XPlay



XPlay is a drag and drop application created by Mediafour. This third party program allows for easier access of digital music on an iPod and is not supported by Apple. It is notable for allowing Windows computers to use Mac formatted iPods. A preview version was released in December 2001, with the first official release on June 24, 2002. As of May 2008, the current version is XPlay 3; the cost is $29.95.

This version integrates an iPod with the Windows operating system, allowing for the iPod to be managed using Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, iTunes, or XPlay. It also (more…)

Winamp

Winamp is a media player for Windows, macOS and Android, originally developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL in 1999 for $80 million. It was then acquired by Radionomy in 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins, and features music visualization, playlist and a media library, supported by a large online community. Version 1 of Winamp was released in 1997, and grew quickly popular with over 3 million downloads, paralleling the developing trend of MP3 (music) file sharing. Winamp 2.0 was (more…)

Typeeto

Typeeto is a software tool that enables using a Macintosh Bluetooth compatible keyboard with iOS and Android devices, Apple TV and game consoles.

Typeeto’s has been compatibility-tested for Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Windows PCs, the iPad, the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and MacBooks. Typeeto can connect a keyboard to several devices at a time; switching between them requires either a mouse click or pressing a hotkey. Typeeto was featured on Product Hunt and got more than 200 upvotes.

Trove (app)

Trove was a social news aggregation website and a mobile app, with apps available on iOS, Android and Fire Phone. Trove is also the name of the company behind the application. Trove was closed in December 2015.

Trove was a free platform for discovering and sharing social news where users connected with others through shared interests. Users can organize news feeds tailored to their interests, called troves. Users then choose the best stories to share with their followers on Trove and other social media sites. Users could follow a trove to see these choices on their homepage. Smartpick In January 2015, Trove (more…)

Style Jukebox

Jukebox Style was a high-resolution audio and video cloud streaming and storage player for Windows, iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms. A web reader is also available for Mac, Windows and Linux. Style Jukebox allows users to download their personal music collection from their computer to Jukebox Style servers and listen to them from another compatible device (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Windows Phone) by streaming or downloading songs for playback offline. Basic accounts have 10 GB of storage. Pro accounts can have up to 2 TB of music. As of July 2016, Style Jukebox had more than 250,000 registered users. (more…)

Songbird (software)

Songbird uses Mozilla XULRunner and GStreamer media framework cross-platform frameworks. Songbird currently runs on Windows and macOS. In 2012, an Android version and an iOS version were released. Songbird at one point also supported Solaris and Linux, but this support was dropped. As a result, users forked Songbird and created a Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible derivative as Nightingale. Songbird announced on June 14, 2013 that it will stop all operations and close its doors on June 28. The company was unable to fund other activities and, as a result, all related operations and services were discontinued.

Users can add features and (more…)

Senuti

Senuti (iTunes spelled back) is a Mac OS X computer application written by Whitney Young. It was released on April 19, 2006 for copying songs from an iPod to a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.5 or later. According to FadingRed, the company that sells and distributes Senuti, it has been downloaded more than 2 million times.

Senuti is an application for transferring files, such as songs and videos, from an iPod or iPhone to a Macintosh computer. It is an exclusive application of Mac OS X; no version of Senuti has been released for Microsoft Windows. It can be downloaded (more…)

Rockbox

Rockbox is a free and open-source software replacement for the OEM firmware in various forms of digital audio players (DAPs) with an original kernel. It offers an alternative to the player’s operating system, in many cases without removing the original firmware, which provides a plug-in architecture for adding various enhancements and functions. Enhancements include personal digital assistant (PDA) functions, applications, utilities, and games. Rockbox can also retrofit video playback functions on players first released in mid-2000. Rockbox includes a voice-driven user-interface suitable for operation by visually impaired users. Rockbox runs on a wide variety of devices with very different hardware abilities: (more…)

PortalPlayer

PortalPlayer, founded in 1999, was a fabless semiconductor company that supplied system-on-a-chip semiconductors, firmware and software for personal media players. The company handled semiconductor design and firmware development, while subcontracting the actual semiconductor manufacturing to merchant foundries. It gained recognition as the company with which Apple contracted for development of the original iPod. The company went public with an IPO in November 2004 and traded on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol PLAY. Sales to Apple grew to 90% of the company’s gross revenue, which ultimately hurt the company when Apple switched media processor chip vendors in its iPod lines. On January (more…)

Pixo

Pixo was a company that developed an infrastructure for portable devices. It was founded in 1994 when Paul Mercer, a software developer at Apple, left to form his own company. The company has developed a C ++ software toolkit for use on cell phones and other hand-held devices. They were acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003.

