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Video: See The iPod touch-Controlled Pontiac Here

Nice, thanks to Make.

Opinion: The iPad Age of iAquarius

Entire industries are in a state of agitation as Apple prepares to ship its (perhaps) delayed iPad, with Apple imposing draconian secrecy demands on partners, Amazon leaning on publishers for lower eBook prices and TV and broadcasting networks attempting to find a sustainable business model for the wired generation.

In other words, that third wave of creative destruction and the reinvention not just of the media but of the wider culture it represents is beginning to break. This is only the start.

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Best Tip Ever: Rice Saves A Wet iPhone

This is a fantastic tip for anybody who has ever dropped their iPhone (or conceivably any other electrical gadget) into some liquid – pop it into a bag of rice to dry it out.

Blogger Erin Thompson reports her random encounter with an ATT person on Seattle Weekly music site Reverb:

“Last night I dropped my phone in the toilet, and it wouldn’t even turn on afterwards,” she writes. “I was at Video Isle whining about how I was going to have to buy a completely new iPhone, and there was a man there who just happened to work for AT&T.

“I asked him if I should try to blow-dry my phone, and he said: ‘Turn it off completely, put it in a bag of rice, and leave it there for a couple hours. The rice will absorb the moisture’. Continue reading

Opinion: iTunes LP – succeed or fail? And how it can succeed

Two conflicting iTunes reports this morning take a look at the fortunes – or, arguable, lack of them, of Apple’s iTunes Plus format (soon to be upgraded, at least according to one industry exec).

Report one is the usual fire and brimstone and doom and gloom affair, in which Salon takes a look at the first six months of the format’s existence, and observing it has thus far failed to fully grab consumer or industry support.

“Like an enhanced CD or a DVD packaged with a physical album, iTunes LP’s bonus materials may interest super-fans, but they aren’t generating much buzz among mainstream consumers, and don’t appear to be stimulating LP sales at all. “It’s something most people will look at once,” is how one person put it.”

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Video: The anatomy of Apple design

Anatomy of Apple Design from Transparent House on Vimeo.

“Transparent House used its visualization capabilities to create a tribute to a company they greatly admire on the occasion of the iPad release. The idea was to show a glimpse into the history of this product giant by modeling some of the innovative products they’ve developed in their 3+ decade history.”

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Apple breaks 10 billion iTunes song downloads

The 10 billionth iTunes track has been downloaded following a two-week countdown. Just last month, Apple’s app store surpassed three billion downloads. (OK, we had expected Apple to cross the 10 billion target at the end of 2009, we’re a few weeks off, sorry about that).
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NYT digital chief says Apple iPad is ‘exciting’, ‘scary’, ‘revolutionary’

Apple’s iPad is ‘exciting and scary’ a senior New York Times executive working on that newspaper’s digital strategy told an Australian digital media conference this weekend.

Marc Frons is the NYT’s chief technology officer, and he calls Apple’s new iPad a “revolutionary” and “exciting” proposition for publishers. He says the system will combine the best of print and digital in one “thing”, promising “’exquisite typography” and ”dynamic page layout”, according to Stuff.co.nz.

He was speaking at Fairfax Digital’s Media 2010 conference in Sydney. ”It’s both very exciting and scary for us,” he said, confirming the move to create content for the device is deeply linked by his newspaper’s decision to put up a pay wall around its online content in 2011.

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AAPL histories: An essential selection

Apple is at once the world’s most secretive company while also being the one which generates more column inches than any other firm on the planet. Millions of people worldwide are fascinated by what happens in Cupertino, even if they don’t use the disruptive products invented there.

What follows are six of the most essential titles any Apple watcher should read and own if they really want to build up their understanding of the company.

We’ve been watching Apple at work and play for a long, long time. We consider these to be the key titles to help boost understanding of the history and philosophy of the company.

We know that Mac website editors across the planet have a few books forever in the shelf behind their desk, and we figured it would be of some interest if told you which books they are.

So, whether it’s to satisfy your own curiousity, or for a Christmas or birthday present for an Apple fan, we think you really can’t go wrong with any one or all of these titles. Read on…

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No Zune HD for Europe, as Apple cleans house

steven-smith-zune-tatto2While Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer seems to hate the iPhone, his plan of attack on Apple’s music empire seems somewhat limited – the company has no plans to launch its not especially popular Zune HD in Europe.

According to Microsoft France’s head of E&D division, François Ruault, The Zune HD isn’t planned for sale in France (Europe), as reported by PC World.

This follows rumours the company planned to release the product in Europe in time for Christmas. (A passionate Zune fan is pictured right)

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