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Thursday, February 1, 2007

O'Reilly: Half a Dozen Lessons Apple Should Take From the Zune

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Talk" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.oreillynet.com/digitalmedia/blog/2007/01/a_half_dozen_lessons_that_appl.html

"Yeah, yeah. The Zune may be a miserable failure according to some, but there are definitely some positive points about the Zune that Apple should take note of and consider emulating. Here is my list of six lessons Apple might consider learning from the Zune and implementing in their iPod line."

Some of Erica Sadun's points are valid. Fingerprint and scratch-resistant? That's a big one. One thing I love about the Zune is its hardiness, though to Apple's credit, the current generation iPod nano and iPod shuffle deserve some of the limelight because they do not share the same scratch-happy characteristics of the hard disk-based iPods. And what about the not-so-valid points? All the chatter about improved menus and a bigger screen had merit prior to the start of the new year, though with Apple's iPhone set to hit us in a few months time, said points are effectively nullified.

Can you think of any to add to Erica's list?


Monday, January 15, 2007

Learn the Essentials with The Zune Pocket Guide

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 07:05 PM

http://safari.oreilly.com/9780321489807

"Here is your essential companion to the Zune player and software. The Zune Pocket Guide steers you through how to: import songs into the Zune software, assemble playlists, and burn CDs; browse Zune Marketplace to explore musical recommendations and discover and purchase songs; import and view photos and videos on the Zune player; accessorize your Zune; make your Zune even more useful with handy tips and tricks; use Zune-to-Zune wireless connections to find other Zune folks to share your songs and pictures with."



If you're new to the Zune and want to use it to its full potential, then The Zune Pocket Guide by Bart G. Farkas may be of interest. You can check out the limited online version at O'Reilly, or pick up the printed copy for $9.99 at Amazon.


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