Posts Tagged ‘iPod’

IPOD, IPhone Hack & The Sony Walkman – A Case Of Isolation?

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Slow down with that IPhone Hack your wanting to try out for just a second and let’s look at some history!

With the invention of the Stereobelt in 1972 being the first portable music player it wasn’t until 1979 when Sony brought to the world market the well known “Walkman” line of portable audio products. The price for portable audio is well below the original Sony Walkman price of $1000 putting personal audio in the hands of just about everyone. You can find mp3 players from $10 up to a few hundred dollars. A 8GB Ipod Nano will run you around $180.00 and is a large capacity player including full motion video for most music listeners. This low pricing combined with the excellent mass marketing campaigns of the Ipod from Apple has resulted in a second portable audio revolution. Only now just about everyone has access to a portable audio player.

In the 1980’s I remember maybe 3 or 4 kids in our entire school with Walkmans. The Sony Walkman was considered a rich kids toys and due to the few people that had access to such luxury they were often looked on as inferior and out of place compared to the transistor radios and boom boxes that were popular among group listening. It wasn’t out of the ordinary to be walking down the street and seeing a couple people grooving to a band you loved for you to stop and listen and strike up a conversation around the music you were listening to. Many friendships were sparked up in just this way.

With so many Ipods, Zune’s and other mp3 players in the hands of so many it seems we have dug ourselves into an ear-bud hole so to speak. Every morning I’ll get aboard a bus for work and there will be many people with ear-buds jamming away. Only thing is, I don’t know what they are listening to, and with that lack of knowledge I am unable to enjoy the music with them or, even comment on what they are listening to. Of course some may see such a gesture as butting into someone Else’s business. I see it as self-imposed isolation by the mass public. Yes it’s a great and amazing thing to be able to carry your entire music library with you in your pocket however at what cost?

The rapid evolution of technology in the past 20 years has changed the core fundamentals of how we interact with each other in our daily lives. Once we gathered around street corners on a given Saturday night. Today we order pizza online for home delivery so we can be well nourished while taking our maximum allotted 15 minute break from Word Of Warcraft. Our dependence on high technology for our communication needs is increasing more rapidly than ever. There is an ever growing demand for products which allow us to do more in a given time period. Gone are the days where you just checked your mailbox and answering machines.

There however is a great light at the end of the tunnel! Rapidly evolving social networking technologies are changing the entire landscape of the global Internet. This is best represented by mainstream innovations such as Myspace and Facebook. Socialization is the hottest online trend going. By socializing online actions you can naturally let those that you know what you’ve been up to with no interaction on your part whatsoever. Post a article to your blog, update it to twitter, then facebook, then myspace, then on and on and on. Socialization is viral and we can expect great innovations that will focus on elevating our social isolation out of the darkness and into the world again.

You are free to resume your Iphone Hack in progress!

How to Convert a DVD to an iPod Or PSP

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

It’s rather complicated for one to become accustomed to all the options available on the web as we speak, regarding the process of converting a video DVD for a playback gadget like an iPod or a PSP. Depending on the model, firmware, format compatibility there are dozens of software programs for such converters that provide, more or less, suitable conversions for the iPod or PSP owner.

The software converter offered by those at 99bytes is an acknowledged piece of software by renowed specialists like Softpedia, in terms of download security and overall standard of ease of use. It does not require complicated steps to be made by the user, as the following described steps will show.

First of all, any user receives five free trial conversions beforehand, so a user gets to test the converter capabilities without needing to purchase the actual converter. After the installation, the video file to be converted has to be opened from the main menu. The 99bytes DVD converter for iPod and PSP offers double compatibility, meaning that a DVD can be converted both for an iPod and a PSP, which saves the user money and time because he or she doesn’t need to look for a different converter for their other gadget, the PSP. This particular software converts any video format into a compatible mp4 one for the iPod, so users don’t have to worry about previous conversions.

Furthermore, the software permits selected conversion, which are conversions of certain parts or chapters of the DVD, so users can save space on their iPod or PSP and watch only those parts of the movie they like best. These are the most basic steps a user has to do in order to convert a DVD for an iPod or a PSP using the 99bytes DVD software converter.

http://www.99bytes.com

Is an iPod the Best Mp3 Player Choice?

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Apple is incredibly dominant in the mp3 player market – it has over 80% of the US market for example. Why is this?

