Tag: iPod

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: iPhone-Ready Earbuds

Most of the stuff on sale at the Apple Store, both physical and virtual, tends to be made by Apple itself. Usually if Apple likes a company...

News, Popular Culture

Fandango: “Insanely Great” — Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

The worlds of technology and popular culture lost a true visionary yesterday with the death of Steve Jobs at age 56 due to complications...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Why We Care About Steve Jobs

Duh ... Because he gave us what we want....


Steve Jobs, The Winningest Loser

At the announcement of his death, it was important to recount the "failures" of Steve Jobs....


50CCM50, Music, Popdose Giveaway

50CCM50 Giveaways: The Winners

As promised, here are the winners for our 50CCM50 giveaways! Rob Hire, from the Great White North, won the Peacock/Heard vinyls…...


Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: NuForce Icon uDAC-2

Since the advent of recorded music, there’s been a more or less constant tension between the audiophile segment of the marketplace...


Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Singledom, or How I Learned to Stop Recording and Love the Download

The Popdose Staff mulls over the continuing slow-motion fall of the "record album."...


Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Who Needs the Radio?

When I was a kid, I had to listen to whatever the DJ picked. One of the odder decade-end lists was Nielsen’s list of the most-played...



New Music: The Beatles, “The Beatles Remastered”

As a consumer, viewer, and overall commentator of pop culture, I find myself looking for those dreaded paradigm shifts, those touchstone...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 30

You know, I don’t rant in public too often (yeah, right), but I’ve been getting really annoyed with iTunes and my iPod lately,...


Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose

Dw. Dunphy On… The End of the Album

Okay, this is how I think it’s going to go down: before the end of the year, a major player in the music industry will announce that...


Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On…Vinyl

My mom, God rest her soul, hit the nail on the head. She always used to ask me, “Why must you do everything ass-backwards?” She...