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  • Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked to Block Competitors

    12/12/2014 7:29:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Blogs.WSJ.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | By JEFF ELDER
    A former iTunes engineer testified in a federal antitrust case against Apple Friday that he worked on a project “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple’s iPod. Plaintiffs subpoenaed the engineer, Rod Schultz, to show that Apple tried to suppress rivals to iTunes and iPods. They argue that Apple’s anticompetitive actions drove up the prices for iPods from 2006 to 2009; they’re seeking $350 million in damages, which could be tripled under antitrust laws. . . Apple argues – and Schultz agreed in court Friday – that it released many improvements...
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod

    12/11/2014 7:31:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 11, 2014 | David Sims
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and drag the songs over. Now, anytime I dare hook my iPhone up to a computer, there's software that needs updating, apps and photos I need to clear away for extra room, and esoteric rules regarding what is allowed to "sync." After finally getting an album onto my phone, another software update a...
  • Antitrust case against Apple on its last legs

    12/09/2014 2:34:08 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 9, 2014 | Mark Berniker
    <p>The antitrust lawsuit against Apple is on its last legs after a federal judge dismissed the plaintiffs' last remaining witness.</p> <p>Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said Monday she was "concerned" and "troubled" by the remaining plaintiffs' witness in the class action case.</p>
  • Apple trial continues, without a plaintiff for now

    12/08/2014 10:40:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | December 8, 2014 Updated 5:31 pm, Monday, | By BRANDON BAILEY
    <p>OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In an unusual legal twist, a federal judge decided Monday that a billion-dollar, class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPods should continue, even though she also disqualified the last remaining plaintiff named in a case that has been on trial since last week.</p>
  • Apple will face $350M trial over iPod DRM

    10/04/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Utilizer
    arstechnica ^ | Oct 3 2014, 12:05pm -0700 | Joe Mullin
    arstechnica.com cannot be linked or excerpted to, but there is a slightly interesting article up about how the battle against DRM seems to be finally heading to court. Ignore the link above, it merely links to the FR index page. Article link is: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/apple-will-face-350m-trial-over-ipod-drm/
  • Teen Honor Student Brutally Murdered Parents with Multiple Weapons (took away his iPod)

    05/29/2014 11:12:33 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    A 16-year-old Norview High School student, Vincent Tyrell Parker of Norfolk entered a guilty plea to charges of killing both his parents in a brutal assault he claims was fueled by his dad taking away his iPod. Parker admitted to leaving school early, while his father was still at work. Vincent drove home to the 1000 block of Bland Avenue, where he lived with his parents. He went upstairs and pepper-sprayed his mother when she came out of the bathroom. He then stabbed her in the eye and beat her with a crowbar and a baseball bat. Vincent claimed at...
  • WIFE OPENING IPOD BOX CHRISTMAS MORNING FINDS UNWELCOME SURPRISE…

    12/30/2013 12:14:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 30, 2013 | liz klimas
    A California woman opening up what she thought was a new iPod on Christmas morning was surprised and dismayed to find nothing but school supplies — pink erasers and index cards — inside the box instead. Similar to the iPad Mini purchased by a Florida man at a Walmart that turned out to be a couple of books instead, the iPod purchased by Jim Nevarde for his wife at a Mira Mesa, Calif., Target store was swapped and fraudulently returned. -snip Thankfully, the Target employees were understanding of his plight and provided him with another iPod. But Nevarde wasn’t about to leave...
  • iOS 6 device users report baffling range of Wi-Fi problems

    09/28/2012 5:40:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    MacWorld-UK ^ | 27 Sept 2012 | John Cox
    Some number of iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 6 are reporting a range of Wi-Fi problems, as are some iPhone 5 users. The solutions, when there are any, seems as baffling as the problems. The continuing posts at Apple's tech support site and at online forums show users with existing iPhone and iPads frustrated by a flurry of different problems, including a "grayed out" Wi-Fi option, dropped connections, slow connection speeds, and having to connect manually to a Wi-Fi access point. Separately, there are posts by some owners of the new iPhone 5, released last Friday, also about...
  • Older freeper needs MP3 Player vs. I-Pod advice from younger freepers (vanity)

