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Zune HD isn't dead after all: Microsoft rolls out new apps

By Emil
Aug 3, 2011
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  1. Microsoft has released nine new Zune HD apps: Finger Paint, Calendar, Trash Throw, Slider Puzzle, ColorSpill, Splatter Bug, Vine Climb, Decoder Ring, and Tug-O-War. Microsoft also updated the following Zuneā€¦

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  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    I prefer my Zune HD 16gb over my iPod Touch 4g 32g for listening to music (Zune pass just rocks and I think the Zune puts out better sound quality), but it is useless for just about everything else because of the small screen size and lack of apps that are actually useful.

    Another thing I've noticed, completely unrelated, is that I have 10 times more wifi range with my Zune HD than I do with my ipod touch... Maybe I need to RMA the ipod?
     
  3. Xero07

    Xero07 TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Not sure if I'll download any of those. But its nice to see Microsoft will still throw a few out there from time to time.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,980   +957

    All of my XP machines have the Zune theme installed in lieu of "Royale". Don't own an MP3 device though. I suppose I'll have to enjoy having a Zune player vicariously, through my desktop.
     
  5. "Another thing I've noticed, completely unrelated, is that I have 10 times more wifi range with my Zune HD than I do with my ipod touch..."

    I have to agree with that. The range of the ipod is horrible in comparison to my old laptop where the laptop shows 3-4 bars and the ipod can't even discover the router yet at that distance.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,980   +957

    I frankly don't understand this, the iPod is a breakthrough, world changing device, Steve Jobs said so..:confused:
     
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    Strange isn't it, yet I can barely make it out of the room my router is in before my ipod drops signal. The wifi range might be a broad issue for the ipod overall, but something is definitely wrong with mine.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,980   +957

    "You're holding it wrong".....!!! (ROFLMAO)

    (Sorry, I get carried away).
     
  9. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    lmao, I'll sell it on ebay if they tell me that :D
     
  10. RH00D

    RH00D TS Addict Posts: 412   +106

    Implying you have more than one XP installation. I feel sorry for you.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,980   +957

    Gosh, save your "pity". You say that, but you don't mean it. That said, off with you to patronize or pretend to feel sorry for someone else. Those 3 boxes work just fine! I keep the oldest crappiest one to visit Techspot. It's all I need, it's all you deserve.

    XP is still a fine OS. Certain kinds of users with Windows 7 boxes, like to hear themselves run it down. Sort of a sly way of telling us you think you've got something better. I have a couple of Windows 7 machines too. But, like I said, I surely don't need them for this. Any free Linux distro would achieve the same result as well.
     
     


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