Firstly because iPod’s still lead the way for music playing capabilities – most independent reviews say they just sound great. Secondly, the iTunes is the best music management software. On top of that, the iTunes music store is the easiest to use and has the greatest choice.

And last but certainly not least iPod’s are just such amazingly sexy devices!

The iPod model range changes regularly.

iPod touch

The latest iPod is the iPod Touch. The iPod touch has the incredible touch screen user interface, plus it feels sexy in your hand, thanks to its amazingly thin, contoured enclosure made of polished stainless steel. The iPod touch provides up to 36 hours of audio playback or 6 hours of video playback (which is enough to watch three or four movies between charges).

It also has a built-in speaker so you can listen to the music, dialogue, and action without headphones, perfect for casual listening.

iPod Classic

The iPod classic comes with 120GB of internal disk storage, which equates to 30,000 songs, 150 hours of video, or 25,000 photos. It is available in silver or striking new black and now has an upgraded all-metal enclosure composed of anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel.

You can also use the new Apple Remote with an optional iPod Universal Dock to control your music, videos and slideshows. There is of course a huge range of third party accessories with similar capabilities to the Apple ones – sometimes even better than Apple’s and often at lower prices.

iPod nano

Apple’s tagline for the nano is “impossibly small” and it certainly is incredibly small and light. It is currently available in 8GB and 16GB sizes, which hold about 2,000 and 4,000 songs respectively.

The nano has a colour display, so you can view album art as you play your music. The sexy feature taken from the iPod touch – give your iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to another song in your library – thanks to the built-in accelerometer.

Because it is so small and light, Apple emphasises the nano’s wearability. You can easily wear it around your neck or keep it on an armband.

iPod shuffle

The shuffle is the entry level iPod model and is even smaller than the iPod nano – about the size of a pack of gum and weighs less than a car key.

The shuffle doesn’t have a display so its playlist control is fairly basic – play, pause, skip, repeat, hold and shuffle (random).

Like other iPod models the shuffle has been upgraded to use anodized aluminum and is available in blue, green, pink, red, and original silver

It is easy to hook up to a computer – just plug it directly into a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port, or use an optional Dock. You can sync a specific iTunes Playlist, or drag and drop individual songs or albums from iTunes into the iPod shuffle. The shuffle also automatically charges during syncing.

Summary

Apple still holds a clear lead over other mp3 music player vendors. The iPods sets the pace in most aspects – storage, packaging, sex appeal and now even price. There is a huge 3rd party add on market that gives the iPod owner a wide choice of accessories.

Really, from the position it now has, Apple has to make big mistakes or just get complacent to lose its #1 market position.

The author is a home theater enthusiast who likes to take his music with him wherever he goes. Get the facts about the LCD TVs for your home from http://www.lcdtvcenter.com

11 Ways to Market Your iPhone and iPod Touch App

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

While there is no magic formula or single marketing action that may do the trick for you, these strategies can provide you with a framework to help you increase company exposure, sales and profit. Marketing your iPhone/Touch app is definitely a process that can take time.

I will let you know that we have not found price reductions to be the best strategy. We initially thought this might be very effective as the App store structure is set up to rank applications by the number of total downloads. Higher total sales and total downloads by price category are not currently recognized with Apple’s system.

Keep in mind for instance that if your app was $5 and you decided to lower it to $0.99, you’d have tell sell five times as many just to break even. Now you might temporarily increase exposure this way, but at the expense of maximizing your profit margins when you are most apt to do well at the beginning of your product life cycle. Customer support issues may increase by a factor of five as well.

That being said, there’s nothing wrong with adjusting your app’s price in the beginning to find its best market price (which might change over time).

There are 24,455 apps and counting, so let’s jump in and get started!

1. The World (iTunes App Store) Is Flat

Consider your potential international market right from the moment of conceptualization. There are people all over the planet eager to use and benefit from quality applications. Initially we intended to include the metric system and local currency in our app, but decided to push it back until version 1.1. We were so eager to start the submission process with Apple and this ended up negatively affected our sales without question. I recommend taking that extra time to make your app useful to the international community, or even a few key markets (China, Russia, Central and South America, Japan, and Germany come to mind).