    09/08/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 55 replies
    Brighthub.com ^ | 8 September 2012 | A plea for help
    So here's the deal: After years of sacrafice, debt and driving a very old car to get three daughters through college and independent, they have made it possible for us to drive a vehicle as new as your average food stamp receipient. Not only does it have a beautiful sounding CD player (all but the radio was shot on our old car), but it also has one of those plug-in things. The girls tell us we need to buy an I-Pod or MP3 player of at least 4 gigabytes and a connecting cord to plug in so we can enjoy...
  • Heilemann Fact-Checks Ryan’s Playlist

    08/30/2012 12:56:45 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8-30-12 | staff
    Video--no text. Reporter fact checks Ryan's statement that his iPod playlist goes "from AC/DC to Zeppelin." "That's a band called Led Zeppelin, and on my iPod that starts with an L."
  • When Hate of Capitalism Trumps "Journalistic Ethics"

    03/16/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT · by greywar · 5 replies
    zPatriot ^ | 3/16/2012 | Sergeant Greywar
    Some professional journalists enjoy pooh pooh-ing the blogosphere because we lowly citizens simply don't have the required "layers and layers of fact checkers" that Real Journalists have to vett their articles though. But what happens when a Real Journalist organization really really really wants something to be true? Well then those layers of fact checking can go by the wayside like they did with this "expose" of Big Greedy Capitalist Apple and Demon Western Materialism (the iPhone). My favorite bit is where the author of the piece so desperately wants to paint Westerners as being so Greedy That Workers Must...
  • Steve Jobs: The Secular Prophet

    10/08/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/11 | Andy Crouch, editor at Christianity Today
    Steve Jobs turned Eve's apple, the symbol of fallen humankind, into a religious icon for true believers in technology. But can salvation be downloaded? For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple keynote addresses, there were many other things he concealed. Like the devices he created, his life was more and more opaque even while becoming more and more celebrated. So his death this week came as a shock for nearly all of us, even though we knew that only grave illness could be keeping him from the company he co-founded and loved. He told us almost nothing...
  • Cain would not only defeat Obama electorally, but also the race-laden hopenchangery meme

    10/07/2011 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Christian Engineer Mass · 35 replies
    Talking Points ^ | 7th October, 2011 | Staff
    Herman Cain In recent weeks, we've all seen the video where Herman Cain completely destroys Clinton on healthcare (and if you haven't, you really should). It's clear that Cain is better at explaining his ideas than any republican president since Reagan. Certainly better than Bush I or Bush II. And Cain is certainly a better debater than Clinton, which means Obama would not stand a chance. The "Cain vs. Unable" slogan is cute. For astute watchers, it's also a little concerning though, as we all know how much the left would benefit from faking the death of Obama, a...
  • Can Apple Still Surprise In Post-Steve Jobs Era?

    10/06/2011 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/6/2011 | Patrick Seitz
    With the passing of Steve Jobs, the question facing Apple is whether it can come up with "one more thing" to wow consumers without its iconic leader. Jobs, co-founder and chairman of Apple (AAPL), was known to introduce big surprises at the end of media events by announcing that he had "one more thing" to show the crowd. As CEO of Apple, he introduced such ground-breaking products as the iMac personal computer, the iPod music player, the iPhone smartphone and the iPad media tablet. In his early days with the company, he led the PC revolution with the Apple II...
  • Apple’s iCloud punishes honest iTunes users with DRM (no way! Apple is "perfect"..cough)

    06/09/2011 8:50:59 AM PDT · by max americana · 12 replies
    gigaom ^ | June 8, 2011 | Janko Roettgers
    Apple has rolled out phase one of its cloud music offering this week, allowing iTunes users to download additional copies of past purchases on up to ten devices. However, users that bought their music on iTunes before Apple abandoned DRM some two years ago better get ready for an unexpected surprise: Files originally bought with Apple’s Fairplay copy protection are also once again downloaded with DRM. A number of users complained about this strange behavior on Twitter and on the web, with one stating that this would bring back “bad memories.” We were able to confirm it by re-downloading a...
  • Apple iPod 'could be charged by the human heart'

