iTunes/AppleMusic for Windows in Waiting

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Date: Friday, July 11th, 2003, 13:25
Category: Macworld Expo

Waiting for iTunes for Windows: Apple’s Cash Cow

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Is "One More Thing" Going to be Something?

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Date: Friday, July 11th, 2003, 09:13
Category: Macworld Expo, PowerBook 15-Inch

Apple newsletter hints of new product introduction by “Joz” during his feature presentation at Macworld Creative Pro next week in New York city.

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Boblbee Backpacks are Perfect for PowerBooks

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Date: Friday, July 11th, 2003, 07:01
Category: Luggage, PowerBook 15-Inch

High praise for the Boblbee Megalopolis. The latest in a series of articles about luggage for your laptop.

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Bluetooth 1.2.1 and the P800

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Date: Thursday, July 10th, 2003, 16:39
Category: Mobile Phone

Readers using the Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone should download Bluetooth 1.2.1 which was quietly released by Apple today (it is not in software update.)
I installed the BT 1.2.1 update and am now able to transfer MP3s from Mac OS 10.2.6 (PB17) to my P800 (R2D). Previously MP3 transfers from OS X to my P8 would fail.

What’s new in Bluetooth 1.2.1?
Bluetooth 1.2.1 provides enhanced stability and support for the following Symbian OS based mobile phones: Nokia 3650, Nokia 7650, and Sony Ericsson P800. Bluetooth 1.2.1 is recommended for use with iSync 1.1.

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NEC Announces Fold up LCDs

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Date: Thursday, July 10th, 2003, 08:32
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

An interesting article in CreativePro discusses recent advances in LCD technology from NEC. How long until fold-up LCD technology hits laptops?

NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display Launches its First Folding, Light-weight LCD
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America, Inc., the number one stand-alone vendor of flat panel desktop displays, today announced its first line of light-weight LCD monitors that fold up for easy portability. Attractively designed for home users and gamers on the go, the new monitors provide a protective black bezel acrylic screen with flexible silver cabinet and stand that adjusts to a variety of angles including flat against its base. Priced aggressively low to help drive LCD monitors further into mainstream consumer and gaming markets, the 15-inch NEC LCD1565 is $349 U.S. ESP and the 17-inch NEC LCD1765 is $549 U.S. ESP.

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OLED Displays Go Double-Sided

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Date: Thursday, July 10th, 2003, 08:39
Category: Any Laptop Computer, Peripheral

According to PhoneScoop

At the Flat Panel Display exposition in Tokyo this week, Japanese company ELDis is demonstrating the world’s first dual-emission organic light-emitting diode display (OLED) for a mobile phone. The screen can be viewed from both sides, eliminating the need for a separate external display on folder-style phones. OLED is seen as a potential replacement for current LCD technology, particularly in mobile devices. OLED displays are thinner, lighter, consume less power, and have faster response times than LCDs.

Further Reading:
CNET: Sony brightens prospects of OLED
Geek.com: Sony displays a 24-inch OLED prototype
Kodak Brands OLED Displays
Kodak EasyShare LS633 zoom digital camera, the world’s first product with a full-color, active-matrix (AM) OLED display.

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MWNY03: Snatching Hope from the Joz of Defeat

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Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2003, 22:10
Category: iPod, User Group

We can dream, right? Sure, there’s an excellent chance that next week’s Macworld keynote will be nothing other than a rehash of Apple’s blockbuster WWDC announcements. But Apple will have a big crowd assembled at the Javits Center Tuesday morning, so why not make a little big splash? The company has been known to make announcement at shows other than Macworld. Here’s what I’d like to see make the list.

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MWNY03: Macworld Expo on $5 Per Day

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Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2003, 09:03
Category: Macworld Expo

Are you heading to New York for next week’s Macworld Creative Pro?

  • Be sure to visit Session 162: What if Beethoven had a Mac? being hosted by PowerPage Managing Editor Peter Kirn with a guest appearance by Jason D. O’Grady on Friday July 18, 2003 from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM in room 1E21.
  • Download the Macworld CreativePro Program & Buyers Guide to your Palm or Pocket PC before the event.

  • MacCentral a story on new product intros expected at MWNY: (MWCP?)
  • A PowerPage source has indicated that the feature presentation by Greg ‘Joz’ Joswiak, Vice President of Hardware Product Marketing at Apple, may include a surprise announcement of the new Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch. It is unconfirmed and frankly, a long shot, but stranger things have happened. Joz is actively involved in PowerBooks and has given most of the quotes about the new ‘Books to the media, so it seems plausible.

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McDonald's Adding Wi-Fi Hot Spots This Summer

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Date: Wednesday, July 9th, 2003, 09:11
Category: Archive

The PowerPage received a memo outlining MacDonald’s plan to implement high-speed wireless Internet access at many McDonald’s restaurants in the San Francisco area effective today. The McDonald’s S.F. Bay Area “Hot Spots” pilot program is the first of three metropolitan high-speed wireless tests McDonald’s is launching this summer. No word yet on pricing.

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QuarkXPress 6: Too Little, Too Late

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Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2003, 22:04
Category: Software

The longest Mac OS 9 hold out, QuarkXPress, is finally ready for the big leagues of Unix with their announcement of version 6 on 10 June 2003. (Aside: for some background on the new pagination application check out the excellent review on CreativePro.com.)

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