Apple Has Discontinued the iPod Nano and Shuffle

Ever since the iPhone’s birth, the trusty iPod has taken a hit—selling less and less over the years. It should come as no surprise to tech enthusiasts that Apple has decided to discontinue the two cheaper iPods: the Shuffle and the Nano. The two models have been a little ignored by the tech giant—being skipped over for updates (the Nano hasn’t been redesigned since 2012; …

The Death of the MP3

A file type that all but destroyed the music industry as it had existed for decades, the MP3 has reached the end of its life. Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in the late ’80s as a means to transmit sound information in small packages, MP3s then became a valid means to store information—until Fraunhofer started to give away a software that consumers …

iMinds

Deep knowledge for on-the-go information seekers

While Wikipedia may be the modern encyclopedia for the information-absorbing set, it often lacks the depth needed to fully comprehend involved subjects—for example the Spanish Inquisition or Behavior Economics. Developed to expand your knowledge while on the go, Sydney-based iMinds is a 12-category catalog of audio books that delivers each topic in eight-minute segments. Over 180 subject matters can be downloaded onto an iPod or …

L5 Remote

A new device and app turning the iPhone into a universal remote

First previewed back in January at CES and now finally available for purchase, the L5 Remote transforms iPhones or iPod Touches into all-in-one clickers for any home entertainment system, putting the end of playing hide-and-seek with remote controls in sight. Using a simple plug-in accessory and companion app, within minutes you can program your very own touch-screen remote to channel surf, play DVDs, record with …

iLuv iMM190 App Station

A multi-function new iPhone dock designed to make the device all the more useful

An alarm clock, digital photo frame, portable movie display, and Skype station all in one, the iLuv IMM190 dock makes iPhone and iTouch capabilities all the more useful while keeping your beloved gadget secure and charged. Featuring dynamic acoustic speakers, the iMM190 easily rotates horizontally or vertically to match its temporary purpose. Available online for $90 from iLuv and elsewhere, the coordinating software downloads free …