JBL On Air Wireless is the eye-catching speaker dock for your iPhone and iPod that enables you to clearly stream your iTunes tracks and the Internet radio via Wi-Fi.
The sound is streamed to a clear quality due to the design of the speakers and to the proprietary DSP technologies. JBL On Air features a 360-degree HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization) design that produces a pure sound field of high quality and depth. Moreover, the design not only that is purposeful, but it is also uncommon and attractive; it integrates a bright color LCD screen that displays album covers and tracks metadata.
The advanced DSP technologies takes care that you enjoy the high quality sound. The Computer-optimized equalization (COE) combines with the Optimized compression topology (OCT) to adjust the spread of the sound to a rich and wide soundstage.
It may sound complicated but in fact the JBL On Air Wireless speakers are easy to use and the setup is almost absent, you’ll just have to dock your iPhone or iPod to JBL’s docking connector. And as an extra feature, your device will charge while connected.
A small but powerful IR remote controls all the functions of the speakers, even if you are 15 feet (4.5m) away. You can also connect your MP3 or your CD player to JBL On Air and play music also from flash storage devices.
If you want your favorite tracks to be streamed through the purest sound then you can purchase your JBL On Air Wireless speakers from the Apple Store and from iStyle Premium Apple Reseller Store for South-Eastern Europe.
For those moments when you wish you were right next to the stage at your favorite pop concert, Philips Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay Speakers comes in handy and provides an outstanding quality of the sound; so if you were to close your eyes, there would be no difference between a live concert and one right on the sofa.
The device is worth being mentioned especially for the free-standing AirPlay speakers with a floating tweeter, that practically distributes sound all around the chamber with such an amaizing clarity. Wit the AirPlay feature, one does not need anymore to dock the device but merely place it anywhere in the room because it plays wirelessly from the iTunes app. So one may move from one place or another and still experience an outstanding quality of the sound.
The unusual design and the shape of the enclosure mix in a perfect way as to let behind any trace of distortion and provide genuine sounds. The accessory is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac. For $799.95, one can take possession of Philips Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay Speakers right from Apple Store.
Highlights and features:
- Fidelio SoundSphere free-floating tweeter technology for wider sound-stage and incredibly life-like sound
- Real wood cabinets handcrafted to optimize their acoustic properties and deliver natural, life-like audio
- Positioning the tweeter outside of the speaker cabinet enhances stereo imaging and expands the listening “sweet spot”
- Advanced audio crossover circuits and handcrafted wood cabinets to more accurately reproduce voices and instruments
- Precisely tuned rear bass ports provide deep, tight bass reproduction
- AirPlay technology lets you stream music from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or directly from iTunes on your computer on your existing wi-fi network
- 100W RMS total output power
- AUX-in jack for easy connection to almost any electronic device
- Compatible with the free Philips Fidelio app that provides lots of useful additional features
- Includes charging cradle and wireless remote
iMore recently spread the news about Apple’s attempt to ditch the dock connector that is implemented on iPods, iPhones and iPads. Apple’s main reason is to have more space inside the iPhone 5 and this way make room for other necessary components.
Apple is famous for innovations, of switching things with the purpose of making everything more practical. Going from the average mini SIM card to the micro SIM card for the iPad is a living proof. The antenna was also removed from the core package and placed on the edge on the latest version of the iPhone. So Apple succeeded in providing 10 hours of battery life, Retina Dispay, HSPA radio and of course worth being mentioned, 802.11n Wi-Fi. Placing the antenna on the outside and changing to another SIM made room for power hungry components.
Just as in the previous case, a “micro dock” would save a lot of space for other components like 4G radios and bigger batteries.
iTunes store provides ringtones of Steve Job’s favorite band, namely the Beatles. Released worldwide, fans can delight their senses with 27 ringtone, coming with hits like “Yesterday” or “All you need is love”.
Steve Jobs in person admitted that he was a total fan and that he found inspiration in the songs:
“My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other’s negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are never done by one person; they are done by a team of people.”
His love for music was the basis for the foundation of the iPod managing to have a big impact in the music industry. This contribution provided Steve Jobs a Grammy Trustees Award, on February 11, 2012.
1. “Love Me Do”2. “From Me To You”
3. “She Loves You”
4. “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
5. “Can’t Buy Me Love”
6. “A Hard Day’s Night”
7. “I Feel Fine”
8. “Eight Days a Week”
9. “Ticket to Ride”
12. “Day Tripper”
13. “We Can Work It Out”
14. “Paperback Writer”
15. “Yellow Submarine”
16. “Eleanor Rigby”
17. “Penny Lane”
18. “All You Need Is Love”
19. “Hello, Goodbye”
20. “Lady Madonna”
21. “Hey Jude”
22. “Get Back”
23. “The Ballad of John and Yoko”
25. “Come Together”
26. “Let It Be”
27. “The Long and Winding Road”
This device comes in handy when you already have an iPod Touch but would want to buy an iPhone. You might want to check also this possibility of getting iPhone additional capabilities directly on your iPod Touch. The device which makes this real is Apple Peel 520.
Citing the Peel 520 website, “the Yosion Apple Peel 520 is a new wireless device that adds mobile voice and text messaging capabilities to the iPod Touch.”
It is practically a case for the iPod Touch with attachments such as a SIM slot, external battery, and dock connector, which allow your iPod to act as an iPhone. To use the device, you have to install a software program on your iPod Touch in order to get the calling capabilities and recognize the new hardware.
