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Apple must pay $3 million in damages for iPod dispute in Japan

The fact that Apple is on the receiving end of more lawsuits than any other company in tech is hardly surprising. In contrast, the fact that patent disputes pertaining to the iPod are still being litigated is somewhat surprising. Kyodo News is...

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iOS 7: Activation Lock secures your device in case of theft (Updated)

Find My iPhone in iOS 6 was great for locating your lost or stolen phone and for locking down your data, but it had a major flaw. A tech-savvy thief could restore the phone, remove the SIM card and walk away scot-free with your phone. Thanks to an...

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Conspicuously absent from Apple's media event -- new iPods

Apple's media event on Tuesday was chock-full of important announcements; new iPhone designs, enhanced camera functionality, a fingerprint-authorization sensor and more. What we didn't hear was any mention of Apple's revered iPod. Indeed, this...

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Apple adds $59 AppleCare+ for iPod classic and iPod touch

Apple has quietly added a US$59 AppleCare+ plan for the iPod classic and iPod touch. Like other products eligible for AppleCare+ plans, the iPod classic and iPod touch can now get an additional year of warranty coverage, a total of two years of...

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Apple adds new 'Space Gray' color option for iPod Touch, nano and shuffle

Apple has added a "space gray" color option to the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle. The new color option for the iPods was first noticed by MacRumors. The fact that Apple quietly did this probably means that no iPod refresh is set to come...

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Counting down the iPod's days

Ars Technica Editor-at-Large Jacqui Cheng offered up an opinion on Thursday on "Why the days are numbered for the legacy iPod." The original iPod with scroll wheel was introduced in October 2001. The currently selling iPod classic was introduced in...

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Happy anniversary to the venerable iPod touch

The iPod touch was introduced on this date way back in 2007 at an Apple music event. Steve Jobs gave the keynote address at that event (video below), but it's hard to imagine that the first generation (pictured above) didn't even have a proper...

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Confused by the Galaxy Gear? Apple released a better, cheaper watch in 2010

The smartwatch market is a weird one, so when a new device enters the fray it can be somewhat confusing to pinpoint exactly where it fits in. Samsung jumped in today with the reveal of the Galaxy Gear, a $299 smartwatch that, at launch, will work...

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Apple TV outage: TV shows menu not visible (Updated)

According to a recent tweet, since verified by our staff, there's an issue with Apple TV in the US at the current time. The TV shows menu, which is normally accompanied by the Movies, Music, Computers and Settings menus, is AWOL. The first sign of...

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Create a bootable iPod classic

Remember the iPod classic? That chunky little slab of plastic in which you could store thousands of songs on an internal hard disk drive? Well, if you do, and if you still happen to have one laying around somewhere collecting dust, Chris Breen over...

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Five apps to follow the final stages of the Tour de France

After kicking off at the end of June, the 2,000 mile Tour de France is coming to an end this weekend. These last few days of the tour will take the cyclists into beautiful Versailles and across the finish line in Paris on the...

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Acrylic Display Frames for iOS devices show off your work or ads

newMacgadgets has introduced interesting and useful products for those of us who need to display samples or ads in any environment. Their line of Acrylic Signs lets you secure your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch in a secure, rotating acrylic case for...

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Reality Absorption Field: iPod's trail of tears pt. 3

The last Reality Absorption Field discussed how pioneers in the PC peripherals market laid claim to the iPod throne as well as two consumer electronics giants in Sony and Samsung. This week's column finishes up the series with talking about how other...

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Outdoor Tech Tuis audio wireless headset slated for October

Summer's not even officially here yet, and we're already starting to see some products that are planned for release this fall. The latest example is a premium Bluetooth 4.0 audio headset with some nice features and great design. The Tuis...

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Etón rukus XL: Bluetooth boombox for fun in the sun

Etón's alternative-energy accessories for Apple devices are a favorite here at TUAW, so when the company announced its new rukus XL solar-powered boombox (US$199.99) today, we just had to take a look. Available at Amazon.com and...

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iFixit opens up the new 16 GB iPod touch

Apple last week unceremoniously introduced a new, lower-cost iPod touch model. Priced at US$229, the new iPod touch comes without a rear-facing camera or the recently introduced wrist loop. Aside from that, the model is essentially the same as...

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