iPod is one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. It is the best selling mp3 / mp4 player in the market today. The combination of sound quality, sleek design and unique user interface, made the iPod a hit, causing an entire industry of accessories to emerge almost overnight.The Apple Corporation first released the iPod on October 23, 2001.Presently we are now on the 5th generation of iPod.The first generation - Mp3 player with mechanical scroll wheel and four buttons.The second generation - It has touch-sensitive wheel, 10 GB and 20 GB hard drives.The third generation - It has touch-sensitive bottoms and USB connectivity.The fourth generation - It has click-wheel and only two hard disk version, 20 GB and 40 GB.The fifth generation - Mp4 player with 60 GB memory storage and video capability.iPod has won several awards ranging from engineering excellence, to most innovative audio product. Very often it receives favorable reviews on looks, designs and handling.iPod was designed as an mp3 / mp4 player for people with an active lifestyle. It is compact, sturdy and lightweight enough to take with you wherever you go. It was designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand or to be carried into a pocket or purse for easy transportation.It comes in many storage capacities from 512 MG to 80 GB. The amount of memory it can hold, depends on the model or on the compression rate of your songs.As an mp3 player it was designed to provide the best quality sound. It has a powerful 60 MW amplifier so it can deliver audio as loud as you want. It also has a 20 MZ to 20 KHZ frequency response, which means you can hear distortion free music at the lowest pitches.iPod built-in rechargeable battery provides between 8 to 20 hours of music playtime depending on your model. Using the appropriate stereo adapter your iPod will sound great on your home or car stereo system. All iPod`s come as standard with a non removable lithium rechargeable battery. The battery charge will last about 14 to 28 days without use. The lcd display shows the battery level on the upper right corner of the screen. You may charge your iPod by connecting it to an Apple iPod Power Adapter or connecting it to a USB port of a computer. A full charge takes approximately four hours while 80% charge will require at least one hour.Apple has designed the iPod, as an mp3 player, to work with the iTunes media library software, which allows you to select your music on your computer and on your ipod. iTunes can automatically synchronize this mp3 player with specific playlists or with the entire content of a music library each time you connect your iPod to a host computer.The first three generations of iPod used two ARM 7TDMI derived CPUs running at 90 MHZ, while later models have variable speed chips which run at a peak of 80 MHZ to save battery life. Another great feature of owning an iPod is the fact that someone can record a discussion and then post the audio file on the internet. This means people can download the file and listen to the file on their iPod. As an mp4 player, with iTunes 4.9, you can now browse and subscribe to podcasts at the iTunes Website. Podcasts are radio shows or other audio/video programs that are downloadable over the internet.In order for you to be a more satisfied iPod customer, as to the usability and longer battery life spam of this mp3-mp4 player you should consider the following tips:- Keep it turned off when not using it.- Update to the latest software.- Keep it at room temperature whenever possible.- If you are not using the backlighting, turn it off.-Turning off the equalizer will save you battery.- Use compressed songs.With the availability of compact audio format, we have had mp3 players such as iPod, which provided an unprecedented portability to eager electronic consumers. Now iPod, as mp4 players, is already able to deliver video capability and a whole new set of features and services yet to come.Roberto SedyciasIT ConsultantThis article is under GNU FDL license and can be distributed without any previous authorization from the author. However the authors name and all the URLs (links) mentioned in the article and biography must be kept.
Coming with the release of the popular Apple iphone is the iphone case. A variety of colors and styles of the iphone case have been introduced to many iphone fanatics allowing them to have their new cellphones protected. Not only does an iphone case guard the phone from dust, water, and scratch, it also allows the user to strut 2007s much coveted gadget in style.Many types of cases have already been made. From leather cases, to silicon, to crystal case, and to flip lid iphone case, there will surely be one iphone case that will suit the owner. iphone owners or investors will not only be ahead in the cellphone technology but would also look fashionable with iphone protection in mind at that.Just like any other gadgets out there, an iphone is something to be well taken care of. Being a very good investment, it is important that owners take care of it with an iphone case. Any good case will keep an iphone protected. Popular types of cases include the skin case that protects the iphone against scratches. It also keeps the slim factor of the gadget. The hard case, on the other hand, offers maximum protection should you the drop the iphone. Another type of an iphone case is the flip lid which often comes in leather. A leather case protects the screen and also allows the user to easily access the interface just by flipping the lid or cover.Search For the Perfect iphone Case ContinuesSince Apple first launched the now iconic iPods, million of accessories have been made. It has always been expected that iphone accessories will be produced. A lot of manufacturers like Griffin, Belkin, Speck, and InCase have made accessories for the iphone. Even the famous Louis Vuitton fixed its attention to iphones by making the first ever luxury iphone case at a hefty price of $120 for the signature edition and $1,120, more than half of the iphone cost, for the LV iphone case alligator edition.In choosing the perfect case for the iphone, it is important to note many factors. First, the iphone case must easily fit the pocket. Make sure that the iphone wont look to bulky while on the pocket. Second, it should have screen protection. Choose from thin shields or films to keep the screen from scratches. And lastly, the case should at least look attractive to the eye. http://www.the-iphone.biz
There was a time when all the remembering that had to be done, was our own responsibility. But then came the day and age of big corporations with thousands of employees, and you were made a manager. As if it was not enough that you had to keep in mind a hundred and one things, now you have to remind other people as well? And what do you do if your own memory decides to fail you? Being an absent-minded professor is fine if you are slated to win the Nobel Prize or something, but not otherwise.Most often memory loss is associated with old age and senility or carelessness and irresponsibility (the latter the trademarks of youth) or amnesia or lunacy. Does that sound at all familiar? On a small scale, sticking post-its on the refrigerator door does have good results. The fridge works like a notice board, and if it is utilized properly, there will be no need to remind family members in any other way.However, both, the fridge pretending to be a notice board, and the real notice board itself suffer from the same disadvantage -- what if nobody reads the notes placed on them? Is that why the SMS emerged? To send those very notes to individual people in such a way that it cannot be ignored?However we may put it, despite the annoyance factor that every large scale notification possesses, be it an SMS or an email, both have the ability to grab the attention of the receiver of the notice or reminder. Ignoring these may be a possibility, but it has a far lesser probability of being put aside than a notice board.Clearly, that is a major reason why businesses all over the world have been turning to technology to remind their employees of the significant events occurring within the organization. An automated SMS or email can be quickly sent to a large number of employees. It is no more than a matter of a few moments.Moreover, time is not the only thing that one can save with these new-fangled methods and devices of communication. One can also save on money and on the energy that would have otherwise been spent on contacting various people separately. Thank heavens that we live in a world that allows us to use our time, energy and money in a so much more economical manner. Even if we still don't get the message across to everybody, at least no one can say that we did not reach out enough.
