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I was a very early adopter – and advocate – of the Nike+iPod system. Apple and Nike developed an easy and fun way to track running data on the iPod nano and the Nikeplus.com website. Unfortunately, as Apple’s product line advanced into phone and touch territory, the Nike+ system remained stagnant. Not only is the […]

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RunKeeper, a GPS-based training assistant for runners and cyclists, has been approved by Apple and is available on the iTunes App Store as of tonight. I’m downloading it now, but since it’s just after midnight here in California I won’t be going out for a run until the morning. I’ll post my first impressions soon. […]

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WordPress for iPhone

The native WordPress app for iPhone was added to the iTunes App Store tonight… And I’m loving it. I won’t be using it to write many long posts, but it should help with my posting frequency. The best feature: Adding photos and screen grabs from the phone to my posts. Bonus: Multiple blog support. Missing: […]

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Who Watches the Watchmen?

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic graphic novel Watchmen has come to iTunes in as an animated, narrated, “motion comic.” Episode 1 is available now as a free download and it’s a very faithful reproduction of the first book of the 12-book series. The animation is minimal, preserving the look and feel of the comic […]

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As most everyone knows by now, two songs from Jerry Herman’s musical “Hello Dolly” figure prominently into the story of Disney/Pixar’s eco-robo love story WALL-E. On a whim last night, I checked iTunes to see if either of the two songs – “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” and “It Only Takes A Moment” – had […]

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Find Your “Lost” Music From 2007

Lifehacker’s Adam Pash posted a short piece yesterday on creating a “Best of 2007″ playlist in iTunes. He suggests setting up a smart playlist that finds all music added in 2007 with a play count of 25 or more. It’s a nice idea, but as I thought about it, it occurred to me that I […]

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Adrien and I went to see Cloverfield on Sunday, and while it wasn’t the transcendent movie-going experience that I was hoping for, it was certainly a whole lotta fun. If you’re a monster-movie aficionado, be sure to stay for the credits. They roll for a minute or two in near silence, but then the movie’s […]

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PowerSong is one of my favorite features of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. Whenever I feel like I’m slowing down during a workout, I can press my iPod’s center button to instantly play a pre-selected PowerSong for a quick boost of energy. It works. This week, my PowerSong is Lucky Bunny Foot by indie hip-hop group […]

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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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Lake Wobegon Podcast

Another great public radio podcast comes to iTunes: A Prairie Home Companion’s News From Lake Wobegon. It’s not the entire Prairie Home Companion radio show, just the seventeen-minute-or-so News From Lake Wobegon monologue that Garrison Keillor delivers during each broadcast. And that’s just fine by me. Most of the time I can do without the […]

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Just prior to Macworld this year, I wrote that my one wish was for Apple to release a version of iTunes that supports tags — a la Flicker and Technorati — as a way to categorize and sort music. As far as I’m concerned, “genre” just doesn’t cut it any more. Yesterday, Lifehacker took up […]

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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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