Archive for the ‘iPods’ Category
So you want the latest Apple gadget, but aren’t sure you want to spend the money to upgrade? Well, PowerMax has been solving that problem for longer than many retailers have been in business. Indeed, the PowerMax Trade in Program is one of the signatures that made PowerMax what it is today. Read More »
The internet shopping experience can be daunting. Think about it: virtually everything you can buy is sitting somewhere for sale on the internet. It’s like walking into a mall that stretches for hundreds of miles. Even if you just look at the Apple world, we have dozens of different iPad models, not to mention all the iPods (nano, shuffle, touch and classic), and then the hundreds of Mac configurations on top of that. Read More »
Holy Cow, as Harry Caray used to say, Apple hit one out of the park with their September 1st music event. They took the #1 lineup of media devices in the world and basically changed them all again. While most companies would be happy to rest on their laurels, Apple seems to always have a knack for wanting to push us all into the next level… for better or worse. With these announcements, it seems for the better…
We’ve been selling Apple products a long, long time. Long enough to have an ocean of things only the most rabid Apple fanboy would care to care to see or own. Marvelously old, crusty Apple things that died long ago. Signs, crates of who-knows-what, pallets full of machines from a bygone era. Mostly the Clinton era, but I digress … Read More »
While Apple didn’t invent the MP3 player, they certainly invented the MP3 player that would forever define the category: the iPod.
Over the years, the iPod has morphed from a music player to a near mini-computer, where you can text, chat, browse the web, record video, watch movies, play with an endless supply of applications, and yes, still just listen to music.
Apple has managed to impress and surprise more times than we can count over the years. But have they run out of ideas for the iPod? Where can they possibly take it next?
Whoever said that “half the fun of travel is the journey,” must have been an iPod video owner. That’s because without your iPod, trudging through the long security lines and the otherwise endless waiting can be too much for a lot of modern Americans to endure. The longer we wait without anything to occupy us, the higher our stress levels climb. It defies logic, but doing nothing at all can really be more stressful than a full day at work.
I have been on an exhaustive search for an iPod connection for my 1998 Toyota that actually works. Over the years, I’ve meet many other people on the same quest for true iPod / car harmony. Years went by: my iPod changed but my search continued. Last week I found my perfect solution and I got to keep my original Toyota stereo. USA Spec makes a line of quality iPod interface kits that attach to the factory stereo in your car. Installing it took only minutes and it gave me every feature I could expect.
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After opening the iPod I gave my wife for our anniversary, she had only one question: “Can I get Oprah on this?” The answer was not an immediate ‘yes,’ but instead a tentative ‘soon.’
There are really only two ways to put broadcast TV on an iPod. The first, and by far Apple’s preferred method, is through the iTunes Music Store. It’s certainly a simple way to add TV to your iPod, but not every show is available and the $1.99 cost per episode can add up quickly. Which leads us to the second option: capturing TV with a Personal Video Recorder (PVR). There are a variety of external PVRs, but converting video for your iPod requires many extra steps. For direct TV recording to your iPod there is one name that is universally respected. EyeTV 2 is the Mac PVR software from Elgato that turns any Mac into an impressive entertainment system. Although Elgato currently makes hardware to work with their EyeTV software, they encourage other hardware manufacturers to use the EyeTV software with non-Elgato devices.
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Take out four credit cards from your wallet. Stack them and hold them in your hand. Apple’s iPod nano is about the same weight and half an inch less wide than that stack of cards. Now put three cards back in your wallet and use the remaining card to go buy yourself a nano.
The nano’s introduction should not be misinterpreted as just another iPod in the lineup. It is, in fact, exactly what the iPod should have been in the first place: a flash-based jukebox with a long battery life and stunning color screen. This new iPod is not a smaller version of another iPod, or combination of any other two iPods. The user interface is the same (which has always been iPod’s strength) but that’s it. The differences here are under the skin, most notably with the screen.
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