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Posts Tagged ‘ipod’


 

 

Improving on Perfection

I may have been wrong. It may indeed be possible to improve on perfection. Or, more accurately, it may be possible to improve on the iPod mini. My love of the device stems from its outward facing features; size, shape, materials, etc. The innards of the thing are less ...
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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Over the years, I have written several times about my love of the iPod mini. It has been more than six years since the mini was first introduced and I still consider it to be the best iPod ever made. It's neither too big nor too small. It lacks ...
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RDF Prep

In a little more than 12 hours, someone will take the stage at Apple's media event. Here's hoping His Steveness makes an appearance, but even if he doesn't, it is time to center ourselves and mentally prepare for the potential RDF that's heading our way. I have not been overly ...
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24 Hours with MediaFly

Well, it looks like MediaFly won't be the answer to all my podcast related prayers after all. It's definitely a useful service and it will become a big part of my podcast consumption, but it has failed to vanquish iTunes. First let's revisit the situation that started all this. I ...
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MediaFly

I've said many times over the years that iTunes is a bloated resource hog and it becomes more and more true all the time. I have gotten to the point that I almost never interact directly with iTunes. I consume my media via Front Row, my iPod, and my ...
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When Will I Learn?

To date, I have owned seven different iPods. The Original Several months after it was introduced, I bought an original 5 gig iPod. The one with the mechanical scroll wheel that actually spun around. I wasn't completely sure I bought into the whole MP3 player fad at the time, and i ...
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Not Impressed. Sorry, Steve

Let's rock? The iPod touch got a little more iPhone-like, the iPod nano took a step backward, and iTunes got a little more bloated. What's next, Steve? Are you going to jump around the stage like a wild ape and scream like a girl? iPod touch The least horrid of today's ...
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Sync

I get that the syncing mechanisms for iPhone and iPod touch are built around a legacy system that was designed for a device tethered to your computer via USB, but so much potential coolness is being wasted that way. With firmware 2, iPhones and iPod touches... iPods touch... have this ...
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Why?

Why does Apple tend to tweak their most successful products rather than sit back and let them do their jobs? The iPod mini was the fastest selling model of the music player ever. I think it still is, but don't quote me on that. And they killed it after ...
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Frenzy

Is it me, or has the Apple frenzy this week really been thrown into overdrive? This may rival last summer's iPhone launch. The choreography of these things fascinates me. As of this morning, the iPhone App Store is live as is MobileMe. New versions of iTunes and the AppleTV software have ...
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