Zune

  • Zune Pass troubles? Users report Zune purchases are busted (update?)

    Zune Pass troubles? Users report Zune purchases are busted (update?)

    Zune down! The Zune support forums are awash with users claiming various issues with Zune subscription media. Songs are not showing up, or if they do, they aren’t playing. Sounds like an authentication issue to me, and those happen every once in a while — but for weeks on end? Any of you fine folks out there having trouble? I’ll see if I can scare up any info from the Zune team… Read More

  • Gadget surgery: hack a 32GB SSD into your old Zune body

    Gadget surgery: hack a 32GB SSD into your old Zune body

    Worried that your venerable Zune 80 is going to kick the bucket some day? That spinning hard drive can only take so much abuse, after all. Well, if you've got the stomach to tear it apart and feel like dropping a bill on a little 32GB SSD, you might just be able to keep on Zunin' until the sun blows up. Read More

  • Review: Zune HD

    Review: Zune HD

    But what did he see in the clear stream below? His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. —The Ugly Duckling It’s been a long, brown trip for the Zune: from its early days (mocked and abject) to its awkward years (deemed a dead end and money pit) it’s been embattled and criticized, and rightly so. After all… Read More

  • Zune HD's UI: the full tour

    Zune HD's UI: the full tour

    The Zune HD is upon us, and whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit that it is devilishly good-looking. I happen to think it’s also a great media player, based on my day with it and on previous demos, but the final judgment will come in a day or two with the full review. In the meantime, I’m sure a lot of people have been waiting on a decent walkthrough of the Zune HD’s… Read More

  • Zune update in 60…59…58… (now)

    Zune update in 60…59…58… (now)

    Reminder! That Zune HD launch is hitting tomorrow, and I guarantee they’re going to be at least trying to roll the new 4.0 software out at midnight. I’m spending my Monday night drinking beer and refreshing zune.net, why aren’t you? All right, I also watched Gossip Girl. On accident! Anyway, the new stuff they’ve got coming is hot. I’ll post a full unboxing and tour… Read More

  • Le Zune HD, c'est seulement aux Etats-Unis cette année

    Le Zune HD, c'est seulement aux Etats-Unis cette année

    Zut! Oui, it's true. The Zune HD we're all pumped for will not be hitting Europe this year, if indeed it does at all. Microsoft France's entertainment division director has said during and interview that "for now, we have no intention of marketing (it here)" or, to be precise, "pour le moment, nous n'avons aucune intention de le commercialiser." Okay, that's one way to get your product out… Read More

  • The Incredible Shrinking iPod Prices Undercut The Zune HD

    The Incredible Shrinking iPod Prices Undercut The Zune HD

    We're still hours away from Apple's event today in San Francisco, but that apparently hasn't stopped the company from releasing some changes in its own store. The main thing to note is the prices of the various iPod lines, especially the iPod touch. Yesterday, a 32 GB iPod touch was $399. Today? $279. Yesterday, a 16 GB version was $299. Today? $249. The 8 GB one is now only $189, down from $229. Read More

  • Original Zunes go towards the light

    Original Zunes go towards the light

    I think we all knew it was coming. After all, the new interface, while aesthetically similar to the old Zune UI, is totally incompatible with the old hardware. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, unfortunately — though I would add, that doesn't mean you have to throw away the dog. Click on through for a great Zune-in-heaven photoshop. It's the subtle glow that sells it. Read More

  • Zune HD going on tour; go be a groupie at your local Best Buy

    Zune HD going on tour; go be a groupie at your local Best Buy

    We've had our hands-on, but that's because we're an elite media group that knows everything eons ahead of time. I've had a Zune HD for almost two years now; I'm just waiting on the new holographic interface that comes with the Zune VR. Oops, I've said too much. Or I'm lying. Which is it? Whatever the case, the Zune HD is making its way around the US so everyone can get their hands on it. I think… Read More

  • Meet The Fune, Microsoft's New Smart Phone (It's Really Hot) – Humor

    "It's a phone that runs Windows Vista, and it connects to the Internet through America Online." Let's end the religious war waging between iPhone and Android fanatics right now and all get our hands on the Fune, Microsoft's new smart phone. I'm sure the Fapp Store is right around the corner. This is the latest video from UCBcomedy.com, and it made me laugh out loud. Read More