    03/29/2011 9:29:06 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Mar 2011
    The human heartbeat could be used to power an ipod after scientists developed a tiny chip which uses the body's own movement to generate power. Scientists hope that as the nanotechnology used in the chip evolves, it could lead to electronics which don't require batteries or mains power. Hailed as a milestone, it can use tiny movements such as the pinch of a finger to generate power. The team, presenting their findings at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, have used it to power LCD displays and diodes, as well as to transmit a radio signal...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Way Out of Unemployment Crisis Change Constitution Every Kid Gets an iPod & Laptop

    03/07/2011 5:10:23 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 23 replies
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Says Way Out of the Unemployment Crisis is to Change the Constitution So Every Ghetto Kid Gets an iPod and a Laptop http://www.theblaze.com/stories/jesse-jackson-jr-says-way-out-of-the-unemployment-crisis-is-to-change-the-constitutional-so-every-ghetto-kid-gets-an-ipod-and-a-laptop/
  • Obama to make state visit to the UK (Let's suggests gifts!)

    02/18/2011 11:41:58 AM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 50 replies
    Daily Record UK | 02/18/2011 | Tony Jones
    BARACK Obama will make his first state visit to Britain in May after accepting an invitation from the Queen. The US president will be joined by wife Michelle on the three-day trip, ahead of the G8 summit of world leaders in France. As is traditional, the couple will get a ceremonial welcome, a banquet in their honour and they'll stay at Buckingham Palace. The visit, from May 24 to 26, was announced yesterday by the Palace and the White House. The US leader is likely to bring a delegation and is expected to meet Prime Minister David Cameron. A Downing...
  • Obama to make state visit to Britain in May

    02/17/2011 10:10:49 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2011
    LONDON (AP) -- British officials say President Barack Obama will make a state visit to Britain in May at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister David Cameron's office said Thursday it is pleased that Obama has accepted the invitation to visit the U.K. along with his wife Michelle from May 24-26.
  • Steve Jobs Receiving Treatment At Cancer Clinic Where Patrick Swayze Was Patient

    02/17/2011 5:33:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    RadarOnline.com ^ | 16 Feb 2011 | Staff
    Steve Jobs - who is on another medical leave of absence from Apple, the company he co-founded and manages as its longtime CEO - is receiving treatment at a cancer clinic where Hollywood star Patrick Swayze was a patient in his final days. RadarOnline.com has confirmed Jobs, 55, has been attending the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California, where Swayze sought radical chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer before his death in September, 2009. The skeletal-looking Apple boss was photographed outside the clinic in images set to be published in the next edition of The National Enquirer. In one photo, Jobs...
  • Sony retires the cassette Walkman after 30 years

    10/25/2010 2:11:03 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    Mashable.com ^ | 10-25-10 | Lauren Indvik
    After retiring the floppy disk in March, Sony has halted the manufacture and distribution of another now-obsolete technology: the cassette Walkman, the first low-cost, portable music player. The final batch was shipped to Japanese retailers in April, according to IT Media. Once these units are sold, new cassette Walkmans will no longer be available through the manufacturer. The first generation Walkman (which was called the Soundabout in the U.S., and the Stowaway in the UK) was released on July 1, 1979 in Japan. Although it later became a huge success, it only sold 3,000 units in its first month. Sony...
  • Sony stops selling Walkman in Japan

    10/25/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT · by HK.Ibtimes · 7 replies
    Due to the fierce competition among the music players, Sony will retire its once-popular Walkman tape player in Japan, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Monday. "Those of us who grew up in the Reagan Decade know: By six years after its 1979 debut, the Walkman had become the iPod of its day," Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post wrote in a blog post on Monday. "Much like Apple's music player, Sony's gadget was near-ubiquitous, got a little smaller over subsequent revisions, and had cheaper competitors that Weren't Quite The Same Thing."
  • Apple Peel, which turns iPods into iPhones, coming to US

