6-Ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning and micro USB Convertible Charging Cable: $21

8 hours, 57 minutes ago · · iPod

6-Ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning and micro USB Convertible Charging Cable: $21

If you live in a multi-platform house, we have a deal for you on a 6-foot charging cable that's convertible between microUSB (for Android devices) and Lightning (for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch). Better yet, the converter is actually attached to the cable, eliminating the chance to lose it! That's clever, and I like clever. It retails for $40, but you can get it through our deal for $21.

iPhoneography 101: Photo Post Processing on Your iPhone

10:30 AM, Dec. 13th, 2014 · · iPod

iPhoneography 101: Photo Post Processing on Your iPhone

Add interest to your photos with these post processing techniques in this week's iPhonegraphy 101. Vern Seward runs through several techniques and apps you can use to take your photos to the next level, after you click the shutter.

iOS: Save Web Pages to a PDF File Without Using an App

4:55 PM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · · iPod

One of the features that OS X has but is missing in iOS is the facility to print a document page to PDF. With some limitations, John Martellaro shows you how to print web pages in iOS Safari to a PDF file and drop it into iBooks or some other app.

7 Great Christmas Apps for Your iPad and iPhone

5:15 PM, Dec. 10th, 2014 · · iPod

7 Great IOS apps for Christmas

There are lots of fun things to do at Christmas. Celebrate, do a countdown timer, read about Charlie Brown's Christmas, track Santa's progress in flight and bake cookies, to name a few. John Martellaro has put together a nice collection of iOS apps to help you get organized, celebrate and eat!

iPod Antitrust Lawsuit Finds a New Plaintiff

10:42 AM, Dec. 10th, 2014 · · iPod

The class action lawsuit alleging Apple used monopoly power to block competitors from getting into the mobile music market is back on track with a new plaintiff. After Apple showed the previous three plaintiffs hadn't purchased iPods during the time frame specified in the lawsuit, attorneys scrambled to find a replacement, and that turned out to be a 65 year old ice dancer from Boston.

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Apple wants to win this case on merits, not technicalities. Depending on the outcome of the trial next week, we'll know if that was a smart move.

The 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable: $18.99

7:20 PM, Dec. 9th, 2014 · · iPod

The 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable: $18.99

With the holidays nigh, many of us will have new iOS devices in the house. If so, you may need new Lightning cables, too, and we have a deal on an Apple MFi-certified 10-foot Lightning cable. It's $18.99. It retails for $40, which is still inexpensive for a Lightning cable that long.

Judge in iPod Antitrust Case: Find a New Plaintiff

9:16 AM, Dec. 9th, 2014 · · iPod

The years-old antitrust class action lawsuit alleging Apple intentionally locked competitors out of the iPod to control the portable media player market will continue, at least for now. U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales ruled the final plaintiff in the case hadn't purchased an iPod during the necessary time frame, then gave attorneys until Tuesday to find new plaintiffs.

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Considering how much time attorneys had to find solid plaintiffs for their case, you'd think they could've done better than putting someone on the stand with an iPod bought with the legal firm's credit card. They'll most likely find replacement plaintiffs in time for the case to move forward, but you can bet Apple will look at each purchase closely to make sure they're legit.

Eddy Cue on DRM: It was Necessary to Swing Record Label Deals

11:32 AM, Dec. 5th, 2014 · · iPod

Apple didn't want copy protection on music, but was forced into it to swing deals with record labels. That's the official word from Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services during his testimony at a class action lawsuit over the iPod's closed ecosystem.

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It's no secret Apple didn't want to use copy protection for iTunes songs. That requirement from the record labels led to the headache this lawsuit has become. Considering there may not actually be a plaintiff in the case, however, that headache may come to a very abrupt end.

Apple’s iPod Class Action Suit May Lack Actual Plaintiff

8:46 PM, Dec. 4th, 2014 · · iPod

Apple vs. Plaintiffs

Apple has introduced a massive wrinkle in the class action lawsuit being tried over iPod and iTunes, questioning the standing of any plaintiff. The company filed court documents questioning whether any plaintiff bought or owned an iPod made between September of 2006 and March of 2009, the period covered by the class action.

iPhoneography 101: Photo Tip Q&A

10:30 AM, Nov. 29th, 2014 · · iPod

Q&A

Vern Seward answers some burning iPhoneography questions in this edition of iPhoneography 101: the difference between camera apps; should you use a tripod; and the all-important best way to take a selfie.