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Watch every Apple commercial from 1977-2012

Speaking of marketing, watch every Apple commercial from 1977 to present day. There's about 485 commercials, which includes the famous Mac vs PC, the technicolored hipster iPod dance ads and, of course, the iconic 1984 Macintosh SuperBowl spot directed by Sir Ridley Scott. One of my favorites, the first iPhone ad 'Surprised' from 2007.

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Guest Post: On the storage capabilities of the iPod touch

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Portable Audio / Video

iPod touch

The following article is brought to you, and sponsored, by Argos:

The iPod Touch from Apple comes with various storage capacities. An 8GB iPod Touch will store 1750 songs, 10,000 photos or 10 hours of videos. A 32GB iPod will store 7000 songs, 40,000 photos or 40 hours of video. A 64GB iPod Touch will store 14,000 songs, 90,000 photos or 80 hours of video. These storage details are obviously based on if you were to completely fill your iPod with just music, or just videos, etc. The 5th generation iPod Touch is available with either 32GB or 64GB storage capacity, and these storage details still apply.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.6.1 with bug fixes galore

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music, Software

iTunes 10.6.1

Apple has released iTunes 10.6.1, a bug-fixing update that improves usability in a bunch of areas:

  • Fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices.
  • Addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are incorrectly described by VoiceOver and WindowEyes.
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive while syncing iPod nano or iPod shuffle.
  • Resolves an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes in your iTunes library on Apple TV.

You can grab the update now through Software Update, or at http://apple.com/itunes.


Spotify unleashes music downloads with iPod syncing

iPod Spotify sync

European online music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a new MP3 download service, as well as the ability to sync music on iPods and the Spotify iPhone and Android apps.

With Spotify's download service, users can purchase tracks in bundles. Ten tracks will set you back £7.99, 15 tracks will cost £9.99, 40 tracks will be £25, and 100 tracks will be £50.

"Spotify's new MP3 download service makes it possible to own your playlists in one easy step," the company said in a statement. "By introducing a range of MP3 bundles, we've been able to offer you some of the most competitive prices available—from as little as 50p per song."

Spotify features include the ability to: search, browse, and play millions of tracks; stream over Wi-Fi or 2.5/3G; access offline playlists; on-the-fly sync; a what's new tab; wireless sync of your local files to your phone; and the ability to tag favorites into a special list.

One of the most frequent requests, however, was the abilty to sync that music to Apple's iPod, something Spotify said is now a reality. Just connect an iPod to your computer via USB and it will appear in the "devices" section of the Spotify sidebar. You can then sync MP3s in your Spotify playlists to the iPod.

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Unboxing Live 065: Apple iPod shuffle (2010)

 brought the click wheel back to the iPod shuffle in the sixth generation of the product, and we've got one here to give you a look. The shuffle looks similar in size to the new touchscreen iPod nano as well, so we give you a quick size comparison between the two iPods to give you a look at the differences in size. You can pick up the iPod shuffle now for $59 from Apple.

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Apple brings buttons back to iPod shuffle

iPod shuffle 2010

Apple has introduced a new at their music event this morning. The new shuffle has 15 hours of battery life, and is pretty much a hybrid of the second and third generation devices. It’s small, it brings back the buttons that the third gen model lost, but keeps the voiceover features of the fourth gen model. It packs 2GB of storage space, is available in five colors, and sells for $49. You can pre-order one now, and they ship in a week.

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What is this tiny Apple touchscreen device for?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Displays, Rumors

iPod shuffle touchscreen

If tw.apple.pro is to be believed, this is another leaked piece of an upcoming Apple product. What you are looking at is a 1.2-inch by 1.2-inch touchscreen display. Of course, that leaves us wondering, what the heck would Apple do with a touchscreen display this tiny? Could this be the display for the next iPod shuffle, finally bringing visual cues to that device? Could it be for an upcoming remote control? Or a watch? Something else? Let us know your thoughts!


iPod shuffle Special Edition stainless steel gallery

iPod shuffle Special Edition upright

You know that new that Apple was gushing over during their “” event? We were able to get our hands on one of the stainless steel beauties, and have given it our gallery treatment. If you’re interested in an inexpensive iPod that can hold a couple thousand songs and keeps a low profile, this might be the one for you. Check it out, it’s definitely slick.

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Belkin Headphone Adapter for iPod shuffle frees you of Apple earbud hell

Belkin Headphone Adapter iPod shuffle

Remember that not-so-great day in gadget history when buyers of the discovered that they could only use the official Apple earbuds, or later, third-party headphones built specifically for the device?  Yeah, maybe shouldn’t have put the volume controls on the headphones after all. 

Fortunately, the good people of have created a headphone adapter for the iPod shuffle, which allows you to use any standard pair of headphones or earbuds.  I’m sure it is not the only of its type, but it is relatively inexpensive at $20 a pop.  Check it out at the Belkin site if you are a Shuffler who desires an upgrade of sound for your headphones. 

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Archos Clipper: Another addition to the minimalist MP3 Player market

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video

Archos Clipper: Another addition to the MP3 Player marketSure, Apple has the , Creative has the Zen Stone, Sansa has the Clip, and it appears that Archos has entered this mini-MP3 Player market with the Clipper. 

There is not much that can be said about this particular MP3 Player except what we have seen before in similar minimalist Portable Media Players (PMPs).  That is, a simple downloading of audio files via USB, and minimal buttons for less complications.  As usual, the memory is about 2GB, and the price is low at $30. 

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