Remember the iPod Nano and iPod Touch? They'll be getting some feature and style upgrades, as well as some price-slashing, in the near future.
Mario Armstrong, host of Siriux XM's "Mario Armstrong's Digital Spin," on what to expect from upcoming product announcements.
The iPod classic, a venerable stalwart in the world of consumer technology, may be getting the axe along with its cousin, the iPod shuffle, according to a blog that focuses on Apple news.
While Apple is setting records with its iPad and iPhone, the iPod is sinking fast.
Apple is the most valuable tech company in the world, but it's growing like it's a startup.
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft will cease development of its family of Zune-branded music players due to weak demand and a desire to focus on its smartphone platform.
Want to upgrade to a better iPod without shelling out too much cash? Toys "R" Us will offer customers up to $100 for each old iPod that they bring into stores, the company said Thursday.
The iPod helped Apple rise from the dead in the last decade. But the iPod Classic, the device that jump-started that resurrection, didn't get so much as a mention from Steve Jobs at Apple's iPod event on Wednesday.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces redesign of all iPod models.
A reworked line of iPods and a new, drastically cheaper, version of Apple TV are on the way.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a revamped Apple TV device, a new iPod line, an iTunes social network and updates to the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad at Apple's highly anticipated product launch event on Wednesday.
Long before the iPhone, the iPod was the device that helped transform Apple from computer company into a consumer electronics company.
Record Macintosh and lighting-fast iPad sales made Apple's latest quarter its best ever, the company said Tuesday.
Remember what it was like to navigate an MP3 player for the very first time? Now imagine that challenge multiplied by the hurdles of old age: arthritic fingers, weak vision, the works.
Microsoft's Zune HD, which went on sale Tuesday, is more than just another portable media player trying to unseat Apple's iPod.
The rumored Beatles songs were a no-show, but Steve Jobs -- Apple's own rock star -- is back.
Apple's decision to not include a camera in the new iPod Touch is somewhat surprising. After all, there is already a perfect camera for the job, and it sits inside the iPhone.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs announced several new products in a keynote address at a company event in San Francisco on Wednesday, making his first appearance at an Apple event in nearly a year.
If there's anything the tech community likes more than a special media event from Apple, it's the chance to speculate about one.
Most people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators enjoy their iPods or other MP3 players just as much as anyone else, but a new study suggests they should be cautious about where they store the headphones.
SanDisk CEO Eli Harari once plotted to dethrone the iPod with a series of "iDon't" ads a marketing campaign that cast Apple iPod users as fad-driven sheep, and promoted his company's Sansa media players as the smart alternative.
Like many consumers, John Mayberry was looking to upgrade his iPod. The IT technician had 50,000 songs stored on his computer, but his 60-gigabyte iPod maxed out at 12,000 songs. And Apple wasn't helping. Last year the company discontinued its largest iPod, a 160GB model, citing concerns about its design. Currently the largest iPod that Mayberry can buy is 120GB - or half the size of his music library.
Logitech's line of Pure-Fi iPod speaker docks has swelled to seven, so you could be forgiven for mixing them up. The latest entry--the Pure-Fi Anytime--is basically a cheaper entry-level version of the Pure-Fi Dream.
Slowly but surely, Microsoft's Zune is staking its claim as a legitimate alternative to Apple's iPod line of MP3 players.
Apple's fourth-generation iPod Nano returns to the original long, light, and slender formula that put the series on the map.
When Microsoft introduced the Zune portable music player almost two years ago, even people at the company made light of it. Microsofties called it "the brick." The Zune was larger thanApple's sleek iPod. It also came in white, black...and brown.
Despite rumors of illness, the Apple chief appeared in good health at his San Francisco press event -- but his software could sure use some work
Apple, the consumer electronics giant, on Tuesday rolled out new versions of its popular iPod music player, but failed to deliver the surprises that finicky investors have come to expect.
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off a revamped line of iPods on Tuesday and trumpeted a truce with NBC Universal that means the TV network will begin selling programs again on iTunes
Apple Inc. said Tuesday that batteries from a single supplier are to blame for the meltdown of some models of its tiny iPod Nano digital music player
You could be forgiven for confusing one iHome iPod speaker product with another -- at last count, there were nine current models, and that doesn't include the five that are just different colored housings or the sole Zune product.
Expert Brian Fligor discusses the damage from personal audio devices and how to prevent it
Ramon Reyes had a problem. He could only get sound from one channel on his iPod video player. At first, he thought his ear-buds were busted. But he replaced them with a pricey new pair made by Sony, and it didn't make any difference.
