iPod

  • Sweet Apple donates Nanos to wildfire-stricken kiddies

    Sweet Apple donates Nanos to wildfire-stricken kiddies

    Those poor desert-dwellers in the Golden State could have used the floods we’ve been having recently in Washington. But every choking, black cloud of smoke has a silver lining: 100 youngsters whose homes and belongings were torched by the rampant flames have been given iPod Nanos free of charge by Apple. A local guy e-mailed Steve Jobs and ended up in contact with Foulkes, another higher-up… Read More

  • Free Universal Music with purchase of select Nokia cellphones starting next year

    Free Universal Music with purchase of select Nokia cellphones starting next year

    Nokia, the Finnish cellphone maker, and Universal Music Group, which serves no purpose in 2007, have cut a deal that will allow users of certain Nokia phones to download the entire music catalog of Universal. The program, which is set to launch for consumers sometime in the second half of 2008, will have users trading in vouchers (that comes with eligible cellphones) for the ability to download… Read More

  • Would you pay more for a DVD that included an iTunes/iPod-friendly copy in the disc?

    Would you pay more for a DVD that included an iTunes/iPod-friendly copy in the disc?

    Question: if a DVD includes a file on the disc that’s readily playable on your computer (on iTunes or whatever), is it worth $3 or $4 extra dollars? Or are you of the mindset that, hey, I’ve already paid for this content, why am I being charged again just to watch it on a different screen? (That’s me. Big surprise.) Apple is in negotiations with Hollywood studios to sell movies… Read More

  • Watch out Apple, Creative just dropped a bomb

    Watch out Apple, Creative just dropped a bomb

    I’m not saying people will be rushing to pick up a Zen or anything, but it should be noted that Creative has announced the world’s first flash-based 32GB PMP and it’s the size of a CC. What else does $378 get you? That’s not a type typo, either, it’s $378. That’s cheap. Super cheap for 32GB of flash memory. A 2.5-inch display, 30 hours of music playback, five… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 7" widescreen iPod video dock for $60

    CrunchDeals: 7" widescreen iPod video dock for $60

    Once retailing for around $300, the Video-55 LCD iPod Video Player from Sonic Impact can be yours for a mere $60 with coupon code. You dock your iPod into the player and it functions as an external speaker and video player, allowing you to watch your iPod’s videos on the 7-inch LCD screen instead. It’s stated to work with any 30-pin interface iPod but is marketed specifically towards… Read More

  • BFF Jaxim's Zune requests good enough for CrunchGear

    BFF Jaxim's Zune requests good enough for CrunchGear

    Over on BFF, user Jaxim has posted a really terrific piece for our Blind Review contest on what the Zune could use to make it even better. Not that it’s a dis on the Zune; Jaxim starts by saying that he’d still take one over an iPod Classic, but he makes several good points that the guys at Bear Creek might want to think about. It’s a great read, and not just a good entry in the… Read More

  • Make your iPod Nano box into a portable speaker set

    Make your iPod Nano box into a portable speaker set

    I still have the box for my 5G iPod sitting on some shelf somewhere, because it was just too nice to throw away. Of course, I’m a pack rat and keep worthless stuff all the time. But now I have a decent reason to keep the thing, at least if I buy a new Nano. Japanese gadget outfitter Bird Electron has a sweet little kit to convert your Nano’s box into a little portable speaker set… Read More

  • Zune 80 battery life sucks

    Zune 80 battery life sucks

    I don’t want to dampen anyone’s spirits since we’re giving away a Zune 80GB, but I just felt that you should know what you’re getting yourself into. Other than capacity, the biggest concern should always be battery life. Many of you commute at some point during your day and who wouldn’t want some Positive Vibrations or an episode or two of Dexter to watch? In any… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: iPod Touch for $344 shipped

    CrunchDeals: iPod Touch for $344 shipped

    A brand spankin new 16GB Touch for $344 shipped or the 8GB model for $244. Just be sure to pay via paypal. 16GB 8GB Read More

