Macworld 2010: iPhone accessories

There are several iPhone accessories on the show floor at Macworld 2010. In this video, I’ll talk about three products that stood out: Uncommon’s custom iPhone cases, Mophie’s marketplace magnetic strip reader, and moodagent, a playlist generator.

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Macworld 2010: FastMac U-Socket and Verbatim Titan XS

In this video, I'll talk about the new U-Socket from FastMac. U-Socket is a power outlet with built-in USB ports for your home. I'll also look at Verbatim's new Titan XS, a rugged and very small portable hard drive.

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iPhone apps for visiting San Francisco and Macworld Expo

Macworld Expo 2010 is almost here, and whether you’ve been to the show or not, Expo can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you’ve never visited San Francisco. It helps to be prepared, and your iPhone can be your guide.

In this video, I’ll show you a few iPhone apps that can be helpful while you’re visiting San Francisco and attending Expo. These apps will help you get around the city, find a place to eat, and get around on the show floor.

If you have a suggestion for an app, please post it in the comments section below.

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Reaction to the Apple iPad

Apple on Wednesday released its new iPad, putting an end to the tablet rumors and speculation. But now that the product has been unveiled, it’s time for the experts and analysts to chime in with their thoughts. Will the iPad be a success like the iPhone? Or will it follow the Apple TV and the Power Mac G4 Cube into the land of forgotten gadgets?

Macworld’s Jason Snell and PCWorld’s Steve Fox attended the Apple announcement and spent time with the new iPad. In this video, Fox and Snell share their thoughts—one editor was disappointed by the iPad, the other was pleasantly surprised.

After watching the video, share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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The 240GB iPod

While the iPod touch and iPod nano get all the attention, the iPod classic is still chugging along as Apple's "hold everything" media player—even if it's just keeping the seat warm while we wait for a higher-capacity iPod touch.

But for those with huge media libraries, even the 160GB iPod classic, the highest-capacity iPod Apple has ever produced, doesn't provide enough space. So I turned to storage-upgrade vendor Apricorn, which offers upgrade kits for the fifth-generation (5G) iPod. Each upgrade offers a larger hard drive—120GB for the 30GB 5G iPod, or 240GB for the 60GB and 80GB 5G iPod—as well as a higher-capacity battery.

In this week's video, I walk you through the installation of Apricorn's 240GB upgrade kit to give you an idea of what the process entails.

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