Refurb Store Hides iPod Classic From Sidebar

8:15 PM, May. 30th, 2014 · · iPod

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The iPod Classic has disappeared from the sidebar in the Refurb section of the Apple online store. While the page still exists, it is no longer easily accessible from the main refurb section.

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This is probably going to be met by a lot of shrugs, but I have over a decade of fond iPod memories. Yeah the iMac made some noise, but the iPod turned it up to eleven.

GoSmart Crossover 400 Stylus is Beautiful and Still a Leap Ahead

2:30 PM, May. 30th, 2014 · · iPod

Review: GoSmart Crossover 400 Stylus

GoSmart is introducing a new member of its line of styluses, the Crossover 400.  It's shorter than previous models, looks beautiful, and includes a replaceable ballpoint pen. It retains GoSmart's unique filament tip that glides over Gorilla Glass better than any other tip we've tested. Plus, it's not all that expensive.

IZON Video Monitor Makes for Handy Security Observations

3:45 PM, May. 21st, 2014 · · iPod

Stem Innovation IZON 2.0 Remote Room Monitor

The IZON 2.0 Wi-Fi Video Monitor along with the free IZON app will allow you to watch specific areas inside or outside, streaming the images to your iPhone at 10 fps. For security, the videos are stored on IZON's external server and can be downloaded anywhere. Is someone stealing your tomatoes?  Now you can catch them doing it.

LYNKtec’s Magical Apex Electronic Stylus is Now Rechargeable

12:25 PM, May. 13th, 2014 · · iPod

LYNKtec Rechargeable Apex Fine Point Stylus review

Back in January, LYNKtec introduced its Apex Fine Point Active electronic stylus with an ultra small 2.3 mm tip. Now, the product has been upgraded to a new model with a rechargeable battery. Plus, it's pleasingly longer, includes a pocket clip and has a more durable polymer nib. This is an outstanding stylus.

3 Free Funny Apps for iOS

7:54 PM, May. 9th, 2014 · · iPod

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Need a laugh? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll have you knee slapping in no time in this week's Free on iTunes. Comedy Central, Comedy Central Standup, and WitStream.

3 Free Odd Apps for iPhone and iPad

9:30 PM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · iPod

Free on iTunes

This week in Free on iTunes Vern Seward points out several iOS apps that are towards the odd side. Sick Weather crowdsources illness reports, Now This News finds stuff that's a bit different, and the Digg app...well, it's Digg.

Apple Expands In-Store Trade-In Program to iPads and More

7:30 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · iPod

Apple's in-store recycling has expanded to include anything with an Apple logo on it. Those which still hold resale value get exchanged for Apple gift cards, but now the stores will take any Apple equipment off your hands.

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Good on Apple for expanding their recycling programs. I know there will be criticism, but I don't know any other company making any attempt at making recycling previous tech easier. 

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iPod

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If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

Apple’s (Product)RED Contributions Top $70M

12:56 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iPod

Apple may not toot its own horn when it comes to charitable contributions, but that isn't stopping (Product)RED from announcing the iPhone and iPad maker has already given the organization over US$70 million to help fight AIDS worldwide. That money came via special (Product)RED versions of the iPod lineup.

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It isn't just Apple that made $70 million in RED contributions possible. That money ultimately came from shoppers buying the RED versions of iPods, so go you for doing your part to help out.