JBL Audio has been churning out iPod speakers since the first ones hit the market years ago, and this experience shows.
Fighting boredom in the skies is big business.
The Sony NWZ-A720 Walkman series is a subtle evolution of the NWZ-A810 series we enjoyed in 2007. This year, Sony is treating us with a larger screen and a more assertive design, offered in 4GB ($149), 8GB ($199), and 16GB ($299).
Microsoft Corp. has signed a worldwide deal with automakers Hyundai and Kia to use its in-car software that allows people to use voice commands to control personal music players and telephones
Eclipse delivers an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, upgrade to its all-in-one in-car navigation and multimedia lineup with the AVN6620.
Clearly, there's no shortage of iPod speaker docks saturating the market at the moment, which means it's all the more important to stand out from the crowd in this area.
SDI Technologies adds to its line of iPod-compatible clock audio systems with the iH27, a model designed for travel that's powered by an included power supply or 4 optional AA batteries.
You love your Apple iPod and for good reason: It's easy to navigate through your extensive music collection; subscribing to free podcasts is a breeze thanks to Apple's intuitive iTunes Store; and there are thousands of fun accessories designed to give your iPod additional functionality.
Apple had a banner year in 2007. The stock more than doubled thanks to strong sales of the new iPhone, revamped iPods, and updated Macs.
Having survived its freshman hazing, the Zune is back for its sophomore revenge, and the iPod has every reason to be frightened. The Zune 4 (4GB, $149) and Zune 8 (8GB, $199) offer a leaner, lighter version of Microsoft's full-size Zune 80 MP3 player (80GB, $249).
Apple announced Wednesday that it was overhauling its line of iPod digital music players for the first time in two years to include more storage and bigger screens. A new product, the Wi-Fi-enabled iPod Touch, was also unveiled, as well as a new version of iTunes that will feature ringtones for the iPhone.
Home-theater-in-a-box systems (HTIBs) provide a turnkey surround sound solution on the cheap. But with a few exceptions--usually large, bulky component-based systems--they're generally not known for their flexibility or wealth of features.
Far be it for any mortal to tell Steve Jobs how to flog his world-beating iPod music machine, but here's one humble suggestion: consider reviving the old Pantene Shampoo slogan: "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."
Apple announced Wednesday the first major overhaul of its popular iPod music digital players in nearly two years and slashed the price of its new iPhone.
Apple Inc.'s price cut of its iPhone and new lineup of iPod players are expected to ring in healthy holiday sales, but Wall Street investors accustomed to Apple's meaty profit margins appear a bit disappointed.
Apple Inc. shares rose more than 5.7 percent Wednesday on growing expectations that the company will announce a revamped line of iPods next week.
We thought we'd seen it all until we came across the jWin iLuv i1055, which is designed to be both a portable DVD player and an extension screen for the iPod with video.
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Shares of Apple hit an all-time high Tuesday after an analyst said the company could be launching a cheaper version of the iPhone, based on the iPod Nano music player, later this year.
Apple Inc. plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based on the ultra-slim iPod Nano music player, according to a JP Morgan report.
Settle down, kids. The iPhone's much-heralded revolutionary ride has only begun.
JVC's KD HDR1 is one of the few in-car stereos on the market that comes with a built-in HD (hybrid digital) radio tuner. HD radio works by sending out a traditional analog signal as well as digital signal, which can be used to transmit text data such as song and artist details.
Few companies generate the kind of excitement before a product launch as Apple has before the debut of its eagerly awaited iPhone on June 29.
In our second annual ranking, Business 2.0 has compiled an unabashedly subjective list of people, products, trends, and ideas that are transforming the world of business.
Let's pause for a moment amid the worshipful buzz before the launch of Apple's iPhone in June to consider the heretical notion that Steve Jobs might be promising more than he can deliver.
A true convergence product, the Philips DCP850 ($199.99) is among the first portable DVD players to incorporate a video iPod dock.
You'd think anyone making cell phones these days would be freaked by the impending launch of the Apple iPhone. But sipping on cold plum tea at a cafe in downtown Seoul, Kyungjin Lee doesn't seem too worried.
We've said it time and time again: There's no shortage of speaker docks for the iPod.
We remember when Logitech released the first Bluetooth headphones for the iPod back in 2005. In fact, we still have those antiques here at our office.
Breaking the iPod's stranglehold on the digital-music business would be no mean feat. Apple's supremely simple device has 72 percent of the $21 billion market, and even Microsoft failed to make a d...