What does this mean? If currencies are used, auto-detect the user’s local currency under their device’s general settings; and if applicable handle currency conversions. Make your website, instructions, and sales pages easy to understand and use images to support your text. Consider that for many people, English may be their second or third language. Make your software more intuitive by choosing symbols over text wherever possible. Reach out to bloggers for your niche market in Europe and Asia. Include a complimentary promo code in your correspondence. It can’t hurt.

Consider this: we received nearly $1,000 in sales from Italy because of a single online post written in Italian! Now you could go further with this and have your sales page and help instructions translated into major languages like Spanish or Chinese. Prices for quality work vary and you’ll need to get someone fluent in the language to double check their work.

Remember there are 65 different versions of iTunes around the world and counting. Single apps can be developed for use on the iPhone and the iPod Touch. How big is the market for both? Apple does not breakdown sales of individual product lines. A conservative estimate with 4.4 million iPhone sales and 22.7 million iPod sales for last quarter would be about 7 million in three months. That’s an average of 78,000 new devices coming online daily. Incredible and almost scary. It can’t last forever, but wow!

2. Create a Lite or Demo Version

Apple lets developers offer both a free and paid version of the same app, and a free sample is probably the most successful marketing strategy ever. People want to try things. There are plenty of CrApps (crappy apps) out there, so why should people risk money on an app they know nothing about from a company they know even less about? If you can give people a taste that is just enough, they’ll buy the whole meal from you! This way you take away much of the risk.

There are numerous strategies for this, but make sure the lite version sales page is clear in its limitations vs. the paid or full version. If you truncate the app too much, people may think it’s a complete dud and see no value in paying you anything for the premium release. Give people a clear idea of what they’re getting into and this strategy could make you rich. Developer Ethan Nicholas offers motivation to go this route in a recent Wired piece:

When iShoot launched in October, business was slow for a while. And then Nicholas found some spare time to code a free version of the app – iShoot Lite, which he released January. Here’s how that helped: Inside iShoot Lite he advertised the $3, full version of iShoot. Users downloaded the free version 2.4 million times. And that led 320,000 satisfied iShoot Lite players to pay for iShoot.

3. Go Free

Now this is something that can be considered for different reasons. Right now “in app” advertising lacks sophistication. When I say that, I mean we don’t have Google AdSense yet. I’m sure it’s coming, but embedded advertising that does not relate to the content in any manner is really intrusive in my personal opinion. I still read about certain developers making tons of money with embedded app advertising, but it’s hard enough to get people to click on ads if they’re relevant. When they’re not, the click-through rate is pretty low. If your app is something that people use again and again, advertising can still work. We personally did not find it successful as it’s much easier to make about 70 cents off of a 99 cent app than to earn the same amount with ads. You could also add a PayPal donation button as AppCubby did, but this probably won’t work for you unless you have a large pre-existing customer or fan base.

You could also introduce your app for free. Get people using it, talking about it, and receive positive feedback. Then start charging people. Perfectly acceptable with Apple.

Looking at it from a long-term perspective, you might completely give away the first app to get people talking, create a base and build your brand. After all, nothing spreads like free (especially good free). You can use this to gather contact info and feedback from your initial users and turn them into customers for your next app or product. Be sure to include a “share” feature inside your free app (inside all of your apps!). Make sharing as easy as possible.

4. Send Out a Press Release

PRMac, a free (or almost free) press release distribution service, and the MacNN (Macintosh News Network) syndicate (free to submit) are definitely worth the price of submission. Competing services can charge over $600 for distribution within the United States alone, so these are valuable and less costly alternatives. They say the press release is dead, but these offerings directly targeted your potential customers. You never know who you might reach; and it’s vital to provide a press release when soliciting all forms of media.

5. Contact the Top 100 Blogs

Technorati can provide you with the current list. Use a conversational style, get right to the point and include a promo code. Figure out what could sell them on your company. If there’s an interesting angle or story around your app, this could increase your chances. Ask them if you could do a guest post. Who knows? When you have sites like Gizmodo that get 3 million page views per day, this can absolutely turbocharge sales!

6. Constantly Improve Your Sales Page

This one is pretty basic, but often overlooked. Look at the sales pages of other top apps. What are they doing? Emulate what works and keep researching to spark ideas. You can display up to five images as of this writing, so use them! Use the images that sell your product best. Ask other people what grabs their attention. Use quotes from reviewers; share benefits first and foremost. Customers are not always logical, so don’t bore them with statistics. How will your application make their lives better?

