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When XtermeMac announced the Luna iPod alarm clock ($149) in November, it really grabbed my attention. I’m not the kind of person who drools over every shiny new iPod gadget that comes along, and I’ve never given more than a passing thought to buying an iPod alarm clock, but the Luna’s combination of features and […]

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Ever wonder why it’s so difficult to find iPod nano cases or armband that are guaranteed to fit the Nike+iPod Sport Kit receiver? I spent several days at Macworld last week, speaking to the dozens of iPod accessory makers on the Expo floor, in an attempt to find out. I wasn’t prepared for some of […]

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I woke up this morning to several email messages asking whether the Nike+iPod Sport Kit works with Apple’s newly announced iPhone. I spent the better part of yesterday wandering around Macworld taking pictures and asking questions, and I’m afraid I don’t have good news to report.

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About

Welcome to my iPod website, Podophile.com. About me I’m Daniel Zilber, a theatre manager, producer, and playwright living in the San Francisco Bay Area with my beautiful wife Adrien and our “special needs” chihuahua Jozo. About this site This site was originally set up as a way for me to share interesting iPod tips and […]

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With the Macworld Conference and Expo just around the corner, I’ve been looking for a good guide to the week’s events that I can carry with me as I push my way through the crowds. As luck would have it, I’ve found two free guides that are formatted for iPod. The Hess Events List and […]

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Since I first wrote about it a month ago, TivoDecode Manager has come a long way. The simple OS X application lets Mac users transfer Tivo programs to their computers – a Tivo feature called TivoToGo which has been available to Windows users for over a year. The latest version makes several user interface and […]

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A reader has pointed me to a clever German product which attaches the Nike+iPod sensor to any running shoe, the Chip-Clip. This clear plastic cap fits on the tongue of the shoe and features a slot to thread a shoelace through, which keep the cap in place. There’s also an extended lip at the front […]

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It looks like Apple’s iTunes store wasn’t the only site to buckle under the pressure of increased holiday traffic. Nike’s Nikeplus.com, the site where Nike+iPod Sport Kit users upload their running data and track their progress, has been hit with slowdowns and service outages for the past couple of days. I didn’t write about it […]

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Merlin Mann, of 43Folders fame, has posted his Nike+iPod shoe hack to his Flickr photostream.

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Some interesting legal surprises in Apple’s most recent SEC filings… and they have nothing to do with the backdating of stock options. First, we learn that a company called PhatRat, LLC, which “provides scientific measurement services for sporting purposes,” has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. The company’s website […]

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iPod Bartender

With New Year’s weekend upon us, it’s time to remind everyone about the little iPod add-on that no self-respectiong podophile should be caught at a party without: iPod Bartender. iPod Bartender is a free database of 230 cocktail recipes which can be easily dropped into your iPod “Notes” folder and viewed on the screen. The […]

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Yes, I was happy that Nike (finally) released desktop widgets for tracking Nike+iPod workouts and challenge stats, but honestly, no one but me ever sees my desktop. I can’t for the life of me figure out why there isn’t an official Nike+ plugin or widget for popular blogging platforms. The Nike+iPod Sport Kit seems to […]

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