Method for managing media

  • US 7,778,595 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2008
  • Issued: 08/17/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An audio system comprising:

  • a portable device having a single physical interface configured to releasably engage a contacting portion of an interconnection system to form at least a portion of a communication path between the portable device and a separate electronic device, wherein the physical interface has a generally rectangular shape and is configured to couple a first conductive element of the interconnection system with a component of the portable device that outputs data and couple a second conductive element of the interconnection system with a recharging circuit of the portable device, wherein the portable device is configured to accept an over the air download of an application that allows the portable device to request an audio stream representing a local broadcast signal for a channel located remote from a then current location of the portable device;

    the portable device having a wireless communication module operable to receive an incoming telephone call and the audio stream; and

    the portable device having an audio output engine configured to output information representing a played audio file to the separate electronic device via the physical interface and to alter an outputting of the played audio file in connection with a receipt of the incoming telephone call and configured to output the audio stream.

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