In 2001, Pixo was reengaged by Apple to adapt its system software to the iPod. The use of the Pixo OS in the iPod has never been officially announced, although the iPod’s “first generation” iPod includes a Pixo mention, and a Connectix biography of their vice (more…)

Nightingale (software)

Nightingale is a free audio player and web browser, based on the source code of the Songbird media player. As such, Nightingale’s engine is based on the Mozilla XULRunner with libraries such as the GStreamer and libtag multimedia framework providing support for markup and multimedia playback, among others. As the official Linux support was dropped by Songbird in April 2010, members of the Songbird community using Linux diverged and created the project. Unlike Songbird, which is primarily licensed under GPLv2 but includes artwork that is not freely distributable, Nightingale is free software, licensed under GPLv2, with portions under MPL and BSD (more…)

News360

News360 is a custom news aggregator app for smartphones, tablets and the web. It tries to learn the interests of a user by analyzing its behavior and activity on social media and using semantic analysis and natural language processing to create a graph of interest and build a single stream of relevant content for each user. The app has an audience of over 4 million users and is located in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Moscow, Russia. Initially launched for the iPhone in late 2010, News360 is now available for all major mobile platforms, with versions (more…)

My Brute

My Brute is a combat simulation video game with role-playing elements, released in March 2009. Although it is an English game, it was developed by Motion-Twin, a games provider. online french. My Brute was born as a Flash game based on a free browser. It was later ported to the iPhone and iPod Touch, with enhanced graphics and additional features, by the video game developer Bulkypix.

The player starts by creating an avatar called Brute. Players can create as many Brutes as they want. The Brutes of new users are, by default, public and can be used by anyone to fight. However, (more…)

MusicBee

MusicBee is a free media player for reading and organizing audio files on Microsoft Windows, built using the audio library BASS (audio library).

Characteristics

  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, M4A, MPC, OGG, FLAC, APE, Opus, TAK (ru), WavPack, WMA, WAV, MIDI, MOD, UMX, XM.
    CDDA support: CD-Text playback and extraction of audio CDs. Tracks can be extracted (in fast or secure mode), as individual files or as a single album with an integrated cuesheet.
  • Synchronization: ability to synchronize local library content with external devices (including iOS 3.0 and earlier) and import libraries from iTunes and Windows Media Player.
  • File Converter: Single / batch file (more…)

MediaMonkey

MediaMonkey for Windows (sometimes referred to as MMW) is a digital media player and media library application developed by Ventis Media Inc. for organizing and playing audio on Microsoft Windows operating systems. By using plugins, it can be expanded to manage video formats and other media. MediaMonkey uses the freemium license model; the basic program is available as freeware, but a Gold Premium license unlocks additional features such as the ability to have multiple media collections, the ability to automatically organize files, and others. Both editions can be significantly enriched with skins, third-party plugins, and user-generated extension scripts. It uses SQLite (more…)

Mactracker

Mactracker is a freeware application containing a complete database of all hardware models and Apple software versions, created and actively developed by Ian Page. The database includes (by no means exhaustive) the Lisa (under his name later Macintosh XL), Classic Macintosh (1984-1996), printers, scanners, digital cameras QuickTake, iSight, iPod, iPhone, iPad, AirPort , as well as all versions of Classic Mac OS, macOS and iOS. For each desktop and laptop model, audio clips from the corresponding chime or death chime are also included. The sources of the story and text used in Mactracker are attributed to Lukas Foljanty, Glen. D Sanford, (more…)

iSync

iSync is a software program originally released by Apple Inc. on January 2, 2003. Apple has licensed the core fusionOne technology. It only ran on Mac OS X and was used to synchronize contact and calendar data from the address book and iCal with many mobile phones that are not compatible with Apple SyncML over a Bluetooth or USB connection. Support for many devices (pre-October 2007) was built-in, with new devices supported through third-party manufacturer and iSync plug-ins. Support for Palm OS organizers and compatible smartphones was removed with the release of iSync 3.1 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. (more…)

iRip

iRip (formerly named iPodRip, renamed because of the iPod brand) is a commercial iPod recovery tool for Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista. It has an iTunes style interface, iPod multimedia transfer and integration with iTunes. It was originally released in August 2003 and has since more than 5 million downloads. iRip supports all iPods (including iPod touch) and all iPhones. It was developed for the Hack Show during MacHack 2003. However, the developer never demonstrated that he thought the hack was “too simple” compared to Unstoppable Progress and Interface UnBuilder, both of which impressed the audience.

In November 2009, (more…)

gtkpod

gtkpod provides a graphical user interface that enables users of Linux and other Unix operating systems to transfer audio files onto their iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Photo, or iPod Mini music players. Although it does not support some of the more advanced features of iTunes, gtkpod still performs the role of an iPod manager for Linux. Album art and videos are now supported, and preliminary support for jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touches is available. Most digital audio players permit the user to browse and access their content via an interface closely related to the underlying file system. iPods, (more…)

Exaile

Exaile is a free, multiplatform audio player, tag editor, and library organizer. It was originally designed to be similar in style and functions to KDE’s Amarok 1.4, but uses the GTK + widget toolbox rather than Qt. It is written in Python and uses the GStreamer media framework. Exaile incorporates many features of Amarok (and other multimedia players) such as automatic folder retrieval, large library management, lyrics retrieval, Last.fm support, advanced tag editing, and video capture. Optional iPod and MSC charging. Compared to typical music players, Exaile is able to handle large music libraries without the need to massively import all (more…)

ephPod

ephPod (pronounced eef-Pod) was a freeware program for Microsoft Windows that managed the interaction between Apple Computer’s iPod digital audio player and the computer. It is no longer actively developed. The EphPod Web site does not recommend EphPod software for iPhone, iPod and iPad models released after 2006.

The download page is kept up-to-date and has iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone tools to transfer iPhone music to iTunes and to copy music from PC to iPhone, even for the latest iTunes and iOS versions.

JRiver Media Center

JRiver Media Center is a multimedia application that allows the user to read and organize different types of media on a computer running Windows, Mac OS X or Linux. JRiver Media Center is a jukebox-type media player, like iTunes, that typically uses most of the screen to display a potentially very large file library. Regular versions (usually beta) are published on the Media Center Interact forum implementing the requested features and correcting reported bugs. The forum has an active user community, with over 25,000 users in 2011. Also available for JRiver Media Center are an Audioscrobbler plugin, and G-Force, a popular (more…)

iTunes Ping

iTunes Ping, or simply Ping, was a software-based, music-oriented social networking and recommender system service developed and operated by Apple Inc. It was announced and launched on September 1, 2010, as part of the tenth major release of iTunes. The service launched with 1 million members in 23 countries. The service allowed users to follow artists and see short, timely postings by both friends and artists. Ping was also accessible via iTunes for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple officially closed the service on September 30, 2012, and replaced it with Facebook and Twitter integration in iTunes.

After Ping’s official announcement on (more…)

iPodLinux

iPodLinux is a µClinux-based Linux distribution designed specifically to run on Apple Inc.’s iPod. When the iPodLinux kernel is booted it takes the place of Apple’s iPod operating system and automatically loads Podzilla, an alternative GUI and launcher for a number of additional included programs such as a video player, an image viewer, a command line shell, games, emulators for video game consoles, programming demos, and other experimental or occasionally unfinished software. As of 2009, the project has been inactive and its website is no longer maintained. Further development of free and open source software for iPods have continued with the (more…)

iTunes

iTunes is a multimedia player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001. It is used to read, download and organize digital media files, including music and video, on personal computers running macOS and Windows operating systems. The content must be purchased through the iTunes Store, while iTunes is the software that allows users to manage their purchases. The original and primary goal of iTunes is music, with a library offering the organization, collection and storage of users’ music collections. It can be used to extract songs from (more…)

Vertigo (U2 song)

“Vertigo” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the opening track on their eleventh studio album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004). The song was released to radio as the album’s lead single on 24 September 2004, and upon release, it received extensive airplay. It was an international hit, bolstered by its usage in a television advertisement featuring the band for Apple’s iPod digital music player. The song lent its name to the band’s 2005–2006 Vertigo Tour. The song peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number one on the (more…)

iPod Touch (5th generation)

Like the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod Touch is a slimmer, lighter model that introduces a higher-resolution, 4-inch screen to the series with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Other improvements include support for recording 1080p video and panoramic still photos via the rear camera, an LED flash, Apple’s A5 chip (the same chip used in the iPad Mini (1st generation), iPad 2, and iPhone 4S) and support for Apple’s Siri. Additionally, unlike its predecessors, the iPod Touch was made available in space grey, silver, pink, gold, blue, and Product Red. The device was initially only sold in 32 GB and 64 GB (more…)

iPod Touch

IPod Touch models are sold based on storage space and color, with all models of the same generation typically offering identical features, processors, and performance, in addition to available operating system upgrades . an exception was the fifth generation, as the low-end model (16 GB) was initially sold without a rear camera. The current iPod touch is the sixth generation model, released on July 15, 2015. Since September 2017, the iPod Touch is currently the only product in the Apple iPod line of products, after the abandonment of the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle on July 27th. , 2017. Following (more…)

iPod Shuffle

The iPod Shuffle (stylized and marketed as iPod shuffle) is a digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was the smallest model in Apple’s iPod family, and was the first iPod to use flash memory. The first model was announced at the Macworld Conference & Expo on January 11, 2005; the fourth- and final-generation models were introduced on September 1, 2010. The iPod Shuffle was discontinued by Apple on July 27, 2017.

Released on January 11, 2005 during the Macworld expo, the first-generation iPod Shuffle weighed, and was designed to be easily loaded with a selection of songs and (more…)

The Perfect Thing

The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Trade, Culture, and Coolness is a book written by Steven Levy, an American journalist. It covers the growth of the idea of ​​Apple’s own iPod, from its origins before its introduction in 2001 to its development to the iPod Nano and the fifth generation iPod video.

In an author’s note, Levy writes,

The book includes quotes, interviews and anecdotes with individuals such as Apple’s co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs; Microsoft President Bill Gates; cultural anthropologist at the University of Utrecht and noted “Professor of Cool”, Dr. Carl Rohde; founder of MP3.com, Michael Robertson; and many more.

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Neistat Brothers

The Neistat brothers, Casey Neistat (born March 25, 1981 in New London, Connecticut) and Van Neistat (born Van Paul Moody, March 27, 1975 in Augusta), are filmmakers based in New York. Their eponymous TV show, The Neistat Brothers, debuted on HBO in 2010. The pair has created more than two hundred movies, including “iPod’s Dirty Secret,” which focuses on Apple’s policy on replacing iPod batteries, and Bike Thief, chronic the ease with which they steal their own bike. Their films have been featured in film festivals, art museums and various institutions around the world.

In July 2008, HBO bought a television series (more…)

iPod Nano

The iPod Nano (stylized and marketed as iPod nano) is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first generation model was introduced on September 7, 2005, replacing the iPod Mini, using flash memory for storage. The iPod Nano has gone through several different models, or generations, since its introduction. Apple has discontinued the iPod Nano on July 27, 2017.

Development work on the design of the iPod Nano began only nine months before its launch date. The Nano was launched in two colors (black and white) with two sizes available: 2GB (about 500 songs) and 4GB (1000 songs). (more…)

iPod Mini

The iPod Mini (stylized and marketed as the iPod mini) is a digital audio player that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. While sold, it was the mid-range model in the iPod line of products Apple. It was announced on January 6, 2004 and published on February 20 of the same year. A second-generation version was announced on February 23, 2005 and released immediately. While in production, it was one of the most popular electronic products on the market, with consumers often unable to find a retailer with the product in stock. The iPod Mini was abandoned on September 7, (more…)

iPod+HP

The Apple iPod + HP is an Apple iPod 4G with an HP logo on the back, distributed by HP. On January 8, 2004, Carly Fiorina announced the Apple iPod + HP agreement at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Apple iPod + HP originally had to be “HP Blue”. Initially, HP only offered the 4th generation iPods of 20 and 40 GB. Later, HP added the iPod mini, the iPod photo and the iPod shuffle to the lineup. As these were officially HP products rather than Apple products, Apple Store Genius tablets were not allowed to repair Apple iPod + HP (more…)

iPod Touch (6th generation)

The sixth-generation iPod touch includes iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. The iOS user interface is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. The interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. The interaction with the operating system includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions in the context of the iOS operating system and its Multi-Touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to the agitation of the device (a common result is the undo command) or to rotate it vertically (a common result is switching (more…)

Dock connector

A Dock connector is a connector used to attach a mobile electronic device simultaneously to multiple external resources. The Dock connector will typically carry a variety of signals and power, through a single connector, to simplify the docking process of the mobile device. A dock connector may be integrated into a mechanical device used to support or align the mobile device or may be at the end of a cable. The dock connector was originally associated with laptops, but other mobile devices use the concept.

Anchor connectors for laptops are typically integrated into a mechanical device that supports and aligns the laptop (more…)

DADVSI

DADVSI (usually called dadsi) is the abbreviation of the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act in the Information Society. . This is a bill reforming French copyright law, mainly to implement the European Copyright Directive 2001 (known as the EUCD), which implements a 1996 WIPO treaty. The law, although initially dismissed as highly technical and of no interest to the average person, provoked considerable controversy when it was considered by the French Parliament between December 2005 and June 30, 2006, when it was finally voted by both rooms. The bulk of the bill focused on the exchange of copyright-protected works on peer-to-peer (more…)

iPod click wheel

The click wheel of the iPod is the navigation component of several iPod models. It uses a combination of touch technology and traditional buttons, involving capacitive sensing technology, which detects the ability of the user’s fingers. The wheel allows a user to find music, videos, photos and play games on the device. The wheel is flush with the face of the iPod and is under the screen. The design was first released with the iPod Mini, and was last used with the iPod Classic.

The click wheel detects user input via its touch ring. Due to four mechanical buttons below, the ring (more…)

iPod Classic

The iPod Classic (styled and marketed as iPod classic and formerly iPod) was a portable media player created and previously marketed by Apple Inc. There were seven generations of iPod Classic, as well as a spin-off (the iPod Photo ) which was then reinstated in the main line of the iPod. All generations used a hard drive for storage. The “classic” suffix was formally introduced with the deployment of the sixth-generation iPod on September 5, 2007. Prior to that, all iPod Classic models were simply called iPods. It was available in silver or black replacing the “white signature iPod”. On September (more…)

Apple Lossless

Apple Lossless, also known as the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), or Apple Lossless Encoder (ALE), is an audio coding format, and its implementation of audio codec reference, developed by Apple Inc. for data lossless compression of data. digital music. After initially retaining ownership since its inception in 2004, Apple made the codec available at the end of 2011 and royalty-free. Traditionally, Apple has called the Apple Lossless codec, although more recently it has started using the abbreviated term ALAC with reference to the codec.

Apple Lossless supports up to 8 16, 20, 24 and 32 bit audio channels with a maximum (more…)

iPod advertising

Apple has used a variety of advertising campaigns to promote its iPod portable digital media player. Campaigns include television commercials, print ads, posters in public places and advertising campaigns. These advertising techniques are unified by a distinctive and consistent style that differs from other Apple ads.

The very first advertisement for the first iPod (only compatible with Macs) featured a man in his room who was heading to his digital music collection on his Apple iBook. He drags his music on his iPod, closes his laptop and plugs in the headphones. He hits the game and the music increases its volume. He (more…)

iPod

The iPod is a line of portable media players and multifunction handhelds designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first version was released on October 23, 2001, just months after the release of the Macintosh version of iTunes. As of July 27, 2017, only the iPod Touch remains in production. Like other digital music players, iPods can serve as external data storage devices. Apple’s iTunes software (and other software) can be used to transfer music, photos, videos, games, contact information, e-mail settings, web bookmarks, and calendars. and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Prior to the release of iOS 5, the iPod brand (more…)