    09/29/2010 9:48:27 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 15 replies
    PC World Magazine - Australia ^ | September 29, 2010 | IDG Online Staff
    The Apple Peel 520, a Chinese-developed product that drew the media's attention for being able to turn an iPod Touch into an iPhone-like device, is coming to America. The add-on device, which just went on sale in China, has been billed as a more affordable option for users wanting to get their hands on an iPhone, but lack the budget. The Apple Peel is a protective case equipped with a dock connector, battery and SIM card, that slips on to an iPod Touch. Once connected and properly installed, the device will allow the iPod Touch to make phone calls and...
  • Need help with my iPod files

    09/26/2010 9:29:14 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 28 replies
    N/A | 9/26/10 | Miz
    Some time back, just before my lung surgery, I got a nice laptop that holds tons more data than my old desktop. So I decided to phase out the desk top and keep the niftier laptop. The main problem is my iPod, or more precisely, its files. I need to somehow tranfer the files from the iPod to the laptop, but it doesn't seem to work that way? I have installed iTunes on my laptop, but rather than transfer the contents of my iPod to the laptop, it wants to wipe it clean. I have my little iPod (Nano, 16g)...
  • New BMWs To Sport Apple Interface, iPad And iPod Out Integration

    09/21/2010 3:41:26 PM PDT · by stripes1776 · 20 replies
    CrunchGear ^ | September 20, 2010 | Kyle Thibaut
    The Paris Motor show is going on now. The usual car unveilings are a given, but also the shows are becoming a place for automakers to showcase and release exciting new tech. Take BMW, for example: they are known around the globe for making the “ultimate driving machines.” Now, they are entering the realm of being the ultimate connectivity machines....Well now it’s official, BMW will have it out this year, and it’s also going to support the iPad—but they call it “Original BMW Accessories – BMW Carrier for Apple iPad Office Mode.” (How official!) What’s cool about this is that...
  • Oz pedestrians fall to 'Death by iPod'

    09/07/2010 8:52:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register (Brit Tech) ^ | 7-Sept-2010 | Lester Haines
    'Lambs to the slaughter' Distracted Oz pedestrians are allegedly dropping like flies to "Death by iPod" - an untimely end provoked by walking out into traffic while in a "zombie trance". While New South Wales road fatalities have dropped overall this year, "pedestrian deaths have climbed by 25 per cent to 53, compared to 44 for the same period last year", according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The latest victim was a 46-year-old Sydney woman who walked in front of an ambulance on Saturday night while "reportedly wearing headphones". "There is speculation she might not have heard the ambulance siren,"...
  • I-Dosing: How teenagers are getting 'digitally high' from music they download from internet

    07/20/2010 5:38:28 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 70 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2010 | Daniel Bates
    I-Dosing: How teenagers are getting 'digitally high' from music they download from internet By Daniel Bates Last updated at 5:57 PM on 20th July 2010 They put on their headphones, drape a hood over their head and drift off into the world of ‘digital highs’. Videos posted on YouTube show a young girl freaking out and leaping up in fear, a teenager shaking violently and a young boy in extreme distress. This is the world of ‘i-Dosing’, the new craze sweeping the internet in which teenagers used so-called ‘digital drugs’ to change their brains in the same way as real-life...
  • Portland woman says Al Gore groped her in hotel room

    06/23/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 111 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 6/23/2010
    A Portland massage therapist gave local police a detailed statement last year alleging that former Vice President Al Gore groped her, kissed her and made unwanted sexual advances during a late-night massage session in October 2006 in a suite at the upscale Hotel Lucia. The woman told investigators that she informed two friends and kept the clothes she wore that night, including her black pants with stains on them. But Portland police didn't contact any of the woman's friends, obtain the potential evidence or interview anyone at the hotel, records show. "The case was not investigated any further because detectives...
  • Obama's iPod Flip-Flop: Last Year Said He Had All MJs Music on iPod; Now Says He Can't Use an iPod

    05/11/2010 11:07:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 641+ views
    CNS ^ | 5/11/10 | Nick Ballsy
    President Barack Obama told Hampton University’s graduating class on Sunday that he does not “know how to work” an iPod. Last July, however, after pop-star Michael Jackson’s death, Obama told the Associated Press (see video below) that he had Jackson’s music on his iPod. “You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter,” Obama told the graduates. “And with iPods and iPads, and Xboxes and PlayStations--none of which I know how to...
  • In Mobile Age, Sound Quality Steps Back

