On Tuesday Apple released something called "Digital 45s" on the iTunes Store, causing us all reminisce about the good ol' days of vinyl. Okay, maybe some of us aren't old enough to remember vinyl, but it's still cool, right?
Apple is known for design simplicity and ease of use. We love it when
third-party accessory makers follow Apple’s lead and come out with
high-quality, good-looking, easy-to-use add-ons for our Apple gear of
choice. Pivotal’s Podium for iPhone 3G is one such accessory.
At what price convenience? The Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere 2 is awash
with nifty features that we’d like to see in all iPod/iPhone speaker
docks, but at the end of the day, this just isn’t a sound system that
inspires any pride-of-ownership passion or jaw-dropping awe.
While the name might invoke a creepy psychic or hooded astrologer in
the dark corners of a carnival tent, Numerology is actually an amazing
digital simulation of a mainstay of the classic electronic music world,
the step sequencer.
We’re suckers for apps that focus on simplicity and usefulness rather
than whiz-bang features that look cool in demos but have very little
practical utility. Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil is one of those apps that we
couldn’t help but take a liking to right off the bat.