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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico YOUR TECHNOLOGY Nano Tubes are cleverly named nano protectors that consist of rubber sleeves that pull over the player none too easily so be careful for smudge and scratch protection standard white earbuds that are an icon ofcooL But an even cooler addop is the lan yard headphones that clip around your neck and hold the nano against your chest It hasthe same earbuds but a clip for the nano that Apple says conquers the clutter of the long earbud wires in a streamlined look You can order it from the Apple site for but you better be patient Delivery time is as long as six weeks Youll have better luck with the iPod inear headphones I prefer these a whole lot more than the earbuds because they stay in better during exer cise Plus wedged in your ear like they do they deliver better audio quality You can get them in 24 hours If you reaily want the ultimate in audio quality used by true audiophiles spend and get a pah of Shures soundisolating E4c headphones www Were talking highdefini tion sound They block out ah1 back ground noise so dont wear these while driving If you want to listen to your nano on the road pick up the Mon ster iCarPlay FM Transmitter www It works on the nano and all iPods except the Shuffle by making a wireless connection to your vehicles FM radio A cool feature with this unit is that it also charges the iPod as you drive And if the frequency you select starts getting interference as you drive around it has a instantly progammable switch that can take you to a clear one If you just want a charger while youre driving Digital Lifestyle Outfitters makes an AutoPod car charger for that will keep your nano juiced while youre moving from place to place What about going inside when you want to share your iPods nano music stash with others Because the nano uses the same pro prietary 30pin connector that all iPods but the Shuffle have almost all of the existing iPod speaker systems that get their audio froiri the dpaccdnnector should work just fine withthe nano The port on the nano is offcenter so it might look a little skewed but Altec Lansings inMotion Logitechs mm50 and Boses powerfully crisp SoundDock are among the many that can handle the nano just fine There are tons of special cases and socalled skins that you can slip over the nano to protect it or dress it up Apple sells a fivepack of multicolored nano tubes that fit the device like a glove for Theres also an Apple armband for the nano also at Pick your color blue green red pink or gray There are some incompatibilities though with some prenano iPod acces sories While the nano does display color pictures it gets from syncing up with your computer you cant use Apples LPod Camera Connector that works with the other iPod models And forget about using the nano to show those pictures on a television as its bigger cousins can do The nanos earphone plug is audio only Those are just some of the nano accessories out there More are coming out every day for like all the LPods its become more than a music player Its a fashion statement Be cool nano users be cool Learn Spanish one word at a time By Noah Matthews Knight Ridder Newspapers Ive lived in Southern California for more than 30 years took two years of highschool Spanish and have toured Spain three times yet I still struggle with the language True I can pick up a phrase here and there but my com prehension is way below par One problem with language tutorials is the rate at which the virtual instruc tor speaks Spanish tends to be spoken fast which is why I like the turtle feature in a Spanish language tutorial called Spanish Before You Know It The turtle slows the instructors translations enough that slower learn ers like myself can pick up pronuncia tions So when I try to pronounce los bomberos the I can hear it both as natives speak it and in a kin dergarten This compact disc for Windows and Macintosh computers doesnt dwell on sentence structure and gram mar Instead it focuses on words and phrases for just about every situa tion frorrrhotels and restaurants to emergencies There are four steps in this process Seeing and hearing the Spanish word or phrase typing the English meaning translating English into Spanish and typing in the Eng lish translation of a Spanish word or phrase Flash cards are the vehicle for learn ing and of course you can progress at your own speed and concentrate on those areas in which you have a special interest If youre heading for any Span ishspeaking country including South em you can choose tourist subjects such as hotels and restaurants Other areas are household items telling time numbers parts of the body emer gencies clothing colors and so on You also will learn the niceties of polite conversation how to greet people how to handle yourself in meetings the basics of classroom subjects In all there are about Spanish words and 250 phrases that should help you handle just about any situation This is a lite version youre offered a chance to upgrade to a deluxe version but for beginners this lite version will suit most people If your needs are to learn basic essential Spanish words and phrases and you do well with a flashcard approach Spanish Before You Know It should do the trick Works on Windows XP Me 2000 and 98 and Macintosh computers run ning System or higher shipping To order 800 TiVo Top 25 TiVo Top 25 WishList Actor rankings for the week ending Sept 25 TiVos WishList feature allows subscribers to record all films starring a specific 19 Bruce Willisy 20 Audrey Hepburn 2L Jack Nicholson 22 Angelina Jolie 23 RobinWilliafns 24 Adam Sandier 25 Hurhphrey Bogart Eastwood V Pacirio 2 John Wayne 11 Robert De niro Roberts 12 Mel Gibson 4 Tom Hanks 13 Sean Connery 5 Jphriny j Washington 6 Tom Cruise 15 Sandra Bullock i Jarries Stewart 17 Nicolas Cage 8 Harrison Ford TiVo Top iTunes downloads Top 10 songs on iTunes Music Store as of Sept 27 1 Photograph N icke I back 2 Gold Digger Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx 3 My Humps Black Eyed Peas 4 Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day 5 Sugar Were Coin Down Fall Out Boy 6 Beverly Hills Weezer 7 Better Days Goo Goo Dolls 8 Feel Good Gorillaz 9 Boyfriend Ashlee Simpson 10 Outta Control 50 Cent and Mobb Deep Apple Computer Inc The New Mexican magazine Oct 28 2005 SUNDAY 21
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