It pains us to find fault with such a rich, generously appointed
handheld media player. But while the third generation of the iPod touch
has plenty of outstanding features, they’re all mostly legacy features,
and there’s really not much to celebrate in the new-and-awesome
category. If you’ve been in the market for a touch, this one will
please you immensely. But if you already own a touch, you’d do better
to start saving up for something truly revolutionary--like maybe
Apple’s long-rumored tablet.
Like lots of people these days, I get most of my music either from my collection or through on-demand internet radio sources like Pandora and Last.fm. The last time I actively listened to the on-air radio must have been years ago.
Clearly, I am not the target market of this rumored in-house app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
We’re amazed how many iPod speaker docks these days still won’t play
nicely with the iPhone--it’s been two-and-a-half years, people! Which
is one of the reasons we’re so excited about iHome’s iP1. Besides being
iPhone-friendly, it also looks great, a piece we wouldn’t mind having
in our living room. The sound is a step up as well, which is fitting
since the iP1 is the first in iHome’s new Studio Series line. And
here’s the kicker--the iP1 features some high-tech circuitry that makes
it rock even harder at the touch of a button: the Bongiovi button (more
on that in a bit).
Despite many predictions and amid much speculation, 09/09/09's "It's
only rock and roll, but we like it" Apple event did not kick off with
these words: Number nine, number nine, number nine. What else didn't
Together, the iPhone 3.0 OS update and iPhone 3GS offer faster Web
surfing, gaming, and Twittering than ever. Here's what's new in the
iPhone OS and accessible to all iPhone users. We also review the 3GS,
the fastest, slickest most fun iPhone yet.
If you actually use your iPhone’s best features--the 3G network,
push notifications, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location Services, all those
bells and whistles that make it so awesome--you’ve probably noticed your
battery needs recharging every day or two at least. We never leave home
without the cable and AC adapter that came with our iPhone, so we’re in
luck as long as we can find a power outlet or USB port to plug in to.
But wandering beyond walls and away from computers requires some extra
gadgetry to keep our iPhone charged, namely Belkin’s Dual Auto Charger
for the car and the iPWR SuperPack backup battery for everywhere else.
Apple’s iPod has spawned an entire industry of accessories, speakers in
particular. Here at Mac|Life HQ, we’re constantly testing a stream of
iPod speakers, ranging from tiny battery-powered portable models and
alarm clocks, all the way up to models meant to pair with full-sized
home stereo components. But rarely does something catch our eye like
these speakers from Kanto.