updated 01:20 pm EST, Mon February 13, 2006
Hacking an iPod is easier than ever, according to a recent report. The Boston Globe writer Hiawatha Bray reports that the "Hacks" series of books now make it much easier for almost anyone to get more out of their software and hardware. Bray says that to get a new graphic background on the iPod, a free, Windows-only program called iPodWizard will work. PodMail for Macs allows iPodders to download email onto the iPod for viewing. Radio Recorder for Macs or Streamripper for Windows and Mac will allow users to capture Internet radio streams and record them as MP3 files, which can then be downloaded onto the iPod.