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Google Nexus One vs Apple iPhone 3GS.

iPhone 3GS vs Nexus One

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google has taken the fate of its Android smartphone platform into its own hands by promoting and directly marketing HTC’s latest new Android phone under its own brand. How does the new “superphone” stack up to last summer’s iPhone 3GS?

Google Nexus One vs Apple iPhone 3GS
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January 9, 2010   13 Comments

Using iPod & iPhone Video Out: Background and In-Depth Review

iPod AV Cables
Daniel Eran Dilger
This year, Apple gave the iPhone and the new Classic, Touch, and Nano models improved TV out features while harmonizing the AV cables used by its entire product line. Here’s a look at what’s what’s changed, a review of Apple’s recently released AV Cable kits, why the invented controversy about Apple’s new cables is simply misinformed, and how using an iPod for video output compares against Apple TV.

AppleInsider | Using iPod & iPhone Video Out: Background and In-Depth Review

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December 20, 2007   9 Comments

In-depth review: can Amazon’s Kindle light a fire under eBooks?

Daniel Eran Dilger
Amazon’s new Kindle ebook reader is billed as the iPod for digital reading. Will it inspire a new era of mainstream electronic reading, just service a dedicated niche of hard core readers, or simply fizzle out into failure? We put the new device through its paces to find out.
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December 10, 2007   9 Comments

Winter 2007 Buyer’s Guide: Microsoft Zune 8 vs iPod Nano

Nano vs Zune orientation
Daniel Eran Dilger
If you’re comparing the iPod with Microsoft’s new line of Zune music players, there’s several important facts you should consider before making a purchase. It can be difficult to find a realistic, direct comparison between Apple’s iPod + iTunes and Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player and its accompanying Zune software.

As a tech consultant, digital outfitter, and the author of a variety of in depth consumer electronics reviews for popular technology web sites, I keep close track of the consumer electronics industry. I’ve prepared a free buyer’s guide based on my hands on experiences with both product lines, as well as my work with individuals and groups who buy computers and electronic devices both for business and for personal use.

If you find this comparison useful, you can follow the links at the end of the article to purchase a player. Any commissions I earn are unrelated and independent of the recommendations I make, and I don’t earn any support or ad revenue from any of the products I review.

This article compares the Flash-based Zune 8 with the identically priced 8 GB iPod Nano. There are also a wide variety of competing products from Creative, SanDisk, Archos, and other makers worth comparing as well, but much of the attention for iPod competitors has been placed on Microsoft’s Zune, resulting in most undecided buyers looking at these two brands.

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December 3, 2007   53 Comments

iPod vs Zune: A Buyer’s Guide

iPod vs Zune: a Buyer's Guide
Daniel Eran Dilger
I’ve written several articles about Microsoft’s new Zune MP3 player. A number of readers have asked me to do a direct comparison with the iPod. Here it is!

[This article discussed the 2006 Zune and iPods. For an updated look at the latest models, see:

Winter 2007 Feature Comparisons Update:
Winter 2007 Buyer’s Guide: Microsoft Zune 8 vs iPod Nano

Winter 2007 Market Update:
Why Microsoft’s Zune is Still Failing

The remainder of this article was published November 30, 2006. ]
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November 30, 2006   1 Comment