Cult of Mac Blog
An illustrated history of the iPod and its massive impact
Editor's note: The iPod has enjoyed a good long run as one of the world's most revolutionary music machines, but the time has come to bid adieu to the click-wheeled wonder. Apple quietly removed the iPod Classic from its website this week, so now is the perfect time to wax nostalgic.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
On Death and iPods: A Requiem
Have you ever loved a car? Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your very first kiss. You can love a car and keep on loving it as long as you don't crash it.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Some Infertile Women More Prone to Mental Illness
Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States.It was on this day in 2001 that al Qaeda hijackers flew plane... -- Ukraine's president announced Wednesday that a ceasefire agreement with pro-Moscow separatists in the east has resulted in "70 percent of Russian forces" ha... -- After Tuesday's announcement revealing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, Apple has quietly removed the iPod classic from its website.The iPod classic, the MP3 pl... The American Red Cross is taking nominations for the Heroes Game set for Friday, November 28th at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium.
Poroshenko Says Russians Leaving Eastern Ukraine
Communications Specialist Liz Dorland explains what t... - Ukraine's president announced Wednesday that a ceasefire agreement with pro-Moscow separatists in the east has resulted in "70 percent of Russian forces" having left the region. Because of this development, Petro Poroshenko says that the security situation in eastern Ukraine has improved dramatically, which could possibly lead to a sustainable peace deal.
Apple Removes iPod Classic from Website
The National Football League announced on Wednesday night that an investigation into its handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident will be led by forme... -- Dr. Ashraf Ghani, the candidate expected to be named president of Afghanistan following an audit of the recent run-off election, held a press conferenc... -- After Tuesday's announcement revealing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, Apple has quietly removed the iPod classic from its website.The iPod classic, the MP3 pl... -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved weight-management drug Contrave on Wednesday to help adults with weight-related health problems.According to a pre... -- Actor Richard Kiel, who starred in two James Bond films as the steel-toothed villain Jaws, died Wednesday.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Requiem for an iPod Classic
This was more than a little ironic, considering U2's appearance alongside Tim Cook with a splashy new Apple video that recalled the iPod silhouettes campaign from the mid-2000s. Indeed, the U2 ad feels like an homage to what is still one of the most successful consumer electronics products ever .
Farewell Apple iPod classic, We Audiophiles Will Miss You
It's finally official: After almost 13 years on the market, and four years without changes, Apple has quietly discontinued its iconic iPod classic, removing it from the online store. The first model, introduced on Oct. 23, 2001, was a revelation when it launched, albeit an expensive one .
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Sound Devices Introduces FileSafe into Rack-Mounted Video and Audio Recorders
Sound Devices introduces its unique FileSafe technology as part of its 2.02 firmware release for its multi-drive, network connected video and audio rack-mounted recorders. Incorporated into the Video Devices PIX products, including the 270i, 260i and 250i, as well as the Sound Devices 970, FileSafe recovers video and audio files if, during recording, drives are unintentionally removed or power is lost.
The Washington Post
A short history of Apple fans hating Applea s a next big thinga
For better or for worse, Apple knows how to inject drama into the launch of a new product. Crucially, the theater of the moment is often so effective that it overshadows those who aren't impressed with whatever it is that the company hawks as the "next big thing."
AnyMP4 Blu-ray Creator v1.0.8 Multilanguage-LAXiTY
Description : AnyMP4 Blu-ray Creator lets users create Blu-ray disc with AVCHD videos, iPhone videos, QuickTime video, and other HD and SD videos. It supports to import multiple formats like MTS, TS, MXF, TRP, MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, M4V, MPEG, RMVB, VOB and more.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Reggie Ashworth announces VidConvert 1.5.3 - Video Conversion made Easy
Independent software developer, Reggie Ashworth today is proud to announce the release of VidConvert 1.5.3, an All-New Mavericks update to his popular video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?
An anonymous reader writes Could someone recommend a service to convert old VHS home movies to a lossless archival format such as FFV1 ? The file format needs to be lossless so I can edit and convert the files with less generation loss, it needs 4:1:1 or better chroma subsampling in order to get the full color resolution from the source tapes, and preferably it should have more than 8 bits per channel of color in order to avoid banding while correcting things like color, brightness, and contrast. So far, the best VHS archival services I've found use either the DV codec or QuickTime Pro-Res, both of which are lossy.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 TSI Comfortline
WARRANTY UNTIL 2020! No, we're not joking. You can save thousands from new and benefit from comprehensive warranty until 2020 or 120,000km.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Harmonix is Making a Music Visualizer for the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR
Virtual reality is going to do some things incredibly well, and altering audio experiences could very well be one of them. Harmonix seems to agree, as they're one of the first major developers to announce a project for Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Gear VR headset.
Online Tech Tips
How to Fix Window Media Player "Cannot Play This DVD" Error Message
Isn't it great how even in our modern computer age with Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can still receive an error like "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is problem with digital copy protection" when you're trying to watch a regular from Netflix on your computer? It's really a pain that something like that doesn't just "work" considering it's VERY COMMON for people to watch DVDs on their computers! Anyway, this happened to me last night and it took me about 20 minutes to fix the problem, so I thought I would write up how I ended up fixing it! Hopefully, you read this before thinking it's some problem with Windows or with your DVD drive, etc as I have seen some people re-install Windows or get a new DVD drive because of this error! Actually, the problem all comes down to something called codecs .
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Panasonic 4K Consumer Camcorder Shoots Like a Pro
Panasonic announced this week the release of the HC-X1000 camcorder . The HC-X1000 is a consumer/prosumer camera loaded with pro features.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Look Out, Neil Young - Sony's Got a High-Res Music Player, Too
If you think the music on your smartphone sounds pretty good, a lot of people think you're wrong.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Find out more about your favourite artists with Song Buddy
Some music players are smart. Not only will they play your tracks, but they'll try to tell you more about them, perhaps downloading and displaying the lyrics .
Sun Aug 31, 2014
How to convert WMA files to MP3
Microsoft developed Windows Media Audio in an effort to undermine the MP3, Apple's AAC compression, and other codecs.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
LifePoint Hospitals to Participate in Robert W. Baird & Co. 2014 Health Care Conference
2014 Health Care Conference to be held September 3 - 4, 2014, in New York. The Company also announced that a live broadcast of the presentation will be available on Thursday, September 4, 2014, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Eastern time.