Everyone who has played poker or even Go Fish knows the basics of shuffling cards. There's the riffle shuffle (combining two halves of a decks and making a bridge), overhand shuffling (quickly splicing cards from the deck back into the deck) and regular ol' mixing all the cards up on a table. Which way is the best?
The rumorazzi (yeah, I just made that word up) are predicting the demise of our favorite MP3 player. Well, if we haven't seen spy shots of the thing, then it must be on it's way out. Right?
Bluetooth? Please. When you've got a music player as petite as the new Shuffle, a bulky dongle kind of defeats the purpose. So Elecom's Actrail headphones cut out the middleman, plugging in the Shuffle next to the right earpiece. Brilliant.
After spending seven days living with our new iPods, we're gonna let them stay. As far as media-slinging sidekicks go, they're pretty good. But it's not all sunshine and rainbows.
With the latest iPods shipping this week, you'll be wanting to know whether an upgrade is necessary—or whether to take the plunge into the wild world of iPoddery. So far, this is what the reviews are saying:
When Apple reshuffled the iPod lineup, the iPod touch became something else. It's not the expensive, fancy iPod. Or the cheap, gimped iPhone anymore. It's the iPod.
Apple's given the shuffle back its buttons, despite the smallest form factor yet. Even more impressive: it's got 15 hours of battery life, 2GB storage, and a price tag of $50. And I have to admit, it's kind of adorable.
Tomorrow Apple will hold their annual fall event and Steve Jobs will introduce the latest and greatest iPods to the world. But as smartphones become increasingly adept at playing music, you have to wonder: Why bother with iPods at all?
iLounge claims that a "highly reliable source" has told them quite a few details about some new gadgets coming from Apple, including a new iPhone that will finally fix the antenna problem, which allegedly will be released in early 2011.
Imagine being so angry at your $59 iPod Shuffle conking out, that you'd file a lawsuit against Apple. He must have a serious lack of shame too, as his reason for the Shuffle breaking? It wasn't immune to his sweat.
If you're even thinking about buying an Apple product, wait until after you've read this guide to product cycles and refreshes. It's not always a good time to buy—and now might be an especially bad one for some.
While leaving video out of the iPod touch had everyone up in arms, nobody expected Apple to add a camcorder to the shuffle. Leave it to the Chinese to fill that enormous void with the Mini MP3 DV Cam.
This is the HiPhone Nano N3+, a 2.8-inch touchscreen based with swivel screen cellphone. It's a Chinese clone of an Apple product that never happened, but which actually looks like it could have happened.
The $8.99 ChocoShuffle looks delicious, turning your new iPod shuffle into milk chocolate, white chocolate or...some sort of strawberry chocolate. But buyer beware.