iOS 5 Ushers in the End of the iPod Era


On October 23, 2001, Apple had asked the world to say ‘goodbye to your hardrive’ with the debut of the first iPod, a consumer device that propelled the digital music revolution and made Apple a household name. Almost a full decade later, Apple continues to ask the world to bid adieu to their hardrives, but […]

iPhone to Android Switch Part Two – Playing Media

Playing Media on an Android

When I bought an Android phone my first thought was how good it would be for playing music. I’ve been using iPods for years and my foray into iOS began with the iPod Touch the spring before the iPhone 3GS was released. I assumed that Android would not be as good as iOS for playing […]

Apple Sold 18.65 Million iPhones in Q2 2011

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Apple has released its sales figures for the second quarter of 2011 and the numbers are nothing short of absolutely amazing. In fact, they are record breaking. Apple has announced that it sold a whopping 18.65 million iPhones in Q2 alone. To put that into perspective, Apple sold 14.1 million iPhones in Q4 of 2010. […]

Carbon Fiber iPods to Sync Wirelessly


There is a prototype of a carbon fiber iPod that is supposed to be able to sync your songs and other media wirelessly, so says the rumor reported at Cult of Mac. The evidence suggests there is something going on with carbon fiber at Apple, but does it have to do with wireless iPod syncing? […]

JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock Delivers AirPlay Audio for $350


HARMAN is releasing a new set of AirPlay enabled speakers under the JBL name which allow users to stream audio wirelessly using Apple AirPlay technology. The JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay speaker dock supports wireless streaming and has a dock for charging and playing audio. The JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay speaker dock will give wireless AirPlay […]

New Apple Dock Connector Patent Hints at USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Support

Dock Connector

An Apple patent was recently discovered that reveals a new dock connector providing support for newer, faster transfer speeds through the use of USB 3.0, Display Port, and Thunderbolt technologies. Additionally, the dock connector, though supporting 30 pins, is smaller than what is currently available on the market today for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and […]

Apple to Add Camera to 7th-Generation iPad Nano?

7th-gen iPod nano

A leaked image of an iPod Nano case reveals a hole in the rear of the square-shaped music player suggesting that Apple may add a camera to the next revision of the Nano. Though the photo has appeared on the blog, the blog says that the authenticity of the image could not be verified. […]

Samsung Galaxy Player is an Android iPod Touch

Samsung Galaxy Player 5-inch

Samsung is “unleashing” an Android iPod Touch. What they are calling the Galaxy Player is a 4″ or 5″ Android device that looks a lot like one of the dozens of  smart phones out their running Google’s mobile operating system. But it’s not a phone. Sound familiar? After Apple released the iPhone customers started clamouring […]

Adobe Helps Developers Build Ads for iOS With Flash Conversion Tools


As the iOS platform currently doesn’t support Flash, developers who are using Flash tools to create ads are locked out of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPads. Given the popularity of those devices, Adobe is looking to still capitalize on that market by helping Flash developers convert their Flash content to the iOS platform via […]

6-Inch Apple Slate: iPad Nano or iPod Touch Max?


Although Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has shunned the idea of a 7-inch tablet form factor, noting that the display size was too small to do much useful work, the Cupertino, California iPad-maker is, however, said to be experimenting with tablets with a smaller form factor. Hot off of the rumor mill is speculation that Apple […]

Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 is a Larger Galaxy Player

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It looks like Samsung is continuing its push into the portable music player (PMP) market that has been dominated by Apple’s iPod and with players such as Microsoft’s Zune. After releasing the Galaxy Player last year as a Samsung Galaxy S sans phone–like how the iPod Touch is an iPhone without the phone feature–the Korean […]

Apple Behind Push for micro USB Charging Standard


The International Electronics Commission, IEC, has recently announced that micro USB will be the universal mobile phone charging standard used. The surprise here is that Apple, known for pushing its own standards, is throwing its support behind the micro USB charging push. Having a common charging standard will be beneficial for the environment as the […]

Rumor: Next-Generation iPod Touch to Have 3D Screen


A new rumor posits that Apple may be exploring glasses-free 3D screen technology for its next-generation iPod Touch. The iPod Touch has evolved from a multimedia-centric PMP to a portable gaming device, and the inclusion of glasses-free 3D technology would place the portable music player in direct competition with Nintendo’s 3DS portable handheld gaming device. […]

House of Marley iPod Accessories and Headphones at CES


Rohan Marley, the son of music legend Bob Marley, launched a line of iPod and iPhone accessories at CES 2011. Reggae fans will instantly recognize the names behind the accessories. The Jammin, Freedom and Destiny  lines of earbuds and iPod docks stand out in the sea of iAccessories. Many of the accessories feature wood grain, […]

Bowers & Wilkins Intros Zeppelin Air, Apple AirPlay Speaker


Bowers & Wilkins introduced the Zeppelin Air at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. This new iPod speaker is compatible with Apple Airplay, which means users will be able to stream and control music wirelessly from the comfort of  any iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC.  The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air has five discrete amplifiers and […]

Valups Tivizen Receiver Brings Digital TV to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch


If you want mobile digital TV while on the go, Valups’s Tivizen receiver aims to deliver with a tiny dock connector dongle and flexible antenna that will be able to pick up live, local broadcast digital TV signals. The Tivizen receiver itself comes with a rechargeable battery that delivers 2.5 hours of mobile digital TV […]

Android Cowon D3 Plenue PMP to Challenge Galaxy Player, iPod Touch


The Cowon D3 Plenue is an Android 2.1-powered music player that looks like a phone, but eschews the phone radio to be a portable music player. With a touchscreen, smartphone OS, and a number of high-end features, the device will compete in the same market as Apple’s iPod Touch and Samsung’s Galaxy Player. The device […]