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Apple revamps iPod nano – adds 2.5-inch screen, ditches the square

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The iPod nano is getting a revamp again, and ditching the square shape that has made it popular (mainly as a watch). The new model goes back to the old shape of being a rectangle, adds a 2.5-inch multi-touch display and comes in colours (which, to be honest, makes it look a bit cheap) It is, apparently, the thinnest iPod ever with a 5mm thin body. The iPod nano features […]

Apple begins recall of first-gen iPod nanos after battery problems

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Apple has begun its recall program to replace the first generation iPod nano, after determining that there is a problem with the battery. Any iPod nano that was sold between September 2005 and December 2006 could “overheat and pose a safety risk”. The company has said that it traced it to a single battery supplier, and says that the likelihood of the battery overheating increases as the battery ages. Because […]

Morning Briefing: Wednesday 29 December 2010

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Wednesday 29 December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: A new iPod nano hack has been found, allowing the potential to support movies, TV shows, games, address book and even a calendar on the small device. According to Silicon Ally Insider, Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz has […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 10: We are currently in negotiations

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Yes. We have a government. And it’s Julia Gillard. James Wilson is still pretty pissed about that, but we are moving on with the show with a lot of Apple news, discussion on XP and dispel or add to the iPad 2.0 rumour. On the show this time with Terence, Tom and Stewart is James Wilson – after a long hiatus – and bringing his colourful (we’re not using the […]

New iPod nano is touch-y

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Apple just showed off the new 6th gen iPod nano which is finally living up to it’s name. It’s now touch controlled, has no click wheel and is 46% smaller than the old model. There’s a clip on the back, so it’s similar to a shuffle, and it has a volume button (thank goodness). It will go for 24 hours of music and comes in 7 colours. Also it starts […]

Rumour: Apple to hold iPod refresh event this month?

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RUMOUR MILL: Well, way to break tradition. Apple is rumoured to be holding an iPod-centric event way sooner than its traditional September timeframe. Well, that’s according to a Brazilian publication MacMagazine is reporting on Friday, citing a reliable source within Apple.

Holiday Deal: iPod Nano for $169

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Since Christmas is nearly upon us, we decided to go and introduce a new segment that will bring attention to deals that could save you some money while giving a great present to put under that Christmas Tree. Today’s deal comes from K-Mart, where they are selling the 8GB model of the iPod nano for $169 – a $30 price drop from the RRP of $199. The 16GB version also […]

iPod nano gets small upgrade, adds camera

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Apple has announced that the iPod nano will get a small tweak in its design, in addition with a new camera, that would make it in competition with the Flip Mino; along with a slew of new features that would allow it to hold its dominance as the “most popular music player” to date. The new iPod nano will have a larger 2.2-inch display protected in a polish aluminium and […]

New 4th gen iPod nano – wider screen

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Can’t say that we didn’t say anything. The new iPod nano will have a 2-inch screen, and the same accelerometer that is used in the iPod touch and iPhone to switch between landscape and portrait modes. Steve Jobs also says that it will have the new Genius playlist feature, like shaking the nano to activate the shuffle feature. It is also, according to Jobs, the thinnest iPod ever; and will […]

Rumour Mill : Apple to double Nano capacity, Touch to remain unchanged?

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Here are some last minute leaks to the Lets Rock event from Apple. MacRumors, via Engadget, has said that the iPod nano lineup will move to a 8GB/16GB configuations in 9 colour variations – with purple, orange and yellow being the new choices. As well, the iPod touch is unlikely to be changed, but they might be some price cuts in the way after Apple released the iPhone 3G for […]

Rumour Mill : “Confirmation” of iPod Nano 4G?

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Could this be one of the casings for the new iPod Nano 4G? Engadget Spansih managed to get a photo of the case that was on the floor. While this does mean that there is going to be one – I hope, it still does not mean Apple has actually confirm it themselves. The shape actually looks like the one that Kevin Rose was saying; but hey, maybe it could […]

Japan demands probe into Nano combustion

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After two recent incidents in Japan where the first-generation iPod overheated and caused minor fires; the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has issued a warning to the music player. In total, there have been 14 incidents relating to the iPod Nano’s exploding battery, according to news sources in Japan, and the ministry has ordered Apple to investigate. The investigation has determined that the batteries in the first-gen iPod sold […]