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The New iPod Shuffle…It Can talk

Apple has launched the next generation of its smallest music player, the iPod Shuffle. And it comes with some exciting new features.

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Its smaller than ever. At 1.8″ tall and 0.3″ thin, its the smallest iPod ever. To make the iPod Shuffle small, the controls have been moved to the earbud chord.

Revamped Controls. The controls are now located on the right earbud chord like many mobile phones. This makes the iPodShuffle even more convenient to use. You can navigate your music — and activate the VoiceOver feature — without taking your eyes off your run, your ride, or whatever you’re doing.

Bigger Storage. Now with 4GB of storage space, you have plenty of room to store hours and hours of music — up to 1,000 songs. With room for multiple playlists, too.

It can Speak. Yes it can, thanks to an exciting new feature called VoiceOver. Say you’re listening to a song and want to know the title or the artist. With the press of a button, VoiceOver tells you as the music dips down. It even announces the names of your playlists. And when your battery needs charging, VoiceOver tells you that, too. It also speaks over 14 different languages, So it can tell you song titles and artists in the correct languages.

Multiple Playlists. Now you can have multiple playlists in your iPod, so you can listens to songs depending on your mood. It can also tell you the name of the playlist. So its easy to swith between them  and find the one you want without looking.

March 28, 2009 Posted by | iPod | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wii System Update 4.0

Nintendo has finally released the most awaited firmware upgrade for their Wii console.

The “Wii Menu 4.0” adds a long awaited feature to simplify storage access for those who have reached their internal memory’s capacity. Wii owners who have grown tired of swapping games between the memory and SD card in order to save space now have a much easier solution.

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By using an SD card, Wii users may now access their SD card’s content through the addition of the “SD Card Channel”.

The SD Card channel will appear as an SD card icon near the Wii options button on the lower left side of the screen. Upon clicking this button, the system will access the card and allow you to load any stored Virtual Console, or Wii Ware games to the Wii for immediate play. The Wii internal system memory still requires a bit of space to play the game, as the data is temporarily copied to the internal memory, rather then being accessed from it directly.

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The old system required the user to manually move the games between the internal memory and the SD Card in order to be played. The new system saves a lot of time and space.

In addition to this feature, you may now choose to download Virtual Console and Wii Ware games directly to the SD card right from the Wii Shop channel. However, the new update still does not allow you  load save game data automatically from the SD card, so you have to copy the save game data manually to the internal memory.

The firmware upgrade also supports the SDHC format, so you may use cards with memory space as high as 32 gigs.

March 28, 2009 Posted by | Gaming Consoles, Nintendo Wii | , , , | Leave a comment