iPod 2001 still going

I celebrated the tenth anniversary of the original iPod. The initial iPod was released on October 23, 2001. I’m pleased to note that mine is still going strong 14 years later. It’s funny now to look back and remember that I was absolutely sure I’d never be able to fill up five gigs with just…

Harry Potter and the iBooks Author

My co-writer Michael Cohen has an interesting piece over at TidBITS on the just published “Enhanced” edition of Rowling’s Harry Potter series. They were made with the current version of iBooks Author, and are therefor exclusively available at the iBooks store. Apple’s iBooks Author app is still free; this is the first commercial example I…

First generation Apple iPod

Tenth Anniversary of the Original iPod

My original 5 gig iPod, purchased in November of 2001, still boots, still charges, and still works. October 23 was the anniversary of the initial announcement regarding the then new iPod, and while mine still works pretty much as well as it did in 2001 (the battery is not what it was), I subsequently became…

Apple’s iPad Announcements

One of the slides Steve Jobs showed has this on it: iPad: Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price. Starting at $499. I think that’s absolutely true. I’ve been lusting for the iPad for years. I’ve tried to be funny about it, and patient, but this is exactly…

Using iTunes with Vista

Apple has posted a support note advising users moving to Vista who use iTunes about the best procedure to follow with respect to iTunes. There are currently some issues with the Authorization function for playing purchased iTunes content.