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Gigawhat Episode 10 – Corporate Taste in Donuts

Posted in podcast on September 13th, 2010 by ddawg – 2 Comments

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As autumn brings a myriad of colors across trees and leaves, Apple releases a whole new set of iPods in all their shades and colors. Iyaz and I dish out our thoughts on each line – what’s worth getting and what’s to pass? And what is this hideous icon on this blog post? What was Steve thinking?! Find out this and a lot more in this week’s Gigawhat!

Don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunes with the link below and follow us on Twitter (Iyaz at @iyaz, Derrick at @derrickc82). What are your thoughts on the new iTunes icon?  Leave a thought or comment as well on the blog post at dxstuff.com. Feel free to send over any Dunkin Donuts donuts as well! I’m always up for a chocolate frosted or chocolate creme!

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New iPods: http://www.dxstuff.com/2010/09/01/apple-new-ipods/

CNET iPod Upgrade Guide: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12519_7-20015972-49.html

Ping: http://gizmodo.com/5627644/what-is-ping-apples-social-network-for-music

iOS 4.1 Bug Fixes: http://www.9to5mac.com/24521/complete-ios-4-1-walkthrough

iOS 4.2 for iPad: http://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/03/apple-details-features-in-ios-4-2-for-ipad/

Hate for the New iTunes Icon: http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/03/haters-gonna-hate/

Facebook Remote Logout: http://lifehacker.com/5630195/facebook-adds-remote-logout-feature

Gmail Priority Inbox: http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/08/gmail-aims-to-learn-from-you-sort-important-e-mail-to-top.ars

Google Instant: http://www.google.com/instant/

Twitter API Sign In: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/204528/twitter_api_has_new_third_party_signon_method.html

New iPods and Apple TV

Posted in offbeat on September 1st, 2010 by ddawg – 1 Comment

Apple announced their updated line of iPods at today’s big Apple event. While not exactly earth shattering, Apple still managed to wow the audience with their products. Here’s a line up of what’s new:

1. iPod Shuffle: Taking a step back to the earlier design, the new Shuffle offers button and voice control as well as a myriad of colors. At 2GB, Apple promises 15 hours of battery life at $49. You can pre-order it now, with it available at stores next week.

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2. iPod Nano: The Nano takes a drastic redesign, losing the clickwheel entirely. It’s now touchscreen, offering a 2×2 “app” resolution.  Given the tiny size, it sports a clip now along with a built-in radio and 24 hours of music playback. According to Engadget, both camera and video playback functionality no longer exist.  The 8GB model is $149 and 16GB is at $179. Like the Shuffle, pre-orders start today with availability set at next week.

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3. iPod Touch: Pretty much the phone-less sister of the iPhone, the iPod Touch receives the full retina display, 3-axis gyroscope, A4 core, as well as a front and back-facing camera. You’ll also be able to use FaceTime, with both iPod Touch and iPhone users. They’re priced at $229 for 8GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB. Like the other iPods, shipping is slated for next week.

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4. Apple TV: As expected, Apple is revising their video streaming service. Everything is “on the cloud,” meaning it’s streaming from a server – nothing will be stored on the device itself. You’ll be able to rent shows at $0.99 and movies at $4.99. Partners include FOX, ABC, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe, and Rotten Tomatoes. It’ll be streaming at 720p, despite having an HDMI output. Apple TV will ship out about a month from now at $99.

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5. iTunes 10: The newest iTunes will include a new “Ping” functionality – pretty much it’s a social network on your iTunes that allows you and your contacts to share your music interests and purchases. It’s on the iTunes only so we won’t see any integration on the web or with other popular services (such as Facebook or MySpace).

Gigawhat Episode 9 – Live from Bryant Park!

Posted in podcast on August 30th, 2010 by ddawg – 1 Comment

Iyaz and I get together for a live taping of Gigawhat at NYC’s Bryant Park. Unfazed by the random tourists staring at our setup, we give our predictions to Apple’s big event on 9/1. Touches, Nanos, and Shuffles, oh my! We review the new Google Voice feature on Gmail as well as a few apps for the Android, Blackberry, and iPhone. Best part, no Skype lag!

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Google Voice Calls from Gmail: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/25/google-introduces-voice-in-gmail/

Apple Event September 1: http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/25/apple-event-september/

Apple Event Predictions: http://www.dxstuff.com/2010/08/27/apple-special-event-sept-1-what-to-expect/

Sony Blocks PS3 Mod: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20014940-1.html

Verizon Confirms Froyo for Incredible: http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/27/verizon-confirms-android-2-2-update-for-droid-incredible-hits-to/

State Farm App: http://gizmodo.com/5623867/imagine-an-android-app-that-automatically-responds-to-texts-while-youre-driving

Netflix for the iPhone: http://blog.netflix.com/2010/08/netflix-now-available-on-your-iphone.html