7. Use Customer Feedback to Build a Better Product

This is two parts. First, timely respond to customer emails and realize that every interaction with customers, whether good or bad, is a marketing opportunity. When you get feedback via email or through your customer reviews, consider and incorporate these improvements. You can’t please everyone all of the time, and you may have limited resources, so you won’t be able to add everything. Some great ideas are bound to come your way. First-time users can also let you see how your software is being used from a beginner’s perspective.

The second way to receive customer feedback is to embed analytics code in your application. Flurry Analytics and Pinch Media both offer tracking software that will provide insight into how customers are interacting with your application, including real-time download information, all for free. This can be especially useful if 90% of your customers are not using a particular feature. Maybe they don’t know it’s even there!

8. Continually Update Your Application

Here’s a great feature of the App Store. New versions move back to the top of what’s new in your category. Incorporating features your customers want, thereby making your product better, coupled with maintaining visibility, can help increase or at least maintain steady sales. Don’t abuse this by changing a few words in your help section and then resubmitting or you could ruin this for everybody. If you are working hard to make your product better, the distribution channel can reward you with increased exposure, because you are renewing.

9. Advertise

Google AdWords and AdMob are possible options. I believe we’re not there yet, but we’re pretty close. AdWords does offer the ability to advertise on mobile devices with a full internet browser, but that doesn’t just include the iPhone and Touch. You’ll get Androids and more depending on which territory you advertise. Right now they haven’t developed conversion tracking for apps either, and without this you can just burn through cash with little results to show for your efforts. You won’t know which keywords are working or aren’t working. There is one way to track sales using this method: become an iTunes affiliate by joining LinkShare. You can create a link to your sales page in the App store and receive a 5% commission on qualifying purchases.

AdMob has app advertising down better than Google so far. You are able to track your conversions and target relevant Apple devices. You can even target those that are either on or off the WiFi network, which is pretty cool. The downside to this is that you are paying at least 10 cents a click to send someone to your App store sales page. No guarantee of sales here and depending on the price of your application, this leaves very little margin to spend on advertising. It can take a hundred clicks just to get an actual sale, so keep that in mind. Also, since AdMob doesn’t target your ads very well, the people clicking are not actually seeking what you’re offering as they would on a Google search.

Here are a few examples of Google AdWords ads below from companies with money to burn; this luxury is not something everyone can afford and it may not be worthwhile anyway.

GOOGLE ADWORDS ADS:

EXAMPLE #1

Kraft iPhone Application

No-Hassle Cooking w/Recipes And

Shopping Lists At Your Fingertips.

www.Apple.com/Kraft

EXAMPLE #2

Free iPhone Download

Get Local Search Power On Your

iPhone Today! Find. Map. Save. Go.

YellowPages.com/iPhone

One last consideration: even if you break even from your advertising, you could increase your ranking in the store, and thereby receive more sales from the increased exposure. If you are popular, sales can feed off themselves. iTunes is a distribution channel, but so is Walmart. If you are featured next to the register, you’re gonna get more sales. If you’re at the bottom of the shelf on aisle 34, good luck!

10. Use Social Networks

Facebook Fan pages, online forums, and quality comments on top blogs and news sites can help you get conversations started about your company. Comments are even crawled and tracked by the major search engines. Be part of the discussion and actually share something relevant or this could work against you. You could quickly end up being considered spam (and despised or banished by your fellow netizens). Subtlety here will carry you far. Also create profiles to further your cause.

11. Get Featured in the App Store

This one is tricky obviously because how do you make it a part of your marketing plan? You do not choose, but are chosen. I will say this for what it’s worth. I contacted iTunes about a month ago and asked to be featured Today we are. It never hurts to ask and it can be worth quite a bundle! You never know who you’re going to reach. Someone may say something to someone else. That’s how it happens.

Thus far, we’ve increased our average daily sales almost tenfold. We are currently (2/23/09-3/9/09) featured on the front page of the App Store in iTunes under “New And Noteworthy” and #7 in “What’s New” on the iPhone/Touch.

Every time I contact media, even if nothing comes of it, I’m sharing my company and my product with powerful people (or people in contact with powerful people) and I never know directly or indirectly where this can lead.

Keep plugging away and please share your ideas and experiences with me. I’d love to hear about them. I wish you the greatest success!

