Archive for March, 2009
Some creative engineers perceptive Development have successfully connected to an infrared keyboard iPhone without having to unlock the system (jailbreaking). Almost everyone has tried to connect a keyboard to the iPhone through the dock connector, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth . Read the rest of this entry »
The digital music players play from the beginning the map style and portability, but never as much as Apple does with its new iPod Shuffle. Remains whether this compromise is at the expense of other details can be just as important as sound quality.
Apple iPod Shuffle
This new device designed by designers from Apple, California, is actually the third generation of the popular microbaladeur iPod Shuffle, the smallest and most affordable portable of the range iPod. Read the rest of this entry »
The new iPod shuffle: A radical departure from the previous design, a new beginning in the operation. A device that is not anywhere on opposite love triggers, a mini-musicians, the polarized. No wonder that reviews of test buyers fail mixed – two good examples of extensive investigations offer Apple Insider and ArsTechnica, the small music player through the hurdles of everyday life-course flushed. Read the rest of this entry »
The beguiling success of Apple’s MP3 player also seems to inspire others to financial flying high experience. Sometimes this inspiration is reflected however in illegal business ideas down. So even in a case from Miami, Florida, where the graduate of a local business school a large-scale fraud with iPods series organized. The investors in the apparently lucrative business have been around almost 40 million U.S. dollars to facilitate money that they never saw again. Read the rest of this entry »
PSP sales have been quite high, with more than 40 million units worldwide. However, piracy was devastating the sales of games and did not respond to the abandonment of support for ‘third parties.’ Strongly supports your Sony laptop, but now analysts predict that iPod Touch will be the final shot of PSP. Read the rest of this entry »
It is a new implemented by Apple in firmware 3.0: the ability to use the iPhone as a modem, which will connect to a computer and then use the Edge or 3G connection to surf the Internet as if it was connected to a LAN. Scott Forstall discussed at the conference on March 17, this feature is already present in the beta version of firmware 3.0, have seen some developers have begun to delve into the bowels of the software. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are looking for an iPod accessory other than what we are accustomed to then the ProTrack Alesi is well able to please him. This is because, unlike the majority of accessories that are for sale there, the ProTrack is in essence a module which includes the iPod Touch in order to transform it into a true professional microphone.
With an XLR input and a line-in jack, the ProTrack is equipped with a microphone input and a stereo minijack that allows you to record sound in wav to 16 bit with a sampling rate of 44 or 22KHz. The ProTrack works using 6 batteries but also through a wall adapter, Finally, I say that to work, the ProTrack need iPorRecorder that the application is installed on the iPod and which ones are needed affordable $ 299 to transform the iPod Touch in microphone
Besides those who applauded the new iPod shuffle is also about the critics. Unable to use third-party headphones and connect to a stereo or car for the lack of controls, all located on the remote. Apple promises a solution but in the meantime who is already looking to the old shuffle still selling at 45 euros.
There are only applause for the new iPod shuffle. Indeed for several websites and even some email came to our site, you receive criticism, even harsh, some of the choices made by Apple.
The main concerns the system of control of content. Apple has removed every key from the device, placing the ignition and the transition from one track to another remote spot on headphones. Given that the only headphones on the market with this detail are produced by Apple, the result is that currently it is impossible to use the iPod with other headphones. “Using the iPod for running – wrote to our site Fabrizio – and the Apple headphones are a pain, are not already in your ears when you sit imagined when you run. So I bought the Nike headphones that are useless with the new iPod. I would not buy. ” The lack of appeal to the public of the runners is very serious as it is known preference (personally witnessed by the writer) in the shuffle by the runners.
The objection, very practical, can be overcome only partially thinking that you can match the new iPods including the new In Ear Headphones for Apple. iPod shuffle and headphones come with a 150 euro, more than an iPod nano 8GB, however, in addition to the cost, it also indicates the fact that many people find this type of earphones that end up in uncomfortable headset cable. Is a more valid Budfits, an accessory (cost 10 euros in the next photo taken from the Cebit Macity) that adds support to wrap virtually all standard headphones.
Those who use iPods to listen to music from a stereo or car does not, at present, no solution. The new shuffle is completely useless in this case.
Apple has already announced that work with third parties in order to overcome these difficulties, but when we talk only of headphones with remote control without the Apple brand. To make a real step forward would require an adapter which provides controls for headphones and for each device connected to the jack, then connect to, for example, the iPod in the car or to an external amplifier and headphones that one may already have at home. The ability of an adapter to close the “hole” but the cost depends on if you get there (as likely) to 15 euros for a shuffle be used with other headphones, you should spend 100 euros, less than 139 for an iPod nano but has twice the memory and a display, not to mention the ability to show movies and much, much more.
Another problem? Here it is: ‘I seem to have realized that the iPod shuffle goes by only one song to another – says “Lorentz” – listening to a podcast if I have to hear everything? “The question answered by some sites that confirm that indeed you can not switch quickly from one point in a song, nor is it even possible to scroll through a podcast. In reality it is not the case, there is a sequence of keys that allows forward and backward speed: Double-click and press the central button: fast forward, three clicks and you press the central button: back fast. If you fear that your iPod interpret and three double-click in a while ‘… subjective and is likely a “true” would know better perform the task, probably you are right.
So the doubts on the new iPod is no shortage and it is possible that Apple and suppliers of accessories are forced to run to give the reader what it lacks in order to satisfy at least part of the public. In the meantime, if you do not belong to the rest of the customers, those who believe them to shuffle as a small player to listen to music while they go to subway or train, will be interested in the new shuffle for which the new shuffle is very valid, please contact the old shuffle still selling at 45 euros, although its capacity is only 1 GB.
It seems that someone claimed success from iPhone in the past months can not go down, at least judging by this article appeared edition on U.S. women’s magazine Vogue, whose protagonist Melinda, the wife of Bill Gates. Hearing saying that the spouse of the founder of Microsoft when he speaks of what she and the merits have banned their children:
“There are few things on the list of items that are banned in our house. Certainly the iPod and the iPhone are 2 items that do not take our children. ”
Yet the call of the ‘forbidden fruit’ (not for nothing … this is Apple) is also strong for Melinda (and even here, nomen omen, as the ancient Romans):
“Every time I look also to my friends and think, ‘Ooh, really I would not mind an iPhone’.”
The conference in Cupertino, from 10 am local (our 18), opens with Greg Joswiak, Apple vice president, which provides detailed numbers: 13.7 million iPhone sold, 800 thousand downloads for the SDK (developer suite), 25 thousand applications on App Store. The latter has received and accepted approximately 96% of applications submitted by developers, who earn 70% of revenues.
We start with the news. In App-Purchase, a sort of shop-a subsidiary of App Store, where developers can sell more related content (such as levels of a game, etc.). New API for developers, about 1,000 new that will be used to extend the functionality of applications and games, for example, the use of Bluetooth in them and not only, or even streaming video and audio to adapt to the amount of bandwidth available instantly. Another new feature, as suspected, the use of additional maps and GPS navigation offline.
The technology for multitasking, is called Push Notification and ad hoc designed to reduce consumption (in terms of autonomy) to 20%, notify the user that wants to leave in “background” application, if needed this alert on a new event. Awaited feature copy and paste: before 100 other new features of the iPhone OS 3.0. Read the rest of this entry »