The Apple iPod: The Perfect Sports Companion?

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Although the main purpose of the iPod was originally to listen to music, there’s no reason why you can’t combine this with sports – or even use the iPod touch as a personal trainer! The iPod is the perfect partner for anyone who’s into running, going to the gym, cycling and more. Here’s a guide to the various features you’ll want to take advantage of.

iPod Sports Armbands

If you like to listen to your music while you’re running, then you’re going to want to get your hands on one of the many sports armbands available for the iPod and iPhone. Not only do the armbands help keep your iPod secure and out of the way while you’re exercising, they also help to protect it against damage, including moisture damage from your own sweat! Here’s a quick guide to the choices available to you:

iWatchz Watchband for iPod Nano: If you’ve got an iPod Nano then this is probably the most convenient of all the “armbands” you can get. In fact, the Nano is so small that it fits onto the face of this stylish watch design to be worn around the wrist. It still leaves full access to all controls.

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iPhone 4 Review: The Truth Behind The Hype

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As you can see from these specs, the iPhone 4 hasn’t completely changed things. As the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” However, some users will have expected more from this upgrade, including a higher quality camera. But the upgrades are still noticeable – especially the fantastic new screen resolution and sleek design. It’s worth the price if you’ve had your old iPhone for a while and want something new.

Pros And Cons Of The iPhone 4

There’s no getting around the fact that a phone like this is expensive. Even when you sign up to a long contract, you’re probably still going to have to pay. The iPhone 4 performs in much the same way as the iPod Touch, yet it costs far more – with added costs for calls on top of that.

Another complaint is the fact that the battery life still hasn’t improved over the last iPhone models. This is always a problem with smart phones that can be used for so many different applications.

On the plus side the iPhone is one of the hottest gadgets in the world today, thanks to its sleek design and the fact that it’s extremely easy to use (even for the non-tech savvy). It’s also made extremely well and feels good to hold.

Buying an iPhone also means you have access to the best app store in the world. Although there are some limits – Apple must approve all apps sold there – there’s an app for just about everything you can think of. Whether that means editing documents on the go, playing games or creating music, you can find free and paid apps that turn the iPhone 4 into a lot more than an ordinary cell phone!

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Verizon iPhone Fact Sheet

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The iPhone 4 will finally be available on Verizon; America’s largest wireless network. Verizon’s iPhone 4 will be released on Feb 10th ending years of speculation in this regard. Availability Verizon’s iPhone 4 was available for pre-sale from Thrusday Feb 3th. The entire inventory was sold the same evening. The phone will now be available on Verizon’s website from Feb 9th and in Apple and Verizon stores from Feb 10th. Pricing Verizon and AT&T have almost identical prices for their iPhones with both companies selling the 16GB iPhone 4 at $199 and the 32GB version at $299. → Read More

iPhone Average Price Increases $30; iOS Use Reaches 160 Million

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Apple Inc. COO Tim Cook has disclosed that over 160 million Apple iOS based devices have been sold up to December 2010. He was speaking at a conference call held to discuss Apple Inc.’s Q1 results. The Apple iOS operating system is used to power a number of Apple products including the iPhone, iPod touch, Pad and Apple TV. At the conference call, Cook credited the iOS for the tremendous popularity of all Apple mobile products and said that the competition – Google’s Android operating system was unable to replicate its success. “We think that our integrated approach is much better for the end user, because it takes out all of the complexity for the end user, instead of making the end user a systems integrator themselves, I don’t know about you, but I don’t know many people who want to be systems integrators,” Cook said. → Read More

Which Phone? Samsung Galaxy S, iPhone 4 or the HTC Evo 4G?

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While the iPhone is often regarded as the top competitor in the smartphone game, there are plenty of other (affordable) options to consider before you drop the cash for an iPhone 4. Apple often touts the iPhone as the most revolutionary and up to date phone on the market, but like all other Apple products, the reality is that much of the competition has the same, if not better, features as the iPhone in a much lower price ranges and sometimes with better network coverage. The top competitors that make their way up against the iPhone in terms of functionality for the same, if not lower, price are the Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC Evo 4G. Let’s take a look at what’s available on each of them compared to Apple’s iPhone 4. → Read More