New iTunes 8 Genius

The new iTunes 8 comes with a recommendation engine named Genius. If you give it permission to read your music library (which will take a bit of time, depending on how many songs you have), Genius will create playlists for …[Continue]

iPod Notes

Did you know that you can put notes, text files, ebooks and webpages on your iPod for portable reading? And you don’t need to worry about how to convert them, because iPodNotes does it for you. Simply name a URL …[Continue]

What is a Video Codec?

Codec (short for compressor/decompressor) is a compression format used in video, such as MPEG-4 or DivX.. Your computer media player (for example, Windows Media Player, QuickTime or iTunes) should recognize the codec required for a particular video, and play the …[Continue]

How to Choose Headphones

Although your portable music player may have come with earbuds, there’s a whole world of headphone choices that provide better acoustics than the usual freebies. Before you buy, learn headphone lingo and the difference between technologies such as noise-reducing and …[Continue]

iPod Battery Tips

Leaving your iPod in a hot car will quickly eat up its battery charge. It’s best to leave your portable music player in the trunk, where it is likely to be cooler than in the glove compartment or passenger cabin …[Continue]