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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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RunKeeper, the forthcoming GPS-based run tracking app for iPhone, has a shiny new FAQ to tide us over while we all wait for App Store approval. Some interesting nuggets: RunKeeper only works with 3G iPhones (because the original iPhones don’t have GPS). RunKeeper can run for 3 hours on one battery charge (if you follow […]

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A quick update to yesterday’s post: RunKeeper has uploaded a much clearer video of their upcoming GPS fitness/tracking iPhone application. Not only is the new video in focus, but it also shows route maps on the companion web interface. No pricing details announced yet, but you can sign up to receive more info on their […]

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The first of what I hope will be many GPS running applications for iPhone has been submitted to the iPhone App Store and is awaiting approval. RunKeeper uses the iPhone’s built-in GPS to track your distance, speed, time, and route. The (blurry) video below shows the basic features of what seems to be a pretty […]

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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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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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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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I have nothing against Microsoft’s new Vista operating system. Heck, I haven’t even seen it running on a computer yet. But today’s A Mac User Switches To Vista article from MSNBC.com gave me a laugh. It’s not that I find the premise of the headline somehow unbelievable — I’m sure there are Mac users who […]

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Yojimbo, iPod, and Yojimbo

I woke up this morning determined to find a reason to write about Yojimbo. Yojimbo is one of my favorite Akira Kurosowa films, and it’s being re-released tomorrow on DVD as part of the Criterion collection. I was faced with a challenge: How to write an iPod-related piece where I could slip in a mention […]

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My Little Macworld Wish

We’re only one day into this CES/Macworld week and I’m already suffering from RSS overload. Trying to keep up with Gizmodo, Engadget, iLounge, and all the latest Diggs is truly an exercise in futility. And how much cosmic enlightenment have my bloodshot eyes and cramped fingers earned me? Not a whole heck of a lot. […]

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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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