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  • iTunes sets new record

    February 7, 2013 @ 4:08 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Apple has set a new record with its iTunes store, selling more than 25 billion songs since it began selling digital music.

    That works out at about 15,000 songs per minute over close to a decade.

    The 25 billionth song was Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix), and that has earned its purchaser, German Philip Lupke, a gift card for €10,000. Considering I manage to spend less than €20 every two months, that’s a whole lot of downloading to get through. Not bad for a few cent.

    Apple has built up an impressive library of songs in its online music store. There are more than 26 million songs available, and the store is now open in 119 countries.

  • Tech tools: Aftershokz

    January 24, 2012 @ 9:28 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Headphones that use “bone conduction” sound more like instruments of torture than something you’d willingly strap to your head. But apparently it’s technology that’s been in use by special ops for some time.


  • Tech Tools: H2O Audio Amphibx Fit Armband

    July 7, 2011 @ 8:56 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    There are probably few instances you can think of where you’d risk getting your music player, phone or other portable electronic device wet. But the H2O Audio Amphibx Fit Armband allows you to take your iPod or smartphone for a quick dip. It’s waterproof – naturally – with a headphone connector that will also keep out moisture.