iTrip Adds Station Finder

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:48
Category: iPod, Peripheral

Griffin’s US$35 iTrip remains the best FM transmitter for iPods on the market because of its flexibility in broadcasting to different FM frequencies. The iTrip allows you to broadcast your iPod’s music to nearby stereos, in a car or anywhere else; competitive products don’t work well because they have a fixed number of frequencies to which they can broadcast. This week Griffin made the iTrip work even better by releasing OS X Station Finder software to look up available frequencies in 240 U.S. cities. Now all we’re waiting for is the iTrip for the newest generation of iPods, which Griffin says is shipping soon — preorder available.

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iTunes Music Store for Windows: In Microsoft's Shadow?

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:56
Category: Archive

Apple has reportedly gotten the cooperation of only two of the labels that jumped onto iTunes Music Store for the Mac for the planned Windows version. This week, Microsoft publicly suggested it is “considering” a Windows music store of its own, reports CNet. Is Apple’s own success making labels nervous, afraid to wake the Redmond giant?

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Shaun Jackson Big BackOffice Bag Shipping for PBG4 17"

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Date: Friday, July 25th, 2003, 09:42
Category: Luggage, PowerBook 17-Inch

The BackOffice from Shaun Jackson Design has long been one of my favorite PowerBook bags; just read my original review from January 2002. Unfortunately, I had to part with this terrific luggage when I upgraded to the PowerBook G4 17″, which so far has been short on padded bags. Now, the wait is over, and Shaun Jackson has shipped the “BIG” BackOffice.

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Microsoft's Patent Problem

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Date: Thursday, July 24th, 2003, 18:24
Category: iPod

A Fortune article talks about InterTrust Technologies claims that 85% of Microsoft’s entire product line infringes its digital security patents.

Last month, when Microsoft announced its bellwether decision to award employees restricted stock instead of options, it also made news in a federal courtroom?the kind of news you keep quiet about.

This has gotta hurt. If the lawsuit goes to trial, imagine the boost the Mac OS and Linux could get.

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Palm Tungsten|T2 Released

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Date: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003, 07:31
Category: PDA

Palm has released the Tungsten|T2, with 32MB of RAM, compact slider design, and integrated Bluetooth. A better display, Palm OS 5.2.1 and Graffiti2 input are also included.

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Sprint PCS Talks WiFi

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Date: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003, 23:16
Category: Any Laptop Computer, Mobile Phone

Sprint PCS has issued a press release regarding the availability of “WiFi ZONES” in 800 locations.

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Best In Show: Macworld CreativePro NYC 2003

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Date: Monday, July 21st, 2003, 21:45
Category: Macworld Expo

If you managed to ignore all of the bellyaching and whining about the size of Macworld CP 2003 in New York last week you probably found yourself some interesting little gems, I know that I did.

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Sony Ericsson T608 Coming Soon?

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Date: Sunday, July 20th, 2003, 23:57
Category: Mobile Phone

(But was it ever gone from that page under North America/US? –Emory)
T608 back on Coming Soon page at Sony Ericsson’s website.

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New Sony Clie PEG-UX50 Has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

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Date: Thursday, July 17th, 2003, 22:04
Category: PDA

Sony Clie PEG-UX50Sony Japan has taken the wraps of the new Clie, expected to be officially announced in San Francisco tomorrow. The Clie PEG-UX50 has a mini laptop like design with a swivel screen and built in keyboard. The device has a integrated in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless as well as a digital camera.
The Clie PEG UX50 runs Palm OS 5.2 and uses a new processor system developed by Sony called the Handheld engine. The Handheld engine combines a Sony manufactured ARM926 based processor, a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), and a CXD2230GA graphics accelerator.
The screen is a swivel design that can be rotated and used in both the flip up and tablet mode. It is a 480×320 pixel, 65k color screen. The display is used in a horizontal landscape mode. It has 32mb of RAM, with 16mb available for use. (Read more…)

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Apple Updates Shipping Dates

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Date: Thursday, July 17th, 2003, 10:15
Category: Hardware

Today Apple has appeared to update the shipping dates on a number of already ordered G5s, surprisingly, for a more positive note. Early September ship dates seemed to have moved back into late August.

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