Apple's "Live on Stage" Event With Ron Johnson

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Date: Monday, May 5th, 2003, 00:00
Category: Archive

MacMinute Radio attended Apple’s ” Live on Stage ” event, which took place at Apple retail stores across the country Friday evening. During the event Scott Sheppard interviewed Ron Johnson , Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple, who talks about the launch event’s success, the new iPods, Apple’s retail stores, and more.

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Review: QuickerTek Whip Antenna

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Date: Monday, May 5th, 2003, 00:00
Category: Archive

The QuickerTek Whip is an external antenna designed to maximize poor signal and/or reception when using AirPort cards, specifically in Titanium PowerBooks.

Like so many people who are dedicated PowerBook users, my mission to find a solution for my reception woes with my Titanium PowerBook 500 have ranged from third party products (that haven’t worked up until this point) to near readiness to call that psychic guy on TV. After hearing about the QuickerTek antennas (they have a PCIMCIA slot model as well) in the news channels, I had to find out if this was just the magic I was looking for. Read More…

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17-Inch PowerBook Hissing/Crackling Noise

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Date: Monday, May 5th, 2003, 00:00
Category: News, PowerBook G4

I just got my 17-inch PowerBook and I notice a very quiet hissing/crackling noise coming from the area near the hinge for the screen.

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iTunes Music Store Not Always What it Seems

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 11:00
Category: Archive

One of the major benefits of the iTunes Music Store is supposed to be the ability to buy any single (in the inventory) without having to buy the whole CD. But this really isn’t the case. In my extensive perusal over this last week, I have found that many “top singles” can not be bought without buying the entire CD. For instance, try buying Don McClean’s legendary hit ‘American Pie’ as a .99 single – no dice. You must buy the entire album. Also try buying the Eagle hit ‘Hotel California’ – available on a few different cd’s – same thing. You must buy the full cd. I have found easily a dozen or more instances of this.

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Independents Coming to iTune Music Store

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 09:00
Category: Archive

According to Time magazine, Independent record labels are soon to be added to the Music Store:

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Non-"Performa"ing? Recycle it!

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 09:00
Category: Archive

Judging by the number of SuperFund sites in Santa Clara not enough people know about Apple’s Computer recycling program.

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Now Contact Address Book Sync: A Bad Idea

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 09:00
Category: Archive

I have been an avid user of Now Up to Date and Now Contact for almost 10 years. The reason I keep using it over any other PIM is the ease of use and its networking capabilities. I use NUTD/C on my LAN and recommend it to all my clients.

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Ask PowerPage: SCSI Scanner on Pismo

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 08:00
Category: Archive

Recently I purchased a Polaroid SprintScan 4000. I thought it would be no problem to connect to it my Pismo, but I’m out of luck still. Are there readers that have successfully used an scsi-to-firewire adapter to connect a filmscanner? Belkin doesn’t respond to my questions. The other option would be a pcmcia/CardBus solution. The only card I can find is an Adaptec PowerDomain.

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New iPod Text Notes Feature

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Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2003, 00:00
Category: iPod, Software

I’ve been a reader for over seven years now (started when I was shopping for my PB 1400) and you guys have always had the best insight on portable technologies, so here’s my question: I was reading about the new iPod’s “store text notes” feature and saw on the site where Apple mentioned “Now you can have the information you need – from restaurant reviews to concert guides to news articles – right at your fingertips.” It wasn’t until I read the “news articles” one that I started to wonder, would it be possible to have an Avant Go-type service for the iPod?

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New Timbuk2 Bags

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Date: Thursday, May 1st, 2003, 08:15
Category: Archive

I read a PowerPage article referring to Timbuk2 Bags as being one of your favorites. I quickly built and order one. I LOVE it. It is my best bag ever. I thought that you would like to know that Timbuk2 has released four new bags. There is a new version of the standard messenger bag that sports new design panels. An all new commuter bag replacement, a new backpack and small bag. Check them out at www.timbuk2.com.

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