    05/11/2010 11:04:04 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 43 replies · 775+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | JOSEPH PLAMBECK
    At the ripe age of 28, Jon Zimmer is sort of an old fogey. That is, he is obsessive about the sound quality of his music. ... But iPods and compressed computer files ... are “sucking the life out of music,” he says. The last decade has brought an explosion in dazzling technological advances ... that have transformed the fan’s experience. There are improvements in the quality of media everywhere — except in music. In many ways, the quality of what people hear — how well the playback reflects the original sound— has taken a step back. ... In one...
  • Barack Obama's warning against iPod, Xbox

    05/11/2010 5:40:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 762+ views
    Sifty ^ | 05/10/10
    Barack Obama's warning against iPod, Xbox 2010-05-11 05:30:00 US President Barack Obama has criticized new forms of technology, such as the iPod and the Xbox. The leader, while addressing students at Hampton University, Virginia, also pointed out that journalists and news outlets these days have become obsessed with superficial coverage. "You're coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don't always rank all that high on the truth meter," the Telegraph quoted him as saying. He added: "With iPods and iPads...
  • Was Apple right? Adobe Flash crashes twice during mobile demo

    05/10/2010 8:41:04 PM PDT · by Gomez · 71 replies · 1,075+ views
    Nothing sucks more than being on stage in front of a bunch of techies and having your demo crash on you twice. Actually, the only way that sucks more is if you’re Adobe and it’s Flash that’s crashing on a mobile device, forcing folks to wonder if Steve Jobs was right about the stability of Flash. This incident happened last week at FlashCamp Seattle, according to a blog post by Jeff Croft, a Seattle developer who also moderated a panel at the event.
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • Obama Warns Grads Of iPad Perils (WELCOME To The 21st Century President Obama)

    05/10/2010 10:42:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies · 437+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 10, 2010 | annem040359
    President Barak Obama, in a commencement speech yesterday, at Virgina’s Hampton University, a historic African-American university, told the graduates, about his declaring war on the iPods and iPads. In other words, this same President who won with the help of Twitter,Facebook, and Flicker, “were straining American democracy” as the New York Post has reported today.
  • Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    05/09/2010 12:10:21 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 46 replies · 973+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/10/10
    HAMPTON, Virginia — US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media. Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of graduating university students that education was the key to progress.
  • Obama's Supermarket-Scanner Moment: I Don't Know How To Work an iPod

    05/09/2010 11:09:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 1,318+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember when the MSM went crazy over [and likely exaggerated] George H.W.'s supposed unfamiliarity with a supermarket scanner? Pres. Obama has now had his supermarket-scanner moment, claiming he doesn't know how to operate an iPod, among other popular electronic devices. Do you think the MSM will pick on this in the same way to paint a portrait of an out-of-touch president? Addressing the graduating class at Hampton University today, PBO said: "With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather...
  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list (cover photo includes Palin)

    05/03/2010 5:01:47 AM PDT · by anita · 60 replies · 1,848+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Mon, May 03, 2010 | Macdailynews
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list (with cover photo). • Leaders: Sarah Palin, Manmohan Singh and other global movers and shakers • Heroes: The inspiring feats of an urban farmer, an air-traffic controller in Haiti and icons like Bill Clinton • Artists: Lady Gaga, Conan O'Brien and others who make us dance, giggle and retweet • Thinkers: Steve Jobs plus scientists, statesmen and a Supreme Court Justice
  • JIHAD STRAIGHT TO YOUR IPOD? AQAP's Latest Gimmick

    04/21/2010 2:00:34 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 347+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | April 18, 2010 | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) put out a new audio production through their media outlet, Al-Malahim Media, by way of Al-Fajr, featuring former GTMO detainee, Shaikh Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, who is now a religious authority for AQAP. I’m drawing your attention to this, not because his statement entitled, “How Could You Abandon Jihad?” was that compelling – because it wasn’t (although it was pretty alarmist) – but because of the banner graphic they used featuring a personal audio player. I’ve seen this before but for some reason I was inspired to comment this time. The notion that kids anywhere...
  • iPranged a Submarine

