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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MatrixGL 2.0 Screensaver Worth the Price of Admission

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Date: Sunday, July 11th, 2004, 22:58
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The free version of MatrixGL 2.0 is an amazing screensaver for Mac OS X that scroll glyphs down your screen like they do in the namesake movie. MatrixGL features fully independent streams that render a more complex display and the ability to change the glyphs to be any color.
Registered features include:

  • Option to connect the current network speed to stream glyph speed; has the effect of speeding up the screensaver in times of high network activity.
  • Transparency, which displays the glyphs transparently over the desktop in real time.
  • Log file showing, which monitors a log file and displays its updates to the screen as streams.
  • Color cycling over time, with customizable time settings.
  • Reversed and upside-down mode.
  • Ability to change the background color, and link it to the glyph color. (used when color cycling is enabled) This includes changing the transparency value, when transparency mode is enabled.

I usually wouldn’t pay for a screensaver but the US$5 registration fee for MatrixGL 2.0 is well worth the price of admission.

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Mac Support Added for Free Internet Phone Service

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Date: Friday, July 9th, 2004, 17:37
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SIPphone.com announced Mac OS X support today for its free Internet phone service. Now Mac users can make and receive free calls to other Internet phones and any standard phone for pennies a minute. Read More…

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Review: Tom Bihn Brain Bag – Built for the Road

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Date: Friday, July 9th, 2004, 10:20
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Tom Bihn Brain Bag Laptop BackpackWhen it comes to PowerBook luggage I am partial to backpacks. Sure they may not seem as “cool” as shoulder bags or as hip as a messenger sack, but when you travel with your PowerBook as much as I do, you learn to appreciate the value of a pack on your back (like being able to use both hands, for example). Don’t get me wrong, there are several shoulder bags that I like and I usually use my messenger for short trips with a light payload, but today I am reviewing a laptop backpack from Tom Bihn, a company with a pedigree for quality. Read more…

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Lance Armstrong and his Tour de France iPod

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Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2004, 15:52
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At first sighting, they looked like the ear buds from and iPod. Some pre-race motivational music for the U.S. Postal Service rider? Read More…

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