It’s been a tough week for lovers of retro technology. Following the impending death of Adobe Flash and the downgrading of MS Paint, Apple has “officially discontinued” the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano. If you’re an Apple fan who just wants an MP3 player, the only option left is the iPod Touch.
Telstra’s BigPond Music arm has started selling music in unprotected MP3 format, making it a much more appealing rival to the iTunes store than when it was a Windows Media-only shop (which blocked any iPod users for starters). All four major labels have signed up for the store, and tracks are available encoded at 256Kbps…