End of iconic soft­ware tools and tech gad­gets elic­its mixed re­ac­tions

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

ice. iPod was a great in­no­va­tion but with the launch of mo­bile de­vices that can carry songs, videos, graphics and ac­cess to on­line con­tent, iPod prod­ucts were only turn­ing out to be bur­den for the users.”

The iPod Touch will be the only re­main­ing ver­sion of Ap­ple’s por­ta­ble mu­sic play­ers.

Mo­ham­mad Alam, a tech­savvy and mu­si­cian added that he has been us­ing the Shuf­fle for the last ten years and is quite fond of it. “Clos­ing sales of the Shuf­fle means that there will be no more hard­ware or soft­ware up­dates or on­line as­sis­tance for the prod­uct. I think that un­til a few years back iPod was a sym­bol of sta­tus. I will still con­tinue to use my Shuf­fle as it is quite handy when it comes to car­ry­ing it, es­pe­cially at my gym.”

Film­maker and on­line blog­ger, Sul­tan Khal­fan is up­set with YouTube tak­ing down its video edit­ing fea­ture. He said, “For blog­gers it is de­press­ing be­cause if you want to edit some­thing, we could have done it on­line it­self. One could lose the num­ber of hits as we would now have to edit it off­line. Mon­eti­sa­tion is also a con­cern.”

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