  • Zune, iPod camps fudge numbers in WSJ voting poll

    Zune, iPod camps fudge numbers in WSJ voting poll

    Ah, there’s nothing better than passionate users. The Wall Street Journal recently ran a holiday poll asking "Which of these items are you most likely to purchase as a gift?" The iPod and Zune were two of the choices and when the final numbers had been tallied, the iPod received 62% of the vote and "in a highly improbable move, Zune surged from less than 1% through most of the… Read More

 
  • Ye olde confirmation: Apple will have a Black Friday sale

    Ye olde confirmation: Apple will have a Black Friday sale

    Just like last year (and years before), Apple will have some sort of Black Friday sale, which will last 24 hours. There’s no telling what sort of discounts Apple will throw our way, nor on what items, but Apple has been sending out this nifty little graphic. Speaking of shopping, anyone remember the show “Shop Till You Drop” (the original version)? That and “Supermarket… Read More

  • XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators

    XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators

    Yes, the painfully original XM-Sirius “logo” strikes again Judging by a number posts from earlier in the year, I can tell that a few of you are fans of, or at least followers of, of satellite radio. It may interest you to know that today is the day when shareholders of both XM and Sirius vote the proposed merger up or down. It’s expected that both groups will give the merger the… Read More

  • Feist's iPod ad spoofed by MadTV

    I feel you, MadTV Feist. That’s why I won’t upgrade my iPod until the one I have dies. Read More

  • Microsoft mulling direct-to-Zune downloads?

    Microsoft mulling direct-to-Zune downloads?

    Microsoft apparently intends to purchase a French mobile music service company called Musiwave, according to Electronista. The technology would be implemented into "Microsoft’s more portable hardware and software services, including Windows Live, the Windows Mobile OS for smartphones, and the Zune media player." Read More

  • iPod Touch update lets you add calendar events

    iPod Touch update lets you add calendar events

    I’m like Kramer. I keep all my appointments [pointing at brain] right up here. If I did keep a calendar of some type, maybe I could use the one on my iPod Touch. Good to know that, thanks to the new 1.1.2 firmware update, I can now add events to the aforementioned calendar instead of just staring at events that were added from my computer. I’ve tried it in real life on a real-life iPod… Read More

  • How to fix an iPod that won't boot, revisited

    How to fix an iPod that won't boot, revisited

    Hey, NY Times visitors: if you’re looking for the iPod fix-it article, you’ve come to the right place. Click here to read the full article and thanks for visiting. Read More

  • What's a SuperZune?!

    What's a SuperZune?!

    The SuperZune has its own special interface. Click through to find out what it is. Read More

  • Phase: almost Guitar Hero on your iPod

    Phase: almost Guitar Hero on your iPod

    Apple released iTunes 7.5 yesterday and one of the prominent new features is Phase, a game for the 5G, nano and classic. Developed by Harmonix/MTV, the game is essentially Guitar Hero for your iPod. That makes sense seeing as though Harmonix developed GH as well as the upcoming Rock Band. Rather than using a mini guitar (and looking like a fool), however, you control the game with the iPod’d… Read More

  • iLounge's 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer's Guide takes me back, still looks good

    iLounge's 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer's Guide takes me back, still looks good

    Before I got involved in this wacky world of tech writing, I was a big fan of iLounge’s holiday buying guide. (I think they were still called iPodlounge back then.) The buying guide fairy is back and she brought a copy of the 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer’s Guide with her. 120+ pages of alarmingly detailed information on everything iPod and iPhone related, from the devices proper to esoteric… Read More

  • English kid's iPod Touch ad idea purchased by Apple

    Oh man. Nick Haley grabbed some clips from Apple’s website, mixed in some sexy-time music, and got an e-mail from Apple saying "we’ve seen what you have produced and we’d like a chat with you." The commercial has been redone "professionally" by Apple’s ad agency but is said to deviate little from the original, save for some more polished editing and a… Read More