    04/10/2010 7:01:28 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 1,082+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4/10/2010 | Neil Millard
    US nuclear sub rammed another ship causing nearly £60MILLION damage - while its navigator was listening to his iPod. Sailors aboard the USS Hartford had also rigged up loudspeakers so they could play MUSIC on duty, an official report found last night. All at sea ... USS New Orleans before being rammed by the subSonar operators and radio men were missing from their posts. Others drove the attack sub while "with one hand on the controls and their shoes off", it said. The report slammed the navigator, who was listening to his iPod in his cabin while revising for an...
  • iPranged a submarine (Nuke submarine crashed while navigator listen to iPod)

    04/09/2010 10:33:00 PM PDT · by rawhide · 62 replies · 2,368+ views
    The Sun UK via Drudge Report ^ | 4-10-10 | By NEIL MILLARD
    A US nuclear sub rammed another ship causing nearly £60MILLION damage - while its navigator was listening to his iPod. Sailors aboard the USS Hartford had also rigged up loudspeakers so they could play MUSIC on duty, an official report found last night. Sonar operators and radio men were missing from their posts. Others drove the attack sub while "with one hand on the controls and their shoes off", it said. The report slammed the navigator, who was listening to his iPod in his cabin while revising for an exam at the time. The captain, Commander Ryan Brookhart, was relieved...
  • Leaked documents reveal draft text of top-secret global copyright deal

    04/08/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT · by day21221 · 59 replies · 1,576+ views
    montrealgazette.com ^ | April 7, 2010Comments | Vito Pilieci
    Leaked documents reveal draft text of secret global copyright deal ) OTTAWA — As negotiators from 37 countries prepare to meet in New Zealand on Monday to discuss a top-secret trade agreement, a draft text of the document has found its way onto the Internet. While bits and pieces of the agreement, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), have been leaked in the past, this is the first time a full draft is available to the public. The agreement, negotiated privately for the better part of two years, aims to create a global organization to oversee worldwide copyright and intellectual...
  • 10 Things The ‘iPod Generation’ Will Never Experience…

    03/21/2010 5:35:25 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 101 replies · 13,604+ views
    Hey you kids! Get the hell off my lawn! With your gameboys and iPods and knife crime. You don’t know you’re born. Back in my day we’d walk seven miles to pick up a CD from our local record store. Uphill. Both ways. The guy there would look down at us from behind the counter and we’d feel small. And we LIKED IT… etc… But seriously, over the last few years, the way we consume music has changed beyond recognition. The so called ‘iPod generation’ (a horrible, if functional turn of phrase) get their musical kicks in ways – 10...
  • Give up your iPod for Lent, bishops urge

    02/16/2010 7:27:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 902+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | Kylie MacLellan
    LONDON (Reuters) – British church leaders are encouraging people to give up their iPods for Lent, instead of more traditional vices such as chocolate, to help save the planet. The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, and the Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, are among those calling for a carbon fast for Lent -- a period ahead of Easter which Christians traditionally consider a time of penance and reflection -- which begins on Wednesday. As well as spending a day without using technology such as mobile phones or iPods, the 46 daily suggestions also include eating by candlelight, cutting meat and...
  • School District Cancels Offer of Taxpayer-Funded iPods for Parents

    02/12/2010 5:27:45 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies · 542+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 2/12/2010 | Staff
    A Florida school district has canceled its plans to spend $350,000 in taxpayer money to buy thousands of iPods for parents of special-needs students after it was erroneously reported that federal stimulus funds were covering the costs. Officials in Polk County announced Tuesday their intention to distribute free iPod Nanos to the parents of children with disabilities if they completed a 10-minute survey of just 26 multiple-choice questions about school and teacher quality. But those plans barely lasted a nanosecond, school officials told FoxNews.com. "[W]e're going to be pulling the whole thing," said Nancy Woolcock, assistant superintendent of learning support...
  • New iPods don't work with SP2? (vanity)

    12/27/2009 12:40:25 PM PST · by library user · 21 replies · 1,062+ views
    12-27-09
    Please pardon the vanity ... just wanted to ask a question for a person who got an iPod Nano for Christmas. She can't use her iPod with her iTunes since (apparently) the newer iPods need to use SP3 (XP is her OS). And she can't update Windows to SP3 for the following reason: she bought the computer from a local PC discount store, which has long since gone out of business, and about 3-6 months ago started getting a message that her Windows is not legit (pop-up in the lower-right corner of the screen). She said Microsoft wants $149.99 to...
  • You got an iPod, now what?

