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Day two of Ipod.

It's great. I do like the small size as I'm taking it everywhere I go in my wallet, no bulge that the Dell Axim produced S2

After an hour of cussing I ditched iBook and put in Stanza. Stanza when combined with Calibre on the pc I can convert my ebooks into epub then download them from the desktop via wifi w/o using itunes.

Getting used to not using a stylus. My clumsy fingers stink at typing on the thing :evil:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
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veritas Wrote:Day two of Ipod.

It's great. I do like the small size as I'm taking it everywhere I go in my wallet, no bulge that the Dell Axim produced S2

After an hour of cussing I ditched iBook and put in Stanza. Stanza when combined with Calibre on the pc I can convert my ebooks into epub then download them from the desktop via wifi w/o using itunes.

Getting used to not using a stylus. My clumsy fingers stink at typing on the thing :evil:

What happens when you sit down? Won't that tend to crush it?
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#3
Shock
This is what goes for my wallet:


Look here
In my left front pocket. :lol:

What are other users fav free/pay apps?
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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veritas Wrote:Shock
This is what goes for my wallet:


look here
In my left front pocket. :lol:

What are other users fav free/pay apps?

"V", you need to do something about your extralong link. It makes the window too wide.

Quote:8. Keep your URLs short to avoid page scrolling. If you are unable to accomplish this, please fee free to ask management for help.

If you need help, just ask.
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#5
You need the VLC player. It is free and acts as a memory dump inside iTunes. you can put virtually any video file in there and it will play it.

iHeart Radio is nice, I can pick up my local AM radio station and stream my talk shows in the morning.

Facebook app is fantastic, if you're into that sort of thing.

I like iBooks, even though I agree it is frustrating, especially when all I read are basically PDFs.

Oh, and check out Dropbox. It is indispensable in moving files to and from your iPod without having to wire it up to your laptop. IT will hold 2G of free online storage that you can retrieve anytime you like. I put my comics on there and when I'm done with one, I upload from Dropbox and use the comic book app I have to read it. You need to install Dropbox on your laptop as well, but it's very easy to use and doesn't require you to sign in every single time.

The Marvel app has free comics that will move from pane to pane with your swipe, but looks and works better on the iPad.

Give AirVideo a shot too. I don't remember if I bought it or it was free, but it will stream videos from your laptop to your iPod and looks and works great. No lag that I have seen yet and my huge Extended Edition Blu Ray Avatar file looks gorgeous on it. You need to run a server link on your laptop to hook them up, but you can tether it to your network address and as long as your laptop is running and connected to the internet, you can watch your video files anywhere on your iPod as long as you are in a WiFi hotspot. (VERY fun for the kids!)

There's more, but I have to put up the $400 in X-Mas gifts we just bought. I'm getting dirty looks S5
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ghoullio Wrote:::snip::

Facebook app is fantastic, if you're into that sort of thing.

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I've gone this one on the phone, it's pretty cool. Along with Pandora.
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Pandora IS pretty neat, but I have 30G of music on my iPod I need to listen to first. I LOVE that Genius button, it does a great job of creating a playlist worth listening to. I usually hear songs I never knew I had, it's like listening to the radio sometimes.


There's a website for anyone that likes iPod games. Touch Arcade keeps me up to date on stuff that's coming out. You can usually score links to free games from the developers to create hype. They always highlight what's on sale for the week. There is also a neat forum for new games coming out that lets you talk right to the creators of some games.

I recommend World Of Goo, coming out tonight.
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veritas Wrote:What are other users fav free/pay apps?
I have one called DofMaster for photography. It calculates depth of field.
An app called Sunrise calculates the sun rise and set times, and moon phase.
A chess game called tChess Lite.
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veritas Wrote:After an hour of cussing I ditched iBook and put in Stanza.

I like Stanza, too, but iBook is good for pdfs.

Many manuals for things like your notebook, digital camera, vehicle, etc. are on pdf (including the iPod Users Guide) and you can have them with you in the iPod.
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#10
Touch me...this thread was a let down. I thought it was going to be pornographic somehow.

Did the screen turn into a smudgey POS yet?
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#11
Does anyone else here have a Zune? I still have an original model from when they first came out..
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#12
Gunnen4u Wrote:Does anyone else here have a Zune? I still have an original model from when they first came out..

Unfortunately the Zune does not have Bluetooth capability. For me to get one, it would absolutely have to be able to broadcast wirelessly. My current mobile phone has it, and that is what I use.

But I am going to get a new one soon, which has more music player capability. And it will have Bluetooth too. If you don't use Bluetooth, you don't know what you are missing out on.
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#13
Having an obnoxious earpiece?

It does work wirelessly, just not with a bluetooth.
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Gunnen4u Wrote:Having an obnoxious earpiece?

It does work wirelessly, just not with a bluetooth.

No, no, no. You are really behind the times Tait. I'm talking about Stereo Bluetooth. I love it so much I have four headsets, and am still trying out more all the time looking for the best headphones for the money.

I'll show you what I mean.

My first one: Southwing SA505. I paid slightly over $50 for it, about two years ago. It's great, and does everything quite well. Highs are good and lows are very good, but not aufiophile quality. But overall, it is hard to beat. And at the current price, a real steal.

I love this type of headphone, because it is easy to fit behind the neck, and over the ears.

