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I’ve read a many accounts of the iPod’s psychic abilities in shuffle mode, picking songs that the listener was just thinking about or that somehow relate to a recent event in the listener’s life. But Lily over at Once In A Lifetime puts a unique spin on the story and recounts an iPod tale of […]

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Podosphere: March 13, 2006

This iPod Thing Is Going Too Far The Window Manager has a problem. Welcome to the club. 30,000 As the Nike+ website approaches the 10 million miles logged mark, Michael has reached a Nike+iPod milestone of his own: 30,000 calories burned! iPod Hack of the Year Dirty word alert. Express to offer iPod-ready Play List […]

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They Want Your Pod!

I saw this photo on Flickr a few days ago and bookmarked it, thinking it would make a good post here. As happens with most of my bookmarks, it was forgotten 15 minutes later. Luckily, a story on Macworld UK today reminded me of the photo and pointed to a fun article on the appearance […]

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Steve Earle is one of my musical heroes. For those unfamiliar, he’s a country/rock singer-songwriter who was on the leading edge of the “Alt Country” movement when he started recording back in the mid-1980′s. His career was derailed in the early 90′s by drug addiction and a brief stint in jail, but he emerged from […]

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The clever folks over at Spark Fun Electronics have developed a small interface that connects the Nike+iPod receiver to your computer’s USB port. They claim this allows users to detect any Nike+iPod sensors that are within range. This idea was first discussed in the recent University of Washington research warning of Nike+iPod security concerns (you […]

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Cover Flow Coming To iPods Soon?

Gizmodo posted a short item today suggesting that an iPod firmware update is coming soon which would enable the “Cover Flow” view of album art, similar to the feature currently in iTunes. No word on whether the update will only apply to the 5th Gen iPod with video, or if the current nanos will also […]

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For those of you who have been eyeing the Nike+iPod Sport Kit but couldn’t justify buying all the other stuff that goes with it, today might be your lucky day. Smalldog Electronics is offering a sweet deal through Dealmac which includes everything you’ll need to get started: A first-generation 1GB iPod nano, the Nike+iPod Sport […]

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How The iPod Changes Culture

Lots of iPod worship today over at 10 Zen Monkeys. Steven Levy, author of The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness, is interviewed by RU Sirius.

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As much as I dislike linking to an article on Foxnews.com, it’s only fair when they come up with a good iTunes scoop. Reporter Roger Friedman claims Apple Corps executive Neil Aspinall confirmed to him that the Beatles core catalog has been remastered and is ready to release via online music stores. “All 13 core […]

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Underground rapper and hip-hop producer Aesop Rock will be the latest artist contributing to the Nike+iPod ecosystem with the release of his new Nike+ Original Run mix, available this Tuesday, February 13 on the iTunes Store. You can hear a preview of the new Nike mix on his MySpace page. Aesop Rock is the third […]

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iPod nano (2G) Software Update…

Looks like Apple has quietly released a minor software update for the second-generation iPod nano. When I connected my nano to iTunes this evening I was greeted by software version 1.1.2. Unfortunately, Apple’s not very forthcoming about what issues are addressed by the new version, and I wasn’t able to find any details on Apple’s […]

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Sure to light up the Internet for days to come, Steve Jobs has posted a message on the Apple website laying out his (and the company’s) position on Digital Rights Management (DRM) and “closed” music distribution systems. In it, Jobs reminds readers that it was the music companies who demanded DRM be put in place […]

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