The best way to prevent hearing damage from listening to your iPod too loud is to just turn it down - but that's common sense. Here are a couple of easy ways Apple could avoid lawsuits claiming that iPods can cause permanent hearing damage.
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There's a hot rumor floating around that Apple is planning to release a "true video iPod" soon with a large 3.5-inch display with a virtual clickwheel that appears on screen when needed then fades away when not. All that's well and good but there's something more practical that I want: high-quality audio capture.
In my quest to wrap everything I own in ballistic nylon or fine leather I've found an amazing case for my PalmOne Treo 650 smartphone from a company in Spain. Piel Frama has been making fin leather goods since 1945 and mobile phone cases since 1984, so they've got quite a pedigree - and it shows.
BlackBerry users shouldn't worry about the ongoing litigation with U.S. patent holding company NTP too much now the RIM has publicly announced a workaround if an injunction shuts down U.S. sales and service of the popular handheld email device. Mac users will soon have a new way to make the BlackBerry a little more Mac-like...
In a suprise Tuesday announcement Apple released a 1GB version of their popular iPod nano (US$149) that will hold up to 240 songs or 15,000 photos. At the same time Apple dropped the price of the iPod shuffle to US$69 and US$99.
A Flickr user has posted what looks like an invitation to an Apple "special event" on 22 February at the Moscone Center, but there are problems...
Apple is facing a new class-action lawsuit from a Louisiana man who claims the computer maker has failed to take adequate steps to prevent hearing loss among iPod users.
Many of the commercials that will be run on this weekend's Super Bowl on ABC are available to watch now, if you're into such things. Now you can even watch the expensive commercials on your iPod.
Don't have US$300 to shell out for the new Motorola SLVR iTunes Phone 2.0 that I mentioned yesterday? Then make your own.
The Motorola SLVR L7 is the company's second iTunes mobile phones and it's now available from Cingular for US$199 with a two-year agreement.