Incidentally, this headset is still sold by Southwing. It's right here, and as you can see, it has been upgraded(2nd generation) with chrome around the earpieces, like the Motorola ones. That will tell you which generation it is.

My guess is that they have made some minor upgrades to an already great product. I may be interested to get another one of the new ones, just to compare the two. Southwing makes a great product here, and there is no way you can go wrong with one. If you can get one on special sale, get it as fast as you can. Seriously. S5

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My second one, is an enclosed, over the ear design, Motorola S805. They are more bulky, block outside noise, and have the best sound quality of all I have tried so far. Highs and Lows are very good, and distance from transmitter is very good too. I have set my phone down in the basement, and gone upstairs, and in the front yard, and still picked up the broadcast.

These are the best of the lot IMO. However, they are for home use, and not to take on walks. So I don't use them when I am away. Great buy!

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My Third one, is the Motorola Motorola S9 HD. Mine is white, but most are in black. I got it reconditioned for a great price, and thought the white would be best because it would have a small footprint. Also it got a great set of reviews. It was a big disappointment for me, because it is one of those "in the ear" pieces, and they never fit properly. They always manage to separate from the ear canal enough to have loss of quality.

They look great, are hard to notice, but they do not fit well, and I am constantly adjusting them. Even at a great price, they are not worth it IMO. Also, they are not all that good at picking up the phone's broadcast. I am left handed, and keep my phone on my belt, on my left side, and the pickup must be on the right side of the phones. I get some 'cut-out' which I don't get from the others.

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My fourth set, is another Motorola, Motorola S305. I picked these up from the very site here, at Buy.com, last month. Great price, and very nice looking. They are perhaps the best looking of the bunch, except the model which recently replaced this one. The new one is even more gracile, but did not get the great reviews this one did. I went with this one, and am entirely satisfied. When I go out now, this is the one I wear, if I don't use the Southwing, which is my old standby.

Comparing the Southwing to the S305, will highlight a compromise with both sets. The Southwing has slightly better bass, and the S305 has slightly better highs. Much of this could be overcome with music enhancement software.

Both are more than adequate for the job, have good distance from the broadcaster reception, and are very, very, comfortable to wear. But neither one reproduces sound like the bigger Motorola above. For less than $40 you can get a great wireless stereo headset, and once you get one, you will never want to go back to the wired ones.

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Oh, I like the controls on the Southwing best, but it is a first generation headset, and the S305 is second generation. The third generations are out, but the quality really isn't worth the price of getting the newest. Perhaps next year I'll try getting a top of the line for a great price, but may not.

Of the four I ordered, only one was a disappointment for me. Not bad odds, but I do my research too.

I'm seriously considering this one here: HP AR084AA. The totally enclosed, over the ear phones are by far the best ones, so I would be comparing them to the Motorola DJ model above. I also have two phone batteries, with one charging all the time, so I have multiple batteries, and multiple headphones, which would allow me to use them all the time if I wished. And I don't have a large investment in these either.

I simply Love Bluetooth Stereo. And with it built into your mobile phone, you cannot beat it.
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Why can't I sync to itunes via wifi?! :o
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May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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veritas Wrote:Why can't I sync to itunes via wifi?! :o

I don't know anything about itunes capability, so I cannot help you there. I think Bluetooth is the standard going into the future.

Incidentally, you can purchase a Bluetooth attachment, which will fit into the phone jack, and broadcast Bluetooth to a set of headphones. It's just a bit more bulky, that's all.
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#17
I have been using my 2nd gen iPod Touch for a few years. After a few software updates it became sluggish. Apple = bloatware.

Considered getting an iPad. Saw some people at the nudist camp using them. They are cool, but too big to lounge around with imho.
So I decided to get a new 4G iPod Touch. It has a better processor, better screen, bluetooth, two cameras, multitasking, etc.

I was unsure how to transfer all my notes, settings, etc from old iPod to new iPod. iTunes took care of that, restored my last backed-up data, reinstalled my apps, and added the music. Fast, simple, painless.

I have to say, the "Retina display" screen is a great improvement. Text in Kindle app books is sharp with better contrast.
It's a little faster responding but still slow to boot. Dont know about battery life yet.
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#18
If you double click the home button on your iPod, you will get a list of apps that are currently running. You can hold the icon down and a small red minus sign will appear which will allow you to close the app. I have found that this is the best way to preserve battery life. I've had mine since December and use it regularly and have had very few battery issues.

The retina display makes every other image viewing device look like 16 bit graphics from the first nintendo. I used to rely on my PSP, but have neglected it since December when I got my iPod. I turned it on the other day for nostalgia and put it back down within minutes.

I know a lot of people don't like Apple products, but my iPad and iPod have really revolutionized the way I share and view media and communicate with the world. I am considering buying an iPad 2 for Christmas and giving my 9 year old my old iPad. The kids really get the most use out of our iPads, they are lucky to grow up in a time where tablets were becoming common place. We were one of the first families we saw that had kids playing on iPads in waiting rooms, restaurants, etc but now it seems like everywhere we go there's a 3-10 year old kid playing on a tablet of some sort.
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Thanks for the tip. I just tried checking the running apps, and EVERYTHING I used since getting the thing was still running. Guess I should read a manual or something.
I'll try it out thoroughly tomorrow.
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#20
There's a new update coming to iTunes, or it may have already. It's going to be quite radical from what they have now, but very much improved.

Check out the bar code scanning apps, that's a ton of fun to do at the store with your iPod.
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