iLounge® is an independent provider of information about Apple Inc.'s iPod, iPhone and iPad digital media players, accessories, and related software, published online at www.ilounge.com. Based in Irvine, California, the iLounge website is owned and operated by Dennis Lloyd's company iLounge, Inc., and is not affiliated with Apple Computer or the manufacturers of iPod- or iPhone-related products. We do not make or sell iPod or iPhone services or products. You can read more about our editorial independence here.
Established as a domain only days after the October 23, 2001 announcement of the iPod, the iLounge site was originally built by Dennis Lloyd and HTML Guru Dennis Martin. Fully functional on November 16, 2001, the site has grown dramatically from its early days, hosting daily news updates, independent product reviews and editorial content, incredible discussion forums and photo galleries, software download and self-help pages.
iLounge rapidly became the Internet's top site for iPod users and information, with an a audience that has expanded with the growth of the iPod platform. Only two years after its premiere, iLounge was receiving over three million page hits per month. By mid-2004, the number was five, and by the end of that year, it was ten. Today, it is well in excess of twenty. Approximately four million people now visit the site each month, ranging from casual passers-by to dedicated participants. iLounge and its editors have appeared in leading newspapers such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, magazines such as Newsweek and Time, numerous international publications, and television and radio broadcasts including CNBC, G4 Tech TV (Canada), the leading tech broadcast on KFI Radio, and leading public radio station WNYC.
Our slogan began as "All Things iPod," and has evolved to become "All Things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Beyond." iLounge is committed to providing the world's best coverage of iPod-, iPhone- and iPad-related products and breaking information, so we welcome your contributions to the site, whether they be through posts in our forums, offerings of new editorial content, or advertising requests.
iLounge is a registered trademark (®) of iLounge Inc. All rights reserved.
Dennis Lloyd is Founder and Publisher of iLounge. A passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, Dennis was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. His prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times' LATimes.com, and the company Creative Domain, where he developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, Dennis directs the site's general business affairs, which have grown under his watch to over sixteen million page views every month. Happily married with one child (Hannah), one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), many iPods, an iPhone, and two turntables, he lives in and loves Irvine, California.
Who should contact Dennis? Individuals or organizations with business (advertising/promotional) inquiries related to iLounge. Mr. Lloyd is available for print, radio, and television commentary on iLounge and its community.
Jeremy Horwitz is Executive Editor of iLounge. Equally interested in end user, corporate, and legal issues, Jeremy's twenty-year career in consumer electronics journalism continued through his achievement of law (Cornell '01, cum laude), business, and political science degrees, pausing briefly when he practiced as an intellectual property lawyer. Jeremy's work has appeared in diverse publications ranging from Basketball Digest to Electronic Gaming Monthly and The New York Times, as well as Ziff-Davis Media's Intelligent Gamer, which he founded in 1994, and several books. Having covered the first CD-based MP3 player in 2000, he later presided over all of iLounge's editorial content, focusing on emerging technologies and reviews. In 2009, he partnered with the Consumer Electronics Association to create the iLounge Pavilion, which became the largest dedicated technology exhibition at Las Vegas's famous Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and served repeatedly as a judge of CES Innovations Awards. He and his wife live in East Amherst, NY with their daughters, a dog, every iPod, iPhone, and iPad thus released, and numerous accessories.
Phil Dzikiy is iLounge's Editor-in-Chief. Recipient of multiple awards and citations for critical, investigative, and breaking news reporting, Phil is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. A native of Western Pennsylvania, Phil lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife, son, two cats and a pug. His interests include writing, reading, sports, music, movies, food and art.
Jesse Hollington is iLounge's Social Media and Software Editor, responsible for outreach on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ as well as our regular Ask iLounge column and Tips of the Day. He also serves as an Administrator of the iLounge Discussion Forums. His other contributions include our feature looks and tutorials on iTunes, iOS, and the Apple TV, as well as many tutorials that appear in our Discussion Forums. He lives in Toronto, Canada, and in addition to his work for iLounge, he is an Officer in the Canadian Air Force Reserve, and a consultant on information technology.
Who should contact Jesse? Individuals or organizations with news stories, leads, or inquiries regarding iPod/iPhone/iPad applications and software.
Nate Benson is iLounge’s Video Editor. A 15-year-plus Apple user and award-winning videographer, Nate previously worked for Apple Retail, and has over four years of television broadcasting experience. Having attended the University at Buffalo for Digital Media Studies, Nate has edited videos on Macs for 12 years, with skills in both photography and videography. Besides watching too many episodes of The Twilight Zone, his interests include spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter, hiking with his dog, and figuring out whether his cookies are enabled.
Bob Levens is an iLounge Contributing Editor and is Chief Administrator of the iLounge Discussion Forums. Located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, Bob has worked in such diverse career fields as the nuclear power industry, TV and radio engineering, the Royal Air Force, and the Ministry of Defence. A relatively recent convert to Apple products after "switching" with the introduction of the first iPod, Bob joined iLounge's Discussion Forums as a full member in February 2002. He lives with his wife, dog, and seven iPods, has a passion for music spanning most genres (including the unusual and obscure), and enjoys travelling, digital photography, computers and "Warbird" airshows that satisfy his interest in WWII piston-engine aircraft and historic aviation.
Alicia Bankhofer is an iLounge Contributing Editor, and as "ginalee" serves as a Moderator of the iLounge Discussion Forums.
iLounge Discussion Forums
- Albert Tan (yinyang)
- Audrey McGirt (honeybee1236) - Chief Moderator
Discussion Forum Retirees/Hall Of Fame *
- John (eustacescrubb) - Administrator
- Tom Tracy (tntracy) - Administrator
- Adam Shawley (ashawley) - Moderator
- Andy Hedin (AndyH) - Moderator
- Aaron Steele (AaronS) - Moderator
- Bill Mcnair (SouthsideIrish) - Moderator
- Cate (caterinka) - Moderator
- Kurt Young (c.c.r.) - Moderator
- Prithvi (m.r.m.) - Moderator
- Brett (GadgetGuru72) - Moderator
- Jed (jedk) - Moderator
- Ryan (moe_4eva) - Moderator
- Stuart VandeVenter (studogvetmed) - Moderator
- Tom (~tl) - Moderator
- Dan Paolucci (Doug Gilmour) - Helper
- Doug Adams - Applescript Forum Moderator
- deeg - Applescript Forum Moderator
* People who helped make iLounge what it is today and remain a part of our extended family.