John R. Haigh recently collaborated on the interior design book, “What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design” by Mark Lewison and written by Sherri Houtz. He also co-developed the iPhone and iPod Touch virtual interior designer app, “Mark On Call”. He shares the latest beneficial and intriguing information from a variety of sectors (i.e. arts & entertainment, business, science and technology to name a few) on his personal “Friends With Strangers” blog.

Transferring Music From IPod to PC

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Did your computer crash and all your music is only on your iPod? Do you want to transfer all of your MP3’s from your iPod to a new PC, or use your iPod to transfer some songs to your work computer? You don’t need to purchase special software as some people will lead you to believe. If you have Microsoft Windows, iTunes, and an iPod (set to show up as a removable drive); That’s all you need! I’m going to walk you through the steps needed to do this.

Set Windows to show hidden files

Right click on your [START] button and select “explore”. Click on [Tools] at the top, then “Folder Options…”. This will bring you to a windows with customizable folder options. At the top, click the “View” Tab then scroll down halfway. Click on “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types”.

Find songs hidden on your iPod

Plug your iPod into your PC via the USB cable. The iPod should show up as a removable drive (for example purposes, we’ll call it the E: drive). Go to “My Computer” and then press your F3 key to pull up a search sub-window. Choose “All files and folders” if a little dog asks you any questions. Then, fill out the form as shown in Figure3 and click “Search”… This will show you all the MP3’s that are on your iPod. Yes, they have weird names, but the song tags (Title, Artist, Genre, etc) are all still there. iTunes will rename them with their tag information when you import them.

When it is done searching, select them all by pressing “CTRL %2B A” and copy them (right click -> copy) all into a new folder on your desktop (right click on your desktop and select New -> Folder). Copying may take a while depending on how many songs you are moving around. Once they are done copying, go to the next step.

Import the songs using iTunes

Install the latest iTunes if you don’t already have it (refer to the apple documentation), then open iTunes. Immediately, click on [Edit] at the top, then click on Preferences. Once the window pops up, click on the Advanced tab and make sure “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library” are selected (VERY IMPORTANT). Then click Ok.

Now you will import all the music you copied. Click on [File] at the top and select “Add Folder to Library”. It will ask you which folder to add. Navigate to your desktop and select the New Folder you created that contains all your music, then click OK.

Relax and let iTunes work

Thats it! As it imports, iTunes will use the tags to rename the songs to the correct information. Don’t forget to delete the New Folder on your desktop when you are done. You no longer need these because iTunes copied them all to its own internal folder in your My Documents -> My Music folder.

Sincerely,
Chris Tolson
CTOLSON1978@tGMAIL.COM

Review: iPod Classic 120 GB Black

Friday, January 30th, 2009
Apple iPod classic 120 GB Black

Apple iPod classic 120 GB Black

The only reason I give it 4 stars is because of the iTunes software, which doesn’t get the album cover from music you already had saved on your PC, which is basically the case for most users who buy an mp3 player, so if you have a zillion mp3 files already saved, be prepared to spend some time saving all the covers to all your files (painful, believe me). Nevertheless, the result is worth it: this little device has a software upgrade that allows it to show cover flow (like the newer touch devices), and once you select a song, it displays the cover in perspective with a nice mirrorlike surface under it, instead of square and frontally, which looks really cool.

Overlooking the album artwork flaw, I have to say this device is perfect for you if, like me, you are looking for a device which allows you to put all your music in it. I can see people having a lot of video content having something to say about its size (120GB) but I’m guessing people who fill up this device would fill up any drive given to them (even the ones ranging into the terabyte sizes, LOL) So, if you’re the regular guy who has a lot of music and even a bunch of audiobooks, for whom the biggest iPod touch is still too small (32 GB) and still too pricey to be worth it, then this is the perfect device for you. It’s compact, gorgeous, and you can easily connect it to pretty much almost anything with speakers without spending too much money other than a couple of bucks on adapter cables, so you can listen to it in your car, take it to a party, to every trip you make, and at home you can connect it easily to your PC speakers or to your home stereo.

