Off to Ontario, CA

Well I’m off tomorrow EARLY morning to the Podcast and Portable Media Expo, PME. I can’t be sure to offer many updates as that the nights typically run quite late, and then it is in California time, so I’m sure I will be wiped. Stay tuned for many pictures from all of the events.

If you’re going to the expo, make sure to stop by and say hi. I’ve got a ton of schwag go give out from a number of cool companies. Cya there.

Apple releases iTunes update

itunes701Apple has updated iTunes to 7.0.1 which addresses stability and performance issues with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more.I can say that this update has proven to be more stable and I’ve seen better results as far as usability with this version. It is a very quick install (at least on my mac).

Download it here.

iPod data bar

I am loving this new iTunes with everything being integrated right into the iTunes program itself. When I got my new nano, it instantly told me that I needed to update to the latest firmware.

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There is a progress bar at the bottom of the iPod that shows all of your music, photos, videos, etc. I have a question though. If blue is audio and video is purple, what is the dark blue area under the music section? Music videos? Non-iTunes mp3 files?

Anyone have a clue about what this dark blue area is?

Blackberry 8800: Indigo

Well BoyGenius has released some pictures of the new Blackberry 8800, aka the Indigo, which will be out either sometime late this year, or early next year. It is similar to the Pearl, but with a full QWERTY keyboard, and no camera. There is also rumor that this model will have WiFi.
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So far I am happy with the Pearl and the SureType keyboard. I like that it feels like a real phone, and not a data device, but yet still has all of the functions of a full Blackberry. We will see once this model comes out if I want to go back to full QWERTY or not.

Check out all of the pictures.

Zune Vs. iPod

Because I don’t know (as it has been pointed out) that I can honestly compare the Zune vs the iPod without bias, I found an article that shows the major differences between the two mp3 players.

I will say that iPod wins 6 to 5 on features over the Zune, but it all depends on your choice. The major drive that the Zune has is the “social” aspect where you can share files, but only for a set period, wirelessly with friends who also have Zunes.

Check it out.