You can watch this video to understand better how to install and use the device:
It is compatible with iPod Touch 4G and is guaranteed to work globally with all GSM cellular carriers. AT&T and T-mobile fully support the device and already have arranged monthly pay, or pay-as-you-go plans.
Beside the GSM functionality, you should watch other available features:
- GPRS Access: Access the internet in any country via the GPRS standard. This is perfect for those who need to be connected anytime, anywhere, whether at home, in the café or even in the library!
- Custom Ringtones: Customize SMS and Call ringtones with your favorite songs, sounds and melodies! If you’re like us, then you’d love to personalize your iPod /iPhone so that everyone will notice.
- Powerful Phone App: Yosion has developed an amazing phone application. Everything is almost like an original iPhone: caller ID, call history, address book and vibration mode – you won’t notice the difference!
- FM Radio and Integrated Bluetooth: You can listen to almost ANY local radio station in your area while you’re jogging, having a walk or literally doing anything. Also, Bluetooth is integrated into the device with the possibility of using your own hands-free headset!
In 2006 hundreds of people gathered at Apple’s Cupertino HQ to see Steve Jobs announcing the new 5GB iPod model. In five years since the presentation of the spectacular music player the sales of the new Apple device exceeded 67 million, bringing success and popularity to the company.
For many of the consumers the iPod was their first Apple product who further developed into them the care and sympathy for another line of Apple devices; iPod users started to buy also their first Macintosh. This fact became known as the “iPod Halo Effect.”
Time goes by and times have changed and it seems that the iPod history repeats itself, but this time for the recently released Apple device, the iPhone 4S. Nowadays, Apple’s main source of revenue is the iPhone; what is interestingly though is how this smartphone improved Apple’s business and brought a new boom to the company and how it happen that it trod in the steps of the iPod.
Tim Cook explained at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference how the phenomenon happened to repeat once again:
“The iPhone began to introduce Apple to literally hundreds of millions of people,” “Some that bought it, some that didn’t, others that desired it. But it introduced our brand to people who had never met Apple before.”
Though the iPhone selling didn’t work out in Eastern Europe, Africa, China, other parts of Asia and Latin America as well as in the U.S., altogether it was more able than the iPod to improve the selling. And the result is obvious: Apple is opening more and more stores all over the world, even in Brazil and Russia, and mostly in China, which is now the company’s second-largest market. No wonder the next version of OS X, Mountain Lion, has support for popular Chinese internet services.
Siri is not the only personal virtual assistant that chuckles over success. The iOS platform has been dealing with other applications such as Vokul and Evi.Now, Speaktoit, Andorid’s personal assistant is also available for Apple’s operating system.
Last updated in February 2012, the application comes with improvements in voice recognition and in calling performance.Speaktoit is available for both iPhone and iPod and allows the user to choose whether the voice should be male or female.The display could switch from a blonde to a brunette pretty face to a good-looking agent or a sage professor.
The application provides the possibility of connecting to social networks like Facebook or Twitter for always keeping in touch with buddies, look for places on maps, send emails, get latest data about weather report, search for news, read out loud agenda and so on and so forth.Anyone can get Speaktoit straight from App Store for only 1, 59 €.
Behind the Apple gadgets stands the hard work of many people. I wonder how many customers think about it when they buy a new iPhone or when they use one; how many think about how the pieces took the initial configuration when they are marveled at their device’s technology.
At the end of the last year the iPhone and iPod Engineering VP, David Tupman drops out the Apple Company after five years of collaboration. The iPhone is Apple’s main source of revenue and its selling brought to the company its most successful holiday quarter. In fact, we could put forth that Tupman and its skilled team brought to Apple the successful quarter.
The reason that drew Tupman to end the collaboration and its further plans are unknown. Apple did not yet named a new VP but it is searching inside the enterprise for a man capable of taking its place. Tupman developed fundamental technical patents for Apple devices and he took considerable trouble to successfully release to date new versions of both the iPod and the iPhone. Let’s hope it will not take long until Apple will find the man to take the Engineering VP position and that the iPhone 5 will reach customers’ expectations.
Source: 9to5 Mac
The rumor about an iPod nano with a camera first appeared in April 2011 but most of us took it as a joke due to the fact that it was near April Fools’ Day. Later in May new rumors appeared on Apple.pro revealing a new version with a 1.3 megapixel camera module but Apple decided to provide no changes to the current iPod nano hardware design.
Now, producers are still considering of annexing a camera to the new version of nano that will still conserve its clip-on form.
On previous versions, the classic iPod nano came with a low-resolution video camera so the idea is not quite new on the market but we’re waiting for a camera on the latest touch technology.
You might say that a charger is not an accessory but a necessary part of a device. Dexim changes this idea and turns the charger into a cool and useful accessory for your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Dexim Visible Green Charger’s cable glows when plugged to an electric source or when syncing. The glowing depends on the electrical current that flows through the cable. Once the charger is plugged, the flow expresses itself through a blue and shiny moving color. It would have been cooler if multiple colors were available.
Visible Green Charger is not just a charger. Depending on the battery capacity of your Apple device, the lights can dynamically run, can happily dance, or can just take a walk from the current source all the way through the device. When the lights are fully animated it means that the battery needs more charging and on the contrary, when they are moving slow it indicates that the battery is almost full. Visible Green Charger expresses itself by motion lights.
Some of you might find this charger annoying by night and if you are too sleepy to look at it and imagine that you are starring at northern lights or something else that your imagination coins, then you’ll just have to avoid using it.