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Ping to go dark on September 30

It’s no secret that Ping wasn’t exactly Apple’s greatest accomplishment. Frankly, it was a downright failure. There was no integration with established social networks like Facebook or Twitter, it wasn’t particularly easy to access, and it wasn’t engaging or entertaining in a way that social networks have to be in order to stick around. There just…

Rumor: Ping is finally disappearing

You guys remember Ping, right?  You know, that social network experiment that Apple let loose in iTunes. Yeah apparently it is still alive. No one uses it…ever, but it is still there. I tried it when it first launched and 10 seconds later I was back on Facebook. A rumor going around has people saying that soon there won’t even be a choice anymore. A…

iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle on their way out?

According to an anonymous TUAW source (that’s NOT an analyst), the iPod Classic and the iPod Shuffle are just about nearing their end. I suppose it does make sense for Apple to discontinue these particular iPod models. For one, they are the lowest-selling models of the iPod line. What’s more, both are more representative of Apple’s history than where it…