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iPod touch 2G

Apple’s second generation Touch is sleek, slightly smaller, and sports a variety of new features.

 

 

Late last year Apple introduced the second generation of its popular iPod touch. As you can see in the photo, the Touch 2G has a thinner design with a more contoured polished metal back. In addition, the new Touch is slightly smaller and lighter than the original.


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Remote contollers with the iphone 3.0 update. I hope.

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At GDC yesterday, I walked past a display showing the ‘Zeemote’.  They had it working



iTunes 8.1 released, plus new App Store review system

 Apple just released (within the past half hour) iTunes 8.1 and it seems to be "zippier".

They also have a new system for App Store reviews, where you can filter reviews by a particular version.

The primary enhancements for iTunes 8.1 relate to the new iPod Shuffle, introduced today, but there are quite a few other new features.  Here's the Readme:

 

 

What's new in iTunes 8.1



NPR on the iPhone using PublicRadio and NPR Mobile

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I have been a iphone radio user (my list of radio apps) since AOL radio first came out.  I tend to use the digital radio just as often as I use the iPod feature. Missing however was public radio from AOL.  Well, that has been sorted.  Now, NPR Mobile has been out for a bit, but it lacked live streaming.



Hotmail Now A Reality For iPhone Users

With Microsoft's recent announcement of POP access to its popular Hotmail email service, iPhone users can finally begin getting their email with the built in client software.

Setting up your Hotmail account is simple on the iPhone since it retrieves all of the correct settings automatically so your email will be up and running in mere minutes.



Youtube not working for you? How to play youtube videos on the iphone using a simple workaround

Yesterday I wrote about a FAIL where movies for many iphone users are not playing. I do not have a the full answer as to why it’s not working, although it seems that the .flv (flash version) of the video is playing instead of the h.264 (apple version).   As of this writing, it still does not work for me; even after a few reboots.  However, I did find a way to get video to work.



iPhone still winning mindshare

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An interesting short article on Silicon Alley Insider uses Google Trends to show how the iPhone continues to win the mindshare war among smartphone users. None of the other models are even close. Android is barely a blip.



$99 iPhone Rumor Persists: Could Be Revealed Soon

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For some months now, rumors have swirled about Apple Computers being poised to take on the low cost phone market by releasing what amounts to a broken iPhone for a mere $99.

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple's new $99 iPhone will sport primarily 2G specifications with some limitations as are indicated on the chart below.



Home Security & Automation Application

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We travel a  lot and since we live in Michigan, the weather extremes can be severe.  Thus I always wanted to be able to monitor house and freezer temperatures while we were gone.  We once returned home to find a freezer had failed and the resulting aroma and mess was so substantial we had to haul the freezer out of the house and to the dump!



New app: Radar - think Twitter with photos

Some of you know that I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas earlier this month and got to see some apps that had not yet been released.



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