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Xbox father blames Zune failure on blinkered music industry

Xbox father blames Zune failure on blinkered music industry

Ex-Microsoft exec and shepherd of both Xbox and Zune, Robbie Bach, has admitted that the Zune PMP was a cavalcade of mistakes, though argues his entertainment division team did try to replicate its successful gaming strategy with its iPod rival. Speaking at a Northwest Entrepreneur Network event in Seattle, Geekwire reports, Bach described the Zune project as "probably universally viewed as less of a success" than Xbox, though denied that either had succeeded or failed because they were part of the Microsoft behemoth.

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Magnets + iPod Nano = Strapless watch

Magnets + iPod Nano = Strapless watch

How far would you go to get rid of those pesky watch straps? One man has decided to implant magnets into his skin in order to go strapless, calling the project iDermal (NSFW!). Dave Hurban undertook the project in order to attach an iPod Nano to his wrist to use as a timepiece. Speaking to Digital Trends, he describes the steps used and why he decided to experiment in such an unconventional way.

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Users being notified of iPod class-action lawsuit via e-mail

Users being notified of iPod class-action lawsuit via e-mail

If you're one of the hoards of Apple customers who bought an iPod between September 12, 2006 and March 31, 2009 you should be expecting an e-mail about a class-action lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit was originally filed back in 2004 it was granted class-action status last year. The class-action suit covers millions of customers who bought a number of iPod models.

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iPad is Apple’s gateway drug

iPad is Apple’s gateway drug

One in four iPad buyers are new to Apple's hardware, according to fresh research, with adoption of the iOS tablet growing faster than any other product in the company's history. Although historically the iPod has been the gateway to Apple ownership, in the past two years the PMP's role as gateway drug has been usurped by the iPhone and, increasingly, the iPad, NPD Group's surveying discovered.

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Echoer goes global: Mobile social hands-on

Echoer goes global: Mobile social hands-on

A brand new social network has just been launched in app form, based entirely in the mobile world, and we've gone hands-on right here in the Twin Cities and New York to show you how it'll change your life. This app environment is called Echoer, and it's tagline "thoughts that count" is the basis for its real-time thought and "echo" engine that'll have you exploring your world in a relatively brand new way right out of the box. This app has been in Beta in Canada for a couple of months already, now it's ready for prime time the world over.

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Apple Q2 Earnings Q and A reveals China, Anobit, Japan

Apple Q2 Earnings Q and A reveals China, Anobit, Japan

This week Apple is reporting their financial Q2 earnings with monumental numbers across the board including a $11.6 billion dollar profit and 35.1 million iPhones sold. These numbers were analyzed soon after the earnings call was complete with a Question and Answer session headed by Apple and lead investors. Questions mostly rang in about the future of Apple and their financial greatness, but also hit upon products and services.

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35 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads in Apple Q2

35 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads in Apple Q2

With Apple selling 35.1 million iPhones and nearly 12 million iPads over the first financial quarter of 2012, the company's only more incredible numbers exist in their net profit a whopping 94% increase year-over-year! Apple's earnings calls are always an impressive event to behold, and this is no exception with Apple's complete earnings showing their mobile sector to have increased 128 percent since a year ago at this time. With $14 billion in cash flow and operations this quarter keeps Apple firmly in first place for most successful manufacturer/software maker with just one phone and just one tablet to their name.

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Apple Q2 earnings top entire history

Apple Q2 earnings top entire history

This week Apple has reported that they've topped every quarter in their entire history with a record amount of revenue of $46.33 billion, and quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion. This quarter includes everything from the iPad 2 to the iPhone 4S and shows that Apple's mobile sectors are more than successful with their computer sales staying strong - with 128 percent unit growth for smartphones from a year ago in smartphones and tablets and a 26 percent upward trend since last year in desktop computing.

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Sony intros iPad compatible all-in-one Hi-Fi systems

Sony intros iPad compatible all-in-one Hi-Fi systems

iPod docks are a dime a dozen, and who better to buy one from than the original inventor of the Walkman? Sony has introduced a new compact Hi-Fi system that is compatible with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. You’ll be able to pop your iDevice into the dock to pump your tunes through the Magnetic Fluid speakers, but if you’re a retro kind of guy there’s a CD player lurking inside as well.

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iPhone 5 A5X chip tipped in testing plus new iPod touch

iPhone 5 A5X chip tipped in testing plus new iPod touch

Apple is reportedly testing a variant of the new iPad's A5X chipset designed for the next-gen iPhone 5, insiders suggest, along with a new iPod touch tipped to see major hardware changes. The revised smartphone processor, so 9 to 5 Mac's sources claim, is being internally trialled at Apple using existing iPhone 4S chassis, though the iPhone 5 itself is expected to mark a departure from the current design. It's paired with 1GB of RAM, just as with the third-gen iPad.

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