iPod

A Glutton for Punishment

I’ve heard mixed reviews on the new iOS 10 beta’s music app. Long-time readers will no doubt remember that I gave up playing music on my iPhone altogether a while back, due to the Music app being completely incongruous with the way I listen to music, not to mention constant issues with songs not downloading, going missing, etc. So I’ve been happily using my old iPod Classic for a while now. And that’s going great, actually. The old iPod is still working. But I’m a…

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Netgear CEO demonstrates tremendous capacity for being a total douche bag

> At a lunch in Sydney today, Patrick Lo said Apple’s success was centred on closed and proprietary products that would soon be overtaken by open platforms like Google’s Android. > > Apple has had unparallelled success by being able to control the entire ecosystem around its products, from the hardware to the software to the acquisition of content and apps through iTunes. > > It has used this to effectively dominate the market and shut out competitors. Consumers have also benefited because they get a consistent experience and products that are easier…

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Daring Fireball Linked List: Whither the iPod Classic?

> Dan Frommer wonders whether Apple is set to eliminate the hard-drive based iPod Classic next week. I wouldn’t be shocked if they did, but I bet they won’t. The iPod Classic is like the Mac Pro — not something that sells in huge numbers compared to Apple’s mass market products, but it fills a lucrative and important niche. Some people really do want 200 GB of music in their pocket. via [daringfireball.net](http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/08/26/classic)Yeah. I’m one of them. Actually,…

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iPod Out

> The video notes that unlike existing iPod car integration systems that provide basic playback controls, the iOS iPod Out feature exposes more advanced features such as Genius Mixes and presents a familiar Apple interface, “which is one of the main advantages of the system,” the company notes. via [appleinsider.com](http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/07/13/bmw_to_support_apples_new_ipod_out_feature_of_ios_4.html)I remember when iOS4 was announced saying “What the heck is ‘iPod Out?'” Well, I guess this is it.…

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The iPad, and the Staggering Work of Obviousness : Cheerful

> ## the “of course” model of innovation diffusion > > People won’t buy a product if they can’t understand it immediately. They can’t understand it immediately if their worldview doesn’t already have a readymade place for it. And their worldview won’t have a readymade place for it, if they’ve never seen anything like it before. > > Steve expertly wields the powerful tool that is *the feeling of recognition.* > > That feeling tells us, *hey, I’ve been here before, and good things happened, and people were nice to me*…

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