Apple's profit soared in the latest quarter thanks to strong sales of its iPods and Macintosh computers, the company reported Wednesday.
Apple's popular iPod mobile media device, with 100 million units sold since 2001, has evolved from a music machine to a digital photo album, video player and podcast platform.
DLO, a company quite well-known for its plethora of iPod accessories, has really stepped up to the plate of choice by offering an array of add-ons for other MP3 players as well.
Walking into the Ding Hao mall in Beijing's Zhongguancun tech neighborhood, the first thing you see is a big booth for Lenovo. That's apt, because the company commands more than 35 percent of the Chinese PC market, more than double number two Founder, which has about 14 percent. Lenovo has paid big bucks (something like $10,000 a month) to get prime position.
The realm of high-end tabletop radios once seemed to be the sole domain of Bose.
At Cooking Light magazine, we make a variety of dishes every day. And as much as we all appreciate good food, we also appreciate good help in the kitchen.
I'm writing this column using the hottest gadget to have entered my house this year. It's not a flashy PDA cameraphone with a Bluetooth headset or a WiFi-enabled MP3 player with streaming video capability.
Phillip Torrone is senior editor of MAKE, a magazine for do-it-yourself electronics enthusiasts and people who still like to take their toys apart to see how they work.
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Creative Labs has a history of turning out great MP3 players, and the Zen V and the Zen V Plus -- available in July and August, respectively -- are no exception.
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Steve Jobs Tuesday called on music companies to abandon digital rights management software, which restricts how digital song downloads can be used. This message from the Apple CEO was posted on Apple's Web site on Tuesday:
Put the TrekStor Vibez in the ring with the 8GB iPod Nano, and it'll win at least a few rounds. For starters, it costs less -- a lot less if you shop online. TrekStor sells 8GB, 12GB, and 15GB versions of the Vibez for $219.99, $239.99, and $259.99 each.
Apple's profit soared in the latest quarter thanks to strong holiday sales of its iPod music and video player.
I tried to resist the giddiness with which the world greeted Apple's latest bauble this week.
Just about a year after Apple's CEO Steve Jobs first wowed the tech world with the ultrathin sleekness of the first iPod Nano, Apple has unleashed Nano number two into the world.
After Microsoft announced a delay in its new operating system, Vista, for consumers back in March, investors hacked more than 20 percent off the company's stock price in a matter of months.
Reports of lackluster sales of Microsoft's Zune that surfaced earlier this week might be a bit premature.
Microsoft has finally presented a challenger to Apple's ubiquitous iPod digital music players. It's bigger and heavier and more difficult to use.
Click on the iTunes music store and punch in "Beatles" under artist search. More than 50 albums will pop up, including Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Play the Beatles, but none are the real deal. Fans wishing to download the actual Fab Four in MP3 format have to search peer-to-peer sites like Limewire for unlicensed songs they can listen to free.
Consumers are expected to spend an average $195 on consumer electronics gifts this holiday season, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
From 2007 airline passengers will be able to connect their iPods to in-flight entertainment systems and watch their favorite videos without fear of running out of battery power.
Fortune's Peter Lewis gives the new Microsoft Zune the iPod challenge.
Microsoft is opening up its arms to the music industry as it launches its new portable music player against rival Apple's iPod.
The big splash Microsoft is determined to make in the digital music player market this holiday may end up being a flop.
Do you have any tales from the digital frontier? What's life like in your digital world? These CNN.com readers sent us their stories and thoughts. Here's a sampling of the responses, some of which have been edited.
Apple Computer Inc. won a patent for a speech-recognition technology earlier this week, fueling speculation that the iPod-maker is laying the groundwork for a future "iPhone."
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Apple computers have long been prized for being virus-free. But as more people use Apple products, experts say the company is increasingly becoming a target for cyber pranksters and criminals writing viruses and other forms of malware.
Apple's iPod celebrates its fifth birthday Monday, marking a milestone for the music player that not only reinvigorated the "other" computer maker but revolutionized the way people buy and listen to music.
Apple Computer's profit soared 27 percent in the latest quarter on strong sales of its Macintosh computers and iPod digital music players, the company said Wednesday.
A number of video iPods are infected with a virus, Apple said on its support site Wednesday, and the company was quick to take aim at archrival Microsoft for the problem.
Not content with its 75 percent share of the digital music device market in the United States, Apple Computer Inc. has morphed its wildly popular iPod into a pocket-sized photo album, podcast player and video viewer.