If you’re like me, an iPod is an essential running accessory. When I run, I typically listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc. to help pass the time. In the winter, I could not survive on a treadmill without some form of distraction, and the TV in my basement or my laptop set on a shelf in front of the machine are as necessary as the treadmill itself. The one problem with all of this is how to get the sound produced by these devices into your ears. Wired headphones like those little white earbuds included with the Ipod are manageable outside, though the cord can be annoying, but on a treadmill the wires become a major nuisance. More often than not, I find myself batting the cord about with my arms, and on more than one occasion I have nearly pulled the Ipod off of the treadmill console. Enter the Jaybird wireless Bluetooth headphones. (more…)
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Steve Jobs is apparently pushing hard to make the next generation iPods capable of this type of wireless sync, according to Cult of Mac‘s sources. iPods with wireless sync would make the USB cable obsolete. Instead of importing music, movies and apps through Apple’s iconic 30-pin connector, it would automatically sync whenever a user was connected to his or her Wi-Fi network.
I recently attended three stretching seminars, all taught by experienced health and fitness educators, on three consecutive weekends. One seminar focused on stretching muscles that are tight, one focused on activation for muscles that are weak, and the third dealt with how both approaches can be effective. There are many different ways to effectively stretch, so to make sense of all that information, it might be helpful to start by saying this: not everyone responds the same way to stretching, and not every body needs every stretch.
You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tail, those big eyes, and that look of excitement? Of course not! You decide that relaxing can wait, and you head out with Fido for a little activity.
It’s no secret that Mobile phones, while indispensable inside the modern life, have a trouble with battery longevity. I have found that in most cases, my Android mobile phone and iPhone will run out of power in the mean time they’ve fallen into sleep mode while unplugged from the wall for approximately 24 hours. This can be a bit frustrating, especially if I need the phone to operate without power for a set period of time, for example on the road trip when I neglected to pack a car charger and won’t have access to a power source for several days.
Jaybird released their update to their very successful Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones range with the release of the Sportsband 2. Monday to Friday I spend about 45 mins travelling to work one way, this includes a 5 min walk to the train station, 30 min train ride and a 10 min walk to work from the train station so most days I like to listen to music on my walks and watch a movie on the train, now I used to use cabled headsets like Jaybirds Tiger Eyes, SkullCandy, HTC and even Apple headphones, they all have one thing in common the cable. Some are great like the Tiger Eyes and SkullCandy and pump out some pure sound and some just don’t cut it – they don’t stay on or the audio sounds flat. So I was delighted to have a go at the Sportsband 2 Headphones, it eliminates the cable saga.
We’ve all been tolerant of wired headphones for so long that we have just got used to them in everyday life, but why should we? These JayBird bluetooth headphones are leading the way in ridding our lives of those pointless wires by allowing you to listen to your favorite music, watch movies and play games with wireless sound.
Yoga is an excellent method of increasing flexibility and strength and toning the body. Yoga can be enjoyed by all fitness levels, with opportunities to challenge your body further. In addition to physical benefits of yoga, it is also beneficial for the mind because it can reduce stress levels and create awareness of one’s body. Yoga can be advantageous in many ways, but getting started can be an intimidating process. We have a few simple tips that will help you take the first step into yoga so you can reap the many benefits.
Apple launched its Mac App Store with more than 1,000 free and paid applications.
The Mac App Store is essentially the desktop version of the same experience that iOS users have been enjoying for years: a categorized list of apps that are easy to find, buy and install. Click on an app, enter your iTunes password (the same one you use to buy apps through your iPhone), and you’ll be able to use your new app as soon as it’s downloaded and installed.
Ben Camm-Jones, Macworld UK
A new version of Awareness, an iOS app that lets you listen to your headphones without cutting yourself off from the outside world, has been launched.
The app lets you hear what’s going on around you by utilising the microphone of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. For example, the AutoPause feature pauses and resumes the music you are playing if outside noise exceeds a certain threshold.