Topic / ipod

Facebook rumoured to be announcing Last.fm-style music service at f8

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TechCrunch is reporting that a new Music service will be coming to Facebook. The service, rumoured to be announced at f8, Facebook’s anual conference, will borrow many features of Last.fm, such as “scrobbling”. Scrobbling, the term made popular (and created) by Last.fm, automatically takes the songs that you’re listening to and posts them onto your profile. This means that you don’t have to lift a finger to share the latest […]

One More Thing: iTunes Match

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Steve Jobs just delivered one more thing at WWDC 2011, announcing iTunes Match. For US$24.99 a year iTunes Match will scan your ripped (or pirated) music and match it with 256kbps DRM-free AAC songs from iTunes servers. “We have 18m songs in the music store. Our software will scan what you have, the stuff you’ve ripped, and figure out if there’s a match. If you have to upload your whole […]

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 […]

90-second previews coming to iTunes whether labels like it or not

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Whether Record Labels like it or not, Apple appears to have decided that song previews will be changed from 30 seconds to 90 seconds in the iTunes Music Store (US only for now). As seen in the letter above they, “believe that giving potential customers more time to listen to your music will lead to more purchases.” Sounds fair, but it appears that the labels will not have a choice […]

Limera1n and Greenpois0n now available for Mac and Linux.

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Follow up to our previous post regarding Limera1n and its release. It was only available for Windows but now… It’s available for Mac and Linux! You can now jailbreak your iOS device on any operating system. However, there is still no carrier unlock for iOS 4.1 so if you need that, hold off for now.

TECHGEEK Podcast 11: Testing 1, 2, 3…

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As you may of heard, we had to delay the podcast because of our busy schedules, but doesn’t mean we have given it the axe. And yes, you will be hearing a lot of the word Bing. We’re not getting sponsored by them (hopefully we do), but yeah – hate it, blame it on Tom. As well, turns out, Tom doesn’t concentrate during a Sunday, and Terence really doesn’t like […]

iPod touch gets promised revamp – includes Facetime, Retina Screen

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It’s brand new. The fourth-generation iPod touch is here, and yes it looks like the iPhone – and it is pretty much the iPhone without the phone. With the new Retina display, two cameras for FaceTime, HD video recording via a 5 megapixel camera and the A4 chip, you can get this instead of the iPhone – again, if you don’t want the phone bit. Oh, and it’s bloody thin. […]

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 […]

Apple announces new iPod shuffle

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Apple has just announced some brand new iPod’s and our first serving is the iPod shuffle. The new shuffle brings back the buttons removed in the current model, has a 15 hour battery, comes in 5 colours and is $69AUD. You can preorder it today or when it ships next week.

Overheating iPod stops Tokyo train during rush hour

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Unlike here where Metro Trains have the luxury of having a 15 minute allowance of being late, Japan takes late trains seriously – heck, drivers can be fined for being late over a minute than the expected time. Well, the drivers don’t have to blame themselves today, when a train delayed the entire network for just eight minutes during the morning rush hour. They can blame someone’s overheating iPod. Yes, […]

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.

Jailbreak released for all iOS 4 Devices

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If you’ve been hanging out for some unofficial, unapproved jailbroken apps your new iPhone 4 or other iOS device, today is your lucky day. Comex announced this morning on Twitter that his new jailbreak, called Jailbreak Me, which works untethered on all iOS devices is available right now. To get it head over to http://jailbreakme.com on your iPhone and ‘slide to jailbreak’. I’ve already jailbroken my iPod touch and the […]


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