Apple's Got a New Video Format: iFrame

The most interesting about the iMovie update that dropped yesterday is that "improves compatibility" with camcorders using the iFrame video format. The iFrame video format, you say? Why yes, it's a new video format from Apple. » 10/13/09 5:50pm 10/13/09 5:50pm

iTunes LPs Should Be Lossless

The iTunes LP is Apple's attempt to recreate the "feel" of buying a physical record in an intangible format. Without lossless audio as a part of the package, though, iTunes LPs are much less than an album. » 9/09/09 10:13pm 9/09/09 10:13pm

Giz Explains: Why Tech Standards Are Vital For Apple (And You)

Tech standards are important. They're, well, standards. They shape the way the world works, ideally. So if you wanna influence your little world, you probably wanna shape (or maybe even create) standards. Take Apple, for example. » 9/02/09 4:20pm 9/02/09 4:20pm

The Worst Proprietary Gadget Offenses

Like a predatory loan officer or an unstable partner, technology companies have an obsession with locking you down. Here are some of the worst examples of proprietary products that leave you trapped, broke and angry. » 3/12/09 2:00pm 3/12/09 2:00pm

Wii Photo Channel 1.1 Update Kills MP3 Playback

In case you missed the news, the Wii's swapping out MP3 support for AAC, killing your custom MP3 soundtracks. This little change is bundled with Photo Channel 1.1. But, it's optional—not a mandatory system update—so you keep on keepin' on with MP3 by blowing off the upgrade. The switch is probably due to some licensing … » 11/21/07 2:30pm 11/21/07 2:30pm

New Sony Walkman Series E Will Never Reach 100 Million Units

No, it's not a new L'Oreal eyeliner but the new Sony Walkman Series E. It's like, they come in trendy-schmancy colors and they are oh-so-shiny and the three-line LCD screen magically appears and it has newly arranged buttons and stuff. And if you charge them for three minutes, they will give you three hours, with one… » 4/11/07 10:55am 4/11/07 10:55am

Enhanced MOTOSLVR L7e Sports EDGE Class 10, Push Technology

Sensing that the RAZR craze is dying a slow, painful death, Motorola is starting to pepper the market with all sorts of other horrifically name cellphones such as the just about to be released MOTOSLVR L7e. Slightly different than its vanilla MOTOSLVR brethren, the L7e distinguishes itself with a metallic blue paint… » 10/30/06 8:33am 10/30/06 8:33am

A Closer Look at the Sound Enhancing Creative Xmod

Just a few days word broke that Creative was about to release onto the world the Creative Xmod, small device that supposedly makes MP3s (and other formats of lossy digital music compression) sound better. Laptop magazine got a chance to play around with it and reports that it's not a complete piece of garbage, going so … » 10/09/06 3:08pm 10/09/06 3:08pm

Sony Ericsson Launches Z610i Complete With Mirror-Like Finish

Just officially unveiled in London a short while ago, the Sony Ericsson Z610i is being positioned as the cellphone perfect for people who expect a little more out of their cellphone than just the basic features. To that end, the Z610i, looking at the stats alone, does a fairly decent job. The 2-megapixel camera isn't a … » 8/22/06 12:18pm 8/22/06 12:18pm