Christmas is just a few days away. The malls are crowded, the stores are out of stock, and you still havenâ€™t bought a gift for your special someone.Â If he or she happens to be an avid Apple user, then youâ€™re in luck. There are lots of gadgets and gizmos that you can get within hours of ordering. These are the perfect last-minute gifts! [Read more…]
Iâ€™ve written a lot of posts regarding audio players and audio docks in this blog. I think it shows that the audio market has strong support from buyers and even with a large number of product offerings the market is still open to the introduction of new products especially those that offer a unique feature. [Read more…]
Developers are now tinkering and playing with the forthcoming new operating system from Apple that will drive its iOS devices. The coming iOS 5 promises to have a slew of new features that will be a cool addition to what is already arguably the coolest devices on the planet. [Read more…]
Iâ€™m not really a fan of jailbreaking. Some of my friends have attempted to jailbreak their iPhones, iPod Touch and first-gen iPads. Even though they were successful, the common complaint I heard from some of them was that the jailbroken device became more unstable. I think thatâ€™s a poor tradeoff. But from what Iâ€™ve been hearing about a vulnerability in the current iOS, it looks like jailbreaking will actually be a solution. [Read more…]
Multimedia docks became very popular when Appleâ€™s i devices took off. The product that opened the door to docks was the iPod. Many manufacturers came out with various products to maximize the use of the iPod so that people can share their music in a larger environment. The introduction of other Apple portable devices means new dock configurations and figures will also be introduced. [Read more…]
I work at home and one of the important things about working at home is to have a dedicated workspace in your house. It could be a home office or just a little corner where you can shift to work mode whenever you enter this zone. But even though I have a dedicated workspace at home I sometimes get the urge to just bring my laptop to another part of the house to give myself a little change in scenery. [Read more…]
You want your iPod Shuffle to be protected, sure, but do you really want it encased with diamond-effect crystals?
The QDOS Black Ice could be the case for you. It only costs Â£14.99 (about $20) for a twin pack, slips on easily and protects the third-generation iPod Shuffle, and has that sparkle that certainly makes a statement.
Available in black and white versions from QDOSSound.com.
Sometimes you love a track so much but just canâ€™t find it anywhere on the Internet â€“ yet of course, YouTube has a video with it. And it seems that you canâ€™t do anything to get your hands on that song â€“ but the truth is, you can. You just need the proper knowledge!
Itâ€™s actually a multi-step process that you need to go through, but itâ€™s fairly simple and you should be able to learn to do it quickly and start downloading your favorite songs. First youâ€™ll have to use a program to download videos from YouTube and similar sites â€“ after youâ€™ve got the file of the video youâ€™re after, this is where the other tool comes in play.
Youâ€™ll have to get another program with the ability to convert videos to MP3 files, so that you can extract the song from the file you downloaded earlier and enjoy it on your MP3 player wherever you go â€“ or simply listen to it on your computer. Make sure youâ€™re careful with the settings of the second program, as sometimes the extracted file can sound bad if you didnâ€™t pick the right settings initially. It may take a few cases of trial and error, but you should be able to get the knack of it soon enough!
And in the end, youâ€™ll find out how enjoyable it is to have instant access to all the music you need straight from YouTube, just with a few clicks of the mouse!
The world of iPod docks is severely crowded, but when one from Arcam comes along it really is worth sitting up and taking note.
This really is an audiophile-grade dock for iPod and iPhone users. It doesn’t output audio itself, but instead allows you to connect to any hi-fi or home cinema system.
Last night Apple introduced a range of new iPods plus a revamped iTunes 9.
Firstly, the iPod nano has been updated to include a larger 2.2-inch color display, a VGA video camera, FM radio with live pause feature and a built in pedometer, yet it’s still packed into the same compact body size.