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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iPod’

GameDock Could Turn Your iPhone Into a Console

It’s clear that traditional gaming on a smartphone is frustrating. Games that need more than a tap or a swipe have to overlay controls onto the touchscreen, meaning that gamers will have their fingers hovering over much of the game. The newly released Max Payne for iPhone is a good example of this. Solutions to this problem are beginning to …

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Amazon Updates the Kindle App For iOS

Amazon this week updated its Kindle app for iOS. The iPhone and iPad versions both got improvements, though they were different for each. The iPad edition of the Kindle app received the more major changes, with the app now having smaller margins and a “cleaner” look. More exciting, though, is the new inclusion of comic books, graphic novels, and children’s …

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Amazon Cloud Player for iPhone Released

Amazon announced today that the Amazon Cloud Player app is now available for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The app can now be downloaded for free through Apple’s App Store. The app provides streaming music or downloads through customers’ Amazon Cloud Drive. In addition, it functions as a normal audio player for music already on a device. ‚ÄúCustomers tell us …

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Netflix Streaming Player For iOS Updated

Netflix today announced that it has updated its streaming player inside the Netflix app for iOS devices. The asthetics of the player has been adjusted to look more like Netflix’s “browse experience.” The new video player includes larger buttons and controls, making it easier for users to navigate and adjust streaming content on smaller screens. Thumbnail images will now be …

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Absinthe 2.0: How to Jailbreak Your iPhone

iPhone, iPad, and iPod users who want to use their devices more freely have always been in a race with Apple to keep ahead of updates. Because of that, the release this week of Absinthe 2.0 was exciting news for the Apple hacker community. Absinthe 2.0 is the jailbreak for Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 5.1.1. It was released …

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Does iPad Impact Children’s Learning Curve?

While researchers scramble to determine whether it is good or bad idea to allow children to use iPad’s or similar touchscreen devices for extended periods of time, many children already have access to the devices and can navigate them quite well. Some researchers have an inclination to generalize what they know about television watching and apply it to our touchscreen …

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Apple Patents A Remote For Your Steering Wheel

For many of us these days – myself included – smartphones and MP3 players have taken the place of our car’s built-in stereo system. More and more auto manufacturers are recognizing that fact, and are building compatibility with such devices into their vehicles. Ford’s SYNC system, for example, can connect with an iPhone via Bluetooth and allow the driver to …

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Tablets Replace the Idiot Box as Electronic Babysitter [Infographic]

Do you remember all the derogatory names people had for the television when you were growing up? Some of my favorites were the boob tube, idiot box (image courtesy of Boysandgirls.ie), electronic fireplace, and electronic babysitter. This new Infographic from from Schools.com raises our awareness about a new babysitter in town. According to the graphic, seven out of ten children …

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Guy Gives Himself Dermal Implants to Mount His iPod Nano

Body piercer David Huban really likes his iPod Nano. So much so, that he actually embedded it in his skin. He implanted magnets it four places on his wrist to hold the device in place, making for a sort of strapless watch. For those unfamiliar with dermal implants, the process involves placing a backer under the epidermis, with a stud …

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iPod Owners Receiving Notice Of Class Action Lawsuit

iPod owners have begun receiving notices in the past few days that they may be eligible for inclusion in a class-action lawsuit against Apple concerning steps the company took to steps to prevent music purchased from the RealPlayer Music Store from playing on iPods. In November suit was awarded class-action status, meaning that anyone who bought an iPod in the …

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One Quarter Of iPad Buyers Are First-Time Apple Customers

The iPad and iPhone are replacing the iPod as the first Apple product many people buy, according to a recent study. In years past, Apple’s iPod was the device by which many users were introduced to Apple’s products. Recently, though, the iPod has been supplanted, even as Apple’s sales of the iPod have dipped. According to survey data recently released …

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Apple Looking To Improve Earbuds, But Not By Making Them Stay In Your Ears

It’s nice of Apple to always include a pair of those patented white earbuds with every iPhone and iPod. In a way, having a those two little small white protrusions hanging in your outer ear became a status symbol of The Cool in the aughts. However, for me and several other Apple customers I’ve known, there has always been one …

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