February 28, 2007
The debate continues as to whether Apple should license its FairPlay DRM. Roughly Drafted laid out a compelling argument why Apple should not.
Posted by Ken at 03:57 PM
Filed under: iPod Family, Hacks, How-tos GeekTechnique.org posted this rather remarkable how-to project for transforming an otherwise ordinary iPod mini into a flash-based iPod. The post discusses how the battery and the internal microdrive are the two most likely points of failure for the mini. Batteries are reasonably easy to replace, the microdrive less so. They decided to replace it with solid state flash memory instead. There's a full step-by-step photo diary provided by the authors so you can follow along if the mood takes you. Awesome stuff. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Posted by Jason at 02:31 PM
Old-school gamers have another excuse to spend more time with their iPods now that Namco's Ms. PAC-MAN is available for the fifth generation iPod.
Posted by Guido at 01:10 PM
At CES, Sony unveiled its Internet TV device for Bravia TVs. Now, price and availability have been provided.
Posted by Jason at 10:57 AM
Why would someone want to replace the iPod mini hard drive with a compact flash card? Well, why not? Compact flash cards are becoming readily available in larger and larger capacities (16GB iPod mini anyone?) and it requires much less battery power than a hard drive. If you have a large CF card laying around and want to revive that iPod mini, hit the link below and get modding. '"Travis Hudson turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod [geek technique]
Posted by Doug at 10:57 AM
This week, Chief gets an inside look at the crappy working conditions on a Tylium refining ship, which leads to a few insights regarding class concerns in this evolving, wartime society. He tries to bring these concerns up with Adama and Roslin, but they crabbily point out that there's a war going on and everyone has it bad.
Posted by Doug at 10:50 AM
Filed under: Gaming, iPod Family, iTS, Apple Apple has just released another game for all you iPod gamers out there: Ms. PAC-MAN. The game, which sells for the usual $4.99, features all 256 levels from the original arcade game. You can pick from three different modes of play (one especially suited for the iPod), and you can either listen to your own music or the game's music as you play. This game brings the total number of currently available iPod games to 12. If you're crazy about iPod games and you just have to have all 12 you can buy them with one click for $59.88 (no discount, it just saves you 11 clicks). Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Posted by Michael at 10:48 AM
That dot-munching whore, Ms. Pac-Man, has made her way to the iPod via the iTunes store. Her male, less whore-y, counterpart has been available for a while now, but everyone knows that Ms. Pac-Man was always the favorite. I think it is the ever-so-sexy bow on top of her head. Head on over to the iTunes Music Store to pick up Ms. Pac-Man for $4.99. Fifth-generation iPods only, folks. '"Travis Hudson Ms. Pac-Man now available for iPod [iLounge]
Posted by Doug at 08:16 AM