Articles tagged ipod

26 Oct 2011 // 6:30 AM

The iPod’s impact: ‘Wonderful and terrible’

Artists and fans discuss the impact of the iPod: HOW WE LISTEN: Alex White, singer-guitarist in White Mystery: “The iPod created a new format for

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iPod turns 10: Has convenience and portability made music more disposable?

CHICAGO — A cultural shift that eventually became a landslide began 10 years ago this month, though almost no one noticed at the time. Apple Inc. rolled

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‘Retromania’: You’d Throw It Against the Wall If You Weren’t So Immersed in It

Retromania is about the anxiety of influence; how our present moment is feeding into it, how it emerged framed as a historical inevitability, and how its necrotic collateral is any futurism that may have the audacity to disregard the past.

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R.I.P. Sony Walkman or, My Mixtape Confession

If you remember mixed tapes you received without the slightest pang of remorse, enthrallment or unforced sentimentality, either the relationship or the tape sucked.

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Play It Again, Please: Grappling with Repeated Album Listens in the iPod Age

An album is purchased (via in a store or online) and is quickly ripped to your iPod. Does this practice make it harder for an album to grow on a listener? Or is the iPod just forcing us to become more disciplined listeners?

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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Bone Flutes, Pianos, and iPods: Notes on Music, Technology, and Embodiment

From Paleolithic flutes, to pianos, to iPods, a central point emerges: just as the mind isn't free from the body, music isn't free from its material base.

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18 Oct 2009 // 4:47 AM

For music buffs, Zune HD strikes right tune

In the two years I’ve been reviewing gadgets, I’ve never tested Microsoft’s digital music and video player, called the Zune. The device

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1 Oct 2009 // 7:51 AM

SEATTLE — Apple fans can’t sneer at the Zune anymore. The new Zune HD is the latest evidence that Microsoft can design and produce lovely

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Jobs makes surprise appearance at Apple event; video camera for iPod nano

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Steve Jobs’ appearance marked the only real surprise at Apple’s press event Wednesday in San Francisco, an otherwise low-key affair in

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30 Jul 2009 // 5:14 AM

What’s to become of Microsoft’s answer to the iPod?

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp.‘s quarterly earnings report last week featured a number of grim statistics, including a relatively overlooked, albeit steep decline related to

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24 Jun 2009 // 2:59 AM

iPhone: the Great White Hype?

The iPhone has been heralded as the second coming of mobile games. But just how important a piece of the more than $5 billion dollar mobile

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12 Mar 2009 // 4:50 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - It’s a new recession iPod. Apple on Wednesday rolled out its third iteration of its low-end iPod shuffle with speech-based

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5 Mar 2009 // 8:10 AM

Let’s be clear: Amazon’s new app for the iPhone, released Wednesday, does not compare to the Kindle. Not only is it not as

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12 Feb 2009 // 3:00 AM

Apple’s restriction-free music downloads create pause

When Apple Inc. announced in January that it would sell restriction-free music files, that was supposed to mean consumers could buy songs and play them

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24 Sep 2008 // 4:16 AM

New crop of MP3 players hits the market

Just in time for late back-to-school or early holiday shopping, Apple, Microsoft and others have unveiled a new crop of digital media players. Some have

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10 Sep 2008 // 4:21 AM

Apple underwhelms with new iPod, a few upgrades

CHICAGO - Here’s what Apple announced Tuesday: a new iPod Nano and a fresh scheme to sell you more songs. The rest is just

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9 Sep 2008 // 4:57 AM

Microsoft takes another stab at Apple’s iPod

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. has released the latest versions of its portable media player, designed for the daunting task of challenging Apple Inc.‘s

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28 Nov 2007 // 1:29 AM

This might be hard for some people to fathom, but there are digital music players made by other companies beside Apple. But before you think

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31 Oct 2007 // 3:44 AM

Meet Apple’s new star, the Mac computer

SAN JOSE, Calif. - For years, Apple has really been two companies: a mature, slow-growing one paired with a new, dynamic one, with the upstart

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