iPhone and iPod Touch Firmware 2.0.1 available

It is a 256MB download, so hope you have a fast connectionApple Releases iPhone Firmware 2.0.1 – Mac Rumors Not clear what has changed, but early claism are – Backup process for the iPhone is much faster.- Netshare still works- SMS typing faster Apple releases iPhone 2.0.1 Software Update – AppleInsider has a forum thread […]

iPod Backup

So if you’ve got all your files on your iPod, how do you back it up. If you aren’t near your computer, this could be a disaster. “iLounge”:http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/copying-music-from-ipod-to-computer/ saves the day with a good overview of the many utilities available. I’ve used a bunch of these are they are so, so reliable !http://www.ilounge.com/assets/images/features_transfermusic2/9.jpg! Here is […]

Geoff Recos

I had lunch with Geoff at an awesome Singaporean place in Menlo Park and he asked me a bunch of geek questions, here are the answers for one and all: “iLounge iPod Recovery Guide”:http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/copying-music-from-ipod-to-computer/ as iLounge points out there are a bunch of iPod recovery tools around. Most cost a nominal $15. I use the […]

iPod Speakers

!http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/util_get_image/12/0,1425,i=127093,00.jpg!:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1927961,00.asp * “Think Outside BoomTube H2O1 review by PC Magazine Think Outside BoomTube H201 looks like the Apple Hifi, but according to PC Magazine, this $150 portable sounds much better. It is round and has dual subwoofers (if you can call 2.2 inch drivers subwoofers). * Apple iPod Hi-Fi. Super expensive at $350 so way […]

iPod Nano 2G

Mystery chips, no PortalPlayer inside new iPod nano the new second-generation iPod nano has three Apple-marked chips of unknown origin and no chip from PortalPlayer. According to a Wedbush Morgan Securities report, one of the Apple-marked chips is a Samsung ARM processor, occupying the socket formerly supplied by PortalPlayer. Earlier this year, PortalPlayer warned that […]

H.264 for Video iPod Conversion

I’ve been using Videola which has been OK and is free, but the user interface is confusing and it is easy to create invalid iPod Video formats particularly with variable bit rate encoding. It’s best to stick to 640Kbps video and 128Kbps audio and you get good results. Using Videohelp, I found DVD-Guides.com – H.264 […]

Any to Any Video Format with a VOB to MPG example

“Videohelp”:http://www.videohelp.com/guides.php?tools=&madeby=&formatconversionselect=VOB+to+MPG&howtoselect=%3B&orderby=Date&listall=1&hits=25&archive=0&listallusers=&search=Search+or+List+Guides has an amazing tool that lets you put any type of format conversion to any other type and then shows you the guide that it has and the tool to use. For instance, to convert a VOB to MPG, see the search got me to this “guide”:http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=224833 which tells you how to do it […]

Griffin iFill

For $20, “Griffin iFill”:http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/ifill/ will fill up your ipod when you recharge it overnight with any of a set of FM stations. A pretty good idea, it makes some sense as a usage scenario, but seems like you’d rather get news when it happens rather than overnight. Probably good for music though. I wonder how […]

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