    12/25/2009 12:33:27 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 25 replies · 1,114+ views
    CNet Reviews ^ | 12/25/2009 | by Donald Bell
    Something like the iPod Touch can do so many things, it can be hard to know where to begin.Year after year, Apple's line of iPod portable media players make for great holiday gifts to give and receive. But whether it's your first iPod or an overdue update, the increasing complexity of the iPod (and the iTunes software behind it) can be challenging to wrap your head around. To shorten the distance between unboxing and rocking out, I've put together a collection of all the major iPod and iTunes tutorials I've created over the course of the year. Happy holidays.
  • PC Advisor's Product Of The Decade — the Apple iPod

    12/24/2009 12:31:49 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies · 985+ views
    PC Advisor (UK) ^ | 12/22/2009 | Lexton Snol
    2000-2009 Product winner revealedCall them the Noughties (‘00s) if you will but the decade now passing into history has had its fair share of industry/culture/commerce-shaking products and technologies. PC Advisor editors and expert contributors, with reader feedback from pcadvisor.co.uk's 300,000 registered users, have nominated ten products, technologies, people and companies that have defined the decade 2000-2009 and will still hold influence over the next. See all nominations for the PC Advisor Awards 2010 The Product Of The DecadeThe Product Of The Decade had to be something so influential that it shook up not just its product category but everything around...
  • Apple Bans Another Developer, 1000+ Apps Pulled [Developer scamming reviews]

    12/07/2009 2:45:16 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 117 replies · 2,641+ views
    MobileCrunch ^ | Monday, December 7, 2009 | Greg Kumparak
    Apple Bans Another Developer, 1000+ Apps Pulled by Greg Kumparak on December 7, 2009 As the old mantra goes, “Cheaters never prosper”. In this digital age, it may be time to revise that saying. Granted a veil of anonymity by the Internet, cheaters surely prosper from their cheating; it’s just that when they get caught, they go down hard. Alas, “Cheaters may temporarily prosper – but if they get caught, they’re totally boned” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. Such was the case earlier today, when the development company behind over 1,000 iPhone applications was busted scamming the...
  • Analysis: Apple Embraces The Cloud, Positions Mobile With Lala Deal [Extends iTunes]

    12/07/2009 8:45:37 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 24 replies · 738+ views
    Billboard ^ | Monday, December 7, 2009 | Analysis: Apple Embraces The Cloud, Positions Mobile With Lala Deal
    Analysis: Apple Embraces The Cloud, Positions Mobile With Lala Deal December 07, 2009 - Digital and Mobile By Glenn Peoples, Nashville With its acquisition of online music start-up Lala, Apple appears to have bet on a digital music strategy that places ownership – no matter how ephemeral - over subscription. And more than competing services, Lala best fits into Apple's desire for well-designed applications that complement other Apple products. The iPod wouldn't be the same without iTunes, and the iPhone should be better with Lala. Apple's interest in Lala is not surprising. Compared to other services, Lala has an iTunes-like...
  • Apple tablet rumored to be 'shockingly' inexpensive

    12/02/2009 8:30:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies · 1,463+ views
    AppleInsider ^ | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 | Kasper's Automated Slave
    Internet and television personality Alex Albrecht claimed to have insight on the price of Apple's rumored tablet during the latest episode of Diggnation, which also featured actor John Hodgman from Apple's "Get a Mac" commercials. During the course of episode 231 of the Internet-based show, co-host and Web entrepreneur Kevin Rose asked Hodgman, who plays the bumbling "PC" in Apple's commercials, if he has any inside information on the tablet. "I don't know anything about it," Hodgman said. "You think they'd tell me?" Rose then turned his attention to Albrecht, and insinuated that the co-host had privately revealed supposed information...