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Zune vs iPod: what next for the iPod, and what the hell can Microsoft’s Zune do about it? Part 3

With the recent generation of the iPod, Apple began offering games. What?! So didn’t Apple learn anything from the Pippin fiasco? Well, maybe they did learn something, and they’re puttin’ that learnin’ to use right now with the iPod. In the first installment, I looked at how the Microsoft Zune has had a bit of […]

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Zune vs iPod: what next for the iPod, and what the hell can Microsoft’s Zune do about it? Part 2

Sometimes, technology is very predicable. Other times, technology isn’t so predicable. With regards to the former, the iPod seems destined to go full-screen. Why? Because it’s what people want. And all of the best technology follows the money. In the first installment, I looked at how the Microsoft Zune has had a bit of a […]

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Zune vs iPod: what next for the iPod, and what the hell can Microsoft’s Zune do about it? Part 1

I look at the Microsoft Zune player and I see ‘me too’ written all over it. No, I’ve not used one. And guess what? I have no intention of using one, either. From the looks of things, I’m not alone on this point, either. What with one of the colour options being brown, the Zune […]

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Music round-up: Songbird attempts take-off, iPod marches on and Last.fm put people and music first…

So you like your music, yes? Good. So do I. And guess what? There’s a whole bunch of other people out there who do too. So here’s a round-up of the music stuff that’s found a sympathetic ear with me and some of the people in the music biz making all the right noises. “Songbird […]

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Apple iPhone: can Apple make the right call?

OK, let’s not fool ourselves any longer. Apple is going to come to market with the iPhone. Just trust me on this one. I can feel it in my bones. Assuming the design is going to be fine, what sort of features will the Apple iPhone have? And will I like it? There’s been a […]