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iPods

Apple's original, pocket-sized personal MP3 player revolutionized the concept of personal audio and made the iPod a household name. Since their debut, they've gotten smaller, come in different colors and play roles in your fitness routines.

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How iPod Hacks Work

Intrepid technophiles have found ways to hack iPods, giving them the ability to do much more than play music. Explore why iPods can be hacked, which hacks are our favorites and where to go to learn more.


iPods and iPhones are not just another gadget. They're so universal that even calling them a 'phenomenon' is inadequate. Learn more about the 7 best ways to charge your iPod without an outlet. See more »

Inside an iPod Image Gallery

iPod hardware is easier to explain when you can see it. Take apart an iPod and look inside at the iPod hardware to understand how an iPod works. See more »

Tap the app you want to delete, tap the X that appears and confirm that you want to delete it. Learn how to delete apps on an iPod Touch from this article. See more »

10 Bizarre iPod Accessories

Weird, quirky and even confusing -- that's probably the best way to describe some accessories for the Apple iPod. Can you guess what we rank as most bizarre? See more »

How the iPod Shuffle Works

The Shuffle is like the iPod's baby sibling -- the tinier, cheaper version of the popular MP3 player. It's about the size of a quarter and holds 500 songs. And it's less than $100. See more »

How can an iPod set your pants on fire -- literally?

Your pants are on fire -- and your iPod started it. But how? Why do laptops, PDAs and cell phones keep spontaneously combusting? Learn what lithium-ion batteries have to do with consumer electronics fires. See more »

How the iPod touch Works

Apple reinvented its popular line of portable music players when it added a touch-screen interface to the iPod touch. What features set this device apart from its competitors? See more »

How does Zune compare to iPod?

Microsoft introduced its Zune portable music player to compete with Apple's iPod and other devices and has had moderate success. How well does the Zune HD match up with the iconic music player? See more »

How can a Windows virus end up on an iPod?

One might think that because iPods are Apple devices, they're not susceptible to the viruses that plague Microsoft's operating systems. Apparently not. See more »

How iPod Hacks Work

Intrepid technophiles have found ways to hack iPods, giving them the ability to do much more than play music. Explore why iPods can be hacked, which hacks are our favorites and where to go to learn more. See more »