Thursday, July 27, 2006

WB & E! Come To iTunes

Warner Brothers Television on iTunes
Apple has just added shows from Warner Brothers Television and E! Television including Friends, Babylon 5, The Jetsons, Talk Soup and much much more.

iPods Last 21 Years. In iPod Years.

Apple says they build iPods to last 4 years. That makes one iPod year worth 20.75 human years. So the average human should purchase at least 20 iPods during their lifetime.

The iPod is 5 years old this year.

**Update** The Apple spokesperson was misquoted. Apple iPods are built to last "for years", not "four years". Darn liberal press. :-)

Apple's 10 Year-Old Newton Beats Newborn Samsung Ultra Moble PC

The UK version of CNET has an interesting battle between the 10 year-old Apple Newton and the newborn Samsung Q1 UMPC. The Newton beats the Samsung in a close battle...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Imbedded Video Game Soundtracks

Playing that action-packed first-person shooter and love the soundtrack? Left Behind Games will be integrating the iTunes Music Store into their games.


Apple recently filed for a trademark in Japan for the "DOPOD". Could be something to throw us Apple fanatics off, but buried in the trademark filing is a description of a device that would be a “motion picture apparatus, mobile/video/smart phones, internet e-mail, paging and being a video game machine.” It also includes wireless access to media such as music & video. Apple's next generation iPod or first generation true video Pod is anxiously awaited.

Wireless Mighty Mouse Finally Available

The wireless Mighty Mouse is finally here. Apple has upgraded their first multi-button mouse to bluetooth wireless. I was absolutely dumbfounded that they would release a wired mouse without a wireless version. But it's finally here.

The Mighty Mouse is nice. Might not be the best bluetooth mouse out there, but it's one of the most attractive.

Monday, July 24, 2006

iPod Timeline

Here's a great rundown of the iPod timeline through the current (5th) generation. Ah, memories.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Microsoft Confirms iPod Rival

Microsoft today confirmed they are indeed buiding "music and entertainment devices that are expected to compete with the iPod". They will be called "Zune". Really rolls off the tongue. Not. Can't wait to see what they come up with.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

iTunes Movie Rentals is reporting that Steve Jobs will announce iTunes movie rentals. Rumors always are plentiful this close to WWDC (the Apple World Wide Developers' Conference).

This would certainly be an interesting model - downloadable rentals. Not sure how I feel about this yet. My two concerns with the whole movie download model is time and quality. When I watch a movie I want as close to a real movie experience that I can afford. That means widescreen and DVD quality. I'm having a hard time imagining a movie at DVD quality taking less than at least an hour to download. Probably not something that will be practical for me, especially for movies I want to own. However, I'm probably willing to sacrifice some quality for convenience for movies I want to rent.

I doubt that they will announce this during the WWDC. I could rather see Apple announcing this at a special event or something. I think the focus at WWDC will continue to be Mac OS 10.5 - Leopard. I'm not the only one who thinks so. Although you never know - no one expected Intel-based Macs back in January either.

nVidia to Power Video iPod

Macsimum News is reporting that nVidia will supply Apple with the video chip for the next generation video iPod.

Free iPod Accessory

Reborn to Rock. Buy a Select Refurbished iPod and Get a Free Accessory. Starting at $49 at the Apple Store.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Too Little Too Late

Argo iPod KillerAnother supposed iPod killer to be released, this time by Microsoft. Good luck. Microsoft just can't get anything right lately. No wonder Gates wants out.

UPDATE: Is this supposed to kill the iPod?! Bwa ha ha hah!!! Imitation is, so they say, the sincerest form of flattery. (picture via)

Lightning Crashes

WARNING: Do not mow your lawn in a lightning storm, dumbass, regardless of whether you're listening to your iPod or not!


I'm sure it's not the first and I'm sure it won't be the last. Here are some fairly amusing parodies of the new Mac/PC ads: