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A new era...

It is truly a new era.

I have, at last, updated from Mac OS 10.3.9 and am successfully running Leopard, 10.5.6. This in turn has allowed me to get my beautiful, sweet little new iPod Touch running.

It's so different from my old heavy white iPod classic. Back then, there was no WiFi, nothing fancy, just music. I went out in the world with the earbuds, and it was just me and the 'Pod. Now it's the entire world in there too. It's...a bit distracting, but pretty! And my son loves the super-simple touch/shake games like Balloons and Dice and Scribble.

AND, I must point out, there is a free ebook reader for the iPod/iPhone! It's called Stanza--do a search and you'll find it. And it reads many many formats, and can download your Fictionwise bookshelf if you have an account there. A great sign for us ebook authors.

Anyway--Mac people who are similarly updated, you can share your favorite tricks and tips now if you like.




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Jan. 20th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
I just got an iPod for the first time (a classic, not the touch... I fear breaking things for too much for that style yet. One step at a time.) I'd never get anything done if I had all the options you describe. :)
Jan. 20th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
If my classic hadn't died, I'd probably have gone on using it happily. They're great even just for the audio content. I highly recommend getting into podcasts if you haven't already.

I figure once I get past the dazzle factor of all the new features, I'll go back to mainly listening to podcasts and music. It's kind of awkward surfing the web on it anyway... :)
Jan. 20th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Podcasts you say? Points at BBC 6 - Adam and Joe! And Radio 4's Weekly comedy - the satircal news quiz or the Now Show usually, both very good.
Jan. 20th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
An iPod touch is no use to me. It can't hold over 55GB of stuff. Flash memory? B!ah! Technology needs to move on faster. My 60GB classic keeps dying with a duff hard drive, it's over 3 years old, but if I upgrade it has to be to a 120, 80 just isn't enough!
Jan. 20th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
I got by on my 5GB classic so long, this one seems enormous.

And I'm enjoying listening to your Xmas mixes on them, so thank you!
Jan. 20th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
You would have got them both on CD, but I've been so disorganised as usual, I thought that uploading them was a better idea!
Jan. 21st, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Very modern and quick, really. Imagine how stoked we would've been in the late '90s to be able to send each other mix CD's that easily!
Jan. 20th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty happy with my iphone as well for the same reason. Suddenly the world is in my pocket, not just my music.

But my ipod classic still holds the throne for all out music selection. The 16gb iphone can't hold a candle to 160gb of music and movies. but for overall usefulness, the phone kicks butt.

*looks up Stanza*
Jan. 21st, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the lesser capacity of the iPhone, and the fact that I just don't care that much about phones, helped me lean toward the iPod Touch instead. Same fun games, at least. :)
Jan. 20th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
2 Across Lite gives you free crosswords - primarily a NYT classic once a week.
Jan. 21st, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh...excellent procrastination tool!
Jan. 21st, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Glad the upgrade went well!
Jan. 21st, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Kept your advice instructions on hand. Luckily nothing went wrong (so far). Whew. :)
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Jan. 21st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
It was meant to be a somewhat flippant reference to all that rhetoric. :)
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