle on the showroom floor without iPod support. Even lower-end automobiles are opting to add USB sockets in order to support Apple's iPhone and/or iPod, and one look at the company's latest earnings report will help you understand why. But what if you opted not to trade in your... Read more...
Surprise, surprise!  The September Apple event, which has occurred every September since 2005, is apparently going to be on September 9th (the week of the 7th had already been leaked) and be music-focused.  The event will also not cover anything about the much-rumored iTablet (or iPad) tablet PC. That pretty much matches with the... Read more...
Well, well--turns out those pricing leaks from Amazon the other day were legitimate, and now Microsoft has stepped in to confirm what most of the tech-savvy world already knew. The company's next-generation Zune, and arguably the iPod's most serious competition to date, will begin to ship to US customers on September... Read more...
iHome has been pushing out iPod and iPhone docks for as long as we can remember. The company has to have literally dozens of options ranging from bottom-end to fairly nice, some of which actually double as alarm clocks. The company's latest, however, is uniquely upscale, with sound from Bongiovi Acoustics and a design that'll have anyone swooning.The... Read more...
Amazon.com has, via a pre-order page, confirmed already leaked prices from a Best Buy tipster for the upcoming Zune HD. The price will be $220 for 16GB and $290 for 32GB. The highlights of the new device, which still appears headed to a Sept. 8th intro, from Amazon's page, are: Touchscreen: Get quick and instant access to your content with... Read more...
As interest grows in the digital-textbook arena, one of the providers of e-textbook subscriptions has announced plans to make over 7,000 titles accessible via Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. The new applications that enable the eBook access will be free to subscribers of CourseSmart LLC. The apps let students access full electronic textbooks,... Read more...
Apple may have found a new way to force you to tell the truth about how well you’ve taken care of your iPhone or iPod. A recent patent filed by the company describes a customer abuse detection system that will allow technicians to tell if you’ve been too hard on Apple devices. Instances of abuse could include things such as immersing the device... Read more...
In March it was noted (by many) that the iPhone OS 3.0 beta SDK contained a reference in a file, /System/Library/AppleUSBDevice/USBDeviceConfiguration.plist to "iProd0,1," sort of a mystery device. The latest beta update for iPhone OS 3.1 similarly includes a reference to iProd. However, the USBConfiguration.plist file now has the string "iProd1,1."... Read more...
Reports of iPods with battery issues have been around for years. Reports have ranged from iPods catching fire to batteries exploding. This is just another example of such an incident, but in this case the family involved says that Apple wanted to them to sign a gag order in order to get a refund. According to the... Read more...
As you probably know, Apple's iPod shuffle created quite a stir when it was introduced with no screen and no buttons. How are you really supposed to control it, after all? Of course, Apple's innovative (and hampering, in some ways) solution was VoiceOver, a system that enables owners to shout commands and have it respond accordingly.Unfortunately,... Read more...
On Friday, Palm released an update to the ROM for the Palm Pre, bringing it to version 1.1, adding some missing ActiveSync functionality, to better align the Palm Pre with business. More importantly for some, it also restored the ability of the Palm Pre to sync with iTunes. Earlier, Apple released iTunes 8.2.1 which blocked the Palm Pre from... Read more...
This week is earnings week for a slew of technology outfits, and there's one in particular that Wall Street was waiting for: Apple. During what's likely the worst recession since the Great Depression, analysts and consumers alike were eager to hear how the tech world's darling made out in the quarter ending June 27th. Needless to say, Apple... Read more...
Akamai Announces Variable Bit Rate Streaming Support to Deliver Live High Quality Video Content to iPhone and iPod touchContent owners and publishers including Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery, FOX News, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, MTV, NPR, Turner Sports and USA TODAY are all part of Akamai’s iPhone 3.0Video ShowcaseAkamai... Read more...
It's somewhat hard to believe, but Sony's iconic and downright legendary Walkman turned 30 this year. Three decades ago, Sony's craftsmanship propelled a bulky, one-trick audio player onto the portable scene, sparking a revolution that continues today. But 30 years after its introduction, the original Walkman has little revlence in the world... Read more...
If you're a fan of our Video Spotlight channel (and we know you are, because you're cool like that...), you'll definitely want to check out our latest installment - HotHardware Video Podcasts.  With the wild success of all things iPhone and iPod as of late, there was an obvious need to ride the wave and offer you the video mobility capabilities... Read more...
Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 hasn't even hit the scene yet, and already Belkin is introducing a product that'll take full advantage of the new functionality. We're not trying to read too far between the lines, but maybe Belkin knows a thing or two about Monday (WWDC) that we don't? At any rate, the new TuneCast Auto Live FM transmitter improves upon... Read more...
Naysayers, time to eat your hat. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, is ready to return to the helm of the Cupertino, CA based technology company, as scheduled, by the end of June. In mid-January of this year, Steve Jobs took a medical leave of absence, giving few details but setting a timeframe to return of... Read more...
A high-definition version of the Zune, Zune HD, which we wrote about earlier when images and specs were leaked to the Web, has been finally confirmed by Microsoft. For more on our earlier speculation, check out our own Daniel Beguns' conversation with TechVi's Randall Bennett and Macworld's David Chartier here. As far as official word from... Read more...
Rich Morin, co-author of an interesting new study in the world of consumer electronics, probably said it best when he concluded that there is "nothing like hard times to focus the minds of the public on what they need and don’t need." The aforementioned study polled one thousand Americans via landline and cellphone in early April regarding... Read more...
After images of Microsoft's supposedly forthcoming Zune HD leaked out to the web this past weekend, many technology critics have spent the past few days debating whether or not the mythical device has the chops to knock Apple from its throne. Or to even give it a scare, really.Our very own Daniel Begun sat down with TechVi's Randall Bennett... Read more...
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