Computerworld: Secrecy Eating At Apple

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 23:59
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According to a Computerworld editorial “The media and analyst indifference to Apple has diminished the company’s stature among IT managers. But Apple’s indifference to IT’s need for long-term planning information has hurt it even more,” writes Mark Hall.

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Apple's Cram and Jam Deal: $200 Off PowerBook and iPod

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 23:12
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Apple Computer has launched a new promo that offers college students a $200 rebate when they buy an Apple notebook computer along with an iPod (the original, not the iPod Mini). The “Cram and Jam” deal runs through Sept. 25 and excludes the low-end CD-ROM version of the iBook. It covers all other iBooks and PowerBooks. (CNET News.com).

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Turn Your iPod Into a Wireless Jukebox With Pocketster Pro

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 22:20
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Check out this tutorial on how to enable wireless music sharing and broadcasting on your iPod using a Pocket PC and Pocketster Pro.

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Aftermarket TiBook Battery Performance

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 22:30
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According to RT (and via MacInTouch):
The Newertech (battery) @ 4400mAh /65 Watt Hours has the best performance / price. I just got mine and am calibrating it for the first time. After a full charge the unit reported 3.5 hours run time on my TiPB with all systems going full. My original batteries were down to 30-60 minutes each. You should note that Newertech batteries should not be used with trickle chargers from Smartdisk and VST. It could fry the new battery, according to the company.

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Turn Your iPod Into a Wireless Jukebox With Pocketster Pro

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 22:15
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Check out this tutorial on how to enable wireless music sharing and broadcasting on your iPod using a Pocket PC and Pocketster Pro.

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July BMac Meeting to be Held During Macworld Expo

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 15:45
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BMac, the Boston Macintosh User Group, will be holding their July meeting today during Macworld Expo in Boston:
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
MIT Building E51
Room 345
Cambridge, MA
Bmac meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month. This event is sponsored by BMac, the Boston Macintosh Users Group, and is not affiliated with Macworld Conference & Expo or IDG, in any way.

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Alpine KCA-420i Connects to Your iPod

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 14:49
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Alpine KCA-420iAlpine Electronics has announced the KCA-420i, a US$100 in-vehicle interface adapter that connects your iPod into any compatible 2004 Alpine Ai-NET head unit.
The KCA-420i will be available in late September according to the manufacturer and is compatible with any iPod and iPod mini with dock connector and iPod Update 2004-04-28.
Anyone want to make me an offer on my Alpine CDA-7875? :)

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Where Did All My Hard Drive Space Go? OmniDiskSweeper and Disk Inventory X

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Date: Monday, July 12th, 2004, 07:02
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OmniDiskSweeper is a Mac OS X utility for quickly finding and deleting big, useless files and thus making space on your hard disks. OmniDiskSweeper makes this easy by highlighting the biggest files on your disks, and by noting which files are used by the system, so you don’t accidentally delete important files. OmniDiskSweeper is free, but will cost US$15 to enable its “neat-o, incredibly high-tech “delete” button.”
If you’ve ever wondered were all your disk space has gone, Disk Inventory X will help you to answer this question a little easier. Disk Inventory X is a free disk usage utility for Mac OS X that shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way called treemaps. Treemaps provide a quick and easy way to visually tell which files are clogging up you hard drive whereas, OmniDiskSweeper only displays the files in order of size. Both are extremely helpful but I recommend DiskInventoryX for its superior graphical map.

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