Archive for: ipod

Review: Speakal iKurv - Curvy Sounds For Your Ear Drums

  • October 4, 2011 3:05 am

We here at Gadgetsteria love things make produce music. Whether it is a device that plays it or the little ear buds that carries the sound. We have a wide love of musical likes and finding the right device that will give us the sound we want to hear is sometimes hard to come by. Stereos are a dime a dozen. iDevice docks are as well, with so many brands around, it’s really hard to find something that produces superb sound quality, yet is pleasing to the eyes. I mean, who wants their magical iDevice attached to some ugly box in the middle of their living room?

That sweet curved delight you see above was sent in for review, and we gave it the rigorous set of tests to see if it will withstand the hard beats flowing from our iPhones and iPods! Hop on in to see how it stood up!

Infographic: “History Of The iPod”

  • September 29, 2011 1:28 pm

Love tech history? What about infographics? Perfect. “Most Wanted”/ whipped up a fancy infographic that shows the last (almost) 10 years of Apple’s iPod. From the first-gen plastic device to the current aluminum and glass iPod Touch, a lot has been accomplished. And while the official 10th anniversary isn’t until the end of October, we’re not going to nitpick.

Catch the full ‘graph after the break…

Correction: Apple NOT Holding iPod/iPhone 5 Announcement On September 7th.

  • August 12, 2011 8:25 pm

He said/she said…and then they said. An earlier report claiming Apple would be announcing new iPods and the iPhone 5 on September 7th looks to have fallen apart. The original news, based on information from Japanese Apple enthusiast site, kodawarisan, simply won’t happen according to The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple. According to Jim’s sources, Apple won’t announce a new iPhone 5 or anything else that day as Apple won’t be holding any type of event.

As far as news regarding any official dates, current rumors say September/October. As you all know, Apple will show us their new goods when they’re ready.

Screenshots Reveal iOS 5′s Nuance-Powered Voice Recognition In Action.

  • August 7, 2011 1:46 pm

We’ve heard about the upcoming iOS 5 release possibly containing the new speech-to-text feature for a while but we haven’t seen much of anything else pop up about it. Luckily for us a reader over at 9to5Mac has sent in screenshots of the new feature on how it’ll work. When the Apple Keyboard is up and you’ll see a little microphone icon next to the spacebar and by tapping this you’ll be given a microphone overlay letting you know it’s time to open your mouth. Since this is still in beta testing, our final product might have a different look to it. But if this source is as ‘reliable’ as 9to5Mac claims this will be a huge plus side to iOS 5.

Another piece claimed by the source is that this will only be featured on Apple’s smaller iDevices - including iPhone and iPod. It seems the iPad will be left out of the newest feature. Of course support could always be added in the future to the taller iBrother. Some other sites are saying Apple might keep the newest feature an iPhone 5 only feature to add value to the purchase of it over an older device. This actually sounds like something Apple would do, but for us here at GS, we don’t think Apple would leave out the iPhone 4 for and latest iPod as their internal components should support the new text-to-speech feature.

Do you think Apple will keep this as incentive to purchase the new iPhone or will would it support all iOS 5 compatible devices? We’re excited to see what comes of this!

Did Apple Just Leak 3G Capable iPods?? [Update]

  • July 26, 2011 12:17 pm


Apple has seen the error of their ways and updated their iTunes page. It now says iPod and shows the WiFi signal strength as… Honest mistake or chicanery? Pictures of the newly edited site after the break

We’ve been hearing of the iPod 3G (if you will) for some time now. It only makes sense - with it’s younger much taller cousin the iPad having the cellular data capabilities. With all of that said, this current rumor might have just been given enough fuel to make it to space. If you swipe your way over to Apple’s iTunes page and take a look at the iPod standing next to the iPad and MacBook Air, you’ll see a 3G icon sitting to the right of full signal strength. There is no AT&T or Verizon logo, but most of those are missing from the iPhone pictures as well.

Did Apple’s website munchkins just blow it? Did they mean to put an iPhone 4 there, and just forgot? The image is also buried within their iPod Touch page, smaller, but you can see the icon there.

Jailbreak Devs: “Don’t Expect iOS 4.3.4 Untethered Jailbreak Anytime Soon.”

  • July 16, 2011 4:41 pm

Holding your breath for an iOS 4.3.4 untethered jailbreak? Better fast track a life insurance policy because your outlook doesn’t look great. iOS hacker @i0n1c took to twitter early today to dispel any rumors regarding of iOS 4.3.4 getting it’s own hack, saying that such a thing is unlikely to happen “anytime soon”.

As disappointing as it may sound, we can’t blame him (jailbreak devs as a whole). A lot of work and time goes into each and every exploit. Wasting precious resources on a minor .1 update that fixes a security hole already patched via jailbroken fixes is bad all around. Besides, we’re sure a much larger percentage of the population would rather have jailbreak devs focusing on iOS 5 once it’s bits go public.

iOS 4.3.4 (GSM) And 4.2.9 (CDMA) Now Live. Jailbreakers Need Not Apply.

  • July 15, 2011 1:57 pm

iOS 4.3.4 has officially been outed! While it’s not nearly as exciting as iOS 5, new software is new software. With that said, the only real worthy change to note is that it plugs the PDF exploit that JailbreakMe 3.0 uses, which could be used to exploit iOS users for some really bad stuff. It goes without saying JailbreakMe 3.0 users (and jailbreak users in general) should just let this one pass by. Direct download links after the break.

Review: Gear 4 Halo Dock

  • July 14, 2011 8:03 am

iPhone Docks. A dime a dozen market, right? Finding a needle (Gem) in a haystack can be quite difficult. But that’s what outfits like Gadgetsteria are here for — to weed through the crap and find the gems worth buying. What category does Gear4′s new Halo Dock fit under? Hop past the break for the full rundown…

JailbreakMe 3.0 Update Promises To Fix Laundry List Of Bugs.

  • July 11, 2011 10:25 pm

Thank god for hackers. Hours after JailbreakMe 3.0 was released to the masses (officially) reports of many different, odd bugs started popping up. The ones that got the most media coverage involved BiteSMS causing continuous boot loops, the Cydia icon disappearing and of course, the broken camera kit problem.

Thankfully the iOS jailbreak scene moves faster than your typical Android manufacturer with updates as a new JailbreakMe 3.0 update has been released within a Cydia “Essential Update”. As long as you have an active internet connection and select “Upgrade Essential” or “Complete Upgrade” you’ll be good to go.

Now move along and get that hacked iDevice in tip top shape…