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I’ve been looking at the Apple TV for a long while now, and I keep thinking that I both want one, and I don’t. Let me explain…

First off, the one I really like the idea of is the Apple TV V1. It can contain movies, be synced from iTunes, and contains a hard drive. So I can keep a range of movies – and I’ve spent ages acquiring a collection from the Internet Archive of vintage stuff I really want to see – on the Apple TV and just watch them. That feels like the sort of device I want. But… Read more

Goodbye, iPod classic?

Posted by Simon Collis on 2011/09/28
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iPod classicIt seems that every year, there are rumours that Apple will drop the iPod classic from its lineup. It was mentioned in 2009 by cnet, WhatHiFi prematurely announced its death in April 2010, CNN suggested it again later the same year, and recently it’s been all over the tech sites once again.

My first MP3 player was a Christmas gift – a Diamond Rio 300. An excellent little machine, which lasted for years, but sadly met its end when it fell off a belt, and proved that it couldn’t bounce all the way down the stairs.

So I needed a replacement. Read more