Today’s Apple Announcement: iTunes U – A teaching portal for students and educators, the ‘Apple way’

So, I posted about the new iTunes U app, and I think you’ll want to go check it out. It’s an awesome app that is exactly what educators need. Apple has given teachers of university, college, or K-12 school, an easy way to design and distribute complete courses. Just think about that. Imagine that you’re [...]

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Gadget Arbitrage: How to Have the Latest Gadgets Without Blowing the Budget

What I am about to explain here has always seemed like common sense to me. However, after explaining it to a friend of mine, he told me I had to write a post about it. Apparently this isn’t common knowledge. My goal is to explain how I manage to stay updated to the latest technology [...]


Wherein Your iPod Shuffle Becomes It’s Own Headphones

Jeremy Saxton and Jacob Hall from Salt Lake City, Utah have a great product idea to make your iPod Shuffle much more convenient to use. Instead of tying it down with 3 feet of cable, they’ve combined the Shuffle with a great looking set of headphones. Simply plug the Shuffle directly into the headphones, and [...]

Steve Jobs Announces iTunes 10

Steve Jobs Wins a Grammy, Despite Never Releasing a Song

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will posthumously receive a Grammy award during the 2012 awards ceremony as homage to the innovation to the recording industry, most evident in Apple’s iTunes and the iPod. “He took technology and turned it into art, becoming a key player and leader in the entertainment world, particularly music, and changing the [...]


Amazon is the next king of tech [by @jkhowland]

The Article Earlier last week Forbes had a great article on Amazon written by Venkatesh Rao. I can’t stop thinking about it. The basis of the article is this: Amazon didn’t rise to power by starting something new, they did it by systematically taking down an entire existing industry. Rao believes they’re going to do [...]


A small team of Apple employees is working on this wearable iPod

This design is based on work by a designer named Gopinath Prasana, it is a mockup of the real thing. Prasana has dubbed it the future, and called it the iBangle. Future? Imagine a future iPod in which the devices have become jewelry. The basic premise that this could happen is actually years old. This [...]


Apple’s Halo Effect: It’s Only Up From Here

Apple seems to be taking over the world one device at a time, or so it may seem to Apple users. Though Apple’s iPhone and iTunes music business is profitable in its own right, Apple’s initiative into these product areas was based on the strategy of using this business to help spur the appeal of [...]

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Protect Your Stuff By Writing Down Serial Numbers

Imagine, you’re sitting there peacefully talking on your iPhone while walking down the street when, all of a sudden, you’re blindsided by a thug who grabs your phone and takes off. You didn’t even get to say goodbye. Unfortunately, this situation is becoming all-too-common around the country. San Francisco police reported 40 cell phone robberies in November [...]


Android and Zune Users: Got iPhone Dock incompatability Woes?

Okay, you know the deal. You own and Android phone or even an iPod shuffle, and you live in an iPhone world. It seems, that no matter where you go – hotels, cars, your mother’s kitchen, and any high quality speaker set – you find a 30-pin dock connector. I once saw a fridge with [...]


This is Why iTunes Makes Me Angry

As far as a music platform goes, iTunes has a lot going for it, but there are definitely improvements that could be made.  I’ll go ahead and list off the things I like/appreciate about iTunes, and then I’ll list off the things that really perturb me.  Feel free to agree/disagree in the comments section. First [...]

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