It's a shame that the Zune HD died so young. It had so much potential. But life goes HEY LOOK! Microsoft just released 9 new Zune HD apps. For some reason... Should we stop mourning now?
As much as I hate to say it, the Zune is more or less dead. It's been a year and a half since we've seen a redesign, and though Zune hardware has always been quality, Microsoft seems to have refocused their handheld efforts behind WP7 (with rumors of an Xbox-branded device). But there's also Microsoft's Zune…
The Windows Phone 7 Connector app is live in the Mac App Store, bringing with it (finally) easy syncing between your Mac and your WP7 and/or Zune HD. No more Boot Camp, no more fiddling with clunky beta solutions. Just wish it hadn't taken so long—and I bet at this point Microsoft does too. [iTunes]
Both apps are free and currently available for download in the Zune Marketplace. MSN Money lets you monitor stocks, convert currency, and get info on companies and past trends, and Animalgrams is a basic word game where you to come up with as many words as you can from an animal's name before the time runs out. [Zune…
And older Zunes, too! But let's talk about the HD: With the new OpenZDK toolkit, developers can make homebrew apps for the Zune HD, and by following a relatively simple set of instructions, you can install them.
The Zune 4.5 update we saw last week looked pretty good! More codec support, Smart DJ music discovery (similar to the iTunes Genius feature that's pretty stellar with a Zune Pass), and a few other fun features. It's available even sooner than we thought, so all you Zune owners go ahead and open up your Zune software…
As promised (and as a sign that Microsoft isn't forgetting about Zune HD to work on Windows Phone 7), the Zune 4.5 update brings more video codec support and Smart DJ music discovery to the player.
PPCGeeks is offering up a whole bevy of rumors regarding Windows Mobile 7 and what will be revealed at MWC next week. What they're referring to as Windows Phone 7 has a Zune-like interface and Xbox integration but no multitasking.
A firmware update will bring two great features to the Zune HD this spring. The first is native XviD support, which is self-explanatory. The second requires just a tad more explanation.
Apple makes some of the most specialized mainstream devices around, but the gear is never very cheap and, let's face it, it stinks for any one company to own your wallet. So here are the best alternatives for each iProduct:
For $15 a month, a Zune Pass subscription is a pretty great deal. The only catch, seemingly, is that you also have to pony up a couple hundred bucks for a Zune. Except! Turns out you don't. PocketNow shows how:
In the most random and unfortunate act of censorship we've seen since the iTunes Ninjawords debacle, the Zune HD Twitter app automatically whitewashes any bad words that show up in your timeline. UPDATE: