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Father Of The iPod Leaves His Creation To Advise Jobs
Our kids grow up, they move on, and so must we. That’s true even if your child is an extremely popular gadget. Tony Fadell, inventor of the iPod (along with other people, but you know…he was the guy) is leaving his position at Apple to take on a reduced role as an advisor to Steve Jobs. It’s certainly simplistic to claim that Fadell “invented” the iPod when it was a team effort. Despite work by a team, and Apple hardware chief of engineering Jon Rubenstein, Fadell is still considered the popular MP3’s father.
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Rumor: iPod Nano And Touch Upgrade Schematics Leaked
It’s September, which means we should be expecting upgrades to the iPod line at any moment. That moment is currently expected to be September 9. Schematics have hit the web detailing the size changes to the Nano and Touch. With the success of the iPhone 3G Apple is introducing curved lines to the iPod family.
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New FireWire Standards Approved
The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has approved the FireWire 1600 and 3200 specs. The new standards are based on the already established FireWire system, and they will be fully backwards compatible. They will offer speeds of 1.6Gbps and 3.2Gbps, you know...lots more than the previous 400 and 800 standards.
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What If Apple Had Designed The PSP?
Apple makes slick products. And Sony now has Skype on the PSP, turning it into a sort of PSPhone. So it’s no wonder that someone would put their Photoshop skills to work making a hybrid. You can see the image to the right, and it essentially looks like an iPhone with some Playstation buttons added. I’m assuming it’s an iPhone because there are zero analog sticks, so we’d need the touch screen.
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Apple Updates The iPhone And Touch
If you were sitting on the sidelines waiting for the iPod Touch to become worthwhile, then this is your week. Apple has updated the new player by doubling the memory and setting some new prices. All bow at the alter of MP3. Oh and the iPhone has been upped as well.
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Apple's iTunes Rental Users Encounter Problems
It sounds as if Apple’s entry into the home rental market isn’t without some trials. Then again, this is a new piece of technology so it’s expected to have some quirks. Here’s hoping Apple can iron out the bugs relatively quickly. Until then, I won’t be making any plans to get rid of my Netflixs account.
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Apple Planning To Protect Your Hearing
Portable sound devices being bad for your hearing is nothing new. Darn kids trying to listen to music too loudly goes back to portable 8-Track players and cassettes. Digital devices like iPods just make it more convenient to carry the device around, but the concern for hearing is still there. It appears Apple may be more concerned about your hearing than your kids most likely are, however
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This iPod's So Hot It's On Fire
I’m guessing he probably wasn’t listening to The Doors when it happened, but an Atlanta man is claiming his iPod Nano caught fire in his pocket while he was at the airport. The fire lasted a brief 15 seconds, but the flames reached up to Danny Williams’s chest before being extinguished. Even more disconcerting is what could have happened had officials seen the smoking man in the middle of the airport.
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Are You Interested In The iPod Touch?
Apple’s latest crack for the media addict, the iPod touch, officially hits stores this week, although apparently it’s been available through some venues for the past week or two. The thought of getting a new iPod, one that plays video, music, has WiFi capabilities, and can directly download music without the need for a computer with iTunes has me excited (my current iPod is a mini), but I’m starting to feel like I’m all alone here.
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