Don't-Miss iPods Stories

Review: 16GB fifth-generation iPod touch comes down to cash, capacity, and camera

Apple's new 16GB iPod touch model offers a lower price but makes several compromises to achieve it. If you don't need extra capacity or the rear-facing camera, it's a good choice for those wanted to get the iPod touch experience.

Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors

With the seventh generation of the iPod nano, Apple has taken the best of the previous two generations and combined them into an iOS-inspired player that for many people will be the best nano yet.

iHome iA100

The iHome iA100 is a respectable alarm clock and speaker system, with a handful of extras that you may or may not need in your bedside system. Of course, those features come at a price, but if you’re looking for something that goes that extra mile--for example, if you love the idea of being able to make phone calls from your bed, or if you really want to dock your iPad--then the iA100 might sway you to cough up the dough.

Portable Sound Laboratories iMainGo X

The iMainGo X is the latest in Portable Sound Laboratories’ line of portable speakers for the iPhone or iPod. It’s versatile and offers both protection and good sound.

iPod nano (sixth generation, late 2010)

With the sixth edition of the iPod nano, Apple has given the nano line its biggest makeover yet, including shrinking the player down and adding a Multi-Touch display. While some of these changes offer big improvements over the traditional Click Wheel interface, the new nano also loses some features and just might be a bit too small.

iPod shuffle (fourth generation, late 2010)

Apple's fourth-generation iPod shuffle revives the best design the model ever had, with on-device buttons that the now-disgraced third-generation model lacked.

iPod touch (fourth generation, late 2010 and late 2011)

The latest iteration of the the iPod touch comes closer to feature parity with the iPhone than ever before. For many people, this makes for a compelling iPod. It does for us as well.

First look: iTunes 10

It’s become a tradition in recent years: to coincide with Apple’s September music event, where new iPods and related hardware are presented, iTunes increases its version number by a notch. This year’s vintage features one major new feature, a handful of interface changes, and some minor tweaks. Here’s an overview of what’s new and different in iTunes 10.

Star Walk for iPhone

If you're interested in learning more about objects in space -- and the Earth's relation to them -- this is a great app to download. It's also intuitive enough for kids to easily navigate.

Super-Tilt Baseball for iPhone

Bugs, wonky physics, and monotonous gameplay make this baseball-themed pinball offering for the iPhone and iPod touch as tedious as a late August doubleheader between two cellar-dwelling teams.

Rogue Planet for iPhone

Rogue Planet from Gameloft is a turn based strategy game that seeks to take the crown as king of the genre for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With it’s involving story line, strategic gameplay and upcoming online play, Gameloft may have succeeded.

iSilo for iPhone

If you have a lot of Palm Doc files and are familiar with iSilo because you have used it on other portable platforms, the iPhone version could prove very useful. But as a general document viewer or e-book reader, it doesn't measure up to similar apps.

Touch Carrom: Striker Edition for iPhone

Touch Carrom by Zentity brings the tabletop game of carrom to the iPhone or iPod touch. Carrom is a cross between billiards and shuffleboard that has gained popularity throughout the world. Now Zentity hopes to translate the game's popularity to a new market of gamers.

Epic Fail for iPhone

If you're addicted to images displaying the suffering of others for your amusement, this free app succeeds -- even though there's an annoyance that mars the otherwise fully satisfying fail-centric fun.

Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth headphones

Although it works for listening to music wirelessly, the Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth JB-200 provides tinny sound and an awkward design.