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Spotify takes on iTunes with iPod management, download bundles, more [Video]

Spotify takes on iTunes with iPod management, download bundles, more [Video]

Streaming music service Spotify has launched its biggest assault on iTunes to date, with the addition of iPod management functionality. Plug in an iPod classic, nano or shuffle and Spotify will list it in the new "Devices" section of the updated software: you can then sync across your existing MP3s as well as buy MP3s through Spotify's refreshed download service. Meanwhile there's mobile iOS and Android news for free Spotify users wanting to take their tracks on the go.

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Apple’s Q2 2011 Earnings Analysis

Apple’s Q2 2011 Earnings Analysis

Since 2003 Apple has beat on every single earnings report and today the streak continues. We reported on the earnings this afternoon but I wanted to write a more in depth analysis. When looking through the numbers there were a couple of things that stood out that are worth a few thoughts. So let's dive in.

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iTunes antitrust case: Dismissal demanded but Apple evidence looks scant

iTunes antitrust case: Dismissal demanded but Apple evidence looks scant

It seems to be an Apple-flavored legal week, with the latest in-court spat seeing the company petitioning for a consumer antitrust lawsuit over iTunes to be dismissed. Apple had been accused of limiting consumer choice after it blocked third-party iTunes alternatives from managing content on iPods back in 2004, with RealNetworks claiming it was an illegal monopoly.

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Does Apple iPod wireless sync require a carbon fiber case or not?

Does Apple iPod wireless sync require a carbon fiber case or not?

Apple has been using a lot of aluminum in its iPhone and iPod devices for years now. The problem with aluminum is that it blocks radio signals making wireless syncing difficult to do. Apple gets around those issues today by putting the wireless hardware that needs to send and receive signals behind plastic of some sort.

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128GB iPod touch 5th-gen prototype with touch-home leaks?

128GB iPod touch 5th-gen prototype with touch-home leaks?

What could well be the first Apple iOS device to ditch the physical home button and replace it with a capacitive key looks to have leaked. Images of what's tipped to be the fifth-gen iPod touch have been sent to CrunchGear, complete with 128GB of internal storage and both front and back cameras.

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Apple iPod nano seventh-gen regaining camera?

Apple iPod nano seventh-gen regaining camera?

An image of what's purported to be Apple's next-gen iPod nano chassis has leaked, with a space in the back panel for a camera. The picture, sent to Apple.pro, shows a nano casing in the same square style as the existing 6th-gen model, but seemingly with camera functionality restored from the 5th-gen version.

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JBL OnBeat speaker dock supports iPad 2

JBL OnBeat speaker dock supports iPad 2

JBL's latest iPod speaker dock has broken cover, and the JBL OnBeat joins the rare group of those units that support the iPad as well. Thanks to a range of docking clamps - which rotate to support iPhone and iPod touch landscape orientation - the OnBeat will accept your iPad or iPad 2, along with a 3.5mm aux-in for using other PMPs.

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Steve Jobs: “We Have No Plans To” Kill Off iPod Classic

Steve Jobs: “We Have No Plans To” Kill Off iPod Classic

The iPod Classic is a favorite for those who have a large music library and need to take it with them. An avid iPod Classic fan e-mailed Apple's CEO Steve Jobs a while back concerned that the company was planning to kill off the device since there were a lack of updates. Jobs replied back to the email via his iPhone stating, “We have no plans to.” According to MacRumors, the email appeared legitimate and was revealed today.

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Apple considering 24-bit iPod/iTunes update for boosted audio quality?

Apple considering 24-bit iPod/iTunes update for boosted audio quality?

Apple is reportedly in talks with record labels over offering higher quality digital tracks, though it will take more than just a 24-bit master before the sound from your iPod is significantly improved. According to CNN, Apple is among the companies in talks regarding using 24-bit master recordings and higher-quality file types, with Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine saying the Cupertino company is considering changing "some of their electronic devices" to work with the boosted tracks.

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FTC And Department of Justice May Investigate Apple’s Subscription Model

FTC And Department of Justice May Investigate Apple’s Subscription Model

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's new subscription model is catching the attention of U.S. antitrust enforcers. The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission plan to delve into the situation but may not develop any formal investigation or any action against the company. Many publishers including music streaming service, Rhapsody, have criticized Apple's new subscription policy, even saying it is "economically untenable."

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Opening iPad Numbers Crush iPod and iPhone

Opening iPad Numbers Crush iPod and iPhone

This has to make Apple execs happy. A presentation at Google’s thinkmobile event by Mary Meeker, former Wall St. analyst now at Kleiner Perkins, showed just how monstrous the iPad’s numbers are compared to its older siblings the iPod and iPhone.

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Onkyo Debuts Two Affordable Home Theater Systems

Onkyo Debuts Two Affordable Home Theater Systems

Onkyo just announced today the release of two new “home-theater-in-a-box” (HTiB) systems for those wanting to indulge but on a budget. The systems feature the latest HDMI connectivity standard with support for 3D video and lossless audio all built to exacting standards for the ultimate music, movies, and gaming experience in your home.

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