Posts Tagged ‘Ipod Touch’

Mp3 Players: Hear the Difference

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Karl Bantleman asked:

MP3 players are portable media players to listen to your favourite music, store video files and images. Without question the most famous one is the Apple iPod but other brands are catching up quickly with the technology and features.

The development started with portable cassette players followed by CD players and finally Mini Disc players. However, the devices were not able to store music in digital files and relied on external storage drives. As they were much bigger than today’s MP3 players and had a limited functionality their use wasn’t as handy and the audio quality often suffered from movements. Consequently, portable audio devices were not best for outside activities, running and exercising in those days.

This all changed in 2001 when Apple released the first iPod with 5GB storage for more than 1000 songs in the new mp3 format. Supported by iTunes and thanks to the small size and huge storage capacity, the iPod is still the most popular MP3 player on the market. According to recent surveys it is not only the best selling MP3 player but also has almost no substitute product.

Today, the Apple product range comprises the iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle and the latest iPod touch as well as the iPhone. These small portable MP3 players can play audio files like mp3 and others but also display images and play videos. Recent models also support the new MPEG-4 format.

In a nutshell, the Apple iPod provides an all-around solution for portable audio. The Apple software iTunes can be regarded as the most popular programme for organising and storing music and other audio and video files. Whereas it was previously only available for Apple computers like the Mac, it can now be downloaded by everyone. It offers the user the benefit of automatically updating the iPod as soon as it is connected to the computer. This makes it easier to organise the music library and saves a lot of time, too.

Even though other manufacturers like Sony and Samsung try to gain some market share, the iPod is still the outstanding market leader due to Apple’s innovation focus this is unlikely to change in the near future.

MP3 players are becoming increasingly popular as many are seeing the advantage of having a MP3 player that fits perfectly in your pocket with all your favourite songs on. With the iPod and many more available, shop online to find the best deals.


Simless Original Iphone Equals Ipod Touch With Bells On!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
Edward Cook asked:

Apple’s iPhone 3G was released on July 11th to waiting crowds worldwide. Consumers were anxious to get their hands on all the new features, lured by the $200 price reduction from the original model. And the cream on the cake was the newest software update and the opening of the App Store where users can download a multitude of software applications, many of them free!

So what’s happening to all the original iPhones that upgrading consumers don’t need any more? Well, if you’re fortunate enough to have a family member or friend who wants to simply give theirs away or sell it to you for a song, snap it up! You’ll be the proud possessor of a an extremely useful gadget and possibly one of the best handheld gaming machines around!

Not only does the original iPhone have all the features of the iPod Touch, but it has extra features, such as a built in microphone and a built in speaker which the iPod Touch doesn’t have. And now, with the ability to run a variety of applications on the iPhone, you can can download low cost (or even free!) recording software which turns your iPhone into a mini voice recorder.

Are you listening to a song on the radio that you really like but can’t identify? No problem! Just open the Shazam application (free download) on your iPhone, place it near the sound source, and your iPhone will tell you all about the song and even offer to take you to the iTunes store to buy it!

Want to create your own radio station and play it through your iPhone? Easy. Just install the Pandora app (free download) on your iPhone, search for a song you like, and then let Pandora build a radio station with songs just like it. While the songs are playing, you can give each song a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to train Pandora to pick songs you will like.

Play scrabble. Play Tetris, Sudoku, Tap Tap Revenge, Texas Hold ‘em, Super Monkey Ball, Solitaire, and many, many more. New apps are being constantly added. Some of the apps take advantage of the iPhone’s motion sensors, such as the sensational Labyrinth, which senses even the slightest movements as you try to guide the ball through a maze dotted with holes.

If you have wifi access you can keep up with your friends on Facebook, update your Wordpress blog, take and upload pictures to online photo albums, check email, view we pages on the best smartphone browser ever created, and much more. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!