That Siri gal is certainly making the rounds these days. When she’s not answering your questions on a 4S, she’s showing up on iPads and elder iPhones. Not one to play favorites, Siri’s now lending her considerable talents to an iPod touch. Two enterprising young hackers, euwars and rud0lf77, are the ones who put Siri on the iPod, and you can see the results of their labor in the video after the break. Of course, Apple’s servers still aren’t as friendly as the virtual voice assistant, so Siri’s latest cameo remains a silent one — but some Siri’s better than none, right?
Continue reading Siri shows up on an iPod Touch, no longer plays favorites in the iOS family
Siri shows up on an iPod Touch, no longer plays favorites in the iOS family originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It’s hard to believe, but it’s been exactly ten years since the iPod was first unveiled, ultimately changing the music industry forever. The iPod wasn’t the first, it wasn’t the smallest, it didn’t have the largest hard drive, but it did have an iconic style and simple to use interface that led march away from CDs. When the history of Apple is written the iPod (perhaps more than the iMac, OS X or the iPhone) will be credited with helping spearhead the company’s second coming. Over the years the music player has seen countless iterations and redesigns, and an expansion of the product line to include smaller devices and touch screens — but for most it’s the scroll wheel and white earbuds that define the iPod. Sure, what is now called the iPod classic hasn’t seen a serious update since about 2007, but it still holds a special place in our hearts, especially for those of us who don’t measure their music collection in a few dozen iTunes downloads.
The iPod turns 10, celebrates a decade of destroying physical media originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 23 Oct 2011 13:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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While the iPhone 4S takes the headlines with its dual antennas and upgraded processor, we also have a new white iPod touch joining the family. Pricing for the “#1 portable game player” (Apple’s words, with some numbers to back them up) still starts at $199 for the 8GB version, going up $399 for a 64GB. All will be available in black or white October 12th. There’s no hardware changes to speak of, so hopefully all those sweet iOS 5 upgrades are enough to hold you. Check out the full details in our live blog or in the press release, conveniently available after the break.
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Continue reading iPod touch still maxes out at 64GB / $399, available in white October 12th
iPod touch still maxes out at 64GB / $399, available in white October 12th originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 13:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Kazaa may not have exactly caught fire since it ditched its shady past and went the legit route back in 2009, but the company is still around, and it’s now finally released its first mobile app. That comes on the form of an iOS app initially (compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), which itself is completely free and includes a seven-day trial of the Kazaa music service (including unlimited streaming and downloads of “millions and millions of songs”). Once that’s up, however, you’ll have to fork over $9.99 a month to keep the service (US-only, for now), which places it in direction competition with the likes of Spotify and Rdio. Hit the link below to try it out for yourself.
Continue reading Kazaa rolls out music streaming app for iOS devices
Kazaa rolls out music streaming app for iOS devices originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 23:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Sure, OS X Lion borrowed many of its design cues from Apple’s iOS platform, but now users of jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch devices may bring much of the desktop Mac’s functionality onto their handset with Lion Ultimatum. In essence, this beta project is a theme for Dreamboard (which is required software), but it’s rather far-reaching, with a functional file manager and Finder menus, a scrollable dock and draggable windows, along with Stacks, Launchpad, Mission Control and Dashboard. There’s also a customizable lock screen that provides access to the dialer, email and messages. Even the keyboard can be modified to resemble the design of MacBook Pro or the traditional Apple Keyboard, thanks to integration with ColorKeyboard. If you’re thirsty for more, hop the break for an extended video preview, or just follow the source for the full install instructions.
Continue reading Lion Ultimatum brings desktop-like functionality and file manager to jailbroken iOS (video)
Lion Ultimatum brings desktop-like functionality and file manager to jailbroken iOS (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Western Digital is no stranger to connected storage, which is why it launched two new mobile apps for maximum My Book Live mobile manageability: the WD 2go and the WD 2go Pro. Both are compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phones, giving users the power to pull files from any PC or Mac remotely — without monthly fees. For $2.99, there’s a pro version with added functionality to save files locally and share them — so you can be assured access to all your old Alf episodes wherever you go.
Continue reading Western Digital launches WD 2go, WD 2go Pro cloud apps, cures PC separation anxiety
Western Digital launches WD 2go, WD 2go Pro cloud apps, cures PC separation anxiety originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Looking to get some green back for that aging iOS device? GameStop’s looking to oblige. The famed retailer has announced that you’ll be able to trade-in your infrequently used iPhone, iPod or iPad for store credit, starting today. Since these devices usually carry
significantly higher value than most of the store’s gently used items — adjusted to merely higher given the outfit’s historically laughable trade-in values — Call of Duty addicts can now rejoice in having yet another source of funding for their fix. Also, this announcement comes just in time for you to get your assets in order for the fall slate of games — specifically, the ones you were planning to a) order online or b) download. Well played, GameStop. If you’re yearning for more info, check out the PR after the break.
Continue reading GameStop offers iPhone, iPod and iPad trade-ins at US stores, just in time for fall titles
GameStop offers iPhone, iPod and iPad trade-ins at US stores, just in time for fall titles originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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We all remember kicking it in anonymous chat rooms masked behind the safety of a screen name, but today Fring announced a new way to engage with randoms — this time with video. Playground lets users start their own video chat or join an existing room based on topic, with friends or complete strangers. We’ve seen four-way video from the app before, but the new feature takes it a step further — similar to joining a Hangout in Google+, only on a mobile phone. Although it does sound creepily Chatroulette-ish, it’s free (unlike Skype’s group video calling) and works on iOS and Android Phones — so go ahead, take a peak and see what’s actually going on in “Voldemort’s Death Eater” channel. Check out the demo and full PR after the break.
Continue reading Fring launches Playgrounds for group video chat with friends or randoms (video)
Fring launches Playgrounds for group video chat with friends or randoms (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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What Dexim’s tiny AppSpeed Monster Truck lacks in actual car crushing prowess, it makes up in Apple device compatibility — and that’s gotta account for something, right? The little RC car can be controlled by users’ iPhones, iPads or iPod touches, with the help of the company’s iOS app, utilizing the devices’ built-in accelerometer for 360 degree control of the Monster Truck. The car will be available for $69. As for the app, that will be offered for free through iTunes. Video and PR after the break, break, break.
Continue reading AppSpeed Monster Truck is controlled by your iPad, iPad, iPad (video)
AppSpeed Monster Truck is controlled by your iPad, iPad, iPad (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 08 Sep 2011 23:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Ever feel the temptation to run your iDevice straight into a set of 250-ohm Beyerdynamic
cans? You could
, but the resulting sound would hardly rock you. Thankfully, NuForce’s colorful Icon iDo is ready to assist in your iAudiophile needs for only
$250. This headphone amp
— supporting sampling rates up to 48kHz, 24-bits of resolution and a 10-20kHz frequency — cables into your iPod’s 30-pin connector to bypass the digital audio converter and uses its own to amp up the quality of your audio. The iDo promises to drive headphones all the way up to 300-ohms with 12mW of power via its 3.5 jack, and it’s also sporting digital / analog RCAs if you want to share the love with some speakers. You’ll be at the whim of wall outlets as plug-in power is required for operation, but at least its built IR
receiver will let you remote control your playlists from afar. It’s available today if you’re finding your HiFi bugged piqued, and a backside shot with PR is just past the break.
Continue reading NuForce’s Icon iDo amp improves iPod sound, costs more than a Classic
NuForce’s Icon iDo amp improves iPod sound, costs more than a Classic originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 08 Sep 2011 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.