ipod

The Weakest Link

How to Use an iPod Touch as a Secure Device Instead of a Phone

From SIM-jacking, to SS7, to dodgy telco data selling, for some people an iPod may be a better security decision than using a normal phone.
Joseph Cox
11.12.18
Nostalgia

I Miss My iPod Classic More Than Anything

As Apple kills more iPods, an ode to the 'dumb' MP3 player.
Jordan Pearson
7.28.17
What Is the iPhone?

Is Apple Cool? 11 Teens Weigh In

11 NYC teens are disillusioned with Apple, but they still buy its products.
Emma Griffith
6.28.17
high-fidelity

Why Apple’s Last Foray Into Home Speakers Was Such a Fiasco

The iPod Hi-Fi stumbled out of the gate, mocked by audiophiles and announced to the world during perhaps Apple’s weakest Steve Jobs keynote ever. The speaker was nice enough, but it simply didn’t match iPod users’ needs.
Ernie Smith
6.8.17
Zune Zune

Zune Forever: The Diehards Still Obsessed With Microsoft’s Colossal Failure

2017: A Zune Odyssey
Jordan Pearson
5.11.17
Music

Spotify Will Never Replace What.cd

“A complete shame to lose such a treasure,” one former member noted.
Nicholas Deleon
11.18.16
tech

2001: An Apple Odyssey

This week, it was reported that Apple had its first year-over-year sales loss since 2001. But the Apple of 2016—defined by smartphones, a little boring—is not the Apple of 2001.
Ernie Smith
10.27.16
short circuit

Music Geeks Are Retrofitting Old iPods to Keep the Perfect MP3 Player Alive

Upgrading an old iPod’s battery and storage drive makes it a potent companion, even in the age of Spotify.
Nicholas Deleon
1.19.16
thump news

Microsoft's Trendiest Mistake, the Zune, Is No More

Ask not for whom the MP3 tolls, Zune, it tolls for thee.
Adelaide Andrews
11.16.15
Music

The Zune, Which You Probably Didn't Know Wasn't Dead, Is Dead

Yes, the Zune still exists. Or at least it did, until today.
Rachel Pick
11.15.15
Film

Performing 'Steve Jobs'

Aaron Sorkin's film takes a deep look at Steve Job's life on the public stage.
Brian Merchant
10.7.15
2014 in Review

Giga Bye: In 2014 We Lost the iPod Classic and the Way We Listen to Music Changed Forever

The iPod was supposed to kill the album, but did the end of the iPod do it instead?
Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy
12.11.14
0102