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The iPod Amnesty Bin

Apparently these were placed within the entryway of Zune headquarters, according to man who snapped the photo, Rex Sorgatz. Not too full, I see. Maybe that's why the Zune line of media players crashed and burned. [Photo credit: Rex Sorgatz]...

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Microsoft planning to launch its own tablet... again

Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday, June 18 in Los Angeles. According to AllThingsD and other sources, the topic of this event will be Microsoft's unveiling of its very own tablet hardware. This is not the first time Microsoft has tried to tackle the tablet space. As anyone who hates ...

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iPod's mission accomplished: Zune is declared dead

After a four and a half year run, Microsoft may be retiring its Zune media player. A report from Bloomberg claims the Redmond company has stopped producing new models of the Zune player due to weak sales and even weaker demand. The company will abandon its hardware efforts and focus on the softwa...

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Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac OS now in the App Store

Finally out of beta, Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac is now available in the Mac App Store. The app lets those with a Windows Phone or a Zune HD and a Mac (an odd mix indeed) move photos, music and video between their devices and Macs running iTunes and iPhoto. Also, Windows Phone 7 Connector for ...

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Steve Jobs kills off the CD on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken

It's no secret that Steve Jobs isn't a fan of the physical CD, preferring, of course, that his customers buy their music in his iTunes store. But what length is he willing to go to get rid of the CD for good? On the latest episode of Seth Green's grossly satirical stop-motion show Robot Chicken we ...

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Microsoft updates WP7 Connector for Mac with improved setup, bug fixes

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Phone 7 Connector, the still-in-beta OS X application that works with iPhoto and iTunes to allow you to sync your DRM-free multimedia with Microsoft's 'wares. According to Pocket-lint, the latest release features a new setup process, the ability to manua...

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Windows Phone 7 Connector Beta available for download by Mac users

Are you a Mac user who is excited about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 devices? Or a Mac user who is being forced against your will to put away your iPhone and use the company-supplied Windows Phone 7 phone (and forgive me if that one sounds redundant)? Well, you're in luck. As promised, Microsoft has...

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No Comment: Microsoft looking at introducing its own tablet

CEO Steve Ballmer is targeting this Christmas season to deliver Microsoft's Windows-based tablet OS into consumer hands. Website Electronista suggests that the HP Slate 500 will provide the most likely platform for the new system. To that we say: Zune. No wait, ... we say: "No Comment."...

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An iPhone and iPod case that includes speakers

We all know that the iPhone and iPod touch have pretty skimpy speakers. iPods have no speakers, so we're dependent on headphones or speakers to get any tunes out of them. Portable Sound Laboratories has an interesting solution that will protect your electronics and give you good sound at the same...

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Microsoft takes aim at the iPod

The paint wasn't even dry on the Laptop Hunter ads and Microsoft is after Apple again, this time with a 30 second TV spot [YouTube link] complaining about the costs of filling an iPod, and what an absolute bargain the Zune Pass is. Claiming that it would cost $30,000US to fill a 120 gigabyte iPod w...

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Zune gets a smackdown on Family Guy

As if the Microsoft Zune didn't have enough bad publicity, now the Fox Show Family Guy is beating up on the iPod competitor. In last night's episode, called "Ocean's Three and a Half", Carter Pewterschmidt asks Bill Gates for some help programming his Zune. Then Carter remembers he has an iPod, "lik...

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Date/time bugs throughout the years for Apple

As 30GB Zune owners deal with the sudden bricking of their systems after midnight this morning, hopefully they can take comfort in the fact they are not alone in this. Throughout the years, Apple products had their share of time & date problems. In February 2000, Newton owners began reporting th...

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Yes, but which will fix the economy: Zune or iPod?

We generally try to stay away from politics here at TUAW, but this week, some controversy erupted when a Philadelphia news photographer saw Barack Obama at the gym with -- gasp! -- a Microsoft Zune music player. PC World even went so far as to call it "ZuneGate." Well, rest assured that an Obama spo...

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Does Morgan have a Zune? One guess.

Any fan of NBC's geek-centric espionage comedy Chuck knows that there's a healthy helping of Apple tech all over the show, going back to the very first episode. Despite the heavy product placement volume, relatively few Apple fanboy lines make it into the scripts; after all, these folks work at Best...

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Digital Wrongs Management

I don't think anybody likes DRM. Customers certainly don't like it: they want to listen to music and watch video where and when they please. I don't think it's that popular with the content providers, either, because it's not a perfect solution. It might cut down on some piracy, but by no means elim...

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