Apple iPhone is no longer a mystical rumor; it exists, and its the rage for all those techie consumers out there. The Apple iPhone is expected to become available from Apple and Cingular in June 07 for $499 for the 4GB and $599 for the 8GB version. Its a fully multi-tasking communications device that allows the user to read a web page while downloading email in the background over Wi-Fi or EDGE. Other appealing features are its slim profile and lack of keys (only three hard keys), that make this phone the ultimate fashion accessory.The cost of the iPhone is remarkably high, but it is to be expected with any market entrance. Overtime prices will lower much the same way that the Motorola RAZR did. As aforementioned, an 8-gigabyte model will cost $599 and a 4-gigabyte model $499. Regardless of the high price, the image of this product is so high that it will be widely accepted by consumers willing to pay the price.Features for Apple's iPhone include HTML email (IMAP, POP3), with Safari as the browser, 2 separated batteries, flash memory, slide out keyboard, and touch screen on the outside. Utilizing a familiar graphic interface, and other user centric features different from most mobile phones the launch of the iPhone today is reminiscent of January 1984 when Apple first introduced their Macintosh personal computer. There is no doubt that Apple will follow their success with the iPod by delivering a compelling, relevant, and user friendly product.Ultimately, the Apple iPhone is a combination of three different products: a cell phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls and an Internet communications device. The iPhone will revolutionize the "cell phone" industry posing threats to others who have been in the industry for ages. The good news for consumers is that Apple has raised the bar which promises better products from all manufacturers.
Technology is increasing daily and plenty of consumers are facing new challenges about learning new forms of communication using computer hardware or software. The changes in our world raise many questions, and these common questions and answers focus on one growing area of communication, IP Telephony or Voice over Internet Protocol. These questions that people often ask are heard all over these days, but our answers will help explain much about this new phase of keeping in touch with others.What exactly is IP telephony?IP telephony is a term that refers to VOIP technology or Voice over Internet Protocol. It is essentially the routing of voice conversations over a network, such as the internet, or any IP based interface. IP telephony, Internet telephony, Voice over Internet Protocol, VOIP, Broadband telephony, Broadband phone, and Voice over Broadband are all terms that relatively refer to this in the same way. If someone mentions any of those terms, they are likely referring to the notion of IP telephony. It is a growing aspect to communications, too, and many people are starting to use it in their homes to help with their communications aspects.Where did IP telephony come from?IP telephony is a commercial evolution of the 1973 project called "Network Voice Protocol". Network Voice Protocol was a computer networking project that was used to transport human speech patterns over communications networks. It was developed by internet researcher Danny Cohen of the Information Sciences Institute and was created to demonstrate that it was possible to develop a feasible blueprint for two-way voice communications over a digital network. The Network Voice Protocol project was used to send speech between sites on the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network or ARPANET. ARPANET is a United States Department of Defense project designed to produce a global network. It also became an ancestor of the internet.Isn't a VOIP user "handcuffed" to an internet connection if they want to use the phone?Certainly a drawback to the VOIP system is its reliance on internet connection. This reliance on an entirely separate service can make using VOIP telephony equipment seem to be quite complicated, at times. The quality of the connection through the VOIP system is also very reliant on the quality of the internet connection, lending to a distinct relationship between the internet connection and the phone connection that many users regret. VOIP systems can, however, use conventional phone connections for connectivity and can use other business grade network systems like a T1 connection in some cases. Many business providers, in fact, only hook the system up to a T1 connection to enable permanent connection to their network.Just how reliable is IP telephony, anyway?As conventional landline phones are connected to telephone company phone lines, they may actually be kept going in the event of power outages or other occurrences that may interrupt the service. Most household VOIP broadband services, however, rely on a modem connection or other powered services to make the phone work. In these cases, a VOIP phone may not be the most reliable service you can have. On the other hand, there are many options you can take to create a more reliable service for your phone so that it will not be interrupted by power outage or other issues.What are some major VOIP or IP telephony providers?There are many providers that are hopping aboard the VOIP bandwagon. Commercial use VOIP providers include Broadvoice, Primus Canada, AT&T CallVantage, Skype, SunRocket, Lingo, VoicePulse, http://VOIP.com, Vonage, and even Yahoo Messenger. Many of these services also have a phone package for home users that enable the same great service to take place within a home setting for Voice over Internet Protocol telephony.