Items tagged with Shuffle

Well, wouldn't you know it. Apple has introduced new iPods at a Fall music event in San Francisco. It's becoming an annual tradition for the market leader in this category, but we have to say that this year's introductions were a bit more spirited than usual. Rather than simply overhauling the iPod touch, which just about everyone expected, the company also stated that the iPod Classic would remain in the family for those that needed the space, the iPod Shuffle has reemerged and the iPod nano has been completely redesigned to look more like a miniature screen with a headphone jack. So, first, the... Read more...
As you probably know, Apple's iPod shuffle created quite a stir when it was introduced with no screen and no buttons. How are you really supposed to control it, after all? Of course, Apple's innovative (and hampering, in some ways) solution was VoiceOver, a system that enables owners to shout commands and have it respond accordingly.Unfortunately, this svelte workaround presents a problem: you can only use the headphones which Apple ships with the shuffle, as no other headphones have that VoiceOver chip built in. Of course, a few companies have introduced their own VoiceOver-capable earbuds in... Read more...
It hasn't even been a full month since Apple launched the first iPod Shuffle with speech capabilities, and already the diminutive player is seeing its first software update. Announced late in the day on Friday, the VoiceOver Kit 1.0.1 (which bumps things up from 1.0.0) is the first update for both the player and its talking capabilities. The download weighs in at 17MB, and while a full blown changelog isn't provided (trust us, that's typical of Apple), we are told that it contains "pronunciations for several artist names and fixes a few minor bugs." For those unaware, this applies only to Apple's... Read more...
Things are moving and shaking over at Skype.  It seems that since their acquisition by eBay, there will be a shuffling of management between various units.  We're not sure exactly why this is happening but perhaps putting execs in different units will stimulate synergy.  Here's the rundown of who's going where to do what:“Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom has handed over his CEO title to become non-executive chairman of the board of directors of this eBay unit, whose impact on its parent company remains an open question.Michael van Swaaij, eBay's Chief Strategy Officer, is stepping... Read more...