Apple iPod classic 120 GB Black (6th Generation)

Technical Details

  • 120 GB capacity for 30,000 songs, 25,000 photos, or 150 hours of video
  • Up to 36 hours of music playback or 6 hours of video playback when fully charged
  • 2.5-inch color LCD with LED backlight and 320-by-240-pixel resolution
  • Supported audio formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Supported video formats: H.264, MPEG-4; Supported image file types: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG

— Cesar Garcia

Two Basic Methods of Downloading and Watching Movies on Your IPhone 3G

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

If you are a movie buff and looking to enjoy your favorite entertainment on the go, downloading movies to your iPhone is the way to go and can put hours of enjoyment into your pocket. Before downloading movies onto your iPhone there are few things you will want to consider. Since there are so many available sites on the Internet for downloading a movie for your iPhone, you want to make certain you go with a reputable site that is legitimate and will not cause you problems with viruses and other malicious elements. You will also want to make certain your virus software is up to date before downloading anything.

Although it is possible to rip movies from DVD, if you would like your movies to be in the correct format (MP4), your best bet is to download them directly from a website like iTunes. The site provides literally hundreds of downloads from every genre for a very reasonable price.

In order to download from the iTunes site and set up your iPhone to watch movies you will need an account with iTunes. The process is similar to downloading to an iPod except the iPhone is a much more powerful version of the iPod.

If you do not mind converting your movie to the MP4 format, you will need to install a DVD to iPhone converter for Windows or Mac. The converter is also really handy for downloading YouTube, MySpace, and Google videos that otherwise rely on the Flash application in order to operate. Since iPhone does not support Flash you will need to convert them to MP4.

Another way to watch movies on your iPhone is to download them directly from sites on the Internet. There are many free sites as well as paid sites; however, many of the free sites also have many viruses permeating the environment so you probably would be better off paying a membership to a legitimate site with a good reputation. Most of the reputable sites will provide lifetime access with your membership and you will not have to worry about the expense of buying a whole new computer.

There is no limit to how many movies you can download, however, the amount you can actually store on your iPhone will depend upon your iPhone’s capacity. Normally, the standard size iPhone capacity ranges from 8G to 16G.

Basically, you are looking for two different methods of downloading and watching movies on your iPhone. You can opt to rip a favorite DVD movie to your computer and then install it on your iPhone 3G or you can choose to download movies to your iPhone 3G from a reliable Internet site.

To get a free Apple iPhone, visit Free Cell Phones. Jonathan Hartman is an avid iPhone user who is always looking for great deals on cell phones.

Apple and Mac, is it For You?

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Are you wondering what brand of computer to get? Why not try getting that one with an apple on. I’m sure that all of us have seen that apple logo with a bite of its upper right side and I’m also sure that all of us know who it belongs to. That famous apple is the logo of none other than Apple, Inc. This company is well known for its Macintosh personal computers, the iPod and the much talked about iPhone.

Macintosh, or popularly called as Mac, is a brand name for a group of personal computers produced by Apple, Inc. This also refers to the operating system used by these computers. Apple first introduced Macintosh computers in 1984 but suffered a decline when a cheaper and more efficient Microsoft Windows was introduced in the 1990’s. Since then more people started using Windows instead of Mac. But Apple fought back with the introduction of the iMac in 1998 and started to rise again soon after that. Today, Mac is still widely used by a great majority of people around the world and has given Windows a run for its money.

Apple has produced both desktop and laptops computers. Unlike the Windows operating system which can be used for any computer brand, the Mac operating system is only used with Apple computers. They have produced desktops computers with some of more common and latest models being the Mac Pro, iMac and Mac mini. They have also produced the MacBook Pro, Powerbook Laptops and MacBook air for their portable computers.

The Mac Pro introduced in 2006 is a workstation desktop computer which uses Intel Xeon processors. The iMac introduced also in 2006 is a high-end desktop computer which is the first Macintosh with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The Mac mini introduced in 2005 is the smallest desktop computer to be released by Apple. This computer looks like a small box with a measurement of 6.5 by 6.5 by 2 inches. This also uses an Intel Core Solo or Intel Core Duo processor.

The MacBook Pro first introduced in 2006, is a 15 inch notebook pc with an aluminum casing. It uses Intel Core 2 Duo processors and has 4 GB of RAM. The MacBook also introduced in 2006 is a 13.3 inch notebook computer with a polycarbonate casing. It also uses Intel Core 2 Duo processors and has up to 4 GB of RAM. The MacBook Air introduced early this year is a 13.3 inch notebook computer which weighs only 1.36 kg and is 0.16 inches thick. This uses Intel Core 2 Duo processors and 2 GB of RAM.

Aside from these computers, Apple has also produced the iPod which is a digital media player and the iPhone which is a phone, an iPod and an internet device in one. The computers have the usual accessories but both the iPod and iPhone has accessories too. These accessories can serve to protect your iPod or iPod and enhance them too.

If you don’t have an Apple computer yet and would like to try one after what you have read, why not open an internet window and type into your address bar now and check out Apple computers, components and accessories at the lowest prices. You can look for Apple computers; compare their specifications and their prices to get the most value for your money. Not only that, while on Cheap Shopping Center also take a look at other computer products. You might find something you like or need and you can get them at this site for the best prices.

Marshall is an avid Internet Marketer, and enjoys connecting surfers with the products they are looking for and getting paid to do it. He has been running as a way to present various computer products in a new way.

Transfer IPod Files to Mac and ITunes

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Need to transfer iPod files from iPod playlist such as photo, movie, music to Mac? Or need to get your iPod files back to your iTunes library? I am afraid you will be frustrated if you don’t have a third party application to help you to do this job. We all know that Apple iPod user can put everthing compatible with iPod on iPod with iTunes, but iTunes lacks of the ability to copy the iPod media files back to iTunes, PC and Mac computer.

What’s worse, we just imagine that one day your computer crashed and all of your songs and media files are wiped out. You didn’t back up your files on another computer but your iPod. How could you get your iPod files back to your re-install computer?

Since iTunes will block users to iPod-to-Mac computer song, movie, photo transfer, why not give up iTunes and find out another way to build a bridge between iPod and Mac computer? Maybe, a third party application can copy everything off iPod and put them on your hard driver again without the help of iTunes.

There are a number of iPod to PC applications available for download on the internet. But most of them only work for your Windows PC, merely for Mac OS. 4Media iPod to Mac Transfer is a necessity for Mac iPod user who do not use iTunes to transfer files. To choose a good iPod to Mac transfer, I think there are several key points are very important.

The first thing is compatibility. You must make sure that the application can be well compatible with your iPod and Mac.

Secondly, The transfer must be very easy to use.

Thirdly, transfer speed. Just imagine that if you have a large collection of photo, movie, music on your iPod, how could bear speeding a whole day to transfer the files to Mac or iTunes. The most important thing is that the money refund policy.

Perhaps one of the most important things to consider is whether or not the iPod to Mac transfer program is backed by a 100% money back guarantee! I think this is not only the money back, but also the guarantee of the product’s quality.

Overall, if you want to put things back to Mac computer from iPod, I think a thirty application such as iPod to Mac transfer is a good choice.

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— Lee Davids

The New Generation Of Apple Computers

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Despite losing ground to Microsoft and clone PCs, Macs still have a strong following, especially since an Apple Computer rarely becomes affected by viruses. Also, Mac enthusiasts, especially those in the design and journalism fields will attest to the power of the Macintosh in these environments.

Apple Computer is still adding new lines to the brand. Also, they once more revolutionized the computing industry a few years ago when they came out the the iPod.

iMac – This is the Company’s leading desktop computer, and the popular iPod was developed along with it. The introduction of the iMac in 1998 was directly responsible for Apple Computer’s rising profit margins.

Power Mac – This is Apple’s high end personal computer; it is also referred to as a Power Macintosh.

MacBook – The current Apple MacBook laptops come in three models, 1.83GHz, and two 2.0GHz, one white and one black; all using Intel Core Duo processors and equipped with 13-inch monitors. These replaced the previous PowerBook laptops.

MacBook Pro – This is the high-end version of the MacBook, designed especially for business and other professional applications. There are currently three models available, two 15.4-inch models, a 2GHz and a 2.16GHz version, as well as a 17-inch 2.16 GHz model.

Mac Mini – This PC is similar to the very first Apple I; the Mini Mac is the lowest price Mac on the market. This Mac is available in two versions and comes without a keyboard, monitor or mouse. They also use Intel processors.

Xserve – Apple’s contribution to the server business, Xserve, was first released in 2002. The Xserve can be used in a wide number of applications.

iPod – This portable media player was another in a line of innovative designs from Apple Computer. This device has undergone various improvements since it was first introduced in 2002, the latest being the addition of video capabilities. Many now act as external flash drives as well, allowing the storage of photos and videos in addition to music.

Apple computers have come a long way since they were first introduced and continue to fire the imagination of Mac users worldwide.


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