By now, eBay classified listings are old news to any Web junkie, so we have come to appreciate those in which sellers get creative with their postings. This sale of an "ancient" Apple Lisa tickled our funny bones while warming our hearts at the knowledge that someone out there also appreciates that old and haggard electronics aren't necessarily worthless.
Carbon dating places this specimen circa 1984, and the presence of a small image of an apple tipped historians off to the idea that the device may have been used as a planting calendar. Also from the posting: &… Read more
Those waiting to collect from Apple Computer's iPod battery settlement will have to wait a little bit longer.
In June, Apple said that it had reached a deal with Girard Gibbs & De Bartolomeo, the law firm that had brought the class action claim. Under the terms of the pact, those who bought iPods before May 31, 2004, would be eligible to receive a battery replacement, $25 in cash, or $50 in Apple store credit, depending on the specifics of their situation.
The agreement received approval from the court in August. However, on Oct. 26, as the deadline for … Read more
TuneBuds--a combination earbud and lanyard--snaps onto the Shuffle's USB connector. That's different than a similar product on the market, made by Pacific Rim Technologies, in which the earbuds connect to your shuffle via the headphone port. iLounge has reviewed both lanyard earbud products, and likes TuneBuds better.
TuneBuds cost $19.99 and are available on the Griffin site or at major iPod accessory retailers.
To avoid copyright complications, we've been waiting for NBC to post this clip from last week's "Saturday Night Live." But until then, we can't ignore the buzz that's been generated around SNL's spoof of Steve Jobs, which has been widely circulated among sites such as MacSlash.
Business Week's Peter Burrows is predicting two emerging truth's about the iPod this holiday season. One, "it's going to be a gigantic hit," and two, "there are going to be shortages." In a Nov. 22 analysis, he writes that retailers are getting fewer iPods than they requested, and expect "demand to outstrip supply through the end of the year."
Some iPod watchers, however, aren't so convinced: "There's no shortage...just something new for people to say about the iPod, especially considering the current hot story is the supposed … Read more
The things you can find on Google never cease to amaze, and I'm not talking about this.
No, I'm talking about doing a search for the words "msn explorer mac" and seeing msn.com as the second item, with this text: "If you are using Internet Explorer for Mac, we recommend that you use another browser to have an optimal experience on MSN."
The anticipation is already building for January's MacWorld Expo, when Apple watchers are predicting the introduction of both a new, even smaller iPod Shuffle and an Intel-ready iBook.
American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu has heard the new Shuffle will be smaller than a stick of gum and could come in multiple colors, including black. The price points would be $99 and $129 with storage capacities similar to current models.
"We believe this could help offset seasonal weakness in the March quarter similar to last year when iPod Shuffle was introduced," he wrote in a report dated … Read more
Do you know you want to beat your Microsoft addiction but don't know where to start?
Well, there is a new book with all the answers: "Just say no to Microsoft: How to ditch Microsoft and why it's not as hard as you think."
The tome begins with the most obvious of tips--Get a Mac--but moves on to offer suggestions on how to run a standard PC using operating systems, media software, browsers, office suites and all other manner of technology that Bill Gates and Co. had nothing to do with.
The book's author, Tony … Read more
For years, people have showered their iPods with adoration. Now, through a newly launched iPod dating site, the music player might reciprocate some of that love.
Columbus, Ohio-based PodDater launched a beta Wednesday of what it calls the world's first dating/social networking site that brings online dating to the iPod community, an idea fueled by the new video iPod.
The free service allows you to view user profiles, download video profiles to your iPod or any portable music player, and create and upload your own video profile. So far, there are 172 profiles up, but most don't … Read more