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iTunes Reaches 10 Billion

Apple hit a HUGE milestone the other day: 10 billion iTunes downloads.  That’s a billion.  An incredible feat considering the company is only 10 years old.  Originally launched on January 9th 2001, reaching that milestone would mean about a billion songs were downloaded every year. The 10 billionth download from iTunes was the song, “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash.  Not a bad song to reach that goal with.  You…

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CES 2011: iPad As An Arcade Entertainment System

I’ve been fighting the desire for an iPad ever since it came out.  I own a laptop and a new iPod so, for me, there is really no reason to get one.  (Even though it does everything I already own 100x better).  I’ve been resisting the temptation for a good while.  Until I saw this… Yes.  That you see there is an iPad playing the game “Asteroids” in a dock shaped like…

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The New Apple TV

Hi, today I want to talk about the newest version of the Apple TV. I have an old 40GB version and it has been very enjoyable over the years. The biggest news with the new one is that it has no storage and is streaming only. No worries about the hard drive crashing. The other plus is the Netflix capability.  If you are a Netflix subscriber, you will now be able to…

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Abt's Mobile Electronics Installers Do It All

Abt’s mobile audio department can turn your car into your own personal playground. John S., mobile electronics department manager called me today and said, “Do you want to come down and see an iPad that I just put in the dash of a car?” I grabbed my camera and headed down to mobile electronics. I had an image in my head of what I thought it would look like, and admittedly, I…

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Here Are A Few of Our Favorite Things

The car audio department is hard working, but they know how to let loose too. Here are a few of their favorite products sold at Abt. Aaron: “My favorite product is the Alpine’s INAW900. It is an in-dash am/fm/cd/DVD, and navigation unit. It’s a new product with lightning fast operation. I like the dual mode display, which is kind of like picture in picture. If you are listening to an iPod it…

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Apple TV Can Do More Than I Thought

I asked Blake B., an internet sales specialist, what his favorite product in the store is currently. He told me about Apple TV. “It has some pretty cool and little known features,” said Blake. Apple TV wirelessly synchronizes your iTunes library with your TV and you are able to listen to music, watch podcasts, and view movies all on your TV—instead of being crowded around your computer monitor. “It can stream your…

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Sonos S5 Freedom

  The Sonos S5 Zone player has arrived. This is a really cool innovation from Sonos. It’s a wireless, one-piece speaker system that works with an iPhone or iPod Touch. Unlike most docking stations, the S5 doesn’t require the iPhone or iPod Touch to be docked in the unit itself. Sonos took speaker systems to another level with the S5. Controlling the S5 is done from your iPhone or iPod Touch using…

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