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On Headphones

How important is the headphone jack on your phone? Until recently, that was a question many of us had never considered. I mean, why would we? In the 29 years that I’ve been on this planet, I have used many different devices, but no matter what device I was using – be it a portable […]

My Brilliant Kickstarter Idea

As so often happens, I have an amazing idea for a Kickstarter project. Forget all the smartwatches, videogame consoles, and Kristen Bell movies, this is an idea that’s going to leave them all in the dust. Someone – please! – make a modern MP3 player! I give this idea to you for free, dear Internets, […]

Why I Bought a New iPod

This weekend, I braved my local Apple Store – completely forgetting that the latest iPhone had just been released on Friday – with the singular goal of acquiring a new iPod. I didn’t walk out with a replacement Touch though (I’ve already decided against that); instead I bought a 16GB iPod Nano. Whenever I tell […]

J-Pop + DRM-free = Happy Ninjeff

My love affair with the iTunes Store continues. As I mentioned last summer, iTunes contains a very nice selection of major Japanese music from artists like Utada Hikaru and Hamasaki Ayumi. But sometime in the last several months the store has expanded its selection of this music to include the likes of Morning Musume, Kumi […]

Good News for Utada Fans

It’s becoming much easier for Otaku and Japan Freaks (like myself) to get their fix (and it’s all thanks to digital distribution). In addition to the ability to buy Anime episodes from the iTunes Store (including the recently added Naruto, Bleach, and Death Note), Apple has recently started adding select Japanese artists to their store […]

Interstella 5555: Daft, Punk, and a Funky Musical

Techno group Daft Punk seems to have had a resurgence in the last 6 months or so, thanks to the Kanye West song “Stronger” and the popularity of YouTube videos such as the Daft Punk Girls and Daft Hands. But I’ve known about the band since about 2002, when songs from their album Discovery – […]

OMG! My iTunes Library Has Grown!!

I realized it has been over a year since my last post on this subject, so I thought that I would share just how large my iTunes library has grown over the last year. On March 27, 2007, I had exactly 1700 songs loaded in iTunes. What is that number today, one year and four […]

iPod in Need of Repair

Two years ago, during my Senior year of high school, I saved up and bought a 4GB green iPod Mini. Over the last couple years it’s become obvious that the meager 4GB simply is not enough to carry my entire music library (which right now totals exactly 1700 songs) plus my assortment of Podcasts. Aside […